He served as the Senior Advisor for International Cooperation and the Executive Director of the Research Development and Innovation (RDI) Programme at the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, he acquired extensive experience in initiating and managing international cooperation and partnerships in Education, Research and Innovation. In 2012 he was appointed as the Founding President of Heliopolis University for Sustainable Development in Cairo and in February 2014 he was appointed as the President of the Euro-Mediterranean University in Slovenia. Representing Egypt, he chaired several policy committees and councils, including the Euro-Mediterranean Group of Senior Officials for Research and Innovation (Euro-Med GSO) and the African Ministerial Council on Science and Technology (AMCOST) and the Africa-EU Research and Innovation high-level policy dialogue. He is an active member in several international societies and organizations and the founding President of the international association “Forum for Euro-Mediterranean Innovation in Action” (FEMIA).
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