Mohamed Gabr has dedicated his considerable talents to overseeing a number of thriving businesses and business support organizations. He is also a generous philanthropist, interested in improving the lives of the less fortunate of his country. A native of Egypt, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Management from The American University in Cairo in 1972, followed by a Master’s in Economics from the University of London in 1974. As Chairman of the Mohamed Shafik Gabr Foundation for Social Development, Mohamed Gabr heads a multi-faceted effort to improve the lives of children in underprivileged areas of Cairo and the surrounding communities. Mohamed Gabr takes an optimistic view that the larger society can be improved by having government and private organizations working together to improve the lives of their fellow citizens. The Mohamed Shafik Gabr Foundation for Social Development takes on projects such as creating and improving schools, libraries, performance halls, health care clinics, and playgrounds. Mohamed Gabr believes that everyone ought to have a reasonable standard of living, and the Mohamed Shafik Gabr Foundation for Social Development seeks to address this by improving educational, community, medical, economic, and social conditions. One example of how Mohamed Gabr and the Foundation helps the underserved is through the Foundation's medical programs. It conducted extensive studies to ascertain exactly what was needed in the Zilzal district in Mokattam, a poor suburb located to the east of Cairo. Working with the Egyptian Ministry of Health, the Mohamed Shafik Gabr Foundation for Social Development organized a series of medical caravans and set up temporary treatment centers that offered free medicine and a staff of over seventy-five doctors. As a result, Mohamed Gabr, working through the Mohamed Shafik Gabr Foundation for Social Development, aided over 40,000 people who could not receive medical treatment otherwise.