Meet Our 180 Speakers

Meet our 180 Summit Speakers! Our speaker line-up including top-notch experts, media gurus & industry professionals from all over the globe who took the stage in Techne Summit in 2019.

H.E. Amr Talaat
  • H.E. Amr Talaat
  • Minister of Communications and Information Technology
  • Minister of Communic..
  • Egypt
  • Amr Talaat has been appointed the Minister of Communications and Information

    Technology since June 2018, to the Cabinet of the Prime Minister Dr. MostafaMadbouly.

    Talaat possesses over 30 years of solid experience in communications and information technology areas, with a wide experience in developing and implementing strategies across a vast spectrum of activities in Egypt.

    Talaat joined IBM-Egypt in August 1988 and held various managerial positions. On May 23 rd , 2010, Amr Talaat held the position of the Country General Manager of IBM, and also served as IBM Egypt Territory Manager since 2005.

    He held various managerial positions within IBM Egypt including Business Partner Organization (BPO) Manager as well as Systems and Technology Group Manager.

    During his tenure, his scope transcended financial goals to strategic and operational elements such as building human capital, fortifying customer loyalty, corporate social responsibility and employees’ Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

    He also sought to establish relationships with key officials and executives of various sectors, both at the national and international levels, to attract major investments, and Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) deals.

    In addition, Talaat was an adjunct professor at Cairo University; teaching marketing and & sales strategies and tactics, organizational behavior and strategic management. He was, also, an honorary member at the ICT Board at Cairo University and member of the ICT Board of the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT) and the Chairman of ICT Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham).

    Talaat graduated in 1983 from the Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, completing his undergraduate studies in Electrical Engineering at Cairo University.

    He earned his PhD or doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) from the University of Paris - Paris School of Business (PSB) and Masters of Science in Computer Science from Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), in addition to an MBA from Paris ESLSCA Business School, France.

Eng. Ibrahim Al Araby
  • Eng. Ibrahim Al Araby
  • Chairman
  • Chairman
  • FEDCOC
  • FEDCOC
  • Egypt

Mr. Ahmed El Wakil
  • Mr. Ahmed El Wakil
  • Chairman
  • Chairman
  • ASCAME
  • ASCAME
  • Egypt
  • 2014 – Present: Chairman of Egyptian / Russian Business Council 

    2014: Member of the Committee of 50 for drafting the new Egyptian Constitution

    2010-present: Chairman, ASCAME (Union of Mediterranean Chambers of Commerce & Industry)

    2010 – Present: Chairman, Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce.

    2010 – Present: Chairman, Union of African Chambers of Commerce, Agriculture, Industry and Professions.

    2010- Present: Senior vice chairman, Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

    2010- Present: Board Member, Arab Union of Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture.

    2010- Present: Member, Board of Trustees, the General Authority for Investment and Free Zones, «GAFI»

    2010- Present: Board member, the National Organization for Social Insurance.

    2008- present: Board member, Internal Trade Development Authority.

    2006-2010: 1st Deputy Chairman, Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce.

    2006- Present: Board member, Alexandria Ports Authority.

    2006-2011: Board member, Arab-Belgium-Luxemburg Chamber of Commerce, Brussels.

    2006- Present: Chairman, Alexandria Chamber of Commerce.

    2002-2011: Board member, Arab French Chamber of Commerce, Paris.

    2002- Present: Chairman, Egyptian-Syrian Business Council.

    1988-2006: Vice chairman, Alexandria Chamber.

    1984- Present: Elected board member, Alexandria Chamber of Commerce.

    2009- Present: Chairman Wakalex for Industry & Trade.

    2008- Present: Board member Fast Bus Transport.

    2004- Present: Board Member Antoniadis for the Civilized &Touristy Development Co.

    1972- Present: Chairman and Founder, Wakalex Group.



Eng. Hala El Gohary
  • Eng. Hala El Gohary
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • ITIDA
  • ITIDA
  • Egypt

Eng. Khalil Hassan Khalil
  • Eng. Khalil Hassan Khalil
  • Chairman
  • Chairman
  • DET-FEDCOC
  • DET-FEDCOC
  • Egypt
  • Board Member, Federation of the Egyptian Chambers of Commerce (FEDCOC), since 2015

    Chairman, Digital Economy and Technology General Division, Federation of the Egyptian Chambers of Commerce (DET-FEDCOC), since 2001

    Chairman, IT Division, Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, 1992-2006

    Board Member, Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, 2002-2015

    Board Member, Food Industries Chamber, Federation of the Egyptian Industries (FEI), 1986

    Head of Development Committee, FEDCOC

    Member of the Head Committee, PC4Egypt

    Member of the IPR Head Committee

    Chairman, Winner Trade for Imports and Agencies

    Managing Director, Winner Brands

    Major Public Activities

    e-Alexandria Project for eradicating digital illiteracy in Alexandria

    PC4EachHome National Initiative with Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT)

    Economic GIS Project, Alexandria Chamber of Commerce    

    Articulation of Tax system for the IT industry

    •Tanweer National Initiative with Ministry of Education (MoE), for availing technology for Educators and Students



H.E. Jan Thesleff
  • H.E. Jan Thesleff
  • Swedish Ambassador
  • Swedish Ambassador
  • Sweden
  • Ambassador Jan Thesleff has been serving as the

    Ambassador of Sweden to the Arab Republic of Egypt since September 2017.

    From 2014 to 2017, Thesleff served as Sweden’s Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, residing in Abu Dhabi. In June 2015 and in October 2016, respectively, he was accredited as Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain and the State of Kuwait.

    Thesleff has previously been Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Sultanate of Oman, the Republic of Yemen and the State of Kuwait (2006-2011) and to Libya and Tunisia (2011-14). He also served as Sweden’s Special Representative for the Syria Crisis (2012-2014).

    His previous diplomatic posts include serving in Brussels (Deputy to the EU Special Representative for the Middle East Peace Process at the Council of Ministers, as well as at the Swedish Permanent Representation to the EU) and at the Swedish embassies in Cairo, Tokyo and Damascus.

    Ambassador Thesleff is a frequent speaker in international fora and has contributed to a number of publications, including on art and architecture.

H.E. Stéphane Romatet
  • H.E. Stéphane Romatet
  • French Ambassador
  • French Ambassador
  • France
  • Born on the 28th September 1960. HE Mr Stéphane Romatet is graduated from the Institute of Political Studies in Paris. and from the National School of Management, "Denis Diderot" class (1986). Minister Plenipotentiary.
    Positions held : - 1986 - 1993, he served at the Ministry of Defense - 1st April 1993, assigned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs - 1993-1996, Second Counselor in Amman - 1996-1997, he worked in the Central Administration (Budget, Administrative and Financial Affairs) as Deputy Commissioner for Budget and Financial Affairs - 1997 - 1999, Technical Advisor to the Minister's Office - 10th May 1999, he joined the corps of Secretaries an Counselors of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs - 1999 - 2003, Second Counselor, Ottawa - 2003 - 2005, First Counselor and Advisor for Cooperation and Culture in Dakar - 2006 - 2007, Head of Equipment Department and Head of Real Estate Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs - 2007 - 2008, Advisor and then Deputy Director of the Minister's Office - November 2008, Senior official for Defense and Security - 2008 - 2009, Deputy Secretary-General to the Administration Department - 2009 -2011, Director General of Administration and Modernization - 2011-2014, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in Canberra (Australia) - 2014 - 2016, served as a Diplomatic Advisor to the Prime Minister - Since December 2016, entrusted with the task (public administration) of the central administration - September 2017, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Arab Republic of Egypt
    Decorations : - National Order of Merit, Knight rank, 14th November 2006 - National Order of the Honorary Legion of Honor, Knight rank, 1st January 2012
    Languages : English German


H.E Janaina Herrera
  • H.E Janaina Herrera
  • French Consulat General
  • French Consulat Gene..
  • France

Chris Heivly
  • Chris Heivly
  • VP Innovation
  • VP Innovation
  • Techstars
  • Techstars
  • United States
  • Chris is one of the nation’s leading experts on launching startups and has been dubbed the “Startup Whisperer.” He co-founded MapQuest, is an angel investor, ran a corporate venture fund and 2 micro venture funds (directed over $75M) and is VP Innovation with Techstars. Chris recently published his first book about starting anything called Build The Fort.

Ayman Ismail
  • Ayman Ismail
  • Director
  • Director
  • AUC Venture Lab
  • AUC Venture Lab
  • Egypt
  • Dr. Ayman Ismail is the Assistant Professor and Abdul Latif Jameel Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurship at the American University in Cairo School of Business.

    His research focuses on entrepreneurship venture capital and private equity in emerging markets economic development in the Middle East industrial strategy international technology diffusion and knowledge transfer to developing countries technology policy and innovation energy and food security and political economy of development.

    Dr. Ismail is a former Research Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Kennedy School of Government in Harvard University.

    He received his PhD in International Economic Development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

    He also holds a bachelor degree in engineering and an MBA from the American University in Cairo, and a master in city planning and geographic information systems from MIT.

    He is also a co-founder and Managing Partner in Enovio, a management & strategy consulting firm operating in the US and the Middle East. Prior to that, he was a consultant in McKinsey & Company Business Technology Office, based in New York for several years.

    Dr. Ismail has advised senior management in leading Fortune 100 companies, fast-growing startups, government agencies, and non-profits on key organization, operations and technology issues.

    He has also consulted and conducted research for international organizations such as the World Bank and UNCTAD, as well as multiple US government agencies.

    Dr. Ismail has a broad multidisciplinary experience in economic development, business strategy, city planning and technology based on professional practice and academic research.

    Dr. Ismail is a co-founder and member the Board of Directors of Nahdet El-Mahrousa, a leading NGO incubating social entrepreneurs and social ventures targeting economic and social development issues in Egypt. He is also an Endeavor VentureCorps Mentor, advising entrepreneurs.

Keith Wallace
  • Keith Wallace
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Hivos Impact Investments
  • Hivos Impact Investm..
  • Netherlands
  • Keith Wallace is a Scotsman with a passion for entrepreneurs and deal-making.  Having founded the Dutch Investors Club (DeInvesteerdersClub) he put his vision of joint investments within the Netherlands and further afield into effect.

    With deals in Africa and Asia, as well as Europe, this small group of active investors has striven from the beginning to make impact as well as financial returns.

    Working with the Hivos Foundation, he was part of the team that founded Hivos Impact Investments, where he sits in the investment team and manages the portfolio companies of the Hivos Food and Lifestyle Fund (Southern Africa) and the Hivos Mideast Creatives Fund (MENA).

    Keith is also Global Ringmaster of Get In The Ring, an international entrepreneurial competition that takes place in over 100 countries and allows him to wear top hat and tails, even in the tropics.

Ahmed Amin
  • Ahmed Amin
  • Actor
  • Actor
  • Egypt
  • Ahmed Amin an Egyptian comedian, actor ,writer and tv presenter, graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts, who started acting and directing while he is still a kid in school, then he get into the college, participate in acting activities during the years of studying. But, after graduation and searching for stabilization he lost his way to his dream and worked in child press, yet achieve lots of success writing well known cartoon series like (Bassant & Diasty) (El Kobtan Azzuz) he never forgot about his dream, Acting. People actually started to know Amin from his online videos “30 sanya” (30 seconds) that went viral among Egyptians on Facebook, just when he's decided to leave everything and took the risk back to his real passion His second, and more important step, was “Al Plateau” TV show, then (El wasseya) and last but not least (Amin and partner) theatrical show.

Hesham Afifi
  • Hesham Afifi
  • Director
  • Director
  • Egypt

Joy Ajlouny
  • Joy Ajlouny
  • Co founder
  • Co founder
  • fetchr
  • fetchr
  • United States
  • In 2015 Ajlouny co-founded Fetchr, the Silicon Valley-backed tech company that was created to tackle the Middle East’s “no address” issue, which has been long been a hindrance to growth in emerging markets. She facilitated $11 million in initial investments in Fetchr, as well as $41 million in a series B round in 2017. Having raised over $72 million,the company now successfully operates in five countries with a 4500-person staff, and was dubbed the number one startup in the Middle East by Forbes. In 2019, Ajlouny demonstrated that she was beholden to nobody when she resigned from her position at Fetchr, with plans to launch her third Silicon Valley-backed company later this year. Ahead of founding Fetchr, Ajlouny was the driving force and sole entity behind the e-commerce luxury fashion platform Bonfaire. Acquired by Moda Operandi––a fashion e-commerce giant owned by LVMH and Condé Nast––in 2013, just two years after its launch, this was only the start of what would develop into a long-lasting relationship between Ajlouny and the fashion industry. Ajlouny is regularly hired as a consultant for fashion startups, as well as for venture capitalists. Over the last decade, her unmatched knowledge and expertise in funding and investment, startups and marketing strategies has compounded into what’s known as the “Joy effect,” a term that refers to the ripple of her influence on a multitude of new and once suffering companies. Considered an expert in emotional marketing, she follows the rule of thumb that in order to be successful, you have to “fall in love with your customer.” With less than three percent of venture capital funding raised by women, Ajlouny has successfully raised multiple rounds of funding for her two startups, acquiring investments from prestigious Silicon Valley venture capital firms. As a self-made woman in the industry, Ajlouny is passionate about encouraging and investing knowledge into the young women of tomorrow. Ajlouny is regularly invited to speak at forums and events across the world and most recently took the stage at the World Economic Forum in Jordan and BoF VOICES in the UK. Her talks are not only centered upon her businesses, but on the realities of being a female entrepreneur, the double bind and the relentlessness it takes to secure a position that counters the traditional roles allocated for women. Businesswoman, motivational speaker ,serial entrepreneur and advisor, Joy Ajlouny is a flash-bang grenade thrown into the Middle East. Born and raised in California to Palestinian refugees, Ajlouny has built a reputation for her success in startups and ventures worldwide, all the while disrupting the status quo of women in buisness. Belonging to the top one percent of female entrepreneurs, the self-made entrepreneur has “gamified rejection” and carved her space in the business world.

Punit Thakker
  • Punit Thakker
  • Vice President
  • Vice President
  • PayTabs
  • PayTabs
  • Bahrain

Andrey Golub
  • Andrey Golub
  • co-Founder, CEO & CTO
  • co-Founder, CEO & CT..
  • ELSE Corp, a Virtual Retail company
  • ELSE Corp, a Virtual..
  • Italy
  • A Business Transformation, Technology Innovation and R&D professional, AI-driven Design evangelist. Since 2010 a startup entrepreneur, while in the past operated as a strategy & technology consultant, specializing in the Design, Development, and Launch of innovative Smart Products and Services. As of Entrepreneur, his best expertise and the main focus is concentrated on the Luxury Fashion Retail and Mass Customization, ideas and projects towards Luxury 3.0 philosophy. Currently is co-founder and CEO of ELSE Corp, a startup startup developing “Virtual Retail” and “Real Time Fashion System” concepts, which is a new business model and a set of technologies and processes for a complete Digital Transformation of fashion retail chains.

Dimitris Litsikakis
  • Dimitris Litsikakis
  • Global Head of FinTech
  • Global Head of FinTe..
  • deVere Group
  • deVere Group
  • Greece

Ziad Mokhtar
  • Ziad Mokhtar
  • Managing Partner
  • Managing Partner
  • Algebra ventures
  • Algebra ventures
  • Egypt
  • Ziad Mokhtar is Managing Partner at Algebra Ventures, Egypt’s leading VC fund. Ziad is also Managing Partner at Ideavelopers. Ziad has been an active VC investor since 2010. He has invested in many transformative technology companies in Egypt and the Middle East, including vezeeta, siware, elmenus, trella, dsquares, and posrocket. Before becoming a venture investor, Ziad served as a Consultant at McKinsey & Company where he worked on topics related to economic development, healthcare reform, and education. Prior to McKinsey, he co-founded eSpace in 2000 and served as its Chief Executive Officer until 2006. While at eSpace, he led the development of the number one mobile salesforce solution in the region, and spearheaded eSpace’s international services business. Ziad is a member of the board of directors of Elmenus, Iqraaly, SiWare, and Vezeeta. Ziad holds an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Alexandria University.

Mohamed Okasha
  • Mohamed Okasha
  • Managing Director
  • Managing Director
  • Fawry
  • Fawry
  • Egypt
  • Mohamed Okasha Managing Director Mohamed Okasha is a co-Founder, member of the Board of Directors and the Managing Director of Fawry. With over 20 years of experience in the corporate retail sales, marketing and operations management of both IT and telecom Industries, Okasha launched the retail operation of Fawry across Egypt and built the strong client base of Fawry billers. Before joining Fawry, Okasha held top executive roles at Raya and Vodafone, where he contributed to the launch and establishment of various successful initiatives in the IT and Telecom sectors. Okasha holds a BSC in Computer Science from AUC, and an International MBA from the graduate school of ESCLSCA.

Mohamed Hossam Khedr
  • Mohamed Hossam Khedr
  • Managing Partner
  • Managing Partner
  • Endure Capital
  • Endure Capital
  • Egypt
  • Mohamed is a Managing Partner at Endure Capital and the founder of Fatakat and several companies. He established his IT company, Internet Plus, after graduating from Engineering in 1997 and he still manages it.

    Mohamed holds a dual MBA degree from the Arab Academy for Science and Technology and Autonoma University from Barcelona and knows one thing or two about IT, management, investment, entrepreneurship, marketing, and community building.

    He believes that serving and helping others is the optimum mission. Thus, he constantly mentors, advises and helps companies and startups both individually and publicly through articles, talks, workshops, videos, and books.

Ramy Kandil
  • Ramy Kandil
  • Head of Planning in Egypt & KSA
  • Head of Planning in..
  • hug digital / AKQA
  • hug digital / AKQA
  • Egypt
  • Ramy always liked taking on big problems head on, which is why he spent two years working for Google in the MENA region as the Public Relations & Communications Manager during the testing time of the Arab Spring and its aftermath. Seeing his growing passion for more challenges, he took on the route of private PR and worked with global brands including Coca-Cola, Vodafone, Barclays and many more. Fast forward a few more years and Ramy has finally found the love of his life in the form of digital media where he now leads as the Head of Planning at hug digital's - a regional advertising agency owned by WPP - Cairo & Rigadh offices following a two-year stint as the Cairo office General Manager which saw its expansion from 15 to 100+ employees and the acquisition of more than 70 clients. Not one to shy away from challenges, Ramy is currently working on many exciting brands and taking their digital strategies to the next level including Google, Vodafone, Emaar Misr, Shell, Americana Group, Mondelez, Orascom, Edita, Travco, Corona, and others! When he isn't in the gym, Ramy is probably trying to coerce his cat into taking a selfie with him.

Uwe Gehlen
  • Uwe Gehlen
  • Head of German Development Cooperation
  • Head of German Devel..
  • GIZ
  • GIZ
  • Germany

Lauren Maillian
  • Lauren Maillian
  • Marketing Maverick and Fortune 500 Brand Innovation Strategist
  • Marketing Maverick a..
  • LMB Group
  • LMB Group
  • USA
  • Lauren Maillian is the Founder and CEO of LMB Group, a strategic marketing and brand advisory company; was a Founding Partner at Gen Y Capital Partners, an early stage venture firm focused on investments in mobile and consumer facing technology enabled companies; and is the author of the instant bestselling business memoir, The Path Redefined: Getting To the Top On Your Own Terms. Lauren’s passion for innovation-through-entrepreneurship and her unique ability to story-tell, brought her talents as an expert onto television as the Master Marketer and co-star of the startup focused docu-series, Quit Your Day Job, on Oxygen (NBCU).

    At age 19, Lauren cofounded a boutique winery that quickly became an internationally recognized award-winning wine brand, making her the youngest self-made winery owner in the country. She served as the Chief Operating Officer of the company from inception through the brand’s acquisition in 2011.

    As a change agent, connector, influencer and media spokesperson, Lauren has demonstrated her ability to create messaging that resonates with brands, millennials and women. Lauren has worked with brands such as J.P. Morgan Chase, DeVry, Cover Girl, Bumble and Bumble, and Secret Deodorant to humanize their brands and better tell their stories to more authentically connect with the consumer. 

    Her multi-dimensional expertise has catapulted Lauren into a new type of marketer who has global influence as both a brand strategist and ambassador.

    Lauren’s experience is both vast and distinctive given the roles and responsibilities she’s had ranging from entrepreneur, investor, advisor, talent, client focused strategist and brand marketing thought leader.

    Lauren’s global market leadership leverages media, culture, strategy and technology to grow brands. Lauren is an innovative marketer, who is passionate about deeply understanding people and products to create an emotional connection through storytelling.

    She is driven by the belief that there is always an impactful solution to every problem. She develops marketing initiatives with a concentration on the creation and implementation of dynamic yet strategic plans that are rooted in authenticity to build brand identity, influence and notoriety.

    She is a detail-oriented strategist with a deep understanding of business operations, management, and formation across various industries. Having traveled the world to more than 40 countries, Lauren has a global perspective and a fresh forward-looking approach to content creation that is sensitive to the cultural nuances faced in global media and the highly-engaged digital consumer landscape.

    Maillian has sustained and deepened her influence internationally through speaking engagements to address topics that include marketing, branding, business development, venture capital, women’s leadership, innovation and technology.

    She has spoken at prestigious institutions including Harvard University, Columbia University, Cornell University; Fortune 500 companies such as Google, Shell, Dell, Ernst and Young (EY), Prudential, Ogilvy, Weber Shandwick, L’Oréal and Bloomberg; and at industry leading conferences and events such as Social Media Week, ColorComm and AdWeek.

    She has invested in several startups and serves on the advisory board of Digital Undivided, a social enterprise that increases the active participation of minority women in the digital space; CoSign, a technology company that allows you to monetize your social media and shareable content; LIQS, a brand of pre-mixed single serve cocktail shots; Levo League, a career content community for Gen-Y women; and Pipeline Angels.

    Lauren’s work has been featured in national media outlets including Forbes, American Express OPEN Forum, Interactive ONE, Sirius XM Radio, 1010 WIN’s, HuffPost LIVE, AOL Build, Inc. Magazine, Mashable, UPTOWN Magazine, Jet Magazine, CNBC’s Nightly Business Report, MSNBC, FOX 5, CBS New York, Business Insider, Fast Company, and Black Enterprise. In 2011 she was recognized at The White House by the Kauffman Foundation as an Empact100 Award honoree which lists the top 100 entrepreneurs under 30 and in 2013, Essence Magazine named Lauren a “Shot Caller” to watch in business.

    In 2014, the New York Urban League’s Young Professionals awarded Lauren the honor of Philanthropist of the Year for her charitable involvement and dedication to giving back, in 2015 Kia Motors and UPTOWN Magazine awarded Lauren for being Inspirationally Crafted for her leadership and fearless entrepreneurial journey and in 2015, Smart CEO Magazine named Lauren as a Smart CEO Brava Award Winner.

    In 2016, Walker’s Legacy named Lauren to their WL50Power List that honors women making strides in the business and philanthropic community.

    Lauren is involved in various philanthropic organizations that affect youth, poverty, education, and the arts. She serves on the Advisory Board of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Multicultural Audience Development Initiative (MADI) Committee, as Vice Chair of The Apollo Theater Foundation Young Patrons Steering Committee, New York Urban League’s Development Committee, is a founding member of the Young Entrepreneur Council, and a Lifetime Member of the Children’s Aid Society. Lauren has a Bachelors of Science, Magna Cum Laude, in International Trade and Marketing from the Fashion Institute of Technology. She currently resides in New York City with her two children, Jayden and Chloe.

Ahmed Alfi
  • Ahmed Alfi
  • Chairman
  • Chairman
  • Sawari Ventures LLC
  • Sawari Ventures LLC
  • Egypt
  • Named one of the most creative people in the world by Fast Company, Ahmed El Alfi has been an early and growth-stage investor for the past 30 years. He founded Hybrid Capital Partners in 1990, a private investment partnership, which funded, grew and exited several successful companies. In 2010, he founded Sawari Ventures, a Cairo-based VC firm focused on North Africa that aims to transform MENA economies through funding technology-based companies. In 2011 Sawari created Flat6Labs, MENA's leading accelerator, with offices in Cairo, Jeddah, Beirut, Tunisia, Manama, and Abu Dhabi, seeding over 150 startups to date. He also founded Nafham, the top Arabic online video educational platform covering Egyptian, Saudi, Syrian, Kuwaiti, and Algerian public school curricula, providing over 100 million free lessons to over 1,000,000 monthly students. Mr. Alfi’s TATP, founded in 2013, took over half of the American University in Cairo's Tahrir Square campus to form the GrEEK Campus; a 25,000 square meter office park where over 130 startups and 1,000 people work and collaborate.

Mairose Doss
  • Mairose Doss
  • COO
  • COO
  • Dawi Clinics
  • Dawi Clinics
  • Egypt
  • Dr. Mairose is an Internal Medicine specialist, Cairo University. After years of clinical work in outpatient and geriatric care inpatient, she has shifted her career to healthcare management. She has conducted further education locally and internationally in the field of healthcare management and is a member of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Healthcare Executives. With an aim to revolutionize outpatient services in Egypt, Mairose is currently COO of Dawi Clinics. Dawi Clinics is a chain of integrated family clinics in Egypt offering families comprehensive medical services and healthcare programs. Dawi’s core values lie in creating a unique outpatient experience for both patients and doctors, powered by technology to standardize and audit services across the chain. With a current network of over 100 doctors, Dawi has opened 7 branches in 2 years and plans to open across Egypt.

Sherif Delawar
  • Sherif Delawar
  • Professor of management
  • Professor of managem..
  • The National Academy for Training
  • The National Academy..
  • Egypt
  • Egyptian Thinker in Economic Development and Visiting Professor of Managerial Sciences. 

    Member of The Board of Trustees for the National Training Academy (www.nta.eg)  chaired by the President of the Arab Republic of Egypt. 

    Sherif Delawar born in 30 July 1940 has a B.Sc in Mechanical Engineering in 1962.  He is a practitioner with extensive business experience as a senior executive in various sectors (oil and petrochemicals manufacturing industries, construction). He also possesses a strong academic background and has been involved as “consultant” for the United Nations Industrial Organization in a number of industrial feasibility studies in Africa, Latin America and the Arab world.

    Sherif Delawar was a member of  the , the “High Council for Culture” and the “Academy for Scientific Research & Technology”. He was a member of the Board of the Alexandria and Mediterranean Research Center (Alex Med- Bibliotheca Alexandrina) 


    Delawar has been awarded the highest academic French award "Chevalier dans l Ordre des Palmes Academiques" from the French republic for his academic achievements. 

Khaled Ismail
  • Khaled Ismail
  • Founder & Chairman
  • Founder & Chairman
  • Himangel
  • Himangel
  • Egypt
  • Khaled Ismail, Ph.D. Founder and Managing Partner of HIMangel , an angel investment fund focused on early-stage startups in Egypt (2017 -present). HIMangel invested in 11 startups starting June 2017, and supported more than 30 other startups. Founder and Chairman of Kiangel, a not-for-profit angel investment fund investing in early-stage startups in Egypt (2011 - 2017). Kiangel invested in 11 startups between 2012 and 2017, and supported more than 50 other startups. Chairman of Endeavor Egypt (2011-2014) Managing Director of Intel Mobile Communications (2011 -2014) Founder of SySDSoft (2003-2011), an Egyptian engineering company that ranked among the top in the world in the design and development of the protocol stack of 4G cellular technology, which has been acquired by Intel in March 2011. Senior Advisor of the Egyptian Minister of CIT (2004 and 2007) VP of Engineering at Ellipsis Digital Systems (2000-2002) Research Staff Member at IBM’ s T J Watson Research Center (1989-1997) Ph.D. from MIT in 1989 IEEE Fellow since 1997. Published over 160 papers in international journals and holds 22 US patents. Recipient of the Eta Kappa Nu “ Best Young Electrical Engineer in the US” award in 1994, and the Shuman Award for the “ Young Arab Engineer” in 1995.



Dalia Mohamed Ibrahim
  • Dalia Mohamed Ibrahim
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • Nahdet Misr Publishing House
  • Nahdet Misr Publishi..
  • Egypt
  • Dalia Ibrahim is what we can confidently name as a true AUC alumni; being a holder of a B.A. in Business administration (with Honors), then a Master’s Degree of Public Administration (1999) and later an Executive MBA (2014) all from the American University in Cairo. Upon her graduation she started working in Nahdet Misr for Publishing. With perseverance and diligence she moved on in her career path to be chosen among her uncles and siblings to hold the position of the Vice President in 2004, setting up two sister companies; one dedicated to periodicals, such as Disney and National Geographic magazines- and another for software and animation; managed each of them for several years and then later handed them to a family member. She also assisted in the establishment of Nahdet Misr for Trade to be managed from the start by another family member. On the grounds of her business achievements, Dalia was nominated to be the CEO of Nahdet Misr for Publishing in July 2011. Deservedly, Dalia’s efforts earned several awards in the field of publishing, whether it be educational or cultural. Driven by a sense of commitment to the society, Dalia volunteers to serve as a mentor or a judge to start-up projects of young entrepreneurs which triggered her to later initiate the establishment of EdVenture, the first corporate venture capital specialized in education in the MENA region. Ambition, advancement, perfection and communication are key drivers for the publisher; Dalia Ibrahim, who seeks, through Nahdet Misr, to assert a system of values including a sincere sense of belonging to the Arab culture and society as well as efficient connectivity to the ever changing contemporary world and worthy groundwork of the future.

Ramzi Halabi
  • Ramzi Halabi
  • Co founder
  • Co founder
  • TOP
  • TOP
  • Jordan
  • Ramzi Halaby is the CEO and Founder of The Online Project, the leading digital media agency in the Middle East. And the Middle East and North Africa representative for the SVVI. Ramzi spent the last 2 decades introducing new technologies to regulators, governments, and large scale organization in the Middle East and North Africa. Ramzi has capitalized on innovation waves one after the other. As a founding team member of the first regional SMS Value Added Services Provider in MENA, the founder of the first privately owned and run Radio network, and the founder of the first Social Media services provider in the region, Ramzi mastered the craft of new media and technology large enterprise business and partnership development. Having set up offices and presence in KSA, UAE, Jordan, Oman, and Egypt. And served clients in 12 of the region’s leading markets. Ramzi’s on the ground execution experience is an asset and an advantage. The genuine partnerships he has created throughout the years, combined with his astute business instinct, have generated tens of millions of dollars in sales for the companies he has built and partnered with. His attention to detail and attentiveness to clients ensures that promises are always met and expectations are always exceeded.

Mohamed Rahmy
  • Mohamed Rahmy
  • Managing Director
  • Managing Director
  • Endeavor Egypt
  • Endeavor Egypt
  • Egypt
  • Mohamed is a mid-career professional with 15-years of Middle East-focused work experience, and international exposure having lived and worked across Cairo, Dubai, London and New York. Originally a banker and an economist with some of MENA's top financial institutions, after completing his graduate studies Mohamed made a transition to the non-profit sector. In January 2013 he joined NY-based Seeds of Peace heading the Graduate Programs and leading the launch of the organization's GATHER social change initiative.

    In April 2016 Mohamed joined the Endeavor team in Cairo in the role of Managing Director. Mohamed holds a BA in Economics from the American University in Cairo and an MA in Near and Middle Eastern Studies with a concentration in Economic Development of the Middle East from the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies.

Yasser Ghallab
  • Yasser Ghallab
  • Head of Digital Marketing
  • Head of Digital Mark..
  • Banque Du Caire
  • Banque Du Caire
  • Egypt
  • Yasser Ghallab is an inspiring and enthusiastic digital marketing(expert; He is currently Head of Digital Markeitng at Banque Du Caire, formerly Head of Performance Channels, Delivery Hero Middle East (Otlob), and B2B Product Manager at Vodafone.

    Yasser Ghallab also conducts international trainings; he has trained more than 10,000 trainees with more than 35 nationalities, in the fields of marketing, management, and customer care.

    Yasser believes that people's capabilities are infinite, their hopes are endless and future can be shaped by their own hands! Therefore he is always keen to develop younger generations, by either providing them motivational and technical speeches or with the assistance of his part time job as Tutor at the American University in Cairo (AUC) as well as his support for TIEC as markeitng consultant.

    Yasser’s journey is still at its start, he hopes he can change the world to be better and more productive place! He strives to achieve this with the help of his faith, family, and colleagues and by his motto is “Make a change!”

Tarun Bhalla
  • Tarun Bhalla
  • Founder, CEO
  • Founder, CEO
  • Avishkaar
  • Avishkaar
  • India
  • Tarun is a quintessential maker who strongly believes "Making is better than consuming". It's this belief that led him to start Avishkaar in India when no-one had heard the term of "Making" in the country. He has single-handedly created a market for Robotics, Tinkering and Making Products in India. However, what keeps him most excited is his status as an engaged Father of two beautiful girls, a thoughtful Maker, a Vipassana Meditator and an avid traveler. Before Avishkaar, Tarun worked at Real Networks, Expedia in Seattle, US and Wipro Technologies, Aplion Networks in India. Tarun has a BS in Computer Science from University of Delhi and Masters from University of Washington, Seattle.

Hanny Elmessiry
  • Hanny Elmessiry
  • Managing Director
  • Managing Director
  • Gevmena.com
  • Gevmena.com
  • Egypt
  • Hanny ElMessiry is a visionary who firmly believes that actions and results speak louder than words and passionately lives up to his own creed. He uses his achieved business results to set the bar higher with every new endeavor and has an astonishing record of turning loss into profit across various industries.

    His professional experiences cut across an array of disciplines which include FMCG manufacturing, International Trade, Oil & Gas, Supply-Chain Logistics, Private Infrastructure Project Finance, Government Office, and Real Estate Development.

    Along with his current Kraft Heinz CEO post, Hanny makes time to serve the community in his capacity as the chairman of INJAZ; an NGO that works on preparing young adults for the business world.

    He also sits on various for profit company boards with the aim of sharing learnings towards a better business environment, This includes EFG Hermes Finance, EDITA Food Industries among others. His previous role was Chairman and CEO of Orascom Housing Communities; a company that focuses on building high-quality affordable housing communities that include schools, hospitals, commercial centers, sports centers, as well as industrial areas.

