We would like to congratulate our own Prof. Dr. Siham El-Kafafi, the Founder of Arrows Consultancy Ltd., New Zealand, Member of the Journal Business Cycles, was bestowed with the Global Edu Leader Award 2021 in recognition of her outstanding contributions in expanding knowledge and education, during this year’s Global Education Summit and Award hosted by the IIU International Council for Educators and the International Internship University. Am Edu Leader is the one who has the capacity to translate vision into reality.
Prof. Dr. Siham El-Kafafi is an entrepreneur, educator and businesswoman who is passionate about making a difference in the lives of her students and clients. She started her company in June 2014 with the aim of sharing her mentoring, training and coaching experience through tailored programs serving her clients and their needs.
Prof. Dr. Siham El-Kafafi has a wide industry and consultancy experience in the medical, manufacturing and service industry besides being an academic for the past 24 years. Dr El-Kafafi is a passionate educationalist and thought leader who helped graduate over 10,000 students over her career. Her teaching experience plays a leadership role in the creation of high-quality student experience in a wide range of business management and adult education courses.
Moreover, Prof. Dr. El-Kafafi held various academic positions as Head of Academic Faculty (Business, Finance & English), Director of Research, Senior Lecturer and Guest Lecturer in various universities and tertiary institutes overseas and in New Zealand e.g. Malvern Online, UK & Singapore, Te Wanang o Aotearoa, The University of Waikato, Manukau Institute of Technology, Massey University in New Zealand, Southern Cross University in Australia, and the American University in Cairo.
Prof. Dr. El-Kafafi is on the Board of Trustees for the Home of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (https://homeofentrepreneurship.com/board-members.php); on the Governance Board of The Global Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (GACEINN) as President – representing Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Cyprus, Dubai, UK, USA, and New Zealand (https://homeofentrepreneurship.com/gaceinn/governance.php); and Continental Vice President (Oceania), of The Global Academy of Technopreneurship [A.K.A. Academy of Technology Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (ATIME)] (https://www.homeofentrepreneurship.com/atime/governance.html).
Prof. Dr. El-Kafafi holds a PhD from The University of Waikato, New Zealand, a Masters in Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education from Auckland University of Technology, a Masters of Public Administration from the American University in Cairo and Bachelors of Art in English Literature with Honors from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.
Prof. Dr. El-Kafafi is a public and motivational speaker who is invited as keynote speaker in conferences and national and international events. She has over 100 publications in journal articles, book chapters and conference proceedings besides being on the editorial boards for various national and international journals, on board of examiners and award committees. She is the co-editor of the “Handbook of Research on Indigenous Knowledge and Bi-Culturalism in Global Context, published by IGI Global Publishers in early 2019.
Prof. Dr. El-Kafafi got awarded the Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF) in New Zealand twice on April 2013 and May 2007 besides various other national and international awards. For more detailed information about Dr El-Kafafi and her professional activities, please refer to the following websites: