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  • Ahmed Abdel-Meguid

    Assistant Professor of Accounting

    The American University in Cairo

    Dr. Ahmed Abdel-Meguid is an assistant professor of accounting at the School of

    Business, the American University in Cairo (AUC). He has previously taught at Syracuse

    University (NY, USA), the German University in Cairo (GUC), and Ain Shams

    University. He also has extensive experience in teaching training courses for professional

    certifications such the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and the Chartered Financial

    Analyst (CFA). He also worked as a consultant to the Egyptian Tax Authority. Dr. Abdel-

    Meguid acts as the liaison between the School of Business at the AUC and the Secretariat

    of the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) - an initiative based on

    the UN Global Compact. He is also the founding faculty advisor for the Corporate

    Governance Club (CGC) at the AUC. His research interests include audit quality and

    corporate governance. He has papers published and forthcoming in the Review of

    Accounting and Finance, Journal of Management and Governance, International Journal

    of Accounting and Information Management, Corporate Governance: The International

    Journal of Business in Society. Dr. Abdel-Meguid holds a Masters of Science in

    Accounting and a Ph.D. in Business Administration (accounting) from Syracuse

    University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) non-practicing certificate

    holder in the USA.

  • Ahmed El Daly

    Founder & CEO Dale Carnegie Training Egypt

    Ahmed El Daly is a serial entrepreneur who founded more than 10 different companies

    since his graduation from the Faculty of Commerce in 1987 – the most known and most

    successful of which are Berlitz Egypt Founded in 1997 and specializing in language

    training and Dale Carnegie Training Egypt founded in 2002, representing the 100 years‟

    old training and development company.

    He has been active in many organizations that support youth and entrepreneurship. He is

    Chairman and co-founder of the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Committee at AmCham,

    board member at the “Egyptian Franchise Development Association (EFDA)”, member

    of the Advisory Council of “Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE Egypt)”, member of the

    “Franchisees Advisory Council” of Berlitz International and the “Millennium Group” of

    Dale Carnegie International (a network of the largest Dale Carnegie operations


  • Ahmed Nawara,

    Vice Chairman, Al Manar Group

    My name is Ahmed Abdel Alim Nawara. Born in 1975 in Cairo.I graduated from AUC

    class of 97 major Business Administration and minor Economics. After graduation, I

    worked with my father in our family business ( Al Manar Import and Export).Since 1975,

    Al Manar has been agent and distributor of several multinational European manufacturer

    specialized in auto spare parts.For 3 years I moved from one department to another till I

    gained some experience in corporate life.In 2000, I expanded my father‟s business by

    signing a contract with an American multinational companies called Honeywell that

    owns a French brand of braking systems “Bendix”. The contract mainly allows me to

    blend and bottle brake fluid for cars in Egypt under license from Honeywell and under

    Bendix brand.We started the factory, Al Manar for manufacturing car fluids and spare

    parts (AMCF), early 2002 and now AMCF is one of the market leaders in the brake fluid

    market in Egypt. Other than brake fluid, AMCF now blends and bottles many car fluids such as

    Coolants, Automatic Transmission Fluids, Hydraulic oils, Battery waters, Grease…etc.Now Al

    Manar Group consists of several companies working in the automotive sector and I am the vice

    chairman of the group.I am member in Egyptian Junior Businessmen Association (EJB).I attended

    some executive courses such as “Kellogg-AUC Executive Development Program” and “Supply

    Chain Excellence for Marketing Success” in AUC also.

  • Ahmed Ragab, Counselor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Former Executive Director

    of the UNDP Center for Transparency, IFC Corporate Governance Certified

    Consultant and Trainer

    Over the past years, Mr. Ragab initiated and coordinated the full strategy of the UNDP

    Center for Transparency & Investor Relations. He turned it into a consulting body that

    provides assessment and business strategic poliy frameworks for the Companies.

    Mr.Ragab received his MBA in strategy, international business and marketing from

    City Univerity of New York , his MPA in Public Economic Policies from York

    Univerity in the UK, and his BA from the American University in Cairo, AUC. He is

    currently an instructor of Business Communication and Economics for certificate and

    diploma students at the the American University in Cairo, AUC. Mr. Ragab is fluent in

    five languages. He visited more than 40 countries and has published numerous articles.

    Prior to his current function. Mr.Ragab served at the Permanent Mission of Egypt as a

    delegate to the UN . His work covered a wide array of fields , such as Security Council

    issues (the Middle East Conflict – Kosovo – Iraq and Afghanistan), reform of the

    General Assembly , as well as negotiated the outcome of the economic and social

    council and the second committee for four consecutive GA sessions. He also

    participated in the preparatory process for the World Summit on Sutainable

    Development (WSSD) and led the G77 in negiotations on natural resources. As a

    member of the negotiating group Mr. Ragab developed the strategy for negotiations for

    the final outcome. Mr.Ragab also worked at the United Development Program (UNDP)

    Headquarters in New York. He was a part of the core team that drafted two Human

    Development Reports , on information and democracy in the Middle East.

  • Aida Sammour

    Ex-President of the 2009 & 2010 SIFE World cup winning team

    French University in Egypt (FUE)

    A graduate of the French University in Egypt ( UFE), faculty of Management

    and Information Systems, within the top five ,class of 2010.President of the SIFE

    UFE team ( 2010), World Cup Champions for two years in a row, 2009 and

    2010.Currently working as Quality Manager at Misr Plastics for Packing Industry.

    Being a SIFE UFE Alumni, I am always dedicated to my team and serve as

    Business Advisor .

  • Ambreen Waheed

    Founding Executive Director of Responsible

    Business Initiative (RBI), Pakistan

    Globally recognized for pioneering work in CSR & Responsible Entrepreneurship.

    Represent on governance bodies of GRI, APRSCP, UNGC, CSR expert committees

    UNCTAD-ISAR ,AccountabilitySES, of ICAP and SECP. Co-founded AsiaPacific CSR

    Centergrp, SAFoRB & GRLI. Taught at ESSEC France, Michigan and Wharton USA.

    Authored Pakistan‟s first CSR status review (2005) and “Responsible Business Guide: A

    toolkit for winning companies (2010) ” contributed to international publications and


  • Anna Pehar

    Director, Calix Consulting

    Anna Pehar is an independent international management consultant in the area of Executive Development. With her extensive experience in both the corporate and the academic world, she

    acts as an advisor to both Business Schools and Universities as well as to Corporates and NGO‟s.

    Her areas of expertise include post-graduate and executive education, program development and project management, organizational effectiveness, business development and consultative selling,

    account management and effective communication. Her approach is personal and practical; when

    assisting her clients in developing a business strategy, value proposition or developmental program, she focuses on the implementation, the „how to do it‟. Her starting point is always the

    uniqueness of the person or organization she is working with; finding the strength that is already

    there and develop it further. Anna‟s corporate background is commercial, but always in the

    professional services sector with broad experience in sales and consultancy, including HR Consultancy and training and development. From there she moved into academia and was the

    director of Executive Education at the Rotterdam School of Management/Erasmus University in

    the Netherlands for 10 years. In that position she was among other responsible for the management of the unit and the growth and internationalization of the Custom Programs

    portfolio, moving RSM high in the rankings as a credible partner in executive program

    development. Her personal client portfolio included United Nations, BankSeta, Kone, Denso, GoodyearDunlop, AstraZeneca, Tesa, Leadership for Conservation Africa (LCA) and many

    others. After leaving RSM she worked at EFMD (European Foundation for Management

    Development) in Brussels in the role of director of Business School Services, where she was

    responsible for the activities for the business school members. This included the organizatio


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