Director of the American Culture Center – U.S. Embassy, Cairo
Eman Mansour is the Director of the American Culture Center (ACC) at the U.S. Embassy since 2012, and award winner in 2021 as one of the “Top 50 Most Influential Women” in Egypt. For more than 27 years, Eman has worked in the field of development, libraries & information and research services. As director of ACC, Eman develops strategic and action plans to promote for the American culture and values, through supervising the delivery of quality reference and information services, programs on English language and Culture, Education in the U.S., and capacity building and skills development workshops to develop the skills for Egyptians for better job opportunities and economic prosperity. In addition to the American Center, she supervises and supports the activities of the American Corners in Egypt.
Eman strategically plans and leads a special program for Upper Egypt’s entrepreneurial capacity building and job skills development and leads the provision of programs to university staff and students and young professionals in Upper Egypt governorates.
Empowering Egyptian professionals, NGOs, and business professional, Eman helps to conceive special U.S. exchange opportunities for young Egyptians and is instrumental in nomination and selection of highly motivated young professionals to participate in these programs to travel to the U.S., which are offered through the U.S. Embassy.
Some of the strategic projects that Eman has strategically planned, managed and supervised the implementation are: A week-long program for the annual Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW); a digital skills camp for women entrepreneurs (Women Entrepreneurship Boot Camp: How Technology Can Help); Academy for Women Entrepreneurs project, capacity building programs for university students and staff in Upper Egypt, and the Global Mentoring Walk, which she shared in the planning and participates as mentor for community development.
Eman has been awarded by the US Embassy for an outstanding initiative in extending service to underserved populations in Upper Egypt. Lately, she received a “Superior Honor Award” from the U.S. Embassy for planning a high-quality capacity building programs for young Egyptians and women, thus advancing the economic and educational scene in Egypt. In 2021, Eman was awarded as one of the “Top 50 Most Influential Women in Egypt for 2020” under the auspices of the Egyptian Prime Minister, as for strategically advancing the economic and educational scene through implementing the ACC Upper Egypt’s youth capacity building project.
Eman holds a master’s degree in business IT and Management from Middlesex University in London and holds a BA in Library and Information Science from Alexandria University.
She is a Certified Board Director by the Egyptian Institute of Directors and accredited by the International Finance Corporation IFC in 2020. Also, Senior Electronic Commerce Trainer and Researcher by Grenoble School of Management in France in 2003.
Before joining the Embassy, she worked for the Egyptian Cabinet’s Information & Decision Support Center (IDSC) as manager of Egyptian Libraries Network Project, Manager of the Acquisition and Collection Development and Budget Department at the Library Sector, and trainer for Tech in libraries. In addition, she worked on special projects as the team lead who worked on producing a “Feasibility Study to Establish a Unified UN Library in Egypt.”
Eman is married to a government official at the Egyptian Cabinet’s Information & Decision Support Center (Director of the Department of External Project) and has two kids.