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2022 Speakers Lineup

Abdalla ElEbiary
  • Abdalla ElEbiary
  • Chief Investment Off..
  • Chief Investment Officer
  • The Sovereign Fund o..
  • The Sovereign Fund of Egypt
  • Egypt
  • "ABDALLA ELEBIARY Chief Investment Officer -The Sovereign Fund of Egypt Chairman - Egyptian Private Equity Association Since joining The Sovereign Fund of Egypt (TSFE) in May 2020, Mr. ElEbiary has spearheaded the Fund's investments in infrastructure & utilities, banking & non-banking financial services, healthcare, real estate and education. Mr. ElEbiary also led several financial advisory transactions for State Owned Enterprises in excess of $2 billion. Before joining The Sovereign Fund of Egypt, Mr. ElEbiary was Managing Director of Qalaa Holdings (formerly known as Citadel Capital), an African leader in infrastructure and industry, for 14 years. At Qalaa Holdings Mr. ElEbiary led the investments in Nile river transportation / logistics, FMCG and Cement. On the M&A and financing side, Mr. ElEbiary led several transactions including the acquisition and divestiture of Qena Cement (LE 700 million), project finance and divestiture of Asec Menya Cement and Asec Ready Mix (LE 1.0 billion), acquisition of Rashidy El Mizan (Undisclosed Amount), greenfield project finance (LE 1.0 billion and $130 million) and structured finance products ($25 million). Mr. ElEbiary represented Qalaa Holdings in Investor Relations and brokerage local and international conferences and was in charge of corporate governance of the Qalaa Holdings and subsidiaries’ boards. As of 2016 and to-date, Mr. ElEbiary is the Chairman of the Egyptian Private Equity Association, EPEA. EPEA is an NGO that represents and serves private equity and venture capital investors and service providers to the industry in Egypt. Under his leadership, EPEA expanded its scope to include Venture Capital and expanded its educational offering, including launching the first Private Equity Diploma in collaboration with the American University and The Sovereign Fund of Egypt. Prior to that, Mr. ElEbiary was a banker with the Investment Banking Division of Merrill Lynch in New York, where he participated in Merger and Acquisition transactions, in addition to public and private financing of telecom and media companies in the US and Europe. Previously, he was Business Analysis Manager at the Corporate Finance Department of the MeadWestvaco Corporation in New York. Mr. ElEbiary also spent five years with Procter & Gamble’s Finance Group, his last post was Finance Group Manager - Internal Control for Egypt, Lebanon and East Africa. Mr. ElEbiary has served on a number of board of directors such as the Egyptian Private Equity Association, currently Chairman, Renaissance Capital Egypt, Qena Cement, Zahana Cement (Algeria), Djelfa Cement (Algeria), AlTakamol Cement (Sub-Saharan Africa), ASEC Engineering, ElRashidi ElMizan and Nile River Transportation. Mr. ElEbiary holds a BA in Economics from the American University in Cairo, an MBA from Columbia University in New York and is Certified in Management Accounting. Mr. ElEbiary was awarded the American University of Cairo’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 2018."

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.

Manish Kohli, MD
  • Manish Kohli, MD
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • Beyond Horizon Healt..
  • Beyond Horizon Health
  • United States
  • Dr. Manish Kohli is an experienced and a visionary executive leader with demonstrated history of delivering complex healthcare “firsts,” both, in the US and overseas. A leading voice in his field, he has lent his expertise to pioneering health care organizations and endeavors throughout the world to help transform care and reduce disparities in access to quality healthcare. He works with health systems, policymakers and stakeholders in areas of digital maturity, strategy, governance and workforce development with the goal of redesigning care ecosystems to improve safety and quality while optimizing resource utilization and cost.



    Presently, he serves a Senior Advisor with Albright Stonebridge Group, where he advises

    clients on health care delivery initiatives and strategies with a special focus on innovation, technology and digital health.  Additionally, Dr. Kohli advises domestic and global startups that aim to transform health and care through emerging and innovative technologies in the areas of telehealth, remote patient monitoring and cognitive artificial intelligence. He is

    regularly invited to lend his expertise globally as a speaker, lecturing domestically and throughout the world.



    Additionally, a member of the Board of Directors of Wings of Hope, global, humanitarian non-profit organization that helps the world’s most vulnerable communities, Dr. Kohli chairs the Board’s Global Health Programs Committee.  He also serves on the Standards Advisory Panel, Joint Commission International (JCI).  Notably, Dr.  Kohli is the immediate-past

    Chairman, Board of Directors of Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), a global, 80,0000+ member, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on bet-ter health through information and technology.



    In previous roles, Dr. Kohli served as Director of Global Programs, Harvard Medical

    International and Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) at leading health systems

    including, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi (CCAD), Advocate Aurora Health and

    Johns Hopkins Community Physicians. During his professional tenure in the UAE he helped build a pioneering Health Information Exchange for Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) and

    subsequently, he was a key member of CCAD leadership team that delivered the first fully digital, HIMSS Stage 7 hospital in the MENA region.

    Dr. Kohli graduated from SIU School of Medicine, Springfield, IL. USA, and completed

    residency training in Family Medicine at Rush University, Chicago, IL USA where he also served as Chief Resident and received the Vijay K. Maker Excellence in Family Medicine award.  Subsequently, he completed residency training in Preventive Medicine at the

    Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University as well as the Patient Safety

    fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD.  Dr. Kohli has also completed Faculty Development fellowship at Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL. USA, and he holds Master’s in Public Health (MPH) in International Health and Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) in Medical Services Management both from the Johns Hopkins University.



    He is a Fellow of both, Health Information and Management System Society (HIMSS) and American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).  In addition, he is a Diplomate of both, Ameri-can Board of Preventive Medicine- Clinical Informatics and the American Board of

    Family Medicine. In addition to his passion for digital health, he maintains a special interest in preventive care, personal wellbeing and lifestyle medicine.

     

Ahmed Sabri El Shanawany
  • Ahmed Sabri El Shanawany
  • Director Business De..
  • Director Business Development; Global emerging markets solution
  • Mastercard
  • Mastercard
  • Egypt
  • Ahmed comes across with 20 years of combined experiences between banking & telco industries with Commercial International Bank (CIB) as head of digital products & Orange Egypt as Head of mobile money setting related strategies in serving corporate and retail segments by developing a customer centric approach grounded in business realities, to deliver digital services that are relevant, affordable and accessible to the end user and penetrate the un-banked segments. While Ahmed was head of Financial Inclusion @ Arab bank (Egypt) to establish a new department and to set the strategic objectives to reach to new target segment with having significant experience in digital payments along with a wide knowledge in establishing payments propositions, processes, partnerships and awareness of the wider payments market including alternative payments, wallets, mobile payments, and act as an industry expert from being exposed to the best practices to always meet customer expectations

Anas Zeineddine
  • Anas Zeineddine
  • Founder
  • Founder
  • innovaMENA
  • innovaMENA
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Anas Zeineddine has been leading innovation initiatives for several years by establishing innovation hubs, investing in startups, and providing early-stage incubation and acceleration programs. He has extensive experience in advising governmental entities in establishing sustainable innovation ecosystems, and developing strategies for supporting small and medium enterprises to stimulate economic development.

    Anas has worked closely with national space organizations in establishing innovation frameworks and strategies for accelerating entrepreneurship in the space industry. He led several initiatives in the incubation of space technology startups through custom space innovation programs, and has done extensive work in the drones tech industry by launching strategic R&D investment projects. Previously, Anas worked with leading energy firms in engineering and project management. He also co-founded companies in the media and IOT industries.

    Anas is also the founder of innovaMENA, an innovation enabler that supports entrepreneurs, startups and industry stakeholders, and provides innovation advisory to various organization

Mohamed Hossam Khedr
  • Mohamed Hossam Khedr
  • Consultant
  • Consultant
  • Khedr W Business
  • Khedr W Business
  • Egypt
  • Since his graduation from Engineering 25 years ago, Dr. Khedr has been playing many roles in the entrepreneurial ecosystem; he built and sold startups, mentored hundreds of them, angel invested in some, worked for a venture capital and provided training to angel investors, incubators and accelerators.

    He works as Managing Partner at his firm خضر وبزنس and he produces written, video and podcast content under that name. In 2020, he published a bestselling book about entrepreneurship called رائد الأعمال Inside Out.

    Dr. Khedr's experience comes from the various ventures he has been working on, the DBA study as well as the ongoing consultation meetings he provides.

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

Karima El Hakim
  • Karima El Hakim
  • Country Director
  • Country Director
  • Plug and Play Tech C..
  • Plug and Play Tech Center
  • Egypt

Mariam Kamel
  • Mariam Kamel
  • Manager
  • Manager
  • AUC Angels
  • AUC Angels
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Mariam Kamel is an investment professional with 15+ years experience working across a wide range of the capital markets spectrum, from publicly listed companies, to legacy family businesses, to her current and more active role, advising and investing in early-stage tech startups. Ms. Kamel began her career in Investment Banking advising mid- and large-cap companies in connection with corporate restructuring, equity- and debt-financing, mergers and acquisitions, and equity capital markets transactions, in the form of capital increases through private placements and Initial Public Offerings. She then provided Investor Relations advisory services for a number of publicly-listed companies and family conglomerates, with a particular focus on supporting companies in developing their Investor Relations divisions, preparing for IPO roadshows, working closely with clients’ chief financial officers and finance teams in institutionalizing many of the reporting mechanisms, investment decisions, and business development divisions.

    Ms. Kamel also co-founded FLOW, a family health and wellness center, whose operations spanned across multiple locations.

    Ms. Kamel leads and manages AUC Angels, the first university-based angel investor network in the MENA region, supporting Egypt’s innovative early stage startups with high growth potential secure seed funding. Ms. Kamel is an active angel investor, with investments across Egypt and sub-saharan Africa.

Mohamed Eldababy
  • Mohamed Eldababy
  • General Manager
  • General Manager
  • GSK
  • GSK
  • Egypt

Amal Enan
  • Amal Enan
  • Managing Partner
  • Managing Partner
  • Lotus Capital
  • Lotus Capital
  • Egypt

Ahmad Samir
  • Ahmad Samir
  • Customer Experience..
  • Customer Experience Planning and Design Director
  • WE Telecom Egypt
  • WE Telecom Egypt
  • Egypt
  • A customer experience professional. I have been engaged by my employer during my career journey on making a radical change in the organization from customer service/care/support into customer centric, from customer satisfaction into customer happiness, from CX in to Quality of Experience and high level of differential promoter score, using latest techniques, best practices, and digitization, from classical support into Omni channel. I am a service centric mindset leader with a solid experience in Strategic planning, and I am Passionate about training and people development, results driven Customer Experience leader. My current designation is: customer experience planning & design director in WE, Telecom Egypt, widely recognized as the largest national integrated telecom company in Egypt & Middle East. I have more than 19-years of working experience in Contact Center industry, Training & Development, Business Process Outsourcing, Strategic Planning, Quality & Process Management. I delivered different training programs and workshops in both Egypt and Gulf countries. My skills were dedicated in my career to shape a culture and create several layers of Customer oriented successors. Proficient in Client relationships management, I have Strong organizational skills, Analytical and problem-solving techniques, Operational excellence & improvement, results and solutions oriented, efficiency and solutions focused, always focusing on maximizing engagement and collaboration. Guest Speaker in many international conferences and events in Europe, Africa, and middle east related to the cutting-edge trending technologies, AI, Customer experience, and future business prospects in the new era. A leader who shares his thoughts about CX through CX network and many other accredited CX platforms and communities. Member of CXPA Regional Leadership Council & leadership service. Member of CXPA Book of knowledge and customer experience strategy worldwide. • Customer Experience Professionals Association is the premier global nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement and cultivation of the Customer Experience profession.

Anurag Agarwal
  • Anurag Agarwal
  • Managing Director
  • Managing Director
  • Otf Jasoor Ventures
  • Otf Jasoor Ventures
  • Oman
  • "Anurag Agarwal is a Managing Director at OTF Jasoor Ventures looking at early-stage growth deals in MENA. Prior to joining OTF, he was with another private VC fund – ArzanVC based out of Kuwait investing in early stage opportunities. At OTF, he is responsible for identifying interesting opportunities for investment, as well as conducting due diligence, business plan analysis, negotiating and executing deals. Post investment my time is spent helping portfolio companies tackle product, technology, and talent acquisition challenges. That responsibility also extends into helping our startups with fund raising by tapping into my network of angel investors and venture capital firms regionally and globally. Prominent investments include Careem, Swvl, Mejuri, Trukker, WrappUp, EON, Lucky & Nymcard Board Member: Barq (KSA), eMushrif (Oman), Ijtimaati (Oman) Board Advisor: Elevatus (Jordan) Board Observer: Alma Health (UAE) Previously, Anurag has also worked with Baker Tilly international, J.P. Morgan and Standard & Poor's."

Shehab Elorabi
  • Shehab Elorabi
  • Managing Director
  • Managing Director
  • Hassan Allam Properi..
  • Hassan Allam Properies
  • Egypt

Nour Emam
  • Nour Emam
  • Founder & CEO
  • Founder & CEO
  • Motherbeing
  • Motherbeing
  • Egypt
  • "Nour Emam is a certified maternal support practitioner (doula) and sex educator. After experiencing a difficult birth with her first daughter, she was determined to create accessible, culture-centered, and evidence-based education for Arab women throughout their reproductive and sexual health journeys. In 2020, she started Motherbeing as an Instagram page dedicated to raising awareness around women’s health. Now, over two years later, Motherbeing has become the leading FemTech company in Egypt. As the CEO, Nour has helped over 2.5 million women across the MENA region make informed decisions about their bodies and health care. Her success is largely due to her teaching method, where she uses empathy, our shared experience as Arab women, and humour to make sexual and reproductive health education personable and relatable. The deep support Nour has amassed for this cause is undeniably owed to the invaluable sense of trust and intimacy she has built with Motherbeing's community. While only recently established in 2020, Mother Being is already widely recognized within the MENA region- and beyond. Nour has been featured in the New York Times, Arab News, BBC, and Vogue Arabia; being named as one of the top 10 Egyptians on CairoScene’s Impact List, and being shortlisted for the Egypt Entrepreneur 2021 Awards as part of her work to spread sexual and reproductive health awareness in the MENA region."

Waleed Khalil
  • Waleed Khalil
  • Managing Partner
  • Managing Partner
  • Den
  • Den
  • Egypt
  • Waleed is the Managing Partner @ Den Venture Capital.
    Focusing on Seed stage investment, Den is onboarding sector agnostic, and tech enabled startup into the Den accelerator program where the startups benefits from customized mentorship programs, largest cash ticket in the region, access to brilliant mentors, and access to the network of Endure Capital international co-investors. Waleed is aiming to bring more exceptional startups to the MEA startup scene.
    Prior to Den, Waleed has been s been partner @ Endure Capital since 2016. Throughout this journey, Endure invested and supported, several success exceptional startups like Careem, Boom Supersonic, Maxab, Breadfast, Aspect Biosystems, Numan, and many other investments, Waleed is aiming to focus more on the early stage investments.
    Prior to the era of working as a full time VC, Waleed has been a serial entrepreneur and consumer electronics manufacturer expert who has been building several businesses throughout this career.

Mohsen Sarhan
  • Mohsen Sarhan
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • The Egyptian Food Ba..
  • The Egyptian Food Bank
  • Egypt
  • A nonprofit executive, with a research interest at the nexus of social mobility, innovation, and inclusive growth. Mohsen lives & leads with simplicity, authenticity, and accountability. 

    Mohsen is the CEO of the Egyptian Food Bank, the largest nonprofit in Egypt, and the inspiration behind more than 88 food banks globally. He fights with 400 professionals everyday for a world without hunger. 

    He is also the co-founder of “OLFA,” the region’s first evidence-based mental health charity, and “Athar” the leading social impact assessment firm. 

    Mohsen also serves on the boards of The Social Takaful Foundation “previously the Winter Fund,” and the “Awladna” charity trust fund. Until 2020 he served on the directorship committee of the Global Association of Fundraising Professionals as President of the MENA Chapter. 
     
    Mohsen speaks, teaches, and consults on public value creation / strategic management for public organization, diversity, inclusion, and employee engagement strategies. 

    He holds a B.Sc. in Economics from Cairo University, a GD in International Markets from the Arab Academy, and two Master degrees from The American University in Cairo and Harvard Kennedy School of Government in the US, both in Public Administration.

    Mohsen has two sons and a daughter. Deeply invested in strength and endurance sports, he participated in several international marathons, and coaches an amateur powerlifting team.

Wael Nafee
  • Wael Nafee
  • Partner
  • Partner
  • Raed Ventures
  • Raed Ventures
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Wael is a Computer Engineer, serial entrepreneur, and YC alumnus who has co-founded various startups in the Silicon Valley and the Middle East. He was one of the early employees of Careem and held roles including VP of Product Management and VP of Platform Superapp Business Unit until Uber's acquisition for $3.1bn. Wael is a techie at heart and has built technology products used by tens of millions of users worldwide. He is currently a Partner at Raed Ventures​, a VC firm ​investing in early stage startups in the region​,​ and is passionate about building tech capacity and fostering entrepreneurship in the MENA region.

Ahmed Mohamed Abd El-Aal
  • Ahmed Mohamed Abd El-Aal
  • Founder & CEO
  • Founder & CEO
  • 3BL Esports
  • 3BL Esports
  • Egypt
  • Ahmed Mohamed Abd El-Aal , CEO and Co-founder of 3BL Esports. The first professional E-sports team baseg from Upper Egypt, were we managed to make first feminine E-sports team in Egypt, and also managed promote 6 professional teams in 6 differentgames. Ahmed studied business administration and management, also studied Finance and accounting , which helped to increase the investment in the organization so much. Studied E commerce, also managed to give alot of talks about E-sports fields , and how to develop your brand .


    He launched his startup in 2020 after alot of experience gained in Esports field for the past 8 years . invested alot of time to be closer more and more to the community of E-sports , and professional teams in MENA Region , which led investors to invest in past 3 years more than 4 million EGP in 3BL Esports , as the field of Esports is having a tremendous positive scale, more than any other field. actually investing in new fields and generating gem ideas are always fascinating to do.

    He also Worked in real states field as public relations manager , and digital marketing manager for more than 2 years, achieving deals for more than 120 million EGP that made him gained alot of experience reflected into E-sports field .

    He was a partner at one of the most famous Gaming Cafes in upper Egypt , which was built at 2018 , which costed more than 2 millions at first 2 years , and managed to break even after the third year and now making 20% income from the capital money .

    Now the goal is to make 3BL Esports one of the most famous brands in whole world , where our vision is to include the brand name into every possible gaming field, after making alot of success by winning more than 20 tournaments for the past 3 years , and participating in world championships consistently even though that upper egypt is a very limited source town, but despite all odds, Ahmed sat the challenge up and high as max as he can .and now the aim is to locate a great investors to get the brand Bigger and wider Mena giant through the whole world and even outside of the mena Region, and we currently have been looking for a decent and competitive partner, regarding that the investors amount of funds had passed the 2 billion dollars in fund, and increaseing to 5 bliion by 2025 so searching for a decent investors is the lead to beat all odds to become ours, as we are 3BL, and we are the future

Khaled Ismail
  • Khaled Ismail
  • Chairman
  • 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.

Yasser El Dahmy
  • Yasser El Dahmy
  • Head Of E-Commerce
  • Head Of E-Commerce
  • Samsung Electronics..
  • Samsung Electronics Egypt S.A.E
  • Egypt
  • 12+ years experienced Business Development & E-Commerce consultant with a demonstrated history of working in different consumer goods industries . Skilled in Negotiation, Projects Management, Sales, Communication, and Strategic Planning

Laith Zraikat
  • Laith Zraikat
  • Senior Partner
  • Senior Partner
  • Arzan VC
  • Arzan VC
  • Jordan
  • "As Partner at Arzan Venture Capital ,Laith has led many investments into technology companies in MENA, North America, and UK. He covers most verticals but is specifically passionate about SaaS, marketplaces, logistics, and transportation. His investment thesis is: honest hard working founders with a mission. With an entrepreneurial background, Laith founded his first startup in 1997 to bring more people and businesses in Jordan onto the World Wide Web. Three years later that pivoted into what became one of the most notable startups in the Arab World; Jeeran.com. As Co-founder of Jeeran from 2000, Laith served many roles while shaping and executing the company’s product vision, and growing its user base from a handful of friends to nearly 7M users. In 2012 as Jeeran matured, he decided to take a step back. He took on advisory and consulting roles with startups such as TasmeemME, OpenSooq, Akhtaboot, LunchOn, and HelloWorldKids. 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
 a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Jordan."

Tarek Taha
  • Tarek Taha
  • Fintech & Innovation..
  • Fintech & Innovation Hub Director
  • CBE
  • CBE
  • Egypt

Dalia Ibrahim
  • Dalia Ibrahim
  • Founder & CEO
  • Founder & CEO
  • EdVentures
  • EdVentures
  • Egypt
  • Dalia Ibrahim is the CEO of Nahdet Misr Publishing House, an affiliate of Nahdet Misr Group, the pioneering education and publishing group that over the course of the past 80+ years has evolved into a regional icon of knowledge; becoming a globally-recognized provider of integrated and innovative educational and digital learning solutions. Dalia is also the founder of EdVentures; MENA’s first corporate venture capital specializing in Edtech, and the founder of Ta’heal for VET Skills Excellence, which provides solutions to unemployment based on demand-driven solutions.

Nina Dremelj
  • Nina Dremelj
  • President
  • President
  • Business Angels of S..
  • Business Angels of Slovenia
  • Slovenia
  • Nina Dremelj is the president of Business Angels of Slovenia. Her greatest passion is to help entrepreneurs turn their ideas into real, successful businesses. In last 5 Y she invested in more than 16 deals with average investment multiple 6.03 and helped close more than 40 deals valued 40+M. She is currently dedicated to Alita Capital as well, where they are the real investors - they invest relatively small amounts and a lot of their time and knowledge in extremely early founders or. founding teams with a lasting will to bring innovative projects to life. In the past, she co-owned and successfully managed the Swiss seed fund AlpVent AG. In 2021, under the auspices of business angels, she helped set up the first daFUND venture capital fund, supported by business angels (side car fund) and also invested in it.

Hany Soliman
  • Hany Soliman
  • General Manager Afri..
  • General Manager Africa
  • PayTabs
  • PayTabs
  • Egypt
  • Hany Soliman is equipped with 19 years of diversified experience in business development, wealth management, investment banking and strategic management serving SMEs, entrepreneurs and affluent segments in several countries and across different sectors: banking, document management, telecom and more recently, fintech. Hany used to head Commercial International Bank’s Innovation & Digital Strategic Alliance department where he was responsible for building the digital business value proposition and articulating the strategy to serve the unbanked segment through mobile products and payment solutions to achieve financial inclusion. He also worked to support startups and the entrepreneurship ecosystem to complement the Innovation department’s business proposition, moreover he managed the pre-seed/seed rounds for CIB's VC "CVentures". This led to CIB being positioned as the FinTech hub in the Egyptian market. Earlier Hany led the Business Banking Development for CIB, serving and supporting SMEs starting by setting a differentiated business model and introducing different financial and non-financial solutions to the SME market with a focus on positioning Business Banking as one of the best SME service providers. Throughout his career, Hany has participated in many strategic initiatives and programs as an advisor and mentor to SMEs and entrepreneurs on how to benefit from banking services and have access to finance at different stages of their life-cycle along with angel investment activities that got him deeply engaged with several startups in the market and join their advisory boards such as Digified, Dayra and KIWE. His knowledge is backed by an ICFA from the Chartered Institution for Securities and Investment in London and MBA from Phoenix University. In his current role, Hany leads PayTabs operations in Africa, also he is an Advisory Board Member for FinTech Galaxy, a Board Member at EFG EV Fintech and an Ambassador for Africa Berlin Network.

Ayman Ismail
  • Ayman Ismail
  • Director
  • Director
  • AUC Venture Lab
  • AUC Venture Lab
  • Egypt
  • Ayman Ismail is an international expert in entrepreneurship and economic development. He is currently the Abdul Latif Jameel Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurship and Associate Professor at AUC School of Business and the founding director of AUC Venture Lab and AUC Angels. He is a co-founder, angel investor or board member in several fast-growing startups in fintech, microfinance and logistics. Previously, he was a research fellow at Harvard Kennedy School, a consultant in McKinsey & Company’s New York office, a co-founder and managing partner at Enovio Consulting, and a Young Global Leader (YGL) at the World Economic Forum (WEF). He received his PhD in International Economic Development from MIT.

Ayman Essawy
  • Ayman Essawy
  • Co-Founder & Managin..
  • Co-Founder & Managing Director
  • Lucky financial
  • Lucky financial
  • Egypt
  • "Ayman Essawy is the Co-Founder & Managing Director of Lucky financial, Egypt’s leading consumer fintech platform. In 2022, Lucky was recognized by Forbes as one of the top 10 most funded FinTech's in the middle east & the 1st in Egypt. As a serial entrepreneur in MEA region for over a decade & before embarking on the journey to build Lucky, Ayman co-founded Dsquares, currently the leading loyalty solutions provider in the region operating in 7 markets. In addition, Ayman's corporate career includes leadership roles at Vodafone & Temasek, angel invests & sits on the board of a few tech startups in Egypt. Ayman has been an EE for more than 5 years & recently assigned as endeavor Egypt board member. Studied electronics engineering & a Columbia business school, entrepreneurial Africa-executive program."

Mostafa Menessy
  • Mostafa Menessy
  • Cofounder & CTO
  • Cofounder & CTO
  • Paymob
  • Paymob
  • Egypt
  • Mostafa Menessy holds a BSc in Computer Science from the American University in Cairo. His passion for Computer Security, Financial Services, and Entrepreneurship led him to meet his fellow co-founders to start Paymob, the leading Digital Payments company known for processing millions of transactions and billions of dollars in transaction volume. Since then, he has been on a mission along with his team to pave the way on how the power of scalable technology can help in improving the state of the underserved.

Nora Toma
  • Nora Toma
  • Deputy CEO
  • Deputy CEO
  • Education For Employ..
  • Education For Employment-Egypt
  • Egypt
  • Nora Toma is a philanthropist, social entrepreneur and angel investor in Egypt. Nora the Deputy CEO of Education For Employment-Egypt, a nonprofit that aims to bridge the gap between youth and income-generating employment and entrepreneurship opportunities. Nora has over 20 years of experience in Strategy, Finance and Investment, with exposure that expands beyond Egypt into sub-Saharan Africa.
    Nora is passionate about empowering youth and believes that economic empowerment is a fundamental starting point. She believes that start-ups are the biggest hope for the youth bulge in Egypt and the Middle East, where the number of youth is larger than the number of available decent jobs.
    Nora is trained as a business mentor and certified as corporate director.

Youssef Mohsen
  • Youssef Mohsen
  • Founder & Managing p..
  • Founder & Managing partner
  • Anubis
  • Anubis
  • Egypt
  • Youssef Mohsen founded Anubis Gaming, the first professional eSports team in Africa & the Middle East in 2015. For 7 years Anubis has been pivotal to the growth of the gaming industry in Egypt through it's achievements. They have won multiple regional Championships across many gaming titles, and have also brought the region it's first World Championship in 2021. Building on their success Anubis became sponsored by Mercedes, Etisalat and Virtual Quest, transforming the way the region views the esport/professional gamer profession.

Amr Kawashti
  • Amr Kawashti
  • Cofounder & Managing..
  • Cofounder & Managing Partner
  • In Your Shoe
  • In Your Shoe
  • Egypt
  • A 27 year old Entrepreneur with an experience in areas within Fashion, Ecommerce, Growth Hacking & Online Identity.

    Co-founder & Managing Partner at In Your Shoe, a direct to consumer brand focusing on creating colorful & statement fashion items allowing people to express who they’re.

Ahmed El Assy
  • Ahmed El Assy
  • Co-founder & CPO
  • Co-founder & CPO
  • Gameball
  • Gameball
  • Egypt
  • Ahmed El Assy is the co-founder and chief product at Gameball. He brings in years of experience in loyalty solutions, user experience & product management. He is the mastermind behind some of the most notable loyalty initiatives in the MENA region serving more than 150 million customers.

Mohamed Hamza
  • Mohamed Hamza
  • FinTech and Open Inn..
  • FinTech and Open Innovation Program Manager
  • Banque Misr
  • Banque Misr
  • Egypt

Tarek Magdy
  • Tarek Magdy
  • Founder and CEO
  • Founder and CEO
  • Waffarha
  • Waffarha
  • Egypt

Keith Wallace
  • Keith Wallace
  • Chairman
  • Chairman
  • BAN Netherlands
  • BAN Netherlands
  • Netherlands
  • Honorary President of the DeInvesteerdersClub, Treasurer of BAN Nederland and Senior Investment Manager at Hivos Impact Investments. Global Ringmaster, Get In The Ring

    Keith is a Scotsman who made the move to The Netherlands where he works with inspiring people to create gains for people and planet through profit. From this lowland base he travels widely, to service partners and clients in Europe, Asia and Africa. He’s been known to wear a top hat and tails, but is far more to be seen in his ubiquitous blue blazer.

Tamer Azer
  • Tamer Azer
  • Partner
  • Partner
  • Shorooq Partners
  • Shorooq Partners
  • Egypt
  • Tamer Azer is a Partner at Shorooq Partners, a leading early-stage Venture Capital firm in the Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan (MENAP) region.

    Tamer began his career at the forefront of policy making with one of the world’s most influential business designers. He then went on and co-founded a number of startups and worked closely with several entrepreneurs for many years. He later joined Fahrenheit 212 as a Senior Innovation Consultant.

    In 2016, he returned to Egypt to join A15, where he led investments and venture development. In 2019, he went on to join Sawari Ventures as Principal.

    Tamer holds a bachelor’s from the University of Toronto and a Masters from the University of Oxford.

Marcel Dridje
  • Marcel Dridje
  • Board Member
  • Board Member
  • EUROPEAN BUSINESS AN..
  • EUROPEAN BUSINESS ANGELS NETWORK
  • Qatar
  • MARCEL BRUNO DRIDJE is a British Citizen currently leading these Initiatives:

    Sophia Business Angels President / EBAN Board Member/co-founder of MEDANGELS and MDBAN / Mentor at the ISA BICC Cork Ireland/ Executive Coach / Business Angels trainer / International Business Dev and GTM Strategist.

    A seasoned European Sales Executive, Marcel has substantial field experience helping IT and Telecom start-ups 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 start-ups (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. He walked away from his first position with IBM UK as an Applications Engineer greatly relieved to embark on a career in sales...his forte and passion.

    Bi-Lingual in French and English with a working knowledge of Spanish, Italian, German and Arabic.

    Three major highlights from his career include helping Airespace to be the #2 WLAN in EMEA market share and positioned Cisco to be #1 WLAN vendor worldwide. He has helped start promoting Cisco VCE alliance (VMware, EMC, Cisco) and the BMC OEM relationship to Kick Start their first SP IaaS Cloud offering on a worldwide basis .He also pioneered the French ISP Internet business while leading Ascend’s insertion into FT/Orange first ISP business to include ISDNET, OLEANE and Internetway back in 1995-1999.

    Marcel most recently left CISCO Systems in 2013 after 30 years in IT and Telecom Sales to start his new venture as a Business Angel to help start-ups with seed money, VC connections and International Business development & GTM Strategy. Ivas Systems ,FAVEEO ,Digitalarti ,OnePulse,Mpearl,Netwookie and Cyberflowanalytics ( Just acquired by Webroot Inc) are some of his star ventures. Currently focusing on the new AI investments projects.

    A self-proclaimed Serial Entrepreneur & Intrapreneur, 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.

    Currently he is giving Master Classes for both Junior and Senior BA associations across EMEA, including the ‘Investment Readiness’ workshops for start-ups going through their Incubators & Accelerators scale up programs.

Hazem Kamel
  • Hazem Kamel
  • Managing Director Pr..
  • Managing Director Private Equity
  • NICapital, Egypt
  • NICapital, Egypt
  • Egypt
  • "Hazem Kamel joined NI Capital as the Managing Director bringing with him approximately 20 years of corporate experience in various Investment management activities in Egypt as well as the wider MENA region, on his current capacity he led the establishment of the PE department at NI capital, developed Ayday Investment strategy and executed several transactions worth more than EGP 1 BN. Prior to joining NI Capital, Kamel was the Chairman and Managing Director of Naeem Financial Investments (the Asset Management arm of Naeem Holding, one of the largest growing investment banks in the MENA region) with a mandate to drive the strategy and daily operations in both Egypt and UAE. Prior to that, Kamel headed Naeem’s Investment Unit where he was responsible for growing the AUM in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from USD0.5bn to USD3.1bn, as well as running the operations of the Investment Management Division. Kamel began his career at Prime Holding in 1997 and acquired extensive financial expertise from various positions within the organization. Hazem serves on several boards, including Egypt Venture, Enmaa for leasing and Tamweely for Micro Finance. Kamel holds MBA from Maastricht School of Management, Netherlands, Executive Education in Fintech and Equity valuation from Saïd Business School, Oxford University and BSc in Accounting, English section from Ain Shams University, Egypt."

