Dr. Omar Ramzy is Associate Professor of Marketing and the Acting Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics. Dr. Ramzy received his BA, MSc, and PhD degrees in Business Administration from the Faculty of Commerce, Ain-Shams University. Dr. Ramzy has contributed to international conferences. These include: The Practice of Trade Policy: Economics, Negotiations, and Rules – John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; and Innovations in Capacity Building for Planning and Managing Local Services for Development — School of Policy, Planning and Development, University of Southern California. He was awarded Certificate of Honorary Citizenship of the State of Maryland for his performance at the Economic Reform and Project Efficiency program.
Dr. Ramzy was a Fulbright Scholar in the U.S.; he conducted research and published several papers. He lectured as a guest speaker at Penn State, George Washington, and Kutztown Universities. Dr. Ramzy significantly contributed in the development of the curriculum of the Faculty of Business and Economics at Heliopolis University. The curriculum focused on sustainable development and provided emerging thoughts on blending sustainable development themes with green business and enterprise models. Dr. Ramzy visited a number of European and regional universities like in Ireland, Greece, Germany, Britain, Austria, Sypris, Lebanon, and Jordan.
Dr. Ramzy specializes in new and emerging Marketing fields like Green Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Retailing, Digital Marketing, E-Commerce, Consumer Behavior, Place Branding, Strategic Marketing, Consumer Behavior, and Islamic Marketing. He has published several papers in international journals like the European Business Review, the Global Business Review, Sustainability Accounting, and Management and Policy Journal; and has written many marketing cases based on Middle Eastern organizations in Marketing Management (Arab World Edition) by, Kotler and Keller. He also coauthored Prof. Noel Capon in Managing Marketing in the 21st Century textbook. Dr. Ramzy takes particular interest in gathering between western and eastern cultures, and engaging with students around the world in inter-cultural dialogue.
Throughout his career, Dr. Ramzy has focused on blending academia with practice, and has gained significant experience through his work at Procter & Gamble. Previously, he served on a joint United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Egyptian Ministry of International Cooperation (MIC) task force to monitor Egypt’s trade and investment transition from a planned socialist economy to a liberal free market economy. The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund in particular, and the development literature in general have recognised these efforts as a major success. Dr. Ramzy also maintains adjunct faculty appointments at a number of Universities and other educational institutions.