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JUNE 2022

Egypt International Exhibition Center (EIEC)


His Excellency Otunba Richard Adeniyi Adebayo

Honourable Minister, Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Nigeria

Following his inauguration by President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, on 21 August 2019, Otunba Richard Adeniyi Adebayo, CON, became Nigeria’s 40th Minister of Industry, Trade, and Investment to oversee the government’s goal of economic diversification to non-oil revenue earnings.

As the number one investment driver of Nigeria, Adebayo is leading the promotion of the government’s policies of Ease of doing business, job creation, poverty eradication, and industrialisation.

The Minister has been implementing certain policies and programs including standardisation of bilateral trade agreements, stimulating the growth of domestic Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises, MSMEs, and renewed roadmap to increase Nigeria’s Foreign Direct Investment, and FDIs.

Adebayo has built a Business and Legal Career spanning about forty years. His experience is extensive in areas such as Project Finance, Oil and Gas, Commercial Law, and Business Facilitation.

He is also a core chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), the Minister held the office of the Interim National Vice Chairman South West and Deputy National Chairman (South) of the party.

He is a recipient of the Nigeria National Honour Award, and Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON)

Her Excellency Patricia de Lille

Honourable Minister, Ministry of Public Works and Infrastructure, South Africa

Patricia de Lille was appointed as the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure by President Cyril Ramaphosa in May 2019.

Minister de Lille is a seasoned politician and public servant and has served in all three spheres of government since the first democratic parliament in 1994.

She has been fighting injustice for more than 45 years and was part of the team which led the constitutional negotiations and the team who drafted South Africa’s Constitution.

De Lille served as the Mayor of Cape Town for seven years where accountability and clean governance were the cornerstones of her term. She spearheaded progressive projects such as using infrastructure investment as a lever to spur economic growth, developed the transit-orientated development strategy and many other redress projects such as restitution to reverse the legacy of apartheid spatial planning.

In her latest role as the Minister of DPWI, her focus is to drive spatial and environmental justice and equality, to clamp down on corruption and ensure that public land and public buildings are used for public good. Her focus is also to drive infrastructure implementation as part of government economic recovery plan in a manner that will create the conditions for the private sector to contribute to the economy growth and create much-needed jobs for the people of South Africa.


His Excellency Dr. Kgosientsho Ramokgopa

Head of Investment and Infrastructure, Office of The Presidency of the Republic of South Africa

Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa is currently Head of the Investment and Infrastructure office in the office of the President of South Africa. Prior to this, Dr Ramokgopa was Gauteng MEC (Member of Executive Committee) for Economic Development, Agriculture and Environment. Previously, he has held the position of Executive Mayor of the City of Tshwane between 2010 and 2016, at the time he was one of the youngest Mayors of a Metropolitan in the country. Dr Ramokgopa’s previous positions include holding the position of CEO for both the Metropolitan Trading Company and the Johannesburg Market and he has previously been the Deputy Chairperson of the board of Trade and Investment in Limpopo.

Dr Ramokgopa holds a PHD from the University of Pretoria, A Masters of Public Administration from the University of Pretoria and a Masters of Business Leadership from the University of South Africa. He completed his BSC Civil Engineering at the University of Durban Westville in 1998.

MEC Ramokgopa’s political participation dates back to the 80’s when he was 14 and participating in the Atteridgeville-Saulsville Residents Organisation (ASRO). During his time at the University of Durban Westville, he joined the South African Student Congress and became a branch chairperson, later he was deployed as a Secretary General of the Student representative council at the University of Durban Westville. Dr Ramokgopa was also chairperson of the ANC in Ward 51, zonal chairperson of the ANC in Attridgeville, regional chairperson of the ANC in Tshwane and currently he serves as a member of the Provincial Executive Committee of the ANC in Gauteng.

Dr Ramokgopa is an avid reader and enjoys following sports. He is actively involved in soccer development in his home township of Atteridgeville and once owned a team that played in the ABC Motsepe league. In his free time, Dr Ramokgopa offers lessons in leadership and public management at various tertiary institutions as a guest lecturer, something he does pro-bono.

Dr Ramokgopa lives by the motto; “If you live truthfully, you shall prevail against all adversity.”

His Excellency Mohamed Abu El-Enein

The representative of the Egyptian Parliament, founder of the Ceramica Cleopatra Group and President of the Arab Investors Union

Mohamed M. Abou El Enein is a renowned Egyptian businessman, investor, public figure and an accomplished politician. Founder and chairman of Cleopatra Group, he has established many major projects spread all over Egypt. Abou El Enein’s role as a Member of Parliament for over 15 years, actively contributing to the growth of the district he represented and served, made him a well-known and much appreciated celebrity. He received several international awards and certificates of honor for his commitment in various fields of business.

Abou El Enein founded Cleopatra Group in 1983. At the time, his commitment was dedicated to the ceramic industry, manufactured in one factory. Within a very short period of time, the ceramic business expanded to encompass 60% of the local market share, and businesses in new international markets were opened up. Basing on this leap forward, Abou El Enein’s business ventures were diversified to include the agriculture, mining, real estate, tourism and media industry, high-tech projects and aviation, which occupies a special place in his heart since Abou El Enein is a certified pilot.

His Excellency Yehia Zaki

Chairman, Suez Canal Economic Zone

Eng. Yehia Zaki was appointed in 2019 by the President of the Arab Republic of Egypt as the Chairman of the “General Authority for Suez Canal Economic Zone” (SCZONE), responsible for the management and the operation of 460 km2 of industrial and logistic areas, as well as 6 ports alongside the banks of the Suez Canal, aiming to transform the diversified area into a world-class global logistics hub and industrial processing center that serves the European, African and Asian markets, including the GGC market, to facilitate economic growth and create sustainable and high quality jobs for the Egyptian people. Eng. Zaki is a lead consultant with an extensive experience of over 42 years in the fields of construction and development. Prior to his appointment as the Chairman of SCZONE, Eng. was the Director of Operations in Egypt, for “Dar Group”, a leading, privately-owned and a world-class planning, design, engineering, and project management firms, moreover, he was the Managing Director of one of its affiliates, namely, “Dar Al-Handasah Egypt”, the primary consultancy firm in Egypt, Africa and the Arab world. Leading “Dar al-Handasah Egypt”, Eng. Zaki supervised the design, planning, and construction of giant national projects in Egypt, such as the newly established “Administrative Capital”, with multi-level involvement in its various components such as the Central Business District and the Governmental District, which consists of Cabinet of Ministers and Parliament buildings alongside other 34 governments buildings. Most prominent among those is a 385 m high skyscraper, identified as the tallest tower in Africa. Eng. Zaki serves on several prominent boards, of which is the Sovereign Fund of Egypt (TSFE), the National Postal Authority, the British Egyptian Business Association (BEBA), and the Egyptian-British Chamber of Commerce.

