Search icon

Dr Ismail Serageldin

Dr Serageldin, an Egyptian National, is Director of the Library of Alexandria and also chairs its affiliated research institutes and museums. He was educated in Egypt (BSc) and Harvard (Masters and PhD), and has held many international positions including Vice-President of the World Bank (1992-2000). He has published widely and has received many honours, including the Legion d'Honneur (France) and the Order of the Rising Sun (Japan). He has been awarded 33 Honorary Doctorates.


You are using an outdated browser which we do not support. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience and security.

If you have any further questions regarding this, or any other matter, please get in touch with us at We aim to respond to all queries within two working days. However, due to the high volume of correspondence that we receive, it may occasionally take a little longer. Please do bear with us if this is the case. Alternatively, if your query is urgent, you can contact our Supporter Engagement Team on +44 (0)1483 521 953 (lines open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm).