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DINA SHERIF Global Sustainable Development
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Dina Sherif is committed to building sustainable societies through the application of a more ‘conscious’ form of capitalism and founded Ahead of the Curve (ATC) in 2012 to further that goal. ATC is a social enterprise promoting responsible/sustainable management practices, more inclusive and equitable economies and the development of socially innovative business models in growth markets to support both economic growth and social change.

As CEO, Dina is responsible for business strategy and business development, as well as overseeing all research related activities within the firm. Ahead of the Curve, established the first impact investment fund in the MENA region, called Entrepreneurship with Impact Ventures, to support early stage impact entrepreneurs through equity financing and will be launching the first of its kind regional network of women leaders across the Arab region through an online and offline platform.

Dina also serves as an advisor to the President of Egypt for economic development and job creation and is currently an Associate Professor of Practice, holding the endowed Willard Brown Chair for International Business at The American University in Cairo, where she is also Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship. Dina comes from a background in economic development, strategic philanthropy and civil society development.

Dina is the lead author of several key publications such as the book, From Charity to Social Change: Trends in Arab Philanthropy, and key reports including a seven country study on trends in responsible business practice in the Arab region and the 2015 UNDP Business Solutions Report.

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