Ms. Sherine El Shorbagi
Twenty years of experience in Management, Policy and Program Development, Foreign Cooperation, Business Advisory Service and Sustainability Practices. Gained a diversified portfolio in networking and exposure to industrial operating businesses, regulatory authority, and extended stakeholders. Driving the development of policies and engagements with partner International Organizations, coordinating strategic engagements with partner institutions and managing key international relations operations. I was engaged strongly in the strategic planning, annual work planning, and budgeting of the organization.
I was working for 14 years in the Industrial Modernisation Centre (IMC); affiliated with Ministry of Trade and Industry. In which, I was leading several departments and programs, related to Sustainable Development, Export, Policy Support, Value Chain, Programs for Inclusive Business and Responsible Business. One of my successful achievements is Creative Egypt, the platform for the development and trading of creative industries in Egypt. I was also the UN Global Compact focal point for about 3 successive years, and the National Coordinator for the Egyptian Corporate Responsibility Center (ECRC).
Currently, I am the Chief Executive Officer of Export Development Authority (EDA) since May 2017. Responsible for formulating, managing and setting up export development programs and strategic policies for supporting the Egyptian export sector and facilitating the business environment through EDA’s executive sectors: export strategies and policies sector, export capacity building sector and export promotion sector. EDA is working closely with Ministry of Trade and Industry, in addition to relevant governmental entities, public and private sectors, Business Associations, NGOs and various local and international organizations.
Now EDA have successfully gained a notable leading role in the Egyptian export arena; we have launched the first export hub in 6th of October City for providing export related services to Egyptian exporters and SMEs, succeeded to host the First AFREXIMBANK International Trade Fair in 2018, working on the execution of the sustainability action plan of Green Trade Initiative (GTI), drafting many export related programs with international entities to be executed, working on promoting and branding the Egyptian exports through organizing international exhibitions, business weeks, matchmaking and B2B meetings. And finally, we are planning to launch the first portal for Egyptian exports named (EXPOEGYPT) by this month.
Concerning education and professional trainings, I have acquired many certificates; Gender Audit Certified Auditor, ISO 26000 (Social Responsibility) Certified Expert, Master of Public Policy and Administration from AUC, Bachelor of Arts, Major Mass Communication, Minor Sociology from AUC. In addition to diversified management, sustainable development coaching and trainings.