Dr. Asfour is a medical doctor and entrepreneur who has contributed immensely to the empowerment of women in business during her career. Currently she is the first African to be the President of International Business Council. She is the President of the Egyptian Businesswomen Association, the African Alliance for Women Empowerment and the Afro-Arab Network for Women Empowerment. Dr. Asfour sits on the African Union Foundation Council. She is also the chairperson of the Human Resources, Sciences and Technology Cluster of the AU’s Economic, Social and Cultural Council; President Africa Business Council (Int.) and Chair of Trade Promotion Committee, COMESA Business Council; Vice Chair of PAFTRAC (Pan African Private Sector Committee for Trade and Investment); President of African Alliance for Women Empowerment and President of the African Congress for Women Entrepreneurs.