Nihel Chabrak

Nihel Chabrak

Executive Director
UAEA Pavilion

Prof. Nihel Chabrak is the Executive Director of the UAEU Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. She is the leader of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) UAE national team and former CEO of the UAEU Science and Innovation Park. She is Professor of Accounting and Governance in the College of Business and Economics at UAEU. Before joining the UAEU, she worked as consultant, Assistant then Associate Professor at Institut Mines Telecom, France and Research Associate at University Paris Dauphine, France where she also served as Director of its Master program “Finance, Control & Risks” in collaboration with the State University of Economics [FINEC], in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Prof. Chabrak is a member of the BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt Responsible Leaders Network, the Global Diplomacy Lab, The Bosch Alumni Network, and GIZ Global Leadership Academy. She is former coordinator of Dubai Declaration on sustainable finance, a UNEP FI initiative with the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment.

She is currently leading the establishment of the “Institute of the Future” in District 2020 as legacy of UAEU participation at Expo 2020. She is the mastermind of its pioneering “Pathfinders Program” that will be showcased at Expo 2020 Dubai, a pilot of the “Curriculum of the Future” that will be offered through the Institute of the Future to graduate job creators instead of job seekers.