Board of Trustees


Dr. Hassan El Kalla

Dr. Hassan El Kalla is an internationally recognized leader in public health, education, and business development. He is the Founder and Chairman of Cairo for Investment and Real Estate Development (CIRA): A registered company on the Egyptian Stock Market. The company is a partner in the Global Compact, an initiative of the former United Nations Secretary-General, the Honorable Kofi Anan.

He is the founder and chairman of Futures Educational Systems (FES): A consortium of schools that were initiated with a mission to help enhance the quality and equity of education in Egypt, the schools serve more than 17,000 students across Egypt. He is the founder and chairman of Edu Systems International (ESI) and BUC, which was built to utilize his efforts to provide his beloved Egypt with a wholesome educational offering. He is also the Founder and President of the Egyptian Society for Quality in Health Care (ESQUA), and President of GS1 Egypt.

Dr. Hassan was the First Undersecretary of the Curative Care Sector of the Ministry of Health and Population in Egypt. He was a key member of the Health Policy Committee which laid the foundation for health sector reform and the re-engineering for the Ministry of Health and Population. He successfully supervised the implementation of the Primary Health Care Benefits Package in Egypt. The voluntary work of which he is most proud was accomplished by the Egyptian Society of Cultural Exchange (AFS Egypt): an organization that provides about twelve thousand grants annually to facilitate the achievement of peace, brotherhood, and enlightened dialogues around the world. Dr. Hassan was a prominent member of the AFS International Board of Trustees.