Ayman Soliman

Chief Executive Officer, The Sovereign Fund of Egypt

On October 2nd, 2019 The Sovereign Fund of Egypt board of directors approved the appointment of Mr Ayman Mohamed Soliman for the position of Chief Executive Officer for a three-year term starting October 3rd, 2019. Mr Soliman will lead the establishment and operation of the Sovereign Fund of Egypt, established in 2018 by law no 177 with the executive regulations issued in February 2019 through Prime Ministerial decree no 555.

Mr. Soliman’s career spans over 22 years with experience in managing over 200 companies in diverse sectors, with a record of accomplishments in global investments and transactions, and a long-standing career in managing complex assets and mega transactions.

Over the past 17 years, Mr. Soliman served as a board member of a wide range of companies with various capacities inclusive of Orascom Investment Holding, Beltone Financial, Lamancha Holding (Gold mining), Euronews plc, RiverBank (SME Banks in Europe), Auerbach Grayson (USA), Texegy (Oil & Gas USA), Ora Developers BV (Real estate), Nile Sugar Co (Egypt), Ezdehar Fund to name a few. Mr. Soliman holds an MSc. degree in International Business and Finance and a BSc. degree in Economics with a Minor in Computer Science, both from the American University in Cairo. In addition to the academic degrees, he attended various training courses including Leadership skills by London Business School, Strategy and Risk management by McKinsey and Credit and Evaluation course by EFG-Hermes. In addition to numerous specialized courses in the areas of finance, marketing and commercial strategies, computing and cost allocation.

Hassan Allam

Chief Executive Officer, Hassan Allam Holding

Mr. Allam has been Chief Executive Officer of the group since 2009, where he spearheaded its growth to create a multifaceted conglomerate, considered today as one of the leading construction & engineering, building materials and utilities groups in the Middle East and Africa. Today, the group ranks among the Engineering News-Record (ENR) list of the top 250 global contractors and continues to be the leading contractor for strategic projects. Under his leadership as CEO, the group has been awarded numerous landmark projects in several countries including Egypt, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Afghanistan and Gambia.

Today, Mr. Allam leads the development of the Company's strategic plans, mission and objectives, revenue and business growth, international expansion, diversification, profitability, and oversees the overall company operations to ensure service and production efficiency, quality, safety and cost-effective management. Since 2009, the group has witnessed a tenfold growth in its backlog, from USD 0.5BN in 2009 to USD 5BN in 2020.

Mr. Allam holds a BSc in Civil Engineering from the American University in Cairo. He joined the construction arm of Hassan Allam Holding in 2002, and held several positions in the construction division including Operations Director followed by being Managing Director in 2008.

Over the past 2 decades, Mr. Allam has been a noteworthy leader in the construction and engineering space, with remarkable contributions in the pivotal transformation of Hassan Allam Holding Group.


Karim Badr

Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure & Utilities Subfund, The Sovereign Fund of Egypt

Karim is the Chief Executive Officer of the Utilities & Infrastructure Sub-fund at The Sovereign Fund of Egypt, leading the power, renewables, water, transport & logistics and digital infrastructure portfolio amongst others. Karim has twenty years of experience in investment management, project development & finance and Capital Markets transactions across the Energy and Infrastructure spectrum within the Middle East, Africa & South Asia. Karim’s previous experience include management and execution of a variety of projects development, Debt and Equity Capital Markets transactions, M&A activity, and private financings with local and regional institutions.

Prior to joining TSFE, Karim was leading the project financing and regional capital markets activities for GE Power in the MESA region. Past roles also include Managing Director at Qalaa Holdings, an African leader investing in energy and infrastructure, responsible for corporate finance activities across the group.

Karim holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Engineering from the American University in Cairo and an Executive MBA jointly from Columbia Business School and London Business School.

Amr Allam

Chief Executive Officer, Hassan Allam Holding

Mr. Allam started his career in 2004 by joining the Consolidated Contractors Company as a project engineer. For 3 years his site duties where primarily focused on technical office tasks including cost control, procurement and planning. In 2007 he joined Hassan Allam Construction in the capacity of head of new businesses where he incorporated two flagship investments in the Cement and Sugar sectors. Both investments were used as enablers for the construction arms backlog growth and were later exited at very favorable financial returns for the company.

In 2010 Mr. Allam incorporated and became managing director of a wholly owned specialized buildings construction company to exclusively serve one of Egypt’s premium real estate development companies. The company grew to represent almost 35% of the group’s backlog and revenue base and was eventually merged into Hassan Allam Construction at which point Mr. Allam was appointed Co-CEO of the group.

Mr. Allam currently spearheads the dynamic evolution of corporate strategy and new investments, as particularly depicted in his initiative to launch the building materials and utilities activities. He is responsible for promoting revenue growth, profitability and overseeing the overall company operations in order to ensure production efficiency, quality, service and cost-effective management.


Sayed Farouk

Chairman, The Arab Contractors Company

Eng. Sayed Farouk was the Senior Vice-Chairman of the Arab Contractors Company from September 2013 till September 2020.

Prior to assuming his current position he was the Board Member from April 2013 till August 2013 supervising AC branches in: Kuwait – Saudi Arabia – UAE – Oman – Yemen – Qatar – Iraq.

He was the Board Member supervising Housing, Quarries, Ready Mix Concrete, and Electromechanical Works Sectors (from May 2012 till March 2013).

From December 2006 till March 2013, he was the Head of Sector supervising: Distinguished Buildings, Industrial Buildings; Oman and UAE Branches.
Since his graduation he joined the AC in Bridges and Structures Department.

He worked as: Site Engineer in (Abul Ela, Bani Suief and Banha Bridges); Construction Manager of Indoor Hall Complex Project (Medium Hall) and Project Manager of Damanhour Bridge.

