Speaker Profile

H.E. Sameh Shoukry

Egyptian Ambassador to the United States

H.E. Sameh Shoukry has been Egypt’s Ambassador to the United States since September 2008.

Ambassador Shoukry previously served as Egypt's Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva (2005-2008) as well as Egypt's Ambassador to Austria and Permanent Representative to the International Organizations in Vienna (1999-2003). He also served as the Director of the cabinet of the Minister of Foreign Affairs (2004-2005) and as Secretary for Information and Follow-up to the President (1995-1999).

A career diplomat who joined the Egyptian Diplomatic Corps in 1976, Ambassador Shoukry has served in the Egyptian Embassies in London and Buenos Aires and the Permanent Mission of Egypt in New York. He also headed the department of the United States and Canada in the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1994-1995) and specializes in disarmament and non-proliferation issues.

Ambassador Shoukry holds a law degree from Ein Shams University. He is married with two sons.

Profile as of 6/11/2012