team members


farida hammad
Posted in: artists team members
07/02/2016

Farida Hammad is currently the Director of Strategic Development and responsible for developing, diversifying and sustaining Mahatat’s model in the frame of its vision and mission. She has recently completed an MA from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in Media in Development. Her research traces the interplay between representation, spaces of expression and […]

jihad sayed abdallah
Posted in: team members
02/11/2016

Jihad is currently the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer at Mahatat. She is a community development worker with over 8 years of experience in managing, coordinating, implementing and evaluating social and development activities and projects. In addition, she has trained and supported both children and youth through conducting life skills workshops, feasibility studies […]

heba el cheikh
Posted in: founders team members
17/02/2016

Managing Director Cultural manager Heba ElCheikh studied French, translation and journalism, and in 2012 she completed her Masters degree in Art Management, with a focus on community arts and evaluation at Utrecht School of the Arts in the Netherlands. In 2011, she co-founded Mahatat for contemporary art. She believes in democratization of the arts, and […]

nahla osman
Posted in: team members

Nahla Osman received her Bachelors degree in languages in 2006, before pursuing a career in the development field for almost seven years. She held middle-management positions at several international organizations and NGOs and has also worked in the public sector in Egypt. She received her Masters degree in Development Administration and Planning from University College […]

omnia emad
Posted in: team members
01/08/2016

Omnia Emad is currently the Office & Administration Manager at Mahatat for contemporary art. She holds a Diploma in Business Administration & Information Systems from Helwan University and has three years of experience in the administrative field. Prior to Mahatat for contemporary art, Omnia held the position of Office Manager in several key organizations and […]

reem khedr
Posted in: team members
11/02/2016

Reem is currently the Program Coordinator at Mahatat for Contemporary art. She graduated from the American University in Cairo (AUC) in December 2011 with a Bachelors degree in journalism, minoring in sociology. She has over four years of experience with nonprofit organizations, including the Goethe-Institut, Save the Children and the John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and […]

shaimaa atef
Posted in: team members
22/08/2016

Shaimaa Atef received her master’s degree from Sorbonne, Paris 1 in Cultural Heritage Management in 2014 and a professional diploma in Research Methods and Skills from the Maastricht School of Management in 2015. Shaimaa also worked as a Field Office Director and Field Researcher at the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) for 2 years. […]

yara elshennawy
Posted in: team members
11/02/2016

Yara is the marketing and fundraising consultant at Mahatat for Contemporary Art. She provides support to the fundraising team, contacts potential local and international donors, drafts project proposals and networks with other organizations globally. She has seven years experience in social development for NGOs, such as FTE, Save the Children, and UNODC. She has attended several international […]


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