Our People

Our greatest asset is our people - a team of high-knit, ambitious and high calibre individuals brought together by their shared beliefs and commitment to deliver economic and social impact for a better tomorrow.

Board of Directors

Dr. Laila Iskandar

Founder of CID Consulting

Dr. Laila Iskandar

Dr. Laila Iskandar is our founding partner, former Chairperson and unwavering social compass for our business and clients. Formerly Minister of State for Urban Renewal and Informal Settlements in Egypt, and Minister of State for Environmental Affairs, Dr. Iskandar connects her extensive experience and networks to deliver projects with positive social, economic and environmental impact. With thirty years’ practice across grass roots communities and, informal settlements, she is known for addressing issues of Urban Poverty, creating opportunities for recycling SME's using a value chain analysis approach. She leads CID’s team on Education and Development projects covering full range of formal and non-formal learning contexts. She represented CID Consulting when we were voted as ‘Social Entrepreneur...

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Dalia Wahba

Chairperson

Dalia Wahba

Ms. Dalia Wahba is our founding partner, responsible for driving twenty years of exponential growth for our business and clients. A powerful local influence for multi-sector businesses, individuals and associations alike, Ms. Wahba shares innovative leadership expertise across Egypt. Through the design and management of prominent public awareness and outreach programs, Ms. Wahba instinctively informs marketing communication strategies for government entities, international and multinational organisations and Egyptian-based companies. Her expertise spans the breadth of CID’s offering, as she works across a range of strategic planning, partnership building, marketing communications and change management projects. She is recognised for her strong private-public partnership building abilities,...

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Anis Aclimandos

Board Member

Anis Aclimandos

Anis Aclimandos is president of Transcentury Associates (TCA), which manages development projects worldwide. He is also president of Woodies, a subsidiary of TCA, the import agent for Eastman-Kodak. Aclimandos has handled large merger and acquisition projects in the Middle East, attracting FDI to the region from many countries. Aclimandos joined the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt in 1983. He was elected to the board of governors in 1987 and re-elected in 1988 and 2007. He has served as chair of AmCham's Customs, Investment & Trade and International Donor Programs committees, and as vice president, membership from 2001 to 2005. Aclimandos was elected President of AmCham Egypt in 2013 and served for two consecutive terms till 2017. A certified accountant, Aclimandos earned a Bachelor...

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Hisham Fahmy

Board Member

Hisham Fahmy

As a pillar to CID Consulting, Mr. Fahmy brings significant perspective and talent in institution building, communication and human resource development with the Private sector. Mr. Fahmy is the current CEO of the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt (AMCHAM) and was formerly Executive Director of AMCHAM - an organization whose vitality and professionalism has made it the model business association of the region. Mr. Fahmy served as Deputy Director of the Egyptian Center for Economic Studies and serves on the board of a variety of private enterprises. He is duly recognized for his prominent contribution to important advances in Egypt's business environment.

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Our Team

Azza Hussein

Partner & Director of Finance

Azza Hussein

Ms. Azza Hussein has adept management, reporting and accounting expertise which she uses to direct indispensable financial operations for our overarching business and large-scale donor and private sector clients. With over two decades experience across diverse financial and development industries, Ms. Hussein is entirely responsible for the successful management of the finance team and their day-to-day operations. She is known and trusted for her finance management acumen, budget analysis and cost reduction controls, and precise reporting systems. Ms. Hussein is a graduate of Cairo University...

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Heba El Sahly

Partner & Project Management Unit Head

Heba El Sahly

Ms. Heba El Sahly combines economic and social understanding with long-standing organisational development, market research, human resources and strategy consulting expertise for local and multinational companies. With extensive management, research, analysis and development experience for local government, large-scale donors and the private sector, Ms. El Sahly effectively implements organizational transformation and management interventions with purpose. From organisational design and restructure, to job profiling, performance management and recruitment processes, Ms. El Sahly is responsible...

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Ashraf Maher

Partner & Community Development Expert

Ashraf Maher

Mr. Ashraf Maher’s brings a participatory approach and established community development talents to our community-based projects, with inspiring development strategies, social-behavioural change and community and stakeholder mapping, evaluation and mobilisation at their core. With grassroots experience of over 25 years in the training and capacity building of NGOs, teachers and civil society members and leaders, designing training manuals and educational curriculum, as well as cultivating successful community engagements, Mr. Maher has the ability to deliver intricate hands-on-coaching and community...

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Nada Nael

Consulting Manager 

Nada Nael

Ms. Nada Nael brings organisational design and development skills, as well as business process reengineering and strategic planning experience, to the successful management of her projects. Having consulted upon business transformation, organizational restructuring, process and systems improvement, policies and procedures for more than a decade, Ms. Nael is able to inspire team performance and lead organisational methods and strategies achieving success, especially during critical transitional periods. Ms. Nael is a graduate of the American University in Cairo with a Bachelor’s degree in Business...

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Mohamed Ibrahim

Financial Controller

Mohamed Ibrahim

Mr. Mohamed Ibrahim combines his accounting expertise with a passion for finding innovative financial solutions to successfully develop and manage the internal accounting system, whilst monitoring overarching financial operations. With nearly a decade of experience as a financial officer and senior accountant, Mr. Ibrahim is comfortable leading financial operations, budgeting and reviewing bank projects for large-scale Egyptian private sector companies and international NGOs. Mr. Ibrahim is a graduate of the Ain Shams University with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.

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Hana El Fekky

Senior Projects Lead

Hana El Fekky

Driven with a passion for creating sustainable socioeconomic impact, Hana comes with a track record of successful design, management, and execution of socioeconomic development projects. Her experience allows her to combine methodological and data-driven project design with strategic stakeholder engagement to ensure successful project delivery. Ms. El Fekky comes with a track record of designing and implementing projects with a range of international donor agencies, local foundations, private sector companies and government partners. She brings multi-disciplinary expertise with interventions in...

