Dr. Sherwat Elwan Ibrahim is Associate Professor of Innovation and Operations Management at the Faculty of Technology Management, German University in Cairo
She holds a Master’s and Ph.D. in Technology Management from the Wesley J. Howe School of Technology Management, Stevens Institute of Technology, and a B.S. in Accounting from the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration, Helwan University, Cairo Egypt. Her Ph.D. dissertation titled ‘Technological Clusters and Sources of Knowledge for Innovation,’ was awarded ‘Best Dissertation,’ May 2005, by the Wesley J. Howe School of Technology Management. Her Masters thesis was on applying Total Quality Management principals to vocational training in developing countries. She has several publications in prestigious journals including Journal of Economic Geography, EMJ, and Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, and has been jointly awarded the Ted Eschenbach prize for Best paper in Engineering Management Journal, Fall 2005 issue, and the “Bright idea” award, for her paper in New Jersey Publications, 2006.
Dr. Ibrahim teaches several courses in the area of Innovation and Operations Management including; Product and Process Innovation, Operations for Competitive Advantage, Operations Strategy, Supply Chain Management, and Technology and Innovation Management. Her current research interests include Process innovations and Sustainable Supply Chain Management. Dr. Ibrahim is an expert in training and mentoring entrepreneurs, she is a core faculty member of Goldman Sachs Women Entrepreneurship and Leadership Program (WEL) that has graduated over two hundred women entrepreneurs in the Middle East. She has received extensive training in Executive Education from Wharton and Kellogg business schools, and has also received training on Sustainable Entrepreneurship from the Centre on Sustainable Consumption & Production (CSCP) in Germany. Prior to joining the German University in Cairo, Dr. Ibrahim was Assistant Professor and Head of the Operations Management Unit at the American University in Cairo, Egypt.