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Deans's Strategic Advisory Board

To download the Dean's Strategic Advisory Board brochure 2013, click here.
To download the Dean's Strategic Advisory Board brochure 2011, click here.




Moustapha Sarhank, ’85
President, International Business Associates Group 
Chairman Emeritus, Sarhank Group for Investments, Egypt


    Alaa Hashim, ’97
Independent Corporate Transformation Adviser, Egypt

  Board Members
  (by last name)

Karim Abadir, '85, '91
Professor of Financial Econometrics
Imperial College, United Kingdom
    Hassan Abdallah, '82, '94
Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Arab African International Bank, Egypt
  Mustafa Abdel-Wadood, ’91
Partner and Chair of the Executive Committee,
The Abraaj Group, United Arab Emirates
  Ahmed Abdel Wahab, PhD
Chairman, FAW Industrial Group, Egypt 

Hassan Abdou
Founding Partner, MACAT International Ltd., United Kingdom



  Ali Al Lawati’, '85, PhD
Adviser for Studies and Research, Diwan of Royal Court, Oman

  Rania AlMashat, ’95 

SubGovernor for Monetary Policy

Central Bank of Egypt

Nayera Amin, '76, '81
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Piraeus Bank, Egypt
    Karim Awad, '98
Group Chief Executive Officer, EFG-Hermes Holding S.A.E
Richard Barker
Professor of Accounting
Said Business School, Oxford University, United Kingdom
Hala Bassiouni, ’86, ’88
Managing Director, Egyptian Housing Finance Company, Egypt
    Sofiane Ben Tounes
President and CEO, North East Africa, General Electric, Egypt
Youssef Bissada, PhD 
Emeritus Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise, INSEAD, France
Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship, AUC
Ahmed Darwish, PhD 
Former Minister of Administrative Development, Egypt
  Soumitra Dutta, PhD
Anne and Elmer Lindseth Dean and Professor of Management, Samuel Curtis, Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University, United States
Roland Berger chaired professor of business and technology, INSEAD, France

Ahmed El Alfi
Founder and Chairman, Sawari Ventures, Egypt


  Mona El Baradei, PhD
Executive Director, The Egyptian Banking Institute, Central Bank of Egypt
  Omar El Hamamsy
Director, McKinsey & Company, Middle East office; Managing Director, Egypt office
Hisham El-Khazindar, ’96 
Co-Founder and Managing Director
, Qalaa Holdings
  Omar El Sawy, ’74, PhD 
Professor of Information and Operations Management
Marshal School of Business, University of Southern California, United States

Neveen El Tahri
Chairperson, Delta Shield for Investment, Egypt​

Hala Fadel 

Chair, MIT Enterprise Forum of the Pan-Arab Region

European Equity Fund Manager, Comgest, Egypt

Hisham Fahmy, ’74 
Chief Executive Officer, The American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt
Ali Faramawy
Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Corporation
President, Microsoft Middle East and Africa, Turkey
    Mary C. Gentile
PhD, Creator and Director, Giving Voice To Values and Senior Research Scholar, Babson College
  Ibrahim Ghattas
President and CEO, SMG Engineering Automotive Company, Egypt  
    Milenko Gudić
Director of CEEMAN’s IMTA – International Teachers Academy
    Dennis Hanno
PhD, President, Wheaton College
Ossama Hassanein, PhD 
Chairman, Rising Tide Fund, Silicon Valley, United States

Gabriel Hawawini, PhD
The Henry Grunfeld Chaired Professor of Investment Banking
and Former Dean of INSEAD, France and Singapore

    Ayman Ismail 
Partner, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, DMG - Mountain View, Egypt
    Khaled Ismail, PhD
Director, Center for Entrepreneurship; Willard W. Brown Chair of International Business Leadership, School of Business, AUC
  Dipak C. Jain, PhD 
Director, Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Former Dean of INSEAD, France 
Former Dean and Professor of Marketing, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, United States

Edward Marks
Managing Director, Barclays Bank Egypt
Safwan Masri, PhD
Executive Vice President for Global Centers and Global Development, Columbia University

    Josephine Mbithi
Head, Human Resources, Sub Saharan Africa and Western Europe, International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group     
    Suresh Narayanan
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Nestlé Egypt & Head of North East African Region
    Mohamed Samir’89
President, India, Middle East and Africa, P&G

Richard Schmalensee, PhD
Dean Emeritus and Howard W. Johnson Professor of Economics and Management Emeritus, MIT Sloan School of Management, United States
    Christopher M. Schroeder
Internet Executive, Investor and Author, USA
Alex Shalaby 
Chairman, The Egyptian Company for Mobile Services, Mobinil, Egypt
Tarek Tawfik
Managing Director, Cairo Poultry Group, Egypt

Dalia Wahba’90
Chairperson &Managing Partner, CID Consulting
Mona Yassine, ’71 
Executive Vice President, Wholesale Banking Head and Deputy Country Head, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, Iraq; Vice Chair, Egyptian Association for the Protection of Competition; Former Chair, Egyptian Competition Authority, Egypt
George Yip
Professor of Management and Co-director, Centre on China Innovation, China, Europe, International Business School, Shanghai
Visiting Professor, Imperial College Business School
Emeritus Dean, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, The Netherlands
    Shahira Zeid, '82
Chairman, MZ Investments and Vice Chairman, Maridive Group