Innovation and Impact: Past Participants

Ahmed El Meleegy


Ahmed El Meleegy is an Egyptian student at Oberlin College who has previously studied abroad in South Africa and the United States. For the last 23 years, El Meleegy has been a tinkerer. As a fourth grader, El Meleegy tinkered with a toy racing car, and encouraged friends to race against him.

After a transformative three years at Oberlin College, El Meleegy takes the same competitive and tinkerer attitude to business and life. As a son of the Egyptian uprising in 2011 and a Twitter aficionado, El Meleegy sees enormous potential for business to transform his home country and its neighbors.

Participant biographies were submitted at the time of the project and may contain information that is no longer current.