I am an economist having a Ph.D from London School of Economics and political Sciences. Originally I graduated from the Faculty of Commerce in an Egyptian University, followed by a masters degree in economincs from the American University in Cairo. I started translation as a hobby and have done the first piece of translation in 1975 for free for some colleagues.
For political reasons I was denied a job in any Egyptian university after I got my Ph.D. After that I had to build up a career as a private consultant and as a translator. I have several published books that are listed in my CV.