Mariam Farag is leading the CSR program at MBC Group, which is responsible for driving its corporate responsibility vision and strategy in the region & globally. Farag brings to MBC Group over 16 years of experience working in the fields of social development, humanitarian relief, communication, corporate & social responsibility in the MENA region. Prior to joining MBC Group, Farag was developing strategic partnerships and community outreach programs at the American University of Sharjah (AUS), aligning with AUS strategic goals in the UAE and the GCC region. In addition, Farag lead the Partnerships & CSR department for the Community Development Authority, Dubai Government, where she focused on building strategic partnerships between the private and public sector to mainstream initiatives, spreading CSR awareness and maximizing impact in Dubai. In 1999, after receiving her master’s degree, Farag started her career with United Nations Development Program (UNDP), where she managed a nationwide campaign focusing on the social and economic empowerment of female heads of households in 22 governorates in Egypt. After the campaign was kicked off and achieved nationwide success, Farag followed her passion for humanitarian relief and joined the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) part of the International Protection Legal team where she was part of various regional and international missions working on refugee status determination, protection issues, advocacy and vulnerable cases.
Mariam serves on the Regional Board of Injaz Al Arab representing MBC Group, as well as being an active member in the entrepreneurial & youth development field volunteering her time as a CSR expert but also in her capacity as a mentor, moderator and judge on several regional and global competitions such as MIT Arabia, Injaz Al Arab regional, Egypt, Saudi and the UAE, Ahead of the Curve Impact Program among others.
Mariam Farag received her B.A in Political Science specialized in International Relations from The American University in Cairo (AUC) and completed her M.A in International Relations and Political Theory from University of Westminster in London, UK.