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Heba Rashed

2023 Mentee

Founder & CEO, Mersal Foundation


Heba Rashed, is the founder and CEO of Mersal Foundation. She is an award winning executive with 20 years’ experience in project management and executive management. An internationally recognized local charity organization, with a track record of 10 years in the healthcare field, and special focus on patient privacy, and the principle of non-discrimination. Overseeing the operational and strategic management of the foundation’s 7 branches in Egypt serving more than 37 thousand patients from 42 nationalities, with a policy of accepting all patients including those with terminal conditions and low chance of recovery. She has made notable contributions in support of national healthcare services and collaboration with local institutions.

Mersal was founded and started its mission to support all the medical needs of unprivileged patients in 2015, to be one of the leader organization in the health sector in Egypt.

Heba has received a lot of recognition and has been awarded for her support and efforts in the development work from local and international organizations. “Friend of Immigrants” by the IOM in Egypt, for her and her organization role in supporting refugees and immigrants to receive their medical needs in Egypt in 2021. “Hero of Change” from the Sweden embassy in Egypt in 2021 and nominated as one of the most 21 influencing women in Egypt in 2021, by the Dutch Embassy in Egypt. Also, she was awarded from the Egyptian Ministry of Culture in the World Women Day festival. Misr El-Kheir awarded as “Leaders in the civil work” in 2022 and had been interviewed by local and international magazines and newspapers about her efforts and the organization work, lately by the Washington Post, for the role the organization had taken in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Heba was selected to be part of the 2023 Fortune-U.S. Department of State Global Women’ s Mentoring Program.

Mentor: Nicole Phillips, Vice President, Member and Patient Engagement, CVS Health