Dr. Mamdouh Foad is Chief Executive Officer and President of the Egyptian Association for Community Initiatives and Development (EACID). Dr. Foad is managing a financial institution providing loans to more than 3,000 low income clients in Aswan and Cairo. EACID is a leading local organization advancing the Egyptian microfinance sector in product innovation for poor working families. Dr. Foad has spoken on the benefits of social programming and private sector development at international events such as the Sanabel’s Arab Microfinance conference, CIDA and the Canadian Association for Studies in International Development at York University. Together with the Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) and Partners in Technology (PTE), Dr. Foad is implementing the Canadian CIDA funded project, Protecting and Promoting the Interests of Children who Work in Egypt. Dr. Foad has more than 20 years experience in poverty alleviation projects and enterprise development at CARE International, Canada International Development Agency funded projects and the European Union. He holds degrees in veterinarian science as well as a PhD in Business from the Arab League.