Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy is a career diplomat. Dr. Fahmy has held numerous posts in government since 1974. Among other notable postings, he headed the Egyptian delegation to the Middle East Peace Process Steering Committee in 1993 and the Egyptian delegation to the Multilateral Working Group in Regional Security and Arms Control emanating from the Madrid Peace Conference in 1991. He has been a member of the Egyptian Mission to the United Nations in both Geneva and New York and served as an Ambassador of Egypt to the United States from 1999-2008. He is also the founding Dean of the School of Public Affairs at the American University in Cairo and has been foreign minister since July 2013.