Lana Elramly

Executive Director

Association of African Business Schools (AABS)

Lana Elramly leads the Association of African Business Schools (AABS) operations with a specific focus on the development of African business schools as the AABS Executive Director.

Prior to that, Lana has held the position of AABS Accreditation Director since 2018 and, in this time, has overseen the launch of the AABS Accreditation and has provided strategic leadership in planning, implementing and supervising the quality-based AABS accreditation system. In her current role, she has put her experience in higher education, accreditation, and quality improvement in Africa and the Middle East into spearheading a new vision and direction for AABS that will be of benefit to the entire AABS network. Her key responsibilities are to develop a strategy for AABS operations while still continuing to overlook the accreditation process. She is working closely with the AABS Secretariat to design and implement the plans that will benefit all AABS members and she, as leader of the team, is enhancing the association’s performance and capabilities.

 Lana graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Global Affairs from George Mason University, USA, a Master’s Degree in Public Administration with Honours from the American University in Cairo (AUC), Egypt, and has also participated in the “Women in Leadership” programme at Harvard Graduate School of Education.  She also brings to AABS a wealth of experience from her tenure of more than ten years at AUC. In her capacity as Manager: Academic Assessment and Accreditation, she, twice, achieved the School of Business its Triple Crown Accreditation with a record breaking three visits in one academic year. Prior to joining the education sector, she worked for the Department of State, Inspector General’s office, based in Washington DC, USA, where she was instrumental in assisting teams with inspecting US missionaries around the globe while preparing requested reports and briefs as demanded by the US Senate.