Our People

Our greatest asset is our people - a team of high-knit, ambitious and high calibre individuals brought together by their shared beliefs and commitment to deliver economic and social impact for a better tomorrow.

Board of Directors

Dr. Laila Iskandar

Founder of CID Consulting

Dr. Laila Iskandar

Dr. Laila Iskandar is our founding partner, former Chairperson and unwavering social compass for our business and clients. Formerly Minister of State for Urban Renewal and Informal Settlements in Egypt, and Minister of State for Environmental Affairs, Dr. Iskandar connects her extensive experience and networks to deliver projects with positive social, economic and environmental impact. With thirty years’ practice across grass roots communities and, informal settlements, she is known for addressing issues of Urban Poverty, creating opportunities for recycling SME's using a value chain analysis approach. She leads CID’s team on Education and Development projects covering full range of formal and non-formal learning contexts. She represented CID Consulting when we were voted as ‘Social Entrepreneur...

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Dalia Wahba

Chairperson

Dalia Wahba

Ms. Dalia Wahba is our founding partner, responsible for driving twenty years of exponential growth for our business and clients. A powerful local influence for multi-sector businesses, individuals and associations alike, Ms. Wahba shares innovative leadership expertise across Egypt. Through the design and management of prominent public awareness and outreach programs, Ms. Wahba instinctively informs marketing communication strategies for government entities, international and multinational organisations and Egyptian-based companies. Her expertise spans the breadth of CID’s offering, as she works across a range of strategic planning, partnership building, marketing communications and change management projects. She is recognised for her strong private-public partnership building abilities,...

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Anis Aclimandos

Board Member

Anis Aclimandos

Anis Aclimandos is president of Transcentury Associates (TCA), which manages development projects worldwide. He is also president of Woodies, a subsidiary of TCA, the import agent for Eastman-Kodak. Aclimandos has handled large merger and acquisition projects in the Middle East, attracting FDI to the region from many countries. Aclimandos joined the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt in 1983. He was elected to the board of governors in 1987 and re-elected in 1988 and 2007. He has served as chair of AmCham's Customs, Investment & Trade and International Donor Programs committees, and as vice president, membership from 2001 to 2005. Aclimandos was elected President of AmCham Egypt in 2013 and served for two consecutive terms till 2017. A certified accountant, Aclimandos earned a Bachelor...

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Hisham Fahmy

Board Member

Hisham Fahmy

As a pillar to CID Consulting, Mr. Fahmy brings significant perspective and talent in institution building, communication and human resource development with the Private sector. Mr. Fahmy is the current CEO of the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt (AMCHAM) and was formerly Executive Director of AMCHAM - an organization whose vitality and professionalism has made it the model business association of the region. Mr. Fahmy served as Deputy Director of the Egyptian Center for Economic Studies and serves on the board of a variety of private enterprises. He is duly recognized for his prominent contribution to important advances in Egypt's business environment.

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Our Team

Marc Nessim

Director of Operations

Marc Nessim

Mr. Marc Nessim combines global management consulting and corporate finance experience with a proven commercial and strategic planning mind, to drive the daily management of our business, from planning, operations and capability development, to strategy consulting, growth and innovation. With over 13 years in Accenture US and UK, Marc has built a strong track-record ranging from developing business strategies and investment business cases for large transformation programs in telecommunications, retail and financial services to executing and integrating mergers and acquisitions in digital, cloud,...

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Azza Hussein

Partner and Director of Finance

Azza Hussein

Ms. Azza Hussein has adept management, reporting and accounting expertise which she uses to direct indispensable financial operations for our overarching business and large-scale donor and private sector clients. With over two decades experience across diverse financial and development industries, Ms. Hussein is entirely responsible for the successful management of the finance team and their day-to-day operations. She is known and trusted for her finance management acumen, budget analysis and cost reduction controls, and precise reporting systems. Ms. Hussein is a graduate of Cairo University...

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Heba El Sahly

Senior Consulting Manager and Project Management Unit Head

Heba El Sahly

Ms. Heba El Sahly combines economic and social understanding with long-standing organisational development, market research, human resources and strategy consulting expertise for local and multinational companies. With extensive management, research, analysis and development experience for local government, large-scale donors and the private sector, Ms. El Sahly effectively implements organizational transformation and management interventions with purpose. From organisational design and restructure, to job profiling, performance management and recruitment processes, Ms. El Sahly is responsible...

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Farah Osman

Senior Business Development Manager

Farah Osman

Ms. Farah Osman combines significant social, political and economic understanding with a passion for designing management consulting intervention and the company business development managing to deliver social and sustainable impact during business change and transformation. With an established track record in successfully managing organisational growth and expansion for client and donor portfolios, Ms. Osman’s ambition to drive development strategies with a positive impact is driven by her wide-reaching sector experience and insight strengthened by a long-term commitment to social work. Ms....

