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2021

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H.E. Amr Talaat
  • H.E. Amr Talaat
  • Minister of Communic..
  • Minister of Communications and Information Technology
  • 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.

Mustafa Shamseldin
  • Mustafa Shamseldin
  • CMO Africa, Middle E..
  • CMO Africa, Middle East, and South Asia
  • PepsiCo
  • PepsiCo
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Mustafa Shamseldin is Senior VP & CMO – Africa, Middle East & South Asia at PepsiCo. 

     

    He has more than 23 years of general management, sales, and marketing experience leading small and large scale enterprises covering more than 50 countries across four continents. He managed multi-billion dollar businesses, led some of the most valuable global brands and trademarks, created and launched numerous successful products and innovations, and built new brands from scratch. 

     

    In his role as CMO for the AMESA sector, he leads the development of PepsiCo’s total portfolio of foods and beverages across one of the company’s key geographies and future growth drivers, with responsibility for the marketing, insights and innovation functions. He is also a member of the PepsiCo’s Global Marketing Leadership Council. In 2020 he was recognized by Forbes magazine the Middle East as one of the top 50 most influential marketing and communications executives in the region. 

     

    Mustafa has been with PepsiCo since 2008 when he started as the Marketing Director for Pepsi Cola Egypt, before moving to different roles across the region including GCC Marketing Director, General Manager Saudi & Yemen Beverages, Vice President for Sales & New Business Development and Senior VP for foods in Asia, Middle East, and North Africa. Prior to PepsiCo, 

     

    Mustafa worked across the Middle East, Turkey and Africa region in different companies including Procter & Gamble, Henkel, and Americana Foods. He has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical engineering from the American University in Cairo and has attended executive education and development programs at Wharton Business School and Cranfield School of Management. 

     

    His passions are social and economic development and the support for startups and small businesses, which he has fulfilled through mentorship, judging in major startup competitions, as well as contributing to key publications as a guest writer. Mustafa is currently based in Dubai, UAE.

Hesham Afifi
  • Hesham Afifi
  • Director
  • Director
  • Egypt
  • Director and Content Creator

Noha Rizk
  • Noha Rizk
  • Director of Product..
  • Director of Product Marketing, Commerce & Connections
  • Facebook
  • Facebook
  • United States

Riad Armanios
  • Riad Armanios
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • Evapharma
  • Evapharma
  • Egypt
  • Riad is a serial entrepreneur that strives to empower the fight for health as a human right with a focus on Africa. He heads the Eva group which is one of the leading pharma and personal care organizations in the MENA region. Riad is an active member in the YPO (Young Presidents Association), Vice chairman of the Egyptian Industrial Chamber of Pharmaceuticals, founder and former president of the Association HBS alumni in Egypt. Moreover, Riad is the founder of "T20" foundation, a non-governmental organization that focuses on utilizing the knowledge of highly educated youth to develop people for social and economic improvement. Riad has a Bachelor of Pharmacy from Cairo University and an MBA degree from Harvard Business School.

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 SVP Innovation with Techstars. Chris published his first book about starting anything called Build The Fort and is currently writing a book on Startup Community Building.

Amal Enan
  • Amal Enan
  • Managing Director
  • Managing Director
  • Global Ventures
  • Global Ventures
  • Egypt
  • Amal Enan is a Managing Director at Global Ventures ‘GV’, the emerging markets VC fund leading their investments in North Africa and the Levant. Prior to Global Ventures, Amal was the former Executive Director of the Egyptian-American Enterprise Fund “EAEF”. Amal joined EAEF as the first of employee and since then, the organization grew to over USD 300 mn under management, seeded 4 first time fund managers and invested in a number of Egyptian companies that address high development needs in Egypt. Prior to EAEF, Amal was part of a team of economists at the Macro-Fiscal Policy Unit in the Ministry of Finance where she formulated reform policies, drafted sections of the State Budget and negotiated with international organizations on matters that touch the lives of millions of Egyptians. Before the Ministry of Finance, Amal built her investment experience at the International Finance Corporation where she was an Associate Investment Officer at the Infrastructure Department working on debt and equity projects in MENA. Amal started her career in the research department of EFG-Hermes as a junior economist and became a CFA Charter holder in the years to follow. Amal received an MBA degree from Harvard Business School, a Masters in Environment and Development from the London School of Economics and a Bachelors in Economics from Cairo University.