He handled many leading positions in mega projects such as: Central Bank of Egypt - Principal Bank for Development and Agricultural Credit – Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

Dr. Mohamed El-Mikawi

Chief Executive Officer, City Edge Developments

Dr. Mohamed El-Mikawi is a renowned academic and industry expert with over 3 decades of experience in private and public institutions and higher education facilities.

Currently holding the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of City Edge Developments, El-Mikawi has previously served in leading roles in the real estate industry in a number of companies. He was the Vice President for Development & Construction, Income – Egypt where he was responsible for the construction of the New Administrative Capital high-rise towers in addition to Chairman and CEO of Porto Group, Managing Director of Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate for over 10 years and General Manager of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture for 8 years. Prior to that, El-Mikawi has worked for over 15 years in project management, 10 of which he spent as Project Manager in USA.

Beside his real estate industry involvement, El-Mikawi has served for most of his career in academia teaching at the George Washington University and the University of Maryland in the United States. In 1998, he joined the Faculty of Engineering at Ain Shams University as Associate Professor, a position he continues to serve in to date.

A graduate of Ain Shams University, El-Mikwai holds an M.Sc. and PhD in Engineering Management from George Washington University. In addition, El-Mikawi is an active member in his field. He is the former Member of the Board of 11 of Al Futaim’s Companies. He currently is a member of the Permanent Committee of the Egyptian Project Management Code at the Housing and Building Research Center and a Member of the Real Estate Committee at the American Chamber of Commerce.

Walaa El-Husseiny

Executive Director, United Nations Global Compact

Currently acting as GCNE ED, Mrs. El-Husseiny has over 20 years of professional experience both at National and International organizations in the fields of Public and Development Management with particular emphasis on corporate governance, regulatory affairs, business development, decision making, sustainability and CSR.

Mrs. El-Husseiny handled various positions in the Government, the private sector and the Civil society. She was the Director of Corporate Governance and CSR at Dar Al-Mimar Group 'DMG-Mountain view ‘, the Board Secretary for the Board of Directors of the Administrative Capital for Urban Development Company "ACUD”. In addition, She contributed to the development of Egypt 2030 vision.

In 2005, Mrs. El-Husseiny was the Chairman of General Authority for Investment and Free Zones Advisor for Promotion. Furthermore, she acted as the National Focal Point for the Egyptian government and the OECD where she established “Egypt’s National Contact Point”.

Mrs. El-Husseiny has also acted as the chairperson’s advisor for the “Financial Regulatory Authority’ (FRA) for International Cooperation.

Mrs. El-Husseiny began her work career in the 90’s in the Information and Decision Support Center – IDSC, she was the Executive Director of the Economic Analysis Sector.
Mrs. El-Husseiny has been an active member of several development NGOs where she strategized and implemented CSR programs for big National firms and non-profit organizations.

Mrs. El-Husseiny holds Bachelor of Arts from the Faculty of Economics and Political Science – major Economics and is currently completing her Master in BA from Northampton University. She holds Executive Certificate in Global CSR, and Certificate of Corporate Environmental Sustainability and Innovation from Thunderbird School of Global Management.


Salah M. El Haggar

President, Egypt Green Building Council
Professor of Energy and Sustainable Development, The American University in Cairo

Dr. El-Haggar’s has more than 30 years' experience in Energy and Sustainable Development Consulting and University teaching. Dr El-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. El-Haggar’s has 24 Academic Honors, grants and awards. Dr. El-Haggar received the outstanding teaching award from AUC in 1995 as well as a number of outstanding trustees awards. In 2009, Dr. El-Haggar received excellence in Research and creative endeavour award from AUC. In addition Dr. Haggar has 220 Scientific Publications in Environmental, Sustainable Deverlopment and Energy Fields, 53 invited presentation, 57 technical report, 17 books, one chapter in 5 different books.

Dr. El-Haggar Sustainable Development Consulting experience include 5 mega projects for sustainable building using LEED certification (Gold & Platinum), more than 40 Environmental/Industrial Auditing for major industrial identities, 20 Compliance Action Plan, 9 Environmental Impact Assessment

Dr. El-Haggar has been working in Environmental technologies since 1987. His paramount objective is to transform waste into a useful product. He developed a very simple theory called 7Rs Rule to approach cradle-to-cradle concept. Fundamentally, the theory depends on all kinds of recycling. This is mainly because recycling is considered a pivotal income generating activity that conserves natural resources, protects the environment and provides job opportunities. Dr. El-Haggar published two series of books. The first series of books authored by El-Haggar were published by Dar El-Fikr El-Araby and titled “Cleaner Production Technologies Series” with five books. This cleaner production series demonstrates the method to transfer all types of wastes from different activities to a valuable product. The second series of books entitled “Fundamentals and Mechanisms for Sustainable Development” was published by Dar El-Fikr El-Araby and authored by El-Haggar with six books.

Dr. El-Haggar developed a new concept to assess the life cycle of a product according to cradle-to- cradle concept instead of cradle-to-grave concept used worldwide until today. This concept was developed based on 30 years of intensive and continual effort at AUC and documented in two books. The first book published in 2007 by Elsevier Academic Press entitled “Sustainable Industrial Design and Waste Management: Cradle-to-Cradle for Sustainable Development”. The second book by AUC Press entitled "Sustainability and Innovation: The Next Global Industrial Revolution" 2015. These two books are the first books worldwide to demonstrate the concept of cradle-to-cradle to protect not only the environment but also the natural resources in terms of business plans.


Osama Bishai

Chief Executive Officer, Orascom Construction PLC

Eng. Osama Bishai joined Orascom in 1985 and currently serves as Chief Executive Officer and Board member of Orascom Construction PLC.

He has been on the Board of Directors of Orascom Construction since its incorporation in 1998. He is a Board member of Besix Group, Belgium’s largest Contractor.

Eng. Bishai played a key role in developing the Group into a global Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Contractor. He was also instrumental in Orascom’s expansion in infrastructure and industrial sectors and was key in the development of previous investments in the chemical industry in Egypt, Algeria and USA.

Eng. Bishai currently spearheads the Orascom Construction’s efforts to grow a portfolio of infrastructure investments and Operation and Maintenance projects, alongside the core EPC business, and is leading the growth of the US business.

