Mr. Yousef Jameel HON LHD is the founder of the Yousef Jameel Academic Program. An internationally successful entrepreneur and philanthropist, he long ago had the vision that knowledge and understanding is the key to the success of future generations, and that research is the foundation for the innovations and developments that serve and unify mankind.
With this approach guiding his actions and thoughts, Yousef Jameel decided to sponsor education, scientific research and the arts; currently he supports more than 200 graduate and postgraduate students in the fields of science, business and the arts.
In 2003, with this commitment to support scientific research, he funded the establishment of the Science and Technology Research Center (STRC) at the American University in Cairo (AUC) where, as a young man, he had graduated in economics. This follows a family tradition – his father, Abdul Latif Jameel, established the Business School at the AUC.
Since 2004, Yousef Jameel has privately funded a comprehensive scholarship program benefiting almost 400 PhDs, Masters and MBAs all over the world. Approximately 190 MBA students have been supported at the American University in Cairo, with the intent of cultivating and developing a new generation of entrepreneurial leaders in Egypt and the Middle East.