Dr. Zaki is considered one of the distinguished Arab women who rose to prominence in the field of cultural diplomacy and starred for seven years in the management of the Egyptian Academy of Arts in Rome as a “cultural advisor to the Egyptian embassy in Italy”. Gihan Zaki graduated from the Catholic school “The Sacred Heart” in Cairo, then completed her studies at Helwan University, where she was appointed as a faculty member and was sent by the Egyptian government to obtain PhD in “Egyptian Sciences” from the Lyon University in France.
In 2014, Dr. Zaki obtained specialized diploma in the field of “cultural diplomacy” from the Italian University of “Siena”, in parallel with the Egyptian sciences in the fields of cultural diplomacy and management of cultural institutions. She now works as a professor / researcher at the Centre for Scientific Research of the French University “Sorbonne” in the field of Egyptian science and art history. Zaki continues her career as a visiting professor at multiple universities around the world.