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Dina H. Sherif

Executive Director,
Legatum Center, MIT


Dina has over twenty years of international experience in integrated sustainable development, corporate sustainability management (including corporate governance, inclusion and diversity, philanthropic activities and environmental risk management), youth civic engagement, strategic philanthropy, program design, impact assessments, social entrepreneurship, youth unemployment and women’s economic inclusion.  Dina holds a Masters of Public Administration and Management from the Harvard Kennedy School, an MA in Economic Development Studies from the American University in Cairo, and a BA in Political Science and International Relations from the American University in Cairo.

Committed to building sustainable, inclusive, and diverse societies through the application of a more ‘conscious’ form of capitalism, she co-founded Ahead of the Curve (ATC) in 2012 to further that goal. ATC is currently the leading social enterprise in the MENA region support impact driven entrepreneurship in addition to creating a movement of impact investing. Dina was also the Founding Director of the American University in Cairo’s Center for Entrepreneurship where she also held the Willard Brown Chair for International Business based out of AUC’s School of Business. Dina is currently a Senior Lecturer at MIT’s Sloan School of Management in addition to being the Executive Director of the MIT Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship. She is also a Partner in Disruptech, Egypt’s first fintech focused venture capital fund.

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