Ambassador Abulkheir will share with the audience his diplomatic journey, from being the son of a diplomat growing up in different countries, until he himself joined the Foreign Service and became an Ambassador. He will share the many valuable lessons learnt from the cultural challenges he had to face, and the need to hone one’s skills in adaptation and flexibility.
Ambassador Mohamed Ahmed Fathi Abulkheir
Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the Republic of Singapore
Mr Mohamed Ahmed Fathi Abulkheir was appointed as the Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the Republic of Singapore in October 2016. Prior to his current appointment, Mr Abulkheir was the Deputy Assistant Foreign Minister for International Specialised Agencies at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Cairo from 2015 to 2016. A career diplomat, Mr Abulkheir joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1989 as a Diplomatic Attaché. In terms of overseas assignment, he served in Rabat, Washington DC, Geneva and Tunis. His last post was at the Egyptian Embassy in Morocco, holding the position of Deputy Chief of Mission from 2011 to 2014. He had also held several appointments at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including as Deputy Assistant Foreign Minister for Arab Mashreq Affairs from 2014 to 2015. Majoring in economics, Mr Abulkheir graduated from the Cairo University in 1988. He speaks Arabic, French and English.... Read More
One of the great joys of being here at SMU is that each Semester we get a golden opportunity to meet and engage with individuals who represent their different nations in our beloved Republic. I refer to our very special CONVERSATIONS WITH AMBASSADORS. These *Conversations* help us get to know different countries better- their people, economies, customs, traditions, history, politics. We also, frequently, get the *inside-story* of important events when the Ambassadors/High Commissioners field questions! These are sessions not to be missed.
And, remember, we do provide Lunch to all who register for the CONVERSATIONS. Come and see these wonderful men and women in a completely different light.