Dr. Ismail Serageldin
Emeritus Librarian, Library of Alexandria
Ismail Serageldin is the Emeritus Librarian of Alexandria, and was the Founding Director of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the New Library of Alexandria (2001-2017) in Egypt. Before that he was the Vice-President for Sustainable Development and Special Programs at the World Bank (1993-2000), and Chairman of the CGIAR, CGAP, and GWP. He graduated from Cairo University and holds a PhD from Harvard University. He has lectured widely, published more than 100 books and 500 articles, and has received many honors and awards and 40 honorary doctorates from all over the world. He currently serves on many advisory boards and committees for academic, research, scientific and international institutions and civil society efforts.