Noura Selim is the Executive Director of the Sawiris Foundation for Social Development since the beginning of 2015.
Prior to that, Noura worked at McKinsey & Company in New York, Dubai and Cairo. At McKinsey, Noura served public and private sector clients, particularly on health care and education topics. Her healthcare work spans the pharmaceutical space as well as public payers and providers in the US, Europe and the Middle East, while her education work spans K-12 and technical and vocational training and education in the Middle East. In the past years, Noura was involved in leading the implementation of a large-scale transformation in technical education and training, focused on improving performance and employment outcomes, as well as leading a health care reform program aimed at increasing access and quality of care. Prior to McKinsey, Noura worked as a Teaching Assistant at the University of Pennsylvania’s Engineering school.
Noura holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Harvard Business School, a Masters in Biotechnology from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor’s of Science in Bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania, graduating Magna cum laude.
Noura currently serves as Chairwoman of the Arab Foundations Forum (AFF,) representing the Sawiris Foundation on the AFF Board of Directors. The World Economic Forum selected Noura as a Young Global Leader for 2019. In addition, Noura has joined the C20 2020 Engagement Group as a member of the C20 International Advisory Committee. Lastly, Noura served as Treasurer on the Board of the Harvard Arab Alumni Association from 2014-2016.