Eng. Bishai holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Structural Engineering from Cairo University.


Ihab Mehawed

Managing Director, Orascom Construction PLC

Mr. Mehawed joined Orascom Construction in 1991, straight out of college. Since then he has occupied several positions within the company, till being appointed as the Commercial Director for the MENA region in 2003.

Under his capacity as Commercial Director he led the company transformation to become one of key players in the region as Engineering, Procurement and Construction Contractor (EPC Contractor). Mr. Mehawed, lead the efforts to expand and diversify the Company’s operations in other Markets than Egypt.

Beside his role as Commercial Director for the MENA region, Ihab has been appointed in 2015 as the Managing Director for Egypt.

Ihab lead the Company’s Vision and Efforts to become one of the key players in the region as EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) Contractor and played a major role in the Company’s Expansions in various regions through developing strategic partnerships with Lead International Players in; Concessions, Industrial and Infrastructure sectors which in turn contributed directly to company’s growth. These include strategic partnerships with Engie, Suez, GE, Siemens, Bombardier, Alstom, Thales, and Others.

Mr. Mehawed is known of his eagerness to transform the company’s operations into more digitalized and innovative operation, as such sponsoring jointly with the IT and Methods Departments a Construction Excellence and Innovation Plan, through Developing New Construction Methodologies and Standardizing the Processes through integrated software solutions.

Emil Rademeyer


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…

For more information about Emil’s professional background, check out his LinkedIn profile:

Mohamed Tarek Kamel

Area Managing Director, North Africa, Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC)

Mohamed Tarek is the Area Managing Director of North Africa for Consolidated Contractors Company
(CCC), the world renowned Engineering & Construction conglomerate. Tarek is managing CCC group
operations and its subsidiaries across North Africa. His P&L mandate covers Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia,
Morocco and Libya.

Through partnerships with different entities and regional players, he has been a player in orchestrating
CCC’s involvement in a number of sizable projects in the power, renewables, real-estate and
petrochemicals sectors in the region.

In addition to his responsibilities, he is sitting on the board of some of the group subsidiaries while
overlooking the corporate ethics and anticorruption task force in Africa along with a continuous role as
Instructor delivering CCC in-house training curriculum.

He is regularly involved in mentoring young entrepreneurs as part of the Global Entrepreneurship Week
activities in Cairo and other governorates. He also assisted the United Nations Development Program
(UNDP) in structuring a tailored vocational training program for blue collar construction workers in Egypt.

Menatalla Sadek

Chief Executive Officer, Hassan Allam Utilities

Menatalla Sadek is currently the CEO of H.A Utilities (HAU), where she lead the establishment of the company with the vision of setting up Egypt and the Region’s largest Utilities development, investment and financing vehicle for water desalination and treatment, renewable energy, and other utilities. The largest investors in HAU today include Hassan Allam Holding, Egypt’s oldest EPC contractor and one of the largest players in the market today, as well as foreign Infrastructure and enterprise funds. Ms Sadek lead the efforts to establish very strong Joint ventures with the best in class global players in the various sectors that HAU is involved in. Selected partners include Lightsource BP, a 50% owned subsidiary of British Petroleum (BP) and Almar Water Solutions, a 100% owned subsidiary of Abdul Latif Jameel. Ms Sadek concluded in October 2020 the acquisition of the Ridgewood group of companies, Egypt’s largest private sector desalination player with c. 80k m3 per day of capacities over 55 plants.

Menatalla’s career encompasses nearly 2 decades of working in the Middle East and Europe. Before her role as CEO of HAU, Ms Sadek was Chief Investment Officer of one of the Region’s largest Automotive and non-bank Financing Institutions, GB Auto. Menatalla lead the investment, business development and strategy teams, directed the Investor Relations department of the publicly listed entity in Cairo and New York, managed the strategy of the group as well as the efforts to transform the group into the most profitable non-bank finance institution in Egypt in the fields of Leasing, consumer financing and micro-financing, to start with. Ms Sadek’s career also encompasses roles in Beltone Financial, Standard & Poor’s Rating in Stockholm, Sweden and Barclays Bank’s Corporate Team. Ms Sadek is a CFA Charterholder and was a founding member of the CFA Societies of Sweden and Egypt, where she was a Board member. Her other Board roles include Lightsource BP-HAU, Taqa Solar, AA Water Developments, Ridgewood for Desalination, International Company for Water and Shabakat.

Mohamed Eldahshoury

Chief Executive Officer, Hassan Allam Construction

Mr. Eldahshoury started his career in one of the most reputable construction companies in the Middle East, where he joined a talent program for qualifying future managers.
Mr. Eldahshoury took several fast steps forward in the construction management career in the same company, including several management roles in different departments for regional and international tasks.

Mr. Eldahshoury then took the role of a “Country Manager” for the same company in Nigeria for a period of four years, where he participated in establishing the branch and managing operations exceeding U.S.$350 million and participated as member with the company’s Steering Committee.

In 2016, Mr. Eldahshoury was appointed as CEO of Hassan Allam Construction, where he managed a full restructure process for the company in the Egyptian market, participated with the HA management in doubling the volume of works for HAC every year for the past 3 years to reach 1.2 billion USD per year and to be active in 6 countries in Africa and the MENA region...

Merette Elsayed

Chief Commercial Officer, Hassan Allam Holding

Merette Elsayed joined Hassan Allam Holding as Group Chief Commercial Officer in November 2018. Merette was born and raised in Sweden and moved to Egypt where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering from The American University in Cairo in 2001. Following graduation, Merette started her career in construction with Skanska in Sweden in the tendering and work winning department. Subsequently Merette moved to the UK where she worked with several international construction and development companies in addition to obtaining her MBA. In 2007

Merette moved back to the Middle East with Carillion, the UK Construction and facilities management firm. Merette spent 11 years with Carillion and as part of the Leadership Programme was exposed to various roles within the business including Business Improvement where she played a key role in the team which delivered £80m of proven savings over two years. Later Merette was assigned as Project Finance manager of the UK Export Financed Projects, in Dubai, UAE where she raised over USD15m in arrangement fees across the projects in addition to construction margins. In 2010 Merette was selected to commercially lead the Cairo Festival City Infrastructure Project, Cairo Egypt, which was one of the projects funded by UKEF. In 2014 Merette was promoted to a new role heading Project Finance and PPP Projects in Turkey & MENA, being responsible for setting the strategy and heading business development to create the infrastructure PPP market in MENA by raising awareness and developing PPP proposals with clients. One of her flagship projects was initiating, negotiating and developing Oman’s first PPP USD1.2bn Medical City project together with Oman Investment fund.

Merette now resides in Egypt with her family since she joined the Hassan Allam Holding team in 2018.

Ali El Mahdy

Chief Executive Officer, Hassan Allam Technologies

Ali El Mahdy is a senior executive in construction industry with more than 23 years of regional and international experience in project management, projects controls and strategic management of construction companies. During his career, Ali was actively engaged in managing the successful delivery of variety of complex infrastructure projects, industrial facilities and mega scale urban developments, with a total value exceeding 20 Billion USD located in Egypt, North Africa, GCC, Central and South East Asia, Central America and Europe.

His experience has been focusing on managing restructuring and revitalization of companies, leading strategic changes, development and implementation of growth’s strategy, as well as direct management of organizational, operational and financial activities.

Ali holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Cairo University and received a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Fordham University in New York City, USA.

Prior to joining HAT, Ali worked as GM/Co MD of Asec Automation since 2011, a leading electrical and automation turn-key contractor specialized in Cement and other process industries, during his 8 years in Asec Automation, Ali and his team managed to restructure the company and expand its operation to deliver projects in the MENA as well as global operation from Mexico, France and South East Asia

Between 2008 and 2011, Ali was the Technical Services Director at ARESCO, a Turn-Key contractor specialized in Cement Industry, he was a part of a team mobilized by Qalaa Holding to restructure and revitalize its operating platforms, during this period, the company has delivered three large state of the art cement plants in Egypt and Sudan.

Between 2006 and 2008, Ali joined KEO, the leading regional consultancy and PM firm, in its PMCM division in UAE. There, he worked to deliver numerous iconic developments in UAE, Oman and Bahrain, then Ali was appointed as Program Manager for the mega development of Mohamed Bin Zayed city, where he was directly responsible for the development of 249 commercial towers along their infrastructures south of the UAE’s capital.

Before 2006, Ali was the Projects Controls Manager in Contrack International Inc., a US firm and a subsidiary of Orascom Construction, CII is specialized in overseas infrastructure, defense projects. He managed the projects controls activities and systems of its projects in Egypt, Middle East and Asia.

Ahmed Ramadan

Chief Executive Officer, Power Generation Engineering & Services Company (PGESCo)

Ahmed Ramadan is the Chief Executive Officer for Power Generation Engineering & Services Company (PGESCo). He is responsible for leading the planning, implementation and integration of the organization strategic direction through leading the company and establishing policies that reinforce the company’s mission, values and vision.

Prior to joining PGESCo, Ahmed Ramadan held leadership roles inside GE for nearly 14 years, heading GE Gas Power in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia (MENASA) as the Vice President for Project Development as well as the Chief Executive Officer for North East Africa. His specific areas of experties include structuring complex deals, identifying funding opportunities and developing technical and financial solutions from the conceptual stage of a project through completion, in collaboration with key stakeholders such as engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firms, investors, financiers, consultants and influencers.

Ahmed’s leadership has expanded beyond boundaries of a traditional financial executive and has led many strategic initiatives that have had positive impact on multiple business areas.

Ahmed has held senior positions in the banking sector, specializing in Corporate and Investment banking and Asset Based Finance in organizations such as the Commercial International Bank, Citibank and Cisco Capital. Ahmed holds BA in Economics from the American University in Cairo.

Todd Wilcox

Deputy Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, HSBC Bank Egypt

Todd Wilcox was appointed HSBC Bank Egypt Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer with effect 01 July 2020. Mr Wilcox has an extensive international banking experience, the last 15 years of which have been with HSBC in a series of leadership roles. He spent the first 2 years of his career with HSBC Canada helping to expand the Group’s operations in western Canada before moving to HSBC Bermuda as Head of Retail Banking and Marketing in 2008. In 2011, Mr Wilcox was appointed as Chief Risk Officer for Asia-Pacific overseeing 11 markets in the region. He also served as Chief Operating Officer for Risk across all Asian markets over the same period.

He was appointed as Chief Executive Officer Brunei for the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited in 2012. In August 2016, he moved to China to Head Remediation Management Office for HSBC China, prior to being appointed in August 2018 as Senior Executive Vice President and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of HSBC China and Executive Director of the Board, where he helped running all of HSBC ’s operations in China. Prior to joining HSBC, Mr Wilcox worked for Royal Bank of Canada for 16 years in a wide range of business and functional roles.

Karim Madwar

Managing Director Africa, Metito

Karim joined Metito in 1986 as a design & proposal engineer stationed in Cyprus and went on to work his way up the ranks demonstrating key leadership and revenue generating capabilities throughout Metito’s key markets.

In 1988, he joined Metito’s sales force in Saudi Arabia and was promoted in 1991 as national sales manager for the Saudi operation. In late 1993 Karim was transferred to UAE as business development manager to establish the UAE operation and later was promoted to sales & marketing director for the Gulf. In 1997 was transferred to Egypt as country manager to strengthen operations there and then later he was promoted to Managing Director for Africa and became a member of the Group Board in 2003/4.

Prior to working with Metito, Karim worked with Dowell Schlumberger in the oil & gas sector as a field engineer (1984-1985).

Karim is Egyptian and holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering from Syracuse University, USA.

Ahmed Abdel-Azim Youssef

Managing Director, Dar Al-Handasah

Mr. Ahmed Abdel-Azim Youssef is the Managing Director of Dar Al-Handasah (Egypt) Ltd. and the Director of Operations in Egypt for Dar Al-Handasah Consultants (Shair and Partners) - the founder of Dargroup – where he provided operation and project management services to its mega projects in Egypt such as the New Administrative Capital, Central Business District, Governmental District, Central Park, Suez Canal Economic Development Plan, Emaar Square, the Nile Ritz Carlton, and Dar new premises in Smart Village.

During his 30 year of experience in Architecture/Interior Design and Project Management, Mr. Ahmed has successfully filled executive management positions with proven track records of achievements especially in establishing new business units within international firms.  He has a well-established track record of hands on experience in Project/Development Management of a wide range of projects, covering city wide urban development, mixed-use developments, hotels/resorts operated by worldwide renowned hotel operators, airports, landmark urban developments, etc.

He has extensive experience in the hospitality industry working as the Director of Design & Project Management Department for Helnan International Hotels where he established and managed the department, being responsible for the development of its hotels in Egypt.  Also, he performed the same role as part of Hilton International Design & Project Management team in Egypt.

This is in addition to his experience in the construction industry working with several international contractors, such as Depa Hotel Interiors - where he established and managed its own Tendering Department in Egypt - and Doosan Construction and Engineering Co., Ltd.

Mr. Ahmed holds an Academic Diploma in Construction Engineering (Management) from the American University in Cairo and BSc. in Architectural Engineering from Cairo University.

Mostafa El-Bagoury

Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Egypt

Mostafa El-Bagoury was named the Chief Executive Officer of Siemens in Egypt in 2020 after serving as Chief Financial Officer and Board Member of Siemens in Egypt since 2016.

In his current role, El-Bagoury sets the overall vision and strategy for Siemens in Egypt, from the oversight of all company business operations which contributes to the sustainability of the economy in the country.

Through his almost two decades within Siemens, he has held significant leadership roles. He also served as the Executive Vice-President, Finance for Power & Gas, Power Generation Services, Energy Management Transmission, Egypt and Wind & Renewables, Middle East from 2013 to 2016. During this post, his engagement and involvement were instrumental for signing the contracts with the Egyptian Government, worth 8 billion euro for the three power plants to boost Egypt’s power generation capacity. This project was one of the most strategic national megaprojects for Egypt and in Siemens history.

El-Bagoury was born and is based in Cairo, Egypt. He is married with two kids. He earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the Faculty of Commerce & Business Administration, Helwan University and has obtained his CPA (California State Board of Accountancy) in 2001.

Ahmed Assem

Deputy COO for Technical affairs & Technology appliances, REDCON Construction Co.

Ahmed Assem  joined REDCON Construction Co. in 2016 and currently acting as “Deputy COO for Technical affairs & Technology appliances” since March 2020,  holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Ain Shams University, received a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from German University, in addition to PMP certificate & CLAC Diploma.

Eng. Assem’s goal in REDCON is based on the Company’s vision to lead the construction market by applying the latest technologies in construction industry, successful implementation of new technologies as for BIM, VDC , 3D laser scanner will defiantly  improve the construction methodology increasing productivity, enhancing equipment utilization, reducing time duration consumed in reworks, reducing the cost, wastage and achieving a better quality as well .

As first, REDCON succeeded to implement the Oracle ERP system in HR, Supply chain, finance & inventory .

Mr. Assem succeeded to establish R&D department in REDCON as being the 1st contractor having R&D dept. in Egypt, he is responsible to apply the latest technology in the ENGINEERING & Surveying Sector, he was able to implement the  BIM in REDCON and currently BIM has been applied in all Redcon’s projects with our own BEP ensuring a full coordination for all the trades, clash detections reaching 4D, 5D, in addition REDCON succeeded to have a full implementation of a paperless project using the BIM 360 approach.

Mr. Assem is able to Apply the latest technology in construction execution methodology using the VDC – Virtual Design Construction - which ensure the best method of construction , best utilization of the equipment, tools, sequence of work, traffic plan.

Finally, Mr. Assem succeed to link the latest surveying devices of Leica – 3D Laser scanner BLK 360 & P50 - with the Autodesk BIM system which allowed us to have an accurate 3D As-Built models for all our projects which enhance significantly the finishing & MEP works procedures with respect to time, cost, wastage & quality as well.

Naji Atallah

Head of Construction and Manufacturing, Autodesk

Naji Atallah leads the Construction and Manufacturing industries for Autodesk across EMEA Emerging Countries. He focuses on defining the regional vision for the industries, cultivating and sustaining the firm's relationships with strategic industry leaders and associations as well as enabling regional designers, builders and makers to innovate through the use of technology. He evangelizes purposeful digital transformation as a roadmap for companies to make more with a less negative impact on the plant necessary to sustain the demographic changes of the future.

His research interests focus on advanced technologies such as Generative Design and the effect of those technologies on the design process and outcomes. He is a peer-reviewed published author on the topic.

Naji has been in the engineering technology sector for nearly 20 years. Prior to joining Autodesk in 2013, he served as the Middle East Regional Manager for AVEVA Solutions and as a Project Engineering Lead for Petrofac. He holds a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon.

May Abdel Hamid

Chief Executive Officer, Social Housing & Mortgage Fund (SHMFF)

Mrs. Abdel Hamid was appointed Chairman of the Mortgage Finance Fund since September 2010, an affiliated entity to the Ministry of Investment mainly in charge of improving access to housing and finance to low income groups. Since 2016 she has also been appointed as the Executive Director of Social Housing Fund (SHF) affiliated to Ministry of Housing, Utilities and New Urban Communities. In August 2018 both funds were merged & she was appointed as the CEO of Social Housing & Mortgage Finance Fund (SHMFF).

She graduated from the American University in Cairo in 1993 and has several professional diplomas in global corporate banking, credit risk management and international housing finance from American Express Bank New York and Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania. Ms. Abdel Hamid is a leading expert in corporate and mortgage lending with over 26 years of professional experience. Her latest positions include being Advisor to the Chairman of the Egyptian Mortgage Finance Authority, the regulator of the mortgage market. She also worked for the Crédit Lyonnais Bank – Egypt and for American Express Bank Limited – Egypt for more than 10 years as Head of Corporate Banking at the Head Office.

She was elected as a member of the Board of Directors of the African Union for Mortgage Finance in November 2019 in the first term for Egypt to join the Union.

She is currently the Vice President of the African Union for Real Estate Finance since July 2020.

She is currently a Board member of SAIB bank, Since April 2019.
Before Joining SAIB, she was a Board member at Housing & Development Bank and member of Audit, Risk Corporate Governance committees since October 2013 till April 2019. She also served as the Vice Chairman of the Egyptian Liquidity Facility Egyptian Mortgage Refinance Company "EMRC", a company owned by the Central Bank of Egypt, Mortgage Finance Fund and 28 banks & mortgage Companies.

