2016 EFMD MENA Conference - presentations

Speakers' presentations

Monday 11 April 2016

14:00 -17:30

Pre-Conference Event

EFMD Quality Services Session Covering EQUIS, EPAS and EDAF (open to all)

  • Christian Delporte, Senior Advisor Quality Services, EFMD

17:30 – 18:00

Registration for the Conference and Welcome Coffee

18:00 – 18:30

Welcome Address

  • Karim Seghir, Dean, School of Business, The American University in Cairo, EG
  • Nadine Burquel, Director Business School Services, EFMD
  • Thami Ghorfi, President, ESCA Ecole de Management, and Conference Chair, MA

18:30 – 19:30

Keynote Address: The Role of Management Education in Fostering an Incusive Economy

  • Dipak Jain, Director, Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration, TH

Tuesday 12 April 2016

09:30 – 11:00

Panel: Business School Experiences in Inclusive Economy from around the World:

Aim of the session: to share lessons learnt on curriculum design, private company partnership and societal engagement

  • Shafiq El-Haddad, Dean, King Talal Faculty of Business and Technology, JO
  • Ahmed Hassanein, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Assessment, The American University in Cairo, EG
  • Said Ladki, Ph.D., Interim Dean, Lebanese American University, Adnan Kassar School of Business, LB

Moderator: Jacob Chacko, Dean, College of Business, Abu Dhabi University, AE

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee Break

11:30 – 13:00

Interactive Session: Challenges of Innovative Inclusive Business Models in the MENA Region
Aim of the session: to explore the critical success factors to support economic growth for all

  • Ashraf Bakry, Managing Director, Unilever Mashreq, EG
  • Raghda Mohamed Mamdouh El-Ebrashy, Founder of Alashanek Ya Balady, EG

Moderator: Ali Awni, Director of the John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy, Civic Engagement and Responsible Business, The American University in Cairo, EG

13:00 – 14:30


14:30 – 15:30


  • Funding opportunities for inclusive economy initiatives:
  • Different approaches for Experiential Learning: Students from various business schools in the MENA region will share their experiences regarding Experiential Learning
Moderator: Maha El Shinnawy, Professor of Leadership and Ethics & Director, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Entrepreneurship and Leadership Program, AUC, EG.

15:30 – 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:30

Cross-Disciplinary Cooperation: the Added Values

Aim of the session: to highlight positive benefits of Business Schools designing new programmes with engineering, the humanities, ICT and the sciences

Moderator: Karim Seghir, Dean, School of Business, The American University in Cairo, EG

17:30 – 18:00

The EFMD Business School Impact Survey (BSIS)
Measuring the Impact of Business Schools in their School Environment: the experience of USEK

  • Nehme Azouri, Ph.D, Dean, Usek Faculty of Business and Commercial Sciences, LB

Wednesday 13 April 2016

09:30 – 10:00

GMAC Research: Graduate Management Education Trends in Africa and the Middle East

  • Ronald I. Sibert, MBA, Ph.D., Africa Business Development Director Graduate Management Admission Council® (GMAC®)

10:00 – 11:30

Panel: Family Businesses as Agents of Change

  • Hani Berzi, CEO and Chairman, EDITA Food Industries, EG
  • Samer Sallam, Chairman of Mathal Holding & Chief Executive Officer, Paradise Capital, EG
  • Ali Elquammah, Co-Director of Academic Affairs & International Relations, HEM Business School, MA

Moderator: Iman Seoudi, Director, El Khazindar Business Research & Case Center, Assistant Professor of Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship, AUC, EG

11:30- 12:00

Coffee Break

12:00 – 13:00

NGOs as Key Players for Inclusive Business

13:00 – 13:15

Closing Remarks by the Conference Chair

  • Thami Ghorfi, President, ESCA Ecole de Management, MA and Conference Chair

13:15 – 14:30

Joint Lunch with PRME Conference Participants


Start of PRME Conference