Our Leadership Team

Current Board and Leadership Council


Sherif Wahby
Chairman, RISE Egypt
Founder & CEO, Capital Executive Solutions

Omar Fateen
Founder & CEO, IBT Global


Mona Mowafi
Founder & President , RISE Egypt
Visiting Scientist, Harvard University

Hisham El-Khazindar
Co-founder & Managing Director, Qalaa Holdings 

Shehab El-Nawawi
CEO, Giza Systems 


Hania Sholkamy
Associate Research Professor, Social Research Center, AUC 


Moustapha Sarhank
Chairman Emeritus, Sarhank Group for Investment 

Amr Abdallah
Former CEO for Telecom, Raya Holding

Founding Board of Directors

Mona Mowafi   Co-founder & President, RISE Egypt

Mona Mowafi
Founder & President
RISE Egypt

Wael Fakharany  Co-founder & Board Chair, RISE Egypt / Agency Leader MENA Region, Google

Wael Fakharany
Co-founder, RISE Egypt;
MENA Business Leader, Google X

Michael Megalli  Senior Director Brand Strategy, Microsoft

Michael Megalli
Founder & CEO, Indie.Biz; Founding Co-Director, RISE Fellowship Program


Sherif Wahby
Capital Executive Solutions

Azza Fahmy  Chairwoman & Chief Designer, Azza Fahmy Jewelry

Azza Fahmy
Chairwoman & Chief Designer
Azza Fahmy Jewelry

Sherine Mishriki   Executive Management Consultant

Sherine Mishriki
Executive Management Consultant

Sherif Kamel   Dean, American University in Cairo (AUC) Business School

Sherif Kamel
Former Dean,
AUC Business School

Tarek Mansour  Senior Partner, PriceWaterhouse Coopers Egypt

Tarek Mansour
Senior Partner
PriceWaterhouse Coopers Egypt

Shereen Allam

Shereen Allam

Amr Helmy  Chairman, Amr Helmy Designs

Amr Helmy
Amr Helmy Designs

Ayman Ismail  Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship, AUC Business School

Ayman Ismail
Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship AUC Business School

Ihab Isamail  Managing Partner, Enovio Consulting

Ihab Ismail
 Managing Partner
Enovio Consulting


A special thanks to

The legal team at Akin Gump have provided superb legal services to RISE Egypt as a pro-bono client. The team at Akin has not only been meticulous, but working with them has also been a tremendous pleasure.




Thebes Legal Consultancy  continue to help us understand the legal and regulatory environment in Egypt so we may better serve social entrepreneurs and the innovation ecosystem to make greater impact.

Through this partnership, Executive MBAs from the Cornell Johnson School of Business partner with RISE Fellows to implement pro-bono business consulting services in the areas of strategy, accounting, management, operations, and other areas that may help the entrepreneurs scale their enterprises.