Ibrahim Mamdouh Fouda is a career member of the Egyptian Foreign Service, currently stationed at Egypt’s mission in New Delhi, India where he covers bilateral economic relations, multilateral political and economic affairs, global issues, and India-Europe ties. He served as a junior diplomat in previous overseas assignments at Egypt’s missions in Kabul, Afghanistan, and Copenhagen, Denmark. Domestically, he also served at the Cabinet of Egypt’s Assistant Foreign Minister for European Affairs and was trained at the Egyptian Institute for Diplomatic Studies (IDS).
Mr. Fouda’s employment history includes working at the MENA Regional Office of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the MENA Regional Office of the UN Migration Agency (IOM), the Egyptian Center for Public Opinion Research (Baseera), the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), and the Egyptian Humanitarian Relief and Rehabilitation Organization (HRRO). His past experience also includes internships at the MENA Regional Office of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Cairo, Egypt, and at the United States Senate in Washington, D.C., USA.
Passionate about promoting diversity and multiculturalism through dialogues between religions and civilizations, Mr. Fouda facilitated online intercultural dialogue sessions with the Soliya Connect Program. Driven by the values of peaceful coexistence and cooperation among nations through mutually respecting and understanding the cultural and religious diversity of peoples across the globe, he also participated in the fellowship programme of the UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC). In addition, he has been involved in various community service activities, particularly in the field of education, and volunteered as an English Instructor at a local association for sustainable development in Cairo, Egypt.
Mr. Fouda holds B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Political Science from the Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University.
Mr. Fouda is a native speaker of Arabic, fluent in English, professionally competent in French, and elementary proficient in German.