She was also member of audit & risk, HR and Executive committees of "EMRC". She has also been a board member of several companies including Taamir Company for securitization and October for Development & Real Estate Investment Company.
Mrs. Abdel Hamid is also a certified mortgage trainer by the US Mortgage Bankers Association "MBA", member of the Egyptian Mortgage Bankers Federation and Head of the advisory board to the Egyptian Financial Regulatory Authority "FRA" on mortgage lending.

Omar Dorra

Managing Director, Dorra Developments

Omar Dorra is the Managing Director of Dorra Developments and serves on the Board of Directors for DORRA and their various portfolio of subsidiaries within the Real Estate, Retail/ FMCG’s, Educational, Touristic and Investment Developments.

Responsible for all of the Group’s Commercial activities, Omar Dorra oversees the direction of DORRA’s Sales, Marketing and Operational deployment, furthering the Master Developer facet of DORRA’s activities alongside their Construction magnate they are synonymous for since 1943, having vastly expanded the Group’s activities for the past decade to be a major game changer in the product offering and heightened standards of todays Real Estate Development arena of Egypt as well as establishing their portfolio with the impressive structured acquisition of one of Egypt’s largest F&B chains.

An advocate of policy reforment and market adaptability, Omar Dorra has remained at the forefront of market change to continually provide landmark projects that appeal to not only a local audience but an International market as well by continually maintaining firms focus on tomorrow’s transformations. An Honorary Graduate from the renowned American University In Cairo as well as a Graduate from the Rotman School of Management in Finance from Toronto, Canada-Omar Dorra has taken a finely tuned balance and exposure form both the Western and Eastern regions and has successfully deployed and adapted his educational upbringing to the culture of DORRA today, that serves as it’s foundation and benchmark of business and operational excellence.

Walid Labadi

IFC Country Manager, Egypt, IFC

Walid Labadi is IFC’s Country Manager for Egypt, Libya and Yemen, appointed to his role in July, 2017. As Country Manager he oversees IFC’s investments and advisory work in the three countries, and he is particularly proud of IFC’s continued support of the financial sector in Yemen through the provision of advisory services, and our corporate governance work in Yemen.

Prior to assuming this position, Mr. Labadi was IFC’s Chief Counsel based in Washington, DC where he managed the organization’s legal department for Infrastructure, Natural Resources and Manufacturing and Services.

During a 20-year career in economic development, he has been involved in more than 300 transactions covering a range of sectors, from finance to infrastructure and manufacturing.

During his years at IFC, Mr. Labadi worked on some of the institution’s most visible transactions. He was part of teams that financed power plants in Turkey and Egypt along with airports in Jordan, Tunisia, and Jamaica.

Prior to joining IFC, Mr. Labadi worked for nine years at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development as a senior counsel and before that he worked for nearly a decade for international law firms.

Mr. Labadi, based in Cairo, holds a Doctorate in Law from the University of Michigan (1986) and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1983).

Grace Najjar

Managing Director - MENA, 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.

Ahmed Talaat Moustafa

Engineering Director, Atrium Quality Contractors

Ahmed Talaat is the founder and current Chief Executive Officer of Atrium Quality Contractors. Mr. Talaat has held the CEO position since Atrium’s inception in 2011 leading the company through different stages of development including its 2017 acquisition by Talaat Moustafa Group Holding Company – Egypt’s largest property developer.

Mr. Talaat holds a bachelors of science degree in civil and environmental engineering with the highest honors from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.

Liam J Finn

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Atrium Quality Contractors | Talaat Mostafa Group

This year Liam joined Atrium in the position of Engineering Director to provide leadership, direction, mentoring and development of the technical offices on all Atrium construction projects with a primary objective of implementing BIM technology within the company.

Liam’s previous experience in Egypt includes senior design manager for Dar Al-Handasah, technical director for WSP and director with MZECH, a multi-disciplinary practice in Cairo.

Experience outside Egypt includes operations director with Waterman Partnership in Warsaw, director with Muir Associates in Dublin and director of design with Omrania in Saudi Arabia.

A selection of projects include the extension of the Four Seasons Resort in Sharm El Sheik, the Ski Park in Cairo’s Mall of Egypt, the Warsaw Spire development in Warsaw and the Kingdom Centre in Riyadh.

Hazem Nabil

Country Manager Egypt & Saudi Arabia, Autodesk

A graduate of Civil Engineering from the Cairo University and with an MBA from the Arab Academy for Science and Technology (AAST), Mr. Hazem Nabil has gathered extensive experience in the region after holding top posts at the Middle East offices of some of the biggest IT players.

Among the challenging positions he has assumed within the past 20 years include a stint as the Partner Group Manager at Microsoft Egypt from 2002 until he was appointed to his new position in Autodesk.

Mr. Hazem Nabil also worked for Oracle Egypt Limited from 1996 to 2002, where he was given three top positions as Territory Manager, Channels and Alliances Manager, and Oracle RDB/Informix Migration Program Manager.

Furthermore, Mr. Hazem Nabil has gained solid training in operations within the realms of both the private and public sectors through his experience in the Cairo offices of BULL Middle East, the Office for Studies and Finance (OSAF) and XEROX Egypt.

Hazem Nabil is Autodesk Country Manager Egypt and Libya.

Main responsibilities are:
• Set company legal entity Office, including finance, legal, logistics , furniture & recruitments .
• Grow and develop Autodesk business.
• Manager and explore major / strategic accounts
• Penetrate new markets and introduce new products
• Develop a strategic 3 years Country Strategic business plan.
• Recruit , develop ,manage and orchestrate Autodesk channels
• Drive Government partnership initiatives & citizenship responsibility programs
• Lead Licenses compliance activities and programs
• Build strong business relationships with all industry stakeholders and key decision makers to deliver company on goals, vision and strategy.
• Set individual targets for team members, conduct ongoing regular coaching & performance appraisals and manage all related performance issues.
• Act as Autodesk ambassador while establishing direct relation with media / PR
• Demonstrate knowledge and promote trends of the cloud-based applications space
• Introduce and focus on services and consultancy as a new essential pillar

Amr El Bahey

CEO, Mashreq Egypt

Amr is banking veteran with over twenty years of experience in global and leading regional banks spanning across Cairo, London, and Dubai.

