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Abdel Nasser Taha

Chairman & CEO, Misr for Real Estate Assets, Founder President, FIABCI EGYPT Chapter

Real Estate Expert with more than 30 years experience in Mega projects in the Middle East, GCC, managing large scale developments ( Including Emaar Egypt, Emaar Morocco, Emaar the Economic City, Meraas Development, Gulf Finance House etc..)

Founder President of FIABCI EGYPT Chapter
Real Estate advisor for Suez Canal Economic zone & the New Administrative Capital
Instructor in the American University in Cairo. . The Real Estate institute
Founder of "New Concept Investment" the first development management company in Egypt
Advisor for Cairo Governorate -2030, Strategic planning - Land values & Real Estate Investments
Development Consultant for the Egyptian government and the private real estate portfolios
Investments Committee member of the Ministry of Housing
EG-REEF Egypt Real Estate Experts Foundation - founder
Arab African Organization for Real Estate and Commercial Investments and Development (AAORCID) (founder member, mortgage council & board member )Membership in PMI , Egypt syndicate of Engineers, Bahrain Syndicate of Engineers, Strong network in the Gulf Region in the development, construction, consultancy industry
Emaar Misr few days before Jan 2011 (the revolution) and regardless the circumstances in the egyptian market, my small MIVIDA became a giant & a benchmark in the Egyptian market , known exceptionally today as the best sales & highest value for money, the great spirit of my teams was my main support in this great achievement.
Never forget the distinguished results of King Abdallah Economic city and my results in Emaar Morocco
Specialties: Big experience in Financial, Technical, Planning, Strategic, executive management, project management, Architectural, consultancy, construction for several types of projects

Abir Leheta

Chairman & CEO, Egytrans

Abir Leheta was elected as Chairman and CEO of Egytrans, the leading national transport and logistics provider, in 2015, thereby becoming the first woman chair in the 45-year history of the company. Recognized by Forbes as one of the Middle East’s 100 Power Businesswomen in 2020, Abir’s record of transformative leadership is demonstrated through successfully implementing programs and services that have significantly changed the company. Under her leadership, Egytrans continues to grow, with the aim of building a transnational Transport and Logistics enterprise recognized within the region.
Leheta joined the family business upon graduation, spending her earlier career days rotating through various departments and learning the business operations. She first joined in 1996 as Head of Software Development, followed by several managerial and executive positions, reaching Chief Strategy Officer responsible for the development and implementation of the strategic direction of the Company.
Abir Leheta dedicates significant time to civic organizations and is a vocal advocate of women’s empowerment. Leheta has been a member of the board of the Egyptian Transport and Logistics Company (ETAL) and Egytrans Depot Solutions (EDS) since 2009 till her appointment as Chairman in 2015. She is also the Chairman of Barwil Egytrans and ScanArabia. In addition, she is a member of the Egyptian Businessmen’s Association (EBA), the British Egyptian Business Association (BEBA), the Co-chair of the Transport Committee at the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) and Chair of the African Women’s Committee of the Egyptian African Businessmen’s Association (EABA). She is also a member of the board of the Global Compact Network Egypt, the local chapter of the UN Global Compact.
Abir has been recognized by multiple organizations for her business leadership as well as her community and civic involvement. She was named one of the “Top 50 Women Performing in Egypt” by Amwal Al Ghad magazine, and the “Middle East’s 100 Power Businesswomen” by Forbes magazine.
Abir holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science with a Minor in Business Administration from the American University in Cairo. She later went on to attain accreditations in a number of areas including certifications in Quality and Organizational Excellence from the American Society for Quality (ASQ), Risk Management from the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) and Board Member Certification from the Egyptian Institute of Directors (EIoD).

Prof. Eng Ahmed Moussa

Professor of Reinforced Concrete Structures & Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Badr University in Cairo (BUC), Former Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at Mataria, Helwan University

Prof. Dr. Eng. Ahmed Moussa Abdel-Rahman Mohamed, Professor of Reinforced concrete structures and Former Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at Mataria, Helwan University and current Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Badr University in Cairo, BUC. BSc. In Civil Engineering (Distinction with hounors degree) from Assiut University (1982), MSc. In Structural Engineering from Ain Shams University (1988), PhD (Doctoral degree in Structural Engineering Science) from Innsbruck University, Austria (1993). Promoted the title of Associate professor in 1998 and the title of Professor of RC structures in 2004.

Author of More than 40 International puplications in reinforced concrete and underground structures. Supervise and review of over 60 MSc. And PhD theses.

Awarded the State Encentive Award in Engineering Sciences in 2004.

Member of many committees such as; Egyptian Tunnelling Society, Egyptian Engineering Syndicate; Committee of Egyptian Code for Design and Practice of RC structures; Committee of architecturally distinguished buildings in Cairo governorate; Head of the committee of buildings subjected to failure in Cairo governorate, Committee of the Sector of Engineering and Technology studies and The International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics.

Amira Ayoub

Head of MENA Programmes
World Green Building Council

Amira is passionate about changing the world and creating a regenerative future for generations to come.

She is an Architect, a Sustainable and Healthy Building Consultant, and USGBC® LEED & WELL Accredited Professional & Faculty. Amira was a Living Future Ambassador at the International Living Future Institute in the MENA region for several years and was awarded as a Living Future Hero in 2019.

Amira is a Technical Advisor at Egypt Green Building Council. The UNFCCC nominated her with 100 visionary thinkers and interdisciplinary thought leaders worldwide as an advisor to join the Resilience Frontier Initiative, and co-create visions of desirable climate-resilience futures beyond 2030.

Dr. Yomna El Sheridy

President of Business Women of Egypt 21

Dr. Yomna El Sheridy is the Founder and Managing Director of the Special Food Industry International. Dr. Yomna has contributed with her expertise to the growth of major global brands including Procter & Gamble, Mead Johnson, Bristol Myers, and Gerber Baby Food.

She is also the president of Business Women of Egypt 21, an Egyptian NGO dedicated to the empowerment of women and enhancing her contribution to the Egyptian economy.

Dr. Yomna is also responsible for the establishment of the Women for Success Annual International Conference, and is the founder of the Arab Business Women’s Council in the Arab League in March of 1999, and of the Liaise office for the International Pharmaceutical Students Association. She is also the co-chairperson of “Career Women”, an establishment at the American Chamber of Commerce, and has years of experience with NGO and SME support activities. Because of her extensive professional and social achievements, Dr. Yomna is often recommended to speak in Europe and Arab nations about SME and the empowerment of businesswomen.

In addition to her academic background and years of experience, Dr. Yomna has received many honorary titles and prestigious awards, including the Award of Acknowledgement for success as International Business Women from German Chamber of Commerce; the Long Standing Achievement From American Chamber of Commerce; Women who can move Mountains Award from United Success International; and the Women of Achievement by Cairo Governerate. She has also received the Outstanding Achievement award by the Egyptian Association for Mother and Child Survival, and has been labeled as one of Africa’s most influential women in business and government.

Dr. Hesham Hamed, Phd, PE., PEng, MBA

Professor of Bridges and structural steel  , Structural Engineering Department and Former Department and Chairman, Structural Engineering Department, Cairo University

Experienced Professor with demonstrated history in working in the heavy industrial projects in United States. Canada, UAE and Egypt

Registered Licensed professional Engineer in the State of Michigan, USA and in the Province of Ontario, Canada

Obtained Master of Business Administration from the University of Wollongong, Australia

Obtained Ph.D. From University of Windsor Canada

Obtained M.Sc. and B.Sc. from Cairo University

Salah M El Haggar

Professor of Energy & Sustainable Development
The American University in Cairo

Dr. Haggar’s 30 years experience in Energy and sustainable development Consulting and University teaching. Dr Haggar has been a visiting professor at Washington State University and at University of Idaho, U.S.A. He is presently the professor of Energy and Sustainable Development - Mechanical Engineering Department  at the American University in Cairo,.

Dr. Haggar’s has 28 Academic Honors, grants and awards. Dr. El-Haggar received the outstanding teaching award from AUC in 1995 as well as an Excellence in research and creative endeavours awards in 2009. In 2012, Dr. El-Haggar received Provost Award in recognition of the innovations in Environmental science and engineering as well as distinguished service award of 25 years of services at AUC. In addition Dr. El-Haggar has 220 Scientific Publications in Environmental, Sustainable Development and Energy Fields, 53 invited presentation, 57 technical report, 16 books, 15 Book chapter.

Tarek M. Attia

Prof. Construction Engineering and Management Research Institute, Housing and Building National Research Center, HBRC, Egypt

  • Professor of Construction Engineering & Management, Housing and Building National Research Center, Egypt.
  • D., North Carolina State Univ., 2002, USA
  • 35 Years of construction experience, consulting & engineering research
  • Member of “Engineering Codes” development teams: Green Buildings Sustainability Rating - GPRS, Smart Cities Development Code, Construction Management Code, Operation and Maintenance of Public and Heritage Buildings.
  • Team Leader for Construction and Demolition waste management with the Ministry of Environment, Egypt. Development of Construction and Demolition Waste Management Strategy and Action Plan.
  • Project Management Office (PMO) Development Consultant, Ministry of Municipalities and Rural Affairs (MOMRA), Saudi Arabia.

Emil Rademeyer

Director, ABIQ

As a native South African, Emil is passionate about helping to lay the foundations for future growth in his home continent.

An engineer by trade, his career started at an oil and gas giant. Now, with over 25 years of experience in business intelligence, he leads ABiQ with a strong entrepreneurial spirit, fostering a company and culture that’s focused on authenticity, transparency and credibility.

Emil’s analytical approach to business helps ABiQ’s customers, both big and small, pinpoint areas of opportunity for growth and development.

Having developed numerous business models for new businesses and intelligent products such as cost indices tracking and forecasting escalation, he’s brings the right knowledge and experience to drive ABiQ’s growth and support the development of the African markets.

In his spare time, Emil loves to watch sport and is a wanna-be golfer. What is it they say? All the gear and no idea

Ghaith Bakir

Lead Regulatory Engineer- MENA Codes and Regulatory Services UL - Underwriters Laboratories

Ghaith Bakir, Lead Regulatory Engineer in UL’s Building and Life Safety Technologies division provides regulatory support in the Middle East and North Africa regions. Working out of the UL office in Dubai, Ghaith provides technical expertise in regulations, codes, standards, and product installations related issues to assist regulatory authorities, consultants, manufacturers, designers, and contractors in resolving product acceptance and code compliance issues., Represents UL at AHJ and code development meetings by participating in code discussions and conducting technical presentations on code-related technical subjects, Plan conducts and supervises code and regulatory related projects of major magnitude and scope.

Prior to joining UL Ghaith worked as a project engineer for a leading producer and supplier of fire and life safety solutions. In that role, he managed projects across the United Arab Emirates (UAE) involving the installation, testing, and maintenance of fire protection equipment and systems. He also worked for a Dubai master developer as a fire engineer, assisting in developing and implementing fire safety management system frameworks, and evaluating compliance with national and international fire safety standards and best practices.

Grace Najjar

Managing Director, Project Management Institute

Eng. Grace Najjar serves as the Managing Director of PMI’s Middle East/North Africa (MENA) region and leads PMI’s Energy Working Group for greater reach and focus globally.

Grace has 25 years of global experience as an advisor, lead engineer, and program director. She has supported PMI as the Corporate and Government Relations Manager in the Middle East and founded her own firm, Align Management Solutions, in 2010.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, a Master’s degree in Systems Engineering from Saint Joseph University in Beirut, and a Master’s degree in Network & Telecommunications from the Télécom ParisTech. Grace is a certified PMP and PgMP, as well as a graduate of the 2013 PMI Leadership Institute Master Class.

Hoda Mansour

EMEA South Head of Business Process Intelligence (BPI) at SAP

Hoda is a highly experienced, creative and self-motivated executive; with nearly 25 years of experience in delivering       innovation and driving business value for customers in their respective industries. She worked for leading multinational software companies including SAP, Oracle & Microsoft in regional and global capacities, where she lived and worked in three different continents (Europe, Asia and Africa), which gave her a well-rounded experience in dealing with different cultures, challenges and business models.

Hoda joined SAP in 2013 in the UAE where she held various positions before being promoted to the Head of BPI for Southern Europe, Middle East and Africa Region in Sept 2021; covering a wide market of 75 countries. Before that, Hoda was the Managing Director for SAP Egypt & Frontier countries since Feb 2018. In this current capacity, Hoda was responsible for SAP’s in country presence and growth strategy including driving sales, marketing and operations. This in addition to her role in leading global education and training platforms to expand the countries’ digital ecosystem and workforce. She was also the Chief Operating Officer for UAE & Oman at SAP winning the Top COO Award in EMEA South in 2017.

