Global Academy for Training and Development was founded in February 2009 by Dr. Ghada Ghazal, who is currently the Executive Director of the Academy. Ghada has been in the financial training and development field for more than 25 years and has provided services for almost every bank in Egypt in addition to many financial institutions in the Middle East.
Ghada gained solid experience in banking, marketing, and business development acquired through previous experience in different fields including banking, hotels, and multinational investment companies as well as running private business. Prior to founding Global Academy, Ghada was Director of Training at The Egyptian Banking Institute – Central Bank of Egypt. Her understanding of business requirements and her expertise in human and organizational communications enabled her to address the three most important elements in solving today's business problems: people, technology, and bottom-line results.
Besides being the Executive Director of Global Academy for Training and Development; Ghada is the Chairman of the Board for the Arab Council for Investment & E-Commerce and a professional trainer for various banking programs in the Middle East. Ghada holds a BA in Business Administration from the American University in Cairo; where she also earned her MBA degree. She is currently studying for her DBA at Ein Shams University. She is a certified trainer from The World Bank and The American Society for Training and Development - ASTD.