Sherwat Elwan Ibrahim

Associate Professor of Operations Management & Chair at UN PRME Chapter Africa

The American University in Cairo (AUC)

Sherwat Elwan Ibrahim is an Associate Professor of Operations and Management at the American University in Cairo School of Business. She serves as the founding Chair for PRME Chapter Africa of the UN. She has several publications in prestigious journals including Journal of Economic Geography, Africa Journal of Management, Journal of Global Operations and Strategic Sourcing, Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, and Management Decision and has been jointly awarded the Ted Eschenbach prize for Best paper in Engineering Management Journal, and the “Bright idea” award, for her paper in New Jersey Publications.

Sherwat teaches courses in the area of Operations and Technology Management including Supply Chain Management, Operations for Competitive Advantage, Product and Process Innovation, and Technology and Innovation Strategy. She is Partner & Senior consultant at Innovety, an innovation management consulting firm and affiliate of Boston-based IXL-Center, where she leads several engagements with private sector, government, and NGO accounts, and consults on innovation practices, strategy and management of technology. Sherwat is an expert on SMEs’ business growth and development, and was a core faculty member of Goldman Sachs (GS) Women Entrepreneurship and Leadership Program (WEL).


Sherwat holds a Master’s and Ph.D. in Technology Management from Stevens Institute of Technology. She has received Executive Education training from Wharton and Kellogg business schools, and has also received training on Sustainable Entrepreneurship from the Centre on Sustainable Consumption & Production (CSCP) in Wuppertal, Germany.

Areas of Research

Her current research interests include global value chains, sustainable supply chain management, responsible sourcing, supplier governance, and supply chain technology adoption.