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Prof. Sherif Delawar

Sherif Delawar is an Egyptian Thinker in Economic Development and Visiting Professor of Managerial Sciences. Member of The Board of Trustees for the National Training Academy (www.nta.eg) chaired by the President of the Arab Republic of Egypt. 

Sherif Delawar born in 30 July 1940 has a B.Sc in Mechanical Engineering in 1962.  He is a practitioner with extensive business experience as a senior executive in various sectors (oil and petrochemicals manufacturing industries, construction). He also possesses a strong academic background and has been involved as “consultant” for the United Nations Industrial Organization in a number of industrial feasibility studies in Africa, Latin America and the Arab world.

 Delawar is active in the public life in Egypt and acted as a member of the board of the Social Fund for Development, the State Holding Company for Chemical Industries (24 companies), the Alexandria and Damietta Ports Authorities, the Arab Management Association, the Alexandria Business Association and was appointed as the first Honorary Consul of India in Alexandria. He also acted as Head of the Management Department of Senghor University where he still teaches as visiting professor.

Sherif Delawar was a member of the “High Council for Culture” and the “Academy for Scientific Research & Technology”. He was a member of the Board of the Alexandria and Mediterranean Research Center (Alex Med- Bibliotheca Alexandrina).

 Delawar has been awarded the highest academic French award "Chevalier dans l Ordre des Palmes Academiques" from the French republic for his academic achievements. He is the author of six books; Change: Why and How? (1990), Issues on the Path of Economic Reform (1993), The Modernization of Egypt (1999), The Egyptian Economy and Globalization (2002), The Take Over of The World (2010). He also has numerous papers and newspaper articles analyzing economic development issues both on national and international levels. His latest book “Not to Steal the Future” was released late 2014.