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Moataz Mohamed Zaki Darwish

  • Position: Associate Professor of Practice
  • Department: Department of Management
  • Email: [email protected]
Brief Biography

Moataz Darwish is an Associate Professor of Practice at The American University in Cairo's (AUC) School of Business and a former senior Shell executive. Darwish combines 25 years of his career in energy management with his academic and executive training experience, enabled by his academic credentials and practical experience. Darwish is currently a PhD candidate from Bradford University in the UK, where he was granted a part-scholarship for his research in the area of strategy and entrepreneurship, analyzing the mental and business models of Big Tech and Big Oil firms. He is also a holder of an MBA and eligible for a Master in Research. In recent years he participated in various executive programs from Insead, Oxford, and other prominent business schools. Darwish has been an executive education instructor for the past 15 years at the AUC School of Business and the Edinburgh Business School MBA Program. He is dedicated to strategy, entrepreneurship, leadership excellence, training, and research. He is also an active member of the AUC Angel Investors Network and the Co-Chair of the AmCham Egypt oil and gas committee. 

Prior to joining the AUC, Darwish spent 16 years with Shell Plc. in various senior roles, the last of which he acted in the capacity of Deputy Country Chair for Shell Companies in Egypt. Preceding that, he was the Commercial Manager for the UK Southern North Sea in NAM, a Shell/ExxonMobil Joint Venture based in the Netherlands. Prior to that, he was the country commercial director and executive team member, and the board director for the NATGAS and Nubariya Companies. Darwish has more than 25 years of corporate experience in commercial negotiations, strategy and business development, and corporate affairs.

Research Interest
  • Corporate and Business Strategy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Behavioral Strategy
  • Futures Insights and Scenario Planning
  • PhD Candidate, Bradford School of Management
  • MBA, Edinburgh Business School
  • BA in Economics, The American University in Cairo