Michael Mounir Habib
  • Michael Mounir Habib
  • Head of IT and Digit..
  • Head of IT and Digital Transformation
  • Eva Pharma
  • Eva Pharma
  • Egypt
  • Michael is A digital transformation expert with extended years of experience. A proven leader of Product Owners, Solution Architects, Program and Project Managers and Software Development teams across the digital ecosystem. Proven experience in building agile teams, leading by example, and providing mentorship for solution innovation strategies and smarter customer engagement principles.


    Michael Holds several positions at Mobinil/Orange Egypt , and now he is Head of IT and Digital Transformation -EVA Pharma Group

Francesca Bombassei
  • Francesca Bombassei
  • Global Partnerships
  • Global Partnerships
  • Seedstars
  • Seedstars
  • Egypt
  • Francesca joined Seedstars after having taken part in the launch of an HRTech in France and co-founded a social entrepreneurship course with the UN-mandated University for Peace. At Seedstars she worked as a VC analyst MENA before managing the group's activities in the region. She eventually took on a global position as partnership manager where she works on strategic partnerships across the globe and the spinning off of new products.

Jailan Yousri
  • Jailan Yousri
  • E-Business Manager
  • E-Business Manager
  • Cleopatra Hospitals..
  • Cleopatra Hospitals Group
  • Egypt
  • HealthTech guru, graduated from Faculty of Arts- English Department, literature section. Before working in digital transformation, I have got my professional masters in Freight Forwarding business and Economy, and then shifted my career to advertising and digital transformation. I have worked on the agency-side, client-side, and built up teams for other clients and in house. In the last 8 years, I have specialized in Healthcare industry and its digitalization with concentration on patients’ experience and engagement online and offline.

    Since 2006, I worked with many NGOS, programs, projects and youth Initiatives on different positions. I was working in Bibliotheca Alexandrina, RAYA Social Media, and Innovideas LLC. Also, I have worked as Group Marketing Manager for Andalusia Medical Group in Egypt and KSA. In the last couple of years, I joined Elaj Group as Group Marketing Communications Manager, then Cleopatra hospitals Group as Digital Communications Manager, since 2019. Now, I am E-business manager for Cleopatra hospitals Group.

    In the public society, I am mentoring several startups with Flat6labs, Start Egypt, and Health2.0; and I was being selected to be a public speaker in many HealthTech events in Egypt and Middle East. Recently I have been selected to be a core member in The Egyptian Junior Business Association EJB, and a member in HIMSS Middle East Steering Committee.

Nicolas Rouhana
  • Nicolas Rouhana
  • Chairman & CEO
  • Chairman & CEO
  • IM Fndng
  • IM Fndng
  • Lebanon
  • Dr. Nicolas Rouhana (PhD) is currently the Chairman and CEO of IM Fndng, grouping IM Capital & IM Ventures aggregating $60M respectfully funded under USAID MENA Investment Initiative & Lebanon Investment Initiative, providing Matching Capital, Equity Guarantee and Technical Assistance to businesses and investors in Lebanon. The funds co-created the first Seed accelerator SpEED@BDD in Lebanon that graduated more than 35 startups, created and managed 5 business angel groups (Seeders & LWAF) with more than 135 angel investors, trained more than 65 mentors, invested in more than 45 startups, leveraged more than $40M from private capital, and created and maintained more than 800 jobs.




    Between 2002 & 2015, Nicolas was the Executive Director of Berytech, a leading Technology Business Innovation & Incubation Center in Lebanon. He is currently President of the Internet Society-Lebanon Chapter and the current Chairman of Speed@BDD accelerator, he is also board member of Berytech and several Lebanese technology companies.




    Nicolas has a Telecommunications Engineering degree from Saint-Joseph University in Beirut, a PhD in Networking Systems from Université Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris, and an EDP graduate from INSEAD, France.

Sabrina Salama
  • Sabrina Salama
  • Head of MENA Partner..
  • Head of MENA Partnerships
  • Seedstars
  • Seedstars
  • France
  • "Sabrina is the Head of MENA Partnerships at Seedstars, a Swiss company working to impact people’s lives in emerging markets, through innovation and technology. Sabrina believes in the power of entrepreneurship as an answer to today’s challenges and the power of cross-border knowledge transfer. She has a real passion towards working on initiatives supporting entrepreneurs in their growth journey. Prior to working in the entrepreneurship ecosystem, she worked as a Policy Officer at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She currently lives between Paris and Cairo and also lived in the UK, Morocco and Qatar. Sabrina has conducted research work related to the entrepreneurship ecosystem in the MENA region and she graduated from a Dual Master’s Degree in International Governance and Intelligence from Sciences Po Grenoble, France."

Menna Rabie
  • Menna Rabie
  • Director
  • Director
  • DMZ Cairo
  • DMZ Cairo
  • Egypt
  • Menna is currently the DMZ Cairo Director. Menna has a track record of developing and implementing startup-building programs. She has worked with Rainmaking Global on corporate innovation, corporate backed accelerators; the GIZ on entrepreneurship education; and Bedaya Center for entrepreneurship, one of the first governmental centers to support startups and SMEs.

    A seasoned expert in international development cooperation, she has also worked with bi-lateral organizations such as the GIZ, and KfW, among others, to implement private sector development and job creation projects.

    Menna holds a master’s degree in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship from the University of Manchester, as a Chevening alumnus, and an MBA from ESLSCA business school.

Mohamed Akmal
  • Mohamed Akmal
  • Managing Director
  • Managing Director
  • Career 180
  • Career 180
  • Egypt
  • Co-founder of Career 180, Freelance yard, & Talent Yard, Mohamed Akmal is an entrepreneur, event manager, career coach, and trainer par excellence. He has amassed a decade of experience founding multiple successful businesses and delivering hundreds of training courses. Akmal was also the co-founder of one of Egypt's top co-working spaces, Ebda3. A distinguished name in the career-related fairs and events, Akmal has continuously put on mega-successful job fairs throughout the years, such as Egypt Career Summit and Freelance Job Fair. Akmal is also a top-notch project manager having managed multi-million-pound projects for world-renowned companies like Etisalat, OLX, PepsiCo, Dream, and DMG.

Khalil El Bawab
  • Khalil El Bawab
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • Misr Capital
  • Misr Capital
  • Egypt
  • Mr. Khalil El Bawab is currently the CEO & Managing Director of Misr Capital (MC); the Investment Banking arm of Banque Misr, the Second Largest bank in Egypt. He joined MC in November 2018 and managed to grow the business from just Asset Management (AM) & Direct Investments to expand to become a full-fledged Investment Bank. MC currently have a footprint and active operations in AM; which became the largest AM in Egypt with AUMs surpassing EGP 38 Bln from just EGP 1.2 Bln before he joined, Private Equity, Fixed Income Brokerage, and Investment Banking activities.

    Mr. El Bawab is also the Chairman of Misr Capital Fixed Income Brokerage and a non-executive board member in BM Lease, Misr Digital Transformation.

    Mr. El Bawab headed the Fixed Income Division at EFG-Hermes AM. He was the Managing Director of Hermes Fund Management and a key member of the Investment Committee overseeing the Fixed Income Investment Team. He spent more than 11 years at EFG Hermes. During his reign at EFG-Hermes, the AUMs of the Fixed Income mandates grew more than seven folds reaching EGP 18bn (it was EGP 10bn when he left). Mr. El Bawab managed a variety of Money Market Funds including Credit Agricole Money Market Fund (MMF), Bank of Alexandria MMF, and Qatar National Bank “Themar” MMF, Bank Audi MMF, and Arab Investment Bank MMF. Since joining the firm in 2007, EFG Hermes AM has consistently outperformed market peers in the Egyptian market and has received several awards and distinctions from major local and international prominent institutions including Zawya, EIMA and MENA Fund Manager Awards marking its robust performance. Among those awards, EFG Hermes AM received several awards & distinctions in the MM & FI universe including the title of "Money Market Fund of the Year in the MENA region" for five times in seven years from the London-based MENA Fund Manager Awards, in addition to “Best MM Fund in Egypt” for four times in six years presented by Thomson Reuters/Zawya MENA AM Awards (before Zawya was acquired by Thomson Reuters). Last but not least, he was one of the key team members who managed to win the best AM firm in Egypt presented by MENA Fund Manager Awards for six times in seven years.

    Moreover, Mr. El Bawab was in charge of managing the 1st structured capital protected fund in Egypt; HSBC’s Fund "Istikrar" in addition to managing the 1st Fixed Income fund in Egypt for Bank of Alexandria in 2010 which was the first Egyptian FI fund to receive a high commendation; in the MENA region, by the MENA Fund Manager Awards in 2015. He is also co-managing the Principal Bank of Agriculture & Development (El Massy) Balanced Fund which has recently received the title of “Balanced Fund of the Year” for 2012 performance from the London-based MENA Fund Manager Awards. In addition to the funds, Mr. El Bawab was also managing a variety of discretionary portfolios for some of the region’s premiere banks, institutions, and high-net-worth individuals.

    Prior to joining EFG-Hermes AM in May 2007; Mr. El Bawab held the position of the Assistant Chief Dealer at Arab Bank plc's Treasury & Capital Markets Department; where he worked since 1998 and was one of the leading primary dealers since its introduction in Egypt.

    Mr. El Bawab is also a freelance lecturer in Managerial & Corporate Finance, AM, Treasury Products, & Risk Management.

    Mr. El Bawab is a CPM and pursued his MBA in Banking and Finance from Maastricht School of Management, Netherlands in 2008 with distinction and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration; Finance Concentration with high honors from the American University in Cairo in 1998.

Syrine Ben Mansour
  • Syrine Ben Mansour
  • Principal
  • Principal
  • Hambro Perks Oryx Fu..
  • Hambro Perks Oryx Fund
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Syrine joined the Hambro Perks Oryx Fund in June 2021. She focuses on screening, selecting, and assessing emerging technology start-ups based in the MENA region. She is also executing new investments and portfolio management.

    Syrine previously worked at EQ2 Ventures as an Investment Associate and as a Private Equity Analyst at Rothschild. Syrine holds a bachelor’s in economics & management and a master’s in finance from Université Paris Dauphine.

    Syrine is fluent in three languages: English, Arabic, and French.

Kim Balle
  • Kim Balle
  • CEO and owner
  • CEO and owner
  • XO.company
  • XO.company
  • Denmark
  • Kim Balle is the CEO and co-founder of Global Startup Awards, which is the biggest independent startup ecosystem competition in the world, created in 2012. Global Startup Awards is operated and owned by innovation agency XO.company. Kim Balle also owns a digital content agency operating out of the Nordic with clients such as Porsche.

Moustafa Elrefaey
  • Moustafa Elrefaey
  • Chief Culinary Offic..
  • Chief Culinary Officer and Cofounder
  • Zooba restaurants
  • Zooba restaurants
  • Egypt
  • Born and raised in Tanta, Egypt, into an environment where love and respect for food and its culture was one of the pillars of his family traditions and rituals.

    Upon graduating from his culinary school at Henry Ford College Dearborn, Michigan, USA; Moustafa shove off for the bright light in the big country, where he worked at a wide variety of restaurants and gained his experiences. He has worked under influential leaders of the Italian culinary profession who have influenced his culinary philosophy and depth of knowledge.


    Throughout the challenges faced him in his life and career, he manage to grow and become a successful entrepreneur by starting his own business. Chef Moustafa is currently the Executive Chef, Cofounder and Partner for Zooba Home Grown in Egypt and in New York. His culinary philosophy and passion reflects the growing trend towards a healthier and natural lifestyle. Working with neighboring farmers to seek out the finest in regional and local organic produce is the essence of his approach. Chef Moustafa creates cuisine that pleases the senses so that the natural flavors of the food express themselves.

    Moustafa manage to step out of his comfort zone and took a lot of challenges in life and reached his goals, he became a Professor, teaching Professional Cooking and introduction to hospitality, The Egyptian Ambassador at the culture and Heritage committee, The technical chef for the EU for the Mediterranean Diet Project, the Egyptian ambassador at the WORLD CHEFS WITHOUT BORDERS, and the winner of the Falafel Festival in London 2016.

    Moustafa is an exceptional innovative executive chef with strong leadership qualification combined with outstanding team building skills. He is an accomplished experienced food service consultant, who believes that each and every project deserves new and unique ideas, so he brings his expertise, professional background, vision, skills and passion to all of his assigned projects.


    He spent a decade of challenges, successes, efforts and accomplishments in the field of documenting The Egyptian food heritage. As a chef he was the most capable model for introducing the spirit of the Egyptian cuisine. Moustafa was the most brilliant to find a permanent and renewed rhythm to add to the memory of the culinary community. Lately, He worked on different projects to document the history of the Egyptian cuisine, which is what he call “Egyptian culinary originality”, Clarifying the facts and details in every scientific honesty and record all the victories and setbacks that accompanied its development through different times, in order to deepen the values derived from the history of the Egyptian cuisine and keep pace with developments taking place in the whole world.

    His culinary philosophy and passion reflects the growing trend towards a healthier and natural lifestyle. Working with neighboring farmers to seek out the finest in regional and local organic produce is the essence of his approach. Chef Moustafa creates cuisine that pleases the senses so that the natural flavors of the food express themselves.

    In addition to cooking, Chef Moustafa's passion is to develop younger chefs to discover their own talents in the same way that he was encouraged in his early career. With this aim, he serves and encourages young chefs to attend cooking courses and cooking workshops, and provides ongoing coaching support to upcoming talents.

    His Favorite thing to do is to travel all over Egypt to discover the Hidden Treasures that makes Egyptian Cuisine very unique.

    Favorite Quote: “As chefs we get paid to play with food....so I make sure to enjoy that”.

Walid Bakr
  • Walid Bakr
  • Founding Partner
  • Founding Partner
  • Ripples Impact
  • Ripples Impact
  • Egypt
  • Walid is a Private Equity veteran with over 20 years of experience in investment, finance, management, and operational roles across the Middle East, Europe, and the USA. His investment expertise and responsibilities span deal origination, execution, value creation, and exits. His operational and entrepreneurial background enrich his strategic insights and management support he can extend to companies he supports, invests in, and leads. Walid structured and developed successful investment strategies and platforms that were instrumental in raising several funds, including the very successful USD 400 mln North Africa Fund II with participation of global high-profile investors.

    Walid is Managing Partner of Ripples Impact – a newly established boutique investment and financial advisory firm with a focus on growth strategies, restructuring and reorganization. From 2009, and until his departure in Q2 2017, Walid has been a Managing Director with the Abraaj Group ($14 Bln AUM). He led Abraaj’s Egyptian operations and was a senior member of the MENA investment team. During his tenure he led one of the most successful investment portfolios in Egypt with over USD 1+ Bln of NAV, and two of his investments ranked among the top EGX performers. Most notably, he was responsible for the investment in, structuring & subsequent successful listing of Cleopatra Hospital Co. (Egypt’s largest Hospital Group, CLHO.EGX).

    Prior to joining Abraaj, Walid was a director with Riyada Ventures (A boutique regional investment bank), and previously Managing Director of Technology Development Fund (TDF, Egypt’s 1st VC fund). He started his career with AT&T in Kuwait and moved on to manage and establish several technology companies in France and the US.

    Walid served, and continues to serve, as a director on the boards of local and regional companies across Egypt, UAE and Jordan. He’s an Independent Director and head of the Audit Committee of Alexandria New Medical Center (Egypt’s 2nd largest independent hospital – AMES.EGX). He previously served on the boards of Egypt’s largest hospital group (CHG; CLHO.EGX) as well as Egypt’s largest education group CIRA (CIRA.EGX) ahead of its listing.

    Walid is actively engaged with education and entrepreneurship initiatives in Egypt. He served on the Board of Trustees of Education for Employment (EFE) Egypt, Bidaya Fund’s (Government SME Fund) advisory board, AUC’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation counsel and is an active Endeavor mentor. He’s an active angel investor and startup mentor and serves on the boards of several technology and education companies.

    Walid has been selected as an Eisenhower Fellow in 2017 and a Kauffman Fellow in 2013. He holds a BSc in Engineering with top honors from Alexandria University.

Selma Ribica
  • Selma Ribica
  • Managing Partner
  • Managing Partner
  • First Circle Capital
  • First Circle Capital
  • United Kingdom
  • Selma Ribica is a Fintech entrepreneur, VC investor and a veteran of the African FinTech industry. As an early executive at M-Pesa, she was in charge of expansion and product innovation. After that, Selma founded, scaled and sold a FinTech business in London, serving underbanked migrants. Since 2017, Selma has been investing in FinTech including names like Qonto , Expensya , Bamboo , Dash , THNDR etc. Now based out of Casablanca, Selma is managing an early-stage fintech fund for Africa First Circle Capital . She serves on board of fintech businesses in the region and advises prominent venture capital investors in Africa. INSEAD MBA graduate, Selma has lived in nine countries so far, and speaks 6 languages.

Amr Fawzi
  • Amr Fawzi
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • Goodsmart
  • Goodsmart
  • Egypt
  • Amr is the founder of GoodsMart, He studied Mechanical Engineering, ERP systems and database analysis. He worked with several companies in more than 15 countries around the world, travelling helped him shape his personality, expanded his awareness and introduced him to a great diversity of people.

Moaaz Hossam
  • Moaaz Hossam
  • Chief Product Office..
  • Chief Product Officer
  • Rology
  • Rology
  • Egypt

Germine Bouchnack
  • Germine Bouchnack
  • Associate & Egypt Op..
  • Associate & Egypt Operations Manager
  • Middle East Venture..
  • Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP)
  • Egypt
  • Germine has 5 years of experience in banking, venture capital, and the entrepreneurship ecosystem. Germine is currently an Associate and Egypt Operations Manager at MEVP. She joined the company 2 years ago to launch MEVP's Egypt office and is currently working, along the Managing Director, on expanding MEVP's footprint in North and Sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to joining MEVP, Germine worked in the investment unit at Flat6Labs where she helped manage a portfolio of over 55 startups across diverse industries. Prior to that, Germine was an Assistant Product Development Manager at the Commercial International Bank (CIB). During her time at CIB, she worked alongside the bank's senior management on revamping the SME Banking department's strategy, products, and processes. Germine holds a bachelor's degree in Management Technology, with a double major in Economics and Finance, from The German University in Cairo. During her undergraduate years, Germine led several entrepreneurial initiatives and conducted her bachelor thesis on the Egyptian SME financing landscape.

Heba Labib
  • Heba Labib
  • Director of NilePren..
  • Director of NilePreneurs
  • Nile University
  • Nile University
  • Egypt
  • Heba Labib, PhD is the Director of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness Center, IECC, at Nile University. She is also the director of NilePreneurs, a nationwide initiative to support startups and SMEs through capacity building, incubation, and innovation support. From 2014 through 2016, she has managed the Technology Commercialization and Industry Relations Office at Nile University. From 2011 through 2014, she was the founder and executive director of NU100, a nationwide entrepreneurship initiative for techpreneurs who have developmental ideas. The initiative resulted in the establishment of 18 companies. In 2007, Ms. Labib had partnered in setting up Palm Paper, a wastepaper recycling mill, where she had played multiple roles in procurement operations and logistics and later in product development and establishing the company’s sales operations. In 2004 Ms. Labib started Nile’s Gift, a company that processes and exports “Medicinal and Aromatic Plants”. Ms. Labib has won several entrepreneurship awards for the aforementioned businesses from Arab Business Challenge in 2007 in UAE, Business in Development Challenge in 2006, Netherlands, and the Shell “Intelaqah for Best Business Idea” Award in 2005 in Oman. She has also and participated in several Entrepreneurship seminars. Prior to the aforementioned ventures, Ms. Labib’s experience includes diligent studies on utilization of rice straw waste to convert to MDF and conducting a research study for the FAO on the “Gender Roles in the Production of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants”. Heba Labib holds a BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering from Oakland University, MI, and later she shifted to the field of Management of Technology, with MSc and PhD from Nile University, Egypt.

Nadim Nazha
  • Nadim Nazha
  • Executive Director -..
  • Executive Director - Investment Banking
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Goldman Sachs
  • United Arab Emirates

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

Hicham Arafa
  • Hicham Arafa
  • COO
  • COO
  • Brightskies
  • Brightskies
  • Egypt
  • "Hicham Arafa brings 25 years of Engineering Management experience. He led and contributed to the building of many leading technology companies in Egypt. Hicham Has been acting as COO for Brightskies Since Q4’2017 where his leading the growth of the company from 40 engineers to 120 engineers in 2020 and a target to grow to 100’s of engineers in the next few years. Brightskies is a leading engineering service company in Alexandria working in the Area of High Performance Computing, Automotive Embedded System and Enterprise Solutions development. Hicham was previously the R&D director and deputy GM for Valeo Egypt, since 2011. Valeo Egypt is Valeo’s biggest software development center, employing more than 2000 Engineer and serving all of Valeo’s Business Groups Prior to his role at Valeo Mr. Arafa worked with Intel Corp as the business development manager for Egypt, Levant and North Africa, where he opened multiple offices for Intel in Algeria, Morocco and Libya. Prior to that Hicham served as the strategic initiatives manager for Intel’s Platform Definition Center based in Cairo. The Cairo center is one of the four that Intel opened worldwide to define, plan and develop specific products for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa region. Mr. Arafa joined Intel in the USA, in 1999 where he worked for the Enterprise Server Group, then The Embedded Intel Architecture Division as validation architect prior to his return to Egypt in 2003 to work for the Sales and Marketing Group. Mr. Arafa was born in Cairo 1971, he received his B.Sc in Electrical Communications from Cairo University in 1994, his MSEE, in high performance computing from West Virginia University, in 1998, and his MBA in technology management from the W.P.Carey school of business at Arizona State University, in 2003"

Sabrine Assem
  • Sabrine Assem
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • Untap
  • Untap
  • Egypt
  • Sabrine Assem is the Founder and CEO of Untap, a competition management platform enabling innovation-driven organizations to tap into the power of open innovation and generate creative solutions. We help organizations plan, launch, manage, promote and assess open innovation challenges, hackathons, startup programs, creative contests, employee innovation programs, and more.

    Sabrine got her Master's degree in Digital Innovation and Information Systems from Warwick Business School in the UK and is a Chevening Alumni member.

    She worked as an innovation consultant and researcher at the German-Arab Chamber of Industry & Commerce and multiple other entities before founding Untap. She is also the founder of SolverMine, a former open innovation intermediary connecting organizations with R&D challenges to networks of problem solvers through crowdsourcing and innovation challenges.

    Sabrine graduated from the German School in Alexandria and is a proud Alexandrian. She's also a graduate of the German University in Cairo (GUC), where she majored in Innovation Management and Information Systems and used to work as a Teaching Assistant.

Mohamed Wahby
  • Mohamed Wahby
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • AMAN E-Payments
  • AMAN E-Payments
  • Egypt
  • WORK EXPERIENCE

    Mohamed Wahby currently serves as the CEO of AMAN E-Payments, a leading FINTECH Company that pledges a better quality of life to people through convenient, easy and available e-payment solutions. Prior to his role in AMAN, Wahby was the CEO of Raya Social Media, one of the newest subsidiaries of Raya Holding. Since its inception in 2011, Raya Social Media launched nassya.com, the first hyper-local social network in Egypt and the Arab world. Prior to Raya, Wahby spent all of his professional career in the ICT sector in Egypt, working for distinguished companies including Microsoft, IBM, The Bank of Nova Scotia and others in various positions including technology management, audience, and product marketing, and product development.

    Under Wahby’s leadership, AMAN aspires to become the leading FINTECH Company in the region and envisions an ultimate Egyptian cash-less society with full financial inclusion, previously unattainable segments of Egypt’s population.


    EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

    Wahby holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from Ain Shams University and a Master’s in Computer Science from the University of Louisville. Wahby also holds an MBA from RITI, Maastricht School of Management in addition to graduating from the Advanced Management Program (AMP) at the Harvard Business School.

Omar Abdelhady
  • Omar Abdelhady
  • Head of Growth
  • Head of Growth
  • valU
  • valU
  • Egypt
  • I hold10 of years of experience in Growth and Marketing in telecom, ride hailing, and consumer financing, within Egypt and Internationally. I use this experience, my knowledge of Data, and tools to make decisions on how to grow products and businesses.

Mahmoud Elkomy
  • Mahmoud Elkomy
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • ROBOTO for artificia..
  • ROBOTO for artificial intelligence
  • Egypt
  • Mahmoud is a Mechatronics Engineer, graduated from Faculty of Engineering, Tanta University.

    He received a silver medal in The Geneva International Exhibition of Inventions 2021 for early medical diagnosis using artificial intelligence (CIRA).

    • Worked as a volunteer researcher at the Military Technical College in the unmanned integrated systems for a period followed by military service inside the college to complete research for a period of 7 years.

    • Worked since 2013 in the jet factory in the Arab Organization for Industrialization (AOI) and carried out many studies that reflected the modernization of traditional mechanical operation machines and also shared some military technologies for jet engines.

    • He participated in the local communications that are related to the coming industrial revolution

    • He established the initiative Robotics for all in 2015 and graduated an innovative generation capable of keeping pace with the world in technology and intelligence, so he sponsors (ROBOTO Academy). The number of students at the academy has reached 1,800 students so far.

    • He invented the robot "CIRA" February 2020 as the first medical robot in Egypt with self-efforts and as the first robot to take PCR swabs, ranked by the United Nations at the level as one of the top 50 innovations and according to Forbes Middle East magazine for the top 100 innovations and also according to Reuters One of the top 20 medical robots in the world. Recently, the robot CIRA won the silver medal at the Geneva Inventions in its exceptional session 2021 and 2022.

    • Established Artifinity as the first Egyptian limited liability company for artificial intelligence and space technology.

    Influencer in world youth forum 2022.

Tarek Assaad
  • Tarek Assaad
  • Managing Partner
  • Managing Partner
  • Algebra Ventures
  • Algebra Ventures
  • Egypt
  • Tarek Assaad is Managing Partner at Algebra Ventures, Egypt’s leading VC fund. Tarek is also Managing Partner at Ideavelopers where he has been managing $50m of VC investments since 2009, including some of Egypt’s most prominent technology startups. Tarek is a director of Smart Card Applications, SiWare and IdealRatings. In this role, he was also responsible for the investment in Fawry, the leading bill payment and presentment company in Egypt, which realized a $100m exit in 2015.

    Tarek started his career as an engineer at Lucent Technologies then as a software developer for SAQQARA Systems, an internet startup in Silicon Valley. He later became General Manager of CID Consulting where he led the company’s high growth, helping it to become one of the leading local consulting firms in Egypt.

    Tarek holds a B.Sc. in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Ain Shams University in Cairo and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Germine Bouchnack
  • Germine Bouchnack
  • Associate & Egypt Op..
  • Associate & Egypt Operations Manager
  • Middle East Venture..
  • Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP)
  • Germine has 5 years of experience in banking, venture capital, and the entrepreneurship ecosystem. Germine is currently an Associate and Egypt Operations Manager at MEVP. She joined the company 2 years ago to launch MEVP's Egypt office and is currently working, along the Managing Director, on expanding MEVP's footprint in North and Sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to joining MEVP, Germine worked in the investment unit at Flat6Labs where she helped manage a portfolio of over 55 startups across diverse industries. Prior to that, Germine was an Assistant Product Development Manager at the Commercial International Bank (CIB). During her time at CIB, she worked alongside the bank's senior management on revamping the SME Banking department's strategy, products, and processes. Germine holds a bachelor's degree in Management Technology, with a double major in Economics and Finance, from The German University in Cairo. During her undergraduate years, Germine led several entrepreneurial initiatives and conducted her bachelor thesis on the Egyptian SME financing landscape.

Mina William
  • Mina William
  • Strategic Alliance M..
  • Strategic Alliance Manager
  • PayTabs Egypt
  • PayTabs Egypt
  • Egypt
  • Experienced in Business Development & Product Development, Comes across with 10 years of diversified experience in Business development and SME's businesses, through 3 industries ( Banking, Operators and Financial services ) With a project management background and credit analysis .


    Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) International Business Management ( Faculty of Management Sciences), PMP & CMA Certified Member.

Daniel Hastik
  • Daniel Hastik
  • Partner
  • Partner
  • Nextech Ventures
  • Nextech Ventures
  • Czech Republic
  • Daniel Hastik, Partner in Nextech Ventures, a VC fund with a focus on tech startups in Europe. He established various online businesses in Uganda, Kenya, Australia, and New Zealand and understands the true value in data and how that can impact any business. He mentors startups and founders in data related topics, growth strategies, product scaling, and investor relations, and is active in the tech community.

Reem AlMusabbeh
  • Reem AlMusabbeh
  • Serial Entrepreneur..
  • Serial Entrepreneur and Engineer
  • Retech Solutions
  • Retech Solutions
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Reem Al Mosabbeh titled the youngest female Emirati Tech Entrepreneur that runs an IT solutions house, a startup mentor and speaker who was recently featured in Entrepreneur Middle East,Innovation Arabia 13 MIT, Global Entrepreneurs EOGSEA, Masdar Future Sustainability Leaders, Arab Excellence, TechStars & Dubai Chamber.


    She is the founder of a Tech Firm called Retech, the co-founder of Unipreneur Inc. (An entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship and leadership development platform for students) and is also a member of the Dubai Youth Council ,SDGs Global Council and Al Ghurair Foundation Council.


    Through her work with the Dubai Youth Council and other Govt entities, she is involved in running various youth entrepreneurship and startup development initiatives, like GITEX YouthX Unipreneur (UAE's biggest and 1st of it's kind youth entrepreneurship event), the Young Falcons, Dubai Metavator Challenge, the UAE Hackathon and many more.

Manal Youssef
  • Manal Youssef
  • Head of PR and Commu..
  • Head of PR and Communications
  • Jumia Egypt
  • Jumia Egypt
  • Egypt
  • Manal Youssef is one of Egypt's pioneer women in the area of entrepreneurship, start-ups, and e-commerce businesses. She accumulated experiences in several fields such as pharmaceuticals, hospitality, and FMCG throughout the years. As soon as she graduated from IGCSE then the Faculty of Pharmacy, Ain Shams University in 2007, she went to work in the field of pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.


    Ever so eager to learn and widen her horizon, Manal foresaw the growing importance of the internet and e-commerce in daily life, it is at that point that she decided to shift her career to work at one of the pioneering companies in both Egypt and Africa, Jumia, which officially entered the Egyptian market in 2012.


    Manal quickly rose to her current leadership position as Head of Public Relations and Communications at Jumia Egypt.

    Through her time with Jumia, Manal has led several local initiatives related to small projects and the development of entrepreneurs and handicraft owners, which was positively reflected on many companies, translating to increased customers interest and demand for local products manufactured by Egyptian hands. One such initiative was the success in devising a project idea to export Egyptian products to African countries through the Jumia's e-commerce platform, which had a very positive impact on project owners and also a positive impact on many people in the African market.


    Manal contributed through her accumulated experiences to raising awareness and educating those using the Internet about the importance of e-commerce and the positive impact it can have on the lives of citizens and what its potential in contributing to the national economy and contribution to improving the GDP.

Yehia Ashour
  • Yehia Ashour
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • Beltone SME
  • Beltone SME
  • Egypt
  • Over 16 years in Investment Banking, Corporate Finance, and Private Equity. Prior to heading to Beltone SME, he was Country Director at GroFin – a specialized SME financing company – for 5 years. 


    Mr. Ashour holds a BS in Accounting & Finance from Faculty of Commerce, Cairo University and is an Accredited SME Consultant “ASMEC” – Association of Accredited Small Business Consultants – USA.

Karim Kerkor
  • Karim Kerkor
  • Head of Supply Chain
  • Head of Supply Chain
  • Harvest
  • Harvest
  • Egypt
  • Strategic Sourcing and Procurement expert with 16+ years experience with a demonstrated history of working in the different industries from FMCG's, Sport & Entertainment, E-commerce and Heavy Equipment.

    Contributed and managed a wide variety of projects, from establishing procurement policies, KPI's and SLA as well as budgeting and procuring transformational projects of growth for the organizations.