    In 2015 Hanny took a hiatus from the private business world to fulfill a civic duty as he became the twenty-second governor of Egypt’s second capital, Alexandria. During his tenure, Hanny used his business ideology to propel growth. He applied the private sector principles of “Management by Objective” to deliver new ideas and was also able to significantly augment the assigned budget through private funding support.

    Prior to his gubernatorial appointment Hanny acted as the CEO of IFFCO Egypt, the largest edible oil and fats refining and processing company in North Africa. The company services industrial, institutional, retail, and B2B clients across North Africa, the Middle East, and the Levant markets with strong presence across the globe.

    Hanny’s association with the food industry had started when he served as Regional VP for Golden State Foods (gsf) Middle East and Africa operations. The operation consisted of three business units; Manufacturing of Liquid Products (Local & Export), a Bakery unit, and a Supply-Chain and Logistics unit. Along with his management role, Hanny expanded the post to incorporate Project Development, Strategic Alliances, as well as Mergers & Acquisitions.

    Throughout the years of residing between Egypt and the USA Hanny always believed in the power of quality education.

    He earned his DBA in Business in 2016, and earlier earned his MBA through a joint venture between George Washington University and Alexandria University. His undergraduate B.S. in International Business is received from California State University in Los Angeles, California. He holds certificates from Harvard Business school, Kellogg School of Business and the American University in Cairo as well as the training arms of ABB International and Bank of America.

    Hanny is a graduate of the infamous Victoria College of Alexandria from which he earned his high school certification and was decorated for receiving the top student award. His belief in education led Hanny to teach Strategic Management for Graduate Students at the American University in Cairo, as well as take on a mentoring role at INJAZ.

    Earlier on in his career Hanny worked at Al Baraka Bancorp and Bank of America, both in Los Angeles, California. Later he joined ABB Equity Ventures and became responsible for managing projects in the MENA region in the areas of Private Infrastructure focusing on the areas of Oil, Gas & Petrochemical, Telecommunications, Power & Water Plants, as well as Airports construction.

    Hanny is also a Partner in Global Equity Ventures (GEV). GEV oversees projects in the MENA region with particular interest on Entrepreneurship in the areas of Franchising, Information Technology, Logistics as well as SportsTourism.

    He actively serves on committees of various organizations in areas of entrepreneurship,investors associations, community development, chambers of commerce, and local industrial federations. He is an avid supporter of corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts.

Ramzi Asfour
  • Ramzi Asfour
  • Physician
  • Physician
  • F. Ramzi Asfour, MD
  • F. Ramzi Asfour, MD
  • United States
  • Dr. Ramzi Asfour is board certified in Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine and is also certified in Functional Medicine (a systems-based healthcare approach that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of disease).

     

    Dr. Asfour has worked internationally at the World Health Organization and with Columbia University. With nearly 20 years of hands on experience both internationally and in the U.S., Dr. Asfour has embraced tech in medicine as a tool to expand quality healthcare.

     

    Seventy percent of his interactions with patients and healthcare facilities are technology based. From mentoring and supporting a functional medicine clinic in China to supporting U.S. rural hospitals, Dr. Asfour is using technology to expand quality care. 

     

    Dr. Asfour’s core values are creativity, thinking outside the box and offering solutions to support physicians and health care systems in their quest for excellence. Presently, he is the President of Praxis Infectious Diseases who specialize in remote infectious diseases services and a clinician at the California Center for Functional Medicine.

Mohamed Hamza
  • Mohamed Hamza
  • Associate director
  • Associate director
  • AUC Venture Lab
  • AUC Venture Lab
  • Egypt
  • Mohamed Hamza is the associate director of the American University in Cairo’s business accelerator, the AUC Venture Lab (V-Lab). Hamza joined the Venture lab as a program Manager mid 2015. Under his management he was able to scale the Venture lab from a program graduating 12 startups a year into a Center graduating 45 to 50 startups a year and adding value to more than 400 students and entrepreneurs to be yearly. Over the years Hamza co-Founded three new programs under the V-Lab; the Fintech Accelerator, DeepTech Lab and AUC Angels. As an Impact driven individual, Hamza’s efforts were crowned by receiving the High Impact Incubation Program award for the Middle East & North Africa by University Based Incubator Index (UBI). To date the Venture lab has graduated128 startups, maintaining quality for the first 3 years represented in maintaining a survival rate of 80% where 48% of graduates received investments. Hamza’s endeavors at the managerial level could only be successful by maintaining a strong and impactful content, especially as the Venture lab is a non-profit accelerator that does not do seed investments in its graduate startups. V-Lab receives 800-1000 applications yearly and remain to be competitive among different programs with attractive ticket sizes for its commitment to an innovative startup centric program capitalizing on the Evidence Based Entrepreneurship mindset. Before joining the V-Lab, Hamza worked at Nahdet el Mahrousa, one of Egypt’s top social entrepreneurship incubators. Hamza’s work with NM allowed him to be exposed to entrepreneurship at the micro level in different development programs and accumulating impact assessment knowledge through assisting in laying the the foundation for a monitoring and evaluation system to assess the overall impact of their social startup incubator. Hamza graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Minor in Business Administration from the American University in Cairo and is currently pursuing his Masters degree in Public Policy and its direct effects on the entrepreneurship ecosystem.

Ahmed Hussein
  • Ahmed Hussein
  • Founder and CEO
  • Founder and CEO
  • GO-V
  • GO-V
  • Egypt
  • Ahmed Hussien is the Co-founder and CEO of Go-V, a Creative company developing in Virtual reality (VR) and Augmented reality (AR) applications for ( Real estates, Hotels and Tourism ), that serves more than 2 Million people & more Than 20 Company around Egypt providing pathways for people to create a positive impact in this world. Being a Google Maps 360 Trusted Photographers and a Trusted Verifier working in Egypt for more than 2 years Go-V had been selected by the united nation world tourism organization, as one of the top 12 Companies In MENA region that Merges VR technology in the tourism industry. A seasoned executive with a background in architecture and business development, Ahmed established Go- Archi an Architecture Design Studios, that uses Virtual Reality VR as a presentation and Visualization tool to help people imagine their future with immersive technology. Ahmed grew up in Abha, Saudi Arabia and received this bachelor degree in Architecture Engineering from Cairo University, and studying marketing and business development nowadays.

Rajesh Razdan
  • Rajesh Razdan
  • Founder & CEO
  • Founder & CEO
  • Origami Next
  • Origami Next
  • India

Mohamed AbdelMottaleb
  • Mohamed AbdelMottaleb
  • Managing partner
  • Managing partner
  • XPay
  • XPay
  • Egypt
  • Mohamed Abdelmottaleb: founder and managing partner of XPay. Serial entrepreneur with three previous startups. Over 25 years of management and technology experience. PhD. in Nanotechnology from KU Leuven, Belgium in 2002. 2003-2006, research and teaching postings in Germany. 2009-2014, Associate professor, Director and founder of Nanotechnology Center at Nile University, Cairo Egypt. Founder and CEO of Trendak, an Arabic big data analytics and AI company. Managed multiple tech 30+ member teams. Raised over $5M in funding for research and business.

Amr el Abd
  • Amr el Abd
  • Managing Partner
  • Managing Partner
  • Sequence Ventures
  • Sequence Ventures
  • Egypt

Loay El-Shawarby
  • Loay El-Shawarby
  • Principal
  • Principal
  • El-Shawarby, Attorneys-at-Law
  • El-Shawarby, Attorne..
  • Egypt

Sherif Zahran
  • Sherif Zahran
  • Industrial Director
  • Industrial Director
  • Groupe SEB Zahran Egypt
  • Groupe SEB Zahran Eg..
  • Egypt
  • Industrial Director of GS Egypt and Zahran Group.

    Managing Director of Zahran Furniture and Decoration

    Vice President of ABA Youth Committe 

    Founding Member of ALEX Angels

Hadeer Abdelhamid
  • Hadeer Abdelhamid
  • Regional Social Media and Influencers Marketing
  • Regional Social Medi..
  • Jumia Group
  • Jumia Group
  • Egypt
  • Leading social media content and influencer marketing for the biggest African e-commerce, Hadeer was able to launch pan-African social media campaigns for brands such as Daniel Wellington, Mac Cosmetics and Xiaomi. Keeping up with the pan-African social media landscape, she believes that true brand love and customer engagement comes from storytelling and relevant profiling. The 27-year-old is in a constant quest to create a sustainable pipeline of e-commerce driven social media experts around Africa.

Adel Heikal
  • Adel Heikal
  • Growth Hacker
  • Growth Hacker
  • Mintrics
  • Mintrics
  • Egypt
  • Adel is a growth hacker at Mintrics. a leading social video analytics + intelligence platform. He manages the user acquisitions and retention channels; social media, Ads, Email marketing, SEO & PR He has worked directly with Youtube, Discovery Network, The Emirati Government and Udacity amongst others on behalf of Mintrics. He worked on publishing The first-of-a-kind Social Video Analysis Reports in Egypt and UAE; analyzing more than 800 brands in Egypt only and their video performance and behavior online.

Mustafa Khater
  • Mustafa Khater
  • Program Director
  • Program Director
  • Flat6labs Cairo
  • Flat6labs Cairo
  • Egypt

Mohamed Hafez
  • Mohamed Hafez
  • Senior Vice President - Treasury and Trade Solutions (TTS) Head
  • Senior Vice Presiden..
  • Citibank
  • Citibank
  • Egypt
  • Hafez is a Senior Vice President. He joined Citibank in 2006. After successfully performing various roles within TTS including Client Delivery, Trade Finance and Cash management, Hafez was named the Treasury and Trade Solutions (TTS) Head in early 2018. The TTS team focuses on providing integrated cash management, working capital and trade finance solutions to multinational corporations, financial institutions and public sector organizations. Hafez holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering.

     

Rami Salem
  • Rami Salem
  • Founder and CEO
  • Founder and CEO
  • Social Buildingz
  • Social Buildingz
  • Egypt
  • After graduating from Construction Management . Always had a hipe for Technology and Integration with realtime problems for Design and Construction. That resulting founding Social Buildingz that to seamlessly connect Interior Designers/Contractors, while solving the problems of the industry as finiancing and Trust between the Home Owners and Service Providers



Mohamed Zahran
  • Mohamed Zahran
  • Lead Business Analyst
  • Lead Business Analys..
  • e-finance
  • e-finance
  • Egypt
  • Lead Business Analyst in e-finance, with more than a decade of business analysis experience in various domains from the government to public and private sector.     Leading mega and national initiatives in government digitalization, e-payment solutions, data science, data analytics and visualization, product development, business process excellence, start-ups and fintech coaching and mentorship, current President of the Egypt Chapter for the IIBA, Member of the leadership committee of the IIBA Analytics Special Interest Group, Jury Board member of the Ukrainian IT awards 2019 Version.



Walid Hassouna
  • Walid Hassouna
  • Chief Executive Officer | EFG Finance Holding
  • Chief Executive Offi..
  • EFG Hermes Finance
  • EFG Hermes Finance
  • Egypt
  • Walid Hassouna, Chief Executive Officer | EFG Hermes Finance Walid Hassouna is the Chief Executive Officer of EFG Hermes Finance. In addition to his role as CEO of the non-bank financial institute, Walid Hassouna is also a non-executive board member of Tanmeyah microenterprises and EFG Hermes Leasing, both subsidiaries of EFG Hermes Finance. Vice Chairman of EFG-EV fintech accelerator, board member of Karm solar and Kazyon hard discount stores Prior to joining EFG Hermes in 2016, Walid Hassouna was General Manager and Head of Structured Finance and Investment Banking at Bank Audi, where he closed structured and project finance transactions in excess of USD 15 billion over a seventeen-year banking career that began at Misr International Bank. He also structured and executed several award-winning deals, in project finance and M&A within Egypt and GCC, in addition to several investment banking transactions. He has also been the Head of structured finance and syndication in Banque Misr where he successfully managed to top the league table of the MENA region in syndicated loans. Walid is a Cairo-University B.B.A holder, where he graduated with highest honors. He also holds an MBA from J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University as well as Islamic Finance Qualification from CISI- UK.

     

Abdelqader Ahmed
  • Abdelqader Ahmed
  • Managing Partner
  • Managing Partner
  • AlMaqarr Coworking Space & ElRehla
  • AlMaqarr Coworking S..
  • Egypt
  • Abdelkader Ahmed is the Managing Partner & Business Development Executive of both AlMaqarr Coworking Space & ElRehla; AlMaqarr is one of the leading Coworking Spaces in the MENA region, while ElRehla designs & delivers team building retreats that bring together different communities of leaders, entrepreneurs and corporate teams for a connective, reflective and habit changing experience. Besides that, Abdelkader is a Digital Capabilities & an ECommerce expert representing Shopify in the region through “ECommerce Monkey”. Before 2018, Abdelkader had worked in Vodafone Egypt for 9 years holding different positions. He overlooked Digital Capabilities, contributing for 5 years in the building of the digital infrastructure for Vodafone Egypt website, app, and e-commerce platforms. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Languages from the Faculty of Al-Alsun of Ain Shams University, in addition to Diplomas in Finance & Investment, Marketing & Project Management.

Amr Eltobgi
  • Amr Eltobgi
  • Business Mixologist
  • Business Mixologist
  • ATConsuting
  • ATConsuting
  • Egypt
  • Amr is an innovation mixologist, passionate about ideas, people and businesses with the potential to positively impact the world. His most recent post was with Unilever as Global Innovation Director based in the UK and he has had an accomplished career with over 20 years of experience in the FMCG industry with multinational companies. He is a true global citizen with experience in developing and growing famous international brand franchises like Dove, Axe, Clear, Lipton, Clorox and Dettol across diverse markets like Egypt, GCC, Levant, India, Turkey, UK, USA, France and Russia, many of which he has had an immersive working and living experience.
    A consultant, design thinker, business coach, public speaker, trainer and mentor who over the past few years has been involved with a diverse range of corporate, governmental, entrepreneurial and developmental ecosystems which include; Nestle, Minlo, Ministry of Solidarity, Egypt Ventures Ministry of Investment, Creative Industry Summit, MIT Arab Forum for Refugees, Unilever Marketing Academy, Drosos, The American University in Cairo Centre For Entrepreneurship.
    His areas of expertise cover; Innovation, Strategy, Branding, Advertising, Entrepreneurship, Consumer Insight & Research, Story Telling, Pricing Strategies, and Personal Branding.
    Amr is the Campaigner ENTP personality: entrepreneurial, creative, intuitive, problem solver, enthusiast, change catalyst, abstract thinker, dot connector, challenger, inspirer and motivator who is passionate about empowering people and businesses.

Elan Nieves
  • Elan Nieves
  • Senior Director
  • Senior Director
  • Kroll Bond Rating Agency
  • Kroll Bond Rating Ag..
  • United States
  • Elan Nieves, Esq. an experienced attorney and business advisor in the areas of technology law and finance. She is currently the Senior Director of Compliance at Kroll Bond Rating Agency in New York City. At KBRA, she works on analyzing regulatory risk for the fin-tech start-up regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission, Ontario Securities Commission and the European Securities and Markets Authority. Prior to her position at KBRA, she served as Associate General Counsel at the United Nations Federal Credit Union where she assisted the global credit union with corporate contracts, regulatory compliance, and technology matters. She has an extensive background advising corporations on regulatory compliance, technology, privacy, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity issues. She is a frequent speaker on emerging technology, ethics, and the law. He was recently published in the American Bar Association’s Law Practice Today online magazine. Elan received her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law in New York City and an A.B. in Politics from Princeton University in New Jersey.

Hassan Ali
  • Hassan Ali
  • Managing Director
  • Managing Director
  • Teknolojia
  • Teknolojia
  • Egypt
  • Hassan has a Bachelor of Business Administration and is preparing a master in Management of Technology, he has 9 years of experience in E-Payment and E-Commerce. He’s a Co-founder and Managing Director at Teknolojia where he offers training and consulting to banks and multinational organizations on the topics of Financial Technology and Innovation. He's also the president of both Government Blockchain Association and HyperLedger Meetup Group in Egypt. Hassan has cofounded Codeaku which is a school to teach coding for free to university students, and also started Egypt's first Blockchain club at October 6th University.



Yasmine Wali
  • Yasmine Wali
  • Business Director - Co-founder
  • Business Director -..
  • Wali's Studio
  • Wali's Studio
  • Egypt
  • Yasmine Wali is a professional of 10 years + in the heart of communication. Wali's expertise lies in the heart of advertising, marketing, sales, and journalism. She has worked on blue-chip accounts and has developed branding and communication strategies as well as she created change wherever she has belonged. Her heart lies in mastering interpersonal communication skills, and she skillfully reaches beyond any limits where she has recently worked for. A very dynamic and passionate career she was very lucky to work with the best local FMCG Juhayna, leading advertising agency MI7, a biggest online publication in MENA Ahram Online, Real Estate main player Sodic, etc... Her diversity of industries gave her a pivotal edge that wherever she walks by and she just gets into the smell of it. A very passionate, fiery, goal-oriented, detailed oriented, very meticulous, a Beyonder by all means, and throughout her heart, a true seeker. A seeker of change, of meaning, of creating a new flagship, and causing momentum. Nothing seemed more reasonable to her than establishing a studio to continue having this very personal and customized relationship with her clients. So here she is teaming up with the unstoppable omnipresent Ghada Wali to have what we always and we luckily found "Wali's studio".

Ghada Wali
  • Ghada Wali
  • Creative Director - Founder
  • Creative Director -..
  • Wali's Studio
  • Wali's Studio
  • Egypt
  • TED Global Speaker 2017, Ghada Wali makes the youngest female speaker representing MENA region - She believes that Graphic design can change the world. She is the first Arab designer to speak at the UNESCO headquarters, Paris, France on the celebration of the World Arabic Language Day. The multiple-award-winning designer developed an Arabic typeface that was chosen as one of the best 100 graphic design pieces in the world by the Society of Typographic Arts in Chicago. She won a silver in the International A DESIGN AWARDS, Italy. Her work has been featured in art exhibits around the world and showcased in various articles internationally such as the World Economic Forum, Quartz Africa, Wired Italia & Japan, Slanted Berlin, and many more local and global platforms. Wali's work most recently won the Granshan competition in Munich, as well as two Adobe Design Achievement awards in San Diego. She has been awarded the AWDA, AIAP the women in Design Award in Milan, recognizing the influential women in the field.
    Most importantly, Wali made it to Forbes Europe's List 2017 (Arts & Immigrants category) which makes her the first Egyptian woman ever to appear in this category. As well as OKAYAFRICA-100WOMEN list 2018. She has been featured on UN Women Egypt and has been representing the Egyptian Women Council empowerment campaign. Wali holds a BA degree as one of the first design graduates of the German University in Cairo and an MBA degree in Design from IED Istituto Europeo di Design, Florence, Italy, which she won as a scholarship basis. Her design experience includes MI7 Cairo, Fortune Promoseven and J. Walter Thompson, as well as teaching Graphic Design in both the German & American Universities in Cairo. Most recently she was the only woman selected to represent the youth of Egypt at the opening of the world youth forum Sharm el sheikh, and has been awarded by the president, which makes it the first time in the history of Egypt to recognize and award the field of Graphic Design/Visual Communication and the industry as a whole. She was also selected within the top 50 most influential women in Egypt, 2018.

Heath Naquin
  • Heath Naquin
  • Senior Global and Government Liason Officer
  • Senior Global and Go..
  • VentureWell
  • VentureWell
  • United States

Eng. Samir El Alaily
  • Eng. Samir El Alaily
  • Chairman
  • Chairman
  • Malaikah & Investia Venture Capital
  • Malaikah & Investia..
  • Egypt
  • Chairman of Malaikah and Investia Venture Capital Experienced Chairman with a demonstrated history of working in the venture capital and private equity industry. Skilled in Business Planning, Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital, Asset Management, and Management. Strong entrepreneurship professional with a BSC Engineering focused in Architecture from Alexandria University.


Salma ElHariry
  • Salma ElHariry
  • Founder & CEO
  • Founder & CEO
  • ScaleUp Ventures
  • ScaleUp Ventures
  • Egypt

Ahmed Morsy
  • Ahmed Morsy
  • Chairman
  • Chairman
  • Nebras Technology
  • Nebras Technology
  • Egypt
  • Dr. Ahmed Morsy is a professor of biomedical engineering at Cairo University and the founder and Chairman of Nebras Technology, an Egyptian venture focused on healthcare information systems. Dr. Morsy is also currently the Editor in Chief of the IEEE Pulse Magazine and the Vice Chairman of the Healthcare Governance and Transparency Association (HeGTA). He received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University, USA. He was Lead R&D Engineer at Philips Medical Systems in Seattle, USA. He was also the General Manger of IBE Technologies, Egypt, and later he served as senior advisor on IT strategy planning to the Chairman of Egypt Post. He also held the position of Senior Program Manager at the Microsoft Innovation Center in Cairo. Dr. Morsy has several United States patents and international publications. His research interests include solutions for diabetes and weight management, assistive technology for people with speech impairment, and national level systems for health information management.

Emily Renny
  • Emily Renny
  • Managing Director
  • Managing Director
  • Accept Payment Solutions
  • Accept Payment Solut..
  • Egypt
  • Emily Renny is the Managing Director for Accept Payment Solutions, where she is responsible for managing, developing and growing the business, which provides payment acceptance services to diverse companies and merchants.

    She has a diverse background spanning finance, technology and entrepreneurship. She began her career working for Morgan Stanley investment bank in London, before shifting to an entrepreneurship focus, running the Pioneers of Egypt program supporting social entrepreneurs in Egypt and then managing business development at the Greek Campus. Emily also cofounded a fintech startup, the crowdfunding platform Tennra.

    Emily holds a B.A. (Hons) in Arabic and French from the University of Durham and has passed all three levels of the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Nader Iskander
  • Nader Iskander
  • CEO & Founder
  • CEO & Founder
  • EME International
  • EME International
  • Egypt
  • After completing his MBA , Nader left the family business and returned to create his first startup ( EMEIT) in 1998 , the first Microsoft Business Solutions partner. Currently ranked as one of the leading Microsoft partners in the region. In 2004, Nader created his second start up ( EME International ) focusing on its enterprise mobile apps. EME payment technology was acquired by Fawry, in 2016 and the team was acquired in 2019.In 2017, fulfilling the dream of serving the middle class in Egypt, through disruptive healthcare practices, we ( 3 co-founders) created a new chain of primary care medical clinics “Dawi“ .Nader is an angel investor, speaker, mentor, executive coach and professor at AUC

Osman Badran
  • Osman Badran
  • Managing Director
  • Managing Director
  • The Brand Bees
  • The Brand Bees
  • Egypt
  • Osman is an ardent storyteller. In a non-traditional approach, Osman likes to craft stories around brands from inception to maturity with clients that range from start-ups to industry moguls like Pepsi, Vodafone, Al Ahly Football Club, United Nations and more. His diverse background in the MENA region in advertising, marketing communications and strategic corporate brand building, helps entrepreneurs breathe life into their brands. With multiple awards under his belt, Osman builds brands by design, not by chance.

Omar Soudodi
  • Omar Soudodi
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • PayFort
  • PayFort
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Omar is the Managing Director of PayFort, the leading online payment gateway in the Middle East. Prior to PayFort Omar successfully launched Souq.com in Egypt to become one of top 30 most visited sites and number one e-commerce site in Egypt. Prior to Souq.com Omar co-founded Accelarabia.com the first online loan origination website in the Middle East in late 2005 and sold majority of company to ORASCOM Development in 2006. Omar started his career in the US in various capacities in Banks to include consumer banking, business banking, International banking and commercial banking for Bank of America, California Bank and Trust and Sunwest Bank after studying Finance at California State University, Fullerton and obtaining a Financial Advisor Certification from the NASD. Omar completed his post graduate studies at Stanford University Graduate School of Business with emphasis in Innovation and design thinking. Omar is actively involved the Arab World business community and served as an advisory board member for American University in Cairo as well as a mentor at FlatSixlabs, and In5.

Sameh Saleh
  • Sameh Saleh
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • Harmonica
  • Harmonica
  • Egypt
  • Sameh Saleh, is a unique leader who has strong evidence, taking businesses to the top level
    by dynamic entrepreneurship. In just over 18 months, Sameh and his team have led his
    founded company,Harmonica,to become the first Egyptian startup to be acquired by a key
    player in the global internet landscape, Match Group.
    Sameh’s skillset, know-how, and creativity have inspired Match Group’s top Executives to
    appoint him as CEO of Harmonica Global and join the top management club at the group.
    Sameh’s engineering background has influenced him to always have a longing for the solution
    and think big with conceptualizing what needs to be put together to build something big.
    In Africa’s & MENA’s entrepreneurial Eco-system Sameh is viewed as a symbol of inspiration
    and aspiration for rising stars in the region.
    Sameh is also the Founder of Hezaha We Safer, an Egyptian based media company &
    Tripdizer, a leading travel technology company in the Middle East and North Africa.He had a 8
    years career as a Senior Petroleum Engineer at Petronas Carigali, HQ, Malaysia. He holds a
    Master of Reservoir Engineering from Herriot watt University, United Kingdom, and a Bachelor
    of Petroleum Engineering from Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Malaysia.
    Sameh dreams big and always reiterates, that with hard work, commitment and devotion
    dreams become reality.

Hussein Rifai
  • Hussein Rifai
  • Chairman
  • Chairman
  • Inertia
  • Inertia
  • Egypt
  • Hussein Rifai is the Chairman and Board Member of Inertia Holding Group (IHG).

    He was the primary driving force behind forming the consolidated group structure of IHG, which includes Inertia Properties (IP), Inertia Construction Company (ICC) and Aura, this robust corporate structure coupled with the strategic management approach were put together to enable sustainability of growth for the whole group.

    Prior to the formation of IHG in 2009, Rifai was the Managing Director and partner at Aura Designs from 2002 until 2009, and was responsible of the management of the design studio that delivers a full range of state of the art architectural, interior design and landscape designs. Rifai focused on the identification and acquisition of new business in Egypt, UAE and Libya.

    Rifai is a member of the Egyptian Engineering syndicate and the Egyptian Junior

    Business Association (EJB), a non-governmental organization, considered one

    Egypt's finest and most prominent business associations with a strong objective to develop communities and networking, with 400 successful businessmen and women from different sectors.

    Rifai earned a Master of Science in Construction Engineering from the American University of Cairo and a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering from Cairo University. He was also a Teaching Assistant of Construction Engineering in The American University of Cairo (AUC).

    Inertia’s developments aim to develop and improve unique communities, offering homes with advanced designs to provide a sense of unity and comfortableness.

    INERTIA was founded in 2007, signified and brought projects of value with remarkable effort in Egypt and will be planning to expand in the MENA region.

Marcel Dridje
  • Marcel Dridje
  • President
  • President
  • Sophia Business Angels
  • Sophia Business Ange..
  • France
  • Biography Marcel DRIDJE Marcel Dridje is currently the  SOPHIA BUSINESS ANGELS President / EBAN Board Member / Mentor at The Camp in Aix en Provence. A seasoned European Sales senior Executive, Marcel has substantial field experience helping IT and Telecom startups in the US and EMEA. Marcel has a broad range of experience in all aspects of sales, marketing, communication and management with direct experience with Fortune 500 enterprises (IBM, Nortel, Lucent, Cisco, EMC, ALU) and startups (Quantum, Andrew Networks, Pluris, Corvis, Ascend and Airespace). During the course of his career he has held VP roles most notably as VP EMEA Corvis (first all optical router) where he grew the team and business to an outstanding success. Of French-Algerian and British origin, Marcel launched his career after completing a BSC in Electronics and Computer Science from Portsmouth Polytechnic UK and holds an M&A executive program credentials from INSEAD. Marcel most recently left CISCO after 35 years in IT and Telecom Sales to start his new venture as a Business Angel with SBA to help startups with seed money, VC connections and Business development.  A self proclaimed Serial Entrepreneur, Marcel loves new Challenges in sharing his 30 years IT& Telecom experience with IT VC firms and  new High-tech Start Ups Ready to expand their Sales & Mktg success across EMEA,USA and APAC. Area of Expertise :   • Seed money, VC connections to raise Funds for start ups . • Business Dev & GTM strategy  • Channel & Alliances subject matter expert .

Sherine AbdelMoneim
  • Sherine AbdelMoneim
  • Marketing Director
  • Marketing Director
  • Unilever
  • Unilever
  • Egypt
  • Sherine Moneim leads the beauty and personal care category as the marketing director and is an executive board member EXCOM Unilever Egypt and Sudan. 

    Her marketing expertise goes back leading most key Portfolio across Beverages, Foods, Home care and Personal Care. Formerly, She was the marketing director for Home Care, Foods and Beverages business leading Lipton and Knorr, two Unilever mega brands. She worked on steering the business towards profitable competitive growth in a VUCA environment.

    Sherine’s contribution went beyond Egypt and Sudan, her influence went across 7 countries in the MENA region because of her focus on building passionate leaders with powerful consumer insights and digital capabilities who can win in a connected world.

    She is a graduate of the faculty of commerce, English department Alexandria University and joined her career in Unilever back in 2003.


    Her passion lies in creating a great impact on people’s lives through creating a disruptive consumer marketing that adds value to their lives. Also her inspiration gets fueled everyday by building a 2nd line of tomorrow’s leaders who can unleash their potential to the best of their capabilities and accordingly play an instrumental role in spinning the wheel of the economy.

Abdel Nasser Taha
  • Abdel Nasser Taha
  • Chairman & CEO
  • Chairman & CEO
  • Misr for Real Estate Assets
  • Misr for Real Estate..
  • Egypt
  • 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

    Chairman of Egypt Summit for Real estate organized by City scape Egypt - March 2013

    Speaker and moderator in most real estate events (Future of Developing Cities) including Cityscape 2014, 15,16,17

    Instructor in the American University in Cairo. . The Real Estate institute

    Founder of "New Concept Investment" the first development management company in Egypt

    Honour guest India NAR convention 2015-16

    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 

Hossam El-Gamal
  • Hossam El-Gamal
  • Country Director
  • Country Director
  • Anghami
  • Anghami
  • Egypt

Laith Zraikat
  • Laith Zraikat
  • Partner
  • Partner
  • Arzan Venture Capital
  • Arzan Venture Capita..
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Laith Zraikat, a Partner at Arzan Venture Capital, founded his first startup in 1997 with the aim to bring more people and more businesses in Jordan onto the World Wide Web. Three years later that business pivoted into what became one of the most notable startups in the Arab World -Jeeran.com. As co-founder of Jeeran, Laith served as Developer, Designer, Product Manager, Vice President, and Chief Technology Officer. His role was primarily overseeing and executing the company’s product vision, and growing its user base from a handful of close friends and acquaintances to nearly 7 million unique visitors. As Jeeran matured, Laith decided to leave in 2012 and pursue his true passion, working with startups. Since then he has worked with startup founders as a mentor, advisor, and sometimes as part of the team, on solving technical, product, and operational challenges. What he is proud of most are the hundreds of jobs he created for talented young women and men who all went on to start their own startups or assume leading roles at other companies. A self-taught technologist and a geek at heart, Laith enjoys working closely with passionate developers and designers on new and bold ideas. He still codes almost daily and speaks fluent Arabic, English, Objective-C, PHP, C#, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML, and a little bit of Python. Laith holds Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Jordan.  

Mazen Yassen
  • Mazen Yassen
  • Content Creator
  • Content Creator
  • Just A Goproer
  • Just A Goproer
  • Egypt
  • The initial purpose of founding Just A GoProer is to encourage people to step out of their box and believe that there is not just one way to live life. Spreading positivity, showing the beauty of Egypt and the world, sharing living experience, and changing stereotypes through visual content, with Mazen being the sole content creator of the brand. Focused on online presence on Facebook and Instagram, with Instagram stories & IGTV being his highest engaging platforms, creating immediate response from an interactive follower base. With simple yet creative and relatable content, Just a GoProer has maintained 5 main core values of the brand- Real- Positive- Relatable- Creative- Entertaining

Nayrouz Abu Zeid
  • Nayrouz Abu Zeid
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • Ego Communicate
  • Ego Communicate
  • Egypt

Pankaj Asthaana
  • Pankaj Asthaana
  • Vice president, Market Product Management
  • Vice president, Mark..
  • Mastercard
  • Mastercard
  • United Arab Emirates

Laila Badawi
  • Laila Badawi
  • Founder & Architect
  • Founder & Architect
  • Grids Architects
  • Grids Architects
  • Egypt
  • Laila Badawi is an architect, graduated in 2007 from Cairo University where she held a teaching and research position for the following 3 years while she got her Master of Science degree in Building Technology. She also pursued a design career with Shahira Fahmy architects from 2008 to the end of 2013. Upon receiving the Hassan Fathy Design Award, Badawi started acquiring projects as a freelancer until she started her practice "Grids Architects" in 2017. Grids Architects has been recognised in Cairo Design Award for 2 consecutive years 2017 and 2018 and most recently DNA Paris Design Award for architecture 2019.

Assem Omar
  • Assem Omar
  • Anchor
  • Anchor
  • Egypt
  • A 22 years media and PR guru kick started his career 6 years ago .. Featured 2 online shows that one of them were aired on Cbc at 2016 and hosted plenty of conferences over the past 5 years .. Assem sat a one on one interviews with a wide range of Celebs,officials and those who have a story to tell

Mahdi Al Olabi
  • Mahdi Al Olabi
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • R2S
  • R2S
  • Egypt
  • Mahdi Al Olabi is the founder and CEO of R2S Logistics, a logistics technology service provider that provides e-commerce merchants with the operational and financial transaction tools to competitively scale their business. R2S recently launched Egypt's first Pick up and Drop off Platform – R2S Plus- in order to offer a wider range of services to its partners with the firm belief that today’s fast paced environment requires strong partnerships between merchant and service providers that align ultimately for the benefit of the end consumer. Mahdi brings almost twenty years of experience in e-commerce operations, B2C + B2B logistics, fulfillment, and 3PL distribution environments both in North America and the MENA Region. Previous to R2S he managed the setup and operational growth of Souq.com between 2013 and 2015 as its Head of Operations in Egypt. He started his career in the e-commerce logistics field in Toronto, Canada in 1998, working with key companies such as indigo.ca and grocerygateway.com becoming part of the operational and technical set up teams at these companies and others during e-commerce’s early days in North America. Mahdi is passionate most about facilitating e-commerce operations to both merchant and consumer, while ensuring a high customer centricity focus. Don’t miss his session at the conference to learn more about the innovative ways in which merchants and logistics providers can collaborate to ensure high customer satisfaction and retention and commercial growth.

