Prof. Ghada Mohamed Amer
Professor Ghada Amer is The Vice Dean for Postgraduate Studies and Research in the College of Engineering at Benha University, chair of the Center of Strategic Studies for Science and Technology & the Vice President of the Arab Science and Technology Foundation. She holds few more positions within her profession, like the Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center at Benha University, CEO and the Co-founder of ASTF innovation Lab, the ex-Head of Electrical Engineering Department at Benha University, and the CEO of the Global Awqaf Research Center. In 2016 she selected to be one of the Rolexes Enterprise Awards for Innovation Jury members. Because she believes in the importance of R&D and innovation for the community, she created an entity for research and training called Accu-Training, and another entity called ASTF Innovation Lab. These are to participate in the creation of the Ecosystem for innovation and entrepreneurship among Arab countries. Her efforts were recognized internationally and were named in Jan 2014 as one of “Top 20 Influential Muslim Women Scientist in the World”, by an international committee in Muslim-Science Magazine in the UK, as an emerging champion “Power Woman”. She, also, was named the “Personality of the Year”, from Muslim Science magazine, the United Kingdom in the year 2015. She was ranked the first place for the 50 most prominent leader in entrepreneurship of the Arab woman in 2014 issued by the Sayidaty magazine, and in 2016 & 2017. Furthermore, she was identified as one of “the 500 Most Influential Muslims in 2016” in the field of science and technology, by The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre. In 2019, Ghada became a Fellow of the National Defense College at Nasser Higher Military Academy. With a degree of excellence and honor, her thesis was on the Effect of Technology on Future Wars. She is, also, an active weekly articles writer (since 2015) on innovation and entrepreneurship and the 4th industrial innovation effect on sustainable development. Internationally, Ghada is active in scientific collaboration. she became a member of the organizing committee (2011) for the “Arab-American Frontiers of Science, Engineering and Medicine” Symposium that is organized by the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science and the US National Academies. She is currently an active participant in many international collaborative programs. Prof Ghada is an active advocate of socio-economic development that is based on RDI within her country and the region. She worked since 2009 as a volunteer with the Arab Science and Technology Foundation and later joined as a volunteer Manager for Women Programs. For her active participation, she was elected as a member of the Board of Directors (2011) then the VP of the Foundation (since 2012). Within her involvement with the ASTF, she developed and led more than 20 projects and programs to support scientific development and entrepreneurship. During the past three years (by fundraising), she was able to raise more than $ 2 million, to support research, innovation, and entrepreneurship activities that aim to create jobs and to support the Arab community. She helped to established 142 start-ups on innovative ideas from the region.