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Aleya Serageldin

2022 Mentee

SVP - Executive Director, Ghabbour Foundation for Development


Aleya Serageldin is the SVP – Executive Director of Ghabbour Foundation for Development, an NGO specialized in the development of vocational education in Egypt by bridging the gap between industry needs and quality of vocational education, applying international qualification standards. The Foundation currently counts under its umbrella 5 vocational schools and training centers in 3 governorates: Cairo, Alexandria and Gharbeya, with more than 850 students enrolled and over 100 staff members.

Prior to her work in Ghabbour Foundation, Aleya has worked for over 12 years in the education and NGO sector. As Director of the Office of Institutional Advancement at Nile University, she has successfully led Fundraising, Grants Management, Marketing and PR Functions of the University.

At the onset of her career, Aleya has worked in the field of Architecture, specializing in Urban Planning and Design. She holds a BSC. of Architecture Engineering from Ain Shams University as well as an MBA from the American University in Cairo and was chosen as a member of the Higher Education Reform Experts (HERE) Egyptian Group (A group established under the Erasmus + program by nomination from the Ministry of Higher Education).

Aleya was selected to be part of the 2022 Fortune-U.S. Department of State Global Women’ s Mentoring Program.

Mentor: Mary Petryszyn, Corporate Vice President and President, Defense Systems, Northrop Grumman Corporation