Hanny Alshazy

Hanny Alshazly, M.Ed.

Regional Managing Director Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

As the PMI Managing Director for Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Hanny is responsible for leading the regional strategy and growth. His experience in aligning operations with global educational objectives and engaging with top-tier educational and government leaders ensures driving high-value initiatives and building strong relationships within PMI and across the region.

Hanny brings over 25 years of extensive global experience in the Higher Education and eLearning industry, where he has demonstrated exceptional leadership in strategy development and driving transformative growth and innovation across various international markets. Hanny is also a certified life coach, reflecting his dedication to personal and professional development. This, combined with his track record of leadership and innovation, makes him a perfect fit to lead our efforts in the MENA region.

Prior to joining PMI, Hanny held leadership roles where he played a pivotal role in driving regional strategy and growth, as well as overseeing operations to ensure initiatives aligned with global educational objectives, working with various prominent educational technology firms, including D2L, Blackboard, and most recently Ellucian, as Vice President for the Middle East and Africa. A recipient of several international awards, Hanny’s deep-rooted commitment to lifelong learning and customer success in educational advancement is evident through his extensive contributions to the online education field, including active participation on various advisory boards, speaking at multiple conferences worldwide, and serving as an External Mentor at Ajman University Innovation Center (AUIC), a center dedicated to contributing to the improvement of the UAE economy through innovation.

Hanny’s contributions and dedication to his field have garnered him several recognitions, the most recent being the Distinguished Alumni Award from Athabasca University in Canada, where he received his Master of Education and Advanced Post Graduate Diploma in Distance Education and Technology. During the ceremony, Hanny was also honored by being added to the Nova Scotia Legislature for his career achievements. Additionally, Hanny holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science with a focus on Business Administration from Dalhousie University in Canada.

A proud Canadian of Egyptian heritage, Hanny spent most of his life in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where his family settled during his early years. He lived and/or worked on almost every continent before choosing to make Dubai his home with his wife and two kids.