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Heba Aguib

Chief Executive RESPOND at BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt

Chief Executive RESPOND at BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt


Dr. Heba Aguib is currently the Chief Executive RESPOND at BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt in Munich. She was the Deputy Director of Research and Head of the Biomedical Engineering and Innovation Laboratory at the Aswan Heart Centre (AHC), Magdi Yacoub Heart Foundation. She contributed to establishing the Aswan Heart Research Centre, and is aligning projects and executing strategy with Prof. Sir Magdi Yacoub. Together with an interdisciplinary teams, national and international partners, she is utilizing a broad spectrum of HighTech engineering skills to support advancing diagnosis and treatment in Cardiovascular Disease. She is also Honorary Research Fellow at the NHLI (Imperial College London, UK) and Adjunct Professor at The American University in Cairo. Currently, she is a member of the BMW Responsible Leaders Network, the Global Diplomacy Lab and the Digital Arabia Network.

Dr. Aguib studied Mechanical Engineering at Technische Universität München with a focus on Numerical Simulation and Automotive Engineering, and worked at the Department of Aerodynamics - BMW AG, Munich, on shape optimization using computational modelling. She acquired her PhD in the field of Micro and Medical Device Technology, where she joined the Robotics Group and developed novel adaptive mechanisms for tissue manipulation using Numerical Modelling and Additive Manufacturing; in collaboration with Karl STORZ Endoskope, ETH Zürich and IRCAD at Hôpitaux Universitaires in France. She received the Cultural Award of Bavaria for Science 2011 for “Excellent Scientific Research” and a DAAD scholarship for Young Scientists in 2002. Before joining AHC, Dr. Aguib was Deputy Managing Director at Technische Universität (TU) Berlin, and played a major role in inaugurating the 1st campus of a German university in the region.