Egyptian Economist Minouche Shafik has been permanently assigned as a member of the British House of Lords on Sunday after the Queen of Great Britain granted her membership.\r\n\r\nMinouche will be made a Life Peer in the House of Lords, according to the British government's announcement. Shafik has been nominated to sit in the Lords as a <a href="https:\/\/en.wikipedia.org\/wiki\/Crossbencher">Crossbencher<\/a> with no prior political affiliations.\r\n\r\nThis grants her the ability to directly and independently vote on legislation, and interrogate government policy.\u00a0Like the other women members of the House of Lords, Shafik will be granted the title of \u201cBaroness\u201d and her children will be granted honorific titles.\r\n\r\nAccording to the London School of Economics website, Shafik commented on the appointment saying: \u201cIt is a huge honor and I hope to use this opportunity to serve to the best of my ability. I especially look forward to highlighting how the social sciences and humanities have a vital role in tackling the enormous challenges facing the UK and wider world \u2013 from managing the impact of pandemics and combating climate change, to supporting economic recovery and well-being.\u201d\r\n\r\nBorn to <a href="https:\/\/see.news\/minouche-shafik-speaks-in-nadia-younes-lecture-at-auc\/">Nemat<\/a> Talaat Shafik, Minouche is the daughter of Talaat Shafik Hantour Professor of Pesticide Chemistry at the Faculty of Agriculture, Alexandria University \u2013 who worked for years with the US Food and Drug Administration and the US Environmental Protection Authority \u2013 and teacher Maysaa Hamza.\r\n\r\nShafik now leads the London School of Economics.\r\n\r\nThe Egyptian economist was previously the CEO of both the Bank of England and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). She previously held a stint as Permanent Secretary of the UK Department for International Development and the Deputy Managing Director of the IMF. She also served as the youngest deputy director of the World Bank.\r\n\r\nOn the other hand, Minister of Immigration and Egyptian Expatriate Affairs Nabila Makram on Tuesday congratulated her on gaining permanent membership on the British House of Lords, a great achievement in the name of Egyptians worldwide.\r\n\r\nAfter calling Shafik on her phone, Makram said in a statement that she has set a new record for Egyptian women abroad and added to the successes of Egyptians around the world.\r\n\r\nMakram also expressed pride in Shafik\u2019s achievements over the past few years which have earned her a place in the House of Lords.