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
Ghada Nadi, managing editor of Business Forward carries over 12 years of experience in the development field. Ghada found her passion in communication and advocacy functions within her work with the United Nations in Egypt, where she was involved in managing major multimedia campaigns and public information products. She strongly believes in the power of words and visuals, and her areas of interests are responsible business, inclusive development, youth employment, branding and marketing, leadership and personal development.
Moustafa Daly, senior editor at Business Forward, is a digital journalist with experience in content writing and editing and video production. With a focus on societal issues, Moustafa is motivated by spotlighting how economic policies affect the everyday life of Egyptians. He is a grad student pursuing a master’s degree in journalism and communications at AUC, and has experience managing one of the biggest digital publications in Egypt.
Tareq Selim is a journalist at Business Forward with experience in a number of Cairo’s biggest digital magazines. He has also been published in a print edition of the long-time running magazine Egypt Today. With an eye for in-depth stories and a keenness for investigative journalism, Tareq’s areas of particular interest are poverty, inequality, economic development, employee rights, working conditions, the environment, and climate change.
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 vice chairman of the Federation of Egyptian Industries.
Ghada Howaidy is the associate dean of executive education and external relations at AUC.
Chris Schroeder is an entrepreneur, advisor and investor.
Diaa Noureldin is an associate professor at the AUC School of Business.
Heba Saleh is a North Africa correspondent for Financial Times.