    Worked for global market leaders and innovators in multiple fields: FMCG's, E-commerce and Heavy Equipment with local and regional scopes. Have also worked as instructor of supply chain in a non profit organization to help fresh grads understand more the work nature of the supply chain.


    MBA holder from Edinburgh business school.

Sally El-Akkad
  • Sally El-Akkad
  • Marketing & E-commer..
  • Marketing & E-commerce Director
  • Electrolux
  • Electrolux
  • Egypt
  • A commercial strategist and visionary leader with more than 15 years of outstanding experience and accomplishments across OTC, Pharmaceutical business, FMCG, white goods who possess a range of knowledge and experience across different fields of consumer marketing, retail, trade & shopper marketing, digital marketing, medical detailing & expert marketing, e-commerce & sales management. An omnichannel marketing strategist who believe in the exquisite importance of Phygital approach & omnichannel related adaptations.

    Expertise lies in successfully conceptualizing and implementing innovative marketing/ sales/ e-commerce initiatives, with an eye on the relevant consumer/ shopper behaviors —to drive market impact and business profitable growth. Blended with a strong ability of managing regional teams, with +10 years’ experience as leadership team member; focused on staff development & profit generation while ensuring that governance framework is in place, in use.

    A strong believer in D&I, who is proudly leading women empowerment program with immense determination to challenge unconscious bias & help women to have/use their strong voice at the table, help paving the way for a more inclusive women empowered future

Stephen Key
  • Stephen Key
  • Cofounder
  • Cofounder
  • inventRight
  • inventRight
  • United States
  • Stephen Key is the world’s leading expert on how to license a product idea and a 2018-2019 AAAS-Lemelson Invention Ambassador. As an independent inventor, he achieved repeat success commercializing products ranging from simple novelty gifts to complex packaging innovations. He is currently the patent strategist for Fishbone Packaging, the environmentally-friendly solution for single-use plastic rings.

    In 1999, he cofounded inventRight, the coaching program that has taught inventors from more than 65 countries how to harness the power of open innovation and the licensing business model to bring their ideas to market.

    He is the author of One Simple Idea, Sell Your Ideas With or Without a Patent, Become a Professional Inventor, and Licensing Ideas using LinkedIn.

    To help creative people become profitable inventors, he has written more than 1,000 articles for Forbes, Inc., and Entrepreneur magazines and published over 900 videos on his popular YouTube channel inventRightTV.

Yosra Badr
  • Yosra Badr
  • Co-founder & CTO
  • Co-founder & CTO
  • Grinta
  • Grinta
  • Egypt
  • Tech entrepreneur, angel investor, Co-founder & CTO at Grinta. Lead digital transformations across various industries, with great focus on health-tech space. A tech advisor for several institutes across Egypt, Ghana, Nigeria and rest of Africa

Nada Helmy
  • Nada Helmy
  • Incubation & Acceler..
  • Incubation & Acceleration Manager
  • EdVentures
  • EdVentures
  • Egypt
  • Nada is a co-founder of an educational startup that started in Egypt and expanded to Dubai and Jordan. After working on her own startup, she decided to work for a technology incubator under the Ministry of ICT in Egypt to share some of her entrepreneurial experiences. She also supported the launch of Athar Accelerator in Upper Egypt alongside VFlock, GIZ and Cloud and was one of the startup mentors and trainers. Later, she moved as the Incubation and Acceleration Manager in the first edtech corporate venture capital in MENA, EdVentures. She is also an entrepreneurship-focused social media content creator and host of ENTERpreneur, a podcast that brings the personal side of entrepreneurs.

Ameer Sherif
  • Ameer Sherif
  • Partner
  • Partner
  • Khwarizmi Ventures
  • Khwarizmi Ventures
  • Egypt
  • Ameer is a Partner with Khwarizmi Ventures, a $70m early stage VC fund investing across the MENA region. The fund has invested in more than 25 portfolio companies across many sectors including FinTech, Logistics, E-commerce, SaaS, Marketplaces, and more.


    Ameer is also the Co-founder and Chairman of BasharSoft, the company behind WUZZUF and FORASNA.com - Egypt's leading online employment platforms for white-collar professionals and blue-collar workers respectively. Collectively, both platforms impacted the lives of 6million+ job seekers in Egypt, and helped 50,000+ companies hire more than 750,000 people over the past years.


    With significant growth and impact on the local online employment market, he grew the company to become one of Egypt’s fastest growing local tech companies. He raised a total of $10m in VC funding along the way and built a team of 300+ employees. Most investors in BasharSoft were first time investors in Egypt and the region, including 500 Startups, EBRD, VNV Global, and more.


    In 2019, he was selected as an Endeavor Entrepreneur and named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. He also sits on the board of Egytrans, a publicly listed logistics company.


    In March 2021, he was selected as Board Member at ITIDA, the executive arm of the Ministry of ICT in Egypt, to help in setting strategies from for Egypt on digitisation, innovation, and entrepreneurship.


    Ameer holds a MSc degree in Computer Engineering and BSc in Electronic and Communications both from Cairo University. He also completed executive programs on Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and business leadership executive programs at Stanford, MIT, INSEAD, and HBS.

Ramy Khorshed
  • Ramy Khorshed
  • Co-founder and CEO
  • Co-founder and CEO
  • Sakneen
  • Sakneen
  • Egypt
  • Ramy is the co-founder and CEO of Sakneen a real estate technology company backed by Y Combinator, Algebra Ventures, Foundation Ventures, Sarwa Capital, among others.
    Before buliding Sakneen, Ramy worked in the clean energy space between the Middle East and the Caribbean at Future Energy Corporation. He has a degree in Economics and Information Science from Duke University in the US.

Wael Atawya
  • Wael Atawya
  • Africa IT Business P..
  • Africa IT Business Partner & Egypt Head of IT
  • Merck Group
  • Merck Group
  • Egypt
  • I have over 13 years of work experience in the IT space, around 8 years within the Pharma industry, my main objective is to bridge the gap between pharma companies and Health care professionals as well as patients, achieving the business strategic objectives via leveraging technology. In this capacity, I partner with business stakeholders to create strategies, lead the delivery of initiatives.

Yasmine Nagaty
  • Yasmine Nagaty
  • Acceleration Manager
  • Acceleration Manager
  • AUC Venture Lab
  • AUC Venture Lab
  • Egypt
  • Yasmine Nagaty brings 10 years of program management and leadership experience in youth development and employability programs as well as entrepreneurship. She currently is the Acceleration Manager for AUC Venture Lab, Egypt's first university-based startup accelerator and an award-winning accelerator in Africa and the MENA region. As part of her role,

Amin Elhemaily
  • Amin Elhemaily
  • CEO & Co-Founder
  • CEO & Co-Founder
  • Estshara
  • Estshara
  • Egypt
  • CEO at Estshara. Estshara is the e-health platform from diagnosis to healing working primarily with Insurance companies to provide estshara services to their beneficiaries.

    more than 15 years of experience with the healthcare industry from pharma to digital healthcare within multination and startup industries.

Heba Ali
  • Heba Ali
  • Investor & Developme..
  • Investor & Development Economist
  • Egypt
  • Heba Ali is an Egyptian/American investor, development economist, and operator.

    With over 15 years of global experience, Ali’s expertise spans across investing in high-growth and impact-driven startups, fostering emerging market linkages, and researching tech entrepreneurship ecosystems since 2007 – with a particular focus on Egypt and MEA.

    Ali has a Master of Science in International Development Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), where she specialized in business model innovation at the base of the pyramid, tech and socio-economic impact, and economic development policy. She focused her research on critically analyzing tech entrepreneurship ecosystems from an economic perspective. Ali obtained her Bachelor of Science in Management Technology from the German University in Cairo, where she double-majored in Strategic Management and International Business.

Emad Kattara
  • Emad Kattara
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • Banker's Lounge
  • Banker's Lounge
  • Egypt
  • Dr.Emad Kattara 26 years of experience in the banking field beginning from Barclays, Arab African, & Audi bank.

    Holds a Business Administration Master's degree in Customer Service from AAST.

    12 years of experience in the field of training at the Egyptian Banking Institute.

    CEO & founder of Banker's Lounge Academy.

    He is also an economist, journalist and broadcaster, & has many articles and press interviews with senior banking experts and economists.

Sailesh Navsaria
  • Sailesh Navsaria
  • Group Director
  • Group Director
  • JTC Group
  • JTC Group

Adel Heikal
  • Adel Heikal
  • Digital Analytics Ma..
  • Digital Analytics Manager
  • Sympl
  • Sympl
  • Egypt
  • "Adel Heikal is Digital & Analytics Manager at Sympl. His responsibilities include creating the brand's digital strategy, media performance, analysis & reports. His previous experiences include working as Audience Development Lead for the North Africa & Middle East Markets at Unilever responsible for the implementation of the data-driven markets across the company brands. Before this, He worked as Growth Hacker at Mintrics, the leading social video analytics & intelligence platform. Responsible for the user acquisition and user retention channels."

Belal Zahran
  • Belal Zahran
  • Country Manager
  • Country Manager
  • Foodics
  • Foodics
  • Egypt
  • Belal Zahran started his career in the banking industry in Egypt for five years before shifting gears and entering the startup world.

    It was there at Bayt that Belal learned everything about startups, business models, growth strategies, profitability, and most importantly SaaS (software as a service).

    Spending eight years at the startup, taking on all sorts of roles, from sales executive all the way to country manager. After spending five years as country manager, he was ready to move on to the next chapter.

    A former banker turned entrepreneurial executive, he has played a key role in Saudi-based Food-tech and FinTech platform Foodics’ successful expansion in Egypt. Since leading Foodics in 2021 as country manager, Zahran has increased the company’s recurring revenues and customer base tenfold, making it one of the leading food-tech companies in the country.

    In less than three years since entering the local market, Foodics has worked with some of Egypt’s leading restaurants in Cairo and beyond, in governorates and cities such as Dahab, Aswan, Minya, and the North Coast. It plans to further expand across all of Egypt’s governorates by providing innovative technologies and solutions to empower food businesses to fast-track their growth in the market.

Hassan Mansi
  • Hassan Mansi
  • Head of Ecosystem Pr..
  • Head of Ecosystem Programs
  • Flat6Labs
  • Flat6Labs
  • Egypt
  • Hassan Mansi is an entrepreneur who co-founded training and consultancy firms in Egypt and UAE; coming from an engineering and business background, he managed several organizational development projects using the Lean Six Sigma methodology as well as organizational restructure for a wide variety of clients, featuring financial institutions, across different countries in the region.
    He also headed the Youth Committee at Alexandria Business Association, providing training for young entrepreneurs; supported the entrepreneurial movement in the city of Alexandria by collaborating with international programs featuring the USAID and others enabling access to finance for local startups.
    He earned his MSc in Technology Commercialization from McCombs School of Business - Austin, Texas and he holds a Bsc in Industrial Engineering & Management from Arab Academy For Science & Technology.

    His current role encompasses leading and deploying programs throughout the globe in partnership with lead ecosystems players and key private sector partners. His previous role as StartEgypt program director yielded an engagement with more than 12K participants across 81 events through 14 different governorates in Egypt, with an online engagement that reached more than 27M users. The program featured an incubation component that received around 6K applications and incubated 151 startups, while delivering 3400+ hours of training, coaching and mentorship. In addition the program has provided 18 grants to social impact startups at the acceleration stage with the value of around $440K. The accelerated startups have been able to secure follow-on-funds of around $40M while generating revenues of more than $32M

Mohamed Azab
  • Mohamed Azab
  • Co founder & CEO
  • Co founder & CEO
  • Grinta
  • Grinta
  • Egypt
  • Co-Founder & CEO Grinta

    Co-Founder & Chairman Seha Healthcare

    Mohamed 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.

    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.

    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.

    Grinta is modernising the pharmaceutical supply chain and empowering independent pharmacies across Africa through a B2B market place.

Inji Amr
  • Inji Amr
  • Principal | Egypt Bu..
  • Principal | Egypt Business Development Lead
  • Mastercard
  • Mastercard
  • Egypt
  • Inji is a seasoned economist & management consultant with over 17 years of experience in both fields. On the government policy side Inji has been the project manager for the development of the Egypt Vision 2030 Sustainable Development Strategy, as well as being the lead strategist for several projects undertaken by the Egyptian Ministries of Trade & Industry, Investment, and Planning. On the enterprise development side, Inji has worked across corporations and consulting firms in Egypt and the UAE in order to develop company strategies, launch new products, redesign the organization and re-engineer business processes. In that capacity Inji has worked with the real estate, fintech, food, chemical, plastic, furniture, automotive, engineering and retail sectors.

    Inji co-founded Acumen Consulting, a boutique management consulting firm in Egypt which is concerned with improving the business environment for SMEs and ensuring their integration into the global value chains. Inji leads assignments in the fields strategy, innovation, investment and business planning, organization development and design, operational efficiency and marketing and branding for both policy makers and enterprises (predominantly family businesses).

    Most recently Inji joined Mastercard as a Senior Managing Consultant in the Advisory team for MEA; leading projects in financial inclusion, digital transformation, loyalty and banking innovation.

    Inji is also a serial mentor and angel investor in health-tech. She is the Lean Startup Co. ambassador to Egypt and sits on the advisory board of the National Employment Pact (founded by GIZ).

    Inji is an economist with an MBA in finance, and a Stanford Graduate School of Business degree in corporate innovation. She is currently enrolled in an MIT supply chain management degree.

Mohamed Swilam
  • Mohamed Swilam
  • General Manager
  • General Manager
  • Roche Middle East
  • Roche Middle East
  • Egypt

Tarek El Kady
  • Tarek El Kady
  • Chairman
  • Chairman
  • Mediterranean Angel..
  • Mediterranean Angel Investors
  • 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 the 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

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.

Ismail Hafez
  • Ismail Hafez
  • Co-Founder & COO
  • Co-Founder & COO
  • Rabbit Mart
  • Rabbit Mart
  • Egypt
  • Ismail Hafez is the Chief Business Officer at Rabbit, which he co-founded in 2021. He most recently served as the Regional General Manager at Kazyon, one of the largest retail players in Egypt, where he led a 1200 people strong team running over 150 stores nationwide. Prior to that, he held leadership roles at Dorra Group and Orange, where he ran marketing efforts across 5 countries in the Middle East.

    Ismail is a well-seasoned business and people leader, with over 18 years of experience spanning the retail, telecom, real estate, FMCG and F&B industries.

    Ismail holds an MBA from HULT International Business School, and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a Marketing specialization and a minor of Economics from the American University in Cairo.

    Ismail is also a serial entrepreneur, launching and managing several F&B ventures since 2007!

Said Murad
  • Said Murad
  • Partner
  • Partner
  • Global Ventures
  • Global Ventures
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Said is currently a Partner at Global Ventures. Prior to joining Global Ventures, Said was COO of the e-commerce platform, Jamalon, where he led the company’s operational efforts and played a pivotal role in helping the company raise its Series B round. Prior to that, Said was COO at EFS Facilities Services leading the security services business and EFS's activities in Jordan. Said also previously held the position of CEO of Groupon UAE, where he was responsible for managing and sustainably growing Groupon’s Local, Goods and Travel business lines’ revenue across the UAE through the acquisition of new merchants. Before Groupon, Said worked with Deloitte's strategy consulting team, as well as SHUAA Capital as an AVP in the CEO's Office, in addition to previously working in private equity at the firms Dubai International Capital (including Jordan Dubai Capital), and Abraaj Capital. Said holds an MBA from INSEAD, France.

Patrick Kedziora
  • Patrick Kedziora
  • Founder & CEO
  • Founder & CEO
  • Boilingice.com
  • Boilingice.com
  • United States
  • @Boilingice | Serial Entrepreneur | Business Angel | CEO | C-Suite Advisor | Mentor | Board Member | Winner: StartupChile, StartupBrazil, FrenchTechTicket | Have raised over $100 million in funding ... Gets Things Done!

Ehab Mokhtar
  • Ehab Mokhtar
  • Architect, Managing..
  • Architect, Managing Director
  • IDIA
  • IDIA
  • Egypt
  • Architect, Developer & Serial Entrepreneur.
    Ehab’s works range between Designing buildings and spaces as an Architect or Creating communities as a Real Estate developer or creating ventures that are design-centric like Egypt Designers School (EDS) or ETQAAN (Dubai). However, it all revolves around his main purpose in life, which is to “To Help Improve People’s Quality Of Life”.

Hazem Nabil
  • Hazem Nabil
  • Vice President
  • Vice President
  • ITIDA
  • ITIDA
  • Egypt
  • Hazem Nabil is the Vice President for Electronic Transactions Security, ITIDA’s arm for providing and regulating digital signature services for public entities, private businesses, and individuals. Nabil has more than 25 years of IT background, primarily in developing decision support systems. His expertise focuses on providing high-performance tech solutions and consulting in digital transformation, data analytics systems and artificial intelligence. Hazem oversees all the related e-Signature activities including licensing, the national Root Certificate Authority (Root CA), and e-Signature Competency Center according to the highest security standards. His client-centric role is pivotal in availing IT tools and applications that lay the groundwork for the mass adoption of digital signature and help in achieving Digital Egypt strategy. Before joining ITIDA in November 2020, Hazem worked as an independent management consultant for the government and public sector in Egypt. Previously, Nabil spent nearly 25 years in different positions and leadership roles at IBM, where he managed all operational aspects of the IT business and contributed greatly to the company’s growth and expansion in Egypt. From 2000 to 2020, Hazem led a number of teams of project managers and IT experts where he effectively implemented transformative projects across different sectors including banking, telecommunications, and government sectors. As an associate partner, Hazem managed the Global Business Services (GBS), where he managed sales and delivery of the public sector initiatives in the Egyptian market. Formerly, Hazem led the communications sector in the GBS department. He also served as a senior managing consultant for the company’s clients in the local and regional markets. Hazem holds a Master of Business Administration from the prestigious Warwick Business School, University of Warwick. In 1995, he earned his BSc in Computer Science and Electronics from the American University in Cairo.

Mohamed Raafat
  • Mohamed Raafat
  • Head of Marketing ,..
  • Head of Marketing , Digital, Data & Innovation
  • Roche
  • Roche
  • Egypt
  • "Mohamed has a strong track record throughout more than 14 years of experience in Sales, Marketing & Digital Excellence across diverse therapeutic areas Mohamed started his career in Sales in AstraZeneca Egypt in 2006 followed by sales management & product management roles working on various strategic products He moved to Novartis in 2012 as Product Manger leading 3 new Respiratory launches in 2 years, then leading Respiratory new launches in MENA Region during 2014. In 2015, Mohamed assumed his Marketing Management role , leading Novartis’s biggest selling portfolio in Egypt. In 2018, Mohamed also championed the MENA Digital Marketing, leading the first Pharma Innovation Lab for the healthcare startup ecosystem Now Mohamed is heading Roche Egypt marketing & digital chapter"

Mahdi Al Olabi
  • Mahdi Al Olabi
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • R2S
  • R2S
  • Egypt
  • Mahdi Al Olabi is the founder and CEO of R2S Logistics, an end-to-end eCommerce enablement technology and operations provider for eCommerce merchants in Egypt. R2S provides logistics tech and embedded fintech solutions to support eCommerce growth in Egypt and soon in more emerging markets. Launched in 2016, R2S has had five successful years of growth and success in last mile delivery services and now is offering storage, fulfillment, last mile delivery, parcel pick up and drop off network, returns management and COD remittance solutions for sellers of all sizes. R2S is focused on supporting the growth of the eCommerce ecosystem in the region which will in turn lead to the growth of many micro and SME’s and entrepreneurship in Egypt and African continent in this space.

    Mahdi has more than twenty years of hands-on management experience in eCommerce operations, in North America and the MENA Region. Previous to launching R2S, he managed the setup and scaling of Souq.com between 2013 and 2015 as its Head of Operations in Egypt. He started his career in the eCommerce logistics field in Toronto, Canada in 1998, and was part of dynamic start ups indigo.ca and grocerygateway.com


    Mahdi is passionate about driving eCommerce innovations and customer centric solutions to both merchant and consumer, that are sustainable, efficient, economical and disruptive. Recently, he led the launch of the region’s first eCommerce training Academy for women entrepreneurs in eCommerce which plans to empower and support 1,000 female Micro and SME’s within the next 3 years. Other interests that are key on his agenda for the next phase are: creating jobs in the sector through training, development of both youth and entrepreneurs, working on sustainable and environmentally friendly solutions for eCommerce logistics operations, and using eCommerce to support local production and exports from Egypt.

Bassel El Toukhy
  • Bassel El Toukhy
  • COO
  • COO
  • valU Consumer Financ..
  • valU Consumer Finance
  • Egypt
  • Bassel joined the valU team in January 2022 as our Chief Operations Officer. Bassel was part of the Dean’s List of Honors when he graduated in 2010 from the American University in Cairo. He majored in Mechanical Engineering & minored in Business Administration. His first job was in Procter & Gamble (P&G) was Distributor Operations Finance Manager where he managed a $600M business at the time. He then transitioned into a Commercial Finance Manager role where he was responsible for the Baby Care, Feminine Care, Shave Care, Oral Care & Batteries business in Egypt & the Levant countries where he was responsible for all commercial financial aspects for the business. After spending 4 years in Egypt’s P&G office as part of the Near East organization, Bassel went to P&G’s E-IMEA HQ office in Geneva as the India, Middle East & Africa (IMEA) for Baby Care Product Supply Finance where he was responsible for the full supply chain which included 5 plants in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, South Africa & India. After 2 years in Geneva, Bassel moved one last time with P&G to their regional office in Dubai where he was responsible for IMEA Skin Care & E-IMEA Personal Care business which operated in 13 countries. In 2018, Bassel joined Uber Eats as their first full time employee in Egypt. After helping the team launch the business in Egypt, Bassel led the operations for two years and was responsible for Courier, Eater, Restaurant & Marketplace operations. Bassel then joined Amazon’s Ultra Fast Grocery team based out of London and led the 3rd party grocery business which operated in the UK, France, Italy, Spain & Germany. He then joined Minly, the first passion economy start-up in the region which raised $3.5M of seed funding from leading regional VCs (4DX, B&Y and Global Ventures), as a late co-founder, Chief Operations Officer and interim Chief Commercial Officer.

Tarek Mostafa
  • Tarek Mostafa
  • Marketing Director
  • Marketing Director
  • Nissan
  • Nissan
  • Egypt
  • A proven business leader in local/multinational organizations with almost 20 years of track record in growing businesses, brands and people.

    Able to work in different cultural environment. strong experience in major function such as Marketing, Sales, Business development . . . etc. able to manage and motivate people to overcome the various business challenges utilizing the valuable communication and managerial skills.

    Expert in planning, implementation and creating dynamic Marketing/Brand strategies that engage consumers and grow market share. Analytical, problem solver and Result-oriented with demonstrated success in turnaround.

Amir Hassan
  • Amir Hassan
  • Head of digital & eC..
  • Head of digital & eCommerce
  • Philips Africa
  • Philips Africa
  • Egypt
  • Strategic marketing expert with 10+ years of digital experience in growth, demand generation and engagement strategies across different verticals and regions.

    He's been immersed into teaching and academia for over 10 years delivering special topics in international marketing, digital advertising, and marketing management courses for university undergrads and Marketing/Communications professionals.

Ahmed Gomaa
  • Ahmed Gomaa
  • Chairman
  • Chairman
  • Egypt Ventures
  • Egypt Ventures
  • Egypt
  • A veteran VC with 20+ years of experience in startups funding in Egypt. Managed six startups tech enabled funds with $170mn in AUMs. Having served at American Express Bank, CIIC, EFG Hermes, Grofin and Egypt Ventures.

    Started in 1999 the first startup fund in the MENA region under CIIC, started in 2005 the first business plan competition for startups in Egypt.

    Invested in many starts the most notable Raya and Fawry which IPO’d, Masrawy and Otlob famous B2C models and Recent exits Fatura and PayNas in 2022

Anastasios Papakonstantinou
  • Anastasios Papakonstantinou
  • Angel Investor and V..
  • Angel Investor and Venture builder
  • Greece
  • Anastasios is a highly versatile senior technology & innovation global leader, with 20+ years’ experience on building 100+ people teams, developing loyal customer relationships, growing ARR up to $253M, transforming cost structures and software development lifecycle.

    His primary focus has been Business Development, Growth, Scaling up, Project Management, Operations and Software Engineering. He is deeply rooted in the Europe, USA and India markets on Fortune 1000 companies and Startups. Currently he is Vice President of Business Development at AccoliteDigital, however he has worked as Director of Operations for Sword Group, he has been CTO in 2 startups and lead Business Development for Crossover, which revolutionized remote work with over 5500 hires! He has successfully built and managed Agile teams in the past and is very comfortable with the complexity of corporate governance processes and stakeholder management.

    He often participates in conferences and events, giving speeches on Growth, Digital Transformation, Artificial Intelligence, Fintech, startups, remote work and agile management.

    His academic background is in Software Engineering (MSc) and Business Administration (MBA) and he is certified from PMI and IEEE. He is an active mentor at Google, MIT Forum and an avid Marathon runner.

Choucri Asmar
  • Choucri Asmar
  • Chief Providers Offi..
  • Chief Providers Officer
  • Vezeeta
  • Vezeeta
  • Egypt

Sharif el Akhdar
  • Sharif el Akhdar
  • Managing Partner
  • Managing Partner
  • Limevest Partners
  • Limevest Partners
  • Egypt
  • Mr. El Akhdar founded LimeVest Partners, a USD 100 million Egypt-focused private equity manager, in 2017. He is the Managing Partner and a member of the investment committee. He is responsible for deal sourcing, investment evaluation, origination, operational oversight of portfolio companies, and exit strategies with a focus on the overall firm management and strategy.


    Mr. El Akhdar was previously a Partner with BPE Partners (formerly Beltone Private Equity) since 2008 where he led the firm’s team building efforts and was responsible for fundraising, deal sourcing and origination, operational oversight of portfolio companies, and exit strategies. He led BPE Partners’ investments in Madinet Nasr Housing and Development, Total Egypt, PGESCo, and Pickalbatros.


    Mr. El Akhdar is a board member of the Housing and Development Bank (2020-Current), Taamir Investment Holding Company (2021-Current), Egyptian Resorts Company (2022-Current), NSA Diagnostics (2020-Current), Dar Al Teb for Medical Services (2018-Currrent), Eye Speciality Centre (2019-Current), ArtPharma for Pharmaceutical Products (2021-Current). He also held board memberships of BPE Partners (2008-2016), Madinet Nasr Housing and Development (Ticker: MNHD.CA) (2008-2016), Total Egypt (2013-2016), Pickalbatros Holding and Arabiya for Investments (2009-2012), Metalart (2008-2016), and Arabiya for Investments (Ticker: AIND.CA) (2015-2016)


    Prior to joining BPE Partners, Mr. El Akhdar was at American Capital Strategies, one of the largest US publicly-traded alternative asset managers. He started his career as a management consultant with Abt Associates.


    Mr. El Akhdar received his MSc in Finance from the George Washington University School of Business and his BA in Accounting and Economics from the American University in Cairo.

Shehab Moustafa
  • Shehab Moustafa
  • Head of Customer Hap..
  • Head of Customer Happiness
  • Moneyfellows
  • Moneyfellows
  • Egypt
  • Shehab comes with 17 years of extensive experience in customer happiness & operations management, customer journey design & implementation, strategic planning & execution, business transformation & governance model, people Management, talent management & leadership.

    Shehab is experience of global leadership at scale in different industries (Telecommunication, Logistics , Supply chain, E-commerce & Fin-Tech, focus on the whole customer life cycle.

    Shehab joined Vodafone Group Shared Services in 2007 where he had different roles among which was leading scaled operations, Vodafone AUS, NZ, Qatar & UK Offshore operations and partner management.

    Shehab joined Aramex Egypt Transportation, Logistics, Supply Chain and Storage in 2018 managing the whole customer life cycle for B2B & B2C since the on-boarding until churn by building a contact strategy which includes all the stakeholders applying the RACI model with agreed service level for each stage in the customer life cycle generating multiple continuous improvement & cost optimization initiatives and ensuring tangible savings from operational plans as multiskilling.

    Shehab joined Homzmart E-commerce a One-Stop-shop platform specialized in home goods and furniture sector through visual content technologies in 2020 as VP of customer operations.

    Shehab joined Moneyfellows Fintech company trusted & convenient Money Circles in 2021, his role entailed being the primary responsible all customer journey design for our strategic objectives with full accountability of performance management, people management and customer experience, overall relationship to ensure the implementation of the B2B & B2C customer happiness strategy, also design and implementation of a clear top level engagement and governance strategy including regular partner review forums. offer first class communication skills and ability to translate strategy into actions, change operating models and improve overall customer experience.

    Shehab controlled overall CH budget and oversee 350 FTE staff, with C-level/board advisor on business excellence initiatives; shaping top-tier decisions & responsible for the new customers still being a loyal customers.

Amr Aly
  • Amr Aly
  • Patient Journey Part..
  • Patient Journey Partner Oncology
  • Roche
  • Roche
  • Egypt
  • Graduated from the German University Of Cairo In July 2017, Started his career in the digital healthcare startup Vezeeta providing a personalized patient experience through digitization and automation of the healthcare industry.


    Then joined Roche in 2019 holding different roles in Oncology working on establishing the value of precision medicine and realizing personalized cancer care, currently holding the position of lung cancer Patient journey partner responsible for improving lung cancer patients' outcomes in Egypt and transforming Patients' lives to be empowered, heard and unhindered.


    Crossfit Coach at Revolt Fitness, fulfilling the aspiration to bring value for people in order to lead healthier lives.

Nagla Bahr
  • Nagla Bahr
  • Managing Director
  • Managing Director
  • Credit Guarantee Com..
  • Credit Guarantee Company in Egypt
  • Egypt
  • Mrs. Nagla Mohamed Bahr

    Managing Director

    Ms. Bahr is the Managing Director of the Credit Guarantee in Egypt (CGC Egypt) since

    2015. Ms. Bahr is the chairwoman of (EMGN) the European Mediterranean Guarantee

    Network.

    Ms. Bahr has more than 30 years of experience in economic development, impact

    assessment, macroeconomics, pricing economics, behavioral economics, financial

    economics, financial advisory & consultancy, Rating, Research & feasibility studies and

    strategic planning with a focus on emerging markets development. She has a special

    expertise in MSMSs access to finance and development with a special focus and

    proficiency in structuring, establishing, and managing guarantee schemes through

    systematic structure and application of innovative products and models. She led and

    supported different projects and researches of MSMEs sector development, strategy,

    thematic and sector work in the context of sustainable development, and application of

    business oriented approaches.

    Ms. Bahr has B.Sc. in Economics and a Master degree in Professional Economic

    Development.

    Ms. Bahr set on several private and public sector Boards, as well as different Evaluation

    & selection International committees for SMEs and Start-ups. Ms. Bahr was awarded as

    one of the top 50 most influential women in Egypt for 2019.

Brigitte Baumann
  • Brigitte Baumann
  • Founder
  • Founder
  • efino
  • efino
  • Brigitte is the Founder of efino which mission is to fill the start-up financing gap by accompanying, educating, enlightening, coaching, investors, entrepreneurs and startup board members to build strong startup financing ecosystems also accompanying the creation and sustainability of angel investor networks in countries like Luxembourg, Lebanon, Egypt and Georgia and working with development agencies such as the World Bank, GIZ and USAID Former, she founded and has been the CEO of Go Beyond Early Stage Investing www.go- beyond.biz . Go Beyond enables novice to sophisticated investors to build, manage and exit diversified portfolios of direct investments in young, fast growing companies . It offers cross border investment opportunities, syndication/pooling, due diligence, investment monitoring services and training/coaching, Go Beyond works with individual investors, family offices, professional groups/associations and corporations. Go Beyond operates in Europe and the US. Brigitte is the European Angel Investor of the year 2015, Top 3 best Female Business Angel in Europe in 2020. In 2016-2018 she was listed in Europe’s TOP 50 most influential women in the start- up and venture capital space and Top Women in FinTech. She is an expert and jury member at EC Horizon2020 (European Commission). Since 2020, she participates in the World Economic Forum Digital Leaders of Europe Community She is a Business Angel and serves on a number of selection and investment committees in Europe such as the WEF Tech Pioneer. Brigitte is President Emeritus of EBAN, the European trade association for Business Angels and Seed Funds www.eban.org. Brigitte is the past Chair of Young Presidents Organization’s Deal Network www.ypowpo.org (11K CEOs worldwide). Brigitte Baumann has 20+ years of experience in bringing new technologies to market in the US and Europe . She was the CEO and Director of iWORLD Group, a VC backed, global developer of mobile content. She was Senior Vice President and General Manager Internet at American Express (Amex) Corporate Services. There she launched a variety of internet businesses including online travel (strategic partner of Expedia.com and subject of HBS case study) and e-Procurement. Prior to that, Brigitte spent three years as President for US and Canada of Gemalto, the world’s leader in smart card technology and applications to introduce smart cards in the North America. Before, she spent six years in different Vice-Presidential/General Manager positions in the UK, France and Switzerland at Amex.  She also spent five years with McKinsey & Company Inc. as Senior Engagement Manager, in New York, Paris and Tokyo.  She began her career in manufacturing and sales with Rohm & Haas, a leading specialty chemicals company. Brigitte holds a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Tufts University, Boston and an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.  She completed an advanced management program at HBS. Born and raised in France, Brigitte now lives in Zurich.

