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H.E. Dr. Hisham El Sherif
Dr. Hisham El Sherif is a business, technology and development leader. He is a graduate of MIT.
Dr. El Sherif led Egypt Digital Transformation. He was the founder of the information and decision support center(s) initiatives in Egypt and the region, leading the transformation of Egypt into the information age and modernization. He was directly responsible for delivering more than 1,500 centers and 900 projects. He is the founding Chairman of (RITSEC) a major regional contributor to societal innovation, ICT and internet, education, poverty, childhood and motherhood, special needs, culture, media, knowledge, economic and social and human and institutional development. He is a Professor Emeritus at American University in Cairo (AUC). He also founded and led investment companies in technology, renewable energy and green industries.
Dr El Sherif has been a member of Board of Trustees of the Library of Alexandria, Chairman of Advisory Board of the New Egyptian Museum, co-chairman of the knowledge and Innovation Initiative, and founding Chairman of Arts Global. Dr. El Sherif is the founding Chair of the Advisory Board of the new “Great Egyptian Museum,” and he was member of the boards of the Opera Fund, the Culture Fund and The Supreme Council of Archeology.
Globally recognized for his achievements, Dr. El Sherif has received several outstanding awards, including the World First Prize in Information Systems from SIM in 1988, the Franz Edelman Award for Management Achievements and its Application in 1989 and the IFORS Operation Research Third World Prize Award in 1987. In addition, the President of France awarded him the French Knighthood in 1991. Dr. El Sherif was awarded also the First Order Medal of Merit by the President of Tunis in 2004. The President of Egypt awarded Dr. El Sherif the First Medal of Science and Arts. He also served as a member of the US-Egypt President’s Council. Dr. El Sherif also served as a Cabinet Minister. In 2022, Dr. El Sherif was awarded and recognized by The European Royal Academy of Doctors.