Dina Sherif

February 22, 2023 | secon2023

Dina Sherif is Executive Director at the Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at MIT. Beyond this role, Dina founded the social enterprise, Ahead of the Curve.

Prior to the Legatum Center, Dina formerly held the endowed Willard Brown Chair for International Business at the American University in Cairo (AUC), where she was also Founding Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship. Before this, Dina helped establish the John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement at AUC. Dina is also a Senior Advisor to Ashoka, providing support to their Global Venture and Fellowship Support arm.

Dina holds a Masters of Public Administration and Management from the Harvard Kennedy School, an MA in Economic Development Studies from the American University in Cairo, and a BA in Political Science and International Relations from the American University in Cairo.