Hatim Eltayeb


Dean of the Academy

Hatim leads the Diploma Program as head of school, enabling the rich community of colleagues bringing our leadership learning program to life.

Alongside a team of committed staffulty, Hatim works to translate ALA’s mission into the daily work of buildinga learning, innovating and leading school community. He has represented ALA’s work at conferences and convenings across the continent as well as in Singapore, Japan, the US and at the European Parliament in Brussels.

Between 2012 and 2016, Hatim was backin his formative home of Cairo, Egypt. With two partner educators, he founded Symposium, a school services and consulting company. Symposium’s flagship product, sympoSAT, grew to serve hundreds of students at 15 leading independent schools in Cairo. He left his executive position in 2016 to return to the Academy.Outside of ALA, Hatim serves on the board of Streetlight Schools, an organization working to make world-class education accessible to every South African child.

Hatim Eltayeb (1)


School leadership


BA Government; 2009; Harvard
MA Private School Leadership; 2021 Teachers College, Columbia University