Dr. Wael Eldesouki
An Egyptian Serial Entrepreneur, and is the founder & director of AAST Entrepreneurship Center.
I’m focused on building entrepreneurship ecosystem for universities with emphasis on sector focused incubators & accelerators to foster entrepreneurship among youth and support startups, in addition to my passion to mentor entrepreneurs to have a scalable business vision, capitalizing on my 18 years experience in marketing, sales and feasibility study gained from my background as an entrepreneur, business consultant, & enhanced by a strong academic background.
– Founder & Director, Center of Entrepreneurship 2015 – Current.
Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport (AASTMT) – Egypt.
I founded the entrepreneurship center of the Arab Academy for Science Technology, & Maritime Transport, (Arab League educational organization). In which I had the chance to build a very qualified & dedicated team who could make a real impact in the entire Egyptian ecosystem from North to South and could launch diversified set of entrepreneurship programs in in less than 3 years.
AAST Entrepreneurship center currently has a very rich “Implementation Strategy Matrix” with a portfolio of programs serving Students, Arab Youth, Startups and SMEs in the different levels of startup maturity. This includes launching the first “supply chain incubator” in the MENA region, a “Youth incubator” focused on university students, in addition to running of the most well-known national entrepreneurship competitions in the country (Egypt Entrepreneurship Rally) focused on university students outreaching thousands of youth in the entire country , and many other awareness and capacity building programs and conferences.
AAST Entrepreneurship Center is currently recognized as a key player in the Egyptian entrepreneurship eco-system and has strong partnerships with the main stakeholders in the ecosystem locally, regionally and Globally…..
– Director, Strategic Marketing Center, AASTMT 2014 – 2015.
– Lecturer of Marketing, College of Management & Technology, AASTMT 2002 – current.
Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport – Egypt
London School of Economics
Cardiff Metropolitan University
Subjects: Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial Marketing, Consumer Behavior, Principles of Marketing, Marketing Management, Integrated Marketing Communications, International Marketing, Marketing Research, Public Relations, Feasibility Study, Company Accounting, Cost Accounting, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Public Finance, Management, and Negotiation Skills.
– Founder, Green Valley Inc. – Egypt 2001 – 2015.
– Freelance business consultant & Trainer
Several projects in the field of marketing, distribution, and feasibility study, in addition to competency assessment projects.
– FOREX, Currency analyst (1998) Analyzing historical Currency data through technical trend analysis from (REUTERS), and international events that could affect Exchange rates, help in trading decisions.
Ph.D.: Entrepreneurial Marketing Model for Internationally Oriented SMEs. Current
Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK.
MBA: M.Sc. in Business Administration 2008
Arab Academy for Science, Technology, & Maritime Transport. – Egypt
Thesis titled: Niche Marketing Success factors in Egypt.
Bachelor of Business Administration: 2001
Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport. – Egypt.
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