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Ashraf Maher

Community Development Expert

Ashraf Maher

Mr. Ashraf Maher’s brings a participatory approach and established community development talents to our community-based projects, with inspiring development strategies, social-behavioural change and community and stakeholder mapping, evaluation and mobilisation at their core. With grassroots experience of over 25 years in the training and capacity building of NGOs, teachers and civil society members and leaders, designing training manuals and educational curriculum, as well as cultivating successful community engagements, Mr. Maher has the ability to deliver intricate hands-on-coaching and community...

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Hussein Bakry

Consulting Manager

Hussein Bakry

Hussein Bakry is a multi-disciplinary professional with 12 years of experience with a foundation in finance, focused on the renewables and environment industry. He has a proven track record of leading and delivering consulting projects in waste-to-energy, recycling, industrial resource efficiency, and renewable energy. Mr. Bakry began his career in finance where he became Associate Vice President at EFG Hermes, as an equities trader catering to top international institutional investors looking to invest in MENA equity markets. He then switched to the world of development as Head of Resource Efficiency...

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Nada Nael

Consulting Manager 

Nada Nael

Ms. Nada Nael brings organisational design and development skills, as well as business process reengineering and strategic planning experience, to the successful management of her projects. Having consulted upon business transformation, organizational restructuring, process and systems improvement, policies and procedures for more than a decade, Ms. Nael is able to inspire team performance and lead organisational methods and strategies achieving success, especially during critical transitional periods. Ms. Nael is a graduate of the American University in Cairo with a Bachelor’s degree in Business...

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Mohamed Ibrahim

Financial Controller

Mohamed Ibrahim

Mr. Mohamed Ibrahim combines his accounting expertise with a passion for finding innovative financial solutions to successfully develop and manage the internal accounting system, whilst monitoring overarching financial operations. With nearly a decade of experience as a financial officer and senior accountant, Mr. Ibrahim is comfortable leading financial operations, budgeting and reviewing bank projects for large-scale Egyptian private sector companies and international NGOs. Mr. Ibrahim is a graduate of the Ain Shams University with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.

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Mariam Maher

Office Manager

Mariam Maher

Ms. Mariam Maher is working as Office Manager at CID Consulting, she manages the operational backbone of CID’s administrative functions, digital infrastructure, recruitment among other areas. Ms. Maher has more than 10 years of experience as an Administration Professional, previously worked for MetLife, Deloitte Egypt and DAI in USAID project in Egypt. Ms. Maher graduated with a bachelor's degree from Commerce and Business Administration, Helwan University – Political Science Department in 2008, she has an International Training of Trainers Certificate ( ITOT ) certificate and is being qualified...

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Fatma Abou Ali

Senior Consulting Specialist

Fatma Abou Ali

Ms. Fatma Abou Ali is a communication executive with diversified experience in corporate communication and branding. As a member of the marketing and communication practice, she brings the business understanding with creative thinking and organizational success to drive impactful programs. Ms. Abou Ali has extensive experience in strategic communications, content marketing, branding and media relations, working across different sectors including development, transport, banking, consumer goods, and entrepreneurship. She implements internal and external communication strategies with purpose. She...

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Omar El Fakharany

Senior Consulting Specialist

Omar El Fakharany

Mr. Omar El Fakharany uses internationally honed project coordination, sustainability and social impact skills to bolster our core Project Management division. Responsible for client communication and project implementation, he regularly transforms processes to deliver strategic programmes which analyse market influence, identify risks and develop mitigation plans for our clients. Mr. El Fakharany has extensive experience in the management of large-scale, donor-funded development projects across employment, agricultural, trade and labour markets, so is adept at leading stakeholder relations and...

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Mayda Youssef

Business Development Officer

Mayda Youssef

Ms. Mayda Youssef boosts our business development projects with her advanced risk management, brand protection and IT expertise. Her ability to assess situations and analyse data analysis enables her to deliver targeted strategies which support business change and transformation for both international donors and the private sector. With experience providing security and political risk management consulting services, as well as intellectual property and reputation protection, Ms. Youssef is confident synchronising data and leading strategies for government institutions and multinational organisations...

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Omnia Abdallah

Consulting Specialist

Omnia Abdallah

Ms. Omnia Abdallah's expertise spans across the fields of scholarly publishing, quality assurance, and international education management. She led more than 20 team members in one of the leading scientific publishing corporations, audited business processes according to the ISO standard 9001:2008, and worked on a U.S. state department grant to promote for the U.S. higher education system. Ms. Abdallah holds a bachelor’s degree in English and translation from the Faculty of Languages, Ain Shams University and a Master’s in Business Administration from The State University of New York at Stony Brook.

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Zeina Foda

Consulting Specialist

Zeina Foda

Ms. Zeina Foda is a marketing and communications professional with experience in purpose-driven communications, branding, and content curation in both non-profit and private sectors. As a member of the Marketing and Communications team, Ms. Zeina builds on her knowledge and passion for impact to support CID’s clients. Ms. Foda holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the American University in Cairo, where she double majored in Integrated Marketing Communications and Sociology.

