Sherif Elsayed-Ali is director of partnerships at Element AI, where he is responsible for partnerships with other institutions to advance the public benefit using artificial intelligence. He is co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on human rights and technology, and a fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights at Harvard Kennedy School.
Formerly, Sherif founded Amnesty Tech, which leads Amnesty International’s work on the impact of technology on human rights and the potential uses of new technologies to advance human rights protection. He held a number of other positions at Amnesty, including as director of global issues with responsibility for the organization’s research and advocacy on transitional human rights issues, and before that was global head of refugee and migrants’s rights. Sherif studied engineering and international law at the American University in Cairo and has a master in public administration from Harvard Kennedy School.