Manish Kohli
  • Manish Kohli
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • MK Advisory and Consulting
  • MK Advisory and Cons..
  • United States
  • A global physician leader, Dr. Manish Kohli is a champion of transforming healthcare and wellbeing through better access to quality care for individuals anywhere, anytime. He is passionate about health and care innovation through information and technology. He is currently the President and CEO, MK Global Healthcare Advisory Services and is also a Co-founder and Partner, Infinite Care Holdings FZ-LLC. He is the immediate past Chairman, Global Board of Directors of Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), a global, 100,0000 member, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information and technology. Dr. Kohli has extensive work experience in variety of international health care settings focusing on clinical care and use of health information technology in these settings to advance common goals of better access to quality and value-based care. He is a fre-quent invited speaker globally and has lectured extensively throughout Asia, Middle East, US, Europe and Australia. Dr. Kohli’s previous roles have included serving as Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO), Advocate Aurora Health; CMIO, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi (CCAD); Director of Global Programs and Healthcare Informatics with Partners Harvard Medical Interna-tional’s (PHMI); and, Medical Director of Clinical Information Systems at Johns Hopkins Community Physicians. Over his career, he has been instrumental in many firsts, including serving as the: i) first CMIO in Middle East North Africa (MENA) region. In that role at Cleve-land Clinic Abu Dhabi (CCAD) he was part of the leadership team that deliv-ered the first, fully digital, HIMSS Stage 7 hospital in MENA region; ii) Director, Global Programs, Partners Harvard Medical International where he served in a dual capacity as the CMIO of University Hospital and Head, Medi-cal Informatics for Dubai Health Care City (DHCC). At DHCC he lead the de-velopment of a digital health information reporting system that connected over 70 health care entities within DHCC; iii) Medical Director, Clinical Information Systems at Johns Hopkins where he championed technology driven clinical practice transformation that included full functionality electronic medical record implementation including e-prescribing, CPOE, CDSS, clinical documentation, lab interface development and data migration from two disparate vendors- amongst a first in the US in early 2000s. iv) Founding editor of SCOPE, the literary and fine arts magazine of SIU School of Medicine, now in its 26th edition. Dr. Kohli graduated from SIU School of Medicine, Springfield, IL USA and completed residency training in Family Medicine at Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center, Chicago, IL USA . Subsequently, he completed fellowship in Preventive Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD and the Faculty Development fellowship at Cook County Hospital, Chicago, Il USA. He holds a MPH in International Health and a MBA in Medical Services Management from Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Kohli is a Fellow of HIMSS and is dually board certified. He is a Diplomate, Ameri-can Board of Preventive Medicine- Clinical Informatics and also the American Board of Family Medicine. He also serves as a member of Joint Commission International (JCI) Standards Advisory Panel, Lifestyle Medicine Global Alliance (LMGA), American College of Lifestyle Medi-cine (ACLM), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), American Medical Infor-matics Association (AMIA) and American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM).

Mohamed Azab
  • Mohamed Azab
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • Seha Healthcare
  • Seha Healthcare
  • Egypt
  • Mohamed Azab Founder & CEO- Seha Capital Co-Founder of AR ventures Seha is building an integrated healthcare platform in Egypt with the vision of transforming healthcare services in the country. It has invested in diagnostics, specialty centers and hospitals. Currently focusing on building a hospital platform for the mid income segment across the main medical hubs in Egypt. ARV is a start up global fund investing in endeavor companies globally with focus on series A and sector agnostic. Azab is active in the entrepreneurship ecosystem, where he sits on a number of investment committees and boards. He is a serial entrepreneur and an angel investor in both Egypt and the US. He is an endeavor entrepreneur and board member at Endeavor Egypt. He started his career as a banker at ABN AMRO and Citigroup, where he has worked in private and investment banking in the Middle East and Europe. Azab obtained both his BA & MBA in Investment Management from Washington State University and Owners President Management program at the Harvard Business School. He is a Harvard Alumni and a visiting guest speaker for Seha Capital HBS case.

Choucri Asmar
  • Choucri Asmar
  • Chief Client Officer
  • Chief Client Officer
  • AXA
  • AXA
  • Egypt

Mohamed Fayed
  • Mohamed Fayed
  • Developer Advocate
  • Developer Advocate
  • IBM
  • IBM
  • Egypt
  • Mohammad Fayed is a Developer Advocate at IBM Egypt. He graduated from the Arab Academy of Science, Technology and Maritime Transport with a Bachelor's degree majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Information Systems. His passion in the world of technology resides in data science; creating value out of meaningless data. He is enthusiastic about learning the best tools for handling huge datasets and means of analyzing them to create new insights and opportunities for all businesses. He is committed to actively reaching developers around the world with the latest in cloud services. His past experiences have made him keen on keeping a very successful customer relationship where honesty and integrity come first to achieve customer satisfaction. In his spare time, Mohammad manages a family business acting as partner and co-founder of Conseil retail store.

Nina Ann Walters
  • Nina Ann Walters
  • Managing Director
  • Managing Director
  • Expandise
  • Expandise
  • Germany
  • Nina is the founder and Managing Director of Expandise, a consultancy focused on helping companies to develop their international strategy and launch new markets. She has launched companies into multiple countries across Europe and Asia, with active experience in over 50 markets. Nina is fascinated to learn the differences unique to individual markets and brings that knowledge to her clients. She is based in Berlin but regularly exploits her travel obsession to explore and discover new things about consumer behaviour in other countries. Nina studied at the University of Cambridge in England and completed her Executive MBA at ESMT in Berlin, where she now helps to teach Organisational Behaviour. She is also a founding member of Berli18n, a community group focused on sharing experiences and best practices in expansion and internationalisation.

Heba Ali
  • Heba Ali
  • Managing Director
  • Managing Director
  • Egypt Ventures
  • Egypt Ventures
  • Egypt

Omar Shaker
  • Omar Shaker
  • Founder
  • Founder
  • Health 2.0 Egypt
  • Health 2.0 Egypt
  • Egypt
  • Omar is an MD and clinical data analytics expert having consulted US Healthcare giants such as Blue Cross Blue Shield, Kaiser and San Mateo Medical Center. He is also the founder of Health 2.0 Egypt, the fastest growing digital health community in the region

Sara Elkady
  • Sara Elkady
  • Serviceability Manager
  • Serviceability Manag..
  • Expert
  • Expert
  • Germany
  • Sara started her career as a Graduate Teacher Assistant in the field of Electrical Power & Control at the College of Engineering in the Arab Academy for Science & Technology, Egypt. She thereafter joined Siemens Egypt, as part of the international Siemens Graduate Program (SGP), through which she later relocated to Germany for an abroad assignment. She subsequently joined the headquarter working force of Siemens AG to assume product and project responsibilities including leading an international team with diverse backgrounds located in more than four locations over two countries. Business Development, Product/Portfolio/Process/Pricing Management, and finally Serviceability were amongst the stations she had throughout her professional journey in Germany, working with multiple regions around the world in a constantly changing global environment. She has always been passionate about the development and empowerment of young leaders and empowerment of female engineers. Before joining Siemens Egypt, she co-founded an ‘IEEE Student Branch’, which offers offer numerous advantages which focus on enhancing the professional development of both students and post-graduates. She also co-founded a ‘Women In-Engineering (WIE) IEEE Branch’ to address women’s underrepresentation in Engineering. She continued to pursuit her passion even after joining the corporate life of Siemens and relocating to Germany where she continuously aspires to have positive influence to empower young leaders. She has also had multiple speaking engagements on topics – such as Problem Solving, Leadership & Empowerment, and Diversity in Leadership – with diverse partners such as Network Inclusion Leaders (NILE), Citizens for Europe.

Tamer Ahmed
  • Tamer Ahmed
  • Entrepeneurship Program Manager
  • Entrepeneurship Prog..
  • Wadhwani Foundation
  • Wadhwani Foundation
  • Egypt
  • Tamer Ahmed Biography Tamer is an innovation expert who has 23 years of experience in the technology domain, he had led Orange Lab program for broadband, mobile and multimedia in EMEA region for 6 years starting 2008. His team had succeeded to reach world class recognition with two products awards best new services in Africa Com 2011 and 2013. He had initiated the development of completely new products during his career and many of them are still serving globally. That includes Internet EveryWhere which is a low cost internet broadband solution for rural areas where no 3G/4G is available and the cost is below $100 per connection serving 50 people at least. Tamer is an entrepreneur, co-founded 2 startups in the last 5 year and he managed many business incubation programs for the government including Bedaya Center/Ministry of Investment and ASRT Intelac program (Ministry of Scientific Research). Tamer started the first specialized incubation program in Egypt with EBNI incubator for IoT in 2015 and with support from Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication. During his career in incubation management he had mentored hundreds of entrepreneurs and more than 50 startups. Tamer is a biomedical engineer who worked for the government in Egypt and he has an international working experience with Sprint telecommunication in USA and Orange in France where he worked for more than 10 years. He is known for managing innovation and leading creation of new products and services in different technology domains. He holds many prestigious awards in telecommunication, entrepreneurship and innovation like AfricaCom best new product 2011 (Internet for All) AfricaCom best new service 2013 (Internet Everywhwere) Abu Dhabi SME summit runner-up startup 2013 (ASLY) GIST-I top ten startups 2012 (ASLY) Alexandria TechneSummit runner up award – 2016 (Qoudra)

Vartika Manasvi
  • Vartika Manasvi
  • Founder & CEO
  • Founder & CEO
  • StackRaft
  • StackRaft
  • Canada
  • Vartika is a unique blend of a serial entrepreneur, nomad, thought leader, author and a career coach. MBA by education, marketer by profession, startup community evangelist by passion and a wannabe nerd. She has built 6 products, sold 1, and her most recent startup, StackRaft connects diverse tech talent in developing nations with jobs abroad. She is obsessively attentive to detail, ruthlessly competitive, impatiently patient in a crisis, willing to make tough decisions, great at spotting talent, and famously generous. Vartika passionately advocates empowering every person to unlock their true potential and achieve balance and fulfillment in every area of their life. She has travelled across North America, and South Asia and has worked with brands like NVIDIA, NASSCOM, Microsoft, Airtel to name a few and is a well known connector of people among the startup circles globally.

Yosra Badr
  • Yosra Badr
  • CIO
  • CIO
  • Seha Healthcare
  • Seha Healthcare
  • Egypt
  • Yosra Badr has over a decade of experience in consulting businesses across different industries; healthcare, consumer goods, retail, nonprofits, and government organizations. She works with leadership teams and executives on IT strategic planning, developing roadmaps, executing and implementing ERP solutions while most-importantly managing organizations transformation. Yosra has provided a variety of consulting services, starting from industry / market research to guide clients in solution and vendor selection, to IT strategy and roadmap formulation while consistently maximizing the businesses KPIs targets.

Lisa Atia
  • Lisa Atia
  • Strategy Consultant
  • Strategy Consultant
  • TBD Group, LLC
  • TBD Group, LLC
  • United States
  • Lisa Atia is an Egyptian-American social entrepreneur & investor, creative strategist, and storyteller. She has over 10 years’ experience scaling rapid-growth start-ups and Fortune 500 companies. Her work of building ecosystems converges at the intersection of VC, tech, and media for the purposes of creating access to resources for founders of color and women entrepreneurs. She graduated Pepperdine University with an MBA in Entrepreneurship & Strategy. She’s a poet, soul singer, community-empowerment champion, bellydancer, 90s music aficionado, amateur chef, and coffee-lover. “Building communities builds generational wealth. Build beyond yourself.” - Lisa Atia

Ahmed Galal
  • Ahmed Galal
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • Taskty
  • Taskty
  • Egypt
  • Web development and E-business was always my biggest passion, so after 7 years of practicing dentistry in parallel with building web solutions I decided to shift my career completely, quit dentistry forever and start the journey of building my own company TASKTY. 

    Taskty is an online marketplace for home services.We provide our customers with the best workers/ technicians in the market who can offer services like house cleaning, plumbing, electricity services, insect control and many other services.

    Since we started early 2013 we served tens of thousands of customers in Cairo  with a remarkable growth rates and customer satisfaction.

    This company was seed funded by SWARI ventures and incubated at flat6labs. Then we received 2 other rounds of investments from 15 of the top angel investors in the Arab region. 

    Last year we received a pre-series A round of investment from 500 startups and growing exponential since then.

Rahul Gupta
  • Rahul Gupta
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • Radar Investment Advisors
  • Radar Investment Adv..
  • India
  • Rahul is currently the CEO of Radar, a unique advisory services firm in New Delhi which helps start-ups and small sized businesses raise capital for growth. Its a sector agnostic outfit which has served the education technology, modern retail, genomics, healthcare and the foods sectors. He has mentored various start ups and writes regularly for media outlets on media and start ups. Prior to starting Radar, Rahul set up World Children Expo which was India's first expo focused on the kids consumer space and ran Biztantra, a management education outfit. He holds commerce degrees from University Of Delhi, MBA from S.P.Jain Institute in Mumbai and a CFM from The New York Film Academy

Abdelltif Olama
  • Abdelltif Olama
  • Director
  • Director
  • Altibbi
  • Altibbi
  • Egypt
  • Abdellatif is Marketing Director at altibbi, the world's leading digital health platform in Arabic. He is an entrepreneur with multiple ventures in e-commerce and digital advertising. Abdellatif worked for McKinsey & Co., consulting in the fields of technology, banking, real estate and tourism and taught Computer Science at the German University in Cairo. He holds an MBA from INSEAD.

Samer Fouad
  • Samer Fouad
  • Cloud Developer Advocate
  • Cloud Developer Advo..
  • IBM
  • IBM
  • Egypt
  • Samer Fouad is a Developer Advocate with IBM. He is a top graduate holding a Bachelor degree in Computer Science with Honours, ranked fourth. During his college years he took some additional courses in the exchange program from The university of the District of Columbia [UDC], He is passionate about digital transformation using modern cloud technologies beside having a good teaching skills. He is very Interested in Data Science, DevOps, Blockchain, Serverless and Microservices technology. His eagerness to learn new cutting-edge technologies lead him to manage the university tech club competitions section. He has a concrete working knowledge in business intelligence and web development as well as a considerable experience in reporting and data visualization solutions. Samer is passionate about entrepreneurship. Before graduation he decided to start his own Tech-Startup in the final year of college focusing on developing and delivering Business Intelligence solutions targeting SMEs

Menna AbdelRahman
  • Menna AbdelRahman
  • Egypt

Mohamed El Sabban
  • Mohamed El Sabban
  • Chief Innovation Officer
  • Chief Innovation Off..
  • Misr Capital For Investment
  • Misr Capital For Inv..
  • Egypt
  • Mohamed El Sabban, Misr Capital Investment Chief Innovation & Strategic Development Officer owning 25 years of wide intensive cross-functional experience in managing, developing and implementing large-scale strategic business and digital transformation within the financial services Industry. He is also passionate about blending business strategies, human-centric design, disruptive technologies and business models, to develop digital solutions and drive a culture of continuous innovation

Ahmed ElSherif
  • Ahmed ElSherif
  • Managing Director
  • Managing Director
  • Startupbootcamp
  • Startupbootcamp
  • Egypt
  • I design, sell, manage, and deliver tech startup accelerator and innovation programs, which enables me to source, select, validate, and grow startup ventures through my programs, which are mainly built as a service for corporate and venture capital partners. 

Sarah Krug
  • Sarah Krug
  • Founder
  • Founder
  • Health Collaboratory
  • Health Collaboratory
  • United States

Randa Abdou
  • Randa Abdou
  • CEO & Chief Strategist & Co-founder
  • CEO & Chief Strategi..
  • Creative Lab Group
  • Creative Lab Group
  • Egypt

  • In 1996, Randa I. Abdou founded Marketing Mix Consultancy, and in 2001, along with her two partners, founded a sister company, Creative Lab Advertising. The two companies are now part of Creative Lab Group, which also includes ICE Branding and Change4Good. In 2017, Randa co-founded MountPR as a non executive partner.

    Randa, her partners and the team pride themselves with being linked to exceptional RESULTS and in recognition of such results, Randa was selected by Wharton University in the book titled Arab Women Rising - 35 Arab Women Entrepreneurs Making a Difference. In 2006 she was also featured in the book “Entrepreneurs at the Crossroads” published by the Beyster Institute, University of California San Diego. In Egypt, Randa was also featured in a book published by the Ministry of Investment and the Social Fund profiling leading entrepreneurs in Egypt.

    Earlier in 2000, Randa was selected by Egypt Today Magazine as one of "Ten Dynamos Who Will Shape Egypt in the Next Decade". The story was followed by several features in publications South Africa, UAE and Egypt.

