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Dean's Strategic Advisory Board

Established in 2010, the Dean’s Strategic Advisory Board's (SAB) role is to foster the school’s development, facilitate networking, identify strategic opportunities and cultivate links with other institutions around the world.

SAB acts as a counseling body that works to maintain and promote levels of academic excellence, quality and prestige at the School of Business. The board includes 43 members with recognized knowledge, leadership and professional experience in both academia and the corporate world. Board members provide advice on strategic objectives and the development of new initiatives. They play an important role in realizing the mission and vision of the School of Business. Members are also invited to lecture in the classroom, collaborate with faculty members on research projects, attend MBA debates with graduate students and provide guidance on curriculum development.



  Ahmed Abdelwahab, PhD
Chair, Faw Industrial Group


    Dalia Wahba '90
Chair and Managing Partner, CID Consulting, France

  Board Members  (by last name)


Hassan Abdalla '82, '94
Former Vice Chair and Managing Director, Arab African International Bank, Egypt

    Rania Al-Mashat
Minister of Tourism

Nayera Amin '76, '81 
Non-Executive Board Member, Housing and Development Bank
    Hala Bassiouni '86, '88 
Group Treasury, Director, Ezz Steel, Egypt
    Sofiane Ben Tounes 
President and CEO, Oscar Infrastructure Services, Egypt
    Ahmed Darwish, PhD 
Former Minister of State for Administrative Development

Mona El Baradei, PhD 
Executive Director, The Egyptian Banking Institute, Central Bank of Egypt
      Hashem El Dandarawy 
Chairman, Team 4 Security

Abdalla El Nockrashy '85 
Country Head and Chief Executive Officer, Majid Al Futtaim Properties Llc., Egypt

Neveen El Tahri 
Chair, Delta Shield for Investment, Egypt

  Basil El-Baz 
Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Carbon Holdings, Egypt
  Hisham El-Khazindar '96 
Co-Founder and Managing Director, Qalaa Holdings (Previously Citadel Capital)
    Hisham Fahmy '74 
Chief Executive Officer, American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt Inc., USA.

Ibrahim Ghattas 
President and CEO, SMG Engineering Automotive Company, Egypt

Alaa Hashim '97
Chair of Transcendium Advisors

Sherine Hassan Abbas Helmy, PhD 
Chief Executive Officer, Pharco Corporation, Egypt
  Ayman Ismail
Partner, Chair and CEO, DMG - Mountain View, Egypt

Khaled Ismail, PhD

Chair, KIangel Egypt

  Moustapha Sarhank, '85
President, International Business Associates Group


Tarek Tawfik
Board Member, Egyptian Federations of Industries


Shahira Zeid '82
Chair, MZ Investments and Vice Chairman, Maridive Group, Egypt


  Abroad Members  (by last name)

  Karim Abadir '85, '91, PhD
Distinguished Visiting Professor, AUC School of Business

G. "Anand" Anandalingam
Ralph J. Tyser Professor of Management Science, University of Maryland, USA


Youssef Bissada, PhD
Emiritus Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise, INSEAD, France


Soumitra Dutta, PhD
Anne and Elmer Lindseth Dean and Professor of Management, Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University, USA


Florence Eid-Oakden, PhD
CEO and Chief Economist, Arabia Monitor

      Thami Ghorfi
President, ESCA Ecole de Management
  Omar El Hamamsy 
Director, McKinsey & Company, Middle East office; Managing Director, Egypt office
  Omar El Sawy '74 
Professor of Information and Operations Management, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California (USC)

Hala Fadel
European Equity Fund Manager, Congest, Lebanon/UK Partner, Leap Ventures

Mary C. Gentile, PhD
Creator/Director, Giving Voice To Values
  Milenko Gudić
Founding Director, Refoment Consulting and Coaching, Belgrade and Former Director, International Management Teachers Academy, CEEMAN

Dennis Hanno, PhD
President, Wheaton College, USA
    Ossama Hassanein
Chairman, Rising Tide Fund

Gabriel Hawawini, PhD
The Henry Grunfeld Chaired Professor of Investment Banking


Dipak C. Jain, PhD 
Director, Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration, Thailand

  Safwan Masri
Executive Vice President for Global Centers and Global Development, Columbia University, USA

Josephine Mbithi 
Head of Human Resources, Sub Saharan Africa and Western Europe International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group

  H.E. Ali Qassim 
Advisor for Studies and Research, Diwan of Royal Court, The Palace, Muscat, Oman

Mohamed Samir '89 
President, India, Middle East and Africa, P&G
  George Yip
Professor of Marketing and Strategy and Associate Dean of Executive Programmes, Imperial College Business School, UK