ALEXANDRIA, EGYPT

(Hybrid Edition)

2,3,4 October

2021

covid

2021 Speakers

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.

Amr Mahfouz
  • Amr Mahfouz
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • ITIDA
  • ITIDA
  • Egypt
  • Amr Mahfouz is the CEO of Egypt’s Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA). He also holds the position of Assistant Minister for growth and development at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT). Amr has extensive experience in the IT field having spent over 33 years in business development and transforming businesses through implementing different technologies to meet and achieve targets. Mahfouz has a record of achievements and proven expertise in areas of digital transformation, business consulting, talent management, systems integration, capacity building, and global operations in emerging markets. Prior to joining ITIDA in July 2020, Mahfouz worked for IBM for over 33 years where he has established strong business relationships and helped different-scale enterprises reinvent their business, go-to-market strategies, and thrive in the digital era. Over his career, Mahfouz held several executive positions and leadership roles where he championed the implementation of several large-scale projects across different industries like telcos, government, and banking. During his tenure as head of the Consulting Services Division, Mahfouz oversaw all aspects of digital transformation projects including transforming related business processes to improve clients’ performance, increase value, and accelerate growth. Moreover, Mahfouz served as IBM’s Communications Sector Leader for the MEA region out of Dubai, and Managing Partner, Global Business Services Country Leader at IBM in Saudi Arabia. Amr Mahfouz holds a B.Sc. in Engineering from Cairo University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Maastricht School of Management in the Netherlands.

H.E. Ambassador Håkan Emsgård
  • H.E. Ambassador Håkan Emsgård
  • Swedish Ambassador i..
  • Swedish Ambassador in Egypt
  • Sweden

Uwe Gehlen
  • Uwe Gehlen
  • Head of German Devel..
  • Head of German Development Cooperation in Egypt and First Counselor at the German Embassy in Cairo
  • German Embassy in Eg..
  • German Embassy in Egypt
  • Germany
  • Currently Mr. Uwe Gehlen serves as Head of German Development Cooperation in Egypt and First Counselor at the German Embassy in Cairo. In this position he also Co-chairs the Development Partner Group in Egypt jointly with the United Nations Resident Coordinator. Mr. Gehlen is working as international Development Expert since of 20 years. In his career he was holding different management positions in the German Government, Foreign Service, International Organizations and GIZ working on the full range of political leadership, international negotiations throughout project implementation on field level.

    Mr. Gehlen holds an MA in Political Science, Sociology and Law from the Friedrich-Wilhelms-University in Bonn/Germany.

Ahmed Adel Mansour
  • Ahmed Adel Mansour
  • Executive Secretary..
  • Executive Secretary General
  • Egypt Post
  • Egypt Post
  • Egypt
  • Chief Information officer. former Head of Integration & Blockchain Expert at the Central Bank of Egypt.
    With 20 years of solid experience in the field of IT & Payment Systems.
    Fintech & Blockchain Speaker & Trainer providing top quality “Fintech” training for Bankers and Financial sector members.
    Among his professional milestones; Head of Integration, PM for the RTGS, ACH, CCH, ATM systems, Administration, Design and implementation of Middleware Solution, Digital Financial Services, Blockchain Expert at the Central Bank of Egypt.
    Head of the Blockchain Taskforce in Financial Sector, Member of the FinTech task force group, Cryptocurrency task force group, DFC task force group, National FinTech Strategy taskforce group.
    His professional trainings and accreditations are Certified from Hong Kong University for Fintech , Certified Blockchain Expert, MBA in Financial Management, Project Management, TOGAF, ITIL, Leadership & Decision Making (Frankfurt School Of Finance & Management), System Admin, System Solution Design, Future Leaders Program (FLP Alumni of 2016).
    Am a professional trainer and instructor at the AUC , Egyptian Banking Institute in Cairo, Egyptian Universities, IBM, Al Mentor, Global Knowledge , Jupiter, Education, PST.
    Independent FinTech ,Blockchain, Service Integration & Digital Transformation consultant.

Sherif Daw
  • Sherif Daw
  • Chief Digital Office..
  • Chief Digital Officer
  • Egypt Post
  • Egypt Post
  • Egypt
  • Experienced Sales Lead with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in Storage Area Network (SAN), Sales, Partner Management, Storage, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM). Strong finance professional with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) focused in Business Administration and Management, General from Warwick Business School.

Hany Mahmoud
  • Hany Mahmoud
  • Advisor to the Prime..
  • Advisor to the Prime Minister on Administrative reform
  • Egypt
  • Engineer Hani Mahmoud held the position of Minister of State for Administrative Development in 2013, and before that, he had held the position of Minister of Communications and Information Technology, and the Head of the Information and Support Center decision-making by the Council of Ministers, as well as by the head of the National Post Authority.

