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 Mrs. Mona Magdalany, 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.




UFE General Secretary since October 2020, Mona Magdalany began her career 1995 in SGS in management and quality audit positions. Then she became Principal of the Collège La Mère de Dieu in Alexandria.


She founded and directed a theater company. She has written and directed around twenty theater plays produced both in Egypt and France. She is co-president of the FESTIVE and a member of the board of ARTDRALA.

She graduated with a Master in Educational Sciences from Saint Joseph University, Beirut. Mona Magdalany also received a Blazon of the City of Alexandria distinction, an Oscar for professional creativity, and has been appointed Knight of the Order of Academic Palms received from the Ministry of National Education of the French Republic. She has been nominated in 2021 as one of the 50 most influential women in Egypt.


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 :

Amb. Stéphane Romatet, Ambassadeur de France en Egypte

M. Jamel Oubechou, Conseiller de coopération et d’action culturelle

Dr. Denis Despreaux , Délégué aux affaires européennes et internationales au ministère de l’enseignement supérieur, de la recherche et de l’innovation

Pr. Shérif Hammad, Former minister MOHESR

M. Amr Aboul Atta, former Egyptian representative at UN

M. Tarek El Sharawy, Conseiller du ministre de la coopération internationale Représentant MOIIC

Pr. Hany Helal, Former minister MOHESR

Dr. Magued Osman, Former minister of communication

Dr. Shérif Sami, Ancien président de l’organisme général du contrôle financier

M. Naguib Sawiris,

M. Yassin Tag El-Din , Lawyer

M. Pierre Finas , CEO, Crédit Agricole Egypte

M. Yasser Shaker , CEO Orange Egypte

Mme Christalle Saghbini, CEO Sanofi Egypte

M. Walid Sheta, Président régional, Schneider

Pr. Nicolas Antheaume , Directeur de l’IAE de Nantes Président par intérim du consortium des universités

Pr. Denis Darpy , Président de l’UFE

Pr. Mounir Abdelnour, former minister for industry and trade, advisor for Rothchild & Co Paris.