Ahmed Mostafa was elected to the NBCC International Advisory Council in 2013. Mr. Mostafa has 22 years of experience in information systems and technology, and nearly a decade of experience in capacity building and human development. Mr. Mostafa currently serves as career development advisor for UNICEF, as well as assistant executive director of the Career Development Network and director of the network’s Middle East and North Africa (MENA) operation.
Mr. Mostafa holds the Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) credential from the Center for Credentialing & Education, an NBCC affiliate. In his role as career development advisor for UNICEF, he collaborated with several organizations to establish the GCDF program in Egypt. He also drafted UNICEF’s procedural manual for counseling. Mr. Mostafa has introduced and developed models of counseling and career development for the MENA region through extensive work with government ministries, nongovernmental organizations and educational institutions, including Cairo University and Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Education.
Mr. Mostafa is a certified Career Development Facilitator Master Trainer through the National Career Development Association (NCDA). He holds 11 additional certifications in career development, business and distance learning, and received the 2011 NCDA International Award for his commitment to the field of global career development. Mr. Mostafa received his bachelor’s degree in information systems and technology from October 6 University (O6U), in Egypt, and is currently pursuing his master’s degree in mental health counseling from Walden University, in the United States. He has traveled extensively throughout the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and North America, and speaks Arabic, English and German. Recently, Mr. Mostafa founded the nonprofit Ahmed Mostafa Foundation for Career Development to support and sustain the field in Egypt and surrounding countries.