As managing director on the beneficial technology team, Magdi focuses on investment strategy that supports digital forms of identification including privacy, user value and control, and security.
Prior to joining Omidyar Network, Magdi served in a variety of roles for two decades with the World Bank Group (WBG). Most recently, he managed corporate strategy at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a private sector arm of the WBG. In this role, he supported senior management with strategies aimed at putting the private sector at the center of development solutions, including IFC’s long-term strategies, engagement with multilateral development banks, and IFC’s Economic Advisory Board. Previous roles at IFC included head of country engagement, principal economist for the EVP and CEO, manager of investment climate advisory in the Middle East/North Africa (MENA) region, and principal economist and strategist for the East Asia/Pacific region. Prior to his tenure at IFC, Magdi led the World Bank’s private sector development programs in Southeast Asia, Africa, and MENA, and worked in turnaround management consulting.
Magdi received his M.A. from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and an A.B. from Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School.