Mohamed Abdel Latif is a leading expert in the field of private education in Egypt.He is the younger of two sons born in Cairo, Egypt, to Dr. Nermien Ismail and Dr. Ahmed Ramadan. Latif is grandson to the late Minister of Defense, Field Marshal Ahmed Ismail Ali.It was hislong honored family lineage that infused Latif’s upbringing with a keen sense of national pride and civic duty.
As a young student, Latif was exposed to various systems of education, having attained his primary education in Egypt and later graduating Williamsville South High School in Buffalo, NY. In 1994, Latif earned a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Tourism from Helwan University.
Since childhood, Latif has long been fascinated with the international culture in Egypt as well as the country’s ancient architecture and rich heritage. Mirroring this fascination was his deep-rooted desire to see Egypt become a leading competitor in the international community.
In the years to follow, Latif embarked on an epic journey of world travel which spanned the course of eight years; five continents, 58 schools, 37 training sessions and eight conferences. Latif often refers to these years of his life as the ones dedicated toâresearch, professional development and self-refinement.â
Among his extensive training, Latif visited the leading schools in Denmark and the Ran Dietrich schools in Germany in 2009. In 2011 and 2012, he participated in the Project Estimating, Measures and Controls and the Managing and Leading Teams workshops at George Mason University, in Virginia State.
Later in 2012, Latif received his Master’s degree in Business Development from Lawrence University and was awarded a Certificate of Excellence for his outstanding academic contributions to the institution. Latif was also the recipient of the Virginia Education Solution Award along with a Certificate of Recognition for âoutstanding commitment to excellenceâ.
More recently, in 2013, Latif has focused his professional development at Harvard University and Wharton Business School. At Harvard, Latif was awarded a certificate of excellence for his participation in the lauded workshop Leading Yourself and Leading Others.During this time, his professional network expanded to include educational icons such as Salman Khan and Sir Ken Robinson. In early 2014, Latif was awarded his Doctorate Degree in Philosophy and Business Administration from Cardiff City University in Washington with an outstanding dissertation focusing on Education reform.
The fruits of his long years of study and research can be seen today within the construct and further development of the NIS schools. In his capacity as Deputy CEO of NIS, Latif has overseen the development of blue prints of a cutting edge triangulated system that would transition the institution from a mainstream school, to a leading competitor in the international private education market.
It began in 2005 with the introduction of Smartboards in every classroom. Following that, was the establishment of an online Curriculum Mapping System; whereby every course in every class at every stage level was aligned to the necessary standards and benchmarks following the academic time-line. Paralleling the CMS, was the Student Information System which exists today as anonline storage facility necessary for monitoring all student information.
The cornerstone and major project of his triangulated system was pioneered in 2012 when Latif oversaw the construct of the NIS Learning Management System. In seven months, 10 academic deans, 70 head of departments and 350 staff members collaborated with a state of the art IT team to gather all the digital resources aligned to the Curriculum Mapping System and created Egypt’s first online, digital data base of resources and assessments making it possible to shift the entire NIS community to a 21st Century digital learning community. The LMS was launched in January of 2013 and exists as the only one of its kind.
Today, Latif aspires to contribute to a future of nationalistic, respectful and morally conscious society who is educated through best practice, student-centered methods. He retains his position as Deputy CEO of NIS in addition to functioning as a Board Member at Virginia Educational Solutions and Egypt 2000 Group. He additionally serves as the Managing Director of Advanced Education. Latif is currently authoring a book, The Model Leader, about the life and practice of the Prophet Muhammad, who in 1978 was ranked No. 1 by author Michael H. Hart in his book The 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Persons in History.
Latif is a model example of a dedicated family man. He is husband to one of Egypt’s most successful school leaders, and the proud father of two outstanding children. The eldest is currently attending George Washington University, Washington D.C., USA. The younger is a prime NIS student, currently studying in the 11th Grade.His family exists as a central focal component that fuels his passion towards his country, his people, and his civic and professional responsibilities.