About The Speaker
Besides managing the family business in the pharmaceutical field, Ashraf has started, managed, and consulted several businesses in the fields of design, advertising, and media marketing. In 2011, he followed his passion for social entrepreneurship by accepting the challenge to join a global NGO as their Middle East Director. He also acts as a consultant and mentor to several startups with Health 2.0 and the African Entrepreneurship Award. In more recent years, Ashraf has merged his passion and expertise in tech-entrepreneurship and health, through the highly innovative and trailblazing venture that is O7 Therapy. Alongside the highly-esteemed psychiatrist, founder of Nine Psychology, Dr. Ashraf Adel, and entrepreneurial technology expert and founder of EME International, Nader Iskander, Ashraf has developed O7 Therapy from the ground-up.Ashraf believes that the impact of technological enhancement can be the driving force behind the success of industries across the board. He recognizes the potential technology has, and is unwilling to settle on professionalism and user-experience, especially when it comes to the journey to mental health and wellness. For Ashraf, the building of O7 Therapy is living proof that technology has the capacity to bridge the gaps in holistic health care by reaching its full value, through accessibility and excellence. Ashraf graduated from the German school in Cairo, holds a B.Sc. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Cairo University, and a MSc. in Technology Entrepreneurship from University of Maryland. Additionally, he studied Integrated Marketing Communications at the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK.