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Dr. Ashraf Sheta

Category: Researcher

Affiliated Entity: The American University in Cairo

Gender: Male

Interests: Commercialization, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Innovation Education, Innovation News, Intellectual Property, Pitching, Startups, Technology, Technology News, Technology Trends

About me: Dr. Sheta is currently working as visiting assistant professor for entrepreneurship, management and innovation at the American university. He is the winner of the adjunct faculty teaching excellence award at the AUC for the academic year 2015-2016. He is also working as a free-lance trainer and consultant in the fields of planning, strategic management, innovation, technology and knowledge management as well as entrepreneurship and small business management. He also won the certificate of performance excellence from the AUC executive education for the years 2015,2016. Dr. Sheta is a board member of the Middle East council for small business and entrepreneurship MAKSABY an affiliate of the international council for small business ICSB with strategic agenda of promoting and supporting entrepreneurship and small business in the MENA region. He is also member of the ICSB academy grouping renowned instructors in the field of entrepreneurship and innovation with an agenda to promote entrepreneurship education internationally. He was the vice president of the Egyptian junior business association EJB and was responsible for developing the Egyptian national business agenda in partnership with center for international private enterprises CIPE for three consecutive years till November 2009 tackling 14 different industries in Egypt. He was the GM of Shetatex Company for weaving since 1990 till May 2012. With more than 20 years of experience in the field of textiles. He was also a founder of the Egyptian textiles technology center, and member of the textile trade center steering committee. He is also a member of the Egypt network for integrated development (ENID) concerned with local Egyptian development. He is also a founding member for the Egyptian initiative for technology and innovation advancement. For the consultancy and training dimension, Dr. Seta has worked with prominent organizations in the field of training and consultancy; the transparency international, European union, USAID, ILO, international organization of migration, Executive Education Executive education at the AUC and Women entrepreneurship and leadership program WEL developed by Wharton school of business and financed by Goldman Sachs On the educational dimension, Dr. Sheta has a bachelor degree of civil engineering 1990, an MBA with marketing major 2003, and doctorate of business administration DBA 2008, with specialization in learning organizations, knowledge and performance management. Also he has certificates in high impact presentation course from Dale carnage, small business development and entrepreneurship program from the international visitor leadership program IVLP, small business development program, and how to establish and entrepreneurship center and curriculum.