    In 2007, Randa received an achievement award by the Ministry of Investment for her positive contribution to the Egyptian economy and in 2015 was granted the Distinguished Alumni Award from the American University in Cairo for her career achievements. She is a board member of 138 Pyramids, mentor with Endeavor Egypt, and former member of the Advisory Council of the President of AUC.

    Before founding Marketing Mix, Randa was the Marketing Manager of PepsiCo Foods Egypt (Frito Lay) and previously the Market Research Planning Manager of Procter and Gamble Egypt and had started her career in 1989 as an account executive at Americana Advertising.


    Randa holds a BA in Mass Communication (with honors) from the American University in Cairo ’88. She also, as a Chevening scholar, earned her Master of Science in International Marketing from University of Strathclyde, Scotland ’91.


Noha Khater
  • Noha Khater
  • Co-Founder & CEO
  • Co-Founder & CEO
  • Almouneer
  • Almouneer
  • Egypt

Mohamed Negm
  • Mohamed Negm
  • Consultant of Hepatogastroenterology & Interventional Endoscopy
  • Consultant of Hepato..
  • Kasr Al Ainy Viral Hepatitis Center
  • Kasr Al Ainy Viral H..
  • Egypt

Min-Sung Kim
  • Min-Sung Kim
  • Venture Capital and Fund Advisor
  • Venture Capital and..
  • Germany

Khalil Khalek
  • Khalil Khalek
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • Tabibi 247
  • Tabibi 247
  • Egypt

Dina Aly
  • Dina Aly
  • Co-Founder & Managing Director
  • Co-Founder & Managin..
  • Matter
  • Matter
  • Egypt

Amr El Meniawy
  • Amr El Meniawy
  • Managing Director
  • Managing Director
  • Natura Agro
  • Natura Agro
  • Egypt

Amgad Sultan
  • Amgad Sultan
  • Co-Founder & COO
  • Co-Founder & COO
  • Gourmet Egypt Group
  • Gourmet Egypt Group
  • Egypt

Ahmed Bastawy
  • Ahmed Bastawy
  • Managing director
  • Managing director
  • Ice Alex
  • Ice Alex
  • Egypt

Abdelltif Olama
  • Abdelltif Olama
  • Director of Marketing and Communications & Country Manager
  • Director of Marketin..
  • Egypt

Amr Sokkar
  • Amr Sokkar
  • Screenwriter and co-founder
  • Screenwriter and co-..
  • Bingbong
  • Bingbong
  • Egypt
  • Egyptian screenwriter participated on the making of various tv shows like SNL arabia the movie "farce" on netflix and lahfa tv series and co-founded bingbong screenwriting and production agency and playground.

Hosam Mahmoud
  • Hosam Mahmoud
  • Advisor for Startup Finance
  • Advisor for Startup..
  • GIZ
  • GIZ
  • Egypt
  • Hossam is currently holding the position of Startup Finance Advisor at the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) and previously he worked as an Entrepreneurship mentor at Fekretak Sherketak, the Ministry of Investment's Entrepreneurship center. Prior to this, he started several businesses in different sectors like eCommerce, Food & Beverage and Event Management.

Aly Shalaby
  • Aly Shalaby
  • Deputy Chief Medical Officer
  • Deputy Chief Medical..
  • AXA OneHealth
  • AXA OneHealth
  • Egypt
  • Dr. Aly is a Consultant Neonatal and Pediatric Surgeon. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in the UK. He is very keen on medical and surgical education. He has developed the Pediatric Surgery training program for Cairo University and has led multiple quality improvement projects. He is a keen researcher and is internationally published including two book chapters. At AXA OneHealth he leads Digital Health, training and education.

Sherif Radi
  • Sherif Radi
  • COO
  • COO
  • TA Telecom
  • TA Telecom
  • Egypt
  • Endeavor Egypt Entrepreneur, startup mentor and CEO of TA Telecom. With over 13 years of experience in the telecom industry, I spearhead TA Telecom's innovation-based corporate vision that drives business growth, strategic partnerships and expansion across the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. Played a major role in the process of building the company's products and services, contributing to award-winning mobile content platforms such as Buzz among others that currently serve more than 36 million users. Contributed to driving revenues for the company, which is recognized as one of the fastest growing tech companies, ranking on both the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 and the Red Herring Global100. Expert at steering the implementation of successful growth strategies and dynamic discovery systems to help reveal operational problems. 


Tarek El Kady
  • Tarek El Kady
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • Techne Inc.
  • Techne Inc.
  • Egypt
  • Tarek El Kady is a leading entrepreneur and angel investor in his native Alexandria, Egypt. Born and

    raised in Alexandria, Tarek is the Executive Chairman of KD Group, a group of marketing and advertising

    agencies serving various clients in the Middle East and North Africa. Tarek is the founder and CEO of

    Techne Inc. and also founder and chairman of Alexandria Business Angel Network (Alex Angels) &

    founder and chairman of The Mediterranean Business Angel Investment Network.

    Tarek is passionate about helping young people start their businesses. As Founding Curator of the Global

    Shapers Community Alexandria hub, he spends part of his time giving to the next generation of

    business owners in the region.

    Tarek was awarded by the American University in Cairo’s Venture Lab in recognition to his efforts as

    one of the prominent contributors to the entrepreneurial ecosystem for their outstanding support.

    He has been recently appointed as Senator at the Grand Assembly of the World Business Angels

    Investment Forum (WBAF) Senator Elkady will represent Egypt in the Global Startup Committee of the

    Grand Assembly in 2020

Shaimaa Abdelaziz
  • Shaimaa Abdelaziz
  • Executive Director
  • Executive Director
  • ASITA
  • ASITA
  • Egypt
  • Human Resources Management Consultant | HBR Certified Business Leader 

Naglaa Akl
  • Naglaa Akl
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • Benefit Marketing Consulting
  • Benefit Marketing Co..
  • Egypt

  • - Founder of UGO Guide 


    - Founder of E3lanet for Social Media Marketing 


    - Marketing Consultant since 1999


    - Vice President of Egyptian Junior Business Association Alexandria


    -Former Advertising & Media Advisor to Governor of Alexandria 


    -Certified Consultant from European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.


    -Member of Goldman Sachs Program for Business women


    -CEO BENEFIT Agency for Marketing Consulting


    - Fortune Magazine Most Powerful Women in Business List 2018

    - Board Member of Digital Commerce Division of the Alexandria Chambers of Commerce

Riad Armanios
  • Riad Armanios
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • Evapharma
  • Evapharma
  • Egypt
  • "Riad is the CEO of Eva Pharma which is one of the leading and fastest growing pharmaceutical manufacturers in the MENA region.  After spending a decade working in Business Development, Marketing, Production, International Markets and Project Management, his vast global experience and training have widened his horizons and allowed him to implement better strategies of improvement within his local community.

    Riad utilizes his resources, time and experience to empower future leaders and help them grow. He has also initiated and led programs, research awards and training centers for under privileged youth. One of which was the first Egyptian Pharmaceutical research award for pharmacy students and young alumni. Riad also founded the “T20â€‌ foundation, a non-charitable organization that focuses on utilizing the knowledge of highly educated youth to develop people and programs for social and economic improvement. 

    At Eva Pharma we function with the purpose of making basic healthcare available for all. We want to make sure that quality generics are available throughout this part of the world at affordable prices. With projects and initiatives already in place I am confident that in the coming years Eva will make a strong impact in improving access to affordable and high-quality medicine across Africa, and we will continue to invest with this goal in mind despite any political and economic turmoil. 

    Ultimately Riad’s goal is to help patients and physicians across the Middle East and Africa. He wants to make sure that quality generics are available throughout this part of the world at affordable prices; the number of people without access is enormous, yet few companies are working to overcome the hurdles to reach and help these people. Riad hopes that in the coming years Eva can make a strong impact in terms of improving access to affordable and high quality medicine across Africa, and continue to invest with this goal in mind despite any political and economic turmoil. 

    Riad holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy from Cairo University and an MBA degree from Harvard Business School."


Mohamed Shehab ElDin
  • Mohamed Shehab ElDin
  • Founder
  • Founder
  • RESOLVE consulting
  • RESOLVE consulting
  • Egypt
  • ShehabEldin is the founder of RESOLVE consulting and ALSHEHAB Co. He is also confounder of AGRICYCLE for agricultural waste energy, AL-SONBOLAH for textile industries and AlexAngels and a senior consulting partner at IMPACT consulting.

    Shehab ElDin brings in 17 years of experience as an entrepreneur, Consultant, Executive Coach, Facilitator and Speaker with the corporate sector, Startups and academia as well as development sector and governmental organizations focusing on Leadership, Strategic planning, Conflict Resolution, Mediation, Negotiation, Dialogue, Irrational Behavior, Personal Branding, Public Speaking and Social Entrepreneurship among other areas. 

    His scope of work includes advising, executive coaching as well as designing, delivering and facilitating customized training and simulation workshops in Egypt and internationally.

    Shehab ElDin is currently a Lecturer at the American University in Cairo, School of Business/Executive Education. 

    He Spoke and lectured at various reputable international platforms and universities including George Mason University, The American University in Washington, Vienna University Business School, Northern Virginia Mediation Services in USA, Doha institute for graduate studies, the Institute for Peace Studies in Alexandria and various international conferences and events. 

    Between 2002-2010 he lectured at the Institute for Peace Studies in Alexandria, the Canadian International College and at the Modern Sciences and Arts University (MSA), teaching Conflict Resolution, Negotiation, and International Relations, after his teaching fellowship experience at the University of Notre Dame in the USA.

    His social activities include being a co-founder and a former board member of Nahdet El- Mahrousa, The leading NGO incubating social entrepreneurs and social ventures targeting economic and social development issues in Egypt. 

    He is also the Founding Curator of the Global Shapers Community- Cairo Hub, launched by the World Economic Forum in 2011, gathering key young leaders on one platform to work together.

Ramzi Asfour
  • Ramzi Asfour
  • President
  • President
  • Praxis Infectious Diseases
  • Praxis Infectious Di..
  • United States
  • Board certified in Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine, Ramzi graduated from New York Medical College, followed by an Internal Medicine Residency Program at California Pacific Medical Center. His education continued with the completion of an Infectious Diseases Fellowship at the University of California, San Diego.

    In addition, Dr. Asfour has completed the Institute of Functional Medicine’s certification program and when working with Chris Kresser, studied from the ADAPT Training Program.

    Dr. Asfour has worked for the World Health Organization (WHO), Colombia University in South Africa, and the University of California, San Diego. Prior to attending medical school, Ramzi majored in genetics at the University of California, Davis. He is currently Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Asfour is also an associate clinician at the California Center for Functional Medicine.


Amr El Ashkar
  • Amr El Ashkar
  • CIO
  • CIO
  • Cleopatra Hospital Group
  • Cleopatra Hospital G..
  • Egypt

  • Mr. Amr Al Ashakr joined the CHG in November 2015. Previously, he was the Chief Information Officer at Integrated Diagnostics Holdings and worked at OMS, United Nations and ITWorx. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science from Ain Shams University, a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Louisville and a Doctorate in Business Administration from Maastricht Business School, Holland.


Mohamed Azzam
  • Mohamed Azzam
  • Executive Director
  • Executive Director
  • DETGD
  • DETGD
  • Egypt
  • "Having more than 30 years of experience in diversified fields including: ICT, Management, and the Development and Clustering of Firms including SMEs. My assignments took place in Egypt and internationally, and in various business sectors and vertical industries, including: ICT, education, manufacturing, consumer products, maritime & transportation, automotive, healthcare, oil & gas, tourism, environment, utilities, construction, pharmaceutical, agribusiness and retail.

    Throughout my career, I have initiated and implemented large national Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) initiatives. These initiatives were conducted with many Egyptian governmental agencies, such as MCIT, ITIDA, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Telecom Egypt, as well as with different developmental programs funded by international donors operating in Egypt, such as Euro-Mediterranean Private Sector Development Program (PSDP), Industrial Modernization Center (IMC), Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA), and USAID."


Dalia El badry
  • Dalia El badry
  • Creative Media & Communication Manager
  • Creative Media & Com..
  • Icealex
  • Icealex
  • Egypt
  • A technical professional with 7 years in web graphic, UI, UX, multimedia design, E-marketing and a successful track record of experience and achievements, skills and knowledge both technically and administratively, pursuing various professional prospects.

    Create original design, iconography and art for digital media and technology (primarily sites, mobile apps and ecommerce but also banners, blogs, content for social platforms, email newsletters, etc) with emphasis on providing an exceptional user experience including agility through responsive design and Ability to learn new internet and authoring technologies relevant for website development.

    COMPETENCIES

    • Search Engine Optimization

    • User experience design

    • Front-end Development

    • Interaction design

    • Content strategy

    • Content Management Systems (CMS)

    • Digital Marketing 

Walid Bakr
  • Walid Bakr
  • Managing Partner
  • Managing Partner
  • Ripples Impact
  • Ripples Impact
  • Egypt

Karim Georges
  • Karim Georges
  • Senior Account Manager
  • Senior Account Manag..
  • 5dVR
  • 5dVR
  • Egypt

Samar Halawa
  • Samar Halawa
  • Philanthropies Lead
  • Philanthropies Lead
  • Microsoft
  • Microsoft
  • Egypt

Mohamed Hanno
  • Mohamed Hanno
  • Managing Director
  • Managing Director
  • Arab Computers SAE
  • Arab Computers SAE
  • Egypt

  • With nearly thirty years of experience in the IT field, Mr. Hanno is the Managing Director and founder of Arab Computers, Alexandria's leading IT systems supplier. His earlier experience includes working for a US IT company in Silicon Valley in the early eighties. 


    Mr. Hanno is also a Vice Chairman of Alexandria Business Association (ABA), head of its microfinance projects board and chairperson of ABA’s advocacy committee, which is responsible for issuing its private sector business indicator ‘ISLAH’.

    In 2013 Mohamed was elected as Chairman of Alexandria Software and IT Assoc. an organization that aims at supporting and developing the IT industry in Alexandria.

Moataz Hassouna
  • Moataz Hassouna
  • Chairman and CEO
  • Chairman and CEO
  • ITRUS
  • ITRUS
  • Egypt
  • Senior executive with + 25 year's extensive experience in Information Technology & Telecommunications in three major organizations. During this time, I have gained valuable skills in Information Technology Management, System Integration, Software Implementation, Project Management, Operations, Marketing, Sales, and Customer service, User Support and Training, System Maintenance.

    Experienced in Project Management & team management involving varied industries including telecommunication, manufacturing, construction, high technology, trading, hotel and tourism, money exchange, pharmaceutical, banking and petroleum.

    Holder of Masters of Business Administration Major, IT and Diploma in IT Management and Diploma in Marketing and Management from American University of Cairo including Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from Cairo University.

    Specialties: IT Management, Business Development, Telecommunications, Sales, Marketing, ERP and Project Managmenet 

Hamdy Khalil
  • Hamdy Khalil
  • CTO
  • CTO
  • eSpace
  • eSpace
  • Egypt

Ghada El Khayat
  • Ghada El Khayat
  • Professor
  • Professor
  • Alexandria University
  • Alexandria Universit..
  • Egypt

Rabih Mokbal
  • Rabih Mokbal
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • Venture Lifestyle
  • Venture Lifestyle
  • Egypt

Sherif Saleh
  • Sherif Saleh
  • Head of Marketing
  • Head of Marketing
  • Mountain View
  • Mountain View
  • Egypt
  • Sherif is a well rounded business practitioner with extensive marketing & management experience with top global & local companies in the Middle East & Africa region. He has an amazing mix of experiences with different categories such as personal & home care products, food & beverage, confectionary and most recently real estate. As Marketing Director, Sherif helped in the success journey of Misr Italia Properties to become one of the top real estate developers in Egypt in terms of contracted sales. He is now leading the marketing team of Mountain View.

    Previous roles included working as Region Marketing Manager for PepsiCo Middle East & Africa handling brand Pepsi. Prior to that, Sherif was the Head of Marketing for Danone Premium Beverages Middle East & Indian Ocean, Regional Brand Manager for Coca-Cola Middle East based in Bahrain and Regional Brand Manager for Unilever North Africa, Middle East & Turkey, based in Egypt handling oral care brands Signal & Close Up. He started his career in 1999 with the marketing consultancy, Marketing Mix, where he worked on several big local brands in their turnaround efforts.

    Over the years, he received several company performance and achievement awards for growth and market share gains. Additionally, his work received several awards such as the International Advertising Association's (IAA) INTERAD V, AUC Annual Advertising Award, Dubai Lynx Golden Award and was nominated for Cannes Lions Award.

    Sherif holds an MBA degree from Georgia State University and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from AUC.

    He is also a founding member in the International Social Marketing Association and is a Board Member at Nahdet El Mahrousa, one of Egypt’s most active NGO’s.