Given her impact in transforming SAP business  in these countries, Forbes acknowledged her leadership by recognizing her as one of Forbes Top 50 Power Businesswomen for 2021 and one of Forbes Middle East Top 100 Most Influential Women for 2020 & 2018. Hoda was nominated by SAP Middle East South cluster employees and awarded the “Diversity & Inclusion Champion” for her leadership and significant impact in that area & was also selected to     in the Women to Watch Program at SAP in early 2020 (a newly established global SAP program focused on small group of around 70 top talented women worldwide – in a company of 100,000+ Employees).

Being the first ever female to be appointed by SAP as a Managing Director in the whole of Middle East & North Africa  region in addition to being the first ever female to be appointed to lead a Multinational Software companies in Egypt,  Hoda capitalized on her international experience and succeeded to overachieve all her KPIs

Hoda is also a board member of the American Chamber of Commerce since June 2021 and Vice President & board member of the German-Arab Chamber of Industry and Commerce since Sept 2020.

 

Dr. Jauad El Kharraz

Executive Director at Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency – RCREEE

He has been senior consultant, advisor and/or evaluator for several international institutions (European Commission, PRIMA Foundation, the Mediterranean Water Institute, FAO, UN-ESCWA, EU-GCC Clean Energy Technology Network, KAS-REMENA, Ocean Oasis, the Palestinian-Dutch Academic Cooperation Program on Water “PADUCO”, COMSTECH Scientific Advisory Council (COMSTECH-SAC), the EMME-CCI Task Force on Water Resources led by the Cyprus Institute, the International Desalination Association as member of its R&D committee and the European Desalination Society where he was elected as a board member).

He has been the R&D Director of the Middle East Desalination Research Center, Oman (2015-2020), in charge of research programs/ projects on sustainable desalination technologies, renewable energies for desalination, water-energy-food nexus, climate change, and science diplomacy. He launched the USD 700.000 Prize Oman Humanitarian Desalination Challenge with his colleagues in MEDRC on 2018 and took part of its judging committee panel as well as its parallel research pathway panel. He has been projects manager at the Euro-Mediterranean Information System on know-how in the Water sector (EMWIS), France (2004-2015). Earlier he was research at the Global Change Unit, University of Valencia (Spain), and he is still a Visiting researcher.

He got MSc & PhD degrees in Earth Sciences (Physics) from the University of Valencia, Spain.
He also got a Diploma in Enterprises Management & Strategy from SKEMA Business School, France.
He is Co-founder and Secretary General of Arab World Association of Young Scientists and member of the Society for the Advancement of Science and Technology in the Arab World (SASTA), and alumni of the Global Young Academy (GYA).

He organized and launched an important number of scientific events and networks. He was nominated in 2011 by the French Ministry of High Education & Research as representative at the Intergovernmental framework for EU Cooperation in Science & Technology (TN1301).
He has published and contributed to hundreds of conferences in more than 55 countries, journals and reports in the fields. He co-authored UNESCO Science Report in 2015. He has built a strong record of attaining progressively responsible managerial positions during his 20 years international career (MENA & Europe) in relation with sustainability, climate change impact and management of natural resources (water, energy, food, etc.), besides desalination technologies, water-energy-food nexus and agriculture.
He demonstrated efficiency in diversifying the funding of his organizations through obtaining funds from the European Commission programs as a PI, coordinator and contributor (FP7, H2020, ENPI CBC Med, INCO MED, INCO NGOs, SMAP, LIFE, PRIMA, etc.) and from international donors such as GIZ, USAID, and national ones such as the research council of Oman, and also through CSRs from embassies and private companies (e.g., oil and gas companies, water & energy utilities, etc.).
Dr. Jauad is fluent in French, Arabic, Spanish & English.

Matt Doran

MENA Hub Manager

Matt joined the CIOB in March 2020 and is responsible for the Middle East and North Africa membership base supported by industry experts who form our hub committees.

Matt manages all aspects of the MENA operations including membership events and promotions, company engagement and partnerships and development of tomorrow's leaders in local universities managed from the Dubai office

Matt has extensive business development experience having ran two successful businesses in Sports and Education sectors. He is thrilled to be influencing the construction industry and believes that it is the most rewarding sector he has ever worked in.

