Who we are
Business Forward, the knowledge portal of the AUC School of Business, is a credible destination for business knowledge, insight and analysis on Egypt and the Arab region.
The platform provides business and economy content, covering the latest trends and developments across industries. While seeking to foster a wider conversation about issues impacting the business community, Business Forward will also highlight the relevant activities and diverse research taking place at the AUC School of Business.
Through balanced and comprehensive content in the form of in-depth features, interviews with stakeholders and diverse opinion pieces, the platform presents a broad perspective of the developments in different areas of the business and economy fields.
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The AUC School of Business
Boasting over six decades of history, the AUC School of Business is profoundly committed to excellence, achieving real transformation and creating tangible impact on the society. Recognized as the top private university in Egypt, the School of Business has a seal of excellence achieved through the Triple Crown Accreditation – placing the school among the top 1 percent of schools worldwide. The school has been ranked first in the Arab region and third in Africa and has achieved the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Association of MBAs (AMBA), and the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) accreditations. Executive Education also achieved the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET).
The School of Business is also gradually becoming a research-intensive institution, where faculty members enhance learning through research and prepare students to compete in a knowledge-based global community.
Meet the team
Gehad Hussein, senior editor at Business Forward, has seven years of experience in journalistic writing, content curation and copy editing. Her focus has been on economic, financial, political, social and stock market stories. Gehad is an instructor at Misr International University’s (MIU) faculty of mass communication. She is also one of the cofounders of RiseUp LLC, the company behind the annual RiseUp Summit.
Toqa Ezzidin is a junior writer at Business Forward. She has been a reporter at Egyptian Streets and Daily News Egypt, and worked as a freelance writer for economic news portal Decypha and Arab World-focused outlet Your Middle East. A graduate of Cairo University’s Faculty of Mass Communication – English Section, Toqa was also a research assistant at Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ), an intern at Mada Masr and participated in several journalism study tours and forums.
Nour Eltigani is the multimedia and video specialist at Business Forward. She graduated from the American University in Cairo (AUC) in 2017 with a degree in Integrated Marketing Communications and a minor in Business Administration. She has since been working as a multimedia reporter and written and produced stories about arts and culture, entrepreneurship and lifestyle.
The Editorial Board
The Editorial Board of Business Forward comprises prominent members of the business community, who are also members of the Dean’s Strategic Advisory Board, as well as faculty from the AUC School of Business.
Dalia Wahba is the chairperson and managing partner at CID Consulting.
Neveen El Tahri is the chairperson of Delta Shield for Investment.
Tarek Tawfik is the managing director of Cairo Poultry Group and vice chairman of the Federation of Egyptian Industries.
Aliaa Bassiouny is chair of the AUC School of Business Department of Management.
Ayman Ismail is an assistant professor of management and Abdul Latif Jameel Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurship at AUC. He is also the founder of the AUC Venture Lab.
Kevin O’Connell is the associate dean of Executive Education at the AUC School of Business.
Ghada Howaidy is the executive director of the Office of Strategic Alignment at the AUC School of Business.