Rany Ibrahim, B.Com, MBA, ITP, MCSE, F.CIM. Ph.D. (Student)
I have extensive international experience working with private and public sectors around the World, mostly in North America and the Middle East. I was born in the Middle East and went to school and immigrated to Canada. I am fluent in both English and Arabic. My focus is on International Trade, Government Relations, Community Economic Development, and International Development. I had the opportunity to work as a Consultant with several Government departments and as an expert on the Middle East & North Africa – Canada International Trade Relations. I also served as a Director on a Regional Economic Development Authority, Provincial Executive for a BR+E Program (Business Retention and Expansion). I presented a wide range of academic papers and served as a guest speaker and panellist on Economic Development, Politics, Public Policy, Human Rights and Immigration topics. I received several academic and professional awards, most recently “Champion of Development Award” from Regional Development Authority, and “HYPE Award” (Honouring Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs) from Junior Chamber International. I earned the designation Chartered Manager (F.CIM.) and a member in the Canadian Institute of Management. Also, I am a member in the Canadian Community Economic Development Network (CCEDNet) and Junior Chamber International (JCI).
I have a Bachelor of Commerce with a concentration on Business Administration from Ain Shames University (Cairo, Egypt), a Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Graduate Degree from University of New Brunswick (Fredericton, Canada), a Certificate in Management from the Canadian Institute of Management (Toronto, Canada), and a Masters of Business Administration in Community Economic Development from Cape Breton University (Sydney, Canada). I am working on an Interdisciplinary Ph.D. research in Economics, Politics, and History at Dalhousie University (Halifax, Canada) with focus on the Middle East & North Africa. This Academic Research is on The Relationship between Economic Development and Democracy in the Middle East.