Ambassador Ramzy Ezzeldin Ramzy
Ambassador Ramzy Ezzeldin Ramzy’s diplomatic career spans over 43 years in which he served in the United Nations, the League of Arab States and the Egyptian diplomatic service. His main areas of expertise lie in conflict resolution, mediation, international security, disarmament and non-proliferation. His latest assignment was as United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Special Envoy for Syria from September 2014 to March 2019.
Prior to this, Ambassador Ramzy served in the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for 38 years which culminated in the position of Senior Under-Secretary. He also served as Assistant Minister for International Economic Affairs; Deputy Assistant Minister for Disarmament and International Security; and Director for United Nations Affairs. Ambassador Ramzy served as ambassador to Germany, Austria and Brazil and as non-resident ambassador to Slovakia, Suriname and Guyana. He was the Egyptian Permanent Representative to UN and other international organizations in Vienna, where he also served as Governor of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board. He was also Deputy Chief of Mission at the Egyptian embassy in Washington D.C., Political Counselor in Moscow and Second Secretary at the Permanent Mission to the UN in New York.
Ambassador Ramzy also served as the League of Arab States permanent observer to the UN and other international organizations in Vienna. He served as head or member of Egyptian delegations in numerous international conferences and meetings such as the General Conferences of IAEA, UNIDO, CTBTO, UNCTAD and the OSCE, as well as the UN General Assembly, Summits and Ministerial Meetings of the Arab League, the African Union (AU), the Islamic Conference (OIC) and OPEC.
Ambassador Ramzy served on the Board of the School of Economics and Political Science of Cairo University. He has contributed op-ed articles to the leading Arabic language newspaper AlSharq Al Awsat, leading Egyptian newspapers (Al-Masry Al-Youm and Al-Shorouk) as well as the Financial Times. He was a speaker at the Manama Dialogues, Sir Bani Yas, Munich Security Conference Strategy Forum, The Valdai Discussion Club, Middle East Institute, and the Beirut Institute Summit, among other conferences and international events. Ambassador Ramzy holds a B.A. in Economics from the American University in Cairo and an M.Sc. in International Economics from Surrey University in the U.K.
Ambassador Ramzy was born February 4, 1954.