Amre Moussa

Secretary General, Arab League (2001-2011) and NGIC Board Member

Amre Moussa is an Egyptian politician and diplomat who was the Secretary-General of the Arab League, a 22-member forum representing Arab states, 2001-2011. In a long diplomatic career beginning in the 1950s, Moussa served as Egypt's ambassador to several countries, as well as the UN. He eventually rose to the position of Minister of Foreign Affairs in 1991, a title he held until his appointment to the the Arab League. Since stepping down, Moussa had dedicated himself to Egyptian domestic affairs, becoming an outspoken and popular public figure. In 2013, he was elected President of the committee of 50 that will amend the Egyptian constitution. Moussa's tenure at the Arab League was defined by the pursuit of peaceful dialogue, notably a 2009 memorandum of understanding signed with the Holy See. He is also recognised as having reinvigorated the organisation's bureaucracy.