Matt has embraced opportunities that the new normal brought to CIOB MENA in bringing together a region through a single roadmap to ensure that all members were able

to benefit from collaboration and continued professional development.

Matt's effort has earnt him the internal `ACT' award at CIOB in his first few months, and CIOB MENA has been described as `world class' in terms of the professionalism, management and commitment to deliver support and opportunity to it's members.

Mohamed Mousa

Strategic Sales and Solutions Director,
Kyndryl

Mohamed Mousa is 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 the Middle East, Africa and Turkey.

Mousa has a proven track record in setting up new start-up business ventures, developing and implementing strategies for customers to achieve profitable growth and increase stakeholder value. He played a pivotal role in shaping digital transformation journeys for large-scale businesses and enabling organizations to elevate their businesses by simplifying complex cross-industry hybrid cloud environments powered by artificial intelligence. His mission is 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

In his most recent tenure, Mousa was the Sales Director at Crayon where he was responsible for running the company’s Sales and Business Development units in the Middle East and Africa. Prior to that, he held several leadership roles at IBM over a span of 13 years, with the most recent being the Executive Partner in IBM Services. In that capacity, he led the sales and business development organization, generating and managing their multi-hundred million services portfolio by positioning IBM to be digital reinvention partner of choice and helping customers set their digital strategy, reinvent their business processes, and modernize their core applications, securely on the cloud.

Mohamed holds a Masters in Business Administration degree from Warwick Business School, a bachelors of Computer  Engineering and is passionate about doing everything with passion!

Mohamed Samy El Damnhory

Board member of federation of African engineering organizations, FAEO; Chair of finance and treasury committee in FAEO
Managing director of Ail agile international limited ; integrated engineering consultancy
Company project management consultant for Vitalkonzept ; health care engineering consultancy

  • Over 20 years of experience in performing Civil Engineering, Project Management & international Business Development professional tasks in contracting, consultancy & Nongovernmental organisations.
  • Demonstrated capacity in setting up the international growth strategy in the emerging markets.

Mirna Arif

Country General Manager of Microsoft Egypt

Set with a profound commitment to Egypt, Mirna Arif brings in 19 years of experience with multinational organizations and public sector entities across Europe, the Middle East and Africa into the position of Microsoft Egypt Country General Manager. Equipped with a strong belief in empathy-based management and in youth training, the first woman to assume this prestigious role is leading the nation’s technological movement towards digital transformation.
To assert Microsoft Egypt’s competitive edge in the country’s tech industry, Arif is expanding the company’s digital footprint across public and private organizations to accelerate their conversion towards a digital economy. Arif’s passion closely ties with Microsoft international drive to instill a “Growth Mindset” culture based on the core values of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. It also links with Microsoft Egypt’s mission to empower every person and organization, of today and tomorrow, to optimize operations, increase customer engagement, transform business models and most importantly evolve the workforce towards a business growth paradigm founded on a culture of lifelong learning.
Prior to being appointed as Microsoft Egypt Country General Manager in 2020, Arif held the position of Surface Business Group Director in Microsoft Middle East and Africa, heading the strategy for the latest device series in the region. From 2017 to 2019, prior to Joining Microsoft, Arif held the title of Regional Director for Digital Transformation at GE Oil & Gas where she directed the digital transformation strategy in North Africa and Turkey. Prior to that, she was the regional Manager for Rosemount Group Middle East at Emerson Automation Solutions. In 2015, Arif was appointed Assistant Minister for Investment and International Cooperation at the Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, advising on the development and implementation of the petroleum sector strategy. Preceding that, Arif spent the first 12 years of her career in Schlumberger, where she assumed various leadership roles, including Regional Sales Manager for UK & Ireland, Regional Sales Manager for the East African and East Mediterranean region, Egypt Manager for Schlumberger Information Solutions, and Global Marketing Manager, spearheading worldwide marketing strategies for the software and the marine acquisition segments.
Outside of Microsoft, Mirna sits on the Board of Directors of Banque Misr, the second largest bank in Egypt, and is a member of the Digital Transformation board at Egypt’s Ain Shams University.

