Pioneering educators and industry leaders
We're governed by path-breaking leaders, expert councils and global advisory boards.
As we’re an independent university, we answer directly to our mission. To enable greater social and economic mobility across the world by providing learners access to high-quality, affordable, dynamic education; preparing them for the global workplace.
Meet our Board of directors
Our directors oversee strategic planning and new initiatives, monitor finances, and support and evaluate finances. Each one is an industry expert; collectively, they have managed and taught at universities in more than 15 countries.
Board of directors
Dr. Sherif Kamel
President of the American Chamber of Commerce, Egypt
Dr Kamel is the Dean of Business School at The American University in Cairo. Before joining AUC, he served as director of the Regional IT Institute and managed the training department of the Cabinet of Egypt Information and Decision Support Center.Read more
Board Member of Nexford University
- MBA, Dartmouth College, Tuck School of Business
- MSc, Material Science and Metallurgy, KU Leuven Belgium
Driek Desmet is currently a Board Member of Nexford University, as well as, an Independent Advisor to a range of technology start-ups across industries, in Europe, Asia and Africa. He was a Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company, focusing on strategic change and IT transformation for leading companies and governments across industries.Read more
Ms. Julia Moffett
Board Observer; Co-Founder and General Partner, Future of Learning Fund; General Partner, Future Africa
- B.A., College of Social Studies, Wesleyan University
Julia is passionate about the reinvention of education and the relevance the move to digital and skills-based learning has in emerging markets, especially Africa. She is the Co-Founder and General Partner of the Future of Learning Fund, an early-stage investor in tech-enabled, scale-focused new and improved models of learning that connect Africans to the future of work.Read more
Fadl Al Tarzi
Chief Executive Officer
Known for having a unique vision
Fadl founded Nexford University in 2018, with a vision to enable greater social and economic mobility through high-quality, affordable education. His vision stemmed from years of doing business in more than 10 emerging markets, where he witnessed how lack of access to affordable, high-quality education impacts societies across the world.Read more
Meet our Global advisory board
A diverse group of academic and industry experts from reputed institutions, including Harvard, Boston University and Babson. Decades of experience combine to bring you one best-in-class education experience that bridges the gap between what we teach and what employers needs and helps learners succeed.
Global advisory board
Academic Technology and Instructional Design Specialis, WVA School of Osteopathic Medicine
Bridget Moore is an experienced Director/Dean with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, E-Learning, Accreditation, Educational Assessment, and Technology Management.Read more
Hebert I. Sedas
Founder and President, Atlas360 LLC
Herbert I. Sedas is a results-driven leader with an entrepreneurial mindset and 20 years of experience leading telecommunications firms. Exceptionally skilled at coordinating sales and business development initiatives across vast domestic & international territories. Proven record of success penetrating new markets, capturing new business, and building a substantial customer base.Read more
Dr. Jon Mott
Founder & CEO at Aspire|Ability
Dr. Jon Mott is the Founder & CEO of Aspire|Ability, which specializes in helping companies develop the new talent they need. He specialized in learning science, learning technology, learning & development and talent strategy. He holds a Ph.D in Political Science from the University of Oklahoma.
Chief Human Resources Officer, Sterling Bank, Plc
Temi Dalley is an adept HR leader with an array of skills and knowledge developed through work experience and academic study. With nearly two decades of experience – locally and internationally, she is a seasoned professional with an exceptional reputation in people management, strategic leadership, business acumen and HR transformation.Read more
Meet our Curriculum advisory panel
An international group of academic and business experts who provide insights on emerging trends in education, evolving workplace needs, and assessment standards. They play a vital role in shaping Nexford’s strategic plan and developing curriculum.