Anissa Hassouna, Executive Director of Sir Magdi Yacoub Heart Foundation, was appointed to the New Egyptian Parliament for the next five years. Anissa was a participant at the 2015 FGW Convening in St. Paul, MN. Congratulations Anissa!
Anissa was the first woman elected to the Board of the Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs. She is a member of the Executive Council of the “Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs” that won the Nobel Prize in 1995. She is a member of both the Consultative Boards of the “Arab Thought Foundation-Beirut, Lebanon” and the “Arab Forum for Alternatives-Cairo, Egypt.” Previously, Anissa was a political advisor to the Chairman of the Information and Decision Support Center of the Egyptian Cabinet, the Director General of Egypt’s International Economic Forum, and Assistant General Manager at Egypt Iran Development Bank. In 2014, she was named by Arabian Business and CEO Middle East Magazine as one of the “World’s 100 Most Powerful Arab Women.”