Founder & CEO – NEYA for information technology & sustainable development
Hana El Sadat is a passionate Humanitarian and philanthropist. She has experience in the field of international development and has been actively engaged in charity work. She is the founder of Neya an online platform that supports community engagement and collaborations that are in line with the sustainable development goals. She continuously seeks to be part of organizations and any community responsible initiatives. She is a big supporter of social enterprises.
Hana studied at Northeastern University perusing her degree B.A International Affairs Minor Political Science, Concentration Middle East Studies. Continuing education at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) to receive her masters M.S. Sustainable Development, Concentration in Development Management this year.
Neya was founded late 2018, a community platform for philanthropy and development. It serves to help causes better market themselves and their cause, spread awareness, make available opportunities for donations or volunteer work and better reach individuals, organizations or companies who are ready and willing to give their support. The platform’s role facilitates and promotes collaboration, ensures quality and participation synergy, and communicates and harmonizes efforts.
In the early stage of her career Hana worked in her family company Sadat group, in logistics. She moved on to working at the Ministry of International Cooperation under H.E Minister Sahar Nasr. Before pursuing Neya, Hana worked at the United Nations Development program, working on programs such as the Behavior Insights Program to improve the delivery of Social Care for Children in Egypt. In 2016 Hana founded a popup street store to help dress and supply the homeless with their needs.
Hana continuously looks at ways to be part of the community and is currently part of three organizations the Business Women of Egypt 21, Rotary Egypt Cairo Royal, and Global Shapers Giza Hub. Each organization strives to make a difference and impact with a driven cause.
The roots to making a difference came early on with many volunteering experiences and initiatives created by Hana such as the street store Egypt in 2016 which was a pop up shop campaign made for the homeless. It was a dignified way to provide the homeless with materials and supplies they needed. Fundraising came early on supporting different health care entities and groups to try to make a difference.