Rasha Negm
  • Rasha Negm
  • Assistant Sub-govern..
  • Assistant Sub-governor – FinTech and Innovation
  • Egypt
  • With more than 21 years of unique experience under her belt, Dr. Rasha Negm worked in some of the most well-known banks, multinationals, and leading Mobile Operator in Egypt, where she played a major role in improving and revamping these companies and banks’ economical structure. Dr. Negm currently works as an Assistant Sub-governor of FinTech and Innovation for the Central Bank of Egypt, leading on Egypt FinTech strategy implementation and innovation ecosystem enablement, she previously assumed the role of head of Mobile Payment where she has held this position from June 2017, overlooking the mobile payment industry in Egypt. Dr. Negm has worked as a Product Management Strategy head for Vodafone Cash in Vodafone Egypt, from June 2014 to May 2017. Previously in 2011, she worked as DGM in Product Development and Liabilities and wealth Management in Bank of Alexandria, Intesa San Paolo Group until 2014. Before this, Dr. Negm served as the Director in Product Development in the National Bank of Egypt; where she managed the restructuring and repositioning of the bank products and re-launch to the market during the governmental bank reform in 2009. In 2007, Dr. Negm worked in Ahli United Bank Egypt as Head of Marketing and Product Development where she developed & implemented full retail product suite to Egyptian market post the acquisition of Delta International Bank. Prior to that, in 2005, Dr. Negm served as the Marketing Manager for Barclays Bank Egypt where she was responsible for designing and delivering the aggregated Brand and Marketing Plans to support the achievement of the objectives in the overall Retail and Corporate strategies and customer propositions. As a result, she re-branded Cairo Barclays to Barclays Bank Egypt in line with the global Visual Identity. Dr. Negm started off her career as a Senior Marketing Coordinator at Allianz Egypt, she then worked for Majid Al Futaim Group as Marketing Manager of Alexandria City Centre. Dr. Negm graduated from the Faculty of Commerce - English Department - Alexandria University and holds a Bachelor Degree in Commerce - Business Administration. She also holds her Masters of Business Administration from University of Wales in England in 2012 and received her Doctor of Business Administration from Walden University in USA in 2016.

Bahia Elyafi
  • Bahia Elyafi
  • Co-founder
  • Co-founder
  • Easy trademarks
  • Easy trademarks
  • United States
  • Bahia Alyafi has more than 14 years of experience in consulting and is currently responsible for Innovation advisory services at Alyafi IP Group. She focuses on Intellectual property consulting including innovation index, brand strategy, innovation strategy, strategic portfolio development, commercialization and alignment of Intellectual property objectives across organizations. She has extensive experience in handling local and international clients managing the innovation cycle from planning and creation to sale and or purchase.

    Experience

    She graduated from the American University of Beirut in 2006 and upon her graduation she moved to the United Kingdom and worked at Grant Thornton in the corporate finance department. She was instrumental in several transactions, including the an acquisition of a piping business a disposal of a real-estate development business and the the debt restructuring of multiple educational institutions. Throughout her tenure at Grant Thornton, Bahia worked on assessing and evaluating companies for potential acquisitions and restructuring opportunities on behalf of clients.

    Bahia then joined PwC as an associate in the audit department, where her expertise was in insurance, oil and gas, not for profit, food products and retail. She was continuously promoted on a fast trajectory and transferred to the transactions services consulting department working in due diligence, valuation and financial in the Middle East and Africa.

    Following her tenure at PwC, Bahia Joined Alyafi IP Group, to restructure the IP department and set up the intellectual property consulting department which services local and international clients with innovation and intellectual property services locally and regionally. She has set up multiple offices around the middle east region building relationships with local businesses and government officials. She has led multiple IP consulting matters in a range of industries including; automotive (Ferrari SA), high end fashion (Valentino) entertainment (Formula 1), publishing (TPR), education (Becker) hospitality (IHG), medical (illumina) and technology (WeChat). She then launched Easy Trademarks as part of the innovation initiative which aims to protect, grow and maintain trademarks in high growth markets via an online accessible platform.

    Bahia has passion for meeting people and has delivered multiple trainings and talks about innovation and intellectual property in the region.

    Professional memberships:

    Co-Chair - Global Advisory Council; International trademark Association (January 2019-December 2021)

    Advisory board member – SAIP Saudi IP Authority

    Secretary – Intellectual Asset Management team (MARQUES)

    Licensing Executives Society – Member

Salma Shahin
  • Salma Shahin
  • Head of Marketing &..
  • Head of Marketing & Communication
  • Thndr
  • Thndr
  • Egypt
  • Salma Shahin is the Head of Marketing & Communications at Thndr. Prior to joining Thndr, she was a Regional Account Director at IMPACT BBDO Dubai. Salma led on a number of acclaimed campaigns recognized in global & regional award shows, including Cannes Lions, Dubai Lynx, MENA

    Effies, Clios , WARC & D&AD.

    She has well-rounded experience in integrated communications, starting her career in Public Relations & Social Media at Omnicom’s FleishmanHillard in

    Washington DC. During that time, she worked within the crisis communication & brand marketing departments on global accounts.

    Salma is a University of Maryland, U.S.A graduate, holding a bachelors degree in Communication Studies.

Hossam Ezzeldin
  • Hossam Ezzeldin
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • Fawry Plus/ FMCG
  • Fawry Plus/ FMCG
  • Egypt
  • Hossam Ezz joined Fawry in September 2019 bringing diversified knowledge of Corporate & Consumer markets.
    Started his career in RAYA in 1997 where held several positions establishing & turning around businesses in FMCG, Consumer Electronics, IT & Telecom industries.
    o Jan 2017- Jun 2019: Senior Director - Business Development, Marketing & Export at RAYA FMCG
    o Jan 2014 – Dec 2016: Senior Director of Distribution at RAYA Trade
    o Jan 2013 – Dec 2013: Distribution Director “IT Products” at RAYA Trade
    o Aug 2011 – Dec 2012: Director – Business Development at RAYA Trade
    o Jul 2008 – Jul 2011: Country Manager – RAYA Algeria
    o Sep 2005 – Jul 2008: General Manager – RAYA Academy
    o 2004-2005: Operation Manager- Consumer business unit at Raya Telecom
    o Jan 2001 – Dec 2004: Sales Manager at Raya Telecom
    o Sep 1997 – Dec 2000: Sales Manager at UniTec, a subsidiary of RAYA Holding
    Currently Hossam is the CEO of Both Fawry Plus & Fawry FMCG.

Mohamed El-Feky
  • Mohamed El-Feky
  • Founder & CEO
  • Founder & CEO
  • Sympl Fintech Soluti..
  • Sympl Fintech Solutions
  • Egypt

Bassem Raafat
  • Bassem Raafat
  • Principal
  • Principal
  • A15
  • A15
  • United Kingdom
  • Bassem joined A15 in 2022. Prior to A15, Bassem was an investment professional at Helios Investment Partners, the largest Africa-focused private investment firm that manages funds totaling $3.6 billion. Before joining Helios, Bassem was part of the Telecoms, Media and Technology Investment Banking team at J.P. Morgan in London. Bassem started his career with KPMG as part of the Advisory function.


    Bassem holds a Masters in Finance from the London School of Economics and a Bachelors in Business Management from the Aston Business School.


Nader El-Batrawi
  • Nader El-Batrawi
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • Jobzella
  • Jobzella
  • Egypt
  • Award Winning Serial Entrepreneur and growth hacker. With entrepreneurship in my DNA, I am a motivated and passionate market-savvy business leader building uncontested market leadership for B2B and B2C businesses. My career of 20+ years has been a roller coaster ride filled with immense learning, multi-layered education, moments of inspiration, and consistent high performance. Not to mention I owe my success to the countless hiccups and setbacks that crossed my path every day. After two decades of building businesses, I can say challenges not only shape us for the better but also introduce us to our hidden talents and capacities we never knew existed. En-route my professional journey, where I continue to tread with unbeatable passion, persistence and perseverance, I have had the opportunity to work with some of the most dynamic and versatile teams, professionals, and clients, including many esteemed government agencies, ministries, and NGOs. As a professional trying to further deepen my mark in this fast-paced business ecosystem championed by innovative technologies and innovation, I believe in leading the process and people with empathy, emotional intelligence, active listening, and meaningful interpersonal relationships to achieve profit and reputation. Over the years, I have helped thousands of professionals, SMEs and start-ups consolidate their roots and thrive, contributing immensely to boosting individual lives, businesses, and the overall national economy. My top awards and accolades: - Sheikh Salem Al Ali Al Sabah Informatics Award - Kuwait for building "One of The Best Technology Projects in The Arab World For The Year 2016 (Project name: Ousta)". - Best Online Recruitment Award For the Year 2015 from The Egyptian Chamber of Human Resources (Project name: Jobzella).

Nataly Yousef
  • Nataly Yousef
  • Investment Manager M..
  • Investment Manager MENA+
  • Seedstars Internatio..
  • Seedstars International Ventures
  • Palestinian Territory, Occupied
  • Nataly is an investment manager at Seedstars, leading the efforts in MENA and Pakistan. Previously, Nataly worked with several leading VCs in MENA, overseeing e-commerce, fintech, and logistics startups across multiple stages and regions. She also worked on value creation operations for portfolio companies and LPS, while also contributing to impact investment practices and measurements for seed-stage and unicorn startups.

Ahmad Hammouda
  • Ahmad Hammouda
  • CEO & Co-Founder
  • CEO & Co-Founder
  • Thndr
  • Thndr
  • Egypt

Sameh Abdel-Fattah
  • Sameh Abdel-Fattah
  • Founder & Chief Tech..
  • Founder & Chief Technology Officer
  • zVendo
  • zVendo
  • Egypt
  • Sameh is the Founder and CTO of zVendo, the latest e-commerce product of Business Boomers, a platform that enables merchants to create their own online store and mobile apps with localized integrations and Arabic support. Sameh has extensive work experience with several local, multi-national and startup companies in the e-commerce and information technology fields for more than 20 years and has been focusing on e-commerce for the past decade through developing e-commerce platforms, products, services, and End-to-End solutions to meet the daily challenges of the field for more than 100 retailers

Ben Harburg
  • Ben Harburg
  • Managing Partner
  • Managing Partner
  • MSA Novo
  • MSA Novo
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Ben Harburg is a Managing Partner at MSA Capital, a global investment firm with over $2 billion in assets under management. Mr Harburg also leads MSA Novo, the emerging markets focused franchise of MSA. Mr. Harburg has over 14 years investment and operations experience in the United States, Greater China, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. He started his career with the Boston Consulting Group. Mr. Harburg was a Fulbright Scholar at Freie Universität Berlin and a Neubauer Scholar at Tufts University. He sits on the Board of Directors of the National Committee on US-China Relations and the Asian Cultural Council.

Sarah Krüg
  • Sarah Krüg
  • Executive Director
  • Executive Director
  • CANCER101
  • CANCER101
  • Sarah Krüg is the founder of the Health Collaboratory, a global innovation hub that paves the path for participatory co-design and collaboration in healthcare, with a focus on amplifying the voice of the patient and care/support partner in the design, development and continuous improvement of healthcare innovations. The Health Collaboratory has launched various innovations such as Prescription to Learn®, a Health GPS, and the Patient Shark Tank®, among others. Through the Patient Shark Tank ®, over 19,000 patients and care/support partners across disease states have evaluated innovations across the globe, including technology, education, research, and policy. Sarah is the CEO of CANCER101, a patient advocacy organization whose mission is to help patients and care/support partners navigate the cancer journey and partner with their healthcare team to make informed decisions. She is also the Acting Executive Director and Past President of the Society for Participatory Medicine, a patient: clinician member driven organization, whose mission is to enable collaborative partnerships between patients and healthcare professionals. She serves on the board of the National Organization for Rare Disorders. Sarah is also the author of “A Roadmap to Wellness”. She previously held the position of Global Education Director as well as Patient Advocacy Lead at Pfizer. She also established the Global Investigator Initiated Research Program at Pfizer. Prior to joining Pfizer, Sarah spearheaded the development of the Disease Management Clinical Pathways and conducted clinical research at Memorial Sloan- Kettering Cancer Center.

Tarek Nasr
  • Tarek Nasr
  • Founder & CEO
  • Founder & CEO
  • ThePlanet Studios
  • ThePlanet Studios
  • Egypt
  • CEO at Mintrics (social video analytics platform), Co-Founder at ThePlanet (Digital Creative Agency) and ThePlanet Productions (Original Digital Content Creator). Board member at Safarni; an NGO that facilitates travel for the underprivileged. Part of the solution.  

Habiba Helmy
  • Habiba Helmy
  • Innovation Lead
  • Innovation Lead
  • Arab Bank
  • Arab Bank
  • Egypt
  • With 10 years of experience in the field, Habiba Helmy is a veteran in the startups and entrepreneurship support field in Egypt and MENA. In her current role as the Innovation Lead at Arab Bank Egypt, Habiba runs multiple activities, initiatives, and pilot projects with the goal of accelerating Arab Bank’s digital transformation journey. She does this through conducting due diligence on promising investment opportunities in Fintech companies in Egypt and leading the implementation of POCs and Banking as a Service (BaaS) offerings. Additionally, she conducts activities aimed at fostering an innovation culture through engaging staff internally in design thinking workshops as well as internal incubation programs to develop ideas into implementable banking solutions.


    In 2020, Habiba headed Womentum, the MENA region’s first acceleration program focused on women-led tech startups. During her time with Womentum, she designed and directed a virtual accelerator program for women led-startups operating in different industries and geographies.

    Prior to Womentum, Habiba headed the non-financial arm of EGBANKS’s youth banking platform, MINT, as the Hub Director where she launched MINT Incubator and created multiple skills development programs for the bank’s youth client segment.

    In 2016, Habiba received the Chevening award and acquired her MSc. Degree in Management from the University of Bristol, UK, where she focused her dissertation on women entrepreneurs in Egypt.


    Before leaving Egypt for her master’s degree, Habiba served as an Entrepreneur Selection and Growth Manager at Endeavor Egypt, a non-profit organization focused on developing the economy through supporting and strengthening high-impact entrepreneurs. During her time at Endeavor, she managed a portfolio of 9 multi-million dollar SMEs where she helped grow these companies.

    Habiba also served as the Country Lead in Egypt at MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF) Pan Arab, a non-profit affiliated with MIT University. During her time at MITEF, Habiba introduced the Social Entrepreneurship Track as part of the MITEF Arab Startup Competition, the biggest startup competition across the MENA region. She also established MITEF’s partner network in Egypt and organized the competition & Final Award Ceremony in Cairo with 300+ attendees from 10+ countries.

    Prior to joining MITEF Pan Arab, Habiba briefly worked with the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Program (EIP) at the American University in Cairo (AUC) on creating boot camps for early stage entrepreneurs and on the launch of the AUC Venture Lab, the first university based accelerator in Egypt.

    Habiba graduated with high honors from AUC where she double majored in Communication & Media Arts and Psychology.

Mohamed Sekkina
  • Mohamed Sekkina
  • General Manager
  • General Manager
  • talabat mart
  • talabat mart
  • Egypt
  • Mohamed Sekkina is the General Manager of talabat mart, the leading local q-commerce platform in the region, delivering everyday essentials in 20 mins.

    Prior to heading tmart Egypt in November 2021, Sekkina acted as Country Manager for tmart UAE, Head of Commercial Operations, and Market Launcher, where he lead the launch of talabat mart through building a network of over 30 dark stores across the region.

    His early career days were pillared in multinational FMCG giant, Procter & Gamble, where he spent over four years leading Pampers’ supply chain in GCC and Pakistan, among different other roles within the company. In his tenure in P&G, he achieved record-breaking +$44M sales improvement for BabyCare, $36M for Fabric and HomeCare, and oversaw an intricate supply chain involving tens of plants.

    Before shifting his career to management, Sekkina worked as a Software Engineer and Teaching Assistant at GUC. Sekkina holds a BSc in Computer Engineering with a specialization in Artificial Intelligence from the German University in Cairo (GUC), where he completed his thesis in the German Center for AI.

    Sekkina is an avid padel player and also a foodie who not only appreciates a good meal but also enjoys cooking one.

Nadia Gamal El Din
  • Nadia Gamal El Din
  • Founder & CEO
  • Founder & CEO
  • Rahet Bally
  • Rahet Bally
  • Egypt
  • Graduated from the American University in Cairo with highest honors & worked at P&G as an assistant brand manager handling DTC at the age of 22. When I became a mother at the age of 24, I realized there was a huge market gap when it comes to supporting new moms. Even though motherhood is one of the oldest professions, with all these ever-growing online chunks of information, in this fast-paced world, there wasn't a single comprehensive, tailored support system for new moms in Egypt. This was the discontinuous shift moment when I realized change was needed, this is when Rahet Bally was born.

    Rahet Bally—which translates to “peace of mind” in Arabic—was born in August 2015, not long after my son.

    As of early 2020, more than 4 million women in Egypt have been connected to Rahet Bally’s services, which encompass financial, physical, intellectual, and social support.

    Rahet Bally Supports All Mothers—and its Employees

    Beyond reaching more millions of women through one of its four pillars of support, the company employs an all-female staff. This is unusual in Egypt, where it is hard to find women accountants and technicians. We have almost 100 women working full time in the company divided between our headquarters and our other locations. The company is mother-friendly, too. Employees can work from home any time and take advantage of flexible maternity leave, making it possible for mothers to get a decent job with a market-competitive salary.

Mai Salama
  • Mai Salama
  • Founding Partner
  • Founding Partner
  • Creative Industry Su..
  • Creative Industry Summit
  • Egypt
  • Founding Partner - Creative Industry Summit

    Managing Partner - The Worx for Events

    Egypt Representative - Lions - Global Festival of Creativity

    Co-Founder - The Nu Digital Awards

    Egypt Chapter - Women Economic Forum


    Accomplishment driven and marcom guru with 23 + years of experience in the marketing communication field. Salama showed interest in advertising through her love of commercials since she was a child as she used to tape-record TV commercial and play them over and over, to dissect, study, memorize and sing.


    Growing up with the belief that communication can break every barrier. Salama followed her passion and began her career working as a Dubbing Director at Media Concepts where she dubbed several Disney Original cartoons. From there, she moved publishing where she assumed the role of Editorial Associate at Egypt’s first English lifestyle Magazine Cleo (AKA Enigma Magazine).


    Salama entered the advertising world, when she joined Lintas (AKA Lowe) known as Lowe, later moved to Grey, then Bates. She later joined Synergy Advertising, when Salama joined it was a startup and during her 10 years, she was a big part of driving the agency to becoming one of Egypt’s leading Advertising Agencies. She later moved to Animation Advertising where her main role was to setup the Client Servicing Department and as well as train and get the team running efficiently. In 2010 she joined a startup group called Breakthrough, where she managed both the Advertising & the Digital companies.


    In December 2014 Salama established The Worx for Events, redefining the marketing, advertising and events landscape in Egypt with her business Partner and Event Management Expert Neamat Khalil.


    Salama and Khalil managed to take the market by storm, with the platforms they created, built and introduced to the market, such as:

    Establish Creative Industry Summit, The Mena Region’s leading platform for showcasing & Celebrating Creativity.

    Awarded by Cannes Lions, the Global Festival of Creativity to be their Official Office and Representative in Egypt.

    Brought to Egypt, the global platform, Women Economic Forum, bringing to Egypt over 800 female leaders from 75 countries

    Finally, and most recently, launching The NU Digital Awards Egypt’s and the Mena Region’s first homegrown digital awards aiming to award and celebrate all work and professionals in the digital sphere.


    Salama & Khalil are a true example of partnership, success and women leadership, together they build extraordinary experiences.


    All the above falls in line with the vision of growing and evolving the industry in Egypt as well as in putting Egypt back on the map of Creativity & Event Destinations.


    Social Media Accounts:

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maisalama/

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maisalama/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/maisalama

Medhat Yassin
  • Medhat Yassin
  • Founder and Chairman
  • Founder and Chairman
  • Cairo Business Commu..
  • Cairo Business Community
  • Egypt
  • Over 25 years of experience in brand building, marketing, business development, and sales in large multinational and local corporate companies in Egypt and across the MENA region.

    Yassin has worked with over 400 brands as a business consultant to strategize their expansions, develop plans, increase sales growth, formulate brands, and direct their communication, besides founding more than 8 startups, from which one was fulling acquired by a group of investors in 2020.


    He began his extraordinary career at two Fortune 500 corporations, IBM and P&G, where he learned from the best multinational players in the world, He then went to the GCC to oversee the Burger King and Applebee's brands, and soon after... his track record of success led him to become the regional marketing director for BURGER KING Middle East and North Africa.

    Yassin has a long history of entrepreneurship that began in 1998 with restaurants and catering businesses, then moved on to the tech industry and established one of the first IVR mobile service support companies in Egypt, and by 2012, he introduced the concept of Buy One Get One through his company (Win-Win Business Development) alongside 7 other startups, where he opened the door to more than 400 brands mainly F&B to serve more than 1.25 million consumers, the extraordinary success of BOGO plus attracted investors and led to successful acquisition for it.

    During the COVID-19 crisis, Medhat launched a non-profit initiative called (نجاحكم يسعدنا) to assist startups and SMEs by providing marketing advice, business consulting, and coaching in order to help them stay in business and thrive after the crisis, the initiative went viral and more than 1000 startups & SMEs have been in contact with Medhat Yassin to this day and more than 60 enterprises have been coached and mentored by him in person.

    Certified mentor, consultant, and expert in EU - GIMED, and EBRD

    Founded Food360 the F&B business enabler, a firm that specialized in F&B concept creation, turnaround, and F&B project management.

    Motivated by his passion to help & connect with people, Medhat has Founded (Cairo Business Community) a business initiative that aims to create a collaborative business environment, based on knowledge sharing, and exchange of experiences and business relations in order to support and develop entrepreneurs in Egypt and the Middle East.

    Medhat Yassin's exquisite work has been recognized numerous times by local and international media, as he has been interviewed by numerous television channels including CBC, DMC, CNBC Arabia, Nile News, and many more television programs and radio stations.

    He is known for being the main player in most of the successful F&B concepts and mega projects in Egypt.

Emin Okutan
  • Emin Okutan
  • Co-founder
  • Co-founder
  • Viveka
  • Viveka
  • Turkey
  • Mehmet Emin Okutan has completed his undergraduate degree in Management with a concentration in Marketing from University of Maine and MBA from Bilkent University in Ankara Turkey. He is the cofounder of Viveka Incubation Center: the first private incubation center dedicated to cultivation of technology based startups since 2010. Through Viveka Emin has accomplished to run several international programmes : Women Entrepreneurship Pre-Accelerator Program in Medinah, Saudia Arabia. He also mentored Sub Saharan startups with the business plan competition of Islamic Development Bank. Emin is one of the facilitators in Founder Institute targeting global minded startups. Currently he is running EIT KIC ClimAccelerator East Mediterrenean programme supporting startup and industry collaboration. He has invested in five startups in field of edtech, sustainability, hardware.

Leonardo Giagnoni
  • Leonardo Giagnoni
  • Managing Director
  • Managing Director
  • Italian Angels for G..
  • Italian Angels for Growth
  • Italy
  • Experienced professional in startup and corporate investments. Supporting funds, HNWI and companies to successfully close more than 60 deals in private equity and venture capital.

    Skilled in negotiation, ability to engage, communicate and influence multiple stakeholders (including C-suites executives, industry leaders and advisors), budgeting, business planning and innovation management.

Seif Zahran
  • Seif Zahran
  • Content Creator
  • Content Creator
  • Egypt

Hana Hussein
  • Hana Hussein
  • Investment Director
  • Investment Director
  • Tawasol Holdings, in..
  • Tawasol Holdings, investment arm for Elaj Group
  • Egypt
  • Hana graduated with double majors of Business Administration concentration Finance from AUC and Medicine from Ain Shams University achieving highest honors in both disciplines. Following her passion for both Medicine & Finance, she joined Elaj Group in 2020, given its specialization in investments in the healthcare sector allowing Hana to utilize her educational background of both disciplines. During her tenor at Elaj, Hana founded the data analysis department thus significantly improving the patient experience. Additionally, she played a pivotal role in the establishment of Tawasol Holdings for Financial Investments in 2021 to be the investment arm of Elaj Group and to act as a holding for Elaj Group’s current and future investments. Currently, Hana acts as the Investment Director of Tawasol Holdings who leads and directs the investment team focusing on identifying, analysing, and executing the investment opportunities. Hana led the very first investment of Tawasol in the startup scene through investing in Valify Solutions where It is foreseen as one of the most potential startups with a great impact and game changer in the regtech industry.

Mohamed Nasser
  • Mohamed Nasser
  • General Manager
  • General Manager
  • Amgen Middle East an..
  • Amgen Middle East and Africa
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Mohamed Nasser has been working in the pharmaceutical industry for more than 25 years across various functions, leadership positions and geographies in Europe, Middle East, and Africa. Mohamed is very passionate about healthcare and is inspired by the tremendous impact it has on patients’ lives and societies at large. Mohamed is a pharmacist by training, holds an MBA from the University of Bradford and is particularly proud of being a certified ‘Black Belt Six Sigma’ which provided him the opportunity to lead projects across most of the pharma industry’s disciplines -beyond just the traditional commercial approach- including roles in product development at early lifecycle in partnership with R&D, process improvement, market research, product launches and PPPs (Private-Public Partnerships). Mohamed is currently the General Manager of Amgen in the Middle East & Africa with a diverse team across 17 countries. He’s always eager to learn and is currently most curious about digitalization and health data and the immense value they could bring to help predict and prevent diseases, improve patient journey to ultimately help people live healthier lives.

Fabio Maria Montagnino
  • Fabio Maria Montagnino
  • Head of Innovation
  • Head of Innovation
  • The Cyprus Institute
  • The Cyprus Institute
  • Cyprus
  • Fabio Maria Montagnino is the Head of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at The Cyprus Institute. He is a polymath with an academic background in physics of biological systems and computational science, and scientific activity in the field of solar energy and sustainable built environment. Since about thirty years he's been promoting open and impactful innovation ecosystems through the generation of science-based start-ups, the development of technological services and the implementation of knowledge transfer actions in European and Mediterranean regions, where he has been leading a large number of transnational projects and actions.

Jeffery Potvin
  • Jeffery Potvin
  • General Partner
  • General Partner
  • SUPPORTERS FUND
  • SUPPORTERS FUND
  • Canada
  • Open People Network (OPN)! OPN is a group of angel investors helping accelerate the growth of early-stage startups through The Supporters Fund and PitchitSeries. Jeffery is a lifelong entrepreneur with a proven track record of building companies and reinventing existing businesses. Working with a list of great startups to enterprise clients over the years. Jeffery is a mentor, coach and loves to climb mountains!


    Background:


    • Multiple degrees: Post grad (1yr), Seneca College (3yr), York University (3yr) CompSci(2yrs)

    • Software Engineer/Ecom Mngr: Loblaws (1999-2007)

    • CEO/CTO: Hardboot Inc, Dev resourcing (Offices: PK, PH,CAN,EGY)

    • 7 Angel groups & screening: York, Spark & GTAN, Equation, Keiretsu

    • Real-Estate: Single/Duplex conversions

    • 70+ companies Invested


    Areas of Investment: Deep Tech, Real-estate, Bitcoin, Retail, & Fintech.

Khaled Lababidi
  • Khaled Lababidi
  • Operating Partner
  • Operating Partner
  • Arbor Ventures
  • Arbor Ventures
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Khaled Lababidi is an Operating Partner at Arbor Ventures, a FinTech focused Venture Capital firm operating across MENA, South East Asia and North America.

    Prior to Arbor, Khaled has held various senior positions at banks such as BNP Paribas, FAB and HSBC. 

    Khaled received his B.Sc in Computer Engineering from the University of Toronto, and an MBA from Oxford University.

Hala Hattab
  • Hala Hattab
  • Associate Professor
  • Associate Professor
  • The British Universi..
  • The British University in Egypt
  • Egypt

  • Dr. Hala Hattab has fifteen years of experience in the field of entrepreneurship. She is Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship at the British University in Egypt, researcher trainer, mentor, and consultants with attempts to be an entrepreneur.

    In 2008 Dr. Hattab joined the British University in Egypt as a lecturer in Entrepreneurship and later was promoted to Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship. Through her 11 years at the BUE, Hala taught various business courses. In 2013, she developed a program in entrepreneurship that aims at preparing students to be entrepreneurs themselves, including ideas generation, opportunity recognition, business planning, among others. Since then, she is fully dedicated to teaching entrepreneurship and innovation to both Business and Computer Science students.

    Upon joining BUE, Dr. Hattab was appointed as the Program Manager for the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor – Egypt and authored three reports about entrepreneurship in Egypt for three consecutive cycles. She is an active researcher and published several researches, articles and reports in different internationally recognized journals and presented her research work in both national and international conferences. Dr. Hattab is a member of the editorial boards of different journals a regular reviewer for entrepreneurship-specialised journals and conferences. She is a founding member of Middle East Council for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurship.

    As a trainer and a mentor, Hattab has worked closely with 100’s of startups across different countries applying different entrepreneurship methodologies and is a lead trainer for many programs with focus on social, and sustainability issues. She served as a judge in business plan competitions across the MENA region and sets in the selection panel of different organizations to interview their prospect entrepreneurs.

    Hala has been working with different international organizations on consultancy basis to carry out different activities related to entrepreneurship and innovation in Egypt and Middle East. She has worked with Nathan Associates Inc., Legatum Institute, IDRC and USAid.

    As a Chemical Engineering graduate, she started her professional career as a business development officer in an engineering consultancy company, MWHAJ, which is a joint-equity company owned by both Jordanian and International Consultants. In 2005, she was promoted to Business Development Manager. During her five years in MWHAJ, she worked closely with governmental associations and International donors and was heavily involved in business practices, including bidding (financial & technical), evaluating proposals, market analysis, new business opportunities, etc.. . Her work covered the MENA region

Dina Gabra
  • Dina Gabra
  • Digital Transformati..
  • Digital Transformation Lead
  • Novartis Pharma
  • Novartis Pharma
  • Egypt
  • Ambitious Digital Transformation Lead with over 14 years of diversified experience of marketing, medical, commercial, and digital in the pharmaceutical industry with a track record of success driving new launches, new ideas, and crafting digital strategies either in Egypt or international assignments in Asia cluster and Global functions Passionate about leading business transformation through innovation, resilience and customer-centricity.

Mohamed A Aboulnaga
  • Mohamed A Aboulnaga
  • Executive Chairman
  • Executive Chairman
  • Exits
  • Exits
  • Egypt
  • Nagaty is an emerging markets' venture builder, investor and tech-entrepreneur with 15 years of experience in tech-entrepreneurship, He is currently the founder and ceo of " pie" the leading " M and A" for startups firm in Egypt the co-founder of KLIVVR ( Egypt'a first digital agent banking platform) co-founder/advisor of Halan , Halan is Africa's largest super app and egypt's first unicorn ( raised 200M usd) and Egypt's most funded app in 2020 according to Forbes middle east, and most funded 2020/2021. Prior to co-founding Halan, Nagaty served as Regional Director at Careem, the Middle East's number one ride hailing application recently acquired by Uber for more than $3 billion. He also sits on the board of several Tech companies inlcuding Koinz, Robusta, Checkme, Drowzy. Earlier, Nagaty, started his career at Fawry in account management and business development since 2012 till headed the BD ( fawry was the first tech-company to ipo in egypt reached 2B usd val in public markets) as well as starting Egypt'a first food and beverage fund in 2014 he is also an investor in several multi- stage startups including Sokna, breadfast, waffarha, gameya, sokoon he is also an advisor and investor in disruptech ( Egypt's largest fintech fund) and founding partner in cash cows ( a startup incubator and fund)

    Nagaty has completed the CXO Academy program at INSEAD, France, and a B.Sc., in Electronics Engineering from the American University in Cairo, Egypt.

