Ayman Ismail

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"Ayman Ismail, PhD, is a Co-Founder and Managing Director in Enovio, a management consulting firm operating in the US and the Middle East. Prior to that, Ayman was a senior consultant in McKinsey & Company, a management consulting firm, based in New York for several years. He has advised clients in leading Fortune 100 companies, government agencies, and non-profits, serving senior management on key organization, operations and technology issues. Ayman has also consulted and conducted research for international organizations such as the World Bank and UNCTAD, as well as multiple US government agencies. He is also a Research Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government in Harvard University, where he conducts research on financial and economic development in Egypt and the MENA region.

"Ayman received his PhD in International Economic Development at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His research focuses on the developmental impact of access-to-finance on firms and the role of alternative forms of finance such as private equity and venture capital in emerging economies, focusing on Egypt and the Middle East and North Africa region. Ayman holds a bachelor degree in engineering and an MBA from the American University in Cairo, and a master in city planning and geographic information systems from MIT.

"Ayman Ismail is a Co-Founder and member the Board of Directors of Nahdet-El-Mahrousa. He also led “Mentoring for Leadership,” an innovative program aiming at developing young Egyptian talent through creating mentorship and personal development opportunities. In 2004-2005 Ayman was the Planning Manager for the Egyptian American Community Foundation, a US-based non-profit foundation. In 1995-96, Ayman was Vice President of AIESEC in Egypt."[1]

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  1. Board, Nahdet El Mahrousa, accessed April 13, 2011.