Mohamed Yousef

Executive Director of the Egyptian Businessmen’s Association (EBA)

He is the Executive Director of the Egyptian Businessmen’s Association (EBA) since 1998

    • Coordinating and supervising all the Association’s activities
    • Setting goals and objectives for all Departments of the Association and put future plans.
    • Developing and proposing new services for the Members.
    • Leading EBA delegations outside Egypt.
    • Conducting the Annual Report of the Association.
    • Working on gathering the feedbacks of the members in order to enhance the services provided for them.
    • Building strong relationship network with members, embassies, international organizations and related governmental authorities.
    • Introducing new ways and techniques to facilitate the workflow and to simplify work procedures within the different departments.
    • Trouble shooting and problem solving.
    • Coordinating all EBA members inquiries to the relevant authorities
    • Benchmark EBA services in comparison to other world organizations.
    • Representing EBA in meetings inside or outside Egypt

     

    Education

    • Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Strategic Management & Leadership from American University of Science & Technology in 2021
    • Bachelor of Commerce – Accounting Department in 1985

Prof. Mohamed Abdel Wahab

Professor | Founding Partner & Head of International Arbitration, Construction & Energy
Cairo University | Zulficar & Partners Law Firm Egypt

 

Seif Allah A. Alnaga

President, Society of Egyptian Architects

42 years practice in architecture, urban planning, and project management from 1974 2016.
26 years in Planning, Architectural Designs and project development with Arab Bureau of designs and consulting architecture & engineering 1978 Hospital designs: Luxor HS 1000 beds, hospital east of the Alexandria1000 beds, 1978 1980. Planning 3 New Cities of Ext. city 15th May, Badr City, El Obour City, 1980 1985. 33 projects variety of Arch. Designs on large public buildings scoped: Admin Building, Commercial Building, Tourism Building, Clubs Building, Sports Facilities and Olympic swimming pools.
Heliopolis Sporting Club 7 projects, HSC / El Sherouk and Summer Resort in Matrouh 1985 2004.
General Master plan of Ahly Club/Nasr, Designs Integrated Aquatic Complex in Ahly/Nasr 1996 2000
Project Designs of Enclosed Sports Hall of Damanhur Stadium, Beheira Governorate 2002.
TDCG Principal, 7 Mega projects for petroleum sector: New Master plan for Sports City 2004, Katameya Club House, Swimming Pools & Sports city projects “2005 2007", Petrosport Mosque “2005 2006”, Main Football Stadium “2006 2008”, Sky Club “2007 2010”, Petrosport Borg El Arab Sport Resort, Alexandria, Egypt, “2008 2011”, Sokhna Sport’s City, Sues, Egypt, “2009 2011”
ICPD Founder, International Consultancy for Projects Development 2011 2014
2011 Egyptian Italian university, New Project, Obour City, Egypt.
2011 Gezira Sporting Club New Basketball Academy Arena, Gezira, Cairo.
2011 Heliopolis Sporting Club New Judo & Cerate Sports Hall, Heliopolis, Cairo.
2012 Gezira Sporting Club New Han Ball Academy Arena, Gezira, Cairo.
2012 Heliopolis Sporting Club Renovation of Football & Athletics Arena, Heliopolis, Cairo.
2013 Gezira Sporting Club New Football Academy Arena, Gezira, Cairo.
2013 Heliopolis Sporting Club New Swimming pool dressing rooms, Heliopolis, Cairo.
2014 Gezira Sporting New Club Planning of all new sports Arenas, 6th of October City, Egypt.
2015 Helwan Sporting Club Planning of all new sports Arenas, Helwan City, Egypt.

 

 

Eng. Sherif Maged Khaled

Executive Director, Integrated Services, The American University in Cairo

PMP, FMP, SFP

Sherif is a well experienced facility management professional with over 26 years of experience managing Housing, Housekeeping, Landscape, Real Estate, Sustainability, and Transportation Departments. Sherif worked at HAMZA ASSOCIATES as a Structural Engineer designing Bibliotheca Alexandrina under sponsorship of UNESCO.

Holds an MBA, AUC, a Master of Science from Cairo University, Engineering, and a Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering from Cairo University.

Sherif is the current Africa FM Chair, and he is a Co-Founder, former Vice Chair of EGYFMA, and also Sherif is a Global FM board member representing EGYFMA..

A Member in APPA Institute for Facilities Management.