Mustafa Zaza
  • Mustafa Zaza
  • CBO
  • CBO
  • GBarena
  • GBarena
  • Egypt
  • One of the founders of GBarena, I am mainly responsible for the commercial part within GBarena whether it's by helping companies realize the importance of eSports and gaming and how it can help them reach an important segment of their audience.

Hany Sewilam
  • Hany Sewilam
  • Chief Executive Offi..
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • ITEX
  • ITEX
  • United States
  • Hany Sewilam is the Founding Partner at AJA Venture, CMO at N&S Investment Group, and CEO of ITEX. He has extensive strategy, operations, and marketing experience across the technology, media, SMEs, products, and services sectors.


    He is an innovative thought leader, a revered educator, an accomplished author of over 3 books, a well-traveled speaker, and a trusted consultant to the world’s most recognized corporate brands.

    He loves marketing, BD, and sales and leads many marketing strategies and plans for many companies around the world.


    Over the past 15 years, Hany has provided business consultancy to over 8,718 startups and businesses in the US, Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa, and helped them succeed and grow even more! Most of them jumped to the growth stage through his advice and his business mentorship.


    He was most recently the Founding Partner and Business Development Head of AJA Venture, working closely with leading global and regional companies and the startup and VC ecosystem. He has advised Fortune 500 companies as a senior consultant with AJA Venture and led teams at Creative Sense, Pulse Group, Jobardo, SuperLady, and Orkanza while working in the U.S., Middle East, and Africa.


    Hany holds an MBA, DBA, and two bachelor's degrees in business administration and finance. He is a board member of ENTR in Silicon Valley and The SuperLady Enterprise Forum.


    Hany is a regular speaker at major regional events on eCommerce, Technology, Business, Entrepreneurship, and startup issues.


    Hany Sewilam has secured standing as one of the best angel investors and co-founder with great business thinking and the ability to transform ideas and dreams into plans that achieve profits, successes, and achievements

Hossam Kamal
  • Hossam Kamal
  • Founder
  • Founder
  • Applications
  • Applications
  • Egypt
  • Developed in 2007, the Application started as an All in one solution system integrator.

    current working with top-notch Brands to provide high-end technology integration for elite clients and institutions all across Egypt

    The official certified distributor for KEF Speakers, Philips Dynalite

    Signify Solutions, Philips lighting

Ilkay Demirdag
  • Ilkay Demirdag
  • Impact and Investmen..
  • Impact and Investment Strategist
  • Turkey
  • Ilkay Demirdag is an award-winning Investment and Impact Strategist with 24 years of experience working in multinational companies, conglomerates, banks and private equity funds in Turkey, the UK and Bahrain. She leads important initiatives to maximize value creation for all stakeholders, transform responsible and impact investments into the mainstream, and ensure sustainable economic development.


    Her expertise comprises the spectrum of Equity Transactions (Private equity fund establishment and management, Fund raising, M&A, IPOs, Impact Investments), Debt Transactions (Project finance, Debt funding and Bond issuances), Strategic Planning (Deal origination, Business development, Asset / portfolio optimization, Project management), Investor Relations and Sustainability (Strategic Planning, & Execution, Setting ESG Targets & Performance Management, ESG reporting, Index & Rating preparations, Advocation and Leading Impact). She primarily covered and analyzed regulated markets (energy, telecom, infrastructure) in developed and emerging markets.


    She holds BSc and MSc in Architecture from Istanbul Technical University and MSc in Economics from University College London. Ilkay is a Mindfulness Trainer and a Professional Coach. Ilkay Demirdag actively takes part in NGOs. She is currently a Supervisory Board Member at TUYID, Impact Council Member at Impact 2030 Turkey, Board Member at ITU Alumni Association and Founder and Board Member at Impact Circles Foundation.


    More information: https://ilkaydemirdag.com/

Hend Mohammed
  • Hend Mohammed
  • Content Creator
  • Content Creator
  • skyrocket
  • skyrocket
  • Egypt
  • The first Egyptian girl to create content for games and CEO for a Saudi organization called Sky Rockets, and a creator of gaming content


Fadi Doss
  • Fadi Doss
  • CEO & Founder
  • CEO & Founder
  • esaal
  • esaal
  • Egypt
  • Fadi has more than 20 years of experience in telecom and

    digital product development. His Academic background includes an MBA from Maastricht School of Management, BSc of Telecommunications Engineering from Alex University, and another diploma in project management from Cambridge University.

Ismail Sarhank
  • Ismail Sarhank
  • Deputy CEO
  • Deputy CEO
  • IBAG - (Internationa..
  • IBAG - (International Business Associates Group For Money Transfer Services)
  • Egypt
  • Ismail Moustapha Sarhank is the Deputy CEO of IBAG-Western Union and oversees the money transfers operations and all other related corporate business since 2018. He is also an executive board member of IBAG and a non-executive member of Sarhank Investment Group.


    Prior to IBAG, Sarhank held the position of Director of Operations at IBA Media and was the driving force in transforming the business model from an Ad based model to copy sales and cash flow positive model, in addition to converting printed magazines into electronic publications issued in a modern technical format during his time to save the long accumulated losses of the company at the time..


    His strong belief in the use of artificial intelligence has driven him to introduce machine learning in the company's logistics and operations, which had a positive impact on increasing revenues by 15% annually, and improved the business cycle expanding the business horizontally and vertically while holding the position of Director of Business Development in the arm responsible for Western Union's global operations since 2015.


    Throughout his career, Sarhank maintained strong relationships and partnerships with the Central Bank of Egypt and other industry players further expanding the reach of IBAG and the business.


    A graduate from the American University in Cairo, with a BA in Business administration and minoring in Economics. Ismail Sarhank’s father Moustapha Sarhank has been a solid inspiration and mentor in leadership, management, and business excellence.

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

Waleed Sadek
  • Waleed Sadek
  • Founder & CEO
  • Founder & CEO
  • PaySky | Yalla Super..
  • PaySky | Yalla Super App
  • Egypt
  • Dr. Waleed Sadek is the Founder & CEO of PaySky, the leading digital payment solutions provider founded in 2017. With a forward-looking vision and ambitions to redefine and democratize the digital payment ecosystem.

    PaySky fostered partnerships with different entities as central banks, banks, financial institutions, and telecom operators to provide them with its latest technology in the Middle East and Africa. The company has presence in more than 10 countries namely, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Pakistan, Libya, Sudan, Uganda, Botswana.

    As a serial entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience in digitizing the financial services sector in Egypt and the Middle East, Dr. Sadek established and led several fintech startups.

    Prior to setting out on his entrepreneurial journey, Dr. Sadek has been sought after for his strategic vision, process-oriented finesse, and his ability to drive innovation within both young and mature businesses. He joined Visa from 2004 to 2008, where he held multiple leadership positions, including the position of Head of the Innovation and New Technologies Department for the Middle East and North Africa. He was also appointed the manager of Visa Global Strategy for Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (CEMEA).

    Moreover, Dr. Sadek established several companies and served as a Board Member of BITEL EMEA, as well as of Wind Technologies. He is a renowned subject matter expert in the domain of digital financial services & payment systems, and has shared in developing technology standards and market regulations in electronic payments domain.

    Despite graduating from Ain Shams University's Faculty of Medicine in the year 2009, Sadek chose to pursue his passion in the field of information technology.

    Where he would develop innovative solutions in the fintech industry and enable everyone to use it to facilitate their lives and help the economy to grow and prosper.

Ahmed Khalil
  • Ahmed Khalil
  • General Manager
  • General Manager
  • Tabby Technologies E..
  • Tabby Technologies Egypt
  • Egypt
  • Ahmed Khalil is the General Manager of Tabby in Egypt. Khalil joined Tabby in April 2022 to set up, launch and scale Tabby in Egypt as part of the company’s regional expansion plans.

    Prior to joining Tabby, Khalil led Uber’s Egypt business as General Manager, previously leading the Middle East and North Africa Operations team at Uber, overseeing the markets of Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, and Lebanon.

    Before that, Khalil worked in the financial services sector covering Egyptian and regional publicly-listed companies.

    Khalil graduated from the American University in Cairo with a Bachelor’s in Accounting and holds an MBA from IESE Business School at the University of Navarra in Spain.

Ahmed Magdy
  • Ahmed Magdy
  • Commercial Senior Di..
  • Commercial Senior Director
  • Geidea
  • Geidea
  • Egypt
  • Ahmed Magdy is a Fintech & payments expert leader with +15 years of experience in corporate and payments industry, Ahmed played different vital roles in his last ten years journey in the payments domain, and was part of shaping the digital payments and fintechs acquiring business scene in Egypt through a demonstrated history in the financial industry, acquiring business, e-wallets, cash management for B2B and FMCGs, e-commerce and digital payments solutions.


    Ahmed is the VP and Co-Founder for Geidea expansion in Egypt since its inception and journey start in 2020, which is today one of the top payment acceptance providers in Egypt with its tailored end to end solutions, with a clear vision to help partners and merchants to manage and grow their business efficiently.

Shoroke Zedan
  • Shoroke Zedan
  • CEO & Managing Direc..
  • CEO & Managing Director
  • TA'HEAL
  • TA'HEAL
  • Egypt
  • Ms. Zedan has spearheaded various challenging transitional initiatives. She offers over 30 years of experience in the design and delivery of relevant strategic directions based on the active engagement of her beneficiaries and workstream sponsors, throughout the Middle East and Africa. She is recognized for interventions that became embedded within varied government and international development bodies, paving the way, through opinion leaders and policy makers, to spread awareness, promote evidence-based reform, and shape public opinion. Throughout her work experience, she has focused on a combination of best practices from various disciplines and has spent the majority of her career in strategic regions around the world, to foster lasting impact using frameworks and processes necessary to create and support system-wide change for disadvantages communities. Focusing on clear actionable roadmaps to generate insight, identify relevant needs, and drive execution through integrated and accountable mechanisms, Ms. Zedan works closely with key stakeholders to exchange perspectives, and identify emerging opportunities and key challenges, in the context of evolving economic, social and political transitions- to boost internal and external support and impact. Her entrepreneurial leadership has received global recognition and awards for exceeding customer expectations in achieving fiscal bottom-line results through her ability to establish and maintain strong alliances to leverage opportunities, and lead and motivate teams to strengthen institutional capabilities and accountability.

Alaa El Sheikh
  • Alaa El Sheikh
  • Associate Creative D..
  • Associate Creative Director
  • FP7 McCann
  • FP7 McCann
  • Egypt

Mohammed Aljafari
  • Mohammed Aljafari
  • Director of the Inte..
  • Director of the Intellectual Property Commercialization Office
  • Royal Scientific Soc..
  • Royal Scientific Society - iPARK
  • Jordan
  • Director of the Intellectual Property Commercialization Office at iPARK. Seasoned industry, investment, entrepreneurship, business development, IP, innovation, strategy, and finance professional with more than 20 years of leadership experience. Engineered and executed technological alliances across multiple sectors including Jordan's largest patent-based investment deals. Member of numerous technical and advisory boards at academic and private institutions worldwide. World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Expert in IP policy and management. PhD in pharmaceutical sciences from Nottingham University.

Mohamed Abbas
  • Mohamed Abbas
  • Associate Director a..
  • Associate Director and Head of Business Incubators
  • NilePreneurs Initiat..
  • NilePreneurs Initiative
  • Egypt
  • He is a co-founder of  the NilePreneurs initiative in 2017, Developing the innovation challenges and the incubation programs. Currently he is the Associate Director and Head of business Incubators program at NilePreneurs initiative, IECC, Nile University. He is supervising 5 sector focus incubators (Hardware and Software incubators in different industrial sectors). 

    He is an Assistant professor teaching Entrepreneurship at Engineering School. Nile University. He got his M.Sc and Ph.D degree in Management Of Technology (MOT) from Nile University with a focus on Personal traits affecting the success or failure of the Egyptian Entrepreneurs.

    He had more than 18 years of practical experience working with Entrepreneurs, Startups and SMEs in and out of Egypt. He is the founder of Entrepreneurship unit in ministry of trade and industry in 2012 during his working for 12 years in the Ministry as head of technical support and Entrepreneurship unit supervising 13 technology centers working in 13 industrial sectors. Also, worked in Private sector, NGO, University, and he had his own startups for 4 years.

    He is working as Innovation and Entrepreneurship consultant support entrepreneurs, startups and entities as mentor and consultant to build their business model or system and also, matchmaking with investors.


Ahmed Mokhtar
  • Ahmed Mokhtar
  • Innovation Consultan..
  • Innovation Consultant
  • SODIC
  • SODIC
  • Egypt
  • Ahmed Mokhtar is a corporate innovation professional who navigates the waters between different industries, seeking to use his varied experiences to bridge the gap between the entrepreneurial ecosystem and the corporate world.

    Over the past years, his work has included strategic business development, start-up mentorship, and corporate innovation. In particular, he has been designing, facilitating, and delivering innovation projects that aim to instill intrapreneurial cultures in corporate settings. As for his entrepreneurial endeavors, these include co-founding the first coworking space in New Cairo and being the General Manager of a renowned Egyptian web & mobile development house.

    He backed up his experience with a Masters degree in Innovation & Entrepreneurship from MIP Politecnico Di Milano (in Italy) and Solvay School of Management and Economics (in Belgium).

    He currently works with SODIC on their corporate innovation program to put in place an innovative and intrapreneurial culture in their organization.

Tawfik Mahmoud
  • Tawfik Mahmoud
  • Managing Director -..
  • Managing Director - Acquiring
  • Arab Financial Servi..
  • Arab Financial Services
  • Egypt
  • Tawfik Mahmoud

    Managing Director - AFS Egypt


    Tawfik is a strategic business leader and digital payments expert with a proven track record that spans over 22 years of professional experience in the field.


    Over the past 16 years he has held senior roles at various international organizations including Managing Director of JumiaPay, Vice President of Network International, and General Manager of PayTabs, where he has been responsible for leading and developing digital payments, card payment solutions for both Acquiring / Issuing and Merchant services and eCommerce business across the board.


    With a strategic focus on advancing payments acceptance in Egypt, and in his current role as the Managing Director of Arab Financial Services in Egypt – AFS (Egypt), Tawfik is responsible for leading the company’s strategy in Egypt, growing the team across the country, supporting its growth and scaling Egypt’s merchant clients across all sectors and industries.


    In this capacity, Tawfik is building up a unique digital payment processing business model to empower the digital economy with frictionless payment solutions that are convenient, safe and easy to use. Throughout, his focus is on building trust between consumers and businesses and thereby boosting the financial inclusion and digital transformation in Egypt and Africa as a whole.


    Tawfik holds a bachelor degree in social work. In addition, he obtained TLP certification from Harvard Business School as well as business planning and strategy certifications from Emirates Institute for Banking and financial Studies (EIBFS).

Moustafa Megahed
  • Moustafa Megahed
  • Head of Digital
  • Head of Digital
  • Toyota Egypt
  • Toyota Egypt
  • Egypt
  • Digital Transformation enabler with solid marketing, strategy, consultancy, and teaching

    background. My experience has a diversity of corporates, SMEs, and startups. Passionate about digitization, automotive, fintech, and marketing drives me to contribute in organizations’ digitalization with the purpose of value addition and revenue growth.

Hosam AbouElDahab
  • Hosam AbouElDahab
  • Fintech Expert
  • Fintech Expert
  • Fintech Hub
  • Fintech Hub
  • Egypt
  • Dr. Hosam AbouElDahab is a Fintech and Digital Financial Services Expert, with 20+ years of experience and hands-on in the IT industry carrying out different technical and business roles in this era, managing more than 50 projects/ Programs which materialized his experience in Digital Banking & Digital Transformation, Core and Islamic Banking, e-commerce, e-payment systems and financial inclusion strategies.

    He has a wide multinational experience working in Fintech Ecosystems supporting financial inclusion in more than 25 countries across Africa and worldwide.

    he also has several certificates such as financial inclusion from CBE (Central Bank of Egypt), PMP, ITIL and CMMI in addition to achieving his MBA in e-commerce and lastly achieving his Doctoral of Business Administration as well.

Fadi Antaki
  • Fadi Antaki
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • TFK (the fashion Kin..
  • TFK (the fashion Kingdom)
  • Egypt
  • Fadi Antaki- Founder & CEO at TFK

    Fadi Antaki the Founder & CEO at TFK, is a veteran tech venture builder and investor. He has invested in the region’s leading and fastest growing tech startups.

    Antaki’s entrepreneurial experience enabled him to mentor and guide many entrepreneurs to overcome their challenges in management, generating traction and fundraising. Being an entrepreneur at heart; he founded TFK.me in 2020, the leading digital partner for Fashion brands in Egypt which is a curated Fashion marketplace having a portfolio of more than 200 partner brands and 135K+ customers.

    His purpose is helping Fashion entrepreneurs grow and sustain their brands by offering them all the tools and services needed for their digital transformation to sell online so they focus on enhancing the quality of their products and collections.

    As the General Partner of A15, and during the period from 2015-2019, he led the teams of 19 portfolio companies across 17 regional offices with more than 1,000 employees. Antaki turned the corporate structure of an Orascom company OTVentures into a lean VC as A15 by decentralizing all functions and creating synergies across all companies. Overall A15 succeeded in conducting 7 exits crowned by MENA’s first dragon exit which is TPay exit to Helios Investment partners in 2018, the Otlob exit to Rocket Internet in 2014 and A15’s largest dragon exit which is Connect Ads exit to Aleph holding in 2021.

    Fadi Currently sits on the boards of companies in Egypt, Mauritius, Dubai, Singapore and USA. He supports those companies with extensive market and domain knowledge, networks, and strategic operational support impacting their business growth.

    Antaki was graduated from the American University in Cairo with a Business Administration Major

Hani W. Naguib
  • Hani W. Naguib
  • Startup Mentor and I..
  • Startup Mentor and Innovation Consultant
  • Egypt
  • Hani is a leading Egyptian Business Designer and Innovation Consultant bringing a decade of experience in preparing executives and entrepreneurs to become innovators. He specializes in designing and delivering fun and interactive workshop experience, mentoring startup founders, and joining innovation teams to facilitate prototyping and validating customer-centric business models.


    Since 2012, Hani has been inspiring the right mindset with thought-provoking keynotes on the latest in innovation and Evidence-Based Entrepreneurship, volunteering 1000s of hours mentoring early-stage startups, and engaging the Egyptian ecosystem with his blog and articles. His main aim is to teach entrepreneurs to learn by doing, investigate alternatives, appreciate experimental learning & value evidence over opinion. His mantra is:"Invest in entrepreneurs' mindsets, and a successful startup is only a matter of time."

Rafeh Saleh
  • Rafeh Saleh
  • Founding Partner
  • Founding Partner
  • Cubit Ventures
  • Cubit Ventures
  • Egypt
  • Rafeh launched Cubit Ventures and Founder Institute Egypt, sits on Falak Startups board, is an advisor to Egypt Ventures and Loyal VC, and led one of the largest consulting firms in Egypt.

    He is an experienced triple-digit track record executive, entrepreneur, and management consultant where he advised numerous companies of all sizes on growth, turnaround, and business restructuring strategies.

Ayman Guemeih
  • Ayman Guemeih
  • Country Manager Egyp..
  • Country Manager Egypt and Head of Sales Support GCC
  • Digital Virgo
  • Digital Virgo
  • Egypt
  • I have been fortunate enough to enjoy an 16+ years' successful commercial career growing companies.


    Most recently managing Digital Virgo Egypt and supporting the sales in the GCC area, bringing the best-in-class services to light and assuring the best profitability and brand image by providing various Value-Added Services, payment gateways such as Direct Carrier Billing DCB / DOB and Performance based digital marketing campaigns through our Ad Tech Agency "Addict Mobile".


    Previously, I was acting as the lead point of contact for any and all matters specific to Mondia clients in Egypt, and before so I was in charge of different portfolios in one of Orange group affiliates in AMEA region; Mobinil in Egypt (formally Orange Egypt now), I also had the chance to observe the Gulf market for almost one year working for TIMWE TECH in Doha as a marketing manager responsible for all marketing aspects of the Value Added Services (VAS) for the mobile operator Ooredoo Qatar.


    After business hours: Cairo Runners Co-Founder and a singer at Cairo Celebration Choir.

Mohamed El Ghannam
  • Mohamed El Ghannam
  • Principal
  • Principal
  • Flat6Labs
  • Flat6Labs
  • Egypt
  • Ghannam is a certified business and strategy consultant and has 15 years of experience in Private Equity, Venture Capital and Direct Investments. He spent the majority of his career in the Private Equity field where he managed a US$ 51mn private equity portfolio at Egypt's largest private sector bank Commercial International Bank (CIB) including direct investments and funds.


    Later, Ghannam played a pivotal role in the creation of CIB's Corporate Venture Capital firm “CVentures" dedicated to investing in early stage startups in addition to leading the formulation and implementation of CIB’s expansion strategy in Africa which was translated into the establishment of CIB's representative office in Ethiopia; the bank’s first cross border presence in Africa.


    Before joining Flat6Labs, Ghannam was appointed as a Director at CVentures, where he was a senior member of the investment team leading the firm’s portfolio management activities including all aspects of the investment process including deal origination, assessment, execution and business development.


    In April 2022, Ghannam joined Flat6Labs as a Principal, the most active startups investor in the MENA region, managing Egypt portfolio and fund operations. Ghannam manages the US$ 10mn fund investing in innovative technology entrepreneurs in Egypt. The portfolio consists of 90+ companies including Healthtech, Edtech, Fintech, E-Commerce and Logistics startups.


    Aside from his main roles, Ghannam provided mentorship to 70+ startups at Flat6Labs, AUC Venture Lab VC4A, and RiseUp in the areas of business strategy, financial advisory, investment readiness, fundraising plan and valuation.

Ali Saleh
  • Ali Saleh
  • Senior Manager
  • Senior Manager
  • Avanz Capital Egypt
  • Avanz Capital Egypt
  • Egypt
  • Ali is the head of young enterprise finance department for the German government in Egypt with GIZ through it's project Promotion of Access to Financial Services for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Egypt (PAFSME) to Improve access to finance for young enterprises (startups), the project supports the development of risk capital investors such

    as angel investors and venture capital firms, which offer young entrepreneurs an alternative way of mixed financial and mentoring support.

F. Ramzi Asfour MD
  • F. Ramzi Asfour MD
  • President
  • President
  • Praxis Infectious Di..
  • Praxis Infectious Diseases
  • France
  • F. Ramzi Asfour, MD is a US trained physician. He 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 greater than 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.

    Ninety 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, nursing homes and schools 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 the President of Capsid Consulting who specialize in infection control and prevention for nursing homes, schools and universities as well as businesses.

Amr Alashkar
  • Amr Alashkar
  • Chief Information of..
  • Chief Information officer
  • Cleopatra Hospitals..
  • Cleopatra Hospitals Group
  • Egypt
  • Amr AlAshkar
    Chief Information Officer
    Amr Alashkar has 20+ years’ experience in the information technology and digital transformation arena; leading the digital transformation program throughout strategy definition, planning, budgeting, people restructuring and development, technology characterization, implementation, and value realization. Dr. Amr is now holding the position of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Cleopatra Hospitals Group for 6 years now, previously was the CIO of Integrated Diagnostics Holdings for more than 4 years. In the public society, He is participating in several technology events as speaker; and recently, He has been selected to be a core member in the Digital transformation Committee of American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt. Alashkar, holds a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science from Ain Shams University, a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Louisville, USA, and Doctorate in Business Administration from Maastricht Business School, Holland.

Mohamed Okasha
  • Mohamed Okasha
  • Founder & Managing P..
  • Founder & Managing Partner
  • Disruptech Egypt
  • Disruptech Egypt
  • Egypt
  • محمد عكاشة

    ً یُــعد محــمد عــكاشــة آحــد رواد الــتكنولــوجــیا الــمالــیة والــتحول

    الـرقـمي فـي مـصر. ویـتمتع عـكاشـة بـخبرة تـزیـد عـن ٢٥ عـامـا

    في قطاعي الاتصالات وتكنولوجیا المعلومات.

    بـدأ عـكاشـة مسـیرتـھ الـمھنیة فـي شـركـة رایـة عـام ١٩٩٥ ،ثـم تـدرج لـیشغل مـنصب مـدیـر عـام

    شـركـة رایـة لـتكنولـوجـیا الـمعلومـات. فـي عـام ٢٠٠٦ ،تـقلد عـكاشـة مـنصب رئـیس قـطاع

    الـتسویـق بشـركـة فـودافـون حـتى عـام ٢٠٠٩ .خـلال عـملھ بشـركـتي رایـة وفـودافـون قـام عـكاشـة

    بإطلاق العدید من المبادرات الناجحة في قطاعي الاتصالات وتكنولوجیا المعلومات.

    فــي عــام ٢٠٠٩ ،قــام عــكاشــة بــتأســیس شــركــة فــوري لــتكنولــوجــیا الــبنوك والــمدفــوعــات

    الإلـكترونـیة ”فـوري“ وشـغل مـنصب الـعضو الـمنتدب حـتى عـام ٢٠٢٠ .فـي عـام ٢٠١٩ ،قـام

    ً ثـانـي أكـبر شـركـة فـي

    عـكاشـة بـطرح أسـھم شـركـة فـوري لـلاكـتتاب الـعام وتـعد فـوري حـالـیا

    الـبورصـة الـمصریـة. فـي عـام ٢٠٢٠ ،قـرر عـكاشـة تـأسـیس صـندوق دیسـربـتك مـصر،

    ً مـنصب الشـریـك الـمؤسـس والـتنفیذي لـلصندوق، ویـعد صـندوق دیسـربـتك

    حـیث یـشغل حـالـیا

    مصر آحد انشط صنادیق رأسمال المخاطر المتخصصة في مجال التكنولوجیا المالیة.

    ً عـضو مجـلس إدارة

    شـغل عـكاشـة عـضویـة مجـلس إدارة عـدد مـن الشـركـات الـكبري، وھـو حـالـیا

    الشركة المصریة للنقل والخدمات التجاریة ”ایجیترانس“ وعدد من الشركات.

    حـصل عـكاشـة عـلى درجـة الـبكالـوریـوس فـي الـعلوم تـخصص ھـندسـة الـكمبیوتـر مـن الـجامـعة

    الامـریـكیة بـالـقاھـرة، وكـذا درجـة الـماجیسـتیر فـي إدارة الأعـمال مـن جـامـعة اسـلسكا الـفرنسـیة.

    وقد شارك في العدید من الدورات التدریبیة طوال مسیرتھ المھنیة

Yasser El-Bendary
  • Yasser El-Bendary
  • Founder & CEO
  • Founder & CEO
  • Update Venture Build..
  • Update Venture Builder
  • Egypt
  • Yasser El-Bendary

    A serial entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of Update Venture Builder.

    Yasser holds a B.Sc. in Engineering and Master Degree in Marketing and have 35 years of experience in management, business development and marketing in diversified industries.


    He is the the Founder of innovative projects like;


    DISCO ديسكو

    discounts and cash back on everything

    http://discoapp.ai/

    disco is an AI powered super app which allows users to save more through personalized offers on products they like, and by giving them the ability to monitor their everyday expenses to improve their budgets.

    In compliance with personal data protection laws, disco asks consumers to upload pictures of their expenses/purchase receipts (in-store & online) in return for loyalty points that can be redeemed for cash.


    Kourassa الكُراسة

    your small enterprise resource planner

    https://kourassa.com/

    A a cloud-based mobile app that offers all-in-one store management solutions by supplying the core business elements of POS, ERP, and CRM to both online and offline small businesses.

    elKourassa provides a digital trackable experience among the whole value chain, while also facilitating relationships between vendors, stores and customers.


    Dokroma دقرمة

    make real-time buying decisions

    https://dokroma.com/

    The place where you can quickly find the brands and products you like at the best prices based on people’s purchases and reviews. Do2roma is a search engine that gives any business a new way of interacting with consumers while promoting their products.


    InsightX

    it is all about data

    https://insightx.ai/

    A first-party data platform that measures the performances of brands, merchants, and products.

    Powered by AI, InsightsX’s smart interactive dashboards provide competitive analysis and retail audits that allow decision-makers to know their brands’ market shares and to have a better understanding of how their products perform in the market.

    Data is Oil but Data Democratization is the Real Fuel, and we at InsightsX work on democratizing the data. This enables everybody in any organization, irrespective of their technical know-how, to work with data comfortably and feel confident talking about it.


    G-Cards

    Offers a large variety of gift cards, with a focus on gaming, that can be bought from the website directly or from vendors near the customers’ residences, bringing more convenience to the gift card market.


    Gamivent

    An Egyptian platform that organizes online and offline esports events, giving Egyptian gamers the chance to demonstrate their extraordinary abilities and go from zero to hero. Gamivent employs its superior administrative capabilities in the tech fields to arrange hassle-free events that bring fun and explode with potential.


    * Mom's Food; 1st Egyptian food processor that exports premium home-style products to the specialty food industry in the USA, Canada, and Japan.


    * Shaklak Aklak; a CSR portal work on raising awareness about healthy diet and wellness through understanding the nutrition fact labels.


    Yasser is a Board of Trustees at Alhassan Foundation for Differently Abled Inclusion and board member in other leading Egyptian NGOs

Moustafa Kadous
  • Moustafa Kadous
  • Founder and CEO, Suc..
  • Founder and CEO, Successful Business Owner, Leader, Author, and Coach
  • Skilled Now Inc.
  • Skilled Now Inc.
  • United States
  • Moustafa Kadous has been there and done it all. Emerging from poverty to becoming a successful global business owner, he exemplifies the profile of a true, tried, and tested entrepreneur. With his keen sense of vision, spirit, and business instincts, he has built and grown profitable companies for the past 15 years and scaled them from ground zero to multimillion-dollar global enterprises.

Ahmed Tolba
  • Ahmed Tolba
  • Principal Engineerin..
  • Principal Engineering Manager
  • Microsoft
  • Microsoft
  • Egypt
  • Ahmed graduated from the American University in Cairo (AUC) in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (summa cum laude), where shortly after he joined Microsoft (October 1999). Ahmed has been working at Microsoft in several capacities including Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET), Software Developer and Engineering Lead/Manager in groups including Windows, Remote Desktop, Bing and Microsoft Shopping / Clarity. Ahmed also finished his Master of Computer Engineering from the University of Washington (UW) in 2005. Ahmed has been part of Microsoft Egypt's Development Center (EgDC) since 2008 in the capacity of an Engineering Manager and remains one of the staunchest proponents of the center's opportunity landscape and culture.

Amr Radwan
  • Amr Radwan
  • EU National Contact..
  • EU National Contact Point for European Innovation Council & European Institute of Innovation & Technology
  • Center for Innovatio..
  • Center for Innovation and Technology Development
  • Egypt
  • Amr Radwan is a pharmacologist & development practitioner with industrial expertise. He led process innovation & R&D in several pharmaceutical & manufacturing industries, coordinated programs for technology development at several international agencies & has coordinated 20+ EU & UN-funded projects. He also supervised several funding schemes for R&D and innovation in MENA & has served as a board member of several international funding programs. He is currently EU National Contact Point for the European Innovation Council and the European Institute of Innovation & Technology. He has industrial pharmaceutical background, holds a PhD in Pharmacology, MBA and diplomas in international marketing, investment management and intellectual property rights.

Hala Riad
  • Hala Riad
  • Co-founder
  • Co-founder
  • Hekouky
  • Hekouky
  • Egypt
  • Hala Riad went to law school in England UK at The University of York. She then came to Egypt and became part of the Egyptian Bar. Hala founded Hekouky in 2020 with her co-founder Mayy AbdelBary with the goal of: Making The Law Accessible to All Entrepreneurs.


    Hekouky offers you the simplest way to register your company and trademark as well as fulfil your tax services online.

Ahmed El Massry
  • Ahmed El Massry
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • Roaya Vision Center
  • Roaya Vision Center
  • Egypt
  • Professor of ophthalmology, Ophthalmology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria university, Egypt.

    Former Head of Ophthalmology department

    Chairman of Delta Ophthalmological Society

    CEO of Roaya Vision Center.

    Reviewer of more than 10 international ophthalmic Journals.

    Published 110 papers in international journals

    H index 13 more than 450 citations

Mohamed Khattab
  • Mohamed Khattab
  • EVP b_labs & Digital..
  • EVP b_labs & Digital Commerce
  • B.TECH
  • B.TECH
  • Egypt
  • Mohamed Khattab is currently the EVP b_labs & Digital Commerce at B.TECH where he manages B.TECH’s Ecommerce, Customer Experience, Data & Analytics, and B2B business after 7 years at B.TECH. Mohamed graduated in 2014 from Northeastern University in Boston with a Major in Business Administration with a focus on Finance & Innovation. Soon after Mohamed joined B.TECH with a mandate to build a digital business on top of its retail business in the form of Ecommerce which has now become a multibillion pound business as well as its Consumer Finance business by offering the first fully digital end to end consumer finance experience in Egypt.


