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Our Faculty

Abdelhameed Sharara

PROFESSOR OF Practice

Abdelhameed Sharara, is the CEO and cofounder of RiseUp; the Middle East and Africa’s top startup platform organising the famous RiseUp Summit with more than 5000 attendees from 52 countries every year.

Adly Thoma, MSc., MPM, PMP

Professor of Practice

As the Executive Chairman & CEO of Gemini Africa, Adly Thoma is leading the disruption of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the MEA region by bridging the gap between entrepreneurs

Alex Shalaby

Professor of Practice

Alex Shalaby is the President of the Advisory Board at Agora School of Business. He served as CEO of the Egyptian Company for Mobile Services (Mobinil, currently Orange) from 2005 to 2008 after which he was appointed as its chairman

Alexandra Abdel Nour

Professor of Practice

Alexandra Abdel Nour is the 2nd generation at the head of HappyTex Egypt & HappyDye Egypt, a fully vertically integrated business in the textile industry fabric knitting, dyeing, garment manufacturing including...

Bassem Fayek

PROFESSOR OF practice

Bassem Fayek is office co-leader for Boston Consulting Group in Cairo. He joined BCG in 2020 to establish the Cairo office, and is a core member of the Financial Institutions, Health Care, and Public Sector practices

Eusebio Scornavacca, Ph.D.

PROFESSOR OF MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Dr. Eusebio Scornavacca is Parsons Professor of Digital Innovation and Director of the Center for Digital Communication.

ghassan yacoub, Ph.D.

Professor of Strategic Management

Dr. Ghassan YACOUB is a Professor of Innovation and Strategy and the MBA Academic co-Director at IESEG School of Management in Paris. He holds a PhD and Master’s degrees..

Fadi Antaki

PROFESSOR OF practice

Fadi Antaki the Founder & CEO at TFK, is a veteran tech venture builder and investor. He has invested in the region’s leading and fastest growing tech startups...

Jason Beck, PH.D

PROFESSOR OF ECONOMICS AND MARKET DYNAMICS

Dr. Beck is an Associate Professor of Economics at Georgia Southern University in Savannah, Georgia, USA. His expertise is in Industrial Organization, Labor Economics..

Kevin Carillo, Ph.D.

PROFESSOR OF DATA ANALYTICS

Dr. Kevin Carillo is an Associate Professor in Data Science & Information Systems at Toulouse Business School (France). He is the director of the Master of Science in Big Data, Marketing & Management

Karim Khalifa

PROFESSOR OF PRACTICE

Karim is the Co-Founder and Former CEO of Digital Republic linked by Isobar, and was responsible for one of the region’s fastest growing, full service digital agency networks in MENA..

Lilian Carvalho, Ph.D.

PROFESSOR OF MARKETING

Dr. Lilian Carvalho is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at Sao Paulo Business School (FGV/EAESP). She holds a Ph.D. in marketing from the same university.

Lana Sawiris, Ph.D.

PROFESSOR OF Practice

Mark Morgan, J.D.

PROFESSOR OF BUSINESS LAW AND ETHICS

Mark Morgan is a litigator with experience in the trial of jury and non-jury cases involving contracts, securities, and intellectual property matters.

Massimiliano Pellegrini, Ph.D.

PROFESSOR OF LEADERSHIP & ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR

Dr. Massimiliano M. Pellegrini is an Associate Professor of Organizational Studies and Entrepreneurial behavior at University of Rome “Tor Vergata”.

Nader Iskander

PROFESSOR OF PRACTICE

Serial tech entrepreneur since 1998. His mobile wallet team was acquired by Fawry pre IPO, His marketplace team was acquired by Grinta ( B2B Online Pharma Marketplace ) in 2022

Natalie Ramses

PROFESSOR OF PRACTICE

CEO and Founder of Enova Digital (N Media Worldwide LLC), Natalie Youssef Ramses is a graduate of the Wharton School of Business. Having founded Egypt’s first performance-driven digital agency in Egypt.

Olli-Pekka Ruuskanen Ph.D.

PROFESSOR OF BANKING AND INSURANCE

Dr. Olli-Pekka Ruuskanen is an adjunct professor of banking and insurance at the University of Vaasa and a research director at Pellervo Economic Research, PTT.

Onsi Sawiris

PROFESSOR OF PRACTICE

Onsi Sawiris is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner at HOF Capital, where he focuses on cloud-based technologies, fintech and enterprise SaaS. Sawiris currently sits on the boards of Drop Technologies, ItaliaOnline, Riverbank..

Panu Kalmi Ph.D.

PROFESSOR OF ECONOMICS

Dr. Panu Kalmi is Professor of Economics at the University of Vaasa. His main research interests include financial literacy, economic education and financial institutions.He teaches a variety of courses related to banking, microeconomics and...

Ramy Adeeb, M.Sc., M.B.A.

PROFESSOR OF PRACTICE

An entrepreneur and investor, Ramy Adeeb is Founder and General Partner at 1984 Ventures. He is also founder and CEO of Snip.it (Acquired by Yahoo,) and one of the earliest engineers at Tellme Networks

Robert Felix, Ph.D.

PROFESSOR OF ACCOUNTING

Dr. Felix earned his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland in 2013. His research focuses on corporate governance, financial reporting and auditing. His research has appeared in scholarly journals such as Contemporary Accounting Research

Tiago Ratinho, Ph.D.

PROFESSOR OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Dr. Ratinho is an energetic and innovative entrepreneurship educator. All his classes are experiential exposing students to real life challenges. Course work involves surveying customers, interviewing entrepreneur...

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