Degree in Philosophy, American University, Cairo; degree in Media Studies, New School, New York. Formerly: taught in Lebanon and launched start-ups in East Africa and Egypt. 2006, joined UNICEF; since 2007, Co-Creator and Co-Leader, Innovation Unit, New York. Working with UNICEF's 135 country offices, the Innovation Unit's research and development priorities focus on near-term challenges in the world's most difficult operating environments. The Unit also crafts strategic options for innovation on a three-to-five year horizon. Has co-created and taught the Design for UNICEF course, New York University. Has also taught and lectured at Columbia University, Harvard University and IIT Delhi. Recognized as one of 100 most influential people, TIME Magazine (2013).