Nora Abou El Seoud has more than 20 years of experience in the fields of education, training and social development in multinational institutions and NGOs.

Nora joined Education for Employment-Egypt (EFE-Egypt) in 2012 as a trainer, working directly with youth. She gradually took on additional management responsibilities, starting from training officer, and rising to become Director of Programs, then Chief Operating Officer. She assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer of EFE-Egypt in December 2017. Under her executive leadership, EFE-Egypt grew to over twice its size in terms of size of operations, average number of graduates and annual budgets.

Prior to that, Nora worked at Regional IT Institute (RITI), a leading non-profit operating in the field of training and human resource development. Nora was RITI’s Training and Operations Manager, overseeing all training and developmental projects as well as business operations.

Before EFE-Egypt and RITI, Nora worked with AMIDEAST, a leading non-profit organization engaged in international education, training, and development activities in the Middle East and North Africa. At AMIDEAST, Nora was engaged in implementing a project for LLM students in cooperation with Indiana University.

Before AMIDEAST, Nora was with the American University in Cairo (AUC), one of the leading universities in the Middle East and North Africa, as an instructor, teacher and Curriculum Developer, where she developed, managed and taught a wide range of programs and courses.

Nora graduated from the AUC with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Business Administration. She then earned her Master’s degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) from AUC.  She is fluent in English and Arabic.