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Deans'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.




Moustapha Sarhank, '85
President, International Business Associates Group


    Alaa Hashim '97
Chair of Transcendium Advisors

  Board Members  (by last name)


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


Ahmed Abdelwahab, PhD
Chair, FAW Industrial Group


       Nayera Amin '76, '81 
Non-Executive Board Member, Housing and Development Bank
   Mona El Baradei, PhD 
Executive Director, The Egyptian Banking Institute, Central Bank of Egypt
    Hala Bassiouni '86, '88 
Group Treasury, Director, Ezz Steel, Egypt
  Basil El-Baz 
Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Carbon Holdings, Egypt

Sofiane Ben Tounes 
President and CEO, Oscar Infrastructure Services, Egypt

  Ahmed Darwish, PhD 
Former Minister of State for Administrative Development
    Hisham Fahmy '74 
Chief Executive Officer, American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt Inc., USA.


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

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


Hisham El-Khazindar '96 
Co-Founder and Managing Director, Qalaa Holdings (Previously Citadel Capital)
    Rania Al-Mashat
Minister of Tourism 
  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


Tarek Tawfik
Board Member, Egyptian Federations of Industries President, AmCham


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



Mustafa Abdel-Wadood '91
Partner and Chair of the Executive Committee, The Abraaj Group

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

  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
      Omar El Hamamsy 
Director, McKinsey & Company, Middle East office; Managing Director, Egypt office 
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

  Richard Schmalensee, PhD
Dean, Emeritus and Howard W. Johnson Professor of Economics and Management, Emeritus, MIT Sloan School of Management, USA
  Dalia Wahba '90
Chair and Managing Partner, CID Consulting, France

George Yip
Professor of Marketing and Strategy and Associate Dean of Executive Programmes, Imperial College Business School, UK