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 gets into the college, participates 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.

David S. Rose
  • David S. Rose
  • Founder | CEO | Asso..
  • Founder | CEO | Associate Founder
  • New York Angels | In..
  • New York Angels | Inc 500 | Singularity university
  • United States
  • David S. Rose is an Inc. 500 CEO, serial entrepreneur, super angel investor, best selling author, and keynote speaker who has founded or funded over 100 pioneering companies.

    He has been described by Forbes as "New York's Archangel", by BusinessWeek as a "world conquering entrepreneur", by Crain's New York Business as "the father of angel investing in New York", and by Red Herring magazine as "patriarch of Silicon Alley". He is the New York Times best-selling author of both Angel Investing: The Gust Guide to Making Money & Having Fun Investing in Startups and The Startup Checklist: 25 Steps to a Scalable, High-Growth Business.

Angela Lee
  • Angela Lee
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • 37 Angels
  • 37 Angels
  • United States
  • Angela Lee is a Professor of Practice and the Chief Innovation Officer at Columbia Business School where she teaches venture capital and leadership courses. Angela started her career in product management and then moved to consulting at McKinsey.  She has started 4 startups and is also the founder of 37 Angels, an investing network that has evaluated over 15000 startups, invested in 60+, and activates new investors through a startup investment bootcamp.

    Angela has spoken at the White House and NASA and is an expert in teaching online and making learning scalable.  She is a sought-after expert on CNBC, Bloomberg TV, MSNBC and Fox Business.  She was recognized by Inc. as one of 17 Inspiring Women to Watch in 2017, by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of 6 Innovative Women to Watch in 2015, and by Crain’s as a Notable Women in Tech in 2019.  In 2020, she was awarded the Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence at Columbia Business School.  She serves on the boards of Fresco Fund and Cariclub.

Peter Cowley
  • Peter Cowley
  • Angel investor and e..
  • Angel investor and entrepreneur
  • European Business An..
  • European Business Angel Network (EBAN)
  • United Kingdom
  • Peter Cowley, a Cambridge university technology graduate, founded and ran over a dozen businesses in technology and property over the last 39 years.  He has built up a portfolio of over 70 angel investments with eight good exits (including one that is 107X and returned all his invested cash) and twelve failures.  He is the President of the European Business Angel Network (EBAN), former chair of the Cambridge Business Angels, and was UK Angel of the Year 2014.  He has mentored hundreds of entrepreneurs and is on the board of nine startups. 

     

    In 2011, he founded and has since run Martlet: a Corporate Angel, investing (currently £8M) from the balance sheet of Marshall, a £2.5bn revenue Cambridge engineering company.  He is a fellow in Entrepreneurship at the Cambridge Judge Business School and on the investment committee of the UK Angel Co-fund.  He has also had 16 years’ experience as chair, treasurer, and trustee of the boards of seven charities.

     

    With his son, Alan, Peter is sharing his and others’ experience and anecdotes in order to educate angels and entrepreneurs via  The Invested Investor which publishes two books and 75+ podcasts.  Peter is a public speaker on entrepreneurship and angel investing throughout the world.