    On the international level, Eng. Hani worked as a Regional Director for Central Europe and Africa at Vodafone Global. He was also chosen as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Vodafone Turkey. Engineer Hani is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Vodafone Egypt since April 2017.

    Engineer Hani has extensive experience in the field of management and enterprise development through practical experience of close to thirty years at the international, regional, and local levels. He has a rich and distinguished career history with the world's largest and most dynamic companies such as Xerox, Vodafone, and Aventis Pharmaceuticals.

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

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.

Hisham Kharma
  • Hisham Kharma
  • Music Producer & Cre..
  • Music Producer & Creative Director
  • Kharmaworks
  • Kharmaworks
  • Egypt
  • Kharma was born and raised in Cairo. He has started playing piano at the age of 9. Kharma obtained his BS in Computer science from the American University in Cairo and his postgraduate studies in art direction at Miami Ad School.

    Kharma started working in the field of advertising after graduation as a creative director, his first work was Ahl Masr Hospital for burns ad, after this work he was granted the title of Humanity Burn Free ambassador, for the initiative of the Ahl Masr for burns and for composing the music of Shoof B'albak.

    In 2010, Kharma released his first official album, The First Voyage produced by Virgin Megastores, and followed by his second album released under Sony Music Entertainment records, where he was chosen to represent Egypt at one of Sony Music albums of the musical series, Arabesque with Yanni and Can Atilla. In November 2016, released his third album, AlyaQeen, Consisting of 13 music pieces and took about 3 years preparing for its release. 

    In 2018, Kharma collaborated with Egyptian composer Omar Khairat, honoring the memory of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and his moving memorial at 57357 Hospital. In the same year, Kharma composed the soundtrack for the opening and activities of the World Youth Forum held in Sharm El-Sheikh. Kharma collaborated with Tanvi Shah in a recording work titled Born Free.

    In 2020, for the first time, Kharma composed the soundtrack for The End, the first Egyptian Sci-fi television drama series. That year, he composed the soundtrack for Mako, an Egyptian film adapted from the accident of the passenger ship, Salem Express that sank in the Red Sea in 1991.

Amal Enan
  • Amal Enan
  • Managing Director
  • Managing Director
  • Global Ventures
  • Global Ventures
  • Egypt
  • Amal Enan is the Chief Investment Officer of the American University in Cairo’s Endowment and Managing Director at Global Ventures, the emerging markets VC fund, leading investments in North Africa and the Levant. 
    As CIO of AUC, Amal invests and oversees the University’s endowment across diverse asset classes with the goal of achieving sustainable generational equity and access to education. At Global Ventures, Amal led several pillar transactions in healthtech, fintech and Saas in addition to managing the wider Egypt portfolio and building the team. Prior to Global Ventures, Amal was the former Executive Director of the Egyptian-American Enterprise Fund “EAEF”. Amal joined EAEF as the first employee and since then, the organization grew to over USD 300 mn under management, seeded four 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 Bachelor’s in Economics from Cairo University. 

Christina Kampmann
  • Christina Kampmann
  • Board Member of FES/..
  • Board Member of FES/ Member of Parliament
  • Friedrich-Ebert-Stif..
  • Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
  • Germany
  • Former Minister and Member of the State Parliament of North Rhine-Westphalia (SPD), Bielefeld. She is member and spokeswomen of the Committee on the Digital Agenda and Innovation, a member of the Committee on European and International Affairs.

    Christina Kampmann is member of the board of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung. Between 2013 and 2015 she served as a Member of the German Parliament before being appointed Secretary of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women, Youth and Culture for the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, an office she held until 2017.

Angela Lee
  • Angela Lee
  • Founder & CEO
  • Founder & CEO
  • 37 Angels
  • 37 Angels
  • United States
  • Angela Lee is an award-winning professor and former 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 70+, and activates new investors through a startup investment bootcamp.  She also serves as a venture partner at Fresco Capital, an early-stage venture fund that focuses on the future of work, digital health, and sustainability.  

    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, by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of 6 Innovative Women to Watch, and by Crain’s as a Notable Women in Tech.  In 2020, she was awarded the Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence at Columbia Business School.  

Peter Cowley
  • Peter Cowley
  • Entrepreneur and ang..
  • Entrepreneur and angel investor
  • Numerous
  • Numerous
  • United Kingdom
  • Peter Cowley, a Cambridge university technology graduate, founded and ran over a dozen businesses in technology and property over the last 40 years.  He has built up a portfolio of 75 angel investments with nine good exits (including one that is 107X his investment and returned all the cash he has invested) and thirteen failures.  He is a board member of the Global Business Angel Network (GBAN), President Emeritus 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 ran Martlet: a Corporate VC, investing (currently £10M) 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 is 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.

