Mohamed El Dahshan is a research fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. In his capacity as Middle East Manager for the Entrepreneurial Finance Lab - Research Initiative, he seeks to facilitate commercial lending to entrepreneurs and SMEs.
He is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Sciences - Po Paris, and Cairo University.
He has served as a consultant for a number of international organizations and national governments on growth and SME development policies.
He is also a lecturer at Ain Shams University, and a regular contributor to international media. Last year, he was awarded an Anna Lindh EuroMediterranean journalism award for his writings on the Egyptian revolution; his is also the coauthor of "Tahrir Diaries", a collective memoir of the 2011 Egyptian revolution, which was published in Arabic and in Italian.