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Hanan Kamel

Consulting Specialist

Hanan Kamel

Ms. Hanan Kamel brings her keen analytical skills and passion for research to CID as a member of the Marketing and Communications practice. She applies her wide market research experience, as well as her knack for data visualization to serve CID’s range of clients. Having worked on both sides; the client and the service provider, Ms. Kamel has gained a unique perspective that allows her to understand the needs of clients and adequately work on fulfilling their business objectives. Ms. Kamel holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the Faculty of Economics and Political Sciences in Cairo University where...

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Chahira El Assiouty

Senior Business Development Analyst

Chahira El Assiouty

Ms. Chahira El Assiouty’s sharp strategic skills elevates her research, analysis and reporting, adding strength to business development projects which require an in-depth understanding of public policy and intricate government relations. With her dedication to analysing and cultivating successful partnerships, Ms. El Assiouty works across a variety of activities and projects, regularly supporting activities with large-scale donor funded proposals, to coordinating private sector client accounts. Ms. El Assiouty is a graduate of the American University in Cairo with a Bachelor’s degree in Political...

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Lidia Melek

Senior Business Development Analyst

Lidia Melek

Ms. Lidia Melek capitalizes on her on-the-ground expertise in the development field to design high impact projects in various fields like education, women empowerment, SME support etc. She engages in proposal writing, managing, and communicating with partners, strategizing new business development directions for CID. Her knowledge of the ecosystem in Egypt, and the MENA region allows her to have an eye for trends and directions in the consulting world. Ms. Melek is a graduate of the American University in Cairo with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, minoring in History and Economics. She...

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Nouran Makhlouf

Senior Consulting Analyst

Nouran Makhlouf

Ms. Nouran Makhlouf is a member of the Marketing and Communications practice, with experience in development communication, outreach and content creation. Ms Makhlouf applies her knowledge of both communication and development, as well as her interest in promoting behavioral change and transformation with CID’s clients. Ms. Makhlouf holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Modern Sciences and Arts University where she majored in Mass Communication (Advertising and Public Relations).

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Osama Ibrahim

Senior Accountant

Osama Ibrahim

Mr. Osama Ibrahim is an experienced accountant whose vast legal expertise, concise auditing skills and meticulous attention to detail help ensure the smooth running of financial projects and management for our business and clients. A former senior accountant, Mr. Ibrahim has accumulated knowledge working for International NGOs which he applies to his work today. Directly responsible for supporting our Finance Collector in the overarching management of our business finances, he leads reporting processes including quarterly and annual financial statements, as well as the preparation of audits, tax...

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Caroline Benjamin

Consulting Analyst

Caroline Benjamin

Ms.Caroline Benjamin is a member of CID’s Consulting team. She has found her passion in Consulting for impact since the moment she graduated. Caroline has been engaged in a number of development focused initiatives and has worked in business startups before joining CID. At CID, Ms. Benjamin supports the effective implementation and management of multiple projects serving a number of both social and economic development sectors. Ms. Benjamin has Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering from the German University in Cairo.

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Leilah Elmokadem

Business Development Analyst

Leilah Elmokadem

Leilah Elmokadem is a member of the Business Development team, supporting in various activities to serve clients from government, private sector and international organizations. She has research experience in global affairs, development policy, and digital governance from working with NGOs in Toronto, Bangalore and Cairo. She applies her knowledge of donor relations, proposal writing, fact-finding missions and stakeholder engagement to help best support her team and CID clients. Ms. Elmokadem holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto, where she specialized in International...

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Zeinab ElSafty

Consulting Analyst

Zeinab ElSafty

Ms. ElSafty is supporting across multiple consulting engagements ranging from design to implementation. Driven by her eagerness to learn, Ms. ElSafty continues to seek exposure through working in various consulting practices and industries. Ms. ElSafty holds a Business Administration Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in Finance and minor in Economics from the American University in Cairo.

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Virina Tharwat

Office Assistant

Virina Tharwat

Ms. Virina Tharwat delivers comprehensive administrative support and office management to a diverse variety of projects across the Administration Department, from supporting HR with recruitment and induction processes, managing procurement and implementing IT operations. Ms. Tharwat ensures alignment across all teams by tackling a wide array of responsibilities. She is a graduate of the Misr University for Science and Technology with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications, Public Relations and Advertising.

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Myriam Zahra

Accountant

Myriam Zahra

Ms. Myriam Zahra is a member of CID’s Finance team. Ms. Zahra is supporting the department at many fronts including the financial management of CID’s projects. She has been working in the Finance field since she graduated from the German University in Cairo where she majored in both Accounting and Finance. She has experience with an international company as a general Accountant.

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