Salah Abo Elmagd
  • Salah Abo Elmagd
  • Sales Consultant / E..
  • Sales Consultant / Entrepreneur / CEO of ACTA Training and Consulting
  • Egypt

Donia Kassem
  • Donia Kassem
  • Account Director
  • Account Director
  • TNA - Tarek Nour Adv..
  • TNA - Tarek Nour Advertising
  • Egypt
  • Account Director at Tarek Nour Advertising; An Advertising Creative Advocate with Account Management experience for more than 8 years, Donia has a passion for advertising, developing creative marketing campaigns for many clients has been her strong-suit. Her expertise stems from handling different prestigious accounts such as CIB, Unilever, Reckitt Benckiser, Savola, Birell, Dolce , Glaxo Smith Kline, AGM, valU & NBE.

Yahia Megahed
  • Yahia Megahed
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • Atomica
  • Atomica
  • United States
  • Yahia is a serial entrepreneur who has spent all of his professional life building hard tech technology companies, including, among others 360imaging a leading company in the field of computer-guided surgery, and Atomica AI, an AI start-up in the field of Digital Surgery.

Mohamed Abdou
  • Mohamed Abdou
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • Pravica
  • Pravica
  • Egypt
  • • Master’s degree in digital currency and blockchain - University of Nicosia.
    • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, computer department.
    • More than twenty-three years of solid knowledge and experience in software engineering, information security and cryptography.
    • Seven years of experience in the blockchain industry.
    • 2019 - Founded Pravica.io
    • 2020 - Leading Stacks MENA official chapter.

Mohamed Aladdin
  • Mohamed Aladdin
  • Principal
  • Principal
  • Global Ventures
  • Global Ventures
  • Egypt
  • Mohamed Aladdin is a Principal at Global Ventures. He's looking after Global Ventures investments and portfolio in North Africa and the Levant and runs the on-ground operations out of the Cairo office. Aladdin comes from a European Venture Capital background with investment experience across the EU, US, and Southeast Asia. Before joining Global Ventures, Aladdin was Investment Associate at Allianz X in Munich, sourcing and executing late-stage and growth deals across five main eco-systems related to the insurance industry. Aladdin has also worked for Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners in Hamburg as part of the European venture capital team investing in B2B SaaS solutions across the EU and the US. Prior to Venture Capital, Aladdin worked on the operating side with multiple early and late-stage Berlin-based startups in the HealthTech and FinTech space. Aladdin holds a Master of Business Administration and Engineering from Berlin University of Applied Sciences and a B.Sc. in Engineering Mechatronics from the German University in Cairo.

Meryl Elafifi
  • Meryl Elafifi
  • Co-Founder - ECD
  • Co-Founder - ECD
  • Merf
  • Merf
  • Egypt
  • Meryl is the Co-Founder and ECD of Merf, a homegrown independent ad agency that launched its operations in Egypt on 2021, and has since launched acclaimed branding projects and advertising campaigns; partnering with top brands.


    Meryl is an advertising veteran with 30+ years of multinational ad agency experience, 30+ creative awards and extensive brand building expertise with more than 50 local and international brands.


    Her most recent post prior to establishing Merf was the Regional Executive Creative Director - Mena of Seven; a multinational independent ad agency that is focused on emerging markets, Meryl was assigned the Launch of Seven’s Cairo’s office on September 2019, where she added 9 accounts to its portfolio of clients within 6 months, while managing its creative departments across the region.


    Having worked with most of the global ad agencies, her previous to the Seven role was ECD at Momentum Egypt (part of McCann Worldgroup and MCN), as the creative lead to relaunch Momentum to the positioning of a Total Brand Experience Agency early in 2016, becoming a full solutions provider to its clients, and expanding its scope of operation, where she took the lead on a pool of international and local brands within the new Momentum Egypt set up, such as Emirates NBD, Arla, Peugeot and L’Oreal.


    This came after a long journey in the advertising industry that has started in Saatchi & Saatchi in 2001, passing through JWT Cairo - formerly Bonus Euro RSCG, Strategies - part of BBDO Network, FP7/McCann, it also included a period of going independent, where Meryl Co-Founded 622; a homegrown Boutique Agency (2013-2015).


    Across her journey, Meryl has worked on a very rich and diverse portfolio of clients including; Batelco - Emaar - Etisalat - The Egyptian government (Egyptian environmental affairs agency - ministry of state for the development of civilization and slums) - Orascom El Gouna - United Nations (UNDP - UNHCR) Nestle (Nescafe - Nido) Mansour group MMID (Palm Hills Developments - Crédit Agricole) - Unilever (Lux - Lipton - signal) - Cadbury (Cadbury Dairy Milk - Cadbury Biscuit) - Nile Radio Productions (Nile & Nogoom FM Radio Stations) Procter and Gambel (Ariel - Pampers) - Paints (Pachin - Jotun) – Shell - Financing Solutions (Contact Cars - Alianz Insurance) - HSBC - Vodafone - Coca Cola.


    Meryl is a board of directors member of the One Club for Creativity,

    Instructor and board of directors member of Cairo Ad school

    Named one of the most influential women in the media industry in the region by Brand Berries publication in 2018.

Madonna Youhanna
  • Madonna Youhanna
  • Senior Brand Manager
  • Senior Brand Manager
  • Eva Pharma
  • Eva Pharma
  • Egypt
  • I am pharmacist graduated in 2011

    Started my career in Novartis pharma, worked in commercial field (sales and Marketing) for 7 years

    then I decided to shift to FMCG field to have diversified experience in Marketing, also FMCG is a very rich field when it comes to Marketing

    I worked in Kellogg's for 3 year as trade marketing manager and brand manager for noodles category

    Then now I am working as Senior brand Manager in Eva Pharma for 1 year responsible for multivitamins and supplements line

Nourhan Wahdan
  • Nourhan Wahdan
  • Co-Founder & Design..
  • Co-Founder & Design Director
  • pew. design bureau
  • pew. design bureau
  • United States
  • Nourhan Ayman Wahdan is a Creative Director and co-founder of pew. design bureau. In only 5 years time, she has lead her studio towards becoming one of the leading brand consultancies in the MENA region; having worked with household names like Google, YouTube, Unilever, Nestle & Vice and built brands from scratch for home-grown startups that earned them billion dollar valuations. Nourhan’s design work is largely shaped by her interests in philosophy and art - yet her creative leadership is characterized by empathy and goal-oriented research. This seemingly unlikely combo is how she can translate experimental & innovative ideas into highly effective strategies & communications. Along with her everyday business; she maintains involvement in academic circles. She mentors young talent in collaboration with the German University in Cairo & Berlin and organizes design workshops with SYNC School. In 2019 she was invited to speak at RiseUp, the largest entrepreneurial summit in the MENA region. She’s also a Yale BPCL alumni.

    After developing YouTube’s first-ever experiential event in the region & seeing her work for SWVL displayed on the world’s tallest building and on Times Square billboards, Nourhan has set her eyes on more global growth. She recently moved to Los Angeles where she continues to expand her team and clientele.

Ahmed Saleh
  • Ahmed Saleh
  • Head of Strategy and..
  • Head of Strategy and Deputy Director
  • NilePreneurs
  • NilePreneurs
  • Egypt
  • Ahmed Saleh is currently the head of Strategy and Innovation at NilePreneurs. His role involves setting the strategic directions for the initiative and helping Egyptian companies and entrepreneurs grow their businesses through various services. In 2017, Saleh co-founded the NilePreneurs initiative, developing its five-year strategy and growth plan for its programs, budget and impact over the years.


    Saleh has over 16 years of multi-sector experience with a focus on entrepreneurial ecosystem development, Innovation, R&D as a Service, Entrepreneurship, ICT and Digitalization. He took various roles in, innovation management, strategic management, consulting, technology strategy, business development, and program / project management. In addition, Saleh has strong international experience where he conducted business during current and prior posts in the Middle East, Europe, Asia and Africa.


    Ahmed Saleh holds a BSc in Electrical, Electronics and Communication Engineering from Cairo University, and MSc in Management of Technology from Nile University. Saleh’s research is focusing on digital transformation strategies for businesses, developing frameworks that guide the transformation agenda within companies.

Mazen Nadim
  • Mazen Nadim
  • Managing Partner
  • Managing Partner
  • Foundation Ventures
  • Foundation Ventures
  • Egypt
  • Mazen Nadim - Co-founder & Managing Partner, 8 years of experience in investment banking, Mazen was previously an investment banker at EFG Hermes as well as an entrepreneur with two partial exits. He has led FV investments in Aydi, Flextock, as well as Rabbit.

Panos Ketikidis
  • Panos Ketikidis
  • Prof. of Innovation..
  • Prof. of Innovation and Technology and Business Angel Investor
  • Hellenic Business An..
  • Hellenic Business Angels Network (HeBAN)
  • Greece
  • Current position: Professor of Innovation and Technology, CITY College, University of York Europe Campus, Chairman of the South East European Research Center (SEERC) and Business Angel Investor


    Professor Ketikidis has over 30 years of experience in management, education, innovation, research, and competitive research funding and very solid networks as a result of this experience. His expertise lie in (responsible) innovation, technology, entrepreneurship, triple helix, (impact) investment, regional development, supply chain management and health informatics. Prof. Panos also served as President and Board member in several profit and non-profit associations supporting and mobilizing the knowledge triangle (research, business and education) to facilitate innovation.

    He is Co-founder of HeBAN - Hellenic Business Angels Network (2015-present); Executive Committee Board Member of EBAN - The European Trade Association for Business Angels, Seed Funds and Early Stage Market Players, (2018-present); and Member of the Education, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Committee – Hellenic American Chamber of Commerce (2015-pesent).


    Finally, Prof. Ketikidis is the Chief Editor of the International Journal of Innovation & Regional Development (IJIRD), and Founder of the International Conference for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development (ICEIRD).

Omar Radwan
  • Omar Radwan
  • Chief Risk Officer
  • Chief Risk Officer
  • CICapital
  • CICapital
  • Egypt
  • Omar Radwan, CFA, FRM is the Chief of Staff of of Misr Capital the Investment Banking arm of Banque Misr where he joined in November 2018.

    • Leads the corporate strategy and management teams that delivered a uniquely successful turnaround.

    • Manages customer-facing teams that succeeded in growing Assets Under Management over 35x in 35 months to close to EGP40 Bn and growing mutual funds under management from 3 to 15 prompting Forbes to place Misr Capital among the top 30 Asset Managers in the Middle East.

    • Manages capacity planning and work excellence of a market leader in the Egyptian Capital Market.

    • Leads introduction of new LoBs, new revenue streams and digital transformation.

    • Supervises main lines of business: Asset Management, Investment Banking & Private Equity.

    • Supervises management of growth in IT systems, policies, compliance, governance & risk.

    Prior to joining Misr Capital and backed up with major industry expertise Mr. Radwan held the following positions:

    • Non-Executive Vice Chairman of Arab Finance Securities Brokerage and Managing Director for Investment and Finance at Porto Group (2017-2018). Also, he was a leading member of HC Securities and Investment (2005-2017) where he headed the Asset Management Department at HC Securities and Investment (2012-2017). He was a key member of HC’s Management Committee responsible for strategic planning and coordination of Investment Banking, Asset Management, and Securities Brokerage activities.

    • Head of Asset Management at HC, leading the largest investment team in Egypt with over 20 finance professionals that managed 15 top performing bank-sponsored mutual funds in addition to over 30 segregated portfolios and increased number of funds under management from 4 to 15 through negotiating, structuring, launching and marketing 10 new Egyptian funds and 1 offshore Hedge Fund managed out of London.

    • The Chief Operating Officer of Holland Park Capital, London – United Kingdom, (2010-2012) the UK-based asset management subsidiary of HC, a Fund Manager at Atlas Investment Group, a subsidiary of Arab Bank (2003-2005 in Dubai. Added to the above Radwan joined EFG-Hermes Asset Management Team (1997) where he was the Managing Director of Egyptian Fund Management Group, SAE (2002-2003) and Vice President of EFG-Hermes Asset Management Regional Mandate 1999-2003. He served as board member in several asset management subsidiaries of EFG-Hermes.

    • Joined Cairo Angels, the leading Angel Investment Club in Egypt and is invested in several startups including a medical software, a pizza restaurant and a real estate listing website.

    Professional Affiliations, Accolades and Tutoring activities include:

    • Member of CFA Institute and CFA Egypt Society.

    • Professional Instructor in fields of Investment, Risk Management and Derivatives at the Egyptian Investment Management Association (EIMA) since 2009.

    • Teaching Assistant, Microeconomics, Economics Department (AUC), Spring 1996.

    • Elected twice by regional peers among Power 50 List of the most influential fund managers across MENA, published by London based Mena FM magazine, 2012 and 2013.

    • Delivered numerous training sessions in fields of investment, finance, risk management, mutual funds, derivatives, marketing and regulations in several locations across Egypt.

    Professional Designations and Academic Achievements include:

    • CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) by CFA Institute-USA, 2004.

    • FRM (Financial Risk Manager) certified by Global Association of Risk Managers (GARP-USA), 2012.

    • First Intake of the Graduate Diploma in Digital Transformation by Paris ESLSCA Business School with GPA of 3.96/4.00, 2020-2021.

    • Certified Director by Egyptian Institute of Directors in association with IFC, 2019.

    • Oxford Fintech 6week Programme by Said Business School of The University of Oxford with a final grade of 90%, 2022.

    • BA in Economics and a minor in Computer Science – graduating with high honors (Magna Cum Laude) from the American University in Cairo, 1997.

Mahmoud AbdelMageed
  • Mahmoud AbdelMageed
  • Founder & CEO
  • Founder & CEO
  • Dnaaya
  • Dnaaya
  • Egypt
  • Mahmoud Abdelmageed is a business leader and entrepreneur by day, and a digital content creator by night. Known as Mowaten Motafa2el (The Optimistic Citizen), Mahmoud creates Arabic video content that helps people be the best version of themselves, as highlighted in best-selling books around the world.


    He is the CEO & Founder of DNAAYA, an enterprise technology solutions company founded in 2016. A big picture visionary with a pulse on people, Mahmoud identifies talent from marginalized communities, builds their capabilities, and leads them to deliver mega tech projects.


    Mahmoud holds a Masters of Science from the California State University in Sacramento, and a Bachelors of Science from the Arab Academy of Science and Technology. He is married with two children and one big dog.

Karim Amer
  • Karim Amer
  • Co-Founder and Head..
  • Co-Founder and Head of AI
  • VAIS
  • VAIS
  • Egypt
  • Karim Amer is a co-founder and Head of AI at VAIS, an AgriTech Egyptian startup. He previously worked at Siemens Healthineers Technology Center, NJ, USA worked on the development of cutting-edge AI models that can be used in multiple clinical applications which turned into 3 patents (pending approval). Karim won several international AI competitions and has become the first Kaggle Master from Egypt, among a few in the region and top 1% worldwide.

Inas Sobhy
  • Inas Sobhy
  • Digital Transformati..
  • Digital Transformation Consultant
  • Badr University in C..
  • Badr University in Cairo
  • Egypt
  • رئيس تطوير الأعمال والشراكات في شركة كلاسيرا العالمية للتعلم الذكي، استشاري التعليم الإلكتروني والتحول الرقمي في جامعة بدر ورئيس قطاع الأنظمة الذكية(CIO) في شركة ESI المالكة لمجموعة مدارس الفيوتشرز، رئيس الإدارة المركزية لمركز إعداد القيادات التربوية بوزارة التربية والتعليم (سابقا)، مدير عام الادارة العامة للتعليم الالكتروني (سابقا) بوزارة التربية والتعليم، مديرعام للادارة العامة مركز المعلومات ودعم اتخاذ القرار بالأكاديمية المهنية للمعلمين (سابقا) وعضو اللجنة الوطنية للاستخدام الآمن للإنترنت. خبير المحتوى الإلكتروني، ومدير تنفيذي لعدة المشروعات. تصقلني مجموعة واسعة من الخبرات في المجال التربوي، التدريب والتنمية المهنية، تكنولوجيا التعليم والتعليم الإلكتروني، تصميم قواعد البيانات و لغات البرمجة الخاصه بها، التحكيم الدولي في مجال تصميم قواعد البيانات، الجودة والاعتماد للمؤسسات التعليمية للما يقرب من 29عاما. قادرة على العمل بدافع المبادرة الذاتية، وكجزء من فريق العمل. اتمتع بالمهارات القيادية المتضمنة إدارة وتطوير وتحفيز فرق العمل لتحقيق أهدافها. بالاضافة الى القدرة التحليلية المتميزة، والتصميم ومهارات حل المشكلات. مع الحفاظ على معايير الجودة العالية.


Hosam Mattar
  • Hosam Mattar
  • General Manager - He..
  • General Manager - Healthcare
  • Al Futtaim Health
  • Al Futtaim Health
  • Egypt

  • Experienced Healthcare Executive with more than 15 years of demonstrated history of working in the

    private as well as the public healthcare sector around Africa & the Middle East.

    Skilled in Healthcare strategy, clinical governance, healthcare operations, medical equipment & diagnostics, digital transformation & healthcare innovation, EMR & HIS, telehealth, remote patient monitoring & wearables, Emergency & preventive Medicine.

    Native of Egypt and holds a Bachelor degree in Medicine & Surgery from Ain Shams University asu.edu.eg as well as a Master’s Degree in business administration majoring in logistics of Healthcare management from aasts.ac.ae , Egypt.

    • Currently the General Manager for Al Futtaim Health Egypt, a healthcare subsidiary from the Dubai based Al Futtaim group.

    • Co-founded and served as CMO for OneHealth by AXA. one-health.com is a healthcare provider present in Egypt, Nigeria & expanding in Africa; offering medical services whether it is in physical branches via state of the art medical centers or virtually through 24/7 access to teleconsultation via digital channels.

    • Former Chief Medical Officer of Nile Badrawy Hospital, which is part of Cleopatra Hospitals Group. cleopatrahospitals.com the largest private Healthcare organization in Egypt.

    • Former Hospital Director of The Women Hospital thewomenhospital.com located in Egypt.

    • Former Medical Director of Surgery Hospital at King Saud University Medical City medicalcity.ksu.edu.sa located in KSA.

    • Former deputy Chief Medical Officer at Saudi German Hospital in both Jeddah, KSA & Dubai, UAE branches. saudigermanhealth.com is the largest private Healthcare group in MENA.

    • Former Medical Unit Manager at Dar Al Fouad Hospital, which is part of Alameda group. alameda-hc.com is the second largest healthcare provider in Egypt.

Karim Haggar
  • Karim Haggar
  • Senior Manager - Sus..
  • Senior Manager - Sustainability
  • Roland Berger
  • Roland Berger
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Karim is a strategy and sustainability advisor, and angel investor working at the intersection of sustainability and innovation. He recently joined the sustainability team at Roland Berger’s Dubai office after working for more than 7 years with Strategy& (part of PwC) in Canada, the US and the Middle East.


    As an investor and mentor, Karim currently supports social entrepreneurs and startups in several sustainability areas including circularity and recycling, environmental education, conservation, and ESG/sustainability solutions and software.


    Karim previously co-founded and managed an award-winning business in sustainable and educational travel based in Canada. During that time, he ran expeditions at 30 destinations on 5 continents, met incredible people, discovered the most beautiful natural wonders of our planet, and provided life-changing experiences to thousands of travelers.


    His curiosity and passion for innovation also led him to complete a PhD in strategy and innovation management at Polytechnique Montreal and to take part in one of the largest Management research projects in Canadian history with research missions around the globe including Switzerland, China, Taiwan, India, France and California. He also developed and coordinated an entrepreneurship course at McGill University in Canada.


    Karim is also an outdoor and wilderness aficionado and loves taking his kids on adventure trips whenever possible.

Omar El-Barbary
  • Omar El-Barbary
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • OBM Education
  • OBM Education
  • Egypt
  • Omar El-Barbary is experienced in various youth and student development aspects such as advising on education options, trainings, education events, in addition to educational opportunities for students, exchange programs, professional development programs, etc.

    having worked in several education related organizations, Omar El-Barbary have developed a unique and global outlook regarding education and development in general. he has special expertise in youth development, dealing with people from all backgrounds, ages and walks of life. he is organized, results oriented, hard-working, dedicated, and creative with problem solving.

Deena El-Mahdy
  • Deena El-Mahdy
  • Assistant Professor
  • Assistant Professor
  • The British Universi..
  • The British University in Egypt
  • Egypt
  • Deena is an Assistant Professor in the Architectural Engineering Department at the British University in Egypt. She holds a degree of BSc., MSc., and Ph.D. from Cairo University. Her research interests are focusing on digital fabrication process, parametric design, computational design, additive manufacturing techniques, and 3D Printing and robotics in both education and construction. She perused a postgraduate program from the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) in 3D printing in Architecture with clay in 2021/2022.

Hisham Mohamed Aly
  • Hisham Mohamed Aly
  • Chief Information Se..
  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Emirates NBD Egypt
  • Emirates NBD Egypt
  • Egypt
  • Hisham Mohamed Aly – Chief Information Security Officer - More than 10 years of experience in cyber security

    - ITU Cyber Security Expert (UN Organization)

    - Formally named to the IFSEC Global “Top Security Influencers for 2020”

    - Member in Blockchain Committee

    – Central Bank of Egypt (CBE)

    - Public Speaker

    - Blockchain expert

    - Fintech expert

    - IoT expert

    Awarded:

    - CISO of The Year - Arab Security Conference 2018 , 2020

    - CISO Of The Year - IDC 2019 , 2020 & 2021

    - CISO RISING Star - Arab Security Conference 2019

    - Covid-19, Superstar Global CISO Award 2020

Mohamed Rafea
  • Mohamed Rafea
  • CEO OrderCaptain.com..
  • CEO OrderCaptain.com | Co-Founder Bey2ollak.com
  • Egypt
  • Mohamed Rafea is the Founder of OrderCaptain.com, and Co-Founder of Bey2ollak.com. Under his leadership of Bey2ollak.com, it reached more than one million registered users and was recognized as the best app in Egypt in 2015. Prior to founding Bey2ollak, he had over 7 years of experience in the IT sector where he has been exposed to a wide range of projects and clients in his posts in IBM, ITWorx and Infinity. Mohamed has a BSc in computer science and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from The American University in Cairo (AUC). Mohamed is an alumnus of the esteemed Endeavor network, after being selected as one of the high-impact entrepreneurs in emerging markets. He was also awarded the Distinguished Young Alumni Award from AUC in May 2015.

Wael Ibrahim
  • Wael Ibrahim
  • Chief Information Of..
  • Chief Information Officer (CIO)
  • Baheya Hospitals
  • Baheya Hospitals
  • Egypt
  • Senior IT professional offering more than 20 years of global IT, CIO and project / portfolio (PMO) management experience within healthcare, manufacturing, retail, insurance, financial, and consulting services. Results focused leader and “big picture” thinker with record of managing global IT organizations and delivering large-scale, mission critical projects on time and on-budget. Demonstrated ability to develop trusted relationships with peers and senior executives.

Ahella El Saban
  • Ahella El Saban
  • Co-founder & CCO
  • Co-founder & CCO
  • Exits
  • Exits
  • Egypt
  • Ahella El Saban is currently Co-founder/ Chief Commerical Officer for Exits.me the first online investment marketplace place in MENA which connects startups and SMEs with potential buyers and investors. She is also the Chief Marketing Officer for Pie Consultancy a boutique Mergers & Acquisitions firm in MENA. Additionally, she is the founder of Lumas Global, a firm working with youth, entrepreneurs, and businesses in helping to bridge the skill-related gaps through customized training and Market research projects focusing on online digital consumer behaviour. Previously Ahella worked for several years in academia at The British University in Egypt within the Marketing discipline before moving into the B2B ads Marketing team at Google MENA, helping businesses in digital transformation and consumer insights. After finishing her MA from Durham university in consumer behaviour and marketing, she is currently a PhD researcher at London South Bank University with a focus on consumer behaviour. She has been actively working within the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Egypt for several years in projects and programs that help equip young and growing entrepreneurs to successfully achieve sustainable business models within their markets.

Ahmed Hisham
  • Ahmed Hisham
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • Nexta
  • Nexta
  • Egypt
  • A Preston University (London) graduate with a Bachelor of Science (B.S) in Accounting and Finance and 15 years of experience working in the Banking and Financial industry. I started my career at Ahli United Bank London, then moved to Egypt to work at CIB for 10 years holding the position of Assistant Vice President. I successfully founded Venture Partners Advisory (debt advisory firm) in 2017 and the company was able to execute deals worth EGP 5 billion as of the date and awarded Egypt Deal of the Year with Bank Misr in 2019 by IFN Malaysia. Currently, Venture Partners Advisory is mandated for deals worth EGP 14 billion. I also attended the Fintech Programme at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School.

Mohamed El Dallal
  • Mohamed El Dallal
  • CEO & Co-Founder
  • CEO & Co-Founder
  • Techne Summit
  • Techne Summit
  • Egypt
  • Mohamed El Dallal is a serial Entrepreneur currently the Co-founder and CEO of "Innovideas LLC. for Marketing & Advertising". Co-founder of" Dcodes LLC. for software solutions", and Co-founder and board member of "Techne Summit", a yearly international conference aimed at supporting and encouraging technological entrepreneurship in Egypt.

    Earning his BSc degree - Computer & Communication Engineering-, MBA holder specialized in International Business, a researcher in the digital marketing field, currently doing his DBA specialized in Entrepreneurship. 

    He has conducted hundreds of talks/Panels /workshops at 25+ countries about his Entrepreneurship, Marketing, business developments. also working on Marketing consultations for a couple of Egyptian SMEs.

    Mohamed is also an avid volunteer, participating with several NGOs, project, and youth initiatives both national and international since 2009. He is currently a Global Shaper Alumni –an initiative from the world economic forum-, Member of the Egyptian junior business association (EJB), Rotarian as well as an IEEE Region 8 (EMEA) Entrepreneurship Initiative team leader, IEEE Entrepushisp 2021 steering committee member, and IEEE Region 8 Action for Industry committee corresponding member.

Minoush Abdelmeguid
  • Minoush Abdelmeguid
  • FOUNDING PARTNER & C..
  • FOUNDING PARTNER & CEO
  • MEZZAN
  • MEZZAN
  • Egypt
  • Minoush is Founding Partner and CEO of Mezzan, an investment management firm that is launching Egypt and North Africa’s first gender smart private equity fund. Minoush enjoys over 24 years of experience in the field of investment management and banking and was previously the Managing Director and cofounder of Union Capital Partners which launched and managed Egypt’s first SME focused private equity fund. She is an independent board member of the HC Securities and Investments, a leading regional investment bank, and a board member of Sanda microfinance and Bedaya mortgage finance company as well as the Cairo Angels Syndicate Fund and served as a non-executive director of both the board and the centralized Investment Committee, of the government owned Holding Company for Metals.

    Minoush held stints with Citigroup as a Resident Vice President for North Africa in their corporate finance division, a manager for HSBC investment banking operations in Cairo and was a Financial Analyst at the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs International in London, part of the European Mergers & Acquisitions team. In 2005 she served as an Assistant to the Chairman and of Head Corporate Finance Division within Egyptian Capital Market Authority in Egypt until December 2007 and has been part of the team leading the introduction of a new takeover chapter as well as working on a comprehensive reform plan for the division.

    Minoush was the founding president and former chairperson of the Egyptian Young Bankers Association, an Egyptian non-governmental organization that caters for the progression of young bankers from 2003 until her resignation in 2008. She was also selected by Business Today Magazine as the 2nd ranked Young Executive under 40 in Egypt in 2003 and was Valedictorian at her graduation commencement at the American University in Cairo from which she holds a B.A in Economics and International Relations. In June 2016, AUC awarded her the Distinguished Alumni Award at the annual spring alumni meeting.

    Minoush has been on the Forbes list of the Most Powerful Women in Africa since 2011, she is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leaders, Class of 2015 and serves on the Forum’s YGL Global Community advisory board since 2021.

    Minoush is a Certified Corporate Director by the Financial Services Regulatory Authority in Egypt, a life long learner committed to corporate governance, value creation and sustainability. She has strong governance, finance, private equity, regulatory, capital markets, investment, M&A and ESG experience.

Hithem Ahmed
  • Hithem Ahmed
  • CTO
  • CTO
  • Cegedim
  • Cegedim
  • Egypt
  • In 2019, Hithem Ahmed Joined Cegedim as an Architect and was then assigned as CTO for Cegedim Egypte. Hithem's mission is to create an engaging system where engineers know clearly their business units' purposes and their company values and integrate that fully into their technical decisions and their daily routine. Hithem Ahmed holds Master's degree in business information technology from MDX, He has around 20 years of experience in different domains including governmental, Banking, and Healthcare solutions, Hithem has deep experience in Solutions Architecture and Agile Leadership for organizations, Hithem is also a certified agile instructor participating in Agile communities in the Middleeast to spread knowledge and experiences about agile software development awareness and adoption.

Adam Alfi
  • Adam Alfi
  • President & CEO
  • President & CEO
  • Efficient Vision
  • Efficient Vision
  • United States
  • Efficient Vision is a New York based company focused on delivering business solutions and applications. We execute on our vision of efficiency while leveraging the best technology possible to help business move forward. We care about businesses and their growth path. We see ourselves as a business partner rather than just another vendor on your list. Your business success is equally celebrated within our organization.

Mostafa Elkatatny
  • Mostafa Elkatatny
  • Founder & CEO
  • Founder & CEO
  • Kataflam
  • Kataflam
  • Egypt
  • Having graduated from Cairo University with a bachelor’s degree in Communications and Computer Engineering in 2016, Mostafa El Katatny has been working in the Telecom field for six years. He is currently working as a Senior VAS Engineer at Ericsson Egypt. With a creative passion for film and entertainment, El Katatny is also an entrepreneur who launched his own private business “Kataflam” in 2021, which is a card game and a digital platform that revolve around Egyptian movies and series.

Adham Youssef
  • Adham Youssef
  • Co-Founder & Chief B..
  • Co-Founder & Chief Business Officer
  • Checkme Health
  • Checkme Health
  • Egypt
  • Adham got more than 14 years of experience in the field of Project Management, Sales, Business Development and General Management. He is currently the Co-Founder and Chief Business Officer at Checkme Health App.


    Adham worked in various corporations like Vodafone, Samsung, Bupa and AXA Egypt. Then he decided to go to the startups side joining Robusta studio in 2018 and then Co-Founded Check me back in 2020.


    At Checkme they helped more than 100,000 customers with multiple health care services such as (Lab Home Visit, Patient Guidance, Scan Center Booking and Medicine Delivery)


    Adham is a MBA holder from ESLSCA Business School class ’18 and did an independent course at Harvard Business School with the title “Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies” 2022.

Heba Dessouky
  • Heba Dessouky
  • Architect
  • Architect
  • Egypt
  • Mrs. Heba EL Dessouky

    Interior Architect

    linkedin.com/in/heba-el-dessouky-66691019

    Graduate of Fine Arts, Helwan University Cairo, 2002, and with over 20 years of consultancy & management experience in local and international firms.

    Heba has initiated several interior architecture units in several consultancy firm and currently heading the interior design management team in an international real estate firm.

    Heba obtained her PHD in “Setting an evaluation tools that can lower energy expenditure and increase human well-being in the interior renovation process of office buildings in Egypt” in 2020.

    Heba has participated as a speaker in several conferences tackling the energy saving expenditures and its design challenges as well career summits.

    Heba is also a certified career coach and a member of the AUC architecture advisory board.

Aya Elgebeely
  • Aya Elgebeely
  • CEO & Founder
  • CEO & Founder
  • Talents Arena
  • Talents Arena
  • Egypt
  • Aya has 14 years in tech industry and helped tens of companies and startups to enhance their software delivery process, launch their products, build their tech teams and achieve their business goals within desired time frames. Aya acted as a CTO for more than 5 years in FinTech and Health care sectors before starting Talents arena, a platform that helps company build and scale tech teams.

Ahmed Sobeih
  • Ahmed Sobeih
  • CEO & Founder
  • CEO & Founder
  • Jeel Platform
  • Jeel Platform
  • Saudi Arabia

  • Ahmed Sobeih, the Founder & CEO of Jeel App and a social entrepreneur with the aim of creating positive changes in society, backed by wide experience in media production, marketing, management, and entrepreneurship.


