Mohamed El Dahshan is founder and principal of Heliopolis Consulting, a boutique consultancy firm working on issues of economic development, freedom of expression, and internet governance in transition countries. In addition, he is a senior associate at one2five, a Paris-based financial advisory firm focusing on sovereign financing in the developing world, and a Nonresident Fellow with the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP). Prior to this, he was Senior cooperation advisor at the African Development Bank, and Senior Research Fellow at the Harvard University Center for International Development. He regularly writes and lectures on topics including the Middle Eastern transitions, economic development and entrepreneurship, and technology. He is also a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Councils. In the past, he has consulted for such organisations as the United Nations Development Programme, the World Bank, as well as national governments in the Middle East. He has received the Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Journalism Award for coverage and analysis of the Egyptian revolution for traditional and social media, and is listed as one of the "100 Africa Future Economic Leaders" by the Choiseul Institute, as well as the "100 Most Powerful Arabs under 40" by Arabian Business magazine. He is also a Fellow of the United Nations Alliance of Civilisations. He is the co-author of “Diaries of the Revolution”, a collective memoir of the 2011 Egyptian uprising, which was published in Arabic and in Italian, as well as several book chapters, academic papers, and media articles. Mohamed is a graduate of the University of Oxford, the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Sciences-Po Paris, and Cairo University.