    Specialties: Brand Management, Brand Building, Brand Development, P&L Management, New Product Development, Strategic Planning, Digital & Social Media, Advertising Development, Market Research, Public Relations, Commercial Due Diligence 

Zeyad El Sayad
  • Zeyad El Sayad
  • Architect / Lecturer of Architectural Engineering
  • Architect / Lecturer..
  • Alexandria University
  • Alexandria Universit..
  • Egypt
  • Lecturer of Architectural Engineering in Alexandria University and Director of ElSayad Associates Architectural consultancy firm, with a Phd in Intelligent Architecture. Founder of the Virtual Reality lab in AU hosting the second CAVE setup in Egypt, he has numerous research in the fields of VR and sustainable architecture and cities. On the administrative level, he has been a former member of the technical office of the Educational Development Fund headed by HE the prime minister and a current member of the heritage conservation committee of Alexandria. As a practicing architect with 200+ realized projects, meticulous work has been always given to details focusing on heritage conservation and adaptive reuse projects.


Kamal Shawky
  • Kamal Shawky
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • TEA Engineering Services
  • TEA Engineering Serv..
  • Egypt
  • CEO of TEA Engineering Services, He holds a (IEng) Member of ICE - institutions of civil engineers (ICE is one of the worlds).

    Author of Revit Structure Fundamental 2012 Book and Building Information Modeling Book & he is Certified Professional For Autodesk Revit Program (Architecture and Structure) From 2012 to 2019

    the Chair of the Egypt BIM day the largest BIM gathering in Egypt & he is one of the Egypt BIM Day Speaker.

    the Co-Founder of BIM arabia Magazine 

Sherif Yassin
  • Sherif Yassin
  • VP of IT
  • VP of IT
  • Palm Hills
  • Palm Hills
  • Egypt
  • Mr. Sherif Yassin carries 19 years of experience in the fields of Information Technology and Project Management. Mr. Yassin has joined Palm Hills Developments in October 2017 in the capacity of Vice President of IT & E-Compound. Prior to joining Palm Hills, Mr. Yassin was a Senior IT & Business Consultant. He started his career in 1998 in The American University Cairo and progressed to several leading roles in local Telecom companies and other international companies, namely Schlumberger and IBM. From 2007 till 2015, Mr. Yassin was part of the global HP & P&G Technology team in the capacity of Account Delivery Manager for Middle East & Africa, managing regional operations and delivering a number of key projects across the globe.

    Mr. Yassin holds a B.Sc. degree in Physics from the American University in Cairo in 1998. 

Jailan Yousri
  • Jailan Yousri
  • Group Digital Communications Manager
  • Group Digital Commun..
  • Cleopatra Hospitals Group
  • Cleopatra Hospitals..
  • Egypt
  • MarCom and MarTech guru, before working in Marketing and Media, She has got he professional masters in Freight Forwarding business and Economy, then shifted her career to Digital Advertising and Business Development. She has worked on the agency-side, client-side building marketing teams for clients and in house. In the last 5 years, she has specialized in Healthtech industry and its Digitalization.

Ola Yousry
  • Ola Yousry
  • Architect and BIM specialist
  • Architect and BIM sp..
  • Dar Al-Handasah
  • Dar Al-Handasah
  • Egypt

Sherine Zaklama
  • Sherine Zaklama
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • RADA PR
  • RADA PR
  • Egypt

  • Dr. Zaklama has conducted research studies in diversified categories (FMCGs, IT, Small and Medium Size Enterprises, Financial Institutes, medical firms and social studies).

    She also trained and evaluated marketers and NGO’s to the state-of-the-art techniques of research, qualitative and quantitative involving moderation, questionnaire construction, report writing, selecting methodologies and sampling.

    Along with her work in RadaResearch, she is a part time professor at the American University in Cairo (AUC) and Misr International University (MIU), as well as a distinguished trainer with the Burke Institute for the training programs of the NGO’s in Egypt and a trainer for the Media Development Programs in Egypt, funded by the USAID.

    Dr. Zaklama is an internationally accredited trainer by The Chartered Institute of Public Relations in England “CIPR”, the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) in England. She is also an accredited trainer at the American University in Cairo.

    Leading multinationals in Egypt have accredited her: “The best moderator in the Middle East”.

    Dr. Zaklama won the GALLUP INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR: The most outstanding presentation given at the Belgrade conference in May 2005


Mohamed Talaat
  • Mohamed Talaat
  • Chairman & CEO
  • Chairman & CEO
  • MTH Architecture
  • MTH Architecture
  • Egypt

Rama Safty
  • Rama Safty
  • Country Director
  • Country Director
  • Andela Egypt
  • Andela Egypt
  • Egypt
  • Rama El Safty is the Country Director at Andela Egypt, a technology company that’s solving the global technical talent shortage by building distributed engineering teams with Africa’s top software developers. As Country Director, Rama provides programmatic, strategic and operational leadership to the Egypt office.

    Rama is a seasoned global executive with over 20 years of experience in the technology sector with diverse experience in sales & distribution, operations and business transformation. Before joining Andela, Rama led teams at IBM, Lenovo and Dell working across different continents, moving from Cairo to Dubai to Paris. She recently moved back to Egypt to act on her long-time desire to help build the future of technology in her home country. Her energy and passion for building a great organization in Africa are contagious. In her own words, "dare to dream, believe in yourself, follow your passion and help build a better world".

    Rama holds a BSc in Computer Science from The American University in Cairo and an Executive MBA from HEC Paris in General Management and Entrepreneurship.

Ghada Sharif
  • Ghada Sharif
  • Executive Director
  • Executive Director
  • T20
  • T20
  • Egypt
  • Hi! My journey is no different than yours, and many others who have always had the persisting call of “there must be something more to this life”. From there on I have been weeding through the noise of life to find my unique voice and pursue a journey that transcends out of my core essence.

    I am a non-conformist, free spirit, anti-pre-packaged checklists, concepts or definitions for ways of living, anti-mainstream anything for that matter! I am all for roads less travelled and believe there are no short-cuts to life!

    Here is a snapshot of my professional and academic background:
        An Egyptian-British, with 22 years of international experience in New York, Dubai, London and Cairo. With the majority of my core career years in London, arriving back in Egypt for projects and consultancy work in January 2011.

        My core professional experience is with multi-nationals in the areas of International Projects and Partnerships Management, Business Development, Services Experience Innovation, Advocacy, Capacity Building and the full suite of Performance Marketing.

        Worked with a international organisation in diverse business sectors. this includes, but not limited to: Rolls Royce HQ (UK), American Field Service (NYC &Cairo), The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (UK), Department for Trade and Investment (Entrepreneurship projects) (UK), Hewlett Packard Middle East (Dubai &Cairo), British Council (Cairo), Plan International Strategic Partnerships and Advocacy (Cairo), USAID Strengthening Entrepreneurship Project (Cairo).
     
        Acquired graduate, postgraduate and professional degrees in the multi-disciplines of Economics, Performance Marketing, Filmmaking, Coaching, Mentoring, Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy, Practical Philosophy, Positive and Transcendental Psychology.  With all postgraduate and professional studies earned from England.

        In 2007, besides my main job, launched my practice in Hampstead, London, offering Inner wellbeing experiences, through group and 1:1 sessions and workshops. The practice’s work is stemmed from a holistic approach of working on a mind, body, heart and soul wellbeing and out of the belief that our inner wellbeing is the core through which all else transcends. The practice’s experiences adopts an integrated approach combining a wide spectrum of learnings from cognitive behavioural psychotherapy, coaching (niches: inner well-being, life skills, creative performance, inner leadership &transformation, social entrepreneurship &well-being at the workplace (Culture &DNA), drama and art therapy, transpersonal and positive psychology. The practice’s work has been on going in parallel besides my main corporate job and both represent an equally passionate route to my advancement in life.

        A published creative writer and mentored a large number of start-ups; many of them are prime players in the eco-system.



Raed Abdallah
  • Raed Abdallah
  • General Manager
  • General Manager
  • Med Angels
  • Med Angels
  • Germany
  • Strategy-driven management consultant with proven history in delivering financial performance management solutions across multiple geographies and industries.

    Currently passionate enabler for StartUp Businesses and Promoter for state of the art FinTech & GRC solutions across EMEA 

Dr. Noha Adly
  • Dr. Noha Adly
  • Professor / Scientific Advisor to the Director
  • Professor / Scientif..
  • Alexandria University / Bibliotheca Alexandrina
  • Alexandria Universit..
  • Egypt
  • Dr. Adly is a Professor of Computer & Systems Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University. She is also the Scientific Advisor to Director of the Bibliotehca Alexandrina as well as head of SIMAR “Serageldin Institute for Multi-disciplinary Advanced Researchâ€‌ at Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA), Egypt. She has obtained her PhD in Computer Science from Cambridge University, UK in 1995. She has served in several positions since 1988 locally and abroad. Until February 2013, Dr. Adly served as Head of ICT sector at BA where she was responsible for the BA's overall ICT strategy & the design and implementation of its digital initiatives then she was appointed as First Deputy to the Minister of Communications & Information Technology until 2016. She is author/co-author of more than 50 publications in peer reviewed journals and scientific conferences.

Albert Colomer
  • Albert Colomer
  • President
  • President
  • BANC
  • BANC
  • Spain
  •  "Albert Colomer i Espinet 

    President Autoocupacio 

    Albert is an innovative social entrepreneur, entrepreneurship guru and active Business Angel. 

    Driven by the power of entrepreneurship to tackle both personal and social challenges, Albert co-founded (1986) and presently chairs Autoocupacio, an independent NGO charity, committed to the empowerment of entrepreneurs and to support them through all stages of business development, by means of training, counseling, mentoring and financing. Together with the involvement of public and private institutions as well as fellow partners, Autoocupacio has helped thousands of start-ups and entrepreneurs to get born, to grow and to scale up.  

    During his career as a consultant, manager, advisor, early stage investor and coach, Albert has gathered profound knowledge of the entrepreneurial skills. He is a passionate entrepreneur's coach as well as an inspiring and compelling speaker, as well as recipient of the Euronews EU Business Personality of the Year 2017 Award.

    Pursuing his life's mission, Albert founded Youth Business Spain, an organization devoted to helping the young generations to startup and to grow their own business. Presently, Albert serves as Board member of Youth Business Spain which in turn is part of the worldwide network Youth Business International. After organizing several organizing Global Entrepreneurship Week in Spain he have been appointed Spanish country manager on the Global Entrepreneurship Network.

    Albert has also had a role as think tank guru, lobbyer and policy maker: as President of CAT Formacio (trade union representing the Catalan training sector), as well as member of both the Catalan and the Spanish Employers' Confederations (CECOT and FOMENT, respectively), Albert main achievement has been to successfully shape pro-enterprise policies for business to seize market opportunities, thus removing barriers for growth and liberalizing economic activities.  

    Furthermore, Albert was also member of the Advisory Board of the Catalan Institute of Finance, the public financing institution of the Government of Catalonia. Being appointed by the highest institution in Catalonia (the very same Parliament of Catalonia), Albert designed and helped to set up the first Catalan Microcredit Facility for those collectivities that do not have regular access to the most traditional and low-risk-focused financial institutions. In addition, Albert is also partner in a myriad of companies specialized in training, design, consulting and project management. 

    To go on, Albert has been at the forefront of the angel investor movement in Spain and Europe, since its very beginning. In 2002, he founded BANC (Business Angels Network Catalunya) the first of its kind to operate in Catalunya. Later on, he fostered the creation of the first Spanish Federation of Business Angels Networks, Fundacion ESBAN (2006).  ESBAN Foundation main goals are to raise awareness and to promote Angel investment activities and Business Angels Networks as a way to boost entrepreneurship and economic growth in Spain. ESBAN Foundation also lobbies the Spanish institutions to set up a legal and fiscal framework for the Business Angel asset class.  

    Being an active participant in the most top-ranked international early stage and entrepreneurial events, as well as recipient of the Honorary Award to the Largest Contribution to the EBAN Board of Directors, Albert is a proud Board member of the EBAN (European Trade Association for Business Angels, Seed Funds, and other Early Stage Market Players) since 2003. Together with pioneer Business Angels from five continents, he was involved in the creation of the WBAA (World Business Angels Association), the international platform for the exchange of information and best practices between Business Angels worldwide. Today, he is involved in the Global Business Angels Network GBAN, now part of the GEW movement. 

    Driven by social and impact investing, Albert's last innovative venture is Reempresa - the first SMEs transfer marketplace in Catalonia - succession planning, small companies looking to wind down are paired with interested buyers through an online matching system and an intensive business education and assistance program, avoiding starting from scratch. 

    Passionate speaker and inspiring writer, Albert holds a Master's Degree in Economic and Business Sciences from Barcelona University UAB. His books on management, entrepreneurship and investment, i.e Steps and Costs for setting up a self-employment project (six editions) or  Business Angels: driving the business innovation, or his Entrepreneurship Library‌ have helped thousands of readers on his entrepreneurial pathway  "


Omar Ekram
  • Omar Ekram
  • Partner
  • Partner
  • TCV
  • TCV
  • Egypt
  • "Omar Ekram is a Partner of TCV (Previously Tanmiya Capital Ventures), a private equity firm focused on the Egyptian SME market. Ekram is a member of TCV's Investment Committee

    Ekram also serves as chairman of TCV1, TCV's maiden fund launched in 2017 with investments in Agri Processing, Food Solutions and Financial Services

    Ekram previously held various positions within the Investment Banking Division of EFG Hermes, During his tenure there, Omar advised on and completed a number of notable transactions with values in excess of USD 1 bn including: the sale of Credit Libanais by EFG Hermes Holding, the Emaar Misr IPO; the Arabian Cement Company IPO; the accelerated Book Building for GB Auto; the sale of Cleopatra Hospital to the Abraaj Group; and the rights issue for GB Auto among others

    Ekram earned a BA degree in Economics and Finance, with minors in Computer Science and Mathematics, from the American University in Cairo and Columbia University in the City of New York; he is also a Chartered Financial Analyst"


Farouq Hassan
  • Farouq Hassan
  • Chapter -Director
  • Chapter -Director
  • Startup Grind
  • Startup Grind
  • Egypt
  • Farouq is a motivated and passionate person his aim always to make a change and creating new opportunity , His Major is Computer Engineering but he always want to know about Business to know all aspects about the startup he started doing by practice when he was Founder and Former CEO at Egypreonics it's a tech startup that work in the security solution , then he studied Business as a second Major at Kelley school of Business at Indiana university . His aim to develop the Ecosystem curently he works as Entrepreneurship and business literacy trainer at Injaz Egypt Foundation it's related to junior Achievement Foundation , he gave more that 40 Trainings for 2600 students and entrepreneurs about how to start this business in a different areas in Egypt also he is one of Co-Founders and Business Development Director behind a www.frien10.com it's a new friend stream tool that aim to know a new friends have the same interest and passion in a secure way 


Waleed Mansour
  • Waleed Mansour
  • Program Manager - Climate and Energy
  • Program Manager - Cl..
  • Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES)
  • Friedrich Ebert Stif..
  • Egypt
  • Waleed Mansour is the Climate and Energy program manager at the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Cairo office. He holds a Masters of Science degree in Environmental Management and sustainable development from the University of Twente in the Netherlands, waleed studied in various European environmental institutions including life sciences university of Copenhagen, university of Coblenz Landau and the university of Kassle in Germany. He also worked as program officer at the Swedish Institute Alexandria on climate, heritage and sustainability as well as other organizations such as giz, UNIDO and Heinrich Boll Foundation.

Waleed El-Moghazy
  • Waleed El-Moghazy
  • Egypt

Khaled Nasser
  • Khaled Nasser
  • Regional Director
  • Regional Director
  • RE/MAX Egypt & UAE
  • RE/MAX Egypt & UAE
  • Egypt
  • Born on June 10th, 1976 in Dubai, Khaled Nasser is of Egyptian/Canadian descent. He holds a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada (2001). His key sectors of expertise are engineering, franchising, business development, general management, and corporate structuring.

    Khaled Nasser worked as CEO for Drake & Scull Contracting in Egypt (2008-2011); prior to that he worked up his career in the oil, gas and renewable energy industries in prime organizations such as Halliburton and Guelph Hydro in North America (2001-2008).

    Khaled Nasser founded RE/MAX Egypt in 2012, with a vision to change the real estate brokerage industry in Egypt by building the country’s largest network of offices and agents. In 2018, he took over ownership of the master franchise of RE/MAX UAE and has since been effectively building and growing the brand’s presence and strength in the UAE. With a diverse management background, Khaled has also successfully managed and supported variously sized organizations locally and internationally; from inception to operation. He has successfully structured business plans (financial, operational and organizational) and achieved goals consistent with shareholders’ ambitions.

Youssef Aly
  • Youssef Aly
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • eSpace for Software Development
  • eSpace for Software..
  • Egypt
  • Youssef is an accomplished executive with 19 years of experience in the software industry, he obtained his bachelor degree in computer science from Alexandria University in 2000, and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the field of ICT.

    Currently , Youssef is the CEO of eSpace for Software Development ,he is leading his highly qualified team in eSpace towards its vision of becoming the center of excellence for software development in the middle east , he led eSpace to work with fortune firms like Vodafone, Etisalat and Ministry of State for Administrative Development where he efficiently met unique organizational and technical experiences.

    Prior to joining eSpace, Youssef was an information analyst at HP where he quickly advanced his ICT practice.He served as a software architect of Ejada and IBM.

    In a previous position as an IT consultant he helped Xeon Financial Services to improve their business performance through the use of information technology solutions.

    Youssef has extensive international travels and business experience which took him to various countries in the Middle East , North Africa (MENA) and Europe.

    He is a frequent speaker member of Cairo ICT, ASITA and Techne. summit. Also, he is a board member in Alexandria Software and IT Association (ASITA).

Hussein Fahmy
  • Hussein Fahmy
  • Executive Technical Consultant
  • Executive Technical..
  • Ministry of Emigration of Egypt
  • Ministry of Emigrati..
  • Egypt
  • An award winner digital transformation consulting manager specialized in delivery management, and leading projects to digitally transform organizations. My industry focus includes the public sector, sales and supply chain management, and financial services. Besides, I am a part-time entrepreneur who believes in innovative user-centric solutions that generate value to the society through disruption and digitalization.

Ahmed Maher
  • Ahmed Maher
  • Marketing Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • 2B
  • 2B
  • Egypt

Ahmed Elmeleegy
  • Ahmed Elmeleegy
  • Growth Consultant
  • Growth Consultant
  • GO-V
  • GO-V
  • Egypt
  • Ahmed Elmeleegy began his career at IBM, where he developed an appreciation for data and its impact on business decisions. He then joined Go-V Studios, to explore the potential of technologies like AR/VR and their business applications. He is now focused on helping Go-V Studios grow its offerings and its market presence.

Khaled ElNimr
  • Khaled ElNimr
  • Head of E-commerce & Retail
  • Head of E-commerce &..
  • Cottonil
  • Cottonil
  • Egypt
  • Khaled is the Chief Executive officer of tigle innovation and chief innovation officer of FwRun, and thus is responsible for launching and managing a Cottonil Shop

    Khaled has a wide experience in a retail industry in Egypt, He focused his practice on corporate and commercial practice area , So he continues to build and grow Cottonil shops in Egypt

    Khaled Elnimr 'll talk us about Future of Retail industry, The proliferation of value-driven retail and Shift from driving transactions to building a long term relationships

Sarah Walid
  • Sarah Walid
  • Business Development Manager
  • Business Development..
  • Markade corporate identity
  • Markade corporate id..
  • Egypt

Ali Youssef
  • Ali Youssef
  • Co-Founder / COO
  • Co-Founder / COO
  • Seha Health care
  • Seha Health care
  • Egypt
  • Ali is an MD who aims to raise quality of healthcare services in Egypt, with an extensive experience in the healthcare business sector, in addition to getting his hospital quality management diploma, and a Masters in health economics.

    Ali is in charge of business and operations at Seha Healthcare, he leads the business transformation and turn around in the acquired hospitals. Seha is building an integrated healthcare platform in Egypt with the vision of transforming healthcare services in the country. It has invested in diagnostics, specialty centers, and hospitals. Currently focusing on building a hospital platform for the mid-income segment across the main medical hubs in Egypt.

    Ali is a serial entrepreneur who started his professional life right after graduation with founding City Clinic, a chain of polyclinics across Cairo serving more than 100,000 patients annually, and soon to expand across the nation. Ali is always looking for innovative ideas in the health care sector.

Shaimaa Abdelaziz
  • Shaimaa Abdelaziz
  • Executive Director
  • Executive Director
  • Alexandria Software & IT Association ( ASITA)
  • Alexandria Software..
  • Egypt
  • Shaimaa Abdelaziz is an HR & Business Management Consultant with 10 years of experience in the IT and Software Development enterprises field.

Taha Desouky
  • Taha Desouky
  • Standup Comedian
  • Standup Comedian
  • Egypt
  • Started my career as Standup comedian Since 2013

    Comedy language(s): Arabic

    Based in: Cairo -

    Has performed in: AUC Theater, El Sawy Culture wheel, Bibliotheca Alexandria and alot of theaters around Egypt

    Has perfomed with: alot of comedians "adham Abd elsalam, Mohamed Salem, Ali Qandil, Ali El Tayeb, Alaa El Sheikh" and a lot of platforms like "the Glocal, Kharabeesh - خرابيش, AlarabyTV"..

    Aim to get the stand up comedy field to be mainstream, a well beloved and respected medium, and to spread the “Comedy Clubs” culture in Egypt like it is in the rest of the countries

Zeina Fouda
  • Zeina Fouda
  • Senior Associate, Marketing & Communications
  • Senior Associate, Ma..
  • Endeavor Egypt
  • Endeavor Egypt
  • Egypt

Ali Ghannam
  • Ali Ghannam
  • Lawyer
  • Lawyer
  • El-Shawarby, Attorneys At Law
  • El-Shawarby, Attorne..
  • Egypt

Lenah Hafez
  • Lenah Hafez
  • Research officer
  • Research officer
  • StartEgypt (Flat6labs)
  • StartEgypt (Flat6lab..
  • Egypt
  • Lenah works as a Research Officer at StartEgypt initiative, which is an Egyptian program funded by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID), supported by International Finance Corporation (IFC), and powered by Flat6Labs.

    She is working on conducting in-depth interviews and surveys with Egypt's entrepreneurial ecosystem stakeholders (startups, support organizations, investors, etc.) to identify the challenges and obstacles they are facing, addressing their issues and needs, and eventually help change laws and regulations in their favor.


Hajar Hamza
  • Hajar Hamza
  • Lawyer
  • Lawyer
  • El-Shawarby, Attorneys At Law
  • El-Shawarby, Attorne..
  • Egypt

Mohamed Helmy
  • Mohamed Helmy
  • Engineer/Stand-up Comedian
  • Engineer/Stand-up Co..
  • Solarize/HelmyMan Events
  • Solarize/HelmyMan Ev..
  • Egypt
  • Mohamed Helmy, a 25 year old engineer and a professional stand-up comedian.

    He started his stand-up career in 2016 firstly in Alexandria to later expand his solo performances to Cairo, Gouna and Ras Sudr.

    In 2018, he founded “HelmyMan Events” through which he organizes stand-up comedy events such as “The Comedy Bunker” and comedy open mics such as “Comedy Monsters” trying to provides a creative and empowering platform for stand-up comedians.

    In 2019, he introduced to the Egyptian comedy scene “The Roast League” and organized comedy gigs with Roast Battles for the First time in Egypt.

Mohamed Hossam
  • Mohamed Hossam
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Chief Technology Off..
  • Kashier Payment Solutions
  • Kashier Payment Solu..
  • Egypt
  • Mohamed Hossam is an IT professional with a wide range of expertise within the Technology industry. Mohamed's competence and passion when it comes to his work has enabled him to lead and participate in various consultancy, development and implementation projects with multiple fortune 500 companies during the past 8 years. Mohamed is currently on the board of multiple technology driven organisations and works out of Cairo.

Shady Khalil
  • Shady Khalil
  • Co-Founder
  • Co-Founder
  • Greenish
  • Greenish
  • Egypt
  • Shady Abdalla, Cofounder and Managing director of Greenish. He cofounded VeryNile as well, which is a joint-initiative  with Bassita to clean the Nile by 2030. Shady is environmentalist, entrepreneur and an artist with a passion to make the world plastic free, sustainable and safe to the future generations.


Mohamed Morsy
  • Mohamed Morsy
  • Country Head - Egypt & Yemen
  • Country Head - Egypt..
  • Finance in Motion GmbH
  • Finance in Motion Gm..
  • Germany
  • Mr. Morsy currently oversees the operations of Finance in Motion (“FiM”) in Egypt and Yemen. FiM is an asset management company based in Frankfurt and is the Advisor for the SANAD and the Green for Growth Fund that both provide financing to financial institutions and corporates in order to facilitate access of finance to SMEs and promote renewable energy and energy efficiency . Mr. Morsy has been working for FiM for almost eight years. Mr. Morsy has extensive experience in the areas of investment banking, credit risk management and corporate lending, both locally and regionally. Before joining FiM in 2012, he was an investment banking manager at Prime Capital (2011-2012). Mr. Morsy also led the corporate lending activities for the Cairo area at Egypt’s second largest private bank - Arab African International Bank ‘’AAIB’’ (2005-2010). During his tenure at AAIB, he led several syndicated loans in tourism steel, telecom, cement and petrochemicals.

    Mr. Morsy holds a Masters in Investment Banking and Islamic finance from Henley Business School (UK) and an MBA from the University of New Brunswick (Canada).

    Mr. Morsy is a also a visiting fellow at the MBA program of at the Maastricht school of business and has delivered numerous academic and executives courses in credit risk management, bank management, corporate finance, Islamic finance, financial planning, business administration, human resources, and economics, both inside and outside Egypt.

Clorinda Siag
  • Clorinda Siag
  • Co-Founder
  • Co-Founder
  • Trendster.io
  • Trendster.io
  • Egypt
  • Clorinda Siag is a 28-year-old Egyptian who graduated from Central Saint Martins in London, studying fashion communication. During her time in London, she worked with world-class designer brands, such as Tom Ford, and returned to Egypt with a mission to elevate the fashion scene. She started working at a fashion event management company in Egypt called Cairo Fashion Festival and today transformed its flagship event into the biggest fashion event in the country. Clorinda has a great appetite for fashion, especially when it comes to discovering local talent. She has worked with names like Malak El Ezzawy, Farida Temraza and Norine Farah, arguably some of the biggest names in the business. In her position as Managing partner of Cairo Fashion Festival, Clorinda aims to influence the fashion industry by tackling important topics such as education, funding, and exposure. She ultimately wants to transform Egyptian ideologies about fashion, and introduce new ways for aspiring designers and stylists to enter the industry. She has also recently founded her own company, Trendster.io, a website dedicated to connecting social media influencers to brands hungry to reach their target market, by helping them form creative partnerships, as well as drive successful campaigns.

Mostafa Abbas Tofy
  • Mostafa Abbas Tofy
  • Standup Comedian
  • Standup Comedian
  • Egypt
  • Standup comedian from 5 years ago, willing to let people laugh and know more about standup comedy

Azza Yehia
  • Azza Yehia
  • Data and Research Director
  • Data and Research Di..
  • ArabNet
  • ArabNet
  • Lebanon
  • Azza Yehia, the Research and Data Director at ArabNet, leads the Business Intelligence unit centered on producing reports featuring fresh data and insights focused on tech business and innovation in the MENA region. An American University of Beirut graduate, Azza has research experience spanning over 15 plus years throughout the MENA.


Ayman Ashour
  • Ayman Ashour
  • Principal
  • Principal
  • Newton International Management, LLC.
  • Newton International..
  • United States
  • Ayman S. Ashour is the Founder and Principal of Newton International Management, an advisory and investment firm focused on technology with special focus on mobility, payment, identification and security markets since 2000.

    Ashour served as Chairman and CEO for Identiv, (US:INVE, FRANKFURT:INV) which he joined in January 2010 following the combination of Bluehill ID and SCM Microsystems. Ashour earlier founded Bluehill ID AG, an RFID technology company in 2007.

    Ashour’s professional experience includes several executive positions within the security and identification technology industries. He has served as CEO of Assa Abloy’s Identification Technology Group (ITG), where he was responsible for building one of the most successful RFID companies. He was Regional Managing Director of Williams PLC. In the the Asia Pacific region, where he was responsible for the Chubb Security, Kidde and Yale brands in Asia as well as the global operations of Guardforce and the Chubb Physical Security Group. Ashour earlier served as President of a number of Kidde units in North America, Global Marketing Director of Kidde in the UK.

    Ashour has B.Sc in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Diploma in International Arbitration Law and serves as Adjunct Lecturer at Suffolk University in Boston, MA where, he has been teaching M&A at the Sawyer Business School for their MBA program since 2004.

Zeina Mandour
  • Zeina Mandour
  • General Manager
  • General Manager
  • The Cairo Angels
  • The Cairo Angels
  • Egypt
  • Zeina Mandour is the General Manager of Cairo Angels, handling strategic and day-to-day operations at the network. Zeina started her career in financial consulting at the Egyptian Ministry of Transport , then joined Logic Management Consulting as Senior Business Analyst for over two years. She then moved to Ironwood Investments, a boutique private equity firm based in Cairo as Senior Associate.

    Zeina received her Bachelor in Business Administration with concentration in Finance from the American University in Cairo 2014.

Hassan Gabr
  • Hassan Gabr
  • Founder
  • Founder
  • Gorilla Inc.
  • Gorilla Inc.
  • Egypt

Ahmed Hegazy
  • Ahmed Hegazy
  • Investment Associate
  • Investment Associate
  • The Cairo Angels
  • The Cairo Angels
  • Egypt
  • Ahmed Hegazy is an Investment Associate at Cairo Angels; he responsible for screening, analyzing, and providing feedback to developing companies. Ahmed is mainly focused on conducting diligence on tech-based companies, and is personally interested the field of healthcare technology, automotive markets, and logistics.

    Ahmed holds a Bachelor of Accounting from the American University in Cairo.

Rasha Tantawy
  • Rasha Tantawy
  • Head of Entrepreneurship
  • Head of Entrepreneur..
  • TIEC
  • TIEC
  • Egypt
  • Rasha is the head of Business Support and Entrepreneurship at the Technology Innovation and entrepreneurship Center (TIEC), ITIDA. Rasha has built extensive networks and assets in the global entrepreneurial marketplace. An entrepreneur herself is currently on board her company; AGTA packaging. Prior to her position in government, Rasha worked in the construction management as the regional manager of HartMannEgypt. Rasha joined TIEC at its inception, heading the Entrepreneurship department and developing business support programs for startups, SMEs and entrepreneurs in ICT such as the Accelerator program, Egypt Mobile Monday Chapter. Rasha was part of the team that compiled the ICT2020 strategy for Egypt in 2013. She was also part of the team that launched the first innovation portal for Egypt in Arabic, egyptinnovate.com. She is currently heading the policy advocacy program with a focus on policies for entrepreneurial education. Rasha runs uniquely designed policy hacking workshops where innovative policy solutions to entrepreneurship problems may be developed.  Her design has won first place globally in 2017 by the Global Entrepreneurship Network.

    Rasha participates in local and international conferences as a speaker and trainer at various leading universities on entrepreneurship, developing entrepreneurial environments, business modeling and validation, and role of government. She works closely with international entities like the EIB, ALECSA, ANIMA, ESCWA, the UNDP and the CMI on entrepreneurship and innovation projects for the MENA and the EuroMED region. Rasha has worked with and consulted with various European commission projects as part of FP7 and H2020. Her consultancy work includes developing the MENA innovation index, developing KPIs for Technology Parks and developing innovation diagnostic tools for SMEs in these regions and entrepreneurship policy design

    Rasha loves to help other entrepreneurs, women and youth reach for the stars, regularly mentoring them. Rasha holds a Masters in Civil Engineering from Alexandria University, a Masters in Management of Technology from Nile University and a DBA in youth entrepreneurship in developing countries from the University of Switzerland.


Maged Elkady
  • Maged Elkady
  • Country Solution Manager
  • Country Solution Man..
  • Dormakaba Middle East
  • Dormakaba Middle Eas..

Rehab Abd El Meguid
  • Rehab Abd El Meguid
  • Founder and Managing Director / Lecturer in Cairo University School of Medicine
  • Founder and Managing..
  • EatHeal
  • EatHeal
  • Egypt
  • Dr. Rehab Abd El Meguid received her Medical degree from Cairo University School of Medicine, then earned her Masters and Medical Doctorate degree from Department of Oncology and Nuclear Medicine in Cairo University School of Medicine where she currently works as a lecturer.

    Dr. Rehab was trained in Clinical Nutrition in prestigious academic institutions in USA like George Washington University Hospital, Lombardi Cancer Centre, Georgetown University Hospital, both in Washington DC , National Cancer Institute, Maryland, Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans. Her professional interests focus on Clinical Nutrition with a special interest in Oncology Nutrition and Cancer prevention & survivorship.

    She is very passionate about the broad concept of “Food as Medicine”

    She was fortunate to have been able to help numerous patients through her work in public and private hospitals and in her private clinic.

    Dr. Rehab has been featured many times in some of the most popular TV shows. She also hosted her own TV show in 2018 “Wasfa we Tabkha”.


    EatHeal

    Dr. Rehab Created Eatheal in 2019. Eatheal is medically tailored nutrition & food service provider. Services include meal  planning, prepared meal delivery and nutrition counseling. EatHeal serves people who have special medical or health conditions and are in need for special diets. It also supports individuals along their weight management journey and caters to those who aspire for a healthy lifestyle.


    Dr. Rehab is a wife and a mother of three children.

Youssef Gamaledin
  • Youssef Gamaledin
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Alexandria Angels
  • Alexandria Angels
  • Egypt
  • Tennis player, Hult Prize Campus Director and Hult Prize Regional Finalist.


Ahmed Amin
  • Ahmed Amin
  • Founder
  • Founder
  • AUC Angels
  • AUC Angels
  • Egypt

Muhammed Hegazy
  • Muhammed Hegazy
  • Investment Associate
  • Investment Associate
  • Cairo Angels
  • Cairo Angels
  • Egypt

Ashraf Tawakol
  • Ashraf Tawakol
  • Founder & CEO
  • Founder & CEO
  • FortyNine
  • FortyNine
  • Egypt