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Ashraf Hegazy

Ashraf Hegazy is a consultant and instructor in Adaptive Leadership, a framework aimed at leading system-level change that requires questioning foundational values and beliefs. Mr. Hegazy has advised and trained political, civic, and business leaders throughout North America, Asia and the Middle East, including several actors in Egypt and Libya’s “Arab Spring.”

Mr. Hegazy grew up internationally as the son of a senior Egyptian diplomat. He studied leadership traits at Harvard College, where he earned his psychology degree. He went on to work in the financial services industry, then in strategy consulting and technology project management. In 2001, he founded a boutique consulting firm, providing end-to-end business and technology services to the non-profit sector, with a focus on community and political organisations working on major change initiatives. He also co-founded the Harvard Arab Alumni Association to build an active network of Arab leaders educated at Harvard.

Mr. Hegazy earned a master’s degree in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He was awarded a Presidential Management Fellowship and a Lucius N. Littauer Fellowship for “exemplary academic achievement, public service and potential for future leadership.” His research interests lie in the fields of adaptive leadership and negotiation frameworks.

Areas of expertise: adaptive leadership, negotiations, public narrative, system-level change, civil society, peacebuilding, Middle East, Arab-majority countries, social entrepreneurship, healthcare systems.