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My Biography
Mortada Mohamed is Executive Director for the Texas International Business Council. He is also Director of Corporate Training, International Business Institute at Austin Community College. Prior to his present positions he was the Regional Trade Director for Europe, Africa, Middle East, for the State of Texas, Office of the Governor, Economic Development & Tourism Division. Before joining the Office of the Governor, Mr. Mohamed served as Coordinator for Overseas Market Development for the Texas Department of Agriculture.Mr. Mohamed also has extensive experience in international trade in the private sector. During his service with the State of Texas, Mr. Mohamed traveled to more than 35 countries promoting Texas products and producers. His work included countless international trade development activities, as well as, export counseling.

Mr. Mohamed has served as a speaker for the US State Department International Speaker's Program throughout North Africa and the Arabian Gulf region. He lectured on doing business with the US private sector and promoted US business in those countries. Mr. Mohamed also serves as a volunteer consultant on behalf of ACDI/VOCA, funded by USAID, to assist in economic development programs for developing countries. This program, which selects experts in various business areas, has taken him deep into Africa, Siberia and Eastern Europe.

Mr. Mohamed is an adjunct professor of international business at several Central Texas universities and colleges. He is also a distance learning lecturer at the Foreign Trade Institute, University of Texas at Dallas and Chair of the World Affairs Council of Austin.

He has presented in conferences both domestically and internationally, most recently the International Academy of Management and Business symposium, Istanbul, Turkey and the World Investment Conference, La Baule, France. Mr. Mohamed is on the University of Texas at Austin Center for European Studies Advisory Board, the Board of Governors of North America Small Business International Trade Educators (NASBITE), member of the Texas Economic Development Council, and the District Export Council.

Mr. Mohamed has an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona.