Noha El-GhobashyStrategic Advisor
Noha is responsible for ITT’s strategy to amplify the technology-for-development ecosystem by partnering with key stakeholders to develop and scale breakthrough technologies that address global poverty. As a strategic adviser on technology and social impact, her role also includes shaping the thought-leadership and innovation strategies for ITT’s overall portfolio.
Prior to ITT, Noha served as founder and president of Engineering for Change, a global alliance of 15 organizations and 1 million+ individuals dedicated to promoting sustainable and accessible technology-based solutions for underserved communities worldwide. She also served as Executive Director of the ASME Foundation in New York City, focusing on K-16 STEM education, social innovation and sustainable design.
Noha earned her BS and MS degrees in mechanical engineering from Columbia University, and has two U.S. patents related to broadband equipment design. She served as Adjunct Professor at the Polytechnic Institute of NYU, and is a member of the External Advisory Board of Columbia University’s Mechanical Engineering Department. In 2013, she received the American Association of Engineering Societies’ Kenneth Andrew Roe Award and, most recently, was named one of New York Business Journal’s Women of Influence.
Noha was born in Cairo, Egypt, and grew up in New York, where she’s currently based.