Amina oversees and supports New Profit’s portfolio investment selection and performance measurement efforts. She also serves as a “Deal Partner” providing strategic advising and support to individual portfolio organizations.
Prior to New Profit, Amina was at the Brookings Institute where she focused her research on the Middle East and North Africa. Her research included the issues of education and institutional reform, private sector engagement in development, and social entrepreneurship and investment in the Middle East. At Brookings she co-authored a number of articles and reports including the flagship report called “Social Entrepreneurship in the Middle East: Towards Sustainable Development for the Next Generation” which was launched at the Presidential Summit for Entrepreneurship in April 2010 and highlighted by then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Through this research she came across New Profit as a best practice in the social entrepreneurship field in North America and became intrigued by its work as a source of innovation and sustainable impact in the social sector.]]>