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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.

For questions or editorial contributions, email us on businessforward@aucegypt.edu.

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.



Contributers




Amira Salah-Ahmed
Amira Salah-Ahmed

Amira Salah-Ahmed is the former managing editor of Business Forward. She is one of the cofounders of Mada Masr, an independent media company with a news website covering Egypt in English and Arabic.

For more than 10 years, Amira has worked with local and international publications as an economy and business reporter and editor. She is a regular contributor to The Africa Report and has written for Financial Times, South Africa's Financial Mail and the Egyptian-British Chamber of Commerce's newsletter.




Ayman Ismail
Ayman Ismail

Ayman Ismail is an assistant professor of management and Abdul Latif Jameel Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurship at the American University in Cairo. He is the founder of the AUC Venture Lab (AUC V-Lab) incubator.




Dunya Hassanein
Dunya Hassanein

Dunya Hassanein is a business writer at Business Forward AUC. She has worked in and contributed to Egypt Today Magazine, Egyptian Streets, Identity Magazine, TahrirNews, Mubasher and others. She is a graduate of the Faculty of Al-Alsun, with a major in English literature and a minor in German.




Engy Adham
Engy Adham

Engy Adham is a freelance journalist. She reports on social issues, arts and culture and previously published stories on Egyptian Streets, Daily News Egypt and Ahram Online. She is a current MA fellow at Syracuse University studying Television, Radio and Film. She received her BA in multimedia journalism and political science from the American University in Cairo (AUC).




Engy Aly
Engy Aly

Engy Aly was formerly a reporter with Business Forward and is the cofounder of Qahwet Masr and Moda Fit.

She graduated from the American University in Cairo in 2016 with a degree in multimedia journalism and used to work with the official university newspaper The Caravan as a reporter before becoming one of the main editors. She has also interned at Enigma Magazine.




Fatma Khaled
Fatma Khaled

Fatma is a business writer at Business Forward. She has previously worked at Business Today and Invest-Gate, writing about diverse topics in the retail, real estate, oil, gas and infrastructure sectors. She worked as a political journalist for Daily News Egypt and as a culture journalist at Ahram Online and Egypt Today, and has freelanced for Decypha, Mada Masr, Egyptian Streets and The Globe Post.

Fatma graduated from Misr International University - Faculty of Mass Communication where she majored in Electronic and Print Journalism.




Gehad Hussein
Gehad Hussein

Gehad Hussein, managing editor at Business Forward, has eight years of experience in journalistic writing, content curation and copy editing. Her focus has been on economic, financial, political, social and stock market stories. She has worked at Daily News Egypt, Egypt Business Directory, RiseUp LLC, and Mubasher.info, among others.

Gehad has a BA in Online and Print Journalism from Misr International University (MIU) and an MA in Political Science from the American University in Cairo (AUC).




Heba Fouad
Heba Fouad

Heba Fouad is a graduate student pursuing her MA in Television and Digital Journalism in the Kamal Adham Center at The American University in Cairo (AUC), and is currently working as a graphic designer for AUC Venture Lab, aside freelance work as a journalist and a motion graphics video editor.

Heba studied Multimedia Journalism as an undergraduate at (AUC) with a minor in Digital Media. With both fields together, she managed to build the skills and talents that would contribute to her passion in telling stories with videos, either through animation or as a video journalist.




Khadija El-Rabti
Khadija El-Rabti

Khadija El-Rabti is currently studying Mass Communication at Misr International University (MIU). She has published over eight poems in books for the United Press and Young Writers in the United Kingdom (UK) and Europe.




Mahmoud Al Badry
Mahmoud Al Badry

Mahmoud Al Badry is a senior content specialist at the AUC School of Business Office of Communications and Marketing.

He graduated from AUC in 2015 after studying political science and history, with a double specialization in international relations and Middle East studies.




Moustafa Daly
Moustafa Daly

Moustafa is the senior editor at Business Forward. Havingbeen a journalist for three years, he knows the ins and outs of Egypt's business, finance and entrepreneurship scenes.

Moustafa is currently pursuing his Master's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication at the American University in Cairo (AUC).




Nour Eltigani
Nour Eltigani

Nour Eltigani is the former 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.




Omneya Ramadan
Omneya Ramadan

Omneya is Senior Economic Consultant at DCODE EFC. She also provides technical assistance to Ministries of Finance in the Middle East through the IMF Middle East Technical Assistance Center.

She worked in Egypt's Ministry of Finance for nine years in different capacities, including deputy head of the Macro Fiscal Policy Unit. Prior to this, she was a researcher at the Economic Research Forum. Omneya holds a BSc. in Economics from Cairo University and MA in Economics from the American University in Cairo.




Toqa Ezzidin
Toqa Ezzidin

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.




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