Abdelhamid El-Zoheiry is the President of the Euro-Mediterranean University (EMUNI) in Slovenia and professor at Cairo University Faculty of Medicine. Serving as Senior Policy Advisor to the Egyptian Minister and Executive Director of the Research Development and Innovation (RDI) Programme, he acquired extensive experience in initiating and managing Euro-Mediterranean partnerships in Education and Research. He participated in reform of the Egyptian Research and Innovation Strategy, managed innovation grants to the Research community and initiated public engagement in Science and Innovation. He is the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Euro-Mediterranean Studies and founding President of FEMIA, an international association for innovation in the Euro-Mediterranean. He formerly served as the director of the Learning Resource Centre at Cairo University Faculty of Medicine and the President of Heliopolis University, Cairo.