    In 2015, Sobeih started working on the Jeel content with a group of enthusiasts who believed in the idea and value of Jeel. Then, in February 2020, the beta version of Jeel App was launched with this rich edutainment content.


    Sobeih chose this field to invest his time and effort in because he touched the urge for safe, edutainment content for children and parents, especially in the MENA, where the majority of the available content is translated or localized.


    Now, after around 7 years of hard work, Jeel App is witnesses prominent sucess and its team is continously to place the app where it deserves.

Dahlia Zayed
  • Dahlia Zayed
  • Managing Director
  • Managing Director
  • FWD Consultancy
  • FWD Consultancy
  • Egypt
  • I build & fix brands!


    20+ years of experience in brand and retail strategy across emerging markets. Worked on brands/ companies such as Cadbury Dairy Milk, Trident, Oreo, Blu Tech, Tang, HSA, Oriental Weavers, Raya Foods, Minlo, Taghzeya foods, The Grocer, Valley Water, and Orange.


    Dahlia left corporate life in 2015 to embrace the entrepreneurial spirit with her brand & retail strategy consultancy- FWD.


    Apart from consulting, she is passionate about public speaking and sharing knowledge. She rolled out a series of TALKs such as creating brand stories, winning in-store, Gen Y & Gen Z psyche for strategic comms, Innovation, Category Management, product is not a brand, branding in Ecommerce, keeping your brand alive, the untold stories of neuromarketing, winning communication.


    She was previously featured as a keynote speaker at Brand Summit Cairo, Retail Summit MENA, Research world forum Dubai, ESOMAR Singapore.


    She heads the MarketersOfEgypt community group which she created in 2005. A judge in SuperBrands Egypt, a mentor at Cheri Blaire foundation in UK empowering women in startup businesses in developing markets, a Mentor in FI Egypt chapter, and a Member of Neuromarketing global society (NMSBA).


    Her youtube channel: FWD Consultancy

Ahmed Khairy
  • Ahmed Khairy
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • Gameball
  • Gameball
  • Egypt
  • Ahmed is CEO at Gameball. Before Gameball, he spent 10+ years working in multiple technical and commercial roles for multinationals and startups. Ahmed worked previously in Egypt, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Dubai and Qatar and managed the execution and delivery of multi-million dollars projects to clients like Aramco, ExxonMobil, Sabic, Petronas, Total, Braskem and many others. As a business consultant, Ahmed consulted and mentored startups in Egypt, UAE and Canada as well as technology corporates.


Ehab Yousef
  • Ehab Yousef
  • Head of Europe Area..
  • Head of Europe Area North
  • Roche
  • Roche
  • Switzerland
  • Ehab Yousef- EXECUTIVE PROFILE


    As the Area Head of Northern Europe for Roche, I am committed to our vision to achieve better outcomes for more patients, faster. To enable this, I support my teams to partner with healthcare systems across the region to solve problems and address the complexities of today’s healthcare environment. We together are champion of new ways of working and operating systems that allow teams to be agile and courageous, support innovation and create true value for customers and patients. Having worked at Roche for nearly a decade, I am excited to be a part of building a future where every person can benefit from personalized healthcare.

    I bring more than 30 years in General Management, marketing and sales functions across the Middle East, Europe and Asia Pac and have experience in different therapeutic fields, including neuroscience, oncology, women’s health, erectile dysfunction and diabetes. As such, I have built a strong network of opinion leaders throughout my career.

    I am most excited about managing change and bringing together diverse groups of people to make the most of different capabilities and backgrounds. I have proven experience in problem solving and turning difficult situations into success stories. This has also contributed to a proven track record of delivering growth.

    I am proud to have accomplished a six-month Harvard Business School (HBS) Executive General Management Program, graduating with participants from 42 countries and 44 industries.

Nelly Elewa
  • Nelly Elewa
  • Marketing Lead
  • Marketing Lead
  • Thndr
  • Thndr
  • Egypt
  • Prior to leading marketing at Thndr, Nelly started her career as one of the early joiners of the digital marketing scene in Egypt. She gained experience in various agencies that eventually led her to Mo4 where she worked on launching Uber Egypt’s digital platforms. She was then referred to join the Uber marketing team and became one of the first people to join their team in Egypt. She was an integral part of the team who grew the Uber brand in Egypt to be among one of the only ones in the world with extremely positive brand sentiment scores, having Egypt be the only country in MENA where brand sentiment surpassed competition. She launched and grew Uber Egypt’s social media channels’ following to be the largest in all of Uber EMEA before being promoted to lead social media and content for Uber in MENA. Inspired by the economic opportunity a platform like Uber provided for millions of people—Nelly is excited to continue to build the Thndr brand narrative and make investing accessible and available for everyone in MENA.

Antti Arponen
  • Antti Arponen
  • Co-founder and CEO
  • Co-founder and CEO
  • Pyypl
  • Pyypl
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Antti is the co-founder and CEO of Pyypl - the international payment technology company and financial services provider using blockchain in its core systems. It enables digital payments for the 1 billion smartphone users in the Middle East and Africa who are financially underserved.


    Prior to founding Pyypl in 2019, Antti Arponen previously worked at Virgin Mobile for 13 years as country CEO, group COO and group chief digital officer for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Antti and his team, some of which are now "Pyyplers", built the challenger mobile operator business from scratch, transforming the telecoms industry from traditional models into digital. Virgin Mobile has won multiple digital and user experience awards in the Middle East and Africa, and reached the same customer satisfaction levels as Uber and Apple in the region.


    Prior to Virgin, Antti spent 10 years in high-growth technology businesses at Yahoo!, Telia, Zed, ABB and ACN, living in Amsterdam, London and Helsinki.


    Antti studied Finance at Helsinki School of Economics, and Telecoms Engineering at Helsinki University of Technology.

Mohamed Osama
  • Mohamed Osama
  • Co-Founder & CEO
  • Co-Founder & CEO
  • Akhdar
  • Akhdar
  • Egypt

Ibrahim Abdullah
  • Ibrahim Abdullah
  • Co-Founder & CEO
  • Co-Founder & CEO
  • iSchool
  • iSchool
  • Egypt
  • Co-Founder and CEO of iSchool.

    10+ Years of experience in the Education sector in different roles. Previously Managing Partner of Integrated Solutions Company, and board member of a sustainable development plant.

    MBA in Strategic Management from Autonoma De Barcelona, BSC in Computer Engineering from Mansoura University.

MAK
  • MAK
  • Founder & Design Dir..
  • Founder & Design Director
  • KDSV
  • KDSV
  • United Arab Emirates
  • MAK is an Award-winning Architect/Designer, Designer to 5 of Dubai Newest Landmarks. His works got exhibited in 12 countries, from which the RIBA HQ in London.



    Mak journey began with the Architecture & RIBA I BSc course at the Arab Academy for Science and Technology, Egypt, from which he graduated in 2011 with first class honors and at the top of the class. The highlight of this course: in 2010 when he was chosen for the RIBA President’s Medals Student Award for his project entitled ‘Extreme + Connective Hub; Guyana’ which was subsequently exhibited at RIBA London, UK, and in exhibitions in six other countries.


    While completing RIBA II at the same academy from 2011 to 2012, He was fortunate to work under first architect of the Middle East, Bernard Khoury, in his practice of the same name in Lebanon. This remains the most important and formative engagement in his architectural life. A single page in a moleskin on which he recorded some of Khoury’s words is a prized possession: “Your drawings inspire me a lot.”


    From 2012 to 2014, Mak worked for Dar group, one of the largest engineering firms in the world and sister company of, amongst others, Perkins+Will. There, most notably, He was given the opportunity to work with architecture veteran, David Hansen. At Dar group, He was also the lead designer for the 700 USD million Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Architecture Museum.


    From 2014 to 2020, Mak have been employed by Ae7 in its Dubai office. He have worked on 32 projects at Ae7. These projects have taken me around the world – to the US, China, South Africa, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Qatar and Egypt – and above terra firma: He was the lead designer on what will be the world’s highest residential tower and fifth highest tower – Dubai One Tower – taking the project from pre-concept to sketches to schematic design. Other key projects at Ae7 for which he was one of the main designers include the USD 8.3 billion Meydan One Development (which includes the Dubai One Tower) and the Dubai Water Canal which promises to be the centerpiece of Dubai attractions.


    In 2020, He joined DLR group as part of their MENA leadership, Leading several projects across UAE & KSA.


    In 2021, He launched his own practice / design studio KDSV from Dubai Design District focused on design innovation, placemaking & experience design.

Jacques Marco
  • Jacques Marco
  • Founder & CEO
  • Founder & CEO
  • Axis
  • Axis
  • Egypt
  • Jacques Marco is the Founder & CEO of Axis Pay, an Egyptian fintech working on increasing access to financial inclusion by building digital products to help increase accessibility to payments, money transfers, savings, and credit. Prior to founding Axis Pay, Jacques co-founded Raseedy - Egypt's first independent mobile wallet and successfully exited it in late 2020 to MNT-Halan.

Eman Elbana
  • Eman Elbana
  • Design professor
  • Design professor
  • Faculty of Applied A..
  • Faculty of Applied Arts - Helwan University
  • Egypt
  • Eman Elbana is a visual artist, working at the intersection of social design, environment and arts. She is a professor at Helwan University in Cairo and fellowship with Arizona State University in the USA. Elbana is also the Founding of Nuweiba Mosaics, a social design project helps the Bedouin women in South Sinai, she is also a jury member at the AIMC ( The contemporary mosaic artist association in Ravenna). Elbana has exhibited and curated design and art internationally and has published widely on the relation between art, social design and environment.

John Fahmy
  • John Fahmy
  • Architect - Lighting..
  • Architect - Lighting Design and Specification Manager
  • Signify (Philips lig..
  • Signify (Philips lighting)
  • Egypt
  • Signify is the world leader in lighting for professionals, consumers and lighting for the Internet of Things. Our energy efficient lighting products, systems and services enable our customers to enjoy a superior quality of light, and make people’s lives safer and more comfortable, businesses more productive and cities more livable.

Mohamed Gawish
  • Mohamed Gawish
  • Co-Founder
  • Co-Founder
  • iSchool
  • iSchool
  • Egypt
  • Mohamed Algawish an electrical and electronics engineer.

    Studied entrepreneurship and business management at Kelley School of Business - Indiana

    University.


    Co-Founder iSchool is the first accredited Egyptian African EdTech startup by the

    International STEM organization, an online coding platform for 6 to 18 years old students

    that offer 1:1 or 1:6 live coding classes in artificial intelligence, data science, game

    development, VR, and AR, with more than 9,000 graduates in 10 different countries helping them

    to start a technology-based career, freelancing, or even launch their own startups.



    Global Startup Awards Northen Africa Founder of The Year 2021.


    Selected in HolonIQ’s list 2021 of the Top 50 Best & Most Promising Edtech startups in the

    The Middle East and North Africa.


    Chosen as Speaker at the Websummit Conference to talk about educational technology

    under the title “Future of Education” 2021.


    1st Place Winner in the AIM UAE startup pitching competition 2022.


    EdTech Leadership Award 2022 by EdTechDigest.


    Bett London Global Edtech Speaker 2022.

Hassan El Sokkary
  • Hassan El Sokkary
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • eHealth
  • eHealth
  • Egypt
  • Hassan is a Digital Consultant and Entrepreneur. 25 years of technology and digital business consultancy within the Middle East and Africa; He is motivated to set the vision, and successfully deliver technology, digital, and culture transformation that meet business strategies and enhance customer experience He has delivered mega digital transformation programs in Health, Education, ICT, Hospitality and transportation sectors He is currently leading eHealth which is the technology and digital operator for Egypt’s universal health insurance system. Hassan is an angel investor and member of AUC angels , as well as a mentor in AUC VLab startup and Entrepreneur incubator

Mohamed Selim
  • Mohamed Selim
  • Technology Marketing..
  • Technology Marketing Lead
  • Electrolux
  • Electrolux
  • Egypt
  • A digital marketer specialized in marketing technologies, web developments, emerging technologies and solutions.


Tamer El-Raghy
  • Tamer El-Raghy
  • Managing Director
  • Managing Director
  • Acumen Resilient Agr..
  • Acumen Resilient Agriculture Fund
  • Egypt

  • Tamer El-Raghy is the Founding MD of the Acumen Resilient Agriculture Fund (ARAF); a $58 million impact Agri VC fund and the world’s first equity fund designed to build the climate resilience of African smallholder farmers utilizing blended finance. Tamer has more than 20 years of private equity, venture capital, M&A, entrepreneurial, and innovation experience in Africa, the Middle East, the United States, and Europe. He held 9 patents, earned an MBA from the New York University (NYU) Stern School of Business, a PhD in Materials Engineering from Drexel University, and a BSc in Metallurgical Engineering from Cairo University.

Mohamed Abdelrahman
  • Mohamed Abdelrahman
  • President
  • President
  • Misr International T..
  • Misr International Technological University
  • Egypt
  • Mohamed Abdelrahman is the Professor of Mechanical Power Engineering at the department of mechanical Power Engineering at Helwan University, Egypt. Over the past 30 years, he has been teaching, conducting research at Helwan and other regional Universities, and has been providing engineering consultations to local and regional industries. During the past decade, Mohamed has made a number of significant contributions to the two fields of higher engineering education and technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in Egypt. In appreciation of his research efforts, Mohamed now is the president of Misr International Technological University.

Khaled Radwan
  • Khaled Radwan
  • Digital Commerce Cha..
  • Digital Commerce Channel Manager North Africa, Levant & Iraq
  • Unilever
  • Unilever
  • Egypt
  • Building brands & personal connection one click at a time, 10 years of experience in multiple geographies and roles in North Africa & Levant, currently in Unilever as a member of the Customer Development Leadership Teamt, MBA in Marketing, Certificate in Digital Commerce in Columbia business School, Certificate in e-Commerce from the world renowned econsultancy.

    Expertise in Digital Commerce, Planning & Forecasting, Innovation & Customer Relationship Managment

Ahmed Khorshid
  • Ahmed Khorshid
  • Innovation Partner
  • Innovation Partner
  • Roche
  • Roche
  • Egypt
  • Graduated from Pharmacy and Biotechnology from the GUC, Khorshid started his career in Roche in the Commercial department. He later ventured into the tech scene with Careem Bus and then Breadfast heading the Operations & Business Development departments respectively. Combining his gained tech experience with his pharmaceutical background, Khorsihd returned to Roche as an Innovation Partner to fulfill his passion for creating an advanced patient journey.

Ahmed Morgan
  • Ahmed Morgan
  • Gaming Video Creator
  • Gaming Video Creator
  • Morgancasts
  • Morgancasts
  • Egypt
  • 🎙️ Professional Bilingual Esports Commentator & Streamer🎙️ Commentator / Influencer for @RiotGames MENA. @TFTesportsEMEA AND A RANDOM PIECE OF HYPE OVERLOAD!

Amr Mohamed Fouad
  • Amr Mohamed Fouad
  • Esports Commentator/..
  • Esports Commentator/Content Creator
  • Egypt

Ahmed Fathy
  • Ahmed Fathy
  • Software engineer
  • Software engineer
  • Codics
  • Codics
  • Egypt
  • Ahmed is a software engineer passionate about learning techniques and sharing his knowledge with others, he is specialized in mobile development mainly in flutter, he is fluttering around since 2019 and helped hundreds of people to learn more about flutter through his sessions and courses around the different cities of Egypt and around the world through online conferences

Maged Harby
  • Maged Harby
  • General Manager
  • General Manager
  • EdVentures
  • EdVentures
  • Egypt
  • Maged Harby Rashwan

    General Manager – EdVentures

    Graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration, Ain Shams University in 2007, Started his career as Google Adwards Professional. Then, Joined Nahdet Misr Publishing House in the Rights Department in 2008 and then was promoted to be the head of the department in 2012. Maged was responsible for getting the needed licenses for products and/or services from the most popular and famous companies in the world such as Disney, National Geographic, Discovery, and more than 140 national and international companies. He was managing the team to achieve the department’s and company’s goals on time and with the best results.

    At Nahdet Misr, Maged received many courses and guidance, especially in negotiations and project management. He joined several mega projects in Egypt and the Arab Countries and perfectly handled them. He traveled to many countries in Europe and GCC and was subject to different business cultures during his travels including the USA, China, Italy, Lebanon, Germany, UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey.

    On the grounds of his 15th year of business management and achievements, he was nominated by the CEO of Nahdet Misr for Publishing House in 2017 to be the Operations Manager of EdVentures Corporate Ventures Capital that has been established in 2017 and specialized in the field of Education and EdTech. Then promoted in 2019 to be the General Manager of EdVentures.

    Maged has received several different types of courses and certificates such as Establishing Incubators and Corporate VCs, Certified Innovation Manager, Professional Management, Supply Chain Management, International Trading, and Children Publishing. He also received several courses and certificates in soft skills, especially negotiations, and business ethics. These courses and certificates have been provided by renowned international and national well-known originations such as USAID’s SEED (Strengthening Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development), China Arab States Technology Transfer Center, Brooklyn Academy, AKADEMIE DES DETSCHEN BUCHHANDELS, UNIVERSITAT LEIPZIG, Goethe Institute, and AmCham.

Ahmed Aly Mostafa
  • Ahmed Aly Mostafa
  • Digital Health Partn..
  • Digital Health Partner
  • Roche
  • Roche
  • Egypt
  • Gastroenterology & Hepatology Doctor turned to Digital Health Transformation in pursuit of enabling the Personalized Healthcare model by obtaining better quality of Clinical Information to help build Data Driven Care Plans and discover new treatment options all while empowering patients and doctors using unique Customer Experience and Patient Engagement Tools

Ezz El Din Osama
  • Ezz El Din Osama
  • Senior Investment An..
  • Senior Investment Analyst
  • Alexandria Angels Ne..
  • Alexandria Angels Network
  • Egypt
  • Ezz is an experienced investment analyst with event planning experience. He is currently employed as a Senior Investment Analyst at Alexandria Angels Network. He has participated in the closing of eight deals totaling $5 million and screened more than 500 startups over the last year and a half. He has a certificate in electromechanical engineering from Alexandria University and is currently pursuing an MBA at the Arab Academy for Technology and Maritime. He has been working in the startup scene since 2018 and decided to focus on venture capital and private equity industries starting in 2020.


Mohamed Shehab ElDin
  • Mohamed Shehab ElDin
  • CEO & Founder
  • CEO & Founder
  • Resolve Consulting
  • Resolve Consulting
  • Egypt
  • Shehab Eldin brings in 21 years of experience as a renowned international speaker, Executive leadership and Public Speaking Advisor, Conflict, and Mediation and Negotiation expert, Strategy, Decision Making and Dialogue Facilitator, Social Entrepreneur and Investor. He works across the corporate, public and development sectors, as well as the startup community and academia. Shehab Eldin is the CEO and founder of RESOLVE Consulting, confounder and investor in companies in renewable energy, textile, and trade. He served as an adjunct faculty and lectured at various reputable international platforms and universities in the US, The Netherlands, Austria and Egypt. He is a former Board Member of Nahdet ElMahrousa and the Founding Curator of the Global Shapers Community- Cairo Hub. Shehab Eldin is a storyteller who shares stories of cases that he has been involved in first hand. He is recognized for his creative and agile speaking and facilitation style and experience with different types of audience. He is known for his ability to engage a group's interest and intuitively understand the diversity within groups as well as his ability to utilize humor in keeping his sessions and talks interesting and entertaining while delivering intense serious content.

Sherief Kesseba
  • Sherief Kesseba
  • General Partner
  • General Partner
  • Climate Resilience F..
  • Climate Resilience Fund
  • Denmark
  • GP in Climate Resilience Fund (CRF) based in Egypt & Denmark. CRF Invests in MENA tech-enabled & nature- enabled solutions that mitigate against climate shocks to our food systems. A Veteran of the MENA food sector investment ecosystem, with over 25 years of agro experience and a serial investor in exciting, passionate and game changing ventures ranging from alternative foods - deep tech. Also helping to bridge the Agri knowledge gap as well as linking EU companies to MENA opportunities (and v.versa) through tailored agri-consulting services.

Sarah Abou El Kheir
  • Sarah Abou El Kheir
  • Masters Candidate
  • Masters Candidate
  • Columbia University..
  • Columbia University GSAPP
  • Egypt

Hadeer Hameed
  • Hadeer Hameed
  • Social Media Influen..
  • Social Media Influencer
  • Egypt
  • Hadeer is a marketing professional turned content creator because of COVID quarantine. 2 years and 1.5 million followers later, she is playing both sides of the influencer marketing industry.

Israa Fekry Ali
  • Israa Fekry Ali
  • League Of Legends St..
  • League Of Legends Streamer
  • Egypt

Amit Mehta
  • Amit Mehta
  • Cyber Security Pract..
  • Cyber Security Practice Lead, EEMEA
  • Mastercard
  • Mastercard
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Amit leads the regional Cybersecurity practice for Mastercard Data and Services in Middle East and Africa. He works with financial institutions, governments, and regulators to help them strengthen their cyber security posture. In his previous role he was the regional Chief Security Officer for Mastercard responsible for the overall conduct of security strategy in the region that included people, data and assets. Amit comes from a Management Consulting background and has worked with Ernst & Young and Deloitte in the UK. He holds a Certificate in Cyber Security from Harvard University and received his MSc in Technology from Aston University, UK. He is a frequent speaker on variety of security topics and has contributed to several events in the region on cyber security policy, governance and best practices.

Con O’Donnell
  • Con O’Donnell
  • Head of Digital Prod..
  • Head of Digital Products
  • Nahdet Misr publishi..
  • Nahdet Misr publishing
  • Egypt

Ali ElMahdi
  • Ali ElMahdi
  • Start-ups legal coun..
  • Start-ups legal counsel
  • The Legal Clinic
  • The Legal Clinic
  • Egypt
  • Ali specializes in the corporate and commercial department.His transactional experience includes drafting and negotiating various contracts such as SAAs, E-Commerce, E-learning, Fundraising Contracts. He also specializes in all legal procedures relating to the incorporation, establishment, registration, and reorganization of companies in compliance with the relevant laws and regulations. Additionally, he handles numerous corporate matters including procedural matters such as licensing, corporate procedures, and government related matters at different governmental bodies.Ali holds an LLM from University of Mansoura and is an active member of the Egyptian Bar Association since 2019.He is fluent in Arabic, and English.

Waleed Arafa
  • Waleed Arafa
  • Founder and Principa..
  • Founder and Principal
  • Dar Arafa Architectu..
  • Dar Arafa Architecture
  • Egypt

Mona Ibrahim
  • Mona Ibrahim
  • HR Director
  • HR Director
  • Robusta
  • Robusta
  • Egypt
  • Mona started her journey back to when she was a member of the students union, participating in different student activities and NGOs. She had graduated from the faculty of Economics & Political Science. After graduation, She joined in activities like public debates, internships and different exchange programs. She was the first female to join robusta back in 2013 and has been actively leading the #Human #Resource #Management since then. Fouad was able to grow the company from 7 members to over 100 members. Mona has designed several HR systems at robusta including compensation and benefits, performance management and the recruitment process which is one of the main reasons why robusta’s team is one of the most powerful ones in the ecosystem. Mona is working currently as an HR Manager at robusta

Hana Zuhairr
  • Hana Zuhairr
  • Founder
  • Founder
  • DisruptCairo
  • DisruptCairo
  • Egypt

Rasha Tantawy
  • Rasha Tantawy
  • Strategic Partnershi..
  • Strategic Partnerships Lead
  • Simon Kucher
  • Simon Kucher
  • Egypt
  • Rasha is the Startegic Partnerships Lead at Simon Kucher with over 10 years of professional experience in managing start-up acceleration projects at The Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center at ITIDA and MCIT where heading Business Support & Entrepreneurship initiatives Launched and scaled the social entrepreneurship program focused on women-led businesses, Heya Ra2da in five Egyptian governorates for six consecutive years Experience includes establishing and managing the Technology Entrepreneurship Accelerator in 8 cities, working closely with startups, regularly mentoring startups, business support and startup support programs and access to finance for startups and SMEs. Experience also includes designing and founding the women entrepreneurship program Rasha is a member in the Entrepreneurship and Innovation committee at AMCHAM, Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN), European Business Network (EBN) and a board member at the Women Entrepreneurship Network (WEN) Rasha holds a DBA from Swiss Management Center University where her dissertation topic focused on “The entrepreneurial Intensions of Egyptian Youth to startup”. She also holds a Master of Management of Technology, a Master of Engineering, and a BSc. in civil engineering

Mostafa El Brolosy
  • Mostafa El Brolosy
  • Country Brand Lead -..
  • Country Brand Lead - Inflammation & Immunology
  • Pfizer
  • Pfizer
  • Egypt

Malak Shouman
  • Malak Shouman
  • food blogger and rec..
  • food blogger and recipe developer
  • MFJ
  • MFJ
  • Egypt
  • Malak Shouman is an egyptian food blogger, recipe developer & menu consultant. She is a self taught chef known for her easy and quick recipes with a sense of humor and authenticity. In 3 years she built a career out of passion with her platform reaching more than 100k followers. Malak’s aim is to show people that cooking is easy and fun and everyone can do it!

Hattan Ahmed
  • Hattan Ahmed
  • Director
  • Director
  • Kaust
  • Kaust

Yassin Gamal
  • Yassin Gamal
  • Co-Founder & CTO
  • Co-Founder & CTO
  • Trianglz
  • Trianglz
  • Egypt
  • More than ten years of being an Entrepreneur/Software Engineer was enough to convert me into a problem-solver addict. I enjoy developing scalable internet services and managing complex projects with geographically distributed teams. Before my current role, I worked as a Software Engineer, DevOps Engineer, FE engineer, and Mobile developer. I participated in building up solutions for various startups and helped them achieve their growth goals. Also, I witnessed two successful acquisition deals. Working with Startups caused the development of a sixth sense, which plays a considerable role in making the technical decision during the startups' journeys. Hobbies? I practice and study Music theory. I love traveling too!

Medhat Nahed
  • Medhat Nahed
  • Executive Manager
  • Executive Manager
  • Borg Al Arab Innovat..
  • Borg Al Arab Innovation Cluster
  • Eng. Medhat Nahed Executive Manager, Borg Al Arab Innovation Cluster Bachelor of Engineering, Department of Electronics and Communications 2011 Designer, implementor and reviewer of electronic designs and PCB Co-founded several startups, the most famous of which are ETC and Qabess in the field of embedded systems, PCB, solar energy, and other areas of power and control. Launched several products and systems sold in the Egyptian market Contributed in the establishment of several laboratories and workshops in the field of pcb and prototyping Contributed to the project of a disaster forecast system with the Egyptian Japanese University.

Michael Masaod
  • Michael Masaod
  • Payments & Business..
  • Payments & Business Service Director
  • JumiaPay
  • JumiaPay
  • Egypt
  • Lead Jumiapay Egypt strategy to maximize Jumiapay influence within the electronic Payments industry. Maximize awareness in the market amongst key Bank and non-bank stakeholders to ensure growth in Egypt digital payment field working for over 11 years in the digital, E payment and telecommunication sector which gave the chance to deal with various suppliers and a diversity of technologies, also it gave the opportunity to have the know-how and skills to build and integrate new services within the Payments and mobile network which applied on the digital payments for Vodafone Platforms in all Vodafone companies all over the World ( Vodafone Germany, Vodafone Spain, and Vodafone India ) Also worked for the Egyptian bank's company, under Central bank of Egypt management for building and managing Instant Payment network which is a new digital payment networks across all Egyptian banks

Amr El Abd
  • Amr El Abd
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • Endeavor Egypt
  • Endeavor Egypt
  • Egypt

Amr Yehia
  • Amr Yehia
  • Business Transformat..
  • Business Transformation Lead
  • Roche
  • Roche
  • Egypt

Karim Battawy
  • Karim Battawy
  • Facilitator & execut..
  • Facilitator & executive coach
  • Leadership transform..
  • Leadership transformation
  • Egypt

Haitham El-Ghotni
  • Haitham El-Ghotni
  • CBO
  • CBO
  • Pharmacy Marts
  • Pharmacy Marts
  • Egypt
  • Haitham started his career as a Sales Executive at Vodafone Egypt being responsible for Alexandria and Delta, raising both cities' market share value from 25% to 65% exceeding Point of Sales “POS” 5x more than Cairo, respectively he got promoted to senior along with acting as an assistant manager. He parallelly took charge of Vodafone Cash Growing the supply of Vf-Cash to cover the existing level of demand, Managing the distribution process, Assuring the delivery of the dealers' Incentives, and Handling 100+ Dealer stores. As a result of an increase in demand over supply "POS", a customized model was conducted aiming VF cash availability reaching disconnected customers and increasing Authorized POS (Kiosks and Supermarkets) reaching 10k+ POS, as a result of this successful model a vast increase was obtained from 700k reaching more than 20 Million/per month. His second stop was a startup Halan, which is the first in Egypt to offer a ride-sharing app for tuk-tuks, motorcycles, and tricycles. Joined the team as a Marketing and activations manager, initiated a brand awareness campaign communicated with potential customers to get familiar with the brand, supplemented an on-ground activation strategy fitting each stage growing the brand, and building actual customers. Moving to a new startup Capiter, a marketplace where MSMEs can order inventory, obtain delivery, and access buy-now-pay-later (SNPL) financing facilities via one single platform. Joined the team as a Retail manager, where he managed to organize and improve their processes with a realistic vision of the market, reducing waste and growing profits, building more traffic, and aligning their on-ground operations to the bigger vision. and most recently he held the role of Head of Business. At that point, it was time to build his own territory. Starting a new journey as a CBO and Co-founder, Taking the road all the way from strategic goals and objectives that align with the real on-ground market to support long-term growth to evaluating the effectiveness of business operations, productivity, and efficiency, building the sales and business development function that fully leverages the startup’s existing technology while managing the role of technology in fulfilling the vision, and Forecasting a cohesive risk management strategy across the customer lifecycle from lead generation to collections.

Karim El Henawy
  • Karim El Henawy
  • Compliance and Risk..
  • Compliance and Risk Manager
  • Aeva Pay
  • Aeva Pay
  • Egypt

Sherif Nour
  • Sherif Nour
  • Head of Business Exc..
  • Head of Business Excellence & Execution
  • Novartis Egypt
  • Novartis Egypt
  • Egypt
  • Driven by the purpose to reimagine pharmaceutical Go to Market strategy to maximize value for healthcare systems, healthcare providers, patients and Novartis. With almost 20 years of experience driving change across multiple geographies, disease areas and business model in Asia pacific, Middle East and Africa.

Marco Rizk
  • Marco Rizk
  • A.I & Machine Learni..
  • A.I & Machine Learning Engineer
  • Synapse Analytics
  • Synapse Analytics
  • Egypt

Dr. Ahmed Morsi
  • Dr. Ahmed Morsi
  • Executive Director
  • Executive Director
  • Presidential Women H..
  • Presidential Women Health & Cancer Programs
  • Egypt

Tarek Nour
  • Tarek Nour
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • OTO Courses
  • OTO Courses
  • Egypt

Ahmed Samir
  • Ahmed Samir
  • GM - Ride hailing an..
  • GM - Ride hailing and Cashless products
  • Aeva Pay
  • Aeva Pay
  • Egypt
  • E-Commerce, Banking, GSM, Money transferring, FMCG, Waste management and business consultation – Ex; MAF, Talabat, HSBC, AAIB, Western Union, Xceed, DU Telecom, Tagaddod, Koinz and Twerllo. Topic Name: E-Com and Eco-system Outlines: Business verticals, Q-Com, Online payment, Ride hailing, Order anything, Business transformation

Aly Osman
  • Aly Osman
  • Manager & Partner
  • Manager & Partner
  • The Influencers
  • The Influencers
  • Egypt

Moustafa El Nahas
  • Moustafa El Nahas
  • Psychiatrist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Egypt

Bassam Sharkawy
  • Bassam Sharkawy
  • Co-founder & Enginee..
  • Co-founder & Engineering Manager
  • Sprints
  • Sprints
  • Egypt
  • Bassam is Co-founder & Engineering Manager at Sprints, where building skillful SW teams is one of the main objectives of his role. Bassam has 10+ years of experience in the SW industry, especially in the field of IoT. Previously, Bassam co-founded an IoT SW solutions startup in 2012. During his professional career as a software engineer, he worked on developing various power-efficient IoT applications using different technologies/protocol stacks. He worked in different industrial fields where he contributed to 2 FDA-approved products in health-tech. Bassam worked closely with multilingual multicultural teams from US, China and Egypt; working with big names allowed him to get exposed to different organisational cultures, managers, leaders, and industrial gurus.