He has held senior positions in Egypt and the UAE, and has been responsible for the planning and delivery of multiple strategic and transformative business initiatives across his career.

Amr is currently the CEO of Mashreq Egypt - a position he has held since May 2018. Prior to joining Mashreq Egypt, Amr served as the Regional Head of Client Network Banking, Business Development, & Propositions - Middle East North Africa and Turkey at HSBC Middle East, Head of Large Corporate Banking for HSBC Egypt, and Head of Public Sector and Financial Institutions for Citi Egypt.

Amr holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Maastricht School of Management after having completed his Bachelor of Economics from Concordia University in Montreal.

Edward James

Director of Content & Analysis, MEED Projects

At MEED for more than 15 years, Ed is well-known, respected thought leader in MENA and global affairs in content development, data analysis and communication strategy. He is a leading authority on project investment, macro-economic and geo-political developments in the region, and a well-known, expert commentator at events, in print, radio or film. Having advised several government authorities on their commercial strategy in the region, he is regularly sought for advice on business and communications on across a range of issues and topics.

For the past five years, Ed has been responsible for the MEED Projects database of projects in the MENA region, proving insight and intelligence to the region’s construction community. He has an Honours degree in Arabic.

Khalid Hamza

Associate Director, Deputy Head of Egypt, EBRD

Khalid Hamza is the Associate Director, Deputy Head of Egypt, since 1 May 2019. Earlier, he was the Associate Director, Senior Banker, Infra TMEA, Sustainable Infrastructure Group (SIG).

Khalid first joined the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in 2012 and relocated from London to Cairo in 2017. He is an Egyptian/British national with a background in Economics and Finance and over 20 years of experience covering the Egyptian and other neighbouring markets. Before joining the Bank, he worked for the regional private equity firm Rasmala. He has also worked as a Risk Officer at Egypt’s largest private sector bank (Commercial International Bank) and as a Commercial and Portfolio Banker at the IFC covering the MENA region. Khalid holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the American University in Cairo.

Khalid has extensive experience in origination, execution, monitoring and implementation of both public and private sector projects and where relevant has also led key policy dialogue initiatives for the Bank.

Tarek Ammar

Private Sector Specialist, African Development Bank

Tarek Ammar-  Private sector specialist African Development Bank (Egypt) is responsible  to promote private and financial sector development in RMCs, ensuring that it plays a central role in laying the foundations in the development role of the Bank, in line with the Bank’s 10 Year Strategy and HI 5 initiatives.. He is an experienced Corporate Banker and infrastructure with 25 years with a focus on developing countries. During his career, he has been consultant to EU, World Bank taught Credit Risk & SME lending and Economics in Egypt & Africa after serving years in Marketing and Credit sector in Egypt. Internationally he participated in/manage a pipeline of projects in the following countries: Egypt Ethiopia, Djibouti, Ghana, Kenia, Uganda, Zambia  Tunisia, Congo &  Cameroon. He holds a Master Degree in Economics of finance & Investment from Exeter University (UK), as well as MBA from the American University in Cairo

Mohamed Salem

Electrification, Division Manager, Egypt, ABB

Salem is one of the Experienced senior executives with more than 27 years of experience in ABB, where he held several leadership positions in most sectors namely, production, projects, business development, as well as sales where he was able to turn around figures for sales and revenues to further growth. He achieved remarkable success and a recorded excellent business growth and optimization of the networking capital NWC, minimizing the inventory to best fit the business cycle. He succeeded to lure new investments in Compact substation production lines and distribution boards and current transformers.

His experience in ABB allowed him to become best choice to manage ABB factories in 10th of Ramadan, managing all factory operations with a workforce of 700 Employees.

Nahla Osman

Head of PMO, Atos Origin

Experienced Sr. Project Manager and PMO Lead, responsible for the capability’s strategies, objectives, targets, processes and performance management, while overseeing resource allocation and team members’ coaching.

Proven experience in IT Service Delivery, Process Automation, Digital Transformation, T&T, Agile Methodologies and Account Management.

Over 15 years of experience covering different business domains such as Telecom, Manufacturing, Tax Calculations, Scientific Research, and Mobile Gaming with extensive experience in BI concepts, Data Warehousing and Reporting.

Multilingual, speaking Arabic, English and German as a mother tongue.

Khaled El Zeki

Founder and Chief Executive, ZDS Architects

Khaled El Zeki is the founder and CEO of ZDS Architects, an international multi-disciplinary architecture and urban planning practice with presence in Dubai, Madrid, Jeddah and Nairobi. His current practice includes projects from the public and private sectors in Egypt and the Middle East, spanning the scale from urban planning of communities to intimate interiors, creating spaces with strong identities and iconic forms. He is an architect, with a Master’s degree in Architecture, Management and Design at IE School of Architecture and Design in Madrid, Spain. With an interest in the junction of architecture and real estate development, he is continuing his studies within a collaboration between MIT and Harvard University, focusing on the evolution of the real estate sector post pandemic.

Ahmed Kamal

General Manager, IKEN

Born in Cairo in 1964. Married with two children. Attained Bachelor of Electronics & Communication Engineering from Cairo University, Egypt, graduated 1986.

Ahmed Kamal has worked with an innovative mind to offer services & ultimate solutions to millions of active customers around the world—including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies to power their infrastructure.

He led a team of builders that set out every day to innovate on behalf his customers, he managed the Sales Leader define local market strategies and programs through to the day-to-day execution of the business operations.

Ahmed Kamal is a trusted advisor to the regional sales leadership team at Iken Technologies Company, supporting their business operations both tactically and strategically in a highly independent manner in partnership with the top pillars in Egypt.

As the Executive Director of the National Management Institute (NMI), Ahmed Kamal is paying great attention to capacity development and continuous training as being one of the core fields of NMI; along with other projects related to processes and re-engineering, quality management…etc.

Since 2015 and in capacity as Minister of Planning, Monitoring and Administrative Reform Advisor, and Director of Law Enforcement National Program, Ahmed Kamal is responsible for the follow-up of fighting corruption and crime laws implementation, which reflects on the international level of Egypt government ability to compete and encourage national and foreigner investments as a result of accountability and increase confidence in the judicial system efficiency.

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