Dr. Sawsan El Messiri
Dr. El Messiri holds a BA in Sociology, an MA in Anthropology from the American University in Cairo (AUC), and a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from Hull University, England. Dr. El Messiri has more than 30 years of experience in consultancy as a senior social anthropologist. She provides technical assistance in the area of visual impairment, gender and development, and community development. Dr. El Messiri monitored and evaluated women in development projects, upgrading projects, credit programs, and community development programs, and comprehensive integrated eye service program for visually impaired children. Moreover, Dr. El Messiri Participated in several international missions for project formulation, impact evaluation, and research. Moreover, Dr. El Messiri participated in a number of international missions for project formulation, impact evaluation and research.
Dr. Ahmed Taher
Since 1991 Dr. Taher has been a marketing professor at several universities including the American University in Cairo, the University of Georgia in the United States of America and the University of Offenburg, Germany. He was awarded the Distinguished Teaching Award twice by the University of Georgia in 1995 and the American University in Cairo in 2006. Dr. Taher has supervised more than 30 PhD and Master’s dissertations and is also on many boards including the Export Development Bank, and the Boards of Trustees of charity organizations such as Hospital 57357, and Ahl Misr Foundation.
Dr. Mostafa El Cherbini
Dr. Moustapha El Cherbini received his Bachelor of Medicine from Cairo University in 1982, then the French Fellowship in Ophthalmology in 1990, and the Clinical Fellowship from Johns Hopkins University in 1993. He was appointed as an expert on Pediatric Ophthalmology at the National Center for Ophthalmology, where Dr. Cherbini held the position of Head of Ophthalmology Department at Magrabi Eye Hospital in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia from 1993 to 2000. He held the same position at the Magrabi Eye Hospital in Cairo from 2000 to 2004.
Ms. Dina A. Gamea
Ms. Gamea has over 12 years of experience in the finance industry mostly on the buy-side. She joined Paradise Capital (PC) in 2012 and is currently the company’s Investment Director in charge of overseeing current direct investments; studying potential business ideas and proposals; as well as managing the group’s legal and corporate affairs. Ms. Gamea holds a BSc. in Economics from Cairo University, and has attended a number of trainings and programs in Investment Promotion; Private Equity, Shariaa Compliance, and Asset Management. In 2015, Ms.Gamea was selected by the US State Department to take part in the prestigious Fortune – US State Department Global Women Mentorship Program where she was mentored by Deanna Mulligan, CEO and Chairman of Guardian Life Insurance – a Fortune 300, and a 150 years old company.
Mohammed is a sales manager at Google in the United States and previously worked as a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Company in Dubai. In addition, he worked as a software developer for several companies in the United States and Canada. Mr. Mohamed holds a Bachelor of Science in Systems Design Engineering from Waterloo University, Canada. He also received a Master’s degree in business administration from Harvard University, USA. Mohamed is also visually impaired. He was honored by the Egyptian President in December 2015 due to his achievements and being a role model.
Dr. Alaa- Eldin M. Adris Member
Alaa – Eldin M. Adris is an Egyptian – Canadian scientist committed to value creation and societal impact through the advancement of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI).
He holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, and a MA in Chemical Engineering from University of Salford, England. He obtained his BSc in chemical engineering from Cairo University.
Over his professional career which spanned for over three decades, he has been a point of connection between industry and academia and has been granted seven U.S. patents. Over the past decade, he exerted more effort in the area of research and technology management and technology policy, advising several governmental and non-government international entities.
Mr. Hamed Mabrouk
Hamed Mabrouk is an accomplished business advisor and insurance consultant in Egypt and across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). With more than 30 years of experience in highly regulated industries such as insurance and reinsurance brokerage, risk management, business and investment consultancy, and client excellence, Mr. Mabrouk is highly experienced in identifying, evaluating and mitigating risks.
As an industry pioneer, his track record is unmatched in the region, and he is known for leading transformational programs, business start-ups, and new market entries, as well as managing large teams across geographies and through fundamental business program changes.
On a regional level, Mr. Mabrouk was instrumental in introducing the concept of private medical insurance in the virgin markets of Sudan and Libya, as well as setting up diverse risk management initiatives in fields such as natural resources, power generation, hospitality and banking.
In addition to his work in the insurance industry, Mr. Mabrouk has founded several successful businesses in Egypt including the Egyptian Business Consulting Organization (EBCO, 1992), Prime Health (medical TPA, 2001), as well as many others.