Ahmed Bastawy is a mechanical engineer turned social entrepreneur. He believes that grassroots initiatives are the keys to scaling up social impact. He has founded training initiatives and companies after being involved in different national and international organizations.

He currently runs Icealex Innovation Hub that supports startups and the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Alexandria, Egypt. In addition Ahmed founded and served as the international business development manager at iceHubs Global CIC (a UK based social enterprise) that focuses on transforming sustainability challenges into green businesses.

Ahmed has been a lead trainer and facilitator on different topics in Africa and Europe. He also consults government organizations in Africa and Europe on social innovation, entrepreneurship and sustainability.