Government Industry Academia Ambassador (GIA Ambassadors)

GIA HUB Ambassadors Program

The GIA HUB Ambassadors Program is a prestigious initiative that brings together a select group of professionals to promote the Government-Industry-Academia collaboration in the Middle East & Africa. As a GIA Ambassador, you will play a critical role in shaping the future of innovation and growth in the region.

GIA Ambassadors

Vincent Kaabunga

Founder of Great Analytics, an IoT solutions firm that specializes in providing turn-key IoT solutions and business analytics. Vincent is a telecommunications engineer, a member of the Eta Kappa Nu Society and a Senior Member of the IEEE. 

Besma Younes

The Development and PR Director at Novation City. she is also the Project Manager of Tunisia IoT & AI Challenge, and an honorary member of ARSII.

Lebogang Madise

Advocate for Women in STEM. She works in the Azure Business Group at Microsoft as a Go-To-Market Manager for the Developer Audience across the Africa region.  

Nneoma Ofodile

General Manager for Digital Africa Global Consult Ltd, an international ICT group leading advocacy for the adoption, diffusion, and active development of digital technology in Africa.

Mohamed Eltaweel

The Head of the Educational Departments, College of Computing and Information Technology, Smart Village Campus, Arabs Academy for Science, Technology, and Maritime Transport.

Ayat Amr

Ex.Google | NASA award winner | Partner Development Manager at Injazat a G42 company | UN Youth Ambassador

Hany Magdy Ayaad

Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship, Logistics, and Supply Chain Management And Associate Dean for Students Affairs at the Arab Academy for Science Technology and Maritime Transport “AAST.

Emmanuel Mariaria

Innovator and a specialist in the fields of AI and IoT. He has a background in Electrical and Telecommunications Engineering with a specialisation in computer internetworking.

Mohamed El Dallal

Serial Entrepreneur currently the Co-founder & CEO of “Techne” and Co-founder & CEO “Innovideas LLC. for Marketing & Advertising”

Chizoba Nzeakor

Chizoba is a recognized future leader in the field of climate and clean energy. Recently acknowledged by the Aspen Institute at the Aspen Ideas Climate Summit in Miami Beach 2023. She is also a member of The Queens Commonwealth Youth Trust Network, The Commonwealth Sustainable Energy Transition Youth Executive, UNFCCC Youth Constituency (YOUNGO) and SDG 7 Youth Constituency.


Hussien Mostafa

Experienced Project Manager with a passion for innovation and entrepreneurship.

Mohmoud Kishk

Seasoned professional with over 5 years of expertise in innovation and entrepreneurship, specifically within the government and public sector.

Khaled Mokhtar

Multiple leading roles in different global organizations and multinational companies for the past 17 years, he preciously worked for HP, Google, Dubai Government and currently with Etisalat UAE


Imade Bibowei

Imade Bibowei-Osuobeni is the founder of Tech Herfrica, which is working towards breaking the cycle of poverty through digital inclusion for women and girls in underserved African communities. She is a public policy advisor, an inclusive digital economy thought leader, and a member of the United Nations eTrade for women.

Fady Ismaeel

An expert in agility, corporate governance, innovation, and entrepreneurship, I have a passion for transforming both people and organizations.

Nassirah Laloo

Dr Nassirah LALOO started her career at the University of Technology, Mauritius (UTM) in 2006 and is currently with the School of Innovative Technologies and Engineering. 

Ahmed Bastawy

He is the founder and Managing Director of ICEALEX Innovation Hub, which supports growing businesses and startups in the region. He also launched Startups of Alex, the first business incubator in Alexandria, with a focus on impact-driven entrepreneurship.

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Zeineb Cheniour

Zeineb Cheniour is an experienced PR and sales manager with extensive experience in different domains and with different responsibilities. She has also been an active member within the ecosystem of startups and innovation.


Mohamed Taher Mouni

Mohamed Taher is the Founder of Beyond 4.0, a one stop shop integrator for industry 4.0 solutions. He is an industrial engineer with a background of Operational excellence, Lean Six Sigma, Smart Manufacturing and industry 4.0

Program Details

  1. Year; 2023
  2. Duration of Membership: 1 Year
  3. Annual Meeting: October 2023 GIA Hub {GITEX Technology Week, Dubai}
  4. Membership Fees: Free in 2023
  5. Selection Phase: Nomination

Nomination Process

The GIA HUB Ambassadors Program welcomes nominations from individuals who meet the following criteria:

  1. Should be affiliated with at least one GIA program in your region 
  2. Hold a Master’s Degree (preferred)
  3. Age range: 25-40 years old
  4. At least 5 years of experience in the innovation industry
  5. Have at least one international recognition
Government Industry Academia Regional Mentorship Program

To nominate yourself or someone else, please fill out the nomination form.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to the interview.

Program Benefits

As a GIA HUB Ambassador, you will have the opportunity to:


  1. Represent GIA HUB at events and conferences
  2. Network with industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and policymakers
  3. Share your knowledge and insights with fellow ambassadors and participants
  4. Engage with GIA HUB partners and stakeholders
  5. Participate in special events and activities

Application Process

Shortlisted nominees will be invited to submit their applications and will be assessed based on the selection criteria. Successful applicants will be notified of their acceptance into the program.

This program is open to all countries, and ambassadors from government, industry, and academia are encouraged to apply. Each ambassador should select their background from government, industry, or academia. By being a GIA Ambassador, you will have the right to represent GIA in your sector and in your city.

Don’t miss this opportunity to become a GIA HUB Ambassador and make a difference in the innovation ecosystem in Africa and the Middle East.

Nominate yourself or someone else today and join us at GIA Hub Main Event!