Dina Sherif is co-founder of Ahead of the Curve, a social enterprise firm working to promote sustainable societies by encouraging more responsible and inclusive business practices in emerging markets, and is senior advisor for engagement at Silatech, a regional non-profit based in Doha that was established to support youth economic empowerment and inclusion in the Middle East. She is currently a fellow at the New America Foundation's Middle East Task Force. From 2006-2012, Sherif was the associate director of the John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement at the American University in Cairo. She is currently the chair of the board of the Arab Foundations Forum, based out of Amman; the Alashanek ya Baladi Association (For You My Country) in Egypt; and a member of the advisory board of Nakhweh, based out of Jordan. She was recently named one of Trust America's top 100 thought leaders on responsible business practice in Europe and the Middle East and is a co-editor of From Charity to Social Change: Trends in Arab Philanthropy.