Fatma Ghaly is a business development specialist with over nineteen years’ experience.
Having learnt at a very early age the rudiments of the family-owned enterprise, she strategically transformed the Azza Fahmy business from a home-grown brand to an international luxury designer house, employing over 250 people.
Fatma has driven the brand’s growth and success with her visionary leadership through expansion and cross-cultural collaborative projects. Her strong involvement in community development projects has won her entrepreneurial recognition by many regional and international organisations.
A key player in shaping the jewellery design and making sector in Egypt, she has been integral to the development of ‘The Design Studio by Azza Fahmy’ (DSAF) set up by her mother in 2013. Independently funded, the Cairo based educational training hub offers comprehensive curriculum-based courses for aspiring jewellery designers and students.
Fatma graduated from the Fine Arts in Cairo. She holds a master’s degree in Luxury Management from Bocconi University in Milan and Essec University in Paris. She is a fellow of the Aspen institute and is a founding member of the first Egyptian Fashion and Design Council (EFDC), aiming to provide opportunities for Egyptian designers to compete on the international level in quality, skills, and creativity.
Last Friday on BES Talks we learnt about two great charities and the fantastic work they are doing; The Chain of Hope and the Magdi Yacoub Heart Foundation (MYF). There was GREAT turnout and amazing feedback, so thank you for all your support. We heard from Emma and Lisa about the fantastic international reach of Chain of Hope and from Zeina about the impressive growth of the Magdi Yacoub Foundation in Egypt. Our Vice-chairman, Dr. Magdy Ishak, who is also the acting CEO of MYF explained the inspiring and ambitious expansion plans from Aswan centre to Cairo. The new Cairo centre will serve not only Egyptians but the entire region, giving access to free medical treatment to children and adults with complex heart conditions.
of burning flags and besieged embassies in the context of the
Danish cartoons published in 2005 were printed over and over
again to emphasize the grim humorless aspect.
As a result, an entire civilization and culture is being regarded as
devoid of humor and can simply be summarised by those blazing
eyes of the fundamentalists and their merciless harshness.
However, it is completely an unreal image at odds with the
humanity of the Muslim people and the abundant evidence of
humor in Islamic countries for many centuries. Evidence which
proves not only that Muslims have a sense of humor, but also that
they were not afraid to use their religious obligations to generate
laughs. This presentation provides some instances