Organizational change and Strategic management

Ghada Howaidy

Associate Dean at the American University in Cairo

Associate Dean at the American University in Cairo


Ghada Howaidy has extensive experience in organizational change and strategic management in local, regional and international organizations in the areas of higher education, human rights, management development, information technology and export promotion.

She is adjunct faculty in the core curriculum of the American University in Cairo, teaching Organizational Change. Before joining AUC in 2008, she was the founding director of international relations at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology in Egypt.

She has MA and MSc degrees in Middle East Studies and public management from AUC and the London School of Economics, as well as senior executive training at Harvard Business School. She holds a professional doctorate in Organizational Change from Ashridge School of Business.

She is the founder of the Women on Boards Observatory that produces an annual monitoring report and compiles the Egyptian Board Ready Women database. She is both a certified director and a certified corporate governance trainer for SMEs and Women in Business by IFC.