Sanaa Ghanem is an Egyptian philanthropist and social entrepreneur. She is the co-founder and majority owner of Bareeq Capital - an Egypt based private equity company focused on impact investments. Ms. Ghanem started her career in academia and then pioneered the e-learning industry in Egypt in 1997 through Arab Academy, one of the first language e-learning companies in the world. The company's other ventures include: Deraya University, the Smouha Maternity University Hospital and Blood Bank, the Mowassat Specialized University Hospital, and G4S-Lotus Facilities Management. Ms. Ghanem was born in Cairo, Egypt. She holds a Bachelor's degree in economics and a Masters degree in Education, both from the American University in Cairo.