2023 Speakers Lineup

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ahmed ElZaher
  • Ahmed ElZaher
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • ITIDA
  • ITIDA
  • Ahmed Hassan Elzaher is the Acting CEO of Egypt’s Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA). He also holds the position of Assistant Minister for Ecosystem Development at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT).

     

    Elzaher has over 27 years of experience in the Information Technology industry across different countries including Egypt, UAE, Kenya & Algeria across different domains such as IT Services, go-to-market strategies, leadership and business development.

     

    Elzaher has a strong track record in building and expanding organizations, spearheading growth, and developing talents, at local and regional levels.

     

    Elzaher spent most of his professional career at IBM where he held several executive positions and leadership roles. His last position at IBM was the Vice President of IBM Cybersecurity Business for Middle East and Africa, located in Dubai, UAE. He led a large team to establish & structure the organization, and deliver strategic Cybersecurity Solutions for the clients across the region.

     

    Previously, Ahmed served as Director of Sales for Central, East & West Africa, located in Nairobi, Kenya, where he was responsible for the overall go-to-market strategy for the region.

     

     

    Elzaher’s prior responsibilities include different management roles at IBM Egypt including the Head of the Global Technology Services where he oversaw the delivery of all IT infrastructure projects for the clients. He also served as the Head of the overall Sales organization for IBM Egypt.

     

    Prior joining MCIT, Elzaher held the position of Chief Commercial Officer at the Abu Dhabi-Based Digital14; the official Cybersecurity Provider for Expo 2020 Dubai.

     

    Ahmed holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering; Communications and Electronics, from Ain Shams University. 

Alaa Ezz
  • Alaa Ezz
  • Secretary General
  • Secretary General
  • FEDCOC/CEEBA
  • FEDCOC/CEEBA
  • Dr. Ezz has worked in the development fields for over 25 years during which he designed and implemented tens of projects and established several companies in the Mediterranean region


    Presently he is the First Under Secretary of State and Secretary General of the Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce, the Confederation of Egyptian European Business Associations “CEEBA”, and the Union of African Chambers “UACCIAP”; the executive board member of the Med-Alliance, the Association of Mediterranean Chambers "ASCAME"; the coordinator of Union of Mediterranean Employers Federations "BusinessMed"; and managing editor of Environment Today &  Economy Today.

Eng. Khalil Hassan Khalil
  • Eng. Khalil Hassan Khalil
  • Chairman
  • Chairman
  • DETGD-FEDCOC
  • DETGD-FEDCOC
  • Public Office

    ·      Chairman, IT General Division, Federation of the Egyptian Chambers of Commerce (ITFEDCOC), since 2001

    ·      Board Member, Federation of the Egyptian Chambers of Commerce (FEDCOC), 2015-2019

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

    ·      Board Member, Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, 2002-2015

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

    ·      Head of Development Committee, FEDCOC

    ·      Member of the Head Committee, PC4Egypt

    ·      Member of the IPR Head Committee

    Private Business

     

    ·      Charmai,Masjidco Computer center since 1986

    ·      Chairman, Winner Trade for Imports and Agencies since 1996

    ·      Managing Director, Winner Brands since 2015

    Major Public Activities

    ·      e-Alexandria Project for eradicating digital illiteracy in Alexandria

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

    ·      Economic GIS Project, Alexandria Chamber of Commerce   

    ·      Articulation of Tax system for the IT industry

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

    ·      Tawteen Initiative for Retailer

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

Keith Wallace
  • Keith Wallace
  • Chairman
  • Chairman
  • HIVOS Impact Investm..
  • HIVOS Impact Investments
  • Netherlands

Dave Hughes
  • Dave Hughes
  • Egypt Managing Direc..
  • Egypt Managing Director
  • L’Oreal
  • L’Oreal
  • Dave is the Country Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of L’Oréal Egypt. He has been in the beauty industry for over 20 years and has substantial marketing, sales and general management experience on both an international and local market level.
    Prior to his current position, Dave Hughes was the General Manager of L'Oréal Caribe, which has its headquarters in Puerto Rico and a presence on 25 Caribbean islands. Dave was also the General Manager of L'Oréal's Consumer Product Division in South Africa before moving to Puerto Rico. Additionally, he worked for L'Oréal USA in New York, where he was Vice President of L'Oréal Paris Haircare for two years and Vice President/National Sales Manager of the L'Oréal Paris Walmart team for two years.
    Through his journey in the beauty industry in L’Oreal and before that in P&G for 11 years, he has built a reputation as a strong people leader with a consistent track record of success. Dave is graduated from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, with a bachelor’s in business administration.

Waleed Alballaa
  • Waleed Alballaa
  • General Partner
  • General Partner
  • Sukna Ventures
  • Sukna Ventures
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Waleed A. Alballaa is a General Partner at Sukna Ventures, an early stage venture capital fund based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Waleed has a proven track record in the tech industry and is a founding member in a number of associations in his field including the Saudi VC/PE association (SAVCPEA), the Saudi Business Analysis Association Group Association (BAAG), and Riyadh Angel Investors (RAI).

    Ever since he got into the VC space in 2015, Waleed has built up deep expertise in sourcing and structuring technology deals based on his long track record of working closely with founders and helping them grow and expand their businesses. Sukna Ventures is his third VC vehicle and before that he had laid the foundations of Elm’s CVC arm and had also cofounded Riyadh-based VC fund STV.

    Waleed comes from a strong operator background. A software engineer by profession, his experience includes working across different verticals in the technology ecosystem in the US where he spent eight years developing and testing products for leading industry players including Microsoft, Cadence Design, and Skyworks Solutions. His business experience includes successful launches of a number of eGov mega-programs in Saudi including Saher and Hafiz.

    Waleed holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the King Saud University in Saudi Arabia and a master’s in Computer Science from Oregon Health and Science University in the US.

Ihab Salama
  • Ihab Salama
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • El Sewedy Education
  • El Sewedy Education
  • Egypt

Amal Enan
  • Amal Enan
  • Partner
  • Partner
  • 500 Global
  • 500 Global
  • Egypt
  • Amal Enan is a Partner at 500 Global, a USD 2.8 bn venture capital firm investing globally in the uplifting economies. Amal advises the American University in Cairo’s Endowment as the Chief Investment Officer of the and former Senior Advisor on COP27 to the World Resources Institute.
    At 500 Global, Amal leads the firm’s early-stage investments in Egypt in high growth sectors including healthtech, fintech and Saas in addition to managing the wider Egypt programs and building the team. Amal was the former Executive Director of the Egyptian American Enterprise Fund “EAEF”. Amal joined EAEF as the first employee and since then, the organization grew to over USD 300 mn under management, seeded four first time fund managers and invested in several Egyptian companies that address high development needs in Egypt. Prior to EAEF, Amal was part of a team of economists at the Macro-Fiscal Policy Unit in the Ministry of Finance where she formulated reform policies, drafted sections of the State Budget and negotiated with international organizations on matters that touch the lives of millions of Egyptians. Before the Ministry of Finance, Amal built her investment experience at the International Finance Corporation where she was an Associate Investment Officer at the Infrastructure Department working on debt and equity projects in MENA. Amal started her career in the research department of EFG-Hermes as a junior economist and became a CFA Charter holder in the years to follow.
    Amal received an MBA degree from Harvard Business School, a Masters in Environment and Development from the London School of Economics and a bachelor’s in economics from Cairo University. Amal is a MELI fellow at the Aspen Institute and Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum.
    Amal founded of The Lotus Collective, an organization supporting access to finance for women and climate solution for sustainable & inclusive growth.

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

Motaz Abuonq
  • Motaz Abuonq
  • Investor, Founder
  • Investor, Founder
  • VMS | Saudi Startup..
  • VMS | Saudi Startup Studio
  • Mr. Motaz Abuonuq is an accomplished professional who holds the position of Chairman of the Board in several prominent companies, he established VMS Studio and has been instrumental in assisting numerous startups during his more than 6 years of collaboration with them. He also served as a consultant to various organizations, including Delni Center, Waiya Association, Beban Forum, and Waei Association.

    With a practical and robust professional background, Mr. Motaz Abounuq has a wealth of experience in financial and administrative regulations, business management, personnel management, financial and administrative system analysis and development, corporate restructuring to align with objectives, financial and administrative planning, and contributing to economic feasibility studies. He has undergone essential training courses in financial, administrative, and qualitative technological domains. Furthermore, he has provided training to various institutions across diverse managerial and financial disciplines.

    Mr. Motaz Abounuq holds a Master's degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Financial Management from Canterbury University. He is a Certified Financial Consultant (CFC) member of the American Association of Financial Consultants.

Mohamed Abdeldayem
  • Mohamed Abdeldayem
  • Co-founder
  • Co-founder
  • Dresscode
  • Dresscode
  • Egypt
  • CO-FOUNDER OF Q&A RETAIL
    CO-FOUNDER OF SUMS SUPPLY MANAGMENT
    CO-FOUNDER WWW.DRESSCODEME.COM

    BRAND MANAGER, GANT, AEROPOSTALE, AND BCBG

Mahmoud Negm
  • Mahmoud Negm
  • Partner
  • Partner
  • Sequence Ventures
  • Sequence Ventures
  • Mahmoud is a Partner at the early stage VC fund, Sequence Ventures. His role focuses
    on steering the VC fund aimed at empowering deep tech-based startups across specific sectors.
    These startups are driven by innovative solutions using AI, Blockchain, and BioTech, as they
    tackle global challenges head-on building on deep scientific research. His responsibilities
    extend across the entire spectrum of venture capital, including fundraising and portfolio
    management. The intersection of these two facets of the VC asset class has honed his skills in
    strategic navigation within the ever-evolving startup ecosystem.

    Previously he was the Director of Marketing & Business Development at BasharSoft where he
    contributed significantly to the company's growth by overseeing a wide array of areas such as
    Product Marketing, Marketing Communication, Marketing Analytics, Business Development, and
    Strategic Partnerships. He played a pivotal role in shaping the company's strategic direction and path to profitability.

    Also, Mahmoud has held impactful roles in leading organizations like Vodafone Global Enterprise and
    Etisalat Misr. At Etisalat Misr, he served as the Business Marketing Manager, overseeing
    segments, driving acquisitions, and launching new market propositions. And his tenure in
    Vodafone Global Enterprise covered Strategy, Marketing and Sales. During his time he worked
    on commercializing different innovative concepts like Cloud Computing, AVL and IoT solutions.

Waleed Khalil
  • Waleed Khalil
  • Managing Partner
  • Managing Partner
  • Den Venture Capital
  • Den Venture Capital
  • 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.

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."

Ayman Ismail
  • Ayman Ismail
  • Director and Profess..
  • Director and Professor
  • AUC Venture Lab
  • AUC Venture Lab
  • Egypt
  • Ayman Ismail the Abdul Latif Jameel Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurship and Associate Professor at AUC School of Business and the founding director of AUC Venture Lab. 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 and the World Bank, 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.

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.

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.

Maged Harby
  • Maged Harby
  • General Manager
  • General Manager
  • EdVentures
  • EdVentures
  • Egypt
  • EdVentures appointed Maged as the General Manager, a

    position he has thrived in ever since. Under his astute

    leadership, EdVentures has flourished, making substantial

    investments in 14 pioneering startups, with a total value

    surpassing an impressive 100 million USD. Maged's

    profound impact on the company has been characterized by

    his exceptional ability to deliver results and foster

    exponential growth.

    A seasoned investment expert, Maged Harby's

    distinguished career trajectory exemplifies his remarkable

    proficiency in navigating the complex landscape of tech

    startups. With his visionary leadership, unwavering

    dedication, and unparalleled knowledge in Education

    Technology, Maged continues to shape the industry's future.

    His proven track record of success and unwavering

    commitment to driving innovation make him an esteemed

    figure among business professionals, economists, and

    policy makers alike.


Marcel Dridje
  • Marcel Dridje
  • President EMERITUS
  • President EMERITUS
  • Sophia Business Ange..
  • Sophia Business Angels
  • Qatar
  • Marcel Bruno Dridje, a British Citizen and INSEAD graduate, is today active as an international advisor to Startup Ecosystems in the EMEA region. Marcel wears different hats that allows him today to have a 360 view on what it takes to build a healthy and strong incubation / acceleration / investments programs.
    Marcel holds different positions as an active investor by being in the leadership of these initiatives: Sophia Business Angels, President Emeritus / European Business Angels Network, Board Member / Mediterranean Business Angels Network, Co-founder / Maghreb Diaspora Business Angel, Co-founder / EuropIA Capital, Board Member.
    A seasoned European Sales Executive, Marcel has substantial field experience helping IT and Telecom startups in the US and EMEA. Marcel has a broad range of experience in all aspects of sales, marketing, communication and management with direct experience with Fortune 500 enterprises (IBM, Nortel, Lucent, Cisco, EMC, ALU) and startups (Quantum, Andrew Networks, Pluris, Corvis, Ascend and Airespace). During the course of his career he has held VP roles most notably as VP EMEA Corvis (first all optical router) where he grew the team and business to an outstanding success with a Nasdaq IPO. 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.
    Bi-Lingual in French and English with a working knowledge of Arabic, Spanish, Italian and German.
    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 programs.

Ahmad Samir
  • Ahmad Samir
  • Customer Experience..
  • Customer Experience Planning & 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.

Nada Helmy
  • Nada Helmy
  • Value Creation Manag..
  • Value Creation Manager
  • HALA Ventures
  • HALA Ventures
  • Egypt
  • Nada Helmy is has more than 8 years of experience in

    entrepreneurship. She graduated from the American

    University in Cairo (AUC) with a major in Integrated

    Marketing Communications and a minor in Business

    Administration. She was the Incubation & Acceleration

    Program Manager at EdVentures, an edtech VC. Prior to

    this, Nada worked at the Technology Innovation &

    Entrepreneurship Center (TIEC), a joint venture between the

    Egyptian Ministry of IT & Communications and The United

    Nations. Nada has also worked as a Project Manager at

    Vflock Co. where she supported the launch of Athar

    Accelerator and was a co-founder of an educational startup

    called Journey of Entrepreneurship (JOE) which has

    succeeded in growing internationally. Nada is also the host

    of a podcast that explores the personal side of

    entrepreneurship and likes to create content on social media

    about entrepreneurship and business. She has first-hand

    experience in building and scaling businesses and has

    served as a mentor and trainer for startups in diverse


    industries. She currently works at HALA Ventures, a Saudi-

    Based VC as the Value Creation Manager, creating projects


    and initiatives that bring value to the company, portfolio

    startups and entrepreneurship ecosystem.

Shaimaa ElBanna
  • Shaimaa ElBanna
  • Director Education|..
  • Director Education| Cultural Engagement
  • British Council
  • British Council
  • Egypt
  • Shaimaa ElBanna is the Director of Education at British

    Council Egypt. In her role, she oversees the education

    portfolio, encompassing higher education, transnational

    education (TNE), science, international partnerships,

    student recruitment and schools.

    Shaimaa's career journey began as a dedicated researcher,

    where she gained first-hand experience in development

    initiatives and empowering marginalized segments of

    society, with a particular focus on women and youth. With

    over 20 years of experience in international portfolio

    management, she has successfully led large-scale and

    complex multimillion-dollar contracts and programs.

    Prior to her current position, Shaimaa held several notable

    roles. As the head of training at ADEW, she effectively

    managed an EU-funded project on female empowerment.

    She also played a key role in establishing the Women

    Entrepreneurship and Leadership program at AUC in

    partnership with Wharton University. Furthermore, Shaimaa

    excelled as the Internship Program Manager, overseeing a

    12-million-dollar USAID-funded project with Illinoi University.

    Throughout her career, Shaimaa has contributed her

    expertise as a technical consultant for esteemed

    organizations such as UNDP, Save the Children, the Arab

    League, and USAID. Her diverse background has equipped

    her with a comprehensive understanding of the development

    landscape.

    Shaimaa's academic accomplishments further reflect her

    dedication to excellence. She holds a BA in Political

    Sciences from Cairo University, where she was honored with

    an honorary degree. Additionally, she pursued a diploma in

    Public Administration with a specific focus on transparency.

    Shaimaa's commitment to academic growth led her to earn

    a Master's degree with distinction in "Gender &

    Development" from Cairo University and Sussex University.

    Her thesis, titled "The Lived Experience of Women in STEM

    Careers: An Analysis of the Egyptian Context," stands as a

    testament to her expertise in the field.

Moustapha Zaalouk
  • Moustapha Zaalouk
  • Chief Business Offic..
  • Chief Business Officer
  • TAC Universe
  • TAC Universe
  • Egypt
  • Moustapha Zaalouk is a Chief Business Officer at TAC UNIVERSE and giftopiia, two innovative scale-ups that offer online solutions for businesses, e-commerce and social gifting. He is also a certified marketing expert, with credentials from HubSpot, Google, and LinkedIn, and a passion for digital marketing and branding.

    With over 10 years of experience in the industry, Moustapha has worked his way up from a Social Media Specialist to a former CEO at The App Concept, a leading digital agency in Egypt. He has successfully launched and managed multiple campaigns for high-end brands and start-ups, driving conversions, growth, and performance. He has also helped solopreneurs, CEOs, and executives grow their personal and professional brands, using cutting-edge strategies and innovative solutions. Moustapha's mission is to connect with the general public and help them achieve their goals, while inspiring them with his home-grown talent and expertise.

Omar Barbary
  • Omar Barbary
  • Founder and CEO
  • Founder and CEO
  • Taleb - OBM Educatio..
  • Taleb - OBM Education
  • Egypt
  • I am Omar El-Barbary, an experienced professional in the

    field of youth and student development. My expertise lies in

    providing guidance on education options, trainings,

    educational events, exchange programs, and professional

    development opportunities.


    With a diverse background in education and business-

    related organizations, I have cultivated a unique and global


    outlook on education and development. I take pride in

    connecting with individuals from various backgrounds, ages,

    and walks of life, fostering a supportive environment for their

    growth.

    As the CEO of OBM Education, my mission is to drive

    innovation and make a meaningful impact in the education

    sector. I am passionate about empowering students on their

    journey from school to university and beyond, helping them

    transition successfully into the job market.

Abdelrahman Sleem
  • Abdelrahman Sleem
  • Founder
  • Founder
  • IMFND
  • IMFND
  • With over 17 years of unrivaled expertise in growth marketing, digital marketing, eCommerce, performance marketing, marketing analytics, and media buying, I stand as a beacon of innovation and success.

    As the Managing Director of Oligence Ai, Founder of IMFND Academy, and revered AI & eCommerce Marketing Consultant for the Abu Dhabi Government's HR Foundation,

    Abdelrahman sleem has left an indelible mark on the industry.

    Having collaborated with 150+ prestigious brands in the MENA region with spending more than 10M$ including industry giants like Ford, Lincoln, Applebees, Namshi, Jumia, TMG, and Vodafone, Abdelrahman sleem has consistently shattered boundaries and redefined the possibilities of marketing.

Muhammad Gawish
  • Muhammad Gawish
  • Co-Founder
  • Co-Founder
  • iSchool
  • iSchool
  • Muhammad Gawish an Electrical and electronics engineer, studied entrepreneurship and business management at Kelley School of Business - Indiana University with 8+ years of experience serves as a Business & Growth Consultant where he has helped startups raise $5.85M+ in funding, and generate $7.63M+ in revenue.

    Co-Founder of iSchool 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, AR, with more than 15,000 graduates in 12 different countries helping them to start a technology-based career, freelancing, or even launch their own startups.

    Recognitions:
    • Forbes MENA 30 Under 30 list 2022.
    • Impact Master Class Speaker at Websummit 2022.
    • GITEX GLOBAL Speaker in a panel titled “ Corporate ventures Vs Venture Capitals ” 2022.
    • Technesummit Speaker in a panel titled “ Social Media Education Tactics ” 2022.
    • 1st Place Winner in the AIM UAE startup pitching competition 2022.
    • EdTech Leadership Award by EdTechDigest 2022.
    • HSBC C3 Impact Accelerator Winner 2022.
    • Global Startup Awards Northen Africa Founder of The Year 2021.
    • Selected in HolonIQ’s Top 50 Best Edtech startups in the MENA and North Africa 2021.
    • Websummit Speaker in a talk titled “ Future of Education ” 2021.
    • Bett Show London Edtech Speaker in a talk titled “ Raising the next tech leaders ” 2021.
    • Entrepreneurship Social Media public figure with 2.5M+ Followers.

Ibrahim Abduallah
  • Ibrahim Abduallah
  • Co-Founder & CEO
  • Co-Founder & CEO
  • iSchool
  • iSchool
  • Ibrahim Abdullah is an accomplished CEO and visionary entrepreneur, known for his dynamic leadership in driving transformative ventures. With a rich history spanning over 10 years, Ibrahim has co-founded and led iSchool to become a beacon of innovation in education. His strategic insights and dedication have been pivotal in propelling the company's growth and impact. Beyond his role at iSchool, Ibrahim's commitment to sustainability shines through his chairmanship at Egyptian Swedish for Plastic Recycling, where he champions environmental consciousness and lasting change. Ibrahim's journey also includes co-founding Compuroots, where he continues to shape its success as a Non-Executive Partner. With a fervor for turning ideas into reality and a steadfast commitment to driving positive change, Ibrahim invites like-minded individuals to connect, collaborate, and make a meaningful difference together.

Sherin Sinbel
  • Sherin Sinbel
  • CCO
  • CCO
  • Fednee
  • Fednee
  • United States
  • Sherin is a seasoned professional in the field of leadership and organizational development, boasting over 18 years of invaluable experience. her journey in the world of organizational development began with her pursuit of a Master’s degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, where she honed her expertise in understanding the intricate dynamics of human behavior within the workplace. her passion for empowering leaders and fostering healthy organizational cultures has left an indelible mark on the field of leadership and organizational development along with her commitment to academic excellence laid the groundwork for a successful career dedicated to enhancing workplace environments.
    As a visionary leader, Sherin co-founded LinkGurus Group, a renowned consulting firm specializing in delivering top-tier business services to organizations of all sizes. Under her guidance, LinkGurus Group has emerged as a trusted partner for businesses seeking transformational change and sustainable growth. Sheirn unique ability to bridge the gap between theory and practical application has earned her a reputation as a trailblazer in the field.

    In addition to her pivotal role at LinkGurus, Sherin serves as the Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) at Fednee, a dynamic and innovative platform transforming the way professionals and experts connect, share knowledge, and monetize their expertise. Sherin is at the forefront of driving Fednee's mission to empower professionals and experts worldwide.

    Fednee is a groundbreaking platform that Sherin is helping position as the go-to destination for professionals and experts seeking to expand their reach, build their communities, and monetize their knowledge. Fednee provides a unique ecosystem where experts can host live talks, online sessions, and engage with like-minded individuals who are eager to learn, grow, and earn.

    Through Sherin's leadership, Fednee continues to empower experts to convert their expertise into revenue while fostering a supportive community of learners and mentors. The platform's commitment to innovation and excellence under her guidance ensures that Fednee remains at the forefront of the ever-evolving digital landscape.

Alaa Aziz
  • Alaa Aziz
  • Head of Digital Prod..
  • Head of Digital Products
  • EdVentures
  • EdVentures
  • Hello, I'm Alaa Aziz, an Innovation & Digital Product Strategist and Entrepreneur with a track record of remarkable achievements in the digital landscape. With over 8 years of invaluable experience, I currently serve as the Head of Products
    My journey at EdVentures is characterized by a pioneering spirit and a deep understanding of the startup ecosystem.

    One of my significant accomplishments was leading a fund cycle in 2017, successfully raising $30,000 for mybusinessme.com This achievement was a testament to my expertise in product strategy, product-market fit, and customer-centricity.

    In my role as the Head of Digital Products and Strategies, I've embraced responsibilities inspired by renowned Product Management books, such as "Inspired" by Marty Cagan and "Product Fit" by Dan Olsen. These books have greatly influenced my approach, emphasizing the importance of being customer-centric and adopting a product-led strategy.

    Defining Product Requirements, Product Marketing, and much more. I firmly believe in the power of a customer-centric approach.

    Studied No Pay MBA program, which exposes me to an entire MBA curriculum with real projects. Additionally, I hold an Applied Statistics Diploma from the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

    Beyond my professional role, I'm deeply passionate about entrepreneurship, product management, and attending business events. This passion drives me to continuously expand my knowledge and network, staying ahead of industry trends.

    Throughout my career, I've had the privilege of working with prominent names like Ibnsina, the number 1 pharmaceutical distributor in Egypt, Yaoota, Nahdet Misr, Active Campaign, Luke Hawkins, and MCG.

    In my prior roles, I trained over 700 individuals as an ESL English as a Second Language Trainer.

    In summary, my journey is characterized by innovation, collaboration, and continuous learning, enabling me to contribute significantly to diverse roles and industries in the digital product and strategy landscape.

Ahmed Hazem
  • Ahmed Hazem
  • Managing Director
  • Managing Director
  • Falak Startups
  • Falak Startups
  • Egypt

Amr Seda
  • Amr Seda
  • Strategic Transforma..
  • Strategic Transformation Officer
  • The British Universi..
  • The British University in Egypt
  • A highly driven member of the top management team at the British University in Egypt with 14 years of professional experience in the higher education and entrepreneurship fields. Interested in initiating and leading strategic projects to help reform Higher Education in Egypt through an entrepreneurial lens.

    Amr is currently the Strategic Transformation Officer at the British University in Egypt, responsible for planning, leading, and executing strategic projects across the university. He is also an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at the university’s School of Business.

    Besides his work at the university, Amr is the former head of the World Youth Forum Startup Labs and was part of the forum’s top steering committee. The World Youth Forum is one of the biggest youth forums in the world that is held annually in Sharm El Sheikh under the auspices of H.E. president El Sisi.

    He sits on the board of multiple networks and fellowships including the Youth Entrepreneurs Network and the Shafik Gabr Fellowship.

    He was chosen in 2017 as 1 of 10 most promising young Egyptians to represent Egypt at the United States as part of the East-West: Art of Dialogue fellowship. Amr took part in several training sessions, workshops, and roundtables at renowned entities in the United States and Egypt including:
    - The White House,
    - The United Nations,
    - The World Bank,
    - Drew University,
    - USAID,
    - Morgan Stanley,
    - Fox News Studios,
    - The US Congress,
    - The Department of Homeland Security,
    - The Pentagon,
    - The Shafik Gabr Foundation,
    - The Egyptian General Intelligence Service.

    In 2017, he founded Sit Straight; a company manufacturing and selling medical spine support products in the Egyptian market.

    He studied at The British University in Egypt, Durham University in the UK, Drew University in the US, and Cairo University.

    He is also a certified entrepreneurship and digital marketing trainer from Google MENA & Wadhwani Foundation.

Ahella El Saban
  • Ahella El Saban
  • Co-Founder and Vice..
  • Co-Founder and Vice Chairman
  • Exits Mena
  • Exits Mena

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.

Mohamed El Khatieb
  • Mohamed El Khatieb
  • Co-founder and COO
  • Co-founder and COO
  • Seqoon
  • Seqoon
  • Mohamed El Khatieb is a mechanical engineer who Co-Founded Seqoon and took on the COO role. Before starting Seqoon, Mohamed attained a Master's Degree from the University of Cambridge in Industrial Systems, Manufacture, and Management. This is where he began working in the operations and consulting fields. While he was there, Mohamed worked with UK companies on developing their market penetration strategy, shopfloor optimization, adoption of lean principles, and new equipment investment justifications. Now with Seqoon, he’s on a mission to democratize real estate ownership.

Ahmed Korayem
  • Ahmed Korayem
  • Principal
  • Principal
  • Ready4Vc
  • Ready4Vc

Islam Rashwan
  • Islam Rashwan
  • Founder
  • Founder
  • Sigma Fit
  • Sigma Fit
  • Egypt
  • Islam Rashwan founder and COO of SIGMA F I T with an engineering Background and solid experience in mechanical and cementing engineering in the oil and gas field.
    I started SIGMA FIT in 2016 believing that it can revolutionize sportswear to the next level by adding tech edge for its products.
    I was responsible for producing new innovative products with limited resources starting with small workshops to the biggest manufacturers in Egypt.
    SIGMA FIT belongs to major partnerships in Egypt, Kuwait, KSA and U.S.A. since 2018.
    In CES 2020 one of SIGMA FIT products (Transforma X bag) was selected by "Runner’s World Magazine" as one of the top ten innovative products of CES2020.
    I believe that SIGMA FIT will be one of the top techs wears Brands in the world one day

Omar El Fakharany
  • Omar El Fakharany
  • Impact Investment Sp..
  • Impact Investment Specialist
  • UNDP
  • UNDP

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 Aboul naga
  • Mohamed Aboul naga
  • Co-Founder and Globa..
  • Co-Founder and Global CEO
  • Exits Mena
  • Exits Mena

Ahmed Gaballah
  • Ahmed Gaballah
  • Founder and CEO
  • Founder and CEO
  • SOKNA
  • SOKNA

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

Hashim Al Nabulsi
  • Hashim Al Nabulsi
  • Angel Investor and F..
  • Angel Investor and Fintech Expert

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

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.

Shehab Salah
  • Shehab Salah
  • Regional Finance Dir..
  • Regional Finance Director
  • Majid Al Futtaim
  • Majid Al Futtaim
  • Mr. Shehab is a Regional Finance Director at Majid Al Futtaim GS. Also, He is A certified public accountant (CPA) Guam board of accountancy (USA) with three years and half as a CFO of Jumia Egypt, three years as a Statutory and tax leader at GE (General Electric), and seven years of experience with the big four audit firms (Ernst & Young 4 years – KPMG 3 years) assurance services across a variety of industries. Mr. Shehab accumulated experience in several fields such as Retail, E-commerce, FinTech, power, Leisure, entertainment, and Shared Service Centers. Mr. Shehabalso holds two qualifications from Harvard Business School Online in Fintech and leading with Finance

Mohamed Abdelgawad
  • Mohamed Abdelgawad
  • Marketing Director
  • Marketing Director
  • Dsquares
  • Dsquares
  • In addition to being the Marketing Director at Dsquares, Mohamed Abdelgawad is also an angel investor, business mentor, and marketing consultant.
    He owns an extensive, diverse work experience, which has been spanning for over 17 years, in the fields of Advertisement, Marketing, Communication, and Business Development.
    Furthermore, during his journey at Coca-Cola, he has been able to handle major award-winning campaigns, as well as product launches in several markets across Egypt, Libya, Sudan and Yaman
    Later, he expanded the scope of his expertise by joining Vodafone Egypt as Marketing Communications Manager, where he managed the communication for several consumer sectors and campaigns.
    In April 2020, Abdelgawad successfully joined Dsquares as a Commercial Director EMEA. Ever since his appointment, he has been shouldering the responsibility for creating opportunities at all levels of business at the company.
    It is noteworthy that Abdelgawad has earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, specializing in Marketing, from the University of New Brunswick, Canada.

Noha Abdelhamid
  • Noha Abdelhamid
  • President
  • President
  • Women Entrepreneurs..
  • Women Entrepreneurs Network
  • Noha Abdel Hamid is a Partnerships and Development executive with over thirty years of experience. She holds a master’s degree in Public Policy from the American University in Cairo. She currently works as the Private Sector Engagement Advisor at the EDC, in the USAID Teacher Excellence Initiative. Noha is the President of the Women Entrepreneurs Network, incubated by USAID to support and coordinate the enablers of female entrepreneurs in Egypt.
    Since 2012, Noha worked on women empowerment in several sectors including the Ready-Made garments, the ICT sector promoting digital literacy and entrepreneurship, the agribusiness, and education.

    As a Strategic Partnerships and Advocacy Manager at Plan International in Egypt (2017-2018), Noha led several initiatives to combat violence against girls and women, including leading a presentation at the UN Human Rights Commission in Geneva, on the Status of the CEDAW agreement in the Arab World, between ratification and implementation. Other initiatives included Early Education Challenges and Opportunities under the auspices of Minister Dr. Tarek Shawki.

    From 2012-2017, Noha held the role of Partnerships Manager at CARE Egypt where she concluded several partnerships agreements with companies such as Mondelez, Microsoft, HSBC, Suez Cement, and was on board of the Steering Committees of Danone, Cargill and Mondelez.

    She has spoken in several media outlets and conferences on the role of the private sector in sustainable development. She has been a guest speaker in different forums such as the Federation of the Egyptian Industries, the Alexandria Businesswomen Association, the CSR Forum Arabia, and the Women Entrepreneurs Network.

    Prior to her work in the NGO sector, Noha worked in the oil and gas sector, as a Corporate Relations executive. Among her achievements is a recognition award from the Ministry of Petroleum for her contribution in the organization of the Mediterranean Offshore Conference in 2008.

Mohamed Abdou
  • Mohamed Abdou
  • Ecommerce Manager
  • Ecommerce Manager
  • Robusta Studio
  • Robusta Studio
  • Passionate to develop people and systems
    Industry: F&B, Beauty & Fashion
    Sector: Retail & E-commerce

Amr Abodraiaa
  • Amr Abodraiaa
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • Rology
  • Rology
  • Amr aims to impact people’s lives, especially in health and healthcare standards, and enable development through technology. He has more than 14 years of experience in hospital’s management systems in Egypt and started Rology with a great team, who work every day to disrupt the Radiology ecosystem and push it forward.

Mostafa Medhat
  • Mostafa Medhat
  • Managing Partner
  • Managing Partner
  • Tradeline Stores
  • Tradeline Stores
  • Mostafa graduated with a bachelor of arts from the American University in Cairo in 2015 and then directly joined the family business at Tradeline. His career started as a customer service agent to get a better understanding of the business in which he developed the company’s quality of customer service and communication. In 2018, he became the business development manager in where he led multiple initiatives such as the Tradeline Valued Customer loyalty program and embedded it within the Tradeline mobile app. During his role he also partnered up with ValU to introduce the first affordability retail solution. After years of understanding the retail business and providing the best customer experience, Mostafa launched XPRS (Multi-brand concept) as a start up within Tradeline. Currently the Tradeline brand has 24 stores and XPRS 6 stores with in five different cities across Egypt.

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.

Amr Abouelazm
  • Amr Abouelazm
  • Co-Founder, Vice cha..
  • Co-Founder, Vice chairman and CEO
  • Erada Micro Finance
  • Erada Micro Finance
  • Egypt
  • The Co-Founder, CEO and Vice chairman of Erada Microfinance.
    He was previously the Executive Vice Chairman & CEO of Tamweely Micro Finance Company and formerly the CEO, Vice Chairman and Co-founder of Tanmeyah Micro Enterprise Services and the Deputy Director of the German Development Bank (KFW) in Egypt.
    He is also the Co-Founder, Chairman and a Shareholder in ElGameya for Finance & Information Technology Rosca Fintech as well as a Board Member of Nasser Social Bank and previously a Board Member of the International Council for small business (ICSB). President of Global Entrepreneurship Network in Egypt (GEN Egypt). He was the Vice Chairman of the Egyptian Federation for Financing Medium Small & Micro Projects (EFFMSMP). He is currently the Co-Chairman of the Non-Banking Financial Institutions Committee at the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt (AMCHAM).
    The Head of Risk Committee for Egypt Venture Capital Company (EVCC) and member of the advisory committee for RMBV investment firm and previously a Board Member of the Micro Small and Medium Enterprise Development Authority (MSMEDA).
    In addition to being one of the renowned executives in Egypt in financial services and SME e-commerce, he has played a principal role in the formulation of the First National Micro Finance Strategy for Egypt and first Micro Finance law. He is an eminent Lecturer in entrepreneurship development and financial services provision and an investor in a number of startups in the sectors of Fintech, Supply Chain and F&B. As well as a mentor to several young entrepreneurs and an advisor for Fintech startups and a member of the Egyptian Fintech Association.
    Mr. Abou El-Azm holds a B.A. in Economics in 1993 and a master’s degree specializing in the Commercialization and Development of Micro and small Enterprises in 2004, both received from the American University in Cairo.

Roaa Ahmed
  • Roaa Ahmed
  • Head of Strategy & G..
  • Head of Strategy & Growth
  • Chefaa
  • Chefaa
  • Roaa has a diverse professional experience having worked in senior roles of strategic management, business development, and growth across diverse sectors in local startups and global organizations. Currently, she serves as the Head of Strategy & Growth at Chefaa, health-tech digital pharmacy platform. Roaa has also worked on value creation for portfolio companies at SEAF, a global impact investing fund management firm based in Washington, DC.

    Previously, during her time at Meta (formerly Facebook), Roaa excelled as the FCC Regional Manager for Middle East and North Africa. She led the MENA region's Facebook Global Communities Summit'21 and played a pivotal role in establishing Meta's first health community vertical in 2022. She's featured as one of the top 24 impact-driven Facebook Community Leaders worldwide in 2020 and is amongst the first Arab Meta Certified CMs.

    Roaa is also Egypt's Advisor and Business Coach for CFYE, Netherlands' Ministry of Foreign Affairs Youth Employment Fund. She has also designed and managed programs funded by organizations such as USAID, GIZ, UN Women, EBRD, and the US Embassy.

    Prior to that, Roaa led Strategic Programs and Partnerships at WUZZUF & Forasna, Egypt's leading employment platforms. She also served as the Chief Growth and Operations Officer of Entreprenelle, where she successfully established the 50K+ members Entreprenelle Hub Community, built acceleration programs, new business lines and managed women entrepreneurship events with 25,000+ beneficiaries and 250+ global & local partners.

    Roaa is passionate about giving back as a trainer and speaker at prestigious summits such as the World Youth Forum, Africa's Premier Tech XPosition. She also supports emerging startups as an Expert in Residence (EIR) at DMZ Cairo, FEPS, Edventures in Egypt, and Playbook in the UAE. Roaa is also a Board Member of the Youth Entrepreneurs Network by USAID, a mentor at VC4Africa, and an LCE certified mentor in the Women Entrepreneurs Network.

Nora Toma
  • Nora Toma
  • Deputy CEO
  • Deputy CEO
  • Education For Employ..
  • Education For Employment-Egypt
  • Nora Toma is a social entrepreneur, angel investor and philanthropist based in Egypt. She is currently the Deputy CEO of EFE-Egypt, co-founder and President of of the Tiye Angels Network and co-founder of the Women Entrepreneurship Network (WEN). She is a strategy and finance professional with over twenty years of experience in corporates and nonprofit organizations. Her areas of expertise include corporate finance, investment and funding, corporate structuring, business strategy, business development, accounting and bookkeeping and grants management. Nora has worked in 10+ territories including Egypt, United Arab Emirates, British Virgin Islands, Europe, and Sub-Saharan Africa. 
    Nora specializes in start-ups and growth, having supported her employers and clients in starting new endeavors and growing existing projects to multiples of their size. She led efforts identifying opportunities and materializing them through strategic business development as well and operational efforts. Throughout her career, she has supported the establishment of over twenty companies and projects, and seeing them through their structuring and funding. She has contributed to raising of over 35 million US Dollars in funding in different countries. She contributed to many merger and acquisition transactions. 
    Nora has been serving as DCEO of Education for Employment-Egypt (EFE-Egypt) since 2019. Prior to that, Nora served as CFO of WD Capital, an investment company focused on emerging markets. Before WD Capital, Nora served as middle management in finance and other support functions, growing into that from a ten-year career in auditing and accounting.
    Nora is certified as a Corporate Director by the Egyptian Institute of Directors (EIoD) and trained as a director by the UK Institute of Directors (IoD). Nora is certified as a women’s rights expert by the Afro-Asian Union. She is trained as a mentor and trainer. Nora holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Cairo University.

Lydia Kamel
  • Lydia Kamel
  • Fintech and Tech-ena..
  • Fintech and Tech-enabled Partnerships lead
  • Commercial Internati..
  • Commercial International Bank CIB
  • Lydia Kamiel is a Fintech and tech-enabled partnerships lead at CIB, with a passion for helping startups succeed. Over the past 5 years, she has worked with over 100 startups at all stages of growth, from finding market gaps to designing business models to landing key partnerships.


    Lydia's background, spanning marketing agency, acceleration program, and bank, gives her a deep understanding of the startup ecosystem and the challenges and opportunities that startups face at each stage of their growth

Youssef Elkholy
  • Youssef Elkholy
  • Content Creator/Stre..
  • Content Creator/Streamer
  • xWeebMaster
  • xWeebMaster
  • My name is Joe or xWeebMaster, I'm a 26 y/o Egyptian Content Creator for 3 years now, currently in Geekay Esports, I'm also Medical student at residency year, and I love Mansaf so much.

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.

Mahmoud Aly
  • Mahmoud Aly
  • Gaming Content Creat..
  • Gaming Content Creator
  • TheDaSh
  • TheDaSh
  • DaSh , brings 12 years of esports experience between being a pro player/manager/content creator/on-air Talent/Talent manager .

    DaSh Founded NTB esports team in 2012 which later changed into K4 eSports for 9 years been one of the top achieving teams in the MENA Region winning various titles in dota2. after retiring as player he joined SnD eSports as team manager for 1 year maintaining dominance over the region .

    Later in 2018 became a partnership manager in Brndizer a talent management company for 1 year which helped him later on to startup MYM talent management , MYM handled over 100 Gaming Content Creator in the MENA region.

    DaSh Managed to become the first Facebook gaming partner ever in 2019 transforming the gaming content creation industry in Egypt to the next level securing contracts with Facebook and other platforms for the upcoming creators allowing the new generation to have full time job creating gaming content with salaries starts from 30K EGP up to 180k EGP

    joined Gamax eSports as Operation Manager in early 2020 and later on he founded a mentorship program that had most of the current gaming creators in Egypt to help them improve and keep up with the esports and streaming industry , he joined La3eb in mid 2021 Saudi's eSports Team as their PUBG Mobile Team Manager and content Creator.

    over the years managed to win various titles among dota2, pubg mobile, valorant and individual awards including GL Wintercup 2015 , WESG Africa 2016 runner-up , WESG NA 2017, RedbullxStreamer 2020 , Facebook Partner Clear 2021 , Odyssey War-Pros 2021 ,Facebook MENAT Rising Valorant 2021 runner-up , Best PUBG Mobile Male Streamer 2021.

    DaSh Appeared in more than 50 esports event throughout of his career as On-Air Talent , collaborated with almost every company in the gaming industry which added a vast network and knowledge throughout the esports industry with new ideas on how to fix the current state of the industry in the region.

Wael Ammar
  • Wael Ammar
  • Chief Strategy Offic..
  • Chief Strategy Officer
  • AIM Technologies
  • AIM Technologies
  • I have a total 15 years of experience in the market research industry mostly within NielsenIQ and I handled several strategic roles like leading the Levant markets & FMCG industry in Egypt.
    In my last role at NielsenIQ, I was part of the global mission to modernize team responsible of building the strategy of NielsenIQ towards being a more tech advanced company to help it reshape the global consumer insights industry.
    Currently I am part of AIM technologies responsible of shaping its strategy to become the leading AI hub in the region.

Mohamed Ashraf
  • Mohamed Ashraf
  • Country Manager
  • Country Manager
  • Geekay Group
  • Geekay Group
  • Geekay Group, a pioneering force in the MENA gaming industry, is expanding its reach into esports. Recognizing the untapped potential in the region, CEO Kishan Palija has launched Geekay Esports to bridge the gap between the global esports scene and the MENA region. With the goal of providing recognition, media exposure, and opportunities for local gamers, Geekay Esports aims to develop talented players and compete on the international stage. Headed by Ragheed “ElConTeH” Hasson , a trusted figure in the MENA esports community, Geekay Esports will scout, train, support, and sponsor exceptional talents, emphasizing engaging content and player narratives. Together, Geekay Group is committed to investing in the future of esports and empowering aspiring stars in the MENA region.

Motaz Ibrahim
  • Motaz Ibrahim
  • Head of Digital Cust..
  • Head of Digital Customer Experience
  • Telecome Egypt
  • Telecome Egypt
  • 1. Sharing my thoughts and ideas about CX, Omni channel, Digital experience, and corporate CX transformation as part of my experience since I am a CX professional and practitioner as well being a part of CXPA community, and sharing my thoughts and experience for CX strategy implementation incorporates in many events virtual, online, and in person.
    2. Judging, consulting, and implementing CX on a level of large corporates and organizations.
    3. Criticism of CX standards, and trending technologies in the market, a practitioner of technological ecosystems in telecom industry.
    4. Ecommerce, sales, and retail and how to integrate those critical touchpoints under the umbrella of Omni channel strategy and integration of systems.
    5. A panelist who shares his ideas about different topics in business since my diversified experience have been reshaped recently to adapt with the new trending technology and CX trends in the market.

Abdelghaffar Ismail
  • Abdelghaffar Ismail
  • Founder & CPO
  • Founder & CPO
  • Aeye Tech
  • Aeye Tech
  • Founder and Chief of products officer at A-eye Tech
    Manages Ai products for high profile companies and financial institutions.
    A-eye Tech was founded in 2018 and secured 2 investment rounds in Egypt and Ireland.
    AUC Venture Lab Alumni
    Computer Engineering, Cairo University

Ahmed Khairy
  • Ahmed Khairy
  • Standup Comedian , A..
  • Standup Comedian , Actor & Writer
  • The Elite Standup
  • The Elite Standup

Khaled Attallah
  • Khaled Attallah
  • Managing Director
  • Managing Director
  • Ariika
  • Ariika
  • Khaled Attallah is the Co-founder & CEO of ariika, a leading direct-to-consumer home & decor brand in Egypt that specializes in home furniture & décor, beach furniture and accessories. ariika’s clients include big corporations, real estate companies, regional design houses and a large and diverse consumer segment base.
    Prior to committing on full-time basis in ariika, Khaled had commercially managed Shave & Oral Care regional business units in Procter & Gamble for 5 years and was responsible for Egypt & Levant markets.
    Khaled has managed to grow ariika’s business x14 times in the last 5 years while penetrating new strategic products segments, expanding the company’s regional presence, and exporting to +12 markets, employing +150 employees, and raising multiple rounds of investments.

Pola Samwel
  • Pola Samwel
  • Standup Comedian
  • Standup Comedian
  • The High Five
  • The High Five
  • Pola Samwel is a professional comedian who made it to be also an international comedian by performing at “DUBAI COMEDY FESTIVAL”, he also made it to Jordanian stage.
    Pola is having a very special Stand-Up Comedy career, he is doing it for 10 years now and he definitely have what it takes, he can own the stage and audience’s attention just by showing up.

Sarah Hegzay
  • Sarah Hegzay
  • Head Of Growth And S..
  • Head Of Growth And Sales
  • Partment
  • Partment
  • Sarah Hegazy is a Growth strategist, experienced in operations, analytics through her various roles at tech companies. After gaining extensive experience in planning the digital transformation of fortune 500 companies in the at SAP in the U.S and leading driver growth and customer experience at Uber in the Middle East and Africa, Sarah knows what truly drives conversions, customer satisfaction and the ability to scale sales operations efficiently.

    Sarah is a data geek who enjoys using insights to create actionable intelligence and driving operational efficiency within her organization. Her passion lies in constantly uncovering new cost effective ways to improve conversions and build a better product for her customers.

    Sarah holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Penn State University and a Dual Master Degree in Data Science and Business Analytics from ESSEC and CentralSupelec.

Ahmed Essam Seoudy
  • Ahmed Essam Seoudy
  • Group Head of Produc..
  • Group Head of Product Development
  • ValU
  • ValU
  • joined ValU on July 2021 as Group Head of products development with comprehensive experience / exposure in retail banking, product development, Sales, channels management & customer service. 
    He has over 17 years of experience in banking sector. He started working for Citi Bank Egypt then he moved to Barclays early in 2007 in the period of the bank huge expand in the Egyptian market , Late In 2009, he moved to Mashreq Bank in its early start in Egypt as Business Development Manager responsible for all personal loans channels, in December 2015 he moved to Audi Bank Egypt for 5 years journey managing many roles started as head of payroll segment responsible for the growth of the business from all aspects including logistics, then Head of Cards Portfolio, Acquisition & loyalty and ended as Head of assets products & very small business loans
    In May 2020, he made his last move before joining ValU as Head of Assets products, Mortgage & governmental loans in Banque du caire managing a portfolio exceeding 33 billion EGP

Ahmed Hazem
  • Ahmed Hazem
  • Managing Director
  • Managing Director
  • Falak Startups
  • Falak Startups
  • Egypt
  • Ahmed is an avid investment professional and a startup enthusiast with a diversified business experience.

    Currently leading one of Egypt’s leading early stage VCs; Falak Startups where he leads investment decisions and also open channels for founders to scale their business through partnerships and growth hacks. Most importantly gets to pretend to be a founder at the portfolio companies.

    Prior to leading Falak Startups, Ahmed headed the Investment team in the company and helped companies optimize their business models and managed their fund raising processes.

    Before joining Falak Startups, Ahmed worked for a number of multinational companies in the energy, building materials and real estate sectors developing strategic plans and financial models.

    Ahmed has also advised startups and SMEs on strategic and financial fronts.

Shahira Marei
  • Shahira Marei
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • Dirty Cookie
  • Dirty Cookie
  • Shahira Marei, a creative food enthusiast and inspiring female entrepreneur, went from building planes to baking cookies with Dirty Cookie.Shahira's signature creation is both simple and inventive: the Cookie Shot glass. Recently, Shahira secured a deal with Robert Herjevac on ABC's Shark Tank.

Ezz Tarek
  • Ezz Tarek
  • Co-Founder and Manag..
  • Co-Founder and Managing Partner
  • IN YOUR SHOE
  • IN YOUR SHOE
  • Ezz was born in April 12, 1994. He is an awarded creative and entrepreneur who has been building the identity of international brands for years. Ezz cofounded In Your Shoe in 2018. Their mission was simple: to allow the new generations to express themselves through fashion.

Michael Mounir
  • Michael Mounir
  • Head of IT and Digit..
  • Head of IT and Digital Transformation
  • Eva Pharma
  • Eva Pharma
  • Heading IT and Digital Transformation at Eva Group and its affiliates including Limitless Naturals, MArc Clinical. Michael is also the CTO at Limitless Care & Medsulto, with extended years of experience as a digital transformation leader. 

    At Eva Pharma & its affiliates, Michael is responsible for managing all technology teams, overseeing IT, Oracle ERP, Software development, call/contact center, Agile and Program management, support and operations of all digital product, services and online channels. Additionally, he is responsible for leading teams for Data Engineering, Business Intelligence, Data Science, and Machine Learning, delivering various models to transform the Healthcare digital experience.

    Prior to joining Eva Pharma, Michael was the Senior Manager for Data, Digital Services and Online Channels Transformation at Orange , where he was responsible for program management and product development and operations of all digital services and online channels within Orange.

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.

Shadi Kindsvater
  • Shadi Kindsvater
  • Head of Marketing
  • Head of Marketing
  • Khazna
  • Khazna
  • Egypt
  • Shadi joined Khazna as Head of Marketing in 2021, where he is responsible for developing a fully integrated marketing strategy for the company, both for the brand and products of Khazna, all while executing its related initiatives. 

    Prior to joining Khazna, Shadi was able to gain invaluable experiences at giant corporations such as; Vodafone, Apple, Digicel, Google, Jumia, and Match. 
    Shadi was fortunate to dig into the digital areas of marketing very early on; from driving monetization on the AppStore, working at Apple, to managing teams, who onboarded and educated users using the Google Marketing Solutions in all of Europe. 
    Some of Shadi’s accomplishments include leading Jumia’s performance marketing and growth, through the successful IPO on NYSE, as well as creating, developing, and expanding Hawaya in the transition post-acquisition by Match Group, launching in 12 Geos. 

    Shadi holds a Master’s Degree in Organizational Development from University College Cork in Ireland.

Ahmed Korayem
  • Ahmed Korayem
  • Principal
  • Principal
  • Ready4VC
  • Ready4VC
  • Unlock the secrets to secure venture capital for your startup! Join our workshop on 'Venture Capital Readiness' and discover the key steps to attract investment. Learn how to perfect your pitch, optimize your business strategy, and navigate the world of venture capital. Whether you're a newcomer or a seasoned entrepreneur, this workshop paves the way for funding success. Don't miss out on this opportunity to fuel your startup's growth.

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

Mahmoud Sabry
  • Mahmoud Sabry
  • Head of the Central..
  • Head of the Central Administration for Information Systems and Digital Transformation
  • UHIA
  • UHIA
  • Egypt
  • Mahmoud Sabry Mahmoud is an accomplished and dynamic professional with a rich background in information technology and leadership roles. Born on September 3, 1977, in Cairo, Egypt,
    With over 20 years of experience in insurance industry providing solution and software delivery in multinational cooperations
    Mahmoud currently holds the positions of Head of Digital Transformation Unit and Chief Information Officer at the Universal Health Authority. In this role, he plays a pivotal role in defining strategic processes, overseeing data management, and driving the digital transformation of the organization. He excels in selecting and implementing cutting-edge technologies to optimize internal operations and enhance the overall customer experience.

Walid Samy
  • Walid Samy
  • CEO Retail
  • CEO Retail
  • AXA
  • AXA
  • Egypt
  • With extensive insurance experience, exceeding 20 years, I am currently leading the retail in AXA Egypt as CEO Retail and one of AXA Egypt board members with focus on retail operations, different distribution channels including bancassurance, direct sales, brokers and its supportive functions with previous experience in other multinational leading insurers ; Allianz as General Manager for Alexandria branch and leading the direct sales force between 2002 to 2013.
    With demonstrated history of high negotation skills , business planning , team building and leadership.
    Acquired MBA focused in Marketing and Marketing management from Maastricht School of Management

Hashim Al Nabulsi
  • Hashim Al Nabulsi
  • Angel Investor and F..
  • Angel Investor and Fintech Expert
  • Angel Investo
  • Angel Investo
  • Engineer turned investor. Worked in various investment roles sell- /buy-sides, equity/debt, and public/private markets. Established one of the early accelerators in Saudi Arabia in 2013 to plant entrepreneurial seeds. Ran a couple of small family businesses in turnaround modes; one went well the other went south. Started an investment advisory firm for SMEs in KSA to advise for equity. Areas of interest and investment include fintech, edutech and healthtech.

Yara Yassin
  • Yara Yassin
  • Co-Founder & CEO and..
  • Co-Founder & CEO and Managing Partner
  • Up-fuse
  • Up-fuse
  • Yara has graduated from Applied Arts and Science from the German University in Cairo.Ever since she enrolled in the International Organization for Migration to empower women through product design, she has found her passion for sustainability.Later, Yara joined the DO SCHOOL in Germany to study Social business and how to support communities with business fundamentals. Yara has represented women from the Middle East in Several World bank Events. She was awarded by UN Environment among 10 young women from around the world who help in a greener future.
    Yara has represented Start-ups in Green business in OSCE 2019 conference to help support the allocation of budget for start-ups.
    Yara’s passion for green economy, social empowerment and products are her everyday fuel to take another risk, fail and succeed

Amena El Saie
  • Amena El Saie
  • CEO & Co-Founder
  • CEO & Co-Founder
  • Helm Consulting
  • Helm Consulting
  • Amena cofounded Helm Consulting with Ramez Maher, serving more than 200 companies in Egypt and the 
    region. Amena drives the organization’s vision, strategy, and growth as it provides sustainable and unique solutions for public and private institutions to foster policies and strategies towards effective and sustainable inclusion of PWD in the workplace and marketplace.
    Today, under Amena’s leadership, Helm stands at the forefront of the disability field. Awarded three years (2017-2018-2021) as best practices by the Zero Project, at the United Nations Headquarters in Vienna for their employment and accessibility practices.
    Helm managed to exponentially grow, engaging over 17 million society members, 2700+ Persons with 
    Disabilities, providing accessibility assessment for 1000+ venues, and partnering with 200+ institutions and 
    subject matter experts in more than 16 countries. Additionally, it has expanded into providing inclusive services to corporates and professionals through Helm Consulting.
    Amena is certified by the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in “Improvement of Accessibility of Social Inclusion – Barrier Free Environment” in Japan. She was awarded Top 10 Winner among 21,000 businesses with social impact in Africa’s Business Heros (ABH) Competition founded by Jack Ma of Alibaba in 2022. 
    Helm Founders were awarded in 2020 the social entrepreneurship 1st prize award by MIT Pan-arab business plan competition for “Entaleq” application. They were also awarded a two-year global acceleration program (2016-2017) by Rise Egypt as they were selected to be one of the top 5 social enterprises in Egypt in 2015, where the award ceremony was held in Harvard, USA. Helm was also selected as one of the “15 of 2015 Egypt’s Real Influencers” by Cairo SCENE. She was also awarded the Total Start-Upper of the Year for Helm Consulting in 2016.

Ghada Hammouda
  • Ghada Hammouda
  • Group Chief Sustaina..
  • Group Chief Sustainability Officer
  • Qalaa Holdings
  • Qalaa Holdings
  • GHADA HAMMOUDA
    Chief Sustainability & Marketing Officer, Qalaa Holdings
    Egypt’s 50 Most Influential Women in Business
    FRA’s Women Leadership Award in the Non-Banking Financial Sector
    Forbes Top 50 Most Impactful Marketing & Communications Professionals in Middle East
    IFC Corporate Directors Certified, ESG for Private Equity Certificate (FMO)
    Climate Reality Certified - Leadership Corps
    Arab Federation of Exchanges Sustainability-ESG Committee - Egypt Representative
    EGX Sustainability Committee - Independent Member
    UN Global Compact Local Network – Founding Board Member
    Sustainability Committee Member - Qalaa Holdings Board
    Takreem Selection Board Member
    Mentor - Egyptian Banking Institute & Endeavor SME


    Ms. Hammouda has 30-plus years of experience in market development, strategic planning, sustainable development, and reputation management. Ms. Hammouda is an advocate and frequent speaker on issues related to responsible investing, sustainability, crisis communication, gender equality, youth empowerment and education, and is very active in community development

Mahira Hassan
  • Mahira Hassan
  • Head of Corporate Af..
  • Head of Corporate Affairs and Sustainability
  • Nestlé Egypt
  • Nestlé Egypt
  • Mahira Hassan currently is the Head of Corporate Affairs and Sustainability for Nestlé Egypt. With a wealth of experience in Public Affairs, Corporate Communications, Sustainability, and Corporate Shared Value (CSV), she plays a crucial role in driving the organization's success.
    In addition to her corporate responsibilities, Mahira also serves as a visiting expert Professor of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability at the British University in Egypt (BUE). This reflects her dedication to promoting sustainable business practices and sharing her knowledge with future leaders.
    Throughout her career over 18+ years , Mahira has held positions at reputable organizations such as Vodafone Egypt, Vodafone Egypt Foundation Vodafone International Services, ExxonMobil, Motorola, and the National Bank of Egypt. Her background in Sustainability, Development, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Marketing Communications, and Internal Employee Engagement has provided her with a well-rounded skill set to address various challenges.
    Mahira holds a Master's degree in International Business Administration (MIBA) and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Cairo University, which have contributed to her strong academic foundation with a passion for driving positive change and commitment to fostering sustainable growth.

Mohamed Aboulnaga
  • Mohamed Aboulnaga
  • Executive chairman
  • Executive chairman
  • Exits
  • Exits
  • 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.

Tarek Wael
  • Tarek Wael
  • Executive & Personal..
  • Executive & Personal Branding Coach
  • Grow as you Go
  • Grow as you Go
  • Tarek is an Executive and Personal Branding Coach - Talent Development Expert- Personal Growth Hacker - 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).  
    Currently, he is the Director of Learning & Development, Boost Training & Consulting.
    In 2017, Tarek founded "Grow as you Go" to boost the personal and professional growth of individuals.
    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.

Ahmed Naguib
  • Ahmed Naguib
  • Business Development..
  • Business Development & CSR Consultant
  • International Develo..
  • International Development & Education Consultants - IDEC
  • In 2000 Ahmed worked with the Near East Foundation in community development and with the Ford Foundation's regional office in Cairo in the Peace and Social Justice program. Ahmed also worked in the private sector as a Chief Operations Officer (COO) where he grew the business operations of a small furniture and interior design company by 200% within two years. Later, Ahmedjoined the State Department as Cultural Affairs Assistant at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo where his portfolio included the management of programs focusing on youth development, community outreach. 

    In 2008, Ahmed served as a Regional Outreach Manager for Africa and the Middle East at the Institute of International Education -IIE- for the King Abdullah University for Science & Technology.

    Ahmed joined AMIDEAST in April 2008 and served as the Advising and Exchanges Director till July 2011.  Ahmed directed and managed the EducationUSA Center, the cultural and professional exchanges portfolio, as well as the scholarships portfolio which included the ORASCOM Onsi Sawris and Ford Foundation International Fellowship Programs and finally AMIDEAST’s Study Abroad program in Cairo.
    Ahmed directed the Ford Foundation International Fellowship Program- a scholarship program focused on providing access to higher education to underserved communities.  Ahmed also directed the outreach and recruitment process for the Goldman Sachs Women Entrepreneurship Scholarship Program in collaboration with the American university in Cairo in 2009 and 2010.

    Between 2011 and 2023 worked as the Donor Projects & CSR Division Director FINBI focusing on socio-economic empowerment projects. Ahmed worked on on various USAID projects such as the Strengthening Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development project, the Women Economic and Social Empowerment Project by providing policy advising, management consulting and training services.

    Ahmed is a certified Life & Executive Coach since February 2016.

Yasmine Nassar
  • Yasmine Nassar
  • Principal Program Ma..
  • Principal Program Manager
  • Udacity
  • Udacity
  • Yasmine Nassar is a business strategy and investment specialist as well as an educator. She is currently leading Udacity's programs in Middle East and Asia after previously co-managing one of Udacity’s largest programs, aiming to educate 100,000 Egyptian youth to become digital freelancers. 
    Before that, she managed the largest fundraising round for Egypt’s leading solar energy company KarmSolar. She has previously worked with RiseUp, Delta Inspire, Jumia and McKinsey and Company.

Mark Hanna
  • Mark Hanna
  • Filmmaker & AI Enthu..
  • Filmmaker & AI Enthusiast
  • Self-Employed
  • Self-Employed
  • Mark's journey in filmmaking started during his childhood, growing into a deep-seated passion that sparked a career shift form Engineer to Film Director. Throughout his career, he's had the privilege of working on impactful projects for esteemed brands like Netflix, Red Bull and Vodafone, earning a trusted reputation in the industry. Mark's creative heart finds its beat in reality entertainment, documentaries, and diverse genres. His directing style is centered around authenticity, earnestly capturing and presenting genuine voices within captivating narratives

Karim Khorshed
  • Karim Khorshed
  • Co-Founder and CEO
  • Co-Founder and CEO
  • CEQUENS
  • CEQUENS
  • A serial technopreneur with over two decades of experience, Karim’s quest to create high-tech products and solutions is what inspired him to cofound CEQUENS in 2011. Throughout his career, Karim’s ethos is to deliver communications-based platforms and solutions for seamless customer experiences. Today, CEQUENS is recognized as a global player in the cloud-based, omnichannel communication solutions space. Prior to CEQUENS, Karim was the co-founder and Executive President at EgyptNetwork, a leading unified communications enabler, and software development house, and a board member for the Egyptian Information, Telecommunications, Electronics, and Software Alliance (EITESAL), a non-profit entity of ICTE companies and global corporations. As CEO of CEQUENS, Karim has successfully managed to deliver a suite of innovative communication solutions including SMS, Voice, Push Notification, email, and Chat Apps APIs to over 100 markets globally, serving more than 1,200 clients such as Microsoft, Google, Careem, Telegram, HSBC, SAP, IKEA, Talabat, and AlRajhi Bank, and bridging 7 billion mobile subscribers to the business world. Today, CEQUENS is a multi-award winning, ISO-certified and PCI DSS-compliant company, and has been rated as a Tier One A2P SMS solutions provider in ROCCO's A2P SMS Market Impact Reports 2023. It is also recognized as a Meta Business Partner and a value-added service provider for Microsoft Teams Phone and WhatsApp Business. Karim grew up in Cairo, Egypt. He is an Endeavor Egypt Entrepreneur, a mentor for several regional startups, and has participated in numerous talks across MENA.

Mohamed El Mahroky
  • Mohamed El Mahroky
  • Senior Account Manag..
  • Senior Account Manager, Brokerage, Insividual Retail Sales
  • EFG Holding
  • EFG Holding
  • Mohamed El Mahroky, Senior Account Manager, Individual Retail Sales, Brokerage, EFG Holding

    Mohamed El Mahroky is an experienced equity trader with more than 15 years of expertise in the Egyptian stock exchange and global markets. Throughout his career, Mohamed has been dedicated to helping investors achieve their investment goals.

    With a CFA designation focused on investment and financial analysis, as well as a CFTe certification specializing in financial technical analysis, Mohamed possesses a comprehensive skill set that enables him to make well-informed decisions and effectively select and time investment opportunities.

    Beyond his trading activities, Mohamed is actively involved in teaching the CFA curriculum, particularly to fresh graduates who are seeking to develop and refine their skills and knowledge in the field. He is passionate about contributing to the growth and success of aspiring professionals.

    Recently, Mohamed focused on promoting EFG Hermes ONE through informational videos aimed at educating and enlightening the public about investing. Through this initiative, he is able to help increase financial literacy and empower individuals to make informed investment choices, ultimately fostering a more financially savvy society.

Ayman Taha
  • Ayman Taha
  • Founder
  • Founder
  • Multiples Startup Ad..
  • Multiples Startup Advisory
  • Ayman Taha
    Investment Readiness Consultant 
    CEO and Co-founder at Multiples Startup Advisory

    have been working in the entrepreneurship ecosystem in the MENA region for the last ten years. have run three startups before. 

    currently working as an Investment Readiness Consultant & startup Advisor at Multiples with startups from all over the MENA region

    and helped more than 40 startups to raise more than $45M in total funding, preparing their data-room and meeting the right investors.

    Have a one mission, to help startup to be ready for it's next funding rounds.

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

Amr El-Khazindar
  • Amr El-Khazindar
  • Founder & CEO
  • Founder & CEO
  • 30 NORTH LLC
  • 30 NORTH LLC
  • Amr M. El-Khazindar is an entrepreneur, Founder & CEO of Thirty North LLC, Egypt’s pioneering Specialty Coffee Roasting brand.  

    Amr boasts an extensive background of over 33 years in Sales, Marketing & International Trade with Multinational Companies in the Middle East. Before founding 30 NORTH, Amr spent 20 years actively growing the business reaching the position of Vice President. Amr currently focuses on the development & rollout of F&B brands. 

    A citizen of the world, Amr is fluent in Arabic, French and English, and has working knowledge of Spanish. Amr holds a Bachelors degree in International Business Administration from the American University in Paris, class of 1990.

Waleed Rashed
  • Waleed Rashed
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • SIDEUP
  • SIDEUP
  • A banker-turned-entrepreneur, Waleed Rashed is the Founder & CEO of SIDEUP, a platform empowering ecommerce businesses owners with a suite of technology solutions to achieve scale and grow revenue. Waleed has deep experience in building technology-first businesses, and is seeking to solve some of the region’s biggest challenges across the ecommerce ecosystem.  

    With SIDEUP, ecommerce businesses have a single platform to access a range of services including payment gateways, API integration for shipping, warehousing, fulfillment, and business advisory. SIDEUP was earlier known as VOO, a logistics marketplace built to solve last mile delivery challenges.

    Previously, Waleed built Ingez, one of Egypt’s pioneering logistics and courier services, before exiting successfully in 2016. From managing local deliveries to various errands, Ingez grew to become the leading service provider for local services in the country. 

    In building successful businesses, Waleed brings significant experience from the banking sector. Before embarking on his entrepreneurial journey, he worked in sales leadership roles at Qatar’s Al Khalij Bank as well as First Abu Dhabi Bank in the UAE.

Ahmed Sedky
  • Ahmed Sedky
  • Co-Founder & CEO
  • Co-Founder & CEO
  • 4A Nutrition
  • 4A Nutrition
  • Four young Egyptian entrepreneurs founded 4A nutrition in 2015. Having noticed a rising trend for a healthy living in Egypt, our company decided on introducing our first product brand Lino Oats. The first product launched in the market was Australian quick cooking oats packed in Egypt. We had the privilege of being the first made in Egypt product amongst the competitors. With a couple of month of hard work and determination, Lino Oats was able to gain market share and build customer loyalty. A few months later the company decided on having a product line extension by introducing the Jumbo oats pack. With the two products offered in the market, Lino oats gained customer satisfaction and was successfully able to expand to most of the cities in Egypt

Ahmed El Hareedy
  • Ahmed El Hareedy
  • Sr. Creative Copywri..
  • Sr. Creative Copywriter at TAC universe & Founder of The Comedy Bunch
  • TAC Universe
  • TAC Universe

Antoun Mouawad
  • Antoun Mouawad
  • VP Investment
  • VP Investment
  • IM Fndng
  • IM Fndng
  • Lebanon
  • Antoun currently holds the position of VP Investment at IM Fndng where he works on evaluating, supporting portfolio companies and closely collaborating on developing and articulating structured investment thesis.

    Prior to joining IM Fndng, Antoun was a corporate banker for more than 10 years dealing with a diversified portfolio of companies across several industries.

    He graduated from Notre Dame University and ESCP Business School.

Rana El Naggar
  • Rana El Naggar
  • Managing Partner
  • Managing Partner
  • Clique Consultancy
  • Clique Consultancy
  • Passionate about the power of strategic communications, Rana is a seasoned consultant with over 12 years of experience. 

    Throughout her career, Rana has been fortunate to collaborate with a diverse range of regional agencies and multinational companies, allowing her to gain invaluable insights and refine her expertise. 

    From devising cutting-edge PR strategies to adeptly handling media relations and navigating crisis communications, Rana's breadth of experience in communications and PR knows no bounds. 

    With an unparalleled ability to foster enduring client relationships, this fuels her drive to make a meaningful difference in the world of PR and communications through technology and ESG. She worked with clients in over 15+ industries including Careem, Uber, Vodafone, Samsung, World Bank, UNWomen, Bayer, British Petroleum and many more.

Mohammad Omara
  • Mohammad Omara
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • Hoopoe Digital
  • Hoopoe Digital
  • Veteran technologist with 24 years of technical, management and business experience in semiconductors, wireless telecom and Software/Internet/Data Industries.

    Founded and led the Digital Circuit Design business unit for 4 companies, co-founded and raised fund for 3 tech-startups, did 1 spinoff and mentored over 80 startups

Ezz Osama
  • Ezz Osama
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Portfolio Manager
  • EdVentures
  • EdVentures
  • Ezz is an experienced Portfolio Manager at EdVentures, with a background in investment analysis and event planning. He previously worked as a Senior Investment Analyst at Alexandria Angels Network, closing six deals worth $5 million and reviewing 500+ startup companies in the last 18 months. Ezz holds a certificate in electromechanical engineering from Alexandria University and is pursuing an MBA from the Arab Academy for Technology and Maritime. He's been involved in the startup scene since 2018, and focused on venture capital and private equity in 2020, demonstrating his ability to navigate complex financial landscapes.

Evgeniya Kazina
  • Evgeniya Kazina
  • Product Director
  • Product Director
  • Platinumlist.net
  • Platinumlist.net

Mahmoud Hamouda
  • Mahmoud Hamouda
  • Head of Strategic In..
  • Head of Strategic Initiatives
  • Banque Misr
  • Banque Misr
  • Mahmoud Hamouda is head of strategic initiatives at Banque Misr, part of the team tasked to build a new strategy office and help Banque Misr in its transformation journey. Before that, he was an in-house business strategy consultant at Dell Technologies, offering business and technical thought leadership. He focuses on identifying new market and growth opportunities and crafting go-to-market strategies. Since 2014, he has also led the Dell for Entrepreneurs program in Egypt, introducing the start-up community to cutting-edge technology.
    Mahmoud has received numerous awards since joining Dell Technologies in 2011. Among them are Dell EMC Silver and Gold awards and a winning idea in the EMC innovation roadmap 2013. He received his first patent in 2014 for his concept for a centralized employee data analytics IoT platform. Mahmoud also drives local engagement initiatives as a member of the Harvard Business Review Advisory Council.
    Mahmoud credits his success at Dell Technologies to a professional approach based on job crafting. He consistently looks beyond his business unit and job description for opportunities to enhance his skillset or add more value to the business. Mahmoud had a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Electronics Engineering and a Master of Liberal Arts and Management from Harvard University with various Strategic Management, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship certificates

Mohamed El Raddaf
  • Mohamed El Raddaf
  • Head of Product Desi..
  • Head of Product Design
  • Valu
  • Valu
  • Meet Mohamed El Raddaf, a design maven from Cairo, Egypt, with an unwavering passion for art and creative problem-solving. 

    His career trajectory led him to Valu, where he now serves as the Head of Product Design. Under Raddaf's visionary leadership, the team has achieved global recognition for innovative solutions that prioritize user experience, sustainability, and societal impact.

    Raddaf's mission is clear: design a brighter future through every project. His work transcends aesthetics, addressing current needs while anticipating tomorrow's challenges. Whether crafting eco-conscious products or intuitive digital interfaces, Raddaf's creativity consistently shines.

    Beyond design, Raddaf is an accomplished artist, drawing inspiration from the world around him. His legacy is undeniable, shaping the design industry and inspiring future generations.

Amr Habib
  • Amr Habib
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • Kazumi Media
  • Kazumi Media
  • Amr Habib, a Chief Marketing Officer with over 15 years of experience in integrated marketing communication, digital advertising, and customer service.

    Amr has successfully developed and implemented marketing plans that are aligned with business goals, managed marketing agencies, and carried out successful campaigns across a variety of platforms thanks to his leadership abilities, proactive approach, and capacity to translate complex concepts into clear actionable plans.

    In addition to his extensive experience, Amr has worked as a marketing consultant and instructor, developing marketing plans, and providing guidance on branding and positioning.

    He is a promoter of ethical practices and standards, ensuring a holistic approach to marketing education.

    His diverse educational background as a credentialed ACC coach from the international coaching federation and a six sigma black belt certified business analytic, enhances his ability to provide a comprehensive and well-rounded perspective on marketing strategies and analytics.

Mohammad Omara
  • Mohammad Omara
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • Hoopoe Digital
  • Hoopoe Digital
  • Veteran technologist with 24 years of technical, management and business experience in semiconductors, wireless telecom and Software/Internet/Data Industries.

    Founded and led the Digital Circuit Design business unit for 4 companies, co-founded and raised fund for 3 tech-startups, did 1 spinoff and mentored over 80 startups.

Perihan El Gohary
  • Perihan El Gohary
  • Founder & CEO
  • Founder & CEO
  • Z-Circles
  • Z-Circles
  • Perihan is a certified organizational design for digital transformation and agile consultant with over 24 years of corporate experience in various sectors, including banking, telecom, and international organizations. She has led several transformational initiatives and projects that enhanced the digital readiness and agility of the workforce in Vodafone Egypt, Vodafone Shared Services globally as well as with several other clients. She is also an expert in learning and development, evangelist for the future of work. She is the founder and CEO of ZCircles, a consultancy, Learning & development firm that helps organizations through their digital transformation journey and help them prepare for the future of work. Perihan is a passionate speaker who has delivered talks in many regional events on topics related to capability development, digital transformation, and learning.

Ahmad Hammouda
  • Ahmad Hammouda
  • Co-Founder & CEO
  • Co-Founder & CEO
  • Thndr
  • Thndr
  • hmad Hammouda is the Co-Founder & CEO of Thndr, a digital investment platform that is designed to simplify investing. Founded in 2020, the application’s mission is to make it easier for every individual in the Arab world to generate wealth and have a better future. 
    Prior to establishing his own business, Hammouda joined Uber in 2017 and no sooner was promoted to the position of Uber Egypt General Manager, leveraging his leading personal skills at a young age. Before that, he worked in investment banking for 8 years.
    Followed by his passion and interest in making a change in the investment scene in Egypt and the region, and offering new horizons for the youth to inculcate through state-of-the-art, innovative techniques, the 34 years old entrepreneur created a brand that represents the agent of change.
    Hammouda named the app with “Thndr” as it reflected the nature of the app, where lightning implies speed, as for the speed of investing .
    Being a family man, the devoted husband and father of two kids spends his free time playing games as he has a deep passion for the gaming industry.
    As the son of two medical doctors, Hammouda inherited from his parents the desire of adding a real value to his community with new innovative techniques, the thing that pushed him to leave his comfort zone and consider establishing his own business.
    Beside his dedication to providing innovative investment solutions, Hammouda gives back to his community through his multiple charity contributions. Through his platform, Hammouda offers investment opportunities through Ataa Charity Fund on Thndr App. The fund that keeps on giving, guarantees that all returns from the Ataa Charity Fund go towards causes that help people with special needs and disabilities.
    Hammouda graduated from the American University in Cairo, with a bachelor degree of Business Administration with major finance, and minor economics. Moreover, motivated by his passion for learning, Hammouda acquired his CFA in 2011.

Aly Rafea
  • Aly Rafea
  • Chief Commercial Off..
  • Chief Commercial Officer
  • Nawy
  • Nawy
  • Aly Rafea is a product leader with 13+ years of experience in the tech industry. He is currently the Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer at Nawy, where he is responsible for the company's overall growth and success. Aly has a proven track record of success in developing and launching new products, driving user growth, and increasing revenue.

Mostafa Gamrah
  • Mostafa Gamrah
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • MediaSci
  • MediaSci
  • Mostafa Gamrah is an accomplished entrepreneur and engineer who has built successful start-ups and opened new markets in the Middle East. He graduated from the American University in Cairo in 1987 with a degree in engineering. With over 12 years of experience working with NCR/AT&T in various roles across the region, including National Marketing Manager for NCR/AT&T Egypt and General Manager for AT&T Oman and Qatar, Mostafa has a proven track record of building start-ups and opening markets for them. He then founded TechnoFann company, which produced popular shows like Mo3’amreen khamssa and Essam wel mesba7. He also founded TechnoWireless, the largest wireless application service provider in the Middle East, specializing in value-added services such as content aggregation, mobile services (SMS, WAP, ODP, iPhone, and Android), interactive broadcasting solutions, and internet implementations. Mostafa is also the co-founder of Microdafe, a loan risk AI prediction platform.

    In 2013, Mostafa founded MediaSci as the next-generation digital agency in MENA. MediaSci has developed a platform for business data analysis based on OSINT and big data AI/NLP technologies called Big Brother Analytics. It has been a great success in the region. Mostafa has also written two books of poetry and drama for M5 animation and many articles in print media and on the web. He believes that our fair share of innovation and untapped reservoir of fantasy have not yet been discovered. Mostafa has created a creative process for both work and art.

Youssef Galal
  • Youssef Galal
  • Co-Founder and Head..
  • Co-Founder and Head of Technology
  • Klickit
  • Klickit
  • I hold a Bachelor Degree of Business Administration with a concentration in Management of Information Systems and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from The American University in Cairo (2018).

    Prior to co-founding KlickIt, I had regional exposure to financial services sector, being part of Emirates NBD UAE Future Intelligence Program as an IT Consultant.

Mohamed Fayek
  • Mohamed Fayek
  • Product Lead
  • Product Lead
  • Thndr
  • Thndr
  • Fayek currently leads product and operations for the core brokerage services at Thndr.

    Before joining Thndr, Fayek worked as a member of CI Capital's investment banking team, where he gained experience advising on various capital markets transactions, including IPOs and M&A deals, collectively valued at over $200 million.

    Fayek holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from AUC with a concentration in Finance.

Ahmed Fawzy
  • Ahmed Fawzy
  • Manging Director
  • Manging Director
  • iExperts
  • iExperts
  • Ahmed is information Security expert with +20 years of experience in delivering consultancy, training, and teaching in many universities.
    Ahmed helped many FinTech to get the central bank approvals, PCI-DSS, 3DS, Secure Pin compliance.
    Ahmed has wide experience in UK, EU and ME with many multinational, governmental and FinTech organizations,

Eslam Farag
  • Eslam Farag
  • Content Creator/Stre..
  • Content Creator/Streamer/Pro Player
  • Biggest content creator for league of legends 2022 and has many awards from riot games.

Farah Faheem
  • Farah Faheem
  • Principal Architect
  • Principal Architect
  • Karm Architecture La..
  • Karm Architecture Lab - KAL
  • Farah Faheem is the Principal Architect of Karm Architecture Lab (KAL), an architecture and construction firm in Cairo that specializes in high-performance architecture and sustainable urban design solutions. With over 11 years of experience in the Middle East and Egypt, and since joining KAL 7 years ago, Farah has focused on the far-reaching benefits and overarching economical and physiological values of environmental and high-performing architectural and urban designs.

    It is her belief that adaptive, human-centric, and biophilic-driven architecture that nurtures the symbiotic relationship between humans and nature will inevitably become the only way forward for urban developments in Egypt and the region. This vision may be achieved when developers, homeowners, and the public foster greater awareness of the countless benefits of intelligent designs, ensuring that communities that are deeply affected by urban and architectural developments are the greatest beneficiaries of thoughtfully designed built spaces, whilst becoming a part of a community-driven and healthy urban fabric.

Abdelrahman Elshamy
  • Abdelrahman Elshamy
  • Founder
  • Founder
  • Team Occupy
  • Team Occupy
  • An entrepreneur who owns Esports and Media companies, Ex pro players.

Iman ElNashar
  • Iman ElNashar
  • Director of Digital..
  • Director of Digital Commerce and Innovation
  • eXtra
  • eXtra
  • I love turning chaos into structure, believing that there is creativity in chaos and consistency in structure. Lucky enough to work on what I love most, building and transforming digital products and teams, knowing that people are any entity's greatest assets. My greatest reward is building successors and seeing product teams grow tall and steady. For this, I have complemented my MBA with Agile and professional coaching accreditations, along with organizational psychology and its impact on building leaders and building products that people relate to, trust, prefer, and choose to use over again.

    I have taken that passion and applied it to complex transformations, product start-ups, scale-ups, delivery, and scale to end-to-end digital factories - with over a decade in a variety of domains - Retail, Consumer Financing, Mid and last-mile Delivery ops, Telecom, Engagement, Customer Experience, and Apps Growth.

    In my role - I’m currently looking after the digital commerce platforms and teams of eXtra - currently serving the great team responsible for building eXtra’s digital products and experiences, setting the product strategy, product development and delivery strategy, user experience, innovation, content, and analytics.

    I also believe in giving back to the product community by co-founding and running Product Guys, a platform that connects, educates, and supports product professionals in Egypt.

    Last - and most importantly!
    Coffee Lover☕
    Animal Lover 🐾
    Travel Lover ✈️
    Crossfitter 🏋🏻
    Diver 🥽
    and a Yogi 🧘🏻‍♀️

Karim ElGezery
  • Karim ElGezery
  • VP of Strategy
  • VP of Strategy
  • Rabbit
  • Rabbit
  • I am a strategy and planning professional with more than 12 years of experience and a proven track record of developing and executing successful strategies. I am currently the Vice President of Strategy and part of the founding team at Rabbit, a leading online grocery delivery company in Egypt. In this role, I am responsible for developing the company's long-term vision and roadmap, as well as for identifying and executing on growth opportunities.

    Prior to joining Rabbit, I held various strategy, finance and consultancy roles at multinational companies, including PwC, PepsiCo, Mars, and Vodafone. In these roles, I was responsible for developing and implementing strategies that helped these companies grow their businesses and improve their profitability.

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.

Fady Kamel
  • Fady Kamel
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • Dahab Masr
  • Dahab Masr
  • Egypt
  • As a Co-founder and CEO of ‘Dahab Masr’, ‘Fady Kamel’ brings over 15 years of financial expertise, complemented by a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) in Economic Science. His profound knowledge has established him as one of the foremost investment leaders in the MENA region. ‘Kamel’ has been instrumental in redefining the gold investment sector, both internationally—in the MENA region and Hong Kong—and domestically in Egypt. From 2018 to 2021, he participate in managed Egypt's largest refineries, significantly influencing in developing and reshaping the physical gold market.

    In 2021, ‘Kamel’ co-founded ‘Dahab Masr’, which swiftly rose to prominence as the premier precious metals hub for buying and selling gold bars and coins from invetsing vision in Egypt and the Middle East. Utilizing FinTech, KYC, and AML systems, Dahab Masr has not only revolutionized the gold trade but also focused on fostering financial literacy among various communities, thereby nurturing a generation of informed Egyptian investors spicially the youth.

    Under Kamel's guidance, Dahab Masr's team of experts has effectively reinterpreted the concept of a safe haven for investors. The team provides comprehensive support to both novice and experienced investors (B2C and B2B), offering strategic market analysis, news, market forecasts, live prices, Investment installments using using banking and unbanking intities, storage services and an online shop. Each feature is designed to streamline the investment process through the use of financial technologies.

    Since its inception in 2021, Dahab Masr has quickly marked itself as a trusted gateway for strategic investment. Leveraging FinTech to develop the local gold market, Dahab Masr has achieved numerous milestones in less than a year. Notably, it has secured over 26% of the gold market share in Egypt, specifically in bars and ingots, illustrating its significant presence in the sector.

Ahmad Eldabaa
  • Ahmad Eldabaa
  • Managing Director
  • Managing Director
  • Ajax Business Soluti..
  • Ajax Business Solutions
  • Engineer Ahmad Aly Eldabaa is a Co-founder and Chief Business Officer of ANF (Al-Ahram For Non-Woven Fabrics) and Egypt.com. The first Spunlace Non-Woven Fabrics Manufacturer in Africa and the Middle East.

    Ahmad is the Managing Director of Ajax Business Solutions Company www.ajaxsolutions-eg.com specializing in Consulting, Project Management, and Training. Where he helped a wide range of companies in Egypt & Gulf to reduce their losses and improve productivity.

    Ahmad is also a Certified Positive Psychology Coach from International Coaching Federation (ICF).

    Ahmad delivers training at the Canadian International College School of Business, teaching a variety of programs and courses covering topics in Management, Marketing, and Personal Development.

    Ahmad held various roles in Operations Management and Projects Management. He worked as Projects Manager for Procter & Gamble Dry Laundry, Home Care, and Warehousing Projects. Before that, he was a manufacturing leader for P&G Egypt Dry Laundry Packing lines.

    Ahmad Co-founded Spark Egypt Training Agency and was its Marketing director.

    His Engineering background is that he is a Telecommunications Engineer who graduated from the Faculty of Engineering - Alexandria University.

    Ahmad is a to-go person in the field of public speaking and storytelling, where he helped numerous individuals and professionals to hack their speeches and deliver stunning speeches. Helped CEOs and Senior Managers as well as startup owners. He is an expert in this.

    Ahmad is a certified Advanced Trainer from City College Oxford - UK with 14+ years of experience as a professional Trainer & Consultant in the Fields of Soft Skills & Business Skills, raising the capabilities of individuals and organizations to its maximum.

Mohammad Basry
  • Mohammad Basry
  • CEO and Founder
  • CEO and Founder
  • Miami Center
  • Miami Center
  • Mohamed Basry, CEO of Miami Center and member of the Egyptian Chamber of Commerce

    Mohamed Basry is a successful Egyptian entrepreneur and CEO of Miami Center, a leading electronics company in Egypt and the United Arab Emirates. He is also a member of the Egyptian Chamber of Commerce, where he plays an important role in supporting and promoting businesses in Egypt.

    Mohamed Basry is distinguished by his successful track record in the business world, where he has led Miami Center to success and continuous progress. He is also an inspiring leadership figure, and he enjoys great respect and appreciation from his colleagues and employees under his leadership.

    In his lectures on entrepreneurship, Mohamed Basry focuses on the importance of strategic planning, effective execution, and hard work to achieve goals. He also emphasizes the importance of building a strong and cohesive team, and focusing on customer service.

    Mohamed Basry is a role model for young entrepreneurs, and he is an inspiration to everyone.

Seif Aldin Bahgat
  • Seif Aldin Bahgat
  • Senior Program Offic..
  • Senior Program Officer
  • Flat6Labs
  • Flat6Labs
  • Experienced Senior Program Officer at Flat6Labs with a strong background in startup ecosystem development. Successfully attracted 850+ startups and managed multiple accelerator programs. Previously, Marketing Manager at Caveo Financial Holding, specializing in market analysis, digital presence management, and strategic communication. Adept at driving growth and innovation in diverse industries.

Aly Rafea
  • Aly Rafea
  • Chief Commercial Off..
  • Chief Commercial Officer
  • Nawy
  • Nawy
  • Aly Rafea is a product leader with 13+ years of experience in the tech industry. He is currently the Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer at Nawy, where he is responsible for the company's overall growth and success. Aly has a proven track record of success in developing and launching new products, driving user growth, and increasing revenue.

Ahmed El Barky
  • Ahmed El Barky
  • Cofounder & Managing..
  • Cofounder & Managing Director
  • Wecodeforyou LLC
  • Wecodeforyou LLC
  • AHMED treats business as his hobby. With extensive experience in different markets ‘’European, Middle Africa, Gulf & North Africa’’ Ahmed is driving the strategy department in WeCodeForYou. Ahmed is Holding a Cross-Cultural Marketing and Negotiations Masters from EM Normandie France, which helped to enrich his strategic approach in building great customer experience as well as market strategies for different markets with different cultures. With his experience in founding companies in high-tech, Real Estate, general import, and export, be sure that Ahmed will help you build your brand and your market strategy In a way that will guarantee success.

Khaled Radwan
  • Khaled Radwan
  • Digital Commerce Cha..
  • Digital Commerce Channel Manager North Africa, Levant & Iraq
  • Unilever
  • Unilever
  • My name is Khaled Radwan graduated from faculty of commerce in 2010, MBA holder specialized in Marketing from Arab academy of science and shipping technology in 2011, joined E&Y in 2011 and then 11 years in Unilever FMCG, responsible for the deployment of more than 30 launch & relaunch, building a team of 30 talents in the indirect PH, creation of the mini S&OP in CD Ops and the 2 in 1 project, was in the team responsible for the separation of Tea & currently responsible for building the ecommerce channel structure & strategy in NALI

Ashraf Bacheet
  • Ashraf Bacheet
  • CEO & Co-Founder
  • CEO & Co-Founder
  • O7 Therapy
  • O7 Therapy
  • Mental Health Advocate | Health-tech Enthusiast | Empowering the region’s business leaders in transforming their work culture by unlocking pathways to wellbeing

Ali Atef
  • Ali Atef
  • Content Creator/Stre..
  • Content Creator/Streamer
  • Content Creator/Stre..
  • Content Creator/Streamer
  • Gaming content creator 

Ahmed Aboelyazeed
  • Ahmed Aboelyazeed
  • Fintech & Technology..
  • Fintech & Technology Enabled Partnerships Lead
  • CIB
  • CIB
  • Ahmed is a seasoned banking professional with 9 years of experience in various departments, and for the past 3 years, he has been the focal point for connecting startups with the bank. He has been involved in the entire cycle, from finding high-performing startups to mentoring them on obtaining the right licenses to connecting them with the right stakeholders inside the bank and finally closing the deal.

Neama Hamdy
  • Neama Hamdy
  • Program Innovation O..
  • Program Innovation Officer
  • Egyptian Food Bank
  • Egyptian Food Bank
  • I am a dedicated and driven professional currently serving as an Innovation Officer in the Growth Lab at the Egyptian Food Bank. My career journey has been marked by a profound commitment to learning, continuous self-improvement, and a passion for contributing to the field of nonprofit organizations and development work.
    My educational background is grounded in excellence, as I hold a graduate degree from the Faculty of Commerce & Business Administration, English Section, at Cairo University, which I earned in 2017. My thirst for knowledge didn't stop there, as I pursued a Professional Master's Degree in Gender and Development from the Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University, which further enriched my expertise in this crucial field.
    My professional experience is diverse and impactful. I had the privilege of serving as an International Cooperation Specialist at the Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises Development Agency (MSMEDA), where my responsibilities included establishing and executing loan and grant agreements with various international donors to support developmental projects. This role exposed me to the intricacies of conflict resolution, negotiation, and international relations.
    My journey in the world of development also included a valuable experience with Enroot Development Consulting, where I honed my skills in project management, proposal writing, research, and providing technical assistance to our partners and beneficiaries.
    During my undergraduate years, I actively engaged in volunteer work, which broadened my horizons, sharpened my vision, and nurtured my innovative spirit.

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.

Sonia Lekhal
  • Sonia Lekhal
  • Chief Customer Offic..
  • Chief Customer Officer
  • almentor
  • almentor
  • Sonia Lekhal has more than 20 years’ marketing experience gained in technology start-ups, pre-IPO companies as well as large corporations. She has in-depth expertise in e-commerce, marketing and digital transformation, and has worked with major consumer brands in the MENA region.

    She currently serves as Chief Customer Officer for almentor, the leading online learning platform in Arabic, where she oversees content strategy, marketing and customer experience.

    Most recently, Sonia was Chief Marketing Officer at talabat. Her achievements include securing a dominant top of mind brand awareness across all 8 MENA markets, launching a flagship regional campaign featuring brand ambassador Cristiano Ronaldo, accelerating new user acquisition, and growing the adoption of the quick commerce vertical.

    She was previously Chief Marketing Officer at OSN where she successfully drove a major rebranding exercise and the launch of a new streaming application. Prior to this, as the VP Digital Marketing, Sonia led the digital transformation in performance marketing and media buying at Emirates Airlines. In her first experience in the region, she served as Marketing Director at Souq.com. She was instrumental in driving rapid growth across UAE, KSA, Egypt and Kuwait, and pioneering highly successful online promotional events such as White Friday Sale.

    Sonia is a graduate from French school of management ESSEC and holds an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business. She has been living in Dubai for the past 12 years, marvels at life beauties through the eyes of her 12 year old daughter, enjoys cycling, swimming and electro music, and promises she will make a new attempt at learning Arabic this year :)

Salma Abdelmeguid
  • Salma Abdelmeguid
  • Head of Marketing
  • Head of Marketing
  • Amazon
  • Amazon
  • Salma M. Abdelmeguid
    Passionate Marketer and Impact-Driven Leader
    With over 15 years of fervent dedication to the field of marketing, Salma stands as a seasoned professional, having made significant contributions across a diverse spectrum of industries including FMCG, Pharma, and Tech. She embodies a wealth of experience, having held multifaceted roles encompassing sales, marketing, brand management, and communication. This extensive background has provided a unique perspective and a comprehensive understanding of the intricate dynamics within these industries.
    Currently serving as the Head of Marketing for Amazon in Egypt, she plays a pivotal role in orchestrating the marketing efforts, both locally and across the MENA region. This role allows her to leverage her regional experience and industry-spanning expertise to drive innovative strategies and impactful campaigns.
    Previously, she held key positions at globally renowned companies, including Unilever, GlaxoSmithKline and The Coca-Cola Company where she worked across different brands such as Sunsilk, Dove, Lux, Sensodyne, Coca-Cola, Dasani, Schweppes across various countries, including Egypt, MENA region with a garnered regional experience in Africa.
    Throughout her career, Salma has been dedicated to driving impact. Her passion for innovation and delighting customers through new experiences, brands or touching their lives building on crisp insights is palpable, and it's a driving force behind her transformative initiatives. In addition, she is committed to developing leaders across various industries, recognizing the importance of nurturing talent for long-term success.
    Salma is a graduate of Alexandria University – Faculty of Commerce English Dept and has specialized certificate in identifying growth strategies from Harvard Extension School.

Ahmad Hammouda
  • Ahmad Hammouda
  • Co-Founder & CEO
  • Co-Founder & CEO
  • Thndr
  • Thndr
  • Ahmad Hammouda is the Co-Founder & CEO of Thndr, a digital investment platform that is designed to simplify investing. Founded in 2020, the application’s mission is to make it easier for every individual in the Arab world to generate wealth and have a better future.
    Prior to establishing his own business, Hammouda joined Uber in 2017 and no sooner was promoted to the position of Uber Egypt General Manager, leveraging his leading personal skills at a young age. Before that, he worked in investment banking for 8 years.
    Followed by his passion and interest in making a change in the investment scene in Egypt and the region, and offering new horizons for the youth to inculcate through state-of-the-art, innovative techniques, the 34 years old entrepreneur created a brand that represents the agent of change.
    Hammouda named the app with “Thndr” as it reflected the nature of the app, where lightning implies speed, as for the speed of investing .
    Being a family man, the devoted husband and father of two kids spends his free time playing games as he has a deep passion for the gaming industry.
    As the son of two medical doctors, Hammouda inherited from his parents the desire of adding a real value to his community with new innovative techniques, the thing that pushed him to leave his comfort zone and consider establishing his own business.
    Beside his dedication to providing innovative investment solutions, Hammouda gives back to his community through his multiple charity contributions. Through his platform, Hammouda offers investment opportunities through Ataa Charity Fund on Thndr App. The fund that keeps on giving, guarantees that all returns from the Ataa Charity Fund go towards causes that help people with special needs and disabilities.
    Hammouda graduated from the American University in Cairo, with a bachelor degree of Business Administration with major finance, and minor economics. Moreover, motivated by his passion for learning, Hammouda acquired his CFA in 2011.

Ihab Fikry
  • Ihab Fikry
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • almentor
  • almentor
  • Co-Founder and CEO of Almentor Holding, international lecturer, writer, and business consultant
    with 25+ years of multinational experience. Ihab was granted his PhD degree in Strategic
    Marketing from the American University of London, and MBA from the Arab Academy for
    Science and Technology in Cairo.

    Before establishing Almentor, in year 2016, with his cofounders, Ihab had a wide experience in
    leading positions with blue chips such as ExxonMobil corporation, where he effectively worked in
    the fields of management, sales, marketing, accounting, finance and logistics.

    He published four best seller management books, in Arabic, presenting his own theories regarding
    the most important and critical management related topics that, he believes, are regretfully missed
    within big parts of the mindsets in this part of the world.

Ahmed Gaballah
  • Ahmed Gaballah
  • Founder and CEO
  • Founder and CEO
  • SOKNA
  • SOKNA
  • An Alexandria native, Ahmed Gaballah graduated from the American University in Cairo in 2005 with a degree in computer science and a minor in business administration. He moved to California and joined Google as a Product Manager after graduation and paved the way for Google’s early Arabic enabled products. In 2010, Gaballah joined Adobe where he spent four years working on the company’s strategic growth in the Middle Eastern, North African, Indian, and Turkish markets. From there, he moved on to Facebook where he led the social media giant’s expansion into the Asian market and the development of key products targeting user engagement, content, and overall growth for five years. Gaballah made the decision to move to Cairo in 2019 in order to launch SOKNA and transform the Egyptian funeral industry.

Fady Ibrahim
  • Fady Ibrahim
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • Cropsa
  • Cropsa
  • A visionary leader and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Cropsa, a startup working in agriculture & farming revolutionizing the way we grow and manage the agriculture materials.

    Fady has a great experience in Agriculture business, marketing, Business Planning, Entrepreneurship, and startups.

    Bachelor's Degree in agriculture engineering At Ain shams University, A master's holder in Agriculture business Management at AAST University and marketing diploma from Harvard university.

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,

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.

Gilan Alaa
  • Gilan Alaa
  • Actress
  • Actress
  • Actress
  • Actress

Passant Bassem
  • Passant Bassem
  • HR Consulting Manage..
  • HR Consulting Manager
  • Global Impact Consul..
  • Global Impact Consulting Group
  • Passant is currently an HR Consulting Manager at Global Impact Consulting Group (GICG). She is an experienced Human Resources Development and Occupational Psychology practitioner with 13 years of experience in the Human Resources consultancy, and academic HR research and teaching. Passant is skilled in Organizational Development, Talent Management and Development, Performance Management, and HR Analytics; with proven area of expertise in leading and managing the delivery of multiple consulting projects, in, both, the private and public sectors. Passant holds a Bachelor degree in Human Resources Management from the British University in Egypt, and a Master’s degree in Public Administration focused on the Management of Non-Profit and Development Organizations from The American University in Cairo.

Islam Orban
  • Islam Orban
  • Investment Manager
  • Investment Manager
  • Arweqah
  • Arweqah
  • Islam, an entrepreneur at heart, possesses a wealth of international experience. After earning a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from The British University in Egypt and an MBA in Finance from London South Bank University, he embarked on a career path that has seen him excel in various facets of the business world. Currently, Islam serves as an Investment Manager in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, leveraging his expertise to navigate the dynamic landscape of investments and finance.

    His journey has been defined by his invaluable contributions to startups and small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), guiding them towards hyper-growth and the establishment of sustainable business models. This impactful work has not only seen him collaborate with the Egyptian Government, the private sector, and international donors through associations with the Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation, Riseup, The British University in Egypt, and USAID but has also led him to assume C-level positions and Director roles in renowned organizations.

    Islam's outstanding business acumen, combined with his exceptional pitching skills, has earned him numerous prestigious awards and the privilege of engaging in meaningful interactions, including memorable meetings with the President of Egypt. His international experience, coupled with his unwavering dedication to entrepreneurship, continues to shape the global business landscape.

Adel Heikal
  • Adel Heikal
  • Performance Marketin..
  • Performance Marketing Manager
  • Unilever - NALI
  • Unilever - NALI
  • Egypt
  • Adel Heikal is a growth and marketing professional with over 8 years of experience in driving digital growth across diverse sectors including FMCG, Fintech, Technology, and Pharmaceuticals. Currently, he holds the position of Performance Marketing Manager for Unilever North Africa, Levent, and Iraq, where he oversees the digital media campaigns for the company's brands, including E-commerce and brand campaigns. Prior to this role, he worked for Sympl building the company's digital marketing department and capabilities.

Nezar Sami
  • Nezar Sami
  • Program Officer
  • Program Officer
  • UNDP
  • UNDP
  • Nezar is a Program Officer at UNDP, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Strategy and Technology Management Consultant.

    He is the board member of International Association of Management of and Technology

    He served in private, academic government and semi government organizations for the last 25 years. He was the former deputy executive director of the Egyptian Banking Institute


    Nezar is a certified Innovation Coach helping organizations to develop their new innovation management systems

    Nezar is the founder of Nilepreneurs initiative that supports entrepreneurship ecosystem in Egypt

    Nezar is a facilitator, mentor and judge in world-class entrepreneurship competitions such MIT Business Plan Competition, UAE hackathon, Hajj Hackathon and many others

Omar Sakr
  • Omar Sakr
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • Nawah Scientific
  • Nawah Scientific
  • Father of five, entrepreneur in the heart, scientist in the lab & BBQ master in every out trip. Dr. Omar Sakr is the founder and CEO of Nawah-Scientific, Africa’s biggest online destination to outsource scientific experiments in the fields of natural and biomedical sciences. He is a pharmacist by education and holds a PhD in pharmaceutical technology from the University of Geneva, and an MBA from HULT business school in London. His career extends over 18 years of experience in the pharmaceutical field, both in academia and industry. His workplaces include Egypt, Switzerland and Germany. Omar’s research activities are focused on nanotech applications for controlled delivery of small molecules and biological drugs. He authored and co-authored several peer-reviewed articles and book chapters that are published in top journals in the field. Dr. Sakr is also an adjunct Lecturer of entrepreneurship at Zewail City of Science and Technology. To his name, Omar holds several scientific and business awards among which is the prestigious Jack Ma award, Africa Business Heroes (2019).

Khaled Akl
  • Khaled Akl
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • Halwani Brothers
  • Halwani Brothers
  • A well rounded business executive with more than 25 years of blue chip FMCG experience; spanning North Africa and the Middle East with solid P&L, business strategy and organization development capabilities. Results oriented, balancing short term gains and long-term benefits.

Mariam Salama
  • Mariam Salama
  • Entrepreneurship Con..
  • Entrepreneurship Consultant
  • Technology Innovatio..
  • Technology Innovation Entrepreneurship Center (TIEC)
  • Mariam Salama is an Entrepreneurship consultant at the Technology Innovation Entrepreneurship Center (TIEC) and ITIDA's Representative at Creativa - Mansoura Hub, driving innovation and fostering entrepreneurial growth. She is passionate about empowering individuals and businesses, and serves as a digital marketing trainer for the Mahart Mn Google Program and TIEC's Introduction to Innovation and Entrepreneurship program.

    As a versatile professional, she also excels as a content creator, leveraging her creativity and expertise to deliver engaging and impactful content. She has had the privilege of training with Google at the She Can 2020 event, equipping participants with essential skills for success.

    Additionally, she serves as a soft skills trainer at the National Telecommunication Institute, helping individuals develop the interpersonal skills necessary to thrive in today's dynamic workplace.

    She is committed to making a positive impact in the world of entrepreneurship and digital marketing, and continuously seeks opportunities to empower others and contribute to their success.

Sameh Shaheen
  • Sameh Shaheen
  • Commercial Director
  • Commercial Director
  • Talabat
  • Talabat
  • Sameh is currently the Sales Director at talabat Egypt, leading the commercial department and partner relations.

    He joins talabat from Aramex, where he spent over 9 years leading the company’s market entry and commercial scope in Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania and Libya.

    He previously acted as the Global Head of Delivery Experience at Jumia, where he managed the delivery XP community across African markets.

    Sameh holds a BSc in Commerce from Helwan University & a Master’s Degree in Logistics from Arab Academy for Science.

    Sameh is a self-driven sales leader, with a deep passion for sports and a love for building and developing businesses.

Karim Riad
  • Karim Riad
  • CPO
  • CPO
  • Klivvr
  • Klivvr
  • Karim Riad is the Chief Product Officer at Klivvr.

    Riad leads all aspects of product management and product design at Klivvr; developing, planning, and executing Klivvr's long-term product strategy and roadmap in line with Klivvr’s strategies. Riad also leads Klivvr’s financial operations, ensuring that all customers’ transactions and balances are in tact.

    Prior to Klivvr, Riad spent nine years at "Fawry" in various project management, commercial management, and business development roles.

    With over 18 years of experience, Riad is known for his leadership in delivering complex projects, innovating business solutions, and setting processes for the business. He managed several teams with a focus on consumer needs and delivered major products while navigating Egypt's complex regulatory environment to deliver best-in-class solutions.

    During his period at Fawry, Riad played and instrumental role in launching “Fawry Plus” which was the first retail company to obtain the “Agent Banking” license from the Central Bank of Egypt. Leading the business development and sales functions, Riad was able to turn the company operating margin positive in under three years.

Hany Emad
  • Hany Emad
  • Director of SME Fina..
  • Director of SME Finance and Investment Central Sector
  • Micro, Small and Med..
  • Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency “MSMEDA”
  • Egypt
  • Hany Emad is the Director of SME Finance and Investment central sector at Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency "MSMEDA", with 25+ years’ professional experience in financing and investment with portfolio of more than 50,000 SMEs credit proposals, amounting to ”8 Billion EGP”. He negotiated and reviewed over 50 proposals with billions of dollars for fundraising from international and regional financial and developmental institutions; He was responsible for developing and launching of at least 15 new financial products.
    Hany has a vast experience in SMEs, Corporate, Syndicated financing, and Leasing. In addition, to well diversified investment experience, in Private equity, Corporate Valuation, Asset - Liability Management, and traded securities.
    Played a key role in introducing Venture Capital to MSMEDA’s financing channels to support startups, by establishing the first fund of funds in Egypt with portfolio of investee companies approaching USD 3 Billion.
    He also, sits on several financial institutions boards and investment committees including but not limited to MSMEDA’s Investment, high credit committee, and ALCO. Moreover, Hany represents MSMEDA in BODs of its invested in companies, across different sectors such as Insurance and Micro finance. In addition to being a member in credit, risk, and investment committees of some of these companies.
    Before MSMEDA, Hany worked at National Bank of Kuwait “NBK” for 7 years in investment Sector, where he was responsible for evaluating investment opportunities, analyze market conditions, and fundamental analysis of the traded companies. As well as representing the bank in AGM of the companies in which the bank is a shareholder.
    Hany holds a Bachelor Degree in Accounting, from Ain shams University. Also, CLBB “Certified Lender Business Banker, and Diploma in Investment and Finance. In addition to international exposure to learn more about credit and investment international and regional best practices.

Mahmoud Abdallah
  • Mahmoud Abdallah
  • Board Member
  • Board Member
  • Global Impact Consul..
  • Global Impact Consulting Group (GICG)
  • I have more than 23 years of experience in HR with extensive expertise is focused on the areas of HR Management, Recruitment, Assessment, Training, Business Development, Performance Management, Salary and Benefits Scheme, Job Evaluation and Project Management.
    I am actively involved in a number of professional organizations. A CIPD Associate, a Certified Experiential Trainer and has SHL Qualifications for Multiple Assessment Series, holds a Master of Business Administration in Human Resource, and used to be a member in the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt (AmCham Egypt) and EJB (Egyptian Junior Businessmen Association)

    Currently Board Member and General Manager for JOBMASTER leading the organization through a period of growth and expansion. During this period JOBMASTER has expanded in the Gulf, as well as Africa, and has extended its service offerings to include new solutions and products.

    Also nowadays i am Establishing a new startup specialized in Digital Consulting focus on Building Internal Capacity within organizations using our digitized solutions to design their own systems through a well defined methodologies, as well as focusing on Data Analytics and benchmarking aiming to have full fledge AI Guided Services.

Ahmed Zakariya (Zika Star)
  • Ahmed Zakariya (Zika Star)
  • Esports Creative Exp..
  • Esports Creative Expert
  • Free Agent
  • Free Agent
  • I'm Ahmed Zakareya, a passionate Gaming and Esports Creative Expert. My journey began in Egypt, where I pursued a degree in Mechanical Engineering, but my heart was always in the world of gaming and esports. Approximately six years ago, I transitioned into the esports industry, hosting shows and creating captivating content on YouTube. My expertise lies in creating and directing esports projects and tournaments, encompassing planning, creative design, asset management, scripting, streaming, and production planning. My mission is to elevate the Esports scene in the MENA region to new heights.

Samer Wagdy
  • Samer Wagdy
  • Co-Founder
  • Co-Founder
  • GBarena
  • GBarena
  • I'm Samer Wagdy, with 14 years of product development expertise. In 2015, I founded GBarena, now the Middle East's foremost esports platform. My journey highlights my commitment to turning ideas into industry-leading successes. As I continue, I aim to push the boundaries of technology and esports.

Selina Bieber
  • Selina Bieber
  • Vice President, Inte..
  • Vice President, International Markets
  • GoDaddy
  • GoDaddy
  • Based in the UAE, Selina is GoDaddy’s Vice President, International Markets, from GoDaddy’s hub in Dubai.
    Bieber is responsible for developing business strategies in new growth markets and products, where she scales and develops the solutions and operation policies and practices used by the company in these markets. She is also responsible for navigating profit and loss while working to accelerate business growth and brand equity to ensure customer centric end-to-end CX journey.
    Before joining GoDaddy, Selina headed up media relations across Europe for a large-scale energy project headquartered in the Netherlands, and spent close to seven years managing the marketing-communications activities for a range of foreign clients including Facebook, VeriSign Inc. and Euler Hermes. Prior to these roles, Selina spent several years in the infrastructure industry, overseeing marketing, PR and public affairs at the ENR listed contractor Makyol A.Ş.
    Selina grew up in Australia, studying international studies and media at the University of Adelaide before completing a Master’s Degree in Political Science at Boğaziçi University. She also holds a CIM Level 6 Diploma in Professional Marketing.

Tarek El Kady
  • Tarek El Kady
  • Founder and chairman
  • Founder and chairman
  • Investors of the Med..
  • Investors of the Mediterranean
  • 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

Fady Ramzy
  • Fady Ramzy
  • Online Marketing & P..
  • Online Marketing & Personal Branding Consultant - AUC Adjunct Faculty
  • Solopreneur
  • Solopreneur
  • Fady is an independent consultant and instructor for online marketing, digital communications, and personal branding, with over 25 years of international experience.

    Fady is an adjunct faculty at the American University in Cairo School of Global Affairs & public policy, teaching several interactive media and social networks topics.

    He is also a professional trainer & consultant, working with several international entities like Thomson Reuters Foundation, Google, Facebook, EU delegations, ILO, UNFPA, ICRC, GIZ, Leeds University, Goethe Institute, and many more.

    He was the co-founder and CEO of InsideOut.Today, the regional R&D hub for the Italian group Insideout10 focuses on new media technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning, semantic web, mobile innovations, and digital media delivery platforms.

    Fady is an international speaker and media figure who spoke at several conferences between Cairo, Rome, Dubai, Sharjah, Riyadh, Manama, Tunis, Kuwait, Nairobi, and others.

    Fady has regular media appearances on SkyNews Arabia, DW Arabic, Alsharq TV, AlArabiya TV, Monte Carlo Radio, and many others. His vision and experience are also regularly featured in Reuters, Vice, Independent Arabia, Scientific America, and others.

Akmal El Hak
  • Akmal El Hak
  • Agri Tec Expert
  • Agri Tec Expert
  • Financial Advisor
  • Financial Advisor
  • An active financial Expert with Agricultural intensive experience

Magdy Shehata
  • Magdy Shehata
  • Founder and CEO
  • Founder and CEO
  • Söderhub
  • Söderhub
  • Magdy Shehata is an active angel investor, a mentor, and a serial entrepreneur.

    Magdy founded Söderhub, a company that connects Nordic businesses with tech talent in Egypt through remote teams. Magdy is also the CEO and Co-founder of FunRock, a Swedish mobile gaming company, and the Vice President and Co-founder of Fragbite Group, a publicly traded company since 2021 focusing on M&A in gaming and e-sports.

    He is an active angel investor and a mentor to several startups in Europe and the MENA region, and he is a member of the Swedish Institute Network for Future Global Leaders (NFGL) and Alexandria Angels Network.

    He is a PhD candidate in Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm. He holds an MSc in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management from the KTH and a BSc in Computer Engineering from Pharos University.

Islam Saadany
  • Islam Saadany
  • MD & Strategy Consul..
  • MD & Strategy Consultant
  • Forefront Consulting
  • Forefront Consulting
  • Islam Saadany is an Expert Strategy Consultant with 10+ years of experience in Management Consulting, Strategy, Organizational Development & Training working with 30+ companies with various sizes ranging from Multinationals, Large Local Corporates, SME, Scaleups & Startups operating in 20+ industries.

    Within his role as a Managing Director & Strategy Consultant @Forefront Consulting, Islam works side by side with business owners and top-level management on the formulation and implementation of the businesses' strategic plans.

Samar Ibrahim
  • Samar Ibrahim
  • Program Manager
  • Program Manager
  • Kemtix
  • Kemtix
  • I am delighted to introduce myself as Samar Ibrahim, a seasoned entrepreneur with a passion for fostering innovation and guiding aspiring business leaders towards success. With a diverse background in entrepreneurship, investment, and business development.
    My entrepreneurial journey began in 2017 when I founded Ma3mol Yadawy, an e-commerce platform dedicated to promoting and selling handmade products. This venture not only enabled me to dive into the intricacies of e-commerce but also showcased my commitment to supporting local artisans and creators.
    In 2019, I expanded my entrepreneurial horizons by establishing a logistics and shipping company, a strategic move that was driven by the desire to address a significant gap in the market. Through this venture, I gained valuable insights into supply chain management, operational efficiency, and strategic partnerships.
    As my journey evolved, so did my focus. In 2022, I transitioned into the realms of fundraising and investment. Serving as an Investment Associate at Edventures VC, I had the privilege of exploring investment opportunities, evaluating startups, and contributing to the growth of promising ventures.
    Moreover, I have been an avid mentor to numerous startups across diverse sectors. Collaborating with esteemed incubators like Edventures, Biocluster, Nile University, Naseej, Cultiv, and Fanni Mobtaker by USAID, I have had the opportunity to deliver impactful mentoring sessions to startups and trainees.
    Currently, I am honored to hold the position of Incubation Program Manager at Bio cluster Helwan University, as well Program Manager at PTS holdings.

Islam Shawky
  • Islam Shawky
  • Co-founder and Chief..
  • Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer
  • Paymob
  • Paymob
  • Islam is the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Paymob. While earning his B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering at the American University in Cairo (AUC), Islam co-founded Paymob in 2015 as a payments facilitator to fill the gap in digital payments in Egypt. He has led the transformation of the company from startup to scaleup, and today Paymob processes millions of transactions worth billions of dollars each year. Islam's vision to build the infrastructure that powers the digital economy guides the company as it expands across the MENA region and beyond. 


    Under Islam's leadership, Paymob secured a total investment of $68.5 million from regional and global investors including PayPal Ventures, Kora Capital, Clay Point Capital, Global Ventures, FMO, A15 and Nclude. 


    Islam is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (TIEC) and is passionate about building innovative, enterprise technologies that drive financial inclusion in the MENA region.

      

    Islam was recognized as a game changer by Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2021 and named an Endeavor Entrepreneur in 2022. 


Radwa El Amir
  • Radwa El Amir
  • Marketing & PR Manag..
  • Marketing & PR Manager - Founding team member
  • Mozare3
  • Mozare3
  • A social enterprise thrive who worked in fields of communications, development, community engagement, capacity building training, financial and gender inclusion. Radwa helps organizations to create a solid network of stakeholders, partners and community servicers to maintain sustainable business lines and impactful work

Galal Zaki
  • Galal Zaki
  • Integrated Marketing..
  • Integrated Marketing Communication Executive Consultant
  • Galal Zaki is a Certified Arfeen Khan Incredible You Coach and a leading expert in Integrated Marketing Communications, with extensive experience in public education projects, corporate advertising and public relations campaigns, government programs and privatization communication. Mr. Zaki brings a wealth of local, regional and international experience.

    During the past 3 years Mr Zaki also won 61 eToastmasters Table Topic Public Speaking Awards

    While serving as Accreditation Officer of the International Advertising Association (IAA) Diploma for the Middle East Mr Zaki accredited the American University in Cairo and taught undergraduate and graduate courses in advertising and PR there. Mr Zaki also taught Integrated Marketing Communication at Cairo University, the International Academy for Modern Sciences (IAMS) and the University of Modern Sciences and Arts (MSA).

Hisham Arafat Shehata
  • Hisham Arafat Shehata
  • Industry Practices D..
  • Industry Practices Director / Executive Advisor
  • Nile University
  • Nile University
  • Executive Technology Advisor, Master Principal Solutions Architect, Lean Agile Practices/Programs Director, Research & Development Engineer / Data Scientist, possesses over 26 years of professional engineering and information technology hands-on experience in leadership, technical and consulting roles with past 12 years focus on Data-Driven Digital Transformation Implementation leveraging data science, AI, IoT, cloud-native and data engineering at scale. Conducted dozens of solid engagements to key customers in 50+ countries across Middle East, Africa, Far East, Europe, South America and USA applying enterprise class industry practices, applications and technologies. Provided consulting, mentoring and expertise in digital business-technology to 35+ startups turning innovation into solid running business. Experience and background in different industries including Engineering & Construction, Industrial Manufacturing, Automotive, Oil & Gas, Utilities, Retail & Distribution, Supply Chain & Logistics, Financial Services, Transportation, Telecom, Government/PS/NGOs, Agriculture, Healthcare.

Nourhan Moaz
  • Nourhan Moaz
  • Creative Director
  • Creative Director
  • FP7McCann Cairo
  • FP7McCann Cairo
  • Nourhan is an award winning creative director with an immense portfolio in advertising that includes work for Nescafe, Etisalat, McDonalds, and Egyptian governmental brands to name a few. Many of her ads are unforgettable for how they created memes and conversations on social media like the campaigns of ValU Ramadan ’23, Nescafe قهوة الطالب المصري and Etisalat Hekaya.

Ahmed Emad
  • Ahmed Emad
  • Brand Strategist - M..
  • Brand Strategist - Marketing Professor
  • An advertising and communications professional; turned university professor with over 17 years of advertising, communication and marketing experience across different categories in key Middle East Africa markets.


    Ahmed graduated with a BBA degree from the American University in Cairo and has assumed different leadership positions within multinational agencies and corporations.


    An avid social media fanatic, blogger and Youtube show host, Ahmed has a special passion for Egyptian insights and talent.

    Catch him online @3omdaz, in-office, in-class, on set, or if you can!

Amir Barsoum
  • Amir Barsoum
  • Founder & CEO
  • Founder & CEO
  • Vezeeta
  • Vezeeta
  • Amir Barsoum is an entrepreneur, a business magnate, a start-ups angel investor & mentor, and an entrepreneurship thought leader.

    He is the Founder and CEO of Vezeeta, the health-tech champion in emerging markets and is recognized as one of Fortune’s 40 under 40 global healthcare leaders.
    Vezeeta has raised $ 90 Mn and today, it is a Profitable Scale-up with more than 500 employees transacting close to $50 Mn worth of healthcare transactions while operating in 5 countries in Middle East and Africa.

    He continues to advocate for entrepreneurship as a thought leader and a member of prestigious international institutions such as Bloomberg Health Council, Forbes Business Council, Endeavor, MIT Legatum Centre (Boston), and is also a founding member of the Africa Business Leaders Coalition. He also sits on Endeavor Egypt Board.

    Today, Amir continues to be a part of the greater business community as an active angel investor and mentor for start-ups around the globe. He currently sits on the Board of two tech start-ups in Los Angeles USA and Düsseldorf Germany. He is also an Investor at Moonbase Capital Search fund in Spain and sits on its investment committee.

    Recently, Amir has taken interest in corporate sustainability and became an active participant in the UN Global Compact that aims towards principles-based businesses in areas such as human rights, labor and environment.

    Amir is a pharmacist by education and holds an MBA from MIT Sloan.

Gillan Shaaban
  • Gillan Shaaban
  • CCO
  • CCO
  • Paymob
  • Paymob
  • Gillan is the Chief Commercial Officer of Paymob. She joined Paymob in 2018 and leads several growth and business tracks including the commercial, sales, marketing, and partnerships teams. She has been integral to growing Paymob's merchant network from 100 merchants to serving over 250,000 businesses since she joined the company. 


    Prior to 
    Paymob, Gillan held several technology, strategy, and commercial positions at Vodafone Egypt for eight years. In her last role at the telecom giant, Gillan led marketing acquisition for SMEs. 

     

    Gillan holds a B.Sc. in Communications Engineering from Ain Shams University. She is passionate about fueling SME growth in the digital economy by making the latest financial technologies readily accessible in MENAP.


Mohamed ElKamel
  • Mohamed ElKamel
  • Managing Partner
  • Managing Partner
  • SIEC
  • SIEC
  • Mohamed El-Kamel is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Social Impact and Entrepreneurship Consulting (SIEC, Ltd.). He started his career as an electromechanical consulting engineer, working on air-conditioning, firefighting, and plumbing system design and implementation supervision, after earning his BSc in Mechanical Power Engineering from Cairo University. He also received his MBA in strategy and financial control from the German University in Cairo.
    Driven by his passion to social entrepreneurship and economic development, he joined the civil society, leading different programs working on labor market access, career, and entrepreneurship development programs, as well as launching the micro-financing, business development services.
    Kamel worked with different engineering and management consulting companies such as EBP Schweiz AG, Mott McDonald, Abt Associates, NSCE, CEEG Consulting Engineers, and Ideal Group Consulting. In addition, he served as a consultant for different programs funded by international organizations such as SDC, USAID, GIZ, World Bank, UNDP, UNIDO, IOM, IYF, Oxfam GB, and Handicap International.

Abdelrahman Selim
  • Abdelrahman Selim
  • Co-Founder & CEO
  • Co-Founder & CEO
  • 2oolameme
  • 2oolameme
  • Abdelrahman Selim is the CEO and co-founder of the company behind Egypt's best-selling games, 2oolameme. He formerly worked as an investment analyst.

Hania Tarek
  • Hania Tarek
  • Program Manager
  • Program Manager
  • Plug and Play Tech C..
  • Plug and Play Tech Centre
  • Program Manager at Plug and Play Tech Centre for Egypt's Smart Cities Innovation Hub. Hania has previous experience in running the business incubator Orange Corners Upper Egypt in Assiut that was aiming to support Egyptian youth to start their own sustainable busineses. She was also a Youth Taskforce Member for Road Safety under the World Health Organisation. She has a passion for social development, sustainability and innovation and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the American University in Cairo with a minor in Community Development.

Christine Arab
  • Christine Arab
  • Country Representati..
  • Country Representative
  • UN Women
  • UN Women
  • Ms. Christine Arab, Country Representative - UN Women Egypt Country Office
    Christine Arab has worked on gender equality and women’s human rights in the UN System for over 20 years. Ms. Arab began her career with UN Women in 1998 in Jordan, and has worked in the Arab States, Asia and the Pacific, the Balkans, the Caucasus and the Caribbean.

    Prior to her appointment in Egypt, Ms. Arab has twice served as UN Women Country Representative - with the UN Women Caribbean Multi-Country Office and the UN Women Albania Country Office. Ms. Arab was the UN Women Chief of the Asia-Pacific Section at HQ, and served as an advisor on the UN Women Executive Director’s Transition team when UN Women was established. Ms. Arab has headed up UN Women (formerly UNIFEM) offices in the Southern Caucasus and Afghanistan, and worked in the former sub-regional offices as a programme specialist for the Arab States, Central Europe and the Balkans, and Central Asia.

    Ms. Arab has a Master of Arts in Political Science from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada.

Karim El Mallawany
  • Karim El Mallawany
  • Head of Entrepreneur..
  • Head of Entrepreneurship Services
  • EGBANK
  • EGBANK
  • Karim Mallawany works at EGBANK as Head of Entrepreneurship Services. He worked with more than 400 startups in the field of business development, strategic planning and market design strategy. He received his Bachelor degree in Economics from The American University in Cairo. He is interested in business development, Startup growth, people performance increasing impact in the non-for profit organizations. Monitoring and evaluation, knowledge management, operation management, and needs assessment, with exceptional planning and implementation capabilities.

Hassan Fikry
  • Hassan Fikry
  • Managing Director
  • Managing Director
  • DABS
  • DABS
  • Hasan is a 2003 graduate from School of Architecture Cairo University, and CPM certified From the ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers), In 2008 he founded DABS EGYPT alongside his partner Ahmed Mansour.

May Mahmoud
  • May Mahmoud
  • Director of Women Bu..
  • Director of Women Business Development Center
  • National Council for..
  • National Council for Women
  • May Mahmoud is the head of Women Business Development Center (WBDC); the economic arm of the Egyptian National Council for Women (NCW). She works with passion in the field of development since her graduation from the Faculty of Economics in year 2000. Her direct communication with marginalized women provided her with valuable insights about women’s needs and challenges. Finding solutions to these challenges is met through her engagement in the field of development and her continuous learning. She earned certifications in project management, value chain development, monitoring and evaluation to enrich her knowledge.

    She earned an honor degree for her master’s on “Economics in International Development” from the American University in Cairo and achieved two certifications for achievements and dedication from NCW’s President.

    She has a strong belief that people who earned good job and education has an obligation to use that gift to serve others.

Mahmoud Zohairy
  • Mahmoud Zohairy
  • Managing Partner
  • Managing Partner
  • Camel Ventures
  • Camel Ventures
  • Prior to Camel Ventures, Mahmoud El-Zohairy has been the Managing Director of EFG-EV Fintech. He worked on establishing the company from initiation in late 2017 as Egypt’s first Fintech focused investment company to growing its portfolio to the largest Fintech portfolio in Egypt through a unique hybrid approach of investment that caters for different growth stages of startups in the sector.


    Before joining EFG-EV Fintech, Mahmoud worked as a Senior Economist at the Minister of Investment and International Cooperation’s office, before that he was Project Manager at Finbi, a finance and banking consulting firm. He worked on many verticals of Egypt’s Economic Reform program, establishing Egypt Entrepreneurship Platform (Fekretak Sherketak), setting up Egypt Ventures (a Government backed VC fund), Falak Startups, providing technical assistance and guidance to numerous startups along the way. He also worked on analyzing financial performance of MFIs, providing technical assistance to the Credit Guarantee Company (CGC), formulating strategies for change management. Mahmoud has more than 12 years of work experience in Strategic Planning and Implementation, Finance, Economic Research and International Economic Development.


    Mahmoud holds an MBA from Herriot Watt University, Edinburgh, passed his level 1 CFA examination and graduated the Oxford University Fintech program.

Ahmed Rashad
  • Ahmed Rashad
  • Management consultan..
  • Management consultant and founder
  • Business belarabi
  • Business belarabi
  • Management consultant and executive coach and founder of business بالعربي podcast and platform

Ameer Sherif
  • Ameer Sherif
  • Founder and Chairman
  • Founder and Chairman
  • BasharSoft / Wuzzuf
  • BasharSoft / Wuzzuf
  • 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 successfully hire more than 1 MILLION people.

    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 sits on multiple boards, including ITIDA, the executive arm of the Ministry of ICT in Egypt, to help in setting strategies from for Egypt on entrepreneurship and innovation.

    Ameer is also a Partner with Khwarizmi Ventures, a $70m early stage VC fund investing across the MENA region. The fund has made 30+ investments in FinTech, Logistics, E-commerce, SaaS, Marketplaces, and more verticals.

    Ameer holds a MSc degree in Computer Engineering and BSc in Electronics 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.

Hania Tolba
  • Hania Tolba
  • VP Global Accounts &..
  • VP Global Accounts & Partners
  • Cequens
  • Cequens
  • VP Global Accounts & Partners
    A seasoned Software & Cloud Sales professional with over 30 years of experience, Hania brings a wealth of knowledge and insight to CEQUENS as VP of Global Accounts & Partners. Driven to facilitate seamless first contact resolution and increase customer loyalty, Hania’s celebrated track record in managing large corporate accounts and establishing strong relationships with C-level customers has helped catapult CEQUENS to regional success.
    Prior to joining CEQUENS in 2014, Hania’s impressive career included 20 years in various leadership roles at AT&T including Route Management Director, where she handled all carrier relations for voice across a multitude of countries including Europe, Africa, and Asia.
    Her Experience spans across IT (Telco), ICT & Security solutions, Cybersecurity services, and other products/sectors. She is currently involved in setting up new business units, in addition to managing CEQUENS’ existing business unit operations.
    Hania holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electronics Engineering from Cairo University and lives in Cairo, Egypt with her family.

Omar Elsiefy
  • Omar Elsiefy
  • MO4 Network
  • MO4 Network
  • Innovation Strategy..
  • Innovation Strategy Executive
  • I'm an innovation strategist passionate about leveraging digital solutions to transform businesses and industries. My expertise lies in developing and streamlining processes to create cutting-edge solutions that foster growth and success.

    As an Innovation Strategist, I constantly explore new avenues to enhance operational efficiency, optimize workflows, and create innovative solutions that drive growth and success. My mission is to enable organizations to embrace the digital age, maximizing their potential in today's fast-paced business landscape.

    Lots of my work revolves around experimenting with emerging technologies, leveraging their capabilities to enhance performance, drive innovation, and shape a brighter future for businesses and communities worldwide. With a deep-rooted belief in their transformative potential, I genuinely advocate for the adoption emerging technologies such as Web3 and AI, by sharing my expertise and insights as a speaker at numerous summits across the MENA region.

Mohamed El Hefnawy
  • Mohamed El Hefnawy
  • VP, Business Develop..
  • VP, Business Development & Strategy - North East Africa
  • Schneider Electric
  • Schneider Electric
  • Mohamed El Hefnawy is the Vice President for Business Development at Schneider Electric Northeast Africa and Levant. He has been a part of the Schneider Electric team for over 20 years. He began his career as a Design Engineer and held several positions ultimately leading to his current role as a Vice President of the cluster. Notably, he led the DCCs project, which aimed to renovate and digitalize the Distribution and Control Centers of the Ministry of Electricity as part of its plan to make Egypt’s national grid the largest smart grid in the region.

Diaa Youssef
  • Diaa Youssef
  • Founder & CEO
  • Founder & CEO
  • AgriSoft
  • AgriSoft
  • My first passion is to promote the use of various types of technology in supporting the agricultural sector to create a qualitative shift in agriculture in Egypt and the Middle East.
    PhD holder in agricultural sciences & MBA
    Founder & CEO @AgriSoft
    Founder & AgriDB & AgriCash

Sara El Barkouki
  • Sara El Barkouki
  • Head of Business Ent..
  • Head of Business Entrepreneurship Support
  • ITIDA - TIEC
  • ITIDA - TIEC
  • Sara the Head of Business Entrepreneurship Support at TIEC with more than 18+ years of experience in the ICT sector, Sara contributed in ITIDA|TIEC strategy for entrepreneurship in cooperation with Deloitte & USAID.
    She is also experienced in designing strategic programs serving access to the market locally and internationally & access to talent pillar. Sara empowers early-stage startups & entrepreneurs in ICT sector in Egypt, providing them opportunities to grow and expand their businesses via several programs. Sara enriches and strengthens the relationship with key partners in the ICT sector to avail the opportunities for entrepreneurs and startups to benefit from the Key players' services.

    At ITIDA Sara also has a proven record of successful relationship management with Foreign Direct Investors “FDIs” in the ICT sector, support in business expansion and job opportunities creation, in addition to managing talent development programs and initiatives focusing on maximizing employees’ skills and performance to enhance the efficiency of work environment & productivity in ICT sector.

Hany Ayaad
  • Hany Ayaad
  • Assistant Professor..
  • Assistant Professor and Vice Dean
  • AAST
  • AAST
  • Dr. Hany is an accomplished expert in entrepreneurship, logistics, and supply chain management. With extensive experience in academia and industry, he is highly regarded as a leading authority in the field. Dr. Hany holds a Ph.D. in Green Supply Chain Management from Strathclyde University, UK, and is currently serving as the Associate Dean for Student Affairs at the prestigious Arab Academy for Science Technology and Maritime Transport (AAST).

    Dr. Hany's expertise lies in providing entrepreneurship consultancy and training services. He possesses a deep understanding of sustainable business practices and their integration into supply chain operations. His profound insights into operational efficiency, strategic planning, and green supply chain management have helped numerous startups and businesses achieve growth and success.

Akhlad Alabhar
  • Akhlad Alabhar
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • Egrobots
  • Egrobots
  • Akhlad Alabhar founded Egrobots, a leading Agritech startup in Egypt and the UAE. With over 12 years of experience in data management and AI applications, Akhlad channels his vast expertise into driving innovation at Egrobots.

    The platform is designed to revolutionize the farming industry by enabling sustainable practices. It empowers farmers to increase their yield using fewer resources, thus addressing food security challenges while enhancing sustainability. As an AI and data analytics expert, Akhlad Alabhar is devoted to harnessing technology's potential to create significant and enduring change in the agricultural sector.

Khaled Radi
  • Khaled Radi
  • Chief Operations Off..
  • Chief Operations Officer
  • Mozare3
  • Mozare3
  • Khaled Radi, founder & owner of Radi Farms. He’s the third generation of a livestock & breeding industrial family, with more than 30 years’ experience in farming business, poultry, production operations and supply chain.

    As a passionate entrepreneur, Radi has joined Mozare3 as Chief Operations Officer to advance agriculture operations and food processing to introduce a high-quality local production for different buyers and better income & employment opportunities for agriculture sector.

    Radi is keen on supporting technology adoption and financial inclusion across the supply chain to enhance farmers’ experience and their income.

Diana Eldaba
  • Diana Eldaba
  • Executive Producer
  • Executive Producer
  • El Forsa Show
  • El Forsa Show

Ibrahim Torih
  • Ibrahim Torih
  • Co-Founder
  • Co-Founder
  • Top-crops
  • Top-crops
  • With 20 years of marketing and advertising experience across various industries, including a strong background in international trade, Ibrahim Torih brings valuable expertise. As a co-founder and CMO, his leadership is backed by an MBA and DBA.

Mina Shawky
  • Mina Shawky
  • CEO and Co-founder
  • CEO and Co-founder
  • CliniDo
  • CliniDo
  • Cofounder and CEO of CliniDo
    A HealthTech Entrepreneur who is passionate about solving the problems of the healthcare sector in Egypt.
    He has several years of experience in multiple positions in the field of Marketing, Product Management, Business Modeling and Strategic Management in several industries pharma industry, Fintech industry and HealthTech industry.
    He is a pharmacist with a Master in Business Administration.

Khalid Yasser
  • Khalid Yasser
  • Freelancer
  • Freelancer
  • PTS Holding
  • PTS Holding
  • Freelance “Design thinking” & "Innovation" Trainer
    worked with (Care Egypt, shell Egypt, Aspire , Injaz Misr, Nahdet Elmahrousa, Yalla dealz, Leadership Factory).
    Trained +7000 trainees all over Egypt

    - Certified Life coach and NLP Practitioner

    - Former Incubators' Advisor @ SSA (USAID project)

    - Former Startups Associate @EdVentures VC

    - Former founder @Albeit for training & development.

    - Selected in "RISE for change" (By UNIDO) among 24 social entrepreneurs from Mediterranean countries.

    - Video content creator on youtube

    - 1st place winner in "zizinia" competition for creative media ideas in 2014

Abir Leheta
  • Abir Leheta
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • Egytrans
  • Egytrans
  • Chief Executive Officer, Egytrans

    Abir Leheta was elected as Chairman and CEO of Egytrans, the leading national transport and logistics provider, in 2015, thereby becoming the first woman to occupy this position in the 50-year history of the company. She has continued in the position of Chief Executive Officer of the company since April 2022 with the implementation of corporate governance best practices separating board and executive leadership roles. Abir is also a Non-Executive Board Member of Alexandria Container and Cargo Handling Co. (ACCH).
    Recognized by Forbes as one of the Middle East’s 100 Power Businesswomen in 2020 and again in 2023, Abir’s record of transformative leadership is demonstrated through successfully implementing programs and services that have significantly changed the company. Under her leadership, Egytrans continues to grow, with the aim of building a transnational Transport and Logistics enterprise recognized within the region.
    Abir Leheta dedicates significant time to civic organizations and is a vocal advocate of women’s empowerment. She is Vice Chair of the Transport Committee at the Egyptian Businessmen’s Association (EBA), Co-chair of the Transport Committee at AmCham Egypt and Chair of the Transport Committee of the Egyptian African Businessmen’s Association (EABA). She is also Board Treasurer of the Global Compact Network Egypt, the local chapter of the UN Global Compact and Co-Chair of the American University in Cairo Executive Education Advisory Council.
    Abir holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science with a Minor in Business Administration from the American University in Cairo. She later went on to attain accreditations in a number of areas including certifications in Quality and Organizational Excellence from the American Society for Quality (ASQ), Risk Management from the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) and Board Director and Chief Executive Officer Certification from the Egyptian Institute of Directors (EIoD).

Amira Swilam
  • Amira Swilam
  • Fund Operations Mana..
  • Fund Operations Manager
  • Den Venture Capital
  • Den Venture Capital
  • Fund Operations Manager at DEN VC
    Amira has a great deal of experience in managing multiple acceleration and incubation programs like 17 Goals program with the United Nations in Egypt, and Startup Reactor program at Innoventures. She developed several business partnerships with investors, the private sector, and public sectors to support thousands of Egyptian startups to scale and succeed. She also has worked on designing and running mega-events in Egypt and UAE like Egypt Career Summit, TIP UAE, and Freelance Job Fair.
    Amira has an entrepreneurial spirit; she was a Co-founder at Freelance Yard, where she supported 10k+ freelancers and entrepreneurs through training sessions and events’ content plans. She holds an MBA degree in marketing management from the University of Pennsylvania and obtained Venture Capital Diploma from the AUC. Her passion & contributions always capitalize on youth development and startups' growth journeys that have a real impact on the world.

Khaled El-Sayed
  • Khaled El-Sayed
  • Co-founder & Managin..
  • Co-founder & Managing Director
  • Synerjies Center for..
  • Synerjies Center for International and Strategic Studies
  • Khaled El-Sayed is the co-founder and managing director of ‘Synerjies Center for International & Strategic Studies’, the first of its kind private sector think-tank in the Middle East, consulting in the fields of research & public policy innovation. He is also an advisor to the League of Arab States on Sustainable Development, and a seasoned professional executive with over 18 years of experience in working with multinational companies and governments on strategy setting, inclusive sustainable development, behavioral insights, digital transformation, and Innovation.
    As an entrepreneur who believes in the ability to drive impact and change in the sphere of public policy and international relations, Khaled has spent years piloting new ideas to drive innovation on the macro level. Under his leadership, Synerjies became a trusted partner for governments & key development organizations and other stake holders in the Mena region. All this while working under the motto: “Private effort for Public Good”. Conducting its business as a social enterprise, Synerjies has had numerous successes that have directly and indirectly affected hundreds of thousands of lives by enabling policy makers take better decisions and drive higher impact of public investments and private sector contributions.
    Well-versed in the nexus of ‘sustainability-innovation’, he has many contributions, writings and articles in both news as well as forums and events, he also co-authored the chapter on “Science, Technology, Innovation & Digitization” in the landmark report “Financing Sustainable Development in Egypt” published by the League of Arab States in 2021.

Mohamed Kholief
  • Mohamed Kholief
  • Deputy, Digital Cult..
  • Deputy, Digital Culture Committee
  • Ministry of Culture
  • Ministry of Culture
  • With over two decades of experience, Mohamed is a Senior Innovation and Digital Transformation Consultant who thrives at the fascinating intersection of technology and culture. He serves as Deputy for the Digital Culture Committee within Egypt's Supreme Council for Culture, actively contributing to the nation's digital culture strategies.
    Mohamed's deep commitment to fostering positive technological change shines through his role as the founder of the Arab Social Innovation Initiative. As a certified consultant specializing in digitalization projects, he brings a unique and invaluable skill set to the forefront.
    His journey includes advising startups and SMEs and successfully executing impactful strategic projects for international organizations and donors. Through these experiences, Mohamed has been pivotal in driving transformative digital initiatives, turning Egypt into a thriving hub of innovation and startups.

Hend Gelgel
  • Hend Gelgel
  • Strategic Partnershi..
  • Strategic Partnerships Director
  • Synerjies
  • Synerjies
  • Hend is the Strategic Partnerships Director at Synerjies. An educator at heart, Hend holds a master’s degree in education, Public Policy, and Equity from the University of Glasgow in the UK and a Certificate of Professional Certified Trainer (PCT) from the American University in Cairo. She has extensive experience with multiple high-profile posts, publicly and privately, including being Head of Educational Excellence at Noon Academy. Prior to that, Hend was the appointed advisor of national projects and teachers’ affairs to the Minister of Education and Technical Education. She also held the position of Head of Business Development of the Innovation Hub at the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development.
    Being a purpose driven human being, Hend tackles business matters, professional discussions and challenging topics from a human capital lens and capabilities' development perspective with keenness to unveil the psychological effect on human behavior.

Ahmed Mansour
  • Ahmed Mansour
  • Secretary General
  • Secretary General
  • Egypt Post
  • Egypt Post
  • - Secretary General - Egypt Post
    - Chairman for Eglobal
    - Member of the Board of Advisors Challenge Group
    - Member of the Board of Advisors The D. GmbH
    - Member of FRA FinTech committee
    - Member of Insurance Federation digital transformation committee
    - Member Board of Trustees iRead
    - Board Member CityClub-Company
    - Former Senior Vise President & CIO for ABK Bank
    - Head of Digital Channels Regulations & Integration Department Central Bank Of Egypt.
    - Blockchain Expert, Central Bank Of Egypt.
    - Head of the Financial Sector Blockchain Task Force.
    - Author - Keynote Speaker - University Professor

    Holding Certificate of:
    - DBA in FinTech, MBA in Financial Management, Project Management, TOGAF, ITIL, Leadership & Decision Making (Frankfurt School of Finance & Management).
    - Professional accreditations & trainings ,certified from Hong Kong University for FinTech & Blockchain.
    - Certified Blockchain Expert.
    - System Administration, System Solution Design, Future Leaders Program (FLP Alumni of 2016).
    - Professional Trainer and Instructor at the American University in Cairo “AUC”, Egyptian Universities, Egyptian Banking Institute “EBI”, IBM, Global Knowledge and Jupiter.
    - FinTech, Blockchain, Service Integration & Digital Transformation Consultant.
    Former Member Of:
    - The FinTech Task Force Group, CBE
    - Cryptocurrency Task Force, CBE
    - Digital Fiat Currency Task Force, CBE
    - National FinTech Strategy Task Force, CBE

Samira Negm
  • Samira Negm
  • Co-Founder
  • Co-Founder
  • WEN
  • WEN
  • Samira Negm is a Tech Visionary, Social Entrepreneur, and Empowerment Advocate
    Samira has 14+ years of multinational experience in the technology sector (Egypt, Germany).
    Samira Built 2 Tech startups in male-dominated industries.
    Samira is an MBA holder, and she studied entrepreneurship in INSEAD
    Samira was the Mathematics Olympics Champion in Egypt.
    Also a Cartier MENA Women’s Award winner.
    She launched ANTY to help more women work in technology.
    She took part in events around the world to inspire and empower women, sharing her insights and experiences to foster gender inclusivity in the tech sector.
    She also supports women via training, mentorship & coaching.
    She is the founder of Raye7, and a founding member of WEN, the women entrepreneurship network of networks in Egypt.

Ahmed Talaat
  • Ahmed Talaat
  • CTO
  • CTO
  • Mozare3
  • Mozare3
  • Ahmed Talaat has more 18 years of experience in the software industry where he played pivotal roles in building large-scale enterprise solutions and leading large cross-functional teams. Talaat is now the CTO of Mozare3 one of the leading companies in AgriTech and disrupting the Agriculture & Fintech scenes in Egypt.

Reham Rizk
  • Reham Rizk
  • Head of Modelling an..
  • Head of Modelling and social Planning Unit and Director of the Egypt Impact Lab
  • Ministry of Planning..
  • Ministry of Planning and Economic Development
  • I’m the Head of the Modelling and Social Planning and Development Unit and Director of the Egypt Impact Lab at the Egyptian Ministry of Planning and Economic Development and an Associate Professor of Economics in University of London at the European Universities in Egypt and in the Master’s Program in Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University. I am also an Invited Researcher at J-PAL Middle East and North Africa at AUC, and and director of the Egypt Impact Lab, a collaboration between MPED and J-PAL that aims to strengthen the effectiveness of Egypt’s poverty reduction policies by rigorously evaluating promising and innovative government programs and a Research Fellow at the Economic Research Forum. My current focus includes conducting an ongoing randomized evaluation of Unpacking Employment Support: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment with J-PAL MENA and constructing Egypt’s Multidimensional Poverty Index with the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative.

    Previously, I was an Associate Professor of Economics at the Universities of Canada in Egypt and the British University in Egypt. I was also a Research Fellow at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota and Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, University of Michigan. I also served as Senior Economist at the Tahya-Misr Fund. I received my PhD and MA in Economics from Helwan University.

    My work focuses on establishing sustainable partnerships between universities, government, and development practitioners to advance policy-driven research and foster effective planning for development initiatives promoting employment, microenterprise development, female empowerment, family development, education and health.

Yasmin Refaei
  • Yasmin Refaei
  • Corporate / IO Psych..
  • Corporate / IO Psychologist
  • O7 Therapy
  • O7 Therapy
  •  earned my MSc in Organizational/Industrial psychology from The American College of Greece. As well as a bachelor’s degree from the American University of Cairo with a minor in educational studies. I also trained as a career counselor during my studies abroad, working closely with clients trying to identify their strengths and weaknesses as well as researching career possibilities, and job openings, guiding them to make a career shift or get a promotion. I also work with clients identifying possible work-related issues that could arise such as stress, low morale, low motivation, lack of engagement, and burnout. Additionally, I have experience with negotiation and conflict resolution, different personality types at work, diversity and inclusion in the workplace as well as employee mental health and wellbeing interventions.

    During my experience in the HR world, I was able to effectively apply principles of psychology to personnel, administration, management, and human resource problems as well as selecting, developing, and retaining talent.

    I think it is essential, especially after the pandemic that we start emphasizing the importance of mental health in the workplace and improving the overall well-being of employees.

Mohamed El Nagar
  • Mohamed El Nagar
  • Content Creator/Stre..
  • Content Creator/Streamer
  • Twitch / Trovo
  • Twitch / Trovo
  • 5 years streamer and content creator

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.

Ahmed Essam Seoudy
  • Ahmed Essam Seoudy
  • Group Head of Produc..
  • Group Head of Product Development
  • Valu
  • Valu
  • joined ValU on July 2021 as Group Head of products development with comprehensive experience / exposure in retail banking, product development, Sales, channels management & customer service.
    He has over 17 years of experience in banking sector. He started working for Citi Bank Egypt then he moved to Barclays early in 2007 in the period of the bank huge expand in the Egyptian market , Late In 2009, he moved to Mashreq Bank in its early start in Egypt as Business Development Manager responsible for all personal loans channels, in December 2015 he moved to Audi Bank Egypt for 5 years journey managing many roles started as head of payroll segment responsible for the growth of the business from all aspects including logistics, then Head of Cards Portfolio, Acquisition & loyalty and ended as Head of assets products & very small business loans
    In May 2020, he made his last move before joining ValU as Head of Assets products, Mortgage & governmental loans in Banque du caire managing a portfolio exceeding 33 billion EGP

Ahmed Zaki
  • Ahmed Zaki
  • Director of Strategy..
  • Director of Strategy and Business Development
  • MDI (Misr Digital In..
  • MDI (Misr Digital Innovation)
  • Ahmed Zaki is the Director of Strategy & Business Development at Misr Digital Innovation (MDI), and one of the co-founders of the entity that aims to become Egypt’s first Digital Native Bank. Zaki plays an instrumental role in setting key strategic directions for MDI, Ahmed also oversees the business development scope, where strategic alliances are created, and new business lines are added to enrich the portfolio of propositions.

    Prior to joining MDI, Zaki gained over 20 years of experience on a journey to impact and enhance the lives of customers in several industries including telecommunication, retail, and banking, where he drove successful brands and value propositions that disrupted the Egyptian market including the likes of Orange Egypt (and Mobinil), Carrefour and MIBank.

    Zaki holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce and a master’s degree in business administration.

Hazem Hilal
  • Hazem Hilal
  • Founder
  • Founder
  • Potentializer
  • Potentializer
  • With nearly 20 years of experience, Hazem Helal led the creation & execution of several commercial strategies in different multinational and regional companies, including “Procter & Gamble” (2004-2016) where he served in the role of Commercial Director in Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan & Iraq. Following P&G, He became the Managing Partner of out of z box (2016-2018), for Middle East & Africa, consulting CEOs of top multinational and regional companies on strategy & communication. Hazem later-on shifted career to real-estate, and joined “Mountain View” as the company’s Commercial Director (2018-2022).

    Starting 2023, Hazem Helal founded “Potentializer”, following his passion to enable businesses and organization realize their potential. In parallel, Hazem currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of “El Ahly Sports Facilities Company”, the newly created company by El Ahly Club, responsible for brining-to-life the dream of the future Ahly Stadium, in addition to other future real-estate projects to be developed by the Club of the Century.

    Hazem serves as well as an independent board-member in different public and private companies; he is a core-member in the Amcham real-estate committee, and is an angle investor and a mentor to many start-ups in Egypt.

    On a different note, pursuing his love for Chess, he founded “Zayed Chess Club”, in a step to bring together a chess community who shares the affection of the royal game.

    Hazem is a graduate of the engineering school in AUC (2003), and he is an alumni of Harvard Business School (2022)

Ahmed ElAssy
  • Ahmed ElAssy
  • Co-founder
  • Co-founder
  • Gameball
  • Gameball
  • 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 Younes
  • Mohamed Younes
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • Khazenly
  • Khazenly
  • With 15+ years of experience in Sales, Marketing and Commercial roles in different technologies including Cloud Solutions, AI and Infrastructure across multiple industries such as Telco and Banking at several Multinational companies such as IBM & Huawei. This is allowing him to lead with hands-on experience on how to build and grow Khazenly.

Islam Abdelwahab
  • Islam Abdelwahab
  • Founder
  • Founder
  • Wisely Wellness
  • Wisely Wellness
  • Islam Abdelwahab, Founder at Wisely Wellness, is a health & wellness fanatic and an avid practitioner. A graduate of business, a life long learner, and a serial entrepreneure with businesses in health insurance & wellness. His companies help 100s of organizations to build healthier, happier, and more productive employees.

Adam Mowafi
  • Adam Mowafi
  • Co-Founder MO4 Netwo..
  • Co-Founder MO4 Network and CEO Botit
  • MO4 Network & Botit
  • MO4 Network & Botit

Farida Adly
  • Farida Adly
  • Head of Digital Prod..
  • Head of Digital Products | Digital Factory
  • Banque Misr
  • Banque Misr
  • Certified product management expert with 9+ years of expertise in managing digital products using scaled agile frameworks like SAFe, Scrum and Kanban for distributed and multi-cultural teams across EMEA..

    Passionate about building data-driven products along with happy teams with a balance of creativity, analytic skills and the boldness to try new things along with a growth mindset, strategic character traits and strong situational awareness. Currently reshaping how banking experience in Egypt as the head of products for the second largest bank in Egypt.

Ziad Aladdin
  • Ziad Aladdin
  • Marketing Director
  • Marketing Director
  • Paragon Developments
  • Paragon Developments
  • Marketing director/Brand strategist at Paragon developments.
    91 Brands
    11 Industries
    9 Cities around the world
    10 Billion+ Projects


    Paragon developments - Berlin Motion pictures - Beiersdorf (Nivea) - Audi - Impact Hub - Malaysia
    Ministry of finance - KSA Ministry of Tourism - Dialogue in the Dark Malaysia - Tech Startups - 10Billion+
    real estate projects (developers and construction co.)


    Education
    2023 Class of AltMBA Seth Goden
    2016 – 2018 Master of Arts in Digital Narratives IFS internationale filmschule köln, Cologne (Germany)
    2014 – 2015 Diploma Digital storytelling (Visuals) – Marvel studios LA, (USA)
    2010 – 2013 BA Hons – Arts and Architecture University of Greenwich, London (United Kingdom)

Mohamed El Damaty
  • Mohamed El Damaty
  • CEO and Vice Chairma..
  • CEO and Vice Chairman
  • Domty
  • Domty
  • Mr. El Damaty is the CEO and Vice Chairman, and brings 11 years of experience in the F&B industry to the table. He started his career in 2006 as a board member of Domty. He then became a Board Member of the Arab Agricultural Development Company, as well as a Board Member of Tatweer. He is still currently part of these boards. Mr. El Damaty graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the American University in Cairo and executive MBA fro IE university in Madrid

Hazem Ragheb
  • Hazem Ragheb
  • Senior Content Lead
  • Senior Content Lead
  • Peace Cake
  • Peace Cake
  • Known as ostaz hazem, kawkab el shar7, ba7r el 3elm and photophotoshop

Hisham Moharam
  • Hisham Moharam
  • Marketing Communicat..
  • Marketing Communications Manager
  • PaySky
  • PaySky
  • Hisham Moharam is a marketing virtuoso known for his creative prowess and strategic acumen. He began his career in advertising, swiftly rising through prestigious agencies and working with multinational clients in tech, FMCG, and real estate. Transitioning to digital media, he became a certified Meta Media Buying professional, handling multinational brands.
    His career pinnacle came as Digital Marketing Manager at Realme, where he transformed the brand's digital presence, earning recognition as one of Africa's most engaging Instagram accounts. Promoted to Marketing Manager, he led the successful launch of over 15 mobiles and tech products. Currently, as Marketing Communications Manager at Yalla Super App, he oversees brand communication, contributing to the startup's growth.
    Hisham's journey exemplifies the power of creativity, strategy, and unwavering commitment in the dynamic realm of marketing, making him a notable force in the industry.

Yusuf Fahmy
  • Yusuf Fahmy
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • Conix.ai
  • Conix.ai
  • Yusuf Fahmy is a seasoned architect with a specialization in evolutionary computation. He attained his Master's Degree in Advanced Design and Digital Architecture from a prominent institution in Spain. With an extensive professional journey, he has actively contributed to diverse architectural projects and ventures spanning various magnitudes across Egypt, Spain, Malaysia, UAE, KSA, and Turkey. His portfolio boasts an impressive array of substantial global undertakings, ranging from modest bungalows to expansive new urban developments.

    His innovative touch has graced diverse domains, including hospitals across Asia, luxurious hotels, and multifunctional edifices, including billion-dollar projects.

    His work has left an indelible mark in Malaysia, Maldives, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Turkey, and Egypt.

    Yusuf adorns two distinct professional hats: that of an astute entrepreneur and visionary architect.
    As the founder of two thriving startups, Naseej and CONIX.AI, he has exhibited an enterprising spirit that complements his architectural prowess.
    With a career distinguished by transcending borders, he stands as a testament to global architectural proficiency.

Ebrahem Anwar
  • Ebrahem Anwar
  • CEO & Co-founder of..
  • CEO & Co-founder of Elmawkaa
  • El-Mawkaa
  • El-Mawkaa
  • Serial entrepreneur, with 12 years of experience in business development,
    CEO & Co-founder of Elmawkaa Company LLC one of the best-growing startups in the construction industry in Egypt.
    Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and Diploma in Programming from ITI, "6 times founding team member, 5 times I participated in an accelerator and a business incubator, Mentor in three business incubators, Mentored over 100 startups, Twice the head of student activity",
    I worked with several businesses as a Product and Growth Manager, providing training and consultation to support their growth.

Bandar Binthwayni
  • Bandar Binthwayni
  • Partner
  • Partner
  • Legal clincs
  • Legal clincs
  • Bandar joined TLC in 2022 after the firm expanded to Riyadh, Saudi
    Arabia. As a Business Development Director and Co-Founder at Elaqat for
    Corporate Services, Bandar has been in charge of building and
    maintaining long-lasting customer relationships. He has also developed
    a good understanding of how to investigate the needs of different clients,
    with respect to their industries and work culture. From organizing the
    operations procedures for companies in KSA to negotiating with the
    relevant Saudi governmental bodies and ministries, Bandar has been in
    charge of finalizing arrangements between all involved parties in a timely
    and efficient manner that aligns with the needs and objectives of the
    clients. Bandar holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Development and
    Finance from Al Yamamah University . He is fluent in Arabic and English.

Rana Fayek
  • Rana Fayek
  • Managing Partner
  • Managing Partner
  • Joviality
  • Joviality
  • I am Rana Fayek Managing Partner at Joviality for natural beauty products. I started out my career in brand building 12 years ago after graduating from AUC with a major in Marketing Communication. I started out my career at Procter & Gamble on beauty & grooming brands in Egypt, where I fell in love with brand building.

    My mission is to make clean, natural beauty innovations that make women fall in love with themselves. Throughout the last 7 years at Joviality, I successfully grew the brand's awareness & penetration to be one of the top natural beauty brands in Egypt, as well as growing the natural beauty category in Egypt. I launched more than 80 SKU's, expanded into 10+ Sales outlets throughout Cairo & Alex. Our top selling Nail & cuticle oil has impacted thousands of customers & exploded the category of natural nail care in Egypt.

    I have a passion for building brands that truly delight users through all