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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 
Chair Emeritus, Sarhank Group for Investments


    Alaa Hashim, ’97
Chair of Transcendium Advisors
Independent Corporate Transformation Advisor

  Board Members  (by last name)

  Ahmed Abdel Wahab, PhD
Chair, FAW Industrial Group
Ahmed Darwish, PhD
Former Minister of State for Administrative Development
Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, Egypt
Chair, General Authority for Suez Canal Economic Zone
    Ayman Ismail
Partner, Chair and Chief Executive Officer, DMG - Mountain View, Egypt
Hala Bassiouni, ’86, ’88
Group Treasury, Director, Ezz Steel, Egypt
    Hassan Abdallah, '82, '94
Vice Chair and Managing Director, Arab African International Bank, 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, Egypt
  Ibrahim Ghattas 
President and CEO, SMG Engineering Automotive Company, Egypt
    Khaled Ismail, PhD 
Chair, KIangel, Egypt


Mona El Baradei, PhD 
Executive Director, The Egyptian Banking Institute, Central Bank of Egypt

Nayera Amin, '76, '81 
Former, CEO and Managing Director, Piraeus Bank - Egypt

Neveen El Tahri 
Chair, Delta Shield for Investment, Egypt
  Rania AlMashat, ’95, PhD 

SubGovernor for Monetary Policy, The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE)


Shahira Zeid, '82 
Chair, MZ Investments and Vice Chairman, Maridive Group, Egypt
    Sofiane Ben Tounes 
President and CEO, Oscar Infrastructure Services, Egypt
Tarek Tawfik 
Managing Director, Cairo Poultry Group, Egypt
  Abdalla El Nockrashy ’85 
Country Head and Chief Executive Officer, Majid Al Futtaim Properties Llc., Egypt

Nevine Loutfy ’74 
Acting Chair, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, Egypt (ADIB)


Basil El-Baz 
Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Carbon Holdings, Egypt

  Sherine Hassan Abbas Helmy, PhD 
Chief Executive Officer, Pharco Corporation, Egypt

  Abroad Members  (by last name)

  H.E. Dr Ali Qassim Al Lawati
Advisor for Studies and Research

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

Dennis Hanno, PhD
President, Wheaton College, United States


Professor Dipak C. Jain, PhD
Director of Sasin Graduate Institute, Bangkok
Director, Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration,
Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
INSEAD Chaired Professor of Marketing, France; 
Former Dean, INSEAD, France; 
Former Dean and Professor of Marketing, Kellogg School of
Management, Northwestern University, United States


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

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

Ms. Hala Fadel

Chair, MIT Enterprise Forum of the Pan-Arab region 


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

Karim Abadir, '85, '91, PhD
Professor of Financial Econometrics, Imperial College
    Mary C. Gentile
Mary C. Gentile, PhD, 
Creator/Director, Giving Voice To Values
Professor of Practice
University of Virginia-Darden School of Business
    Milenko Gudić
Founding Director, Refoment Consulting&Coaching, Belgrade
PRME Anti-poverty Working Group Coordinator
Managing Director of CEEMAN’s IMTA - International Management Teachers Academy
    Mohamed Samir’89
President, India, Middle East and Africa, P&G
  Mustafa Abdel-Wadood, ’91
Partner and Chair of the Executive Committee, The Abraaj Group

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

  Professor Omar El Sawy, ’74, PhD 
Professor of Information and Operations Management, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California (USC)
Ossama Hassanein, PhD 
Chairman, Rising Tide Fund

Professor Richard Schmalensee, PhD
Dean, Emeritus and Howard W. Johnson Professor of Economics and Management, Emeritus, MIT Sloan School of Management

  Professor Safwan Masri
Executive Vice President for Global Centers and Global Development, Columbia University
Former Vice Dean and Director of the MBA Program, Graduate School of Business, Columbia University, United States
  ProfessorSoumitra Dutta, PhD
Anne and Elmer Lindseth Dean and Professor of Management, Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University, USA
Former Roland Berger Chaired Professor of Business and Technology, INSEAD, France
Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University
Professor Youssef Bissada, PhD 
Emeritus Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise, INSEAD, France
Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship, The American University in Cairo, Egypt
Bissada Management Simulation
  Florence Eid-Oakden, PhD
CEO and Chief Economist, Arabia Monitor