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Omnia Abdallah

Senior Consulting Specialist

Omnia Abdallah

Ms. Omnia Abdallah's expertise spans across the fields of scholarly publishing, quality assurance, and international education management. She led more than 20 team members in one of the leading scientific publishing corporations, audited business processes according to the ISO standard 9001:2008, and worked on a U.S. state department grant to promote for the U.S. higher education system. Ms. Abdallah holds a bachelor’s degree in English and translation from the Faculty of Languages, Ain Shams University and a Master’s in Business Administration from The State University of New York at Stony Brook.

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Zeina Foda

Senior Consulting Specialist

Zeina Foda

Ms. Zeina Foda is a marketing and communications professional with experience in purpose-driven communications, branding, and content curation in both non-profit and private sectors. As a member of the Marketing and Communications team, Ms. Zeina builds on her knowledge and passion for impact to support CID’s clients. Ms. Foda holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the American University in Cairo, where she double majored in Integrated Marketing Communications and Sociology.

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Hanan Kamel

Senior Consulting Specialist

Hanan Kamel

Ms. Hanan Kamel brings her keen analytical skills and passion for research to CID as a member of the Marketing and Communications practice. She applies her wide market research experience, as well as her knack for data visualization to serve CID’s range of clients. Having worked on both sides; the client and the service provider, Ms. Kamel has gained a unique perspective that allows her to understand the needs of clients and adequately work on fulfilling their business objectives. Ms. Kamel holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the Faculty of Economics and Political Sciences in Cairo University where...

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Nolly Dakroury

Consulting Specialist

Nolly Dakroury

Nolly Dakroury is a communications professional with a background in journalism and PR. She is passionate about guiding both emerging and established businesses to strategically grow their communication and visibility, in turn creating impact and growing the local economy. As a team member of the Marketing and Communications practice at CID, Ms. Nolly adapts her PR experience in the creative industry to tell compelling stories to achieve effective communication strategies. Her approach is rooted in developing a deep understanding for clients’ mission and vision, capitalizing on their strengths...

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Lidia Melek

Business Development Officer

Lidia Melek

Ms. Lidia Melek capitalizes on her on-the-ground expertise in the development field to design high impact projects in various fields like education, women empowerment, SME support etc. She engages in proposal writing, managing, and communicating with partners, as well as strategizing new business development directions for CID. Her knowledge of the ecosystem in Egypt, and the MENA region allows her to have an eye for trends and directions in the consulting world. She analyses potential business impact for different business development initiatives and prioritize working arrangements accordingly....

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Osama Ibrahim

Projects Financial Officer

Osama Ibrahim

Mr. Osama Ibrahim is an experienced accountant whose vast legal expertise, concise auditing skills and meticulous attention to detail help ensure the smooth running of financial projects and management for our business and clients. A former senior accountant, Mr. Ibrahim has accumulated knowledge working for International NGOs which he applies to his work today. Directly responsible for supporting our Finance Collector in the overarching management of our business finances, he leads reporting processes including quarterly and annual financial statements, as well as the preparation of audits, tax...

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Rana AboulEnein

Consulting Specialist

Rana AboulEnein

Ms. Rana AboulEnein is a strategic communication professional with a diversified local and global track record in communication for development and advocacy programs, strategic communication advisory, and management leadership. Ms. Aboulenein worked with IGOs, NGOs, Government, and private sector on diverse portfolios in the fields of environmental sustainability, social and economic development, humanitarian rights, alternative investments, consumer goods, and entrepreneurship amongst others. She applies her multi-disciplinary experience to design tailored holistic solutions leading to sustainable...

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Aly Elnady

Consulting Analyst

Aly Elnady

Aly Elnady is an impact driven individual who combines his work experience and education to deliver sustainable solutions to complex socioeconomic, environmental, and governance problems. Aly has an extensive experience in consulting, taking up roles as a consultant for the International Labor Organization (ILO), Transport for Cairo (TfC), and Takween ICD. He also worked for the National Council for Women (NCW), GIZ, and Enroot Development Consultancy. His broad range of expertise allows him to have a trans-disciplinary approach to conceptualizing development related issues that are influenced...

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Alia Youssef

Senior Projects Analyst

Alia Youssef

Ms. Alia Youssef is a member of the Project Management Unit. Ms. Youssef's passion for connecting with new people and creating inclusive environments that improve people’s lives has led her to work in the project management field. She uses her extensive knowledge of project management from over four years in the multinational sector to serve CID’s clients and give back to the community. Ms. Youssef holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics, Sociology, and International Development from McGill University, Canada.

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Lujaina El Shazly

Consulting Analyst

Lujaina El Shazly

Driven by her inquisitive and multidisciplinary approach to business, Lujaina takes pride in her keenness to support across multiple consulting projects ranging from research and analysis to design and implementation. As a member of Marketing & Communication practice, she continues to seek knowledge and learning through working in various consulting practices. A graduate of the American University in Cairo, Ms El Shazly earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science, with a Specialization in International Law & International Relations, and a minor in Economics.

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Lara Soliman

Business Development Analyst

Lara Soliman

Lara Soliman brings her passion for research and know-how within different facets of the development field to the table as Business Development Analyst at CID. Ms. Lara is quick to adapt and leverage the problem-solving skills she accrued through having to hit the ground running while working and studying in a multitude of diverse and high-paced environments. As part of the Business Development department, she applies her knowledge of both research and development to find creative solutions to complex issues and seeks to contribute to social and economic development in Egypt and the MENA region. Ms....

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