Dina Sherif

Exec Dir
The Legatum Center

DINA SHERIF, CAIRO, EGYPT
CEO/Founding Partner, Ahead of the Curve
Associate Professor of Practice, Willard Brown Chair for International Business, Director, Entrepreneurship Center, American University in Cairo
Member, Special Presidential Advisory Council for Economic Development reporting to the President of Egypt

Dina Sherif is committed to building sustainable societies through the application of a more ‘conscious’ form of capitalism and she founded Ahead of the Curve (ATC) in 2012 to further that goal. ATC is a social enterprise promoting responsible/sustainable management practices, more inclusive and equitable economies and the development of socially innovative business models in growth markets to support both economic growth and social change. Dina is currently an Associate Professor of Practice, holding the endowed Willard Brown Chair for International Business at the American University in Cairo, where she is also Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship. In her position at the American University in Cairo, Dina teaches Business Ethics as well as Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation.

In acknowledgement of Dina’s dedication to creating a new way of doing business through her efforts with Ahead of the Curve, she was given the Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Egypt, by the American Chamber of Commerce in 2016, recognized by the Embassy of India as a “Woman of Substance” in 2016, was chosen as one of 10 United Nations Global Compact Sustainable Development Goal Pioneers, and was most recently named as one of the top 50 most influential women by the Amwal Al Ghad Magazine.

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