• MINA GIRGIS
    MINA GIRGIS PRODUCER & CEO

    An ethnomusicologist with background in hospitality experience design, Mina explores new ways to cultivate environments conducive to learning, making, and experiencing music. He specializes in curating and producing innovative musical collaborations across diverse styles. Mina earned his bachelor in Hospitality Administration from Florida State University

    and his masters in Ethnomusicology from the University of California Santa Barbara. Mina is a Synergos Pioneers of Egypt fellow, a Wired 2014 Innovation fellow, and a National Arts Strategies Creative Community fellow.

  • STEFFEN SCHWORER
    STEFFEN SCHWORER Director of Institutional Giving

    Steffen is an advisor on issues related to sustainable development and international cooperation, with a specific interest in transboundary water governance and hydro-diplomacy. At the Nile Project, Steffen leads the program development and acquisition.

    Previously, he worked in the Nile region in a technical assistance project of the German Cooperation with the Nile Basin Initiative. He holds a MA in Environmental Management from Free University Berlin, and a BA in Social Sciences from the University of Düsseldorf with a Minor in Economics from Utrecht School of Economics.

  • SALAM YOUSRY
    SALAM YOUSRY NILE CHOIR FACILITATOR

    Salam Yousry is a painter, writer and theater director. He is the founder of Al-Tamye Theatre Company in 2002, The Choir Project in 2010 and Combo Independent Festival in 2012. Since his graduation in 2004, he worked in several areas in the arts and culture sector. He started as Teaching Assistant in The Painting Dept. in The Faculty of Fine Arts, Helwan Uni.

    He was Curator of Fonoon Art Gallery and Bookshop in 2005. He also worked in advertising as Illustrator.He was managing the “eka3 for Independent Music Production and Distribution” office in Cairo in 2009. He had several experiments in music videos, documentaries and short feature films