Neveen El Tahri
  • Neveen El Tahri
  • Chairperson
  • Chairperson
  • Delta Shield
  • Delta Shield
  • Egypt
  • Graduated from faculty of Economics & Political science, Cairo University and is an alumna of London Business School and Harvard Business School. Joined Commercial Int’l Bank (previously Chase National Bank of Egypt) in 1980 to ultimately head the Petroleum, Tourism & Electronic corporate banking divisions. With the revival of the Egyptian Capital Market in 1994 moved into the entrepreneurial space establishing Delta Brokerage, ABN AMRO Delta Asset Management 1997, Nuun Fund Services 2008, Upper Egypt Leasing 2009 and Delta Financial Investments 2007 which was to focus on incubating SME's; all of these were either fully or partially divested by 2011. Currently chairperson of Delta Shield for Investment, an organization founded after the 2011 revolution to focus on youth, entrepreneurship & SME activities that enhance growth and employment. Delta Shield span off it’s Incubator and Accelerator management to "Delta Inspire" to manage the newly established fund company “138 Pyramids” targeting Egyptian start-ups & early stage companies. The first woman to sit on the board of the Egyptian Stock Exchange and the Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority, El-Tahri was twice named by the Financial Times as one of the leading businesswomen in the Arab world, won various awards; locally for her contribution to the Egyptian investment environment and internationally for her economic empowerment of women. She is the country representative of the Royal Bank of Scotland, sat on several private- and public-sector boards, such as Banque Misr, Telecom Egypt, Mobinil (France Telecom’s local operator), General Authority for Investments, Egyptian American Enterprise Fund, Regina for Pasta & Food Industries, Egyptian Arab Land Bank, Egyptian Mortgage guarantee Fund, Egyptian Railway Projects & Transport Co., EGID, Arab Moltaqa Investments and Cairo Oil & Soap and. Neveen is involved with numerous non-profit & professional associations (INJAZ Egypt, Endeavor, CEO & YPO/WPO).

Walid Mansour
  • Walid Mansour
  • Partner & Chief Inve..
  • Partner & Chief Investment Officer
  • MEVP Capital Limited
  • MEVP Capital Limited
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Walid Mansour Partner and Chief Investment Officer Walid have more than 15 years of experience in Venture Capital, strategy, corporate finance, and engineering within the digital, telecom, software, and new media industries.

    Prior to joining MEVP in 2010, Walid was a lead associate at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, and before that he worked as a strategy manager at the UAE’s Prime Ministry Executive Office focusing on public policy initiatives.

    During his stay in Dubai, he worked on setting-up entrepreneurship-related programs and developing incubation in the Arab World through several Dubai based initiatives such as the Mohammed Bin Rashid Foundation. Prior to that, Walid worked at Booz & Company as a consultant covering telecom & media. Prior to Booz & Company, Walid worked as an industrial engineer in France.

    In 2009, he completed Morgan Stanley's summer associate program within their investment banking M&A division in London. Walid holds an industrial and urban planning engineering degree from Institut National des Science Appliquées de Lyon (INSA de Lyon) and an MBA in finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Pankaj Asthaana
  • Pankaj Asthaana
  • Vice president, Mark..
  • Vice president, Market Product Management
  • Mastercard
  • Mastercard
  • United Arab Emirates
  • "Pankaj heads Mastercard’s Digital Products & Labs in Middle East & North Africa. His responsibilities include accelerating the adoption of digital payment technologies like contactless, e-commerce, QR, remittances and network tokenization, building fintech community partnerships and exploring the commercial applicability of concepts like Blockchain and Open Banking for banks, merchants and government. Pankaj has been closely involved in driving the rapid adoption of contactless payments in markets like UAE, KSA and Kuwait and has championed the proliferation of mobile based tokenized payments, including the launch of Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Google Pay amongst others in the region. His markets have also led Mastercard’s foray into remittances and QR payments. Pankaj has two patents that power Mastercard’s QR and in-app payment solution and one that is powering Mastercard Blockchain’s capability to enable regulator and government participation. Pankaj joined Mastercard in 2015 and comes with nearly 20 years’ experience in payment networks, corporate banking and international remittances, having worked earlier with companies like Bank of America, Visa and Western Union."

Candace Johnson
  • Candace Johnson
  • President
  • President
  • Sophia Business Ange..
  • Sophia Business Angels
  • France

Tomi Davies
  • Tomi Davies
  • President
  • President
  • African Business Ang..
  • African Business Angel Network (ABAN)
  • Nigeria
  • Systems Analyst turned Tech Strategy Advisor, Public Speaker and Angel Investor, Harry ‘Tomi Davies (TD) is Collaborator-in-Chief at TechnoVision, co-founder of the Lagos Angel Network (LAN) and President of the African Business Angel Network (ABAN).  

