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Mohamed Abou Nar brings a wealth of experience to his new role as Pathfinder’s Interim President for South Asia, Middle East, and North Africa (SAMENA). With over 25 years in international development, Mohamed is a proven leader with a strategic vision. As Chief Organizational Growth Officer, he spearheaded Pathfinder’s growth, securing new mega projects and strategic initiatives. Mohamed has successfully led a $130 million annual portfolio across 20 countries, demonstrating his ability to handle complex global operations, and served ably as Chief Programs & Impact Officer and Senior Director for Pathfinder in Egypt.

Mohamed’s robust technical background encompasses SRHR, capacity building, systems strengthening, and monitoring & evaluation. This expertise allows him to collaborate effectively with governments and stakeholders to develop sustainable solutions across a range of crucial areas. A results-oriented leader, Mohamed motivates teams to exceed expectations and fosters strong relationships with ministries, securing government support at both national and local levels. His leadership style emphasizes a decentralized approach, focusing on teamwork with clear delineation of roles, close collaboration with implementing partners and regional counterparts, and well-defined systems and procedures.

Mohamed has a Doctorate Degree in Business Administration in the “Effect of Transformational Leadership on Integrated Systems Strengthening”, a MSC in Total Quality Management and business Excellence Models, an MBA in Projects Planning, Scheduling and Cost Control and a BSc in civil engineering. He is also certified as a quality management systems’ lead auditor and as an assessor by the European Foundation for Quality Management. A multi-lingual leader, Mohamed speaks Arabic, English, and French.

In the development sector, integration and multi-sectoral approaches are crucial; they pile together the diverse threads of health, education, empowerment, and economic growth, creating a resilient fabric of sustainable and empowered communities and where each sector strengthens and uplifts the others.

Mohamed Abou Nar, Interim President, South Asia, Middle East, and North Africa

Arabic, English and French

Areas of Expertise
  • International Development
  • Quality Management
  • Project Design
  • Implementation
  • Systems Strengthening and Evaluation
  • Women Economic and Social Empowerment
  • Sustainability
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