Amira Mahmoud

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Affiliation: Opera
Region: Africa
Country: Egypt
Email: amira.el7lw [@]
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Amira Mahmoud is a media producer, who is passionate about democracy, human rights, and internet governance. She works as a quality assurance team leader for Opera News, which belongs to the software company, Opera. She has a web development diploma from ITI Egypt and an associate's in media studies from Kirkwood Community College.

Amira participated in the iGmena program on Internet Governance in the MENA region. As one of the program’s top alumni, she received a fellowship to attend the Igmena Summit in Tunis in September 2016.  She also took part in the ICANN 59 meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa in the NextGen@ICANN program. Then, she was selected as an ambassador for the ICANN 62 meeting in Panama. She has also participated in the African School on Internet Governance, Africa IGF, and North Africa IGF 2017. She is a member of ISOC Egypt and the MEAC Strategy Working Group (MEAC-SWG).

Career History

  • CEO of Brand Agency for advertising
  • Quality assurance team leader for Opera News Jan 2021-present
  • Media producer for KSP News- intern IA, USA 2018-2019
  • Media producer- intern for Catherine McAuley center for refugee and immigrants, IA, USA 2018-2019
  • Journalist for El-Gomhoria Newspaper 2017-2018
  • web developer 2015- 2017
  • Journalist for Sout Al-Arab Newspaper 2013-2017

ICANN and Internet Governance Participation

  • Participated in a program on internet governance in the MENA region "June-August 2016"
  • Participated at IGMENA summit as one of the best alumni "Tunis- 2016"  
  • Participated at  ICANN 59 meeting "Johannesburg - 2017" as NextGen
  • Participated at AfriSIG " Sharm Al-Shikh 2017"
  • Participated at North Africa IGF " Sharm Al-Shikh 2017"
  • Participated at Africa IGF "Sharm Al-Shikh 2017"
  • Participated at ICANN 62 meeting as ambassador in Panama City, 2018
  • Participated at Internet governance school in MENA region "Morocco- 2019"
  • Participated at North Africa IGF " Nouakchott, Mauritania 2019"


  • Associate of Digital Media at Kirkwood community college- IA, USA 2019
  • Diploma of web development at Information technology institute 2016
  • Bachelor of Arts "French language section" at Suez Canal University 2012


The NextGen Experience, ICANN 59, ICANN Files


Awarded CCI scholarship from American department of state to study in the USA "2018-2019"