Nihal Abu Ghali is the senior analyst in strategy and performance department at Emirates Foundation. With over 10 years of experience in social development, Nihal helped in the launch of some of the well known national programs including TAKATOF volunteering program, The National Emergency response program "SANID" and the financial literacy program "Esref Sah" and was instrumental in carrying out the first UAE National Youth Survey.
Prior to moving to the UAE, Nihal worked at the American University of Beirut for six years where she established the wellness / loss control program, designed and carried out health awareness initiatives to improve health and wellbeing of staff and students.
Nihal holds a Masters degree in Public Health, with concentration in Health Management & Policy from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon and is a certified wellness program coordinator, from the National Wellness Institute, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, in USA.