Professor of Leadership and Ethics at The American University in Cairo (AUC) and is the Director of the Goldman Sachs 10,000
Maha ElShinnawy is Professor of Leadership and Ethics at The American University in Cairo (AUC) and is the Director of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women’s Entrepreneurship and Leadership Program for the Arab region. She was named by CEO Middle East as one of the most powerful 100 Arab women for setting standards of excellence and as one of the top 10 most powerful Women in Egypt. She served as Associate Dean for research and graduate studies and as The Willard D. Brown Chair in International Leadership in the School of Business at AUC. Previously, she was a tenured Associate Professor at the Lowry Mays College and Graduate School of Business at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.
She earned her Ph.D. from The Anderson School at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and received her BA and MBA from AUC suma cum laude. She received the best dissertation Finalist award for her work on Social Media by The Institute of Management Sciences.
Her research interests are in the area of Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Business Ethics, Social Media, Organizational Change, Group decision making and dynamics in organizations. Her research also investigates the effects of collaboration, virtual communication and culture on group interaction and performance. She is widely cited in prestigious academic journals and conferences.
She has presented her work in numerous conferences such as the Academy of Management, the Association for Information Systems and the International Conference on Information Systems and published her work in leading peerreviewed journals such as Management Information Systems Quarterly (MISQ), IEEE Transactions, The International Journal of Human Computer Studies, The Information Society, among others.
Dr. ElShinnawy has been recognized for her teaching excellence by the Center for Teaching Excellence of Texas A&M University. She is an advisor to the Making Connections Academy of Management OB division; An Ethics Faculty Advisor to SIFE, Students in Free Enterprise, Beta Gamma Sigma, and a Certified Extraordinary Leadership Coach for Louis Allen Worldwide. She also served in The Academy of Future International Leaders at the George Bush School of International Business of Texas A&M University. She has been quoted internationally in Business Week, CNNmoney.com, Associated Press, Time Magazine, Voice of America, Herald Tribune, Financial Times, among others. She has also been quoted in local publications such as:ElMasry AlYoum, AlAhram, The Caravan, Nisf Aldonia, The Egyptian Gazette, Nahdet Misr, among others. She serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of Cairo American College and is a member of the Academic Board of Cyprus International Institute of Management