Read in-depth features about the MBI Alumni Association members, independent journalism on their many achievements... and a variety of papers, articles and media published by the Alumni themselves.


MBI Alumnus, Farouk Al Salihi, who graduated from the London School of Economics (LSE) in 2009, has recently been appointed Yemen Crisis Response Project Coordinator. The project is part of the United Nations’ Development Program and it aims to build community resilience and restore livelihoods to those people affected by the current crisis. The project trains and supports heal ...


Tarek Younis, MBI Al Jaber Foundation Alumnus, is an ethnomusicologist and a freelance pianist and composer. He is also the Head of Music at the Haya Cultural Center of Amman, Jordan. His music is performed around the globe receiving excellent reviews. He recently established the Amman Music Society which aims at presenting the best Jordanian musicians to an appreciative audien ...


Yasmine El-Mehairy, the founder of “SuperMama”, one of the best family platforms in the Middle East, amazes us with another start-up that will help struggling households even further. “Coushies” is a local, designer-cushion online store that supplies soft furnishing that suit every modern home (https://www.coushies.com/). However, “Coushies” is far more than that; Yasmine emba ...


Two students attending the American University of Beirut (AUB) have been awarded scholarships by the MBI Al Jaber Foundation enabling them to continue with their studies. Naji El Beyrouthy and Waddah Malaeb are studying for Masters degrees in Irrigation and Mechanical Engineering respectively. Naji’s first degree was a BSc in Agriculture and he has chosen to stay within his fi ...


MBI Al Jaber Foundation alumnus, Dr Mohammed Yehia Ahmed, gave a Guest Lecture talking about digital channels. He presented the best practice cases of tourism suppliers using for instance 360 Degree, Google Earth and innovative videos. Mohamed Yehia Ahmed was awarded an MBI Al Jaber Foundation scholarship and graduated in 2010 from the MODUL University, Vienna  where he gained ...


Dr Noura Youssef Mansouri has recently taken part in the Misk Global Forum, which is an ongoing platform that brings young leaders, creators and thinkers together with established global innovators to explore, experience and experiment with ways to meet the challenge of change.


Dr Saifedean Ammous, expert on monetary economics, has just published his latest work about the phenomenon of the Bitcoin and the innovation it will bring about in the near future.


Dr Noura Mansouri participated in the MiSK-UNDP Youth Forum as a mouthpiece for all the young researchers in the field of sustainable energy and empowerment of the role played by the young and women. The Forum took place in NYC on 15 September 2017 and was a one-day-lasting initiative that brought together the most brilliant minds form all over the world in the fields mentioned.


Sisters Yasmine and Yousra El-Mehairy launch their new venture in home accessories with their designer cushions. Yasmine is passionate about designs and started with home-made greetings cards many years ago.


As part of International Women’s Day, Yasmine El-Mehairy shares her thoughts on female empowerment and entrepreneurship. Read her interview with Fustany.com where she talks about how women can fight gender discrimination within the Arab society.