Ibrahim Mahgoub is the former Program Director of Epiverse; distributed pandemic tools program. He has over 10 years of experience accelerating open innovation in the public and private sectors. Prior to joining data.Org, Ibrahim has led UNICEF’s pathfinding initiative supporting 10 governments in leveraging open software and open data to strengthen public services. In addition to advocating for Digital Public Goods among the agencies of the United Nations and government leaders, he has piloted new approaches to scaling innovations in the fields of Vaccine Delivery and WASH. Ibrahim has also designed and implemented new partnership models to accelerate UNICEF’s innovation work in the MENA region. Before joining UNICEF, he has led several tech-startup accelerators and funds mentoring and investing in cutting-edge commercial and social solutions.
Mahgoub is a firm believer in the power of open technology and collaboration to transform the public and humanitarian sectors, and he brings hands-on experience in supporting and scaling open innovations as well as a network of open data champions across sectors to support Epiverse’s collaborators and partners.