Milen Ivanov
  • Milen Ivanov
  • Managing Partner
  • Managing Partner
  • Sofia Angels Venture..
  • Sofia Angels Ventures
  • Bulgaria

Salah Abo Elmagd
  • Salah Abo Elmagd
  • Sales Consultant / E..
  • Sales Consultant / Entrepreneur / CEO of ACTA Training and consulting
  • Egypt

Mohamed Nagi
  • Mohamed Nagi
  • Founder & CEO
  • Founder & CEO
  • MQR Spaces
  • MQR Spaces
  • Egypt

Mahmoud Adi
  • Mahmoud Adi
  • Founding Partner
  • Founding Partner
  • Shorooq Partners
  • Shorooq Partners
  • Egypt

Madonna Roshdy
  • Madonna Roshdy
  • Brand Manager & Inno..
  • Brand Manager & Innovation Lead
  • MSD Egypt Cluster
  • MSD Egypt Cluster
  • Egypt
  • I began my career after graduation in 2011 in several pharna rekated positions then joined MSD in 2013 as Customer representative in the cardiovascular unit. In 2015 i got promoted to Marketing Associate responsible for Diabetes Franchise, managing the patient support programs then next promotion as Brand Manager in 2017 exoanding my role to Libya , Sedan & Yemen i am also assigned as Egypt’s cluster Innovation lead and the Lead for the Marketing track. recently i have been assigned as affordability & Sustainable Access Medium Term Assignment to support in Oncology Project Execution

Ahmed Shaboury
  • Ahmed Shaboury
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • Torasna
  • Torasna
  • Egypt
  • Ahmed Shaboury is the Founder and CEO of Torasna, a Cairo-based heritage developer that conceptualises, delivers and operates adaptive reuse solutions to unique assets located at under-served destinations. Ahmed is credited with developing the business model of the Grand Egyptian Museum -the largest in the world for a single civilisation- as the first National Museum to operate under a Public Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement. In his capacity as Project Director, he co-authored the Strategic Management Plan of The Pyramids of Giza, part of Memphis and its Necropolis World Heritage Site- the second landmark to operate under a similar PPP arrangement. Ahmed is the Co-Founder and Director of the visitor centres and museums design consultancy Shaboury Associates whose 70+ projects span the three continents of the ancient world. He project-managed the design and delivery of the multimillion dollar Neom Experience Centre in Saudi Arabia and the Mleiha Archaeological Centre in the United Arab Emirates. In addition, Ahmed is a Partner at Bidayat Hubs, whose reason-of-being is to develop and operate vibrant physical environments tailored to the creative community around the Mediterranean basin, envisioned as agile and multi-use. Ahmed is a board member of Egypt’s General Authority for Tourism Promotion and a member of the Ministry of Tourism & Antiquities’ Experts Committee. He delivered a handful of keynote presentations on Cultural and EcoTourism, Site Management and Heritage Development; and is a guest speaker at several local and international events such as the UNWTO Tourism Tech Adventure: Middle East, the World Ecotourism Conference, the American Research Centre in Cairo, and Techne Summit. Ahmed built his career at Unilever (1997-2004) and Aujan (2004-2011) as a successful marketing professional operating across the MENA-SA region. He played a key role in developing Aujan’s portfolio of beverage brands, which were acquired in part by Coca-Cola in a $1 billion transaction back in 2011. He resigned his corporate career earlier that year as Aujan’s Head of Brands to pursue his entrepreneurial aspirations. Ahmed is holding an M.Sc. in International Tourism Development from the University of Surrey in the UK (Class of 2016) and a B.Sc. in Communication Engineering (Class of 1997). He also holds an Executive Education Diploma in Finance from London Business School. His research interest lies in the sustainable development of cultural heritage destinations.

Mohamed Hammady
  • Mohamed Hammady
  • Co-founder and Creat..
  • Co-founder and Creative Mind
  • Ghost Ads
  • Ghost Ads
  • Egypt

Hesham Shata
  • Hesham Shata
  • Chief Strategy Offic..
  • Chief Strategy Officer
  • Think Marketing Lab
  • Think Marketing Lab
  • Egypt

Mohamed EL Mougi
  • Mohamed EL Mougi
  • Chief Product Office..
  • Chief Product Officer
  • Vezeeta
  • Vezeeta
  • Egypt

Waleed Soliman
  • Waleed Soliman
  • Head of Business Dev..
  • Head of Business Development
  • Geidea
  • Geidea
  • Egypt

Sherif Mounir
  • Sherif Mounir
  • Film Director / Crea..
  • Film Director / Creative Director
  • Egypt
  • I love making suitable ads for the consumer, not for me.

Omar El Welily
  • Omar El Welily
  • CEO – Managing Partn..
  • CEO – Managing Partner
  • AevaPay
  • AevaPay
  • Egypt
  • More than 6 years’ experience in Fintech from hardware (payment kiosks fabrications) to building mobile wallets across MENA regions started CreditGo in 2020 to serve the unbanked sector to later be merged with AEVAPAY to act as a full payment platform – Ex; Cashu, Ofaly and CreditGo Topic Name: Simple to exit, a journey from starting a startup to exiting your company Outlines: Startups transformation, founding journey, hiring the best candidates, business modeling, business scalability and finally revenues.

Marcel Imery
  • Marcel Imery
  • Director - Business..
  • Director - Business Development
  • Private Client Servi..
  • Private Client Services
  • Egypt
  • With more than 30 years’ experience as an international tax, corporate and transactional attorney and as a trusted adviser to High-Net-Worth Individuals and c-level executives of Fortune 500 companies, Marcel joins JTC having previously co-founded and co-managed a top-tier law firm in Venezuela. The firm merged in 2019 to create the largest law firm in the country. Marcel has particular expertise in advising Latam families and business owners with corporate holding and asset protection structures. A renowned lawyer recognized in key industry publications such as Best Lawyers, Chambers and Partners and Legal 500, Marcel has also founded, financed and scaled startups in Venezuela and Chile, awarded by Wayra and Startup Chile, two of Latam’s leading incubators

Sameh Elbagoury
  • Sameh Elbagoury
  • General Manager
  • General Manager
  • Sandoz (Egypt & Liby..
  • Sandoz (Egypt & Libya)
  • Egypt

Ismail Ramadan
  • Ismail Ramadan
  • Head of Neurology de..
  • Head of Neurology department
  • Alexandria Univerist..
  • Alexandria Univeristy
  • Egypt

Islam Mohamed
  • Islam Mohamed
  • Deputy Head of Enter..
  • Deputy Head of Enterprise
  • The British Universi..
  • The British University in Egypt
  • Egypt

Sherif Afifi
  • Sherif Afifi
  • Executive Chef
  • Executive Chef
  • Unilever
  • Unilever

Mazen Helmy
  • Mazen Helmy
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • RDNA
  • RDNA
  • Egypt

Udayan Dasgupta
  • Udayan Dasgupta
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • Kellogg's Egypt
  • Kellogg's Egypt
  • Egypt

Ghada El Nashar
  • Ghada El Nashar
  • Executive Director
  • Executive Director
  • Education for Life F..
  • Education for Life Fund
  • Egypt

Ahmed Nouh
  • Ahmed Nouh
  • Managing Director
  • Managing Director
  • Limitless care
  • Limitless care
  • Egypt
  • Physician holding MSC, MBA; with over 27 years experience in healthcare reinsurance, insurance & TPA; expert in digital healthcare with 3 successful startups and passionate about human-to-human services

Mohamed Fawzy
  • Mohamed Fawzy
  • Country President
  • Country President
  • Pfizer KSA
  • Pfizer KSA
  • Egypt

Wael Eldesouki
  • Wael Eldesouki
  • Founding Director, A..
  • Founding Director, AAST Entrepreneurship Center
  • Arab Academy for Sci..
  • Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport
  • Egypt
  • An Egyptian Serial Entrepreneur, and is the Entrepreneurship Center director at the Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport (The Arab League Educational Organization). Wael is passionate about inspiring entrepreneurs to have a remarkable business vision that is scalable and profitable; capitalizing on +19 years of experience in entrepreneurship, launching & scaling startups, capitalizing on his distinguished skills in marketing, sales and feasibility study gained from the family business he used to lead in addition to business consultation, he also used to teach at the Arab Academy, London school of Economics and Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Ahmed Tarek Yehia
  • Ahmed Tarek Yehia
  • Music Composer & Pro..
  • Music Composer & Producer
  • Ahmed Tarek Yehia Mu..
  • Ahmed Tarek Yehia Music
  • Egypt

Ayman Bazaraa
  • Ayman Bazaraa
  • Co-Founder & CEO
  • Co-Founder & CEO
  • Sprints
  • Sprints
  • Egypt
  • Ayman is the CEO of Sprints. Sprints is the first end-to-end solution to bridge the tech. talent gap. Starting from assessing the talent, delivering a customized learning journey, guaranteeing a top-paying job, then supporting our alumni's career growth. Ayman co-founded MicroDoers, an augmented reality solutions provider. Also, he co-founded Avelabs, MEA's leading software provider for autonomous & connected vehicles with a team size of 200+ operating in 5 countries. Ayman previously worked for France-Telecom, IBM, and Valeo in various management positions.

Nayra Elberry
  • Nayra Elberry
  • Head of Programs
  • Head of Programs
  • The Cairo Angels
  • The Cairo Angels
  • Egypt
  • Nayra Elberry is the Head of Programs at Cairo Angels, Egypt’s first formal angel investment network; investing in and supporting early-stage startups in Egypt and across the MENA region. During her study years, Nayra got acquainted with entrepreneurship and has ever since developed a vast interest in Entrepreneurship. Since 2013 she took part in the eco-system by leading different entrepreneurial incubation and acceleration programs and heading the partnerships department at different startups. Nayra’s passion for startups and entrepreneurship was recognized throughout her previous work at INJAZ Egypt, ElRehla, GoodsMart, and Capiter. Nayra holds a bachelor’s degree in law from Ain-Shams University and a master’s degree in Entrepreneurship and Innovation from the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business.

Ribio Nzeza
  • Ribio Nzeza
  • Director of the Cult..
  • Director of the Culture Department
  • Senghor University
  • Senghor University
  • Egypt

Ziad Aly
  • Ziad Aly
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • Peacock Investments
  • Peacock Investments
  • Egypt

Samer Gharabaih
  • Samer Gharabaih
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • Mylerz
  • Mylerz

Kamel El Kholy
  • Kamel El Kholy
  • Partner
  • Partner
  • Alexandria Ventures
  • Alexandria Ventures
  • Egypt
  • 23 years of launching and globally scaling ground breaking technologies. Completed an Exec. MBA from London Business School in 2021 focused on Entrepreneurship and VC. As a strategic buyer with a multi-national firm mentored and then acquired several startups allowing seed stage investors to achieve 50X exits. Worked and lived in 12 countries including China, the UK and Mexico. Recently joined Alexandria Ventures as a Managing Partner with the objective of identifying and supporting Egyptian startups to become customer centric, data-driven and deliver 50X returns for investors.

Muhammad Mansour
  • Muhammad Mansour
  • co-host
  • co-host
  • Fil50 PodCast
  • Fil50 PodCast
  • Egypt

Thierry Verdel
  • Thierry Verdel
  • Rector
  • Rector
  • Senghor University
  • Senghor University
  • Egypt
  • Thierry Verdel is a full professor at the Ecole des Mines de Nancy, University of Lorraine. A Civil Engineer trained at the Ecole des Mines de Nancy, his scientific expertise is in the management of natural and industrial risks and crisis situations, statistical methods and scientific computing with Mathematica. He has also worked on the vulnerability of historical monuments to natural hazards through numerical modelling methods with several applications in Egypt, Syria and Greece. At the Ecole des Mines de Nancy, he directed the Geoengineering department and the research team "Geomaterials, Structures and Risks" of the GeoRessources laboratory (Research unit of University of Lorraine and National Research Center). He also held the position of Director of the Environment Department at Senghor University from 2007 to 2010. Since January 2017, he has been the director of Senghor University in Alexandria, an international French-language university serving African development, and an operator of the Francophonie, where he has implemented new working methods based on collaborative digital technology, a global reform of the training models focused on the development of transversal skills and employability and a new strategic plan for the University for the period 2018-2021 and for the period 2022-2025 focusing on increasing training activities in response to the capacity building needs of the African continent and Haiti, developing an interdisciplinary research activity in African development and consolidating the status of an entrepreneurial university. It has also pursued the policy of developing outsourced activities through the Senghor Campuses, of which there are now 12, particularly in Central Africa (Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of Congo) and Madagascar, and has contributed to building a network of more than 20 partner institutions in Africa.

Ulvick J. A. HOUSSOU
  • Ulvick J. A. HOUSSOU
  • Acting Director of D..
  • Acting Director of Development and entrepreneurship
  • Senghor University
  • Senghor University
  • Director of Development and Entrepreneurship at Senghor University (SU) in Alexandria, Egypt, Ulvick is also a member of the steering committee of the strategic plan of the African and Malagasy Council for Higher Education since 2014 and was director of the follow-up of presidential initiatives in favour of the Millennium Development Goals at the Presidency of Benin (2013 to 2014). He obtained his Master's degree in Project Management (entitled "Promotion of entrepreneurial culture in Benin's public universities: issues, challenges and proposal of an implementation mechanism") at SU. His research interests include entrepreneurship, strategy and innovation.

Mostafa Hamdy
  • Mostafa Hamdy
  • Chairman of the Boar..
  • Chairman of the Board
  • Selah El Telmiz
  • Selah El Telmiz
  • Egypt
  • Mostafa was appointed Chairman of the board in 2019, He is also a member in the American Chamber of Commerce Education committee and a member in the Egyptian Businessmen Association. Graduated from American University in Cairo with a Bachelor Art in 2012 after which he joined Modern Arab Company since then he has gained 10 years of experience in the education field. Mostafa has built a strong management team and deepened second line management, overlooked digitalization, transformed the company into a joint stock entity, established corporate governance and has led the company to achieve continuous growth in revenues and bottom-line figures.

Sherif Seleem
  • Sherif Seleem
  • Chairman
  • Chairman
  • Pinnacle Group
  • Pinnacle Group
  • Egypt
  • Mr. Seleem is the founder, Chairman, and CEO of Pinnacle Real Estate Investments and Development Management “PREI&DM”. Had been also acting as the development and technical advisor for the Ministry of Housing for National Projects, directing the development strategy and activities of the New City of Alamein, Alamein city landmark infrastructure and buildings projects. Mr. Seleem also contributes to the direction of some of the major real estate development firms as well as chairs the board of the Development and housing bank real estate fund “Nemw” , as well as the chairman of the board of the Development and Housing Bank real estate fund (Nemw). The company’s restructuring and resources development have led the company to a successful listing on the London stock exchange market as well as raising 600M US$ funds through Islamic Sukouk. In the early years of his career following obtaining his architectural degree from Cairo university in 1988, Mr. Seleem worked on many mega projects in both design and construction stages. His overall career has included the successful delivery of Airport expansion projects in Doha, Abu-Dhabi, and Sharjah, hospitals including New Kasr Al-Aini teaching hospital & Qatar southern area hospital, several 5-star hotels, major master plans, sports stadiums, and 37 residential and office towers raising up to 86 story high.

Amr Bishara
  • Amr Bishara
  • Communications Direc..
  • Communications Director
  • Juhayna
  • Juhayna
  • Egypt

Mohamed Mounir
  • Mohamed Mounir
  • Founder and managing..
  • Founder and managing director
  • pmaestro
  • pmaestro
  • Egypt
  • Mohamed Mounir, is the founder and managing director of pmaestro, a consulting boutique that supports the growth of the digital economy players. Mohamed is an Entrepreneur and ICT Consultant with +16 years of experience in world class ICT providers. He engineered the success of many digital transformation projects in the MENA region and contributed in building successful tech enabled ventures, supported by a framework to build capacities and ensure sustainable growth.

Mohamed Labib
  • Mohamed Labib
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • STT
  • STT
  • Egypt
  • Co Founder & CEO of STT Media started my career 17 years back leading on key global brands such as Coca Cola, Etisalat, Americana, GSK, Red Bull and many others then launched one of the leading local agencies in town at the time before deciding to take a bigger leap and co launch 622 (STT) with Saadi Gohar group

Yasser Abdelgawad
  • Yasser Abdelgawad
  • Co-Founder & Chief O..
  • Co-Founder & Chief Operations Officer
  • Yodawy
  • Yodawy
  • Egypt
  • Yasser is a co-founder at Yodawy heading supply chain and logistics operations including warehouse, distribution, and call centers. Prior to Yodawy, Yasser co-founded breadcrumbs digital studio. He briefly worked as a digital strategy consultant at Strategy&, and before that, he was CEO of Swipe ‘n Tap, a platform for ordering solutions in the hospitality industry. He also worked at WWG worldwidegames in Germany as MENA regional Manager. Yasser holds an MSc of Science, Corporate Strategy & Entrepreneurship from HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management.

Ahmed Madkour
  • Ahmed Madkour
  • Vice President - Ind..
  • Vice President - Industry Business - NEA & Levant
  • Schneider Electric
  • Schneider Electric
  • Egypt

Noha Mahmoud
  • Noha Mahmoud
  • Senior Product Manag..
  • Senior Product Manager
  • YoCo
  • YoCo
  • Egypt

Nelly Mahmoud
  • Nelly Mahmoud
  • Chief Communication..
  • Chief Communication Officer & Head of Youth Beyond Banking & Financial Inclusion
  • EGBANK
  • EGBANK
  • Egypt
  • With more than 25 years of experience, Nelly has succeeded to drive change within the various organizations she has joined with her solid experience in several scopes such as marketing, communications, strategic branding, advertising, sustainable CSR, internal communications and public relations. By working closely with the Egyptian ecosystem since 2017, Nelly has gained solid experience in the fields of entrepreneurship, Fintech and startup incubation through managing a full platform of capacity building and entrepreneurship programs dedicated to youth, in addition to an exclusive incubator dedicated to Egyptian startups from various sectors. During the past six years since she has joined EGBANK as Head of Corporate Communication, she has led a complete transformation and introduction of the bank's new brand, identity and strategy to succeed in achieving a solid positioning and strong recognition of both the bank and brand in the Egyptian market. Nelly is a certified board member by AUC, UN, EIOD and IFC through the Corporate Directors Certification Program (CDCP), in 2020 and certified from London Business School in Strategic Branding, in 2017. Nelly has been selected among the top 50 influential women in Egypt in 2020, by both TOP50 Women & “Smart Vision” Trackers. During her professional career journey, Nelly Mahmoud has been exposed to diverse cultures, regions, industries; such as fashion, real estate, advertising and banking and also to various work environments such as European, American, Gulf and definitely the Egyptian.

Hany Ayad
  • Hany Ayad
  • Assistant Professor..
  • Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship, Logistics, and Supply Chain
  • AAST
  • AAST
  • Egypt
  • Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship, Logistics, and Supply Chain Management And Associated Dean for Students Affaires at the Arab Academy for Science Technology and Maritime Transport “ He have obtained his Ph.D in Green Supply chain Management from Strathclyde University UK. Also Business development consultant and enthusiastic Mentor for new Startups. He was Heading the Operations Department and Business Incubator Manager.

Mohammed Onsy Elshafei
  • Mohammed Onsy Elshafei
  • ME Director l Presid..
  • ME Director l President
  • ITOL and Red Admeria..
  • ITOL and Red Admerial Learning Uk l Alexandria Pharmacists Syndicate
  • Egypt
  • . With twenty-three years’ experience in developing the Healthcare Management style of both people and organizations based on upgrading knowledge, improving skills and changing attitude aiming for a well-cared healthy community; Mohamed is now the Chairman of the (Alexandria Pharmacists Syndicate) since 2015 and MEA affiliate of some impactful regional and international development organizations. . After carrying the bachelor in Pharmaceutical sciences from Alexandria University 1999, Mohamed went through many academic and professional accreditations finishing nowadays his DBA thesis in UBIS, Switzerland. . He holds an MBA followed by an Executive Management Program (EMP) in Business Studies from the European leading ALBA Business School 2008 and previously held an International Diploma in Sales and Marketing Management, He was recognized as an NLP Practitioner from INLPTA after finishing the international NLP diploma. . Moreover, he’s certified as an (Advanced Diabetes Ambassador) from Novo Nordisk A/S and accredited as a certified trainer from British, Australian and Saudi training organizations (IPMA, VETASSESS, ITOL, Happy Life, others). . He has a strong track of successes in Novo Nordisk A/S as Gulf Business Development Executive and Yemen Country Director till 2011 introducing Novel Diabetes products to new Markets and holding distinguished sales and marketing functions to governmental and private markets led him to get awarded twice as Top Gulf Employee 2004, 2005 and best team leader 2010. . Outstanding Development Projects (Changing Pharmacy Profession) through Leading the Pharmacists Syndicate: ⦁ Building Sustained Partnerships with regional and international Business schools and Professional academies, ex. AAST, ESLSCA, Sadat Academy, AUC, 57357 Hospital, BUE performing degrees to more than 500 Master Holders in 6 years. ⦁ (Top Managers Program) which upgraded pharmacists to senior positions in the Healthcare sector with more than 700 graduates. ⦁ (Qualified Pharmacy Project) which improved Pharmacy practice in 300+ community pharmacies. ⦁ Great Accomplishment in establishing the Egypt’s Pharmacists Beach club in Alexandria (Regaining a Stolen right). ⦁ Tens of Medical campaigns in underdeveloped communities allover Egypt and establishment of the National Diabetes Center (NDC) in Yemen. . Unique Awards: The Premier Syndicate Award in Egypt for several years. Special awards from classy organizations like AAST, BUE, Children’s Cancer Hospital foundation, Egyptian Clinical Pharmacy Foundation, PharmacyExpo Congress, etc. He represented supreme national and regional councils: ⦁ Supreme council of training and Industry in the Arab Academy for science and technology 2019-2021. ⦁ Boards of Faculties of Pharmacy, Alexandria University and Pharos University 2015-2021. ⦁ X-Chairman of the International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation (IPSF) Annual Congress 2001 and IPSF (Membership Promotion Committee) MPC Officer - Africa and Middle East 1997-1998. ⦁ President of the Alexandrian Scientific Association of Pharmacy Students (ASPSA) 1997 – 1999. ⦁ Global associations' memberships (IPMA – CMI – ISTC – FIP – Rotary International). . Mohamed - as Partner and Shareholder with (Red Admiral UK for business solutions and Talent Management) - is the founder and CEO of (House Of Development) since 2011 providing professional solutions to hundreds of individuals in the Healthcare sector in Egypt including: ⦁ Professional training programs (Pbsc, PEM, PEM, etc.): 30,000 professionals and students ⦁ International Academic Recruitment in UK, Canadian and Malaysian Universities. ⦁ Patient Support Program (PSP), CRM solutions. ⦁ Media solutions. ⦁ Initiating a world class cosmeceutical line in collaboration with European corporates. ⦁ Ownership of a pioneer Healthcare provider of novel services with wide social responsibilities (El Shafei Pharmacy).

Ahmed Shebl
  • Ahmed Shebl
  • Senior Creative Dire..
  • Senior Creative Director
  • FP7 McCANN Cairo
  • FP7 McCANN Cairo
  • Egypt
  • Shebl is a Senior Creative Director at FP7 McCann Cairo He has more than 25 years of experience in the field and has successfully handled more than 100 campaigns during his career in 6 advertising agencies in Egypt. Shebl joined Fp7McCANN 14 years ago.

Hossam Ali
  • Hossam Ali
  • Co-Founder & CEO
  • Co-Founder & CEO
  • Fatura
  • Fatura
  • Egypt

Mostafa Rabea
  • Mostafa Rabea
  • Architect & Assistan..
  • Architect & Assistant professor
  • Beirut Arab Universi..
  • Beirut Arab University
  • Egypt

Tarek Wael
  • Tarek Wael
  • Career Coach - Perso..
  • Career Coach - Personal Branding Strategist - Founder
  • Grow as you Go
  • Grow as you Go
  • Egypt
  • Tarek is a Career Coach & Personal Branding Strategist - Positive Psychology Coach - Talent Development Expert- Dynamic Leadership Development Consultant who dreams to Grow and help others; Grow as they Go. He is the 1st Arab and Egyptian to join the stage with Global Gurus and International Thought Leaders as: Ken Blanchard, Marshall GoldSmith, Gretchen Rubin, Patrick Lencioni during one of the Biggest International Summits: World Business and Executive Coaching Summit (WBECS). In 2017, Tarek founded "Grow as you Go" to boost the personal and professional growth of fellow humans. Tarek has served as a project advisor and consultant for Organization and Leadership Development projects with high level governmental entities including: The Prime Minister’s Office of the UAE. He brings solid experience in corporate sales in some of the top 10 Pharma Multinationals. As well as his work as Marketing Supervisor with some of the Fortune 100’s including Global FMCGs and Tech. Giants. He was also selected as one of the Executive coaches serving the Leaders of the INC 5000, the fastest growing companies in the US chosen by Inc Magazine.

Moustafa Zaalouk
  • Moustafa Zaalouk
  • Chief Business Devel..
  • Chief Business Development Officer.
  • TAC Universe & gifto..
  • TAC Universe & giftopiia
  • Egypt

Ahmed Ellaithy
  • Ahmed Ellaithy
  • CEO and Managing Par..
  • CEO and Managing Partner
  • Ellaithy & Associate..
  • Ellaithy & Associates
  • Egypt

Miroslaw Leczek
  • Miroslaw Leczek
  • Assistant Professor
  • Assistant Professor
  • German International..
  • German International University of Applied Sciences
  • Egypt

Soha Amer
  • Soha Amer
  • Head of distance lea..
  • Head of distance learning department
  • Senghor University
  • Senghor University
  • Egypt
  • - Responsible of CNF Alexandria / francophone digital campus in Alexandria -Enterpreneurship lecturer in AAST -start-up consultant & Mentor - she holds a doctorate degree in the domain of unconscious mind & consumer behaviour from Edinburgh-business school - UK - she holds a doctorate degree in the Entrepreneurial studies & Ecosystems

Mahmoud Abdelwareth
  • Mahmoud Abdelwareth
  • VP of Product
  • VP of Product
  • Trella
  • Trella
  • Egypt

Ahmed Magdy
  • Ahmed Magdy
  • Assistant Professor..
  • Assistant Professor of Medical Oncology and Hematology
  • National Cancer Inst..
  • National Cancer Institute Egypt
  • Egypt

Ahmed Kishta
  • Ahmed Kishta
  • Country Director
  • Country Director
  • Amgen
  • Amgen
  • Egypt
  • Pharmacist with 22 years experience

Margreet Magdy
  • Margreet Magdy
  • Youth and Gender Ent..
  • Youth and Gender Entrepreneurship and Innovation Expert
  • Ecosys+
  • Ecosys+
  • Egypt
  • I am an ecosystem builder. I’ve worked with many national and international organizations building programs and initiatives aiming to accelerate the development of the Egyptian innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem. I have years of experience in program design and implementation, as well as community engagement in the non-profit sector. Drawing from my background as an academic scholar, my mission is to create experiences that provide the framework and inspiration that access the potential in all of us. I am impact driven and believe in collaborative work and synergies to be the means of creating sound and sustainable impact. I am also a passionate mentor since 2013 where I’ve been lucky to mentor over 3000 entrepreneurs and more than 70 startups in agri-business, ready-made garments and textile, social entrepreneurship, and women-led businesses.

Hazem Moghazi
  • Hazem Moghazi
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • AMAN For Financial S..
  • AMAN For Financial Services
  • Egypt

Nancy ElHadad
  • Nancy ElHadad
  • Head of Digital Ente..
  • Head of Digital Entertainment
  • Etisalat Telecom
  • Etisalat Telecom
  • Egypt

Ahmed Darwish
  • Ahmed Darwish
  • Founder and Design D..
  • Founder and Design Director
  • Ahmed Darwish Design..
  • Ahmed Darwish Designs
  • Egypt

Bernard Khory
  • Bernard Khory
  • Architect
  • Architect
  • Bernard Khoury Archi..
  • Bernard Khoury Architects
  • Lebanon

Farah Ahmed
  • Farah Ahmed
  • Founder & CEO
  • Founder & CEO
  • The Baby Garage
  • The Baby Garage
  • Egypt
  • Farah Ahmed, Mother & Entrepreneur, founder & CEO of The baby garage 14 years of experience in digital advertising and content marketing, across multiple reputable corporations including Yahoo! Inc, Deutsche Presse Agentur, CBC, Media World, and lastly ThinkDigital Group. since 2015, we started The baby garage, a shopping advisory platform empowering parents during their parenthood journey. Now it is a complete support system with more than 685K contributors and engaged parents! Our mission is bring shopping convenience to parent’s comfort zone & help parents learn about their own & their kids’ needs through 360 complete platform where we provide a marketplace to buy/sell/donate, authentic content to educate & empower parents, and exclusive offers through our discount card to help them save more.

Hany Emad
  • Hany Emad
  • Director
  • Director
  • Medium, Small and Mi..
  • Medium, Small and Micro Enterprise Development Agency (MSMEDA)
  • Egypt
  • Hany Emad Aldin Mohamed Alsayed is the Director of Central sector for Small Enterprisers Finance at Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency "MSMEDA", with more than 25 years’ professional experience in investment and venture capital with portfolio of 50,000 SMEs credit proposals ”6 Billion EGP”, he negotiated and reviewed more than 30 proposals for fund raising from international and regional financial institutions with total 1 Billion Dollars, he was responsible for developing and launching of 15 new loan products. He is experienced in Corporate Financing, SME’s finance, Investment, Private equity, Corporate Valuation, Asset - Liability Management, Modern payment Techniques, Leasing, Syndicated loans agreements, Evaluating the traded securities in the stock exchange. Hany played a key role in introducing Venture Capital concept to MSMEDA’s channels to supporting startups, by establishing the first fund of funds in Egypt with portfolio of investee companies approaching USD 2 Billion. He also, represents MSMEDA in companies “in which being a shareholder”, member of the credit policy committee, Investment and venture capital committee, Higher committee for credit and projects evaluation, Asset and Liability Management Committee “ALCO”, and Investment committee of Misr Real-Estate Assets Co., Also he is a board member in Reefy “Leading micro finance company”, board member in Insurance company. He also evaluates MSMEDA’s investment portfolio, and was responsible for coaching MSMEDA’s direct lending officers in 31 regional offices. Referring to his previous experience at National Bank of Kuwait “NBK” for 7 years in investment department, he was responsible for studying and evaluating investment opportunities, analyze market conditions to determine optimum time to execute securities transactions, and fundamental analysis of the companies that are traded on the stock exchange, as well as attending general assemblies of the companies in which the bank has shares in. Hany holds CLBB “Certified Lender Business Banker, and Diploma in Investment and Finance and holds his Bachelor Degree in Accounting, from Ain shams University. In addition, he participated in Italy, Exposure visit for BDS 4 Growth, Kuwait, "OECD" Good practice for SMEs and access to finance policies, Malaysia, Round table discussion of Islamic finance, and SMEs development and finance, Germany, best practice of Agribusiness financing, and General Banking system, Italy, Various models of implementing Venture Capital, and Venture capital by UC Berkeley, Integrated Banking & Capital market Systems in Restructuring, Refinancing and Problem Loans.

Mohammed Anwar
  • Mohammed Anwar
  • Health-Tech Innovati..
  • Health-Tech Innovation Manager
  • eHealth
  • eHealth
  • Egypt

Eng. Magdy Hassan
  • Eng. Magdy Hassan
  • Chief Executive Offi..
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Taly
  • Taly
  • Egypt
  • Magdy Hassan’s 30 years+’ experience contributed in introducing e-commerce and QR services which played the role in redefining the field of e-payments and retail banking. Throughout his long-standing career, he occupied several leadership roles in several banks in Egypt and KSA prior to joining MasterCard in 2003. Throughout his 20-years tenure with MasterCard, Hassan has overseen the development, execution and rollout of numerous products and solutions which have become a global first in the Egyptian market and has been influential in developing solid relationships for MasterCard with prominent customer financial and government institutions. In 2015, Hassan was appointed as General Manager - Egypt and North Africa, at MasterCard, which comes as a significant expansion of his previous role as MasterCard 's Country Manager for Egypt. During his tenure, Magdy was responsible for leading MasterCard 's commercial activities and operations in the North Africa cluster. In 2018 Hassan was appointed as General manager- Egypt and Pakistan he was responsible for the company’s business lines in the region, including institutional banking, alternative investments, fintech solutions, consumer banking and credit cards.