UFE Leadership

Executive committee

The executive leadership is under the responsibility of President Pr Denis Darpy. Members of the executive committee are Pr Dima El Husseini, Vice-President Academic Affairs, Pr Dominique Adolphe, Vice-President for Research, and Mr. Wahid Shawky, General Secretary


President of Université Française d’Egypte since September 2020, Pr Denis Darpy got started his career in marketing positions in international high tech companies: Microsoft Corp in Seattle, Lotus Development in the UK, and Tektronix. He defended his Ph.D. in Management at Université Paris-Dauphine in 1999.



Denis Darpy joined Université Paris-Dauphine-PSL in 2008, as Full Professor. He has been Dean of the Graduate School of Organization Studies from 2016 till 2020. Under its leadership, he has pioneering new international programs. He established the multi-campus international management master between Europe, Asia, and Africa. He also developed academic partnerships with internationally ranked universities in Beijing, Shanghai, and Morocco.

Author of different academic articles, he is also co-editor in a publishing house (Editions Management et Société)



Dima El Husseini  is Vice-President of Université Française d’Egypte (UFE) since October 2020. She is a Professor of Applied Languages. She previously was Dean of the faculty of Applied Languages at UFE from 2018 till 2020 and previously vice-dean. She is also Vice-President of l’Association internationale des Langues Étrangères Appliquées.

She defended her Ph.D. Thesis at Sorbonne Université (Paris IV) in French and comparing literature. She has published in 2005 the translation from Arabic to French of the theatre play of Pr Ahmed Etman « The blind host recovers vision ». She also published the translation into French of the novel « Ahlam et Les éboueurs du Caire » from Fawziya Assaad. Her last research articles are focusing on translation and localization issues for the web.



Wahid SHAWKY draws on more than 35 years of Hotel management experience and leading several managerial  roles, have led organizations in the travel, hospitality ,business services industries inspiring teams to embrace innovation ,leverage the power of data and insights and deliver top financial performance to investors and customers

He is a visionary who leads by example and has a proven track record of fostering a positive work environment and motivating his team to consistently deliver exceptional guest experience

Vast experience in pre openings and openings  FF&E and OS&E procurement , recruitment strategic planning and brand quality assurance.

Leading of opening teams for several hospitality projects ,well known for restructuring and rebranding or developing existing brands and new concept creation of several properties and companies with a track record in managing company turnarounds in crisis by optimizing organizational structures  and business process

.A business developer with analytical mind focused on exceeding expectations of stakeholders by enhancing the existing business while taking advantage of new opportunities for growth ,expansion and innovation.


Dominique ADOLPHE

Pr Dominique C. Adolphe is a Professor in Mechanics and Vice-president in charge of the Research at UFE. He has been in charge of the Doctoral Training Program in Sciences of University of Haute-Alsace (UHA) from 2015-2020, head of the International Relationship cell of College of Engineering of UHA (ENSISA) from 2010-2020, and Head of the Textile & Fiber Specialty of ENSISA from 2006 to 2008. He has been Vice-president and President of AUTEX Association (International Association of Textile Universities) from 2012 to 2019 and Vice-president and President of the American society “The Fiber Society”.

He has a Ph.D. in Sciences for Engineering at the University of Haute-Alsace in 1990 and his HDR from the same university in 1997. He has produced 94 scientific publications, 8 chapters of the book, 3 patents, and presented more than 150 international conferences. His last publications deal with the nonwoven structures made of nano-filaments and functionalized to be used in medical applications (smart wound dressing), the sensory analysis of textile products, and the development of connected textiles.



Supervisory board

Governance of UFE leadership is under the supervision of the board of trustees with HE Dr. Mounir Fakhry Abdelnour as President of the Board.

Members of the supervisory board are :

Members by right
Amb. Marc Baréty, French Ambassador to Egypt, French MEAE Representative
Dr. Mounir Fakrhry Abdelnour, Former Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce.
M Laurent Toulouse, Deputy Director of Higher Education at the Directorate of Culture, Education and Network, French MEAE Representative
Prof. Sherif Ali Mohammed Hammad, Former Egyptian ESR Minister, representing the Egyptian MoHESR
Dr. Tarek El Sharawy, Advisor to the Minister of International Cooperation MOIIC Representative
Amr Aboul Atta, Former Permanent Representative to the UN, Representative of the Egyptian MFA
Dr. Antoine Weexteen, Delegate for European and International Affairs at the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, French MESR representative
Professor Denis Darpy, President of the French University of Egypt

Qualified members
Pr Khaled El-enany, Former Minister of Tourism and Antiquities
Mr. Yassin Tag El Din, Lawyer
Dr. Maged Osman, Former Minister of Communication
Prof. Hany Helal, Former ESR Minister and President of Senghor University
Dr. Sherif Samy, Former President of the General Body of Financial Control
Pr Nicolas Antheaume, Professor at the IAE of Nantes, Interim President of the consortium of universities
Ms. Christelle Saghbini, General Manager, Sanofi Egypt
Mr. Jean-Pierre Trinelle, Managing Director, Crédit Agricole Egypt
Mr. Yasser Shaker, General Manager, Orange Egypt
Mr. Walid Sheta, Regional President, Schneider

Ms. Mounia Gicquel, Scientific and University Cooperation Attaché, French Embassy in Egypt
Mr. David Sadoulet, Counselor for cooperation and cultural action, Director of the French Institute of Egypt
Dr. Christophe Dessaux, Head of the Strategy, Expertise and Management of International Cooperation Programs Department