Mohab Anis

Mohab Anis is an Engineering Professor at the American University in Cairo, Founder of INNOVETY; a leading innovation management consulting firm, and Principal at IXL Center North Africa & Levant. Mohab loves helping companies build new business opportunities and has consulted widely in the areas of innovation strategy. This includes auditing organizations’ innovation capabilities, intellectual property strategies, business planning, startup and SME operations to scale up, technology transfer, and go-to-market strategies. Mohab consulted 300+ businesses covering 10+ sectors in 15 countries, mostly in MENA. He spearheaded 20+ innovation and industrial strategies for 5 MENA governments. In 2018, he overlooked the ICT development roadmap for Swiss Terre des Hommes in Egypt, Lebanon, and Jordan.

Earlier, Mohab spent years as a tenured professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo, Canada, to which he's now adjunct. There, he consulted in the US and Canada to a variety of Fortune 500 companies and was also involved with Waterloo's technology transfer office where he worked on identifying technologies that have the highest potential for commercialization. As an academic, he authored 170 international papers, 5 books, and 3 US patents. He has been on the Editorial Board of 10 international journals and has supervised 15 PhD & 16 Masters students. Mohab was awarded three of Canada’s highest awards for excellence in innovation (The Early Research Award from Ontario's Ministry of Research and Innovation, the Colton Medal for Research Excellence and the IEEE International Design Award), as well as both of AUC’s top awards in Teaching and Research & Creative Endeavours.

At the AUC, Mohab teaches electronics & VLSI design, advanced microelectronics systems, innovation strategy, economics and management of nanotechnology, business consulting, and introduction to business. Mohab holds a PhD in Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo (2002), an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University with a concentration in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (2008), and a Masters in Management Sciences with a concentration in Technological Innovation (2008).
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