Seif Abu ZaidSeif Abou Zaid



Occupational Information

Occupation: Education

Occupational Position: Co-founder and CEO of ACT Microschools

Professional History

Seif Abou Zaid is an education entrepreneur who focuses on creating educational experiences that build socially responsible citizens who value freedom and have high self-esteem, courage and a growth-mindset. He is the co-founder and CEO of ACT Microschools - a network of micro-schools that provides a globally competitive education with a focus on local identities. He is also a partner in Phoenix for Education Services, a company that builds and manages schools and learning spaces in collaboration with investors, philanthropists and entrepreneurs. He was also the co-founder and CEO of Mavericks International Schools, where he managed to grow the company to manage 3 schools within less than 2 years, serving more than 800 families. He was also the co-founder and CEO of Tahrir Academy providing mind-stimulating blended learning experiences for more than 300,000 Arab learners. Seif has an M.A. in Public Policy with a focus on education from the American University in Cairo.


BA Political Science - The American University in Cairo
MA in Public Policy - American University in Cairo


2020 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow