Dr. Sahar Nasr
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6 Sep 2023

Dr. Sahar Nasr

Dr. Sahar Nasr was former Minister of Investment and International Cooperation from 2015 to 2020.  Prior to joining the ministry, Dr. Nasr had 25 years of experience in the field of finance and investment. Previously Dr. Nasr was an economist at the World Bank in the Finance and Private Sector Department for the Middle East and North Africa region and as a regional program manager for the Small and Medium Enterprises Finance Fund.   Dr. Nasr is currently Senior Advisor to the Grand Iman of Al Azhar and Executive Director of the Zakat Fund.
Dr. Mostafa Al-Feki
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5 Sep 2023

Dr. Mostafa Al-Feki

Dr. Mostafa El-Feki is an Egyptian diplomat and politician, he is the former Director of the Library of Alexandria. He held many positions in the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the most important of which was the position of Egypt’s Ambassador to Austria and its permanent representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna. Dr. Al-Feki was also an advisor to Egypt in New Delhi, and first assistant to the Egyptian Foreign Minister for Arab and Middle East Affairs, and a permanent representative of Egypt to the League of Arab States.   On the national front, Dr. Mostafa El-Feki held the position of Secretary to the President of the Republic for Information and Director of the Information and Follow-up Office of the Presidency of the Republic. In addition, he turned to parliamentary work. He held several positions, including Chairman of the Arab Affairs, Foreign Relations, and National Security Committee of the Shura Council, Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee of the People's Assembly, and Vice Chairman of the Freedom and Human Rights Committee.
Dr. Ahmad S. Dallal
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2 Sep 2023

Dr. Ahmad S. Dallal

Dr. Ahmad S. Dallal is the current President of the American University of Cairo. Dr. Dallal is the former dean of Georgetown University in Qatar and served as provost at the American University of Beirut (AUB) from 2009 to 2015. A prominent scholar of Islamic studies, he has taught at AUB, Stanford University, Yale University, Smith College and Georgetown University, where he also served as chair of the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies.
Dr. Rafia Ghubash
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31 Aug 2023

Dr. Rafia Ghubash

Dr. Rafia Ghubash is the President of the Arab Network for Women in Science and Technology, a network to help women scientists achieve leadership positions to support women in science. Dr. Rafia served as President of the Arabian Gulf University in Bahrain from 2000 to 2009 and as the Dean of the College of Medicine and Health Services in the United Arab Emirates until 2001.   Dr. Rafia is a practicing psychiatrist and  received her PhD in Society and Epidemiological Psychiatry at the University of London. She has written extensively in psychiatry and received the Distinguished Physicians Award in 2004.
Dr. Eesa Mohammed Bastaki
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31 Aug 2023

Dr. Eesa Mohammed Bastaki

Dr. Eesa Mohammed Bastaki is the President of the University of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees  in Communications Engineering from the University of California, San Diego, and his PhD in Communications Engineering from the University of California, Irvine.   Dr. Bastaki worked in several educational and research institutions before assuming the presidency of the University of Dubai in 2018. His work focuses on promoting innovation and technological innovation at the University of Dubai, improving educational quality and promoting sustainable development in the region.   He is also Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Dubai Future Foundation and was awarded the Sheikh Rashid Award for Scientific Excellence in 2009, in addition to the highest awards in the UAE in the fields of science, arts and literature.
Mr. Faisal Abbas
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31 Aug 2023

Mr. Faisal Abbas

Mr. Faisal Abbas holds a master's degree in Marketing Communications from the University of Westminster, U.K. He was selected as a member of the Young Global Leaders Society of the 2018 World Economic Forum. He is also a member of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ), the Association of British Authors (SoA), and an associate member of the Cambridge Union Society (CUS) in the UK. He has been the editor-in-chief of the English-language newspaper Arab News in Saudi Arabia since 2016.