Ghida Ibrahim

10 Years

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A data scientist, IT & Network Engineer, entre(intra)preneur, educator, lifelong learner and truly global citizen with so many passions and interests including using advanced analytics for engineering a more inclusive internet, building AI products to empower people, preparing people for an AI and data-driven future, and stand up comedy!

Dr. Ghida Ibrahim works as a quantitative engineer/data scientist in the edge infrastructure team at Facebook London, where she builds data driven tools and models, and performs in depth analysis to drive the expansion and optimize the operation of one of the largest and most complex networks forming the internet.

Many of the projects that she led aim at leveraging Facebook data insights to help build a more inclusive internet, through increasing internet penetration and the quality of experience witnessed by people worldwide online. Prior to joining Facebook, Ghida worked for 6+ years in the Telco and media industries, in France and the Netherlands, performing a multitude of roles including data science and machine learning, network capacity planning and platform design, R&D and academic teaching. She holds a PhD and Masters in ICT Engineering from Telecom ParisTech, France leading Grande Ecole in ICT, and completed online specializations in data science, machine learning and deep learning.

Ghida is the founder of Rafiqi (rafiqi.net), a platform that leverages artificial intelligence (AI) for connecting refugees to life opportunities. Rafiqi is currently being piloted in the UK, has been recognized by TechCrunch as one of 25 most innovative new projects using tech to help refugees, and was a finalist of many awards including Techfugees Global Challenges competition and the Tech for Good UK awards. Ghida served as an technical advisor, trainer, speaker and board member for over 5 NGOs working on youth and women empowerment through tech and entrepreneurship, in the Arab world, the UK and the Netherlands. She has already provided free in-person workshops on data science and machine learning to over 500 domain outsiders in the Middle East, Europe and India, and is currently working with Edraak (edraak.org) and Facebook Developer Circles on developing the first MOOC on data science in Arabic, expected to reach 70000 learners in 2019.

She is an appointed member of the World Economic Forum Global Future Councils and Expert Network, and a World Economic Forum Global Shaper. She is also a One Young World Ambassador driving SDGs action within Facebook. Ghida is also an occasional performer of improvisation and stand up comedy.


Leading from the Front
With ideas that Work
by organising teams with purpose
Amplifying through technology
How did I acquire these skills
  1. Running a business vertical for an $11 billion technology company
  2. Conceptualized and delivered ideas resulting in brand new business ventures
  3. Built and managed teams with a sense of purpose and outcome
  4. Leveraged technology to amplify outcomes
  5. Motivated and Inspired teams to persevere



How did I learn these languages

  1. English has been my language throughout the school & at work
  2. Learned Hindi from colleagues & practice regularly with friends
  3. Tamil is my mother tongue


Machine Learning by Andrew Ng
Deep Learning by Andrew Ng
Justice by Michael Sandel

How did I earn these certificates

  1. Machine Learning from Coursera
  2. Deep Learning from Coursera
  3. Justice from Harvard University

My Journey & My Experience


Born in Madurai, India


Studied in Chennai, India


Completed University in BITS, pilani


Worked as an SAP consultant


Joined Infosys


Product Manager at TIBCO, Palo Alto


Program Manager at UBS, London


Multiple Leadership Roles in Infosys Europe

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