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

Susan Lindner
  • Susan Lindner
  • Innovation Storytell..
  • Innovation Storyteller CEO | Speaker | Consultant
  • Emerging Media
  • Emerging Media
  • United States
  • Cultural Anthropologist. Brand Marketer. Disruptor. Susan got her start as an AIDS educator in the brothels of Thailand, helping turn prostitutes into entrepreneurs. Today, she's the founder of Emerging Media, a branding, PR and marketing agency dedicated to helping tech founders reach their finish lines. Her award-winning strategies have gotten 10 companies acquired, and she is now hell bent on sharing them with the world. Susan speaks to startups, innovators, and top executives from 60+ countries at GE, PWC, Deutsche Bank, Capital One and at global conferences, consulates and trade organizations about strategic storytelling, mastering the message and the media for maximum impact.

Ahmed El Wakil
  • Ahmed El Wakil
  • Chairman
  • Chairman
  • ASCAME
  • ASCAME
  • Egypt

Eng. Ibrahim Al-Arabi
  • Eng. Ibrahim Al-Arabi
  • President
  • President
  • Federation of Egypti..
  • Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce
  • Egypt

Eng. Khalil Hassan Khalil
  • Eng. Khalil Hassan Khalil
  • Chairman
  • Chairman
  • DET-FEDCOC.
  • DET-FEDCOC.
  • Egypt

Ghada Hammouda
  • Ghada Hammouda
  • Chief Sustainability..
  • Chief Sustainability & Marketing Officer
  • Qalaa Holdings
  • Qalaa Holdings
  • Egypt
  • GHADA HAMMOUDA Chief Sustainability & Marketing Officer, Qalaa Holdings Egypt’s 50 Most Influential Women List Forbes The Storytellers 50 most Impactful Marketing and Communications Professionals in the Middle East EGX Sustainability Committee Member UN Global Compact Local Network – Founding Board member Takreem Selection Board Member Mentor - Egyptian Banking Institute & Endeavor SME Ms. Hammouda has 30-plus years of experience in market development, strategic planning, reputation management, and sustainable development. Ms. Hammouda is an advocate and frequent speaker on issues related to responsible investing, crisis communication, sustainability, gender equality, youth empowerment and education, and is very active in community development.. , Ms. Hammouda joined Qalaa Holdings, an African leader in energy and infrastructure, in 2008 where she led their public listing, business transformation and entry to African markets in pioneering sectors like solid waste management and river transportation, and developed their corporate responsibility programs. In her role heading the sustainability and marketing function at Qalaa Holdings, Ms. Hammouda has been driving the group sustainability strategy to support business goals and creation of strategies that institutionalize sustainability into Qalaa’s governance and practices, driving global standards and guidelines regarding corporate citizenship and public giving across the group leading the development of positive relationships with key external stakeholders, including NGOs and government agencies, ensuring maximum value is achieved with key group partnerships. Prior to joining Qalaa, Ms. Hammouda served as a senior executive and strategic consultant for over 20 years at top New York and European blue chip and start-up firms including IBM, AT&T International, Mars, Philip Morris, Procter & Gamble, Reciprocal, Inc., WPP’s Ogilvy & Mather, N.W. Ayer & Partners, and Backer Spielvogel Bates; in categories ranging from FMCG to private equity and IT, and gained wide experience in both mature and emerging markets. Ms. Hammouda served as Co-Chair of the African Venture Capital Association’s Advocacy Committee, the Women in Business Committee at the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt; and was a board member for the New York-based Sunhawk.com Corporation, a leading digital rights management company in Buffalo, New York. She was also a member of the board of trustees at Cairo American College (2013-2018) and chaired several committees including governance, branding and advocacy committees and was member of the CAC foundation board. Most recently, she was named one of Forbes Top 50 Impactful Narrators, Marketing and Communications Professionals and Storytellers in the Middle East and among Egypt’s Top 50 most influential women in business. Hammouda is a founding board member of the UN Global Compact Local Network in Egypt. Additionally, she was chosen in 2018 to be a member of the TAKREEM Selection Board, a regional initiative that honors Arab accomplishments on the global stage. Her track record and talent were recognized repeatedly over the years but closest to her heart is her first accolade as the winner of the first David Ogilvy Advertising Research Foundation’s (ARF) Award for Excellence in New York. She has completed an environmental, social and governance training for private equity funds conducted by FMO & DEG in Kenya, and recently completed an intensive Leadership for Directors program by UK’s Institute of Directors and IFC’s Corporate Directors Certification Program. Ms. Hammouda graduated in 1984 summa cum laude from the American University in Cairo with a BA in Business Administration and Mass Communications and obtained a licence de droit in 2009 from Cairo University’s School of Law. An American-Egyptian expat, Ms. Hammouda is the mother of Nadine who holds a Master of Arts with distinction from SOAS University, London, Suzanne who holds a Bachelor of Science from Syracuse University, USA and Adam who is pursuing his masters at ECES, Berlin. —Ends—