Currently, Sherif is an FM instructor in AUC and a subject matter expert in AUC FM and course developer. Finally, a LEED Auditor for FM 41,000 from BSI

 

 

Sandra Woodall

Design Director, Founder, TangramMETA

Sandra is a passionate environmentalist, architect, urbanist, researcher, and mentor who has lived and worked in the UAE for over 25 years. She is a Fellow of the RIBA, the Royal Society of Arts, and the Academy of Urbanism. She leads tangram’s award-winning MENA region studio who were recognised as the “2019 Architecture Firm of the Year” by the Middle East Economic Digest.

Sandra drives sustainable solutions across the practice and has received a multitude of accolades which include six sustainable design awards for five different projects over a period of just four years.

Over the decades, her work spans from delivering one of the last traditional built coral stone and Indian teak new build projects undertaken in the UAE at Sharjah’s Arts and Heritage Area in the 1990’s; the first green-roofed Government building in Dubai in the 2000’s; a state-of-the-art campus of support facilities for the Emirates Nuclear Energy Programme designed using the principles of traditional desert urbanism, in the 2015. And today, with tangrams expansion across North Africa, she is currently designing a nationwide Hospital of the Future Programme, connecting smarter, digitised, intelligent ecosystems within and across cities to deliver a network of “Hospitals without Walls”, that remodels and redefines healthcare delivery. Introducing a new digital identity that is accessible to all to supplement a reduced and peeled back cost, physical, carbon, water, and waste intensive building footprints, and by using AI and advanced technologies as an exponent of sustainability, offers digitised, patient centric care in virtual hospital facilities located in the Metaverse.

 

 

Mohamed Amer

Regional Director of Operations for the MENA region with the International Code Council (ICC)

Mohamed Amer works as the Regional Director of Operations for the MENA region with the International Code Council (ICC). He runs ICC’s Dubai office by providing essential on-the-ground support to organizations involved in building safety in the region, including various stakeholders like AHJs, consultants, manufacturers, architects, etc... With over a decade in oil/gas, project management, and TIC industries, he leads ICC’s operations and business development aspects in the MENA through existing and new partners, to help deploy/lead/facilitate ICC’s service lines for new business offerings across its family of solutions spectrum.
He obtained his Masters degree in Engineering Systems Management and Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering with Minor in Applied Mathematics and Computational Methods from the American University of Sharjah.Specialties:
Organic Business Growth, Optimization, Business Development & Operations, Standards & Certifications, Corporate Strategy & Business Leader

 

 

Azza Selim

Chairman, Egypt Builders Construction
Leading Company

 

 

Yasmin Mansour

Sustainability Director

Yasmin is an experienced sustainable facilities management professional with more than 15 years of experience in Facilities & Operations. As the Sustainability Director, Yasmin is now leading The American University in Cairo - Office of Sustainability. This position is concerned with addressing AUC's environmental challenges, including climate change, resource scarcity, pollution, and waste management. Among others, her area of expertise, Yasmin has vast experience in developing & writing technical reports, including the Carbon Footprint, and Sustainability Report, in addition to several international reports addressing SDGs. She developed AUC's COE "UNGC - Communication on Engagement," addressing the University's commitment to the UN's five main principles Human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption.

Yasmin Mansour is a certified Sustainability Facility Professional (SFP) and has Facility Management Professional (FMP) credentials from the International Facility Management Association (IFMA). Mansour received a Master's degree in Construction Management from the American University in Cairo.

Her core motivation is embedding "Sustainable development philosophy and culture in The American University of Cairo Context" to improve and facilitate AUC's institutional response to environmental challenges and promote more conscious decision-making. In carrying out these responsibilities, she always aims to improve the University's operations, strengthen its finances, and enhance its reputation as a sustainability leader in Cairo, Egypt, the Middle East, and North Africa. She always seeks to weave sustainability into the University's culture, mission, and activities, where Mansour succeeded in gaining international recognition for AUC sustainability efforts.

Yasmin Mansour has a leading role in community services & NGOs. She serves as a board member of the Egyptian Facility Management Association "EGFMA" and the Education & Training Committee Chair.

Yasmin was born and raised in Cairo, Egypt. In 2002, Mansour graduated with high honors from Ain Shams University with a B.Sc. in Architecture Engineering, Urban & Planning department. Mansour is a master in English, French, and Arabic.

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