Ziad Ahmed Bahaa El-Din served as chairman of the Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority in 2008.
He also served as a non-executive member of the board of directors of both the Central Bank of Egypt and the National Bank of Egypt, and as chairman of the Upper Egypt Investment Company.
Bahaa El-Din was a member of Egypt's last parliament, dissolved by military decree in mid-2012.
As a founding member of the Egyptian Social Democratic Party, he ran on the Egyptian Bloc list in Assiut, the Upper Egyptian governorate from which his family hails.
He also served as chairman of the Egyptian General Authority for Investment and Free Zones from 2004 to 2007.
From 1997 to 2000, Bahaa El-Din was a senior legal advisor to Egypt's economy ministry.
He was also a lecturer at Cairo University's law faculty from 1998 to 2004.
Bahaa El-Din received his BA in economics from the American University in Cairo in 1987 and a BA in law from Cairo University in 1986.
He earned his Ph.D. in financial law from the London School of Economics in 1996, and his Master's Degree in international business law from King's College London.