Dalia Mohamed Ibrahim
  • Dalia Mohamed Ibrahim
  • Founder and CEO
  • Founder and CEO
  • EdVentures
  • EdVentures
  • Egypt
  • Chief Executive Officer at Nahdet Misr Publishing House and Founder of EdVentures, Dalia Ibrahim has more than 25 years of professional experience in publishing, digital solutions, education and entrepreneurship. Graduated with honors in Business Administration (1993) from the American University in Cairo, she solidified her educational experience with a Masters of Public Administration (1999) and an Executive MBA (2014) both from the American University in Cairo. 

    She started her career in 1994 as a Publishing Executive at Nahdet Misr Publishing House. It wasn’t long before she realized the importance of introducing new integrated services and solutions that further support education and learning in Egypt and the Arab world. In 1998, she established Nahdet Misr for Digital Solutions, which offers various digital educational solutions. In the same year, she established Nahdet Misr Advertising, which specializes in animation, virtual reality and augmented reality production. The company is considered the first and only company in Egypt and the Middle East to produce dome theatre movies. Dalia Ibrahim has also succeeded in establishing Nahdet Misr Periodicals in 2004, which publishes the Arabic versions of the world’s most acclaimed entertainment magazines such as; Disney and National Geographic across Egypt and the Middle East. In 2009, she contributed in establishing Nahdet Misr Trading and Distribution; which supplies and distributes all kinds of stationery, and educational supplies.

    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 EdVentures in 2017. EdVentures is considered MENA’s first corporate venture capital specializing in education, culture and innovative learning solutions. 

Gary Whitehill
  • Gary Whitehill
  • Chairman
  • Chairman
  • Geostrategic Holding..
  • Geostrategic Holdings
  • USA
  • Gary Whitehill is Chairman of Geostrategic Holdings. Having immersed himself in 100+ countries, he boosts mission-driven world leaders to see, hear, understand and address novel 21st Century events, trends and paradigm-shifts so they can lead innovative systemic transformation from the future’s edge.

    Widely regarded as a leading authority on global innovation and nurturing economic resilience in the 21st Century, Gary’s identifies and predicts geopolitical trends and translates them into actionable strategies to empower governments, federal agencies, armed forces, NGOs, local communities, and the private sector.

    Academically, Gary earned the Corporate Director Certificate from Harvard Business School, attended Directors College at Stanford Law School, was a Senior Executive Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and completed the Executive Program at Singularity University.

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 in 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.

Adly Thoma
  • Adly Thoma
  • Chairman & CEO
  • Chairman & CEO
  • Gemini Africa
  • Gemini Africa
  • Egypt
  • Adly Thoma is the Chairman & CEO of Gemini Africa an investment company, the arm of Orascom group within the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Thoma’s relentless activities to uplift the ecosystem led him to the creation of a new entrepreneurial track, CinemaTech, aiming to introduce entrepreneurship into the filmmaking industry for the first time worldwide. Adly holds the intellectual property rights for founding CinemaTech as an on-ground proof of his pioneering thinking.

    Adly as well is a professor of practice – University of Agora – USA and a Worldwide Project Management Consultant for 85 countries – Schlumberger International – USA. 

    Moreover, he is an adjunct faculty at the Dubai school of government in cooperation with Harvard Kennedy School and a post graduate instructor and consultant within the EMEA at multiple recognized institutions including the American University in Cairo (AUC), Ain Shams and Cairo universities. 

    Not to mention that with his proven success track record, he was nominated to be a member of the practitioners high committee at the Arab Academy of Science & Technology (AAST), a member in the Aswan International Film Festival (AWIFF) board of trustees, an accredited member of project management examination panels in addition to being an international awards winner of the shining armor, a bronze medal and other awards in recognition of his unique business and project management contributions.

    Thoma sits on the boards of multiple business, entrepreneurial and social organizations besides being a leader of modernization & digital transformation, a member of think tanks and innovations committees at distinct bodies and a business advisor for various Egyptian enterprises and corporations. He is also a guest and panelist in multiple influential events with prominent establishments like the IFC, the African Union, TEDx and many more

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