Board of Directors

Amina Fahmy

Vice Chair – Boston, MA

Amina is a Partner at New Profit, a venture philanthropy fund based in Boston, which invests in and helps social entrepreneurs and their organizations to bring transformative solutions to critical social problems. Amina provides support and strategic advice to individual portfolio organizations. She also leads the firm’s Portfolio Performance & Support function. In this role she is spearheading the organization’s efforts to further increase the consistency and quality of the support provided to portfolio organizations and to assess the progress and performance of individual organizations as well as New Profit’s overall portfolio.

Prior to New Profit, Amina conducted research with a focus on the Middle East at the Brookings Institute. Her research focus included education and institutional reform, private sector engagement in development, and social entrepreneurship and investment. At Brookings she co-authored two flagship publications, Missed by the Boom, Hurt by the Bust: Making Markets Work for Young People in the Middle East and Social Entrepreneurship in the Middle East: Towards Sustainable Development for the Next Generation.

She has an M.A. from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and a B.A. in Business Administration from George Washington University. Amina lives with her husband and son in Cambridge, MA.

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