Heba Aguib joined the BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt in May 2019 with the ambition to strengthen the link between Tech for Good and investors to make a difference. An engineer by profession, Heba believes that technology can play a crucial part in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda. She is an Executive at the BMW Foundation responsible for the finance and invest areas and Chief Executive RESPOND.
Heba played a major role in establishing the Aswan Heart Research Centre of the Magdi Yacoub Heart Foundation in Egypt. As head of its Biomedical Engineering and Innovation Laboratory and Honorary Fellow at Imperial College London, she led multidisciplinary projects for developing new computational solutions for early diagnosis and prediction modelling in cardiovascular disease. She is also the HealthTech Expert for the Digital Arabia Network. Driven by a firm belief in the importance of capacity building, research and education for sustainable development, she joined TU Berlin as Deputy Managing Director in 2011 to help establish the first satellite campus of a German public university in the MENA Region and Africa.