Ashraf Hegazy, MPA/MC
Ashraf S. Hegazy is a leadership consultant, instructor and coach. He has been the Global Head of Leadership for Acumen, overseeing the gold standard “Acumen Global Fellows” program and all regional fellows’ programs. He is an expert on Adaptive Leadership (AL), a framework for mobilizing system-level change, on which he consults with social entrepreneurs as well as business, medical and political leaders worldwide.
His work encompasses several frameworks in addition to AL, including Immunity to Change, public narrative, systems thinking, design thinking and negotiations. He was a senior associate at the Harvard International Negotiation Program, where he explored the emotional and cultural identity questions underlying major conﬂicts. Hegazy began his studies at Harvard’s Psychology Department, focusing on leadership traits, then earned his Master’s degree from the Harvard Kennedy School, where he was awarded a Presidential Management Fellowship and a Lucius N. Littauer Fellowship.
Hegazy has served on the National Policy Council of the Arab American Institute and on the Beirut Institute’s Arab Brain Trust, a regional think tank; as an advisor to the Spain- based Institute for Integrated Transitions, working on fragile states and those addressing major conﬂicts; as an advisor for the Saudi Arabia-based Medinah Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship (MILE); as a Harvard Alumni Association Director; Somerville Human Rights Commission Chair; and chair of the International Board of Advisors of United Planet, a global peace corps.
Hegazy is an adjunct instructor at St. Jude’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and for executive/continuing education programs at Harvard University.