    For nearly two decades after graduating from the University of Miami TD led the implementation of innovative technology-led transformation initiatives in the Oil & Gas, Retail, Information Technology and Telecommunications industries for influential global brands Elf Aquitaine, Marks & Spencer, Ernst & Young and Sapient across Europe, the United States and Southeast Asia

    In 2000 his focus shifted to Africa where he helped create the African Agriculture Technology Foundation (AATF), led the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) initiative in Nigeria and delivered a World Bank pilot of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel information system (IPPIS) that uncovered over 20,000 ghost workers in the Nigerian Government payroll system. Leading these kinds of innovative initiatives in Africa using his goal-oriented approach to project delivery which consistently delivered effective results inspired his 2014 book “The African Project Manager”.

    TD is Chairman of TextNigeria (Telecoms) and Non-Executive Director at MBO Capital (Private Equity) and Big Cabal Media (Media & Entertainment). He is a member of the Lagos State Science, Research & Innovation Council (LASRIC) and sits on the board of Laptops4Learning (L4L) Nigeria, the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF) and the Global Business Angels Network (GBAN). 

    As a thought leader with increasing knowledge gained from nurturing entrepreneurs in a growing portfolio of tech-enabled early-stage business ventures originating from Africa, TD’s personal mission is “to help drive Africa’s development by supporting young entrepreneurs using innovation and technology to create social impact and economic value.”

    TD can be reached at www.tomidavies.com and on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook as TomiDee

Ahmed Alfi
  • Ahmed Alfi
  • Chairman
  • Chairman
  • Sawari Ventures LLC
  • Sawari Ventures LLC
  • Egypt
  • Named as one of the most creative people in the world by Fast Company, Ahmed El Alfi has been an early stage/growth investor for over 30 years, translating to an extensive experience in funding and nurturing early stage companies. El Alfi founded Hybrid Capital Partners in 1990, a private investment partnership. Hybrid Capital has funded, helped grow and exited several successful companies. From 2010 to 2013 he founded Sawari Ventures, Flat6Labs, Nafham, and TATP. Flat6Labs is the MENA region's leading startup accelerator. Nafham is the top Arabic online video educational platform covering the Egyptian, Saudi and Syrian public school curriculums, Nafham has given over 100 million free video lessons to students. TATP took over management of 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 companies work and collaborate. In addition to Sawari Ventures' portfolio of investments, his current portfolio includes NeuroTrainer, Pacific Toxicology, as well as Zignal Labs. Prior to becoming an early stage investor in 1990, El Alfi was Senior Vice President of Jefferies & Company, where he worked for 10 years. He has served on the Boards of Directors or Advisors of several corporate boards as well as multiple academic institutions.

Samer Safsafy
  • Samer Safsafy
  • VP of Consumer Busin..
  • VP of Consumer Business Device
  • Huawei Technologies
  • Huawei Technologies
  • Egypt
  • Samer Safsafy is the Vice President of the Consumer Business Device at Huawei Technologies Egypt Since July 2014 ..with an Enormous Sales and Marketing Leadership Through 22 years of experience in the Telecommunication, FMCG, and commodity Business with large organisations across the Middle East Region . 


    Throughout His  Career with Huawei he was able to Drive the Company across many challenges until Huawei Egypt now become a prestigious Market Player in the telecom industry. Huawei Strong Device Satisfaction Has Encouraged Brand loyalty that Reached almost 10Million Egyptian Users with Customer Satisfaction exceeds 97% ...Driving a Highly Performance Company passionately towards the Global Vision of Huawei which is Make it possible by affording and Mixing Technology with Elegance in Every product Launched to the Egyptian Consumer by accelerate the implementation of seamless AI life Strategy and expanding HMS ecosystem and Build a premium Brand Image.

Fadi Ghandour
  • Fadi Ghandour
  • Executive Chairman
  • Executive Chairman
  • Wamda Capital
  • Wamda Capital
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Fadi Ghandour is the Executive Chairman of Wamda Group, a platform that invests, nurtures and builds entrepreneurship eco-systems across the Middle East and North Africa. Fadi is also the Founder of Aramex, one of the leading global logistics companies. Fadi spent the first 30 years of his work life as CEO of Aramex, building the company, making it the leading emerging market logistics company, employing over 15,000 people working in over 250 offices in 90 countries. He took the company public twice, first on Nasdaq making it the first company from the Arab world to do so, then on Dubai Financial market. He continues to be active on the Aramex board. Fadi is a serial entrepreneur. In his career, he was involved with founding, investing and launching tens of companies and non-profits, ranging from digital tech, hospitality, fitness & wellness to security. Passionate about impact and social entrepreneurship, Fadi founded and chairs Ruwwad for Development, a private‐sector led community empowerment platform that helps marginalized communities, across several countries in the MENA region, overcome marginalization through activism, civic engagement, education and financial inclusion. He has also co-founded and continues to support Al-Riyadi, one of the leading not-for-profit sports clubs in Jordan. Fadi also served and continues to serve on several global and regional boards of companies, education institutions and non-profits.

Ritu Marya
  • Ritu Marya
  • Editor In Chief
  • Editor In Chief
  • Entrepreneur APAC
  • Entrepreneur APAC
  • India
  • Ritu Marya is the Editor- in- Chief for Entrepreneur India-Asia-Pacific and Franchise India Media, a group company of Franchise India Holdings Limited. She is the Group Editor and leads the editorial desk which comprises business magazines including Entrepreneur, The Franchising World and Retailer together with the Digital media arm of Entrepreneur.com, Franchiseindia.com, wellnessindia.com, indianretailer.com and restaurantindia.in. In her tryst with Business Journalism over the last 16 years, Ritu is regarded as an authority on Startups, Entrepreneurship, Technology, Fintech, AI, Blockchain, Consumer Businesses, Retail, Luxury to Education, Restaurant, Funding and more. In her role as the Group Editor she meets and interacts with Leading Indian and Global Entrepreneurs and thought-leaders while tracking Startup and Entrepreneurial and consumer business landscape in India and Asia-Pacific.

Magued Mahmoud
  • Magued Mahmoud
  • Vice President & Gen..
  • Vice President & General Manager
  • Dell EMC Center of E..
  • Dell EMC Center of Excellence, Egypt
  • Egypt
  • Magued Mahmoud is Vice President and General Manager, Egypt Center of Excellence (COE) at Dell Technologies, and joined the company to establish the center since 2009, and to provide strategic and operational leadership for the Center of Excellence in Egypt. His responsibilities include creating a world class services organization with Dell Technologies culture and values, positioning the Egypt COE within the company and selling its services/capabilities to enable its growth, in addition to building, leading and managing 1,500+ FTE organizations. Magued has more than 30 years of experience in the IT sector. He previously served as the head of Oracle’s Solution Services International Consulting Center, where he was responsible for the delivery of consulting services to global customers. As part of his services delivery responsibility, he was a member of steering committees for many large and strategic IT projects in the Middle East and Africa region. Before his 11 year-stint at Oracle Corporation, Magued was with IBM for ten years where he held various IT roles catering to the Middle East markets. Over the course of his career, Magued has developed expertise in sales, support and consulting services, delivering business IT solutions in various verticals such as manufacturing, telecom, energy, public sector and financial services. Magued earned a degree in engineering studies from Ain Shams University in Cairo and a diploma in ‘Managing IT Software and Services Strategically’ from the Scandinavian International Management Institute in Copenhagen.

Jacob LaPorte
  • Jacob LaPorte
  • Co-Founder and Globa..
  • Co-Founder and Global Head
  • Novartis Biome
  • Novartis Biome
  • United States
  • "Jacob LaPorte founded and is Global Head of The Biome—the digital innovation lab of Novartis. Prior to that, he was Global Head of Digital Development at Novartis and responsible for leading the company’s digital efforts to advance future, patient-centric paradigms of clinical trials. Jacob began his career at McKinsey & Company, where he was a leader in their Pharmaceutical R&D practice, during his six-year tenure, developing an expertise in large, complex transformations and innovation. It was on a fateful, extended journey, however, where Jacob read Ray Kurzweil’s The Singularity is Neara and became captivated by the possibility of digitalizing the Pharmaceutical R&D engine; he has focused his career to the realization of this concept ever since. He co-founded Snapdragon Chemistry with the Head of the Chemistry Department at MIT, which seeks to enable companies to implement continuous flow chemistry in discovery, development and manufacturing, with the ultimate goal of fully digitizing chemical synthesis. Jacob has also held various leadership positions at PPD, Inc., where he collaborated with executives to develop and implement C-level, strategic initiatives, including a long-term transformation to create industry-leading approaches to clinical development in key therapeutic areas. Jacob completed his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Harvard University, where he was an HHMI doctoral fellow, and received his B.Sc. in Biochemistry and Mathematics, summa cum laude, from the University of Delaware."

Mona Hussein
  • Mona Hussein
  • Interior Design & Fo..
  • Interior Design & Founder
  • MHDH
  • MHDH
  • Egypt
  • Mona Hussein is the creative force behind Cairo-based interior design firm Mona Hussein Design House (MHDH). Leading a creative and ambitious team of 45 Architects, designers and the firm has expanded to cover the complementary disciplines of interior design, landscape, product design, architecture, and branding. Our vision is to translate a client’s vision into a masterpiece. MHDH understands and values the importance of satisfying their clients by creating innovative, unique, and inspiring designs, making sure deliverance is at the highest standard and quality.

Walid Hassouna
  • Walid Hassouna
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • EFG HERMES FINANCE
  • EFG HERMES FINANCE
  • Egypt
  • 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 the 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.

70 countries
250 speakers
180 investors
9 tracks
600+ startups
13000+ attendees

What is Techne Summit?

Techne Summit is an international multi-industry focused Investment & Entrepreneurship event that aims to impact multiple sectors and stakeholders of the Startup Communities in The Mediterranean Region through showcasing different technologies and their application in each industry.

The Event Kick-Started In Alexandria, Egypt In 2015 And In 2020 Has Attracted More Than 13,000 Attendees, 250 Speakers, 600 Startups, And 180 Investors, All From More Than 70 Countries.

Techne Summit is coming to you this year on October as a Hybrid Event! So, if you can't be with us On-ground, you can still join us online from the comfort of your home.

What is "Hybrid"?

In our Hybrid Event you will be able to welcome our remote Attendees and Speakers, from the comfort of their homes or offices, and our on-ground Attendees and Speakers with face-to-face gatherings, connect with each other through The Techne Summit App, access our AI powered matchmaking tool, schedule meetings Online and On-Ground, and also network with more than 15,000 Attendees!

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Techne Summit brings together people from different sectors discussing innovative solutions to problems we’re facing in Egypt, leading to economic growth & employment & that’s what Egypt needs.

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What makes it interesting this year is that it's one of the very few in 2020 that has adopted a hybrid interesting model. We are sharing, meeting, & networking. We’ve met a lot of people we haven’t met last year. 

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CEO & Chairman, Egypt Ventures

We got to experience the virtual events but honestly, when we went to Techne Summit’s hybrid edition and there was an offline part, we overachieved our targets & KPIs.

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  • Invitation to Some of Techne Night Events
  • In-Person & Online Access to All Workshops
  • 1 on 1 Mentoring
  • Your Logo on Website
  • 1 Exhibition Booth With Startup Logo and Description (2-3 Oct.)
  • 🔥 Network & Schedule Meetings Through Our AI Matchmaking Tool
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Investor / Executive Pass

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  • 1 Onground Pass
  • In-Person & Online Access to Sessions
  • In-Person & Online Access to All Exhibitors
  • In-Person & Online Access to Side Events
  • Meet More Than 15,000 Attendees
  • Invitation to Some of Techne Night Events
  • In-Person & Online Access to All Workshops
  • In-Person & Online Access to All Investors Bootcamp
  • In-Person Access to Speakers Lounge
  • Invitation to Investors Dinner
  • Invitation to Private Receptions
  • 🔥 Network & Schedule Meetings Through Our AI Matchmaking Tool
  • Click Here To View Access Zones