Mahmoud Fouad

Marine Ecologist and Nature Conservation Senior Consultant

M.Sc. in Marine Ecology, Biology Department, Faculty of Science, Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt

Diploma in Marine Mammal Biology and Conservation, Universidad International Menéndez Pelayo, Valencia, Spain

B.Sc. in Marine Biology and Fish Science, Faculty of Science, Al- Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt

 Mr. Fouad has over 15 years of experience in the field of environmental and conservation management and planning.  He has started his career building on his academic background as a Marine Biologist, working as an Environmental Researcher at the Southern Sinai Protected Areas Sector.  Later, he attained the position of Acting Assistant of the Director of the Nature Conservation Sector at the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency.  This solid background as a member of the authoritative bodies managing the environmental scene in Egypt has qualified him to move to the private sector, when he joined Environics in 2012.

As the Marine Ecologist and Nature Conservation Consultant at Environics, Mr. Fouad has managed and contributed to a number of major coastal zone management, tourism, and offshore/onshore oil and gas projects and studies along the Mediterranean and Red Sea coasts and waters of Egypt, including marine and bathymetric surveys, as well as ESIA, IESIA, and scoped studies.  Mr. Fouad was the Mentor of Egypt in the MedPAN South – WWF Mediterranean Regional Project (2010-2012), and has been chosen to join the Board of Directors of MedPAN Association during 2013.  He has also participated in establishing the national action plan for cetacean conservation in Mediterranean in Egypt between 2012 and 2016.

His diverse conservation experience also includes serving as: Member of the Environment Mutual Accountability (MA) Group to evaluate the Medicinal Plants Conservation Project, Saint Katherine, South Sinai by the Ministry of International Cooperation (2012); Head of the National Team for monitoring Cetacean in Mediterranean and Red Sea (2008 – 2012); and National Consultant for Education and public awareness in Migratory Soaring Birds project, GEF (2009-2011).