President of Metropolitan School

Dr. Sameh Fouad Habib

Dr. Habib is the second of three generations in a family of educators in Egypt. As a life- long educator and philanthropist, Dr. Habib has made a significant contribution to education in Egypt and beyond, helping students transform their careers and lives, and bringing prosperity to many along the way.

He has owned and operated several KG – 12 schools and institutes throughout Egypt.

Dr. Habib was awarded the Pioneers of Private Education Badge of Honor by the Minister of Education, elected as the private school representative for the Governate of Cairo, and is a Member of the Supreme Advisory Committee for Education Development in Cairo.

Dr. Habib was awarded a Ph.D. in Management in 1998.

As a lifelong educator and philanthropist, Dr. Habib has helped students transform their lives, careers, and prosperity and has made a significant contribution to education in Egypt and beyond.

Chairman of Metropolitan School

Mr. Seif Sameh Fouad

Mr. Fouad has developed and launched the Metropolitan School in New Cairo with the aim of providing an outstanding international education while upholding the Egyptian values that he holds dear. Mr. Fouad also recognizes the need to make Metropolitan School graduates ready to compete in the global market, introducing a program in entrepreneurship.

Our Chairman is the owner of the long-established St. Fatima Schools in Cairo, with a track record of 10 years of providing high-quality affordable education. He is the CEO of the Higher Futures Institute and a Board Member of a charitable senior housing project. Mr. Fouad is a graduate of the French University of Egypt and holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Nantes, France.

As a passionate educator and entrepreneur, Mr. Fouad supports Metropolitan School to become the leading US curriculum school in Egypt.

  Member of the Board of Governors

Ms. Marina Henein

Ms. Henein’s special interests include education strategy, curriculum development, and the professional development of teachers.

Ms. Herein holds a Bachelor of Arts BA and Master of Arts MA from the University of Nantes, France and is a graduate of the French University of Egypt.

She is an investor in St. Fatima Schools in Cairo and has been a board member there for seven years.

Member of the Board of Governors

Ernie Espino Jr.  – Director

Mr. Ernie Espino Jr. earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Jamestown (formerly Jamestown College) of North Dakota, his master’s degree from the Concordia University of Texas and he is currently working on his doctorate degree from Southwestern College of Kansas.

Furthermore, he prides himself on creating a sense of “community” while also providing parents with appropriate levels of engagement within the academic environment.   He always leads by example and serves as a role model for his staff and students. His favorite quote is, “When you surround yourself with great people, great things happen”!