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Big 5 Construct Egypt’s Judging Panel: A Closer Look at the Experts

Judging Excellence: Insights From The Big 5 Egypt Impact Awards Judges. We're excited to bring you an exclusive look into some of the the minds of our esteemed panel of judges who will determine the winners of this years awards. In this blog post, you'll discover what judges look for in a winning entry, the trends they've noticed in the industry, and their tips for crafting an outstanding submission. By gaining an understanding of the judging process, you'll have a better chance of creating a submission that stands out and captures the attention of the judges. Don't miss out on this opportunity to gain valuable insights from some of the most respected professionals in the field.


Our Featured Judges

Abir Leheta

Chair of the African Women’s Committee of the Egyptian African Businessmen’s Association (EABA) and she is also a member of the board of the Global Compact Network Egypt, the local chapter of the UN Global Compact. It is a great pleasure to have her on board as one of the judges in Big 5 Construct Egypt. Congratulations Abir Leheta!  Some of the key focuses of Abir Lehta:

  • Community impact
  • Climate and environmental impact
  • Innovation


Ghaith Bakir

Lead Regulatory Engineer in UL’s Building and Life Safety Technology division provides regulatory support in the Middle East and North Africa. He represents UL at AHJ and code development meetings by participating in code discussions and conducting technical presentations on code-related technical subjects. Prior to joining UL Ghaith worked as a project engineer for a leading producer and supplier of fire and safety solutions.

Key focus areas of Ghaith Bakir:

  • Project shown sustainable development, technological, and digital achievements in the construction industry.
  • People leaders shown innovation and project excellence through their success stories.
  • Projects and services introduced new capabilities or significant improvements, ground-breaking and impacting the construction market.
  • Leaders and professionals performed to a degree that it improves overall organization’s performance against competitors or previous solutions and projects.

We are pleased to announce Ghaith has been nominated as one of the judges in Big 5 Construct Egypt. Congratulations Ghaith Bakir!


Mohamed Mousa

An industry veteran and Executive Partner with more than 25 years of experience in cloud computing, services integration in business and technology, hardware, software and security across in Middle East, Africa and Turkey. Moreover, he’s main mission to actively bridge the gap between business and technology, especially in dynamic and unique markets including the Middle East, Africa and Turkey to define strategies and drive fundamental change through innovation.

Some of the core focuses of Mohammed Mousa:

  • Contributing to the advancement of environmental considerations in construction and demonstrated clear practical applications.
  • Delivering megawatts of carbon-free electricity.
  • Using material that not only minimizes carbon emissions, but also removes carbon from the atmosphere.

We are delighted to have Mohamed Mousa as part of the judging panel. Congratulations Mohamed Mousa!


Prof. Dr. Mohamed Abdel Wahab

Head of the International Abitration, Construction, and Energy Groups of Zulficar & Partners Law Firm and founding partner (Egypt). In more than 245 cases involving parties from Africa, Asia, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States, he worked as an arbitrator, legal consultant, and counsel. He participated in matters handled by the AAA, BCDR (Bahrain), ADCCAC, CRCICA, DIAC, DIFC-LCIA, ICC (France), ICSID, KIAC (Rwanda), LCIA, LMAA, QICCA, RCICAL, SCC (Sweden), SIAC (Singapore), and TIAC, among others (Uzbekistan), additionally to ad hoc UNCITRAL hearings involving massive, multi-hundred million dollar disputes involving investors, States, and State-owned companies, as well as private parties, States, and States. In the fields of international investment and international commercial arbitration, construction law and practice, energy law and infrastructure disputes, Egyptian, Arab, and African laws, Islamic Shari'a, private international law, and online dispute resolution, he is regarded as a leading arbitrator and practitioner.

Specific focus areas mentioned by him:

  • Creative, innovative and Futuristic.
  • Green, Sustainable and Environment Friendly.
  • Safe, Secure and Smart Structures.

We ae happy to announce Mohamed Abdel Wahab has been nominated to be part of our judging panel. Congratulations Prof. Dr. Mohamed Abdel Wahab !


Sandra Woodall

A passionate environmentalist, architect, researcher and mentor who has lived and worked in the UAE for over 25 years. She also leads tangram's award-winning MENA region studio who were recognized as the "2019 Architecture Firm of the Year" by the Middle East Economic Digest.

Below are some of the focus areas of Sandra:

  • clear and concise submission which easily gets across the key aspects of the project and demonstrates the thought process of the design journey, showing how this innovates creatively, and originally, resulted in the solution presented.
  • solutions that balance the needs of the environment, society, and the economy, and which can be scaled up to be accessible and affordable to all.
  • designs that demonstrate a deep understanding of the contextual and local challenges faced and the ability to apply sustainable design principles specific to the real-world scenario of the local context.


We are delighted to have her on board as one of our judges for Big 5 Egypt Impact Awards.  Congratulations Sandra Woodall !