Youssef El Khalil is the current Minister of Finance in the cabinet of Prime Minister Najib Mikati formed on September 10, 2021. Dr. El Khalil joined the Lebanese Central Bank as an Economist in 1982. His most recent appointment was as Executive Director of the Bank’s Financial Operations Department. He joined AUB as a part-time Lecturer in Economics in 1989. His main emphasis has been on Development Studies, the Economics of growth, Managerial Economics and Economic History. In parallel to his professional and academic career, Youssef El Khalil is the co-founder and president of the Association for the Development of Rural Capacities (ADR) and he heads also a number of non-governmental organizations in Lebanon and abroad, including the Euro-Arab Association for Development and Integration (READI) and the president of Teach for Lebanon (TFL).