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
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
Dr. Frances Tsakonas
Chief Executive Officer, International Institute for Education Advancement (a division of RITE Education Associates)
Frances Tsakonas is an ‘edupreneur’ who was born and raised in Australia; she is a graduate of Harvard University, Graduate School of Education where she undertook advanced Post-Masters studies in teaching, curriculum and learning environments.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.