Endeavor Egypt Welcomes Dalia Ibrahim to the Board of Directors
CAIRO, EGYPT – November 17, 2020 – Endeavor Egypt welcomes renowned publishing and education entrepreneur and expert Dalia Ibrahim to its Board of Directors.
Dalia Ibrahim is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Nahdet Misr Publishing House, an affiliate of Nahdet Misr Publishing Group, the pioneering education and publishing group that over the course of the past 80+ years has evolved into a regional icon of knowledge and globally-recognized provider of cultural development to all peoples of the Arab region, operating through six different entities. Dalia is also the Founder and CEO of EdVentures, the MENA region’s first corporate venture capital (CVC) specializing in education, culture and in innovative learning solutions. Dalia is the recipient of the prestigious Arab League’s award: the Arab Women and Social Responsibility Award for the year 2020 in recognition of her 25+ year legacy of professional successes that were consistently coupled with a deep social responsibility.
Under the Chairmanship of Ayman Ismail, Partner and Chairman of the Board of DMG, Dalia joins Ahmed Mekky, Chairman and CEO of Benya, Amir Barsoum, Founder and CEO of Vezeeta and Mohamed Azab, CEO of Seha Healthcare in playing an instrumental role in advancing Endeavor’s mission and promoting sustainable economic growth in Egypt through supporting high-impact entrepreneurship.
Dalia joins Endeavor after embarking on an exciting intrapreneurial journey. She started her career back in 1994 as a Publishing Executive at Nahdet Misr Publishing House. It wasn’t long before she realized the importance of expanding the group’s offerings and the need to introduce new integrated services and tech-driven solutions that further support education and learning in Egypt and the Arab world. From there, she went on to establish Nahdet Misr for Digital Solutions and Nahdet Misr Advertising in 1998. Dalia also established Nahdet Misr Periodicals in 2004, which publishes Arabic versions of the globally acclaimed entertainment magazines such as Disney and The National Geographic, and in 2009, she contributed to the launch of Nahdet Misr Trading and Distribution.
As a big champion of innovation and a believer in the role that Egypt’s future entrepreneurs will play in catalyzing economic growth, Dalia went on to found EdVentures driven by a strong sense of commitment to enabling impact-driven innovation and disruption in the education and learning spaces. Dalia also serves on the boards of Injaz Egypt and FEPS Incubator and actively mentors and advises countless budding entrepreneurs across Egypt’s ecosystem.
As an organization that is of, by and for entrepreneurs, Endeavor Board Members are Egyptian entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship champions who share a common commitment to help create the next generation of entrepreneurial success stories and, through their strategic guidance and engagement, build a thriving ecosystem that will continue to generate innovation, wealth, and employment. Today, Endeavor Egypt supports 54 high-impact entrepreneurs leading 34 companies that have collectively generated over EGP 5.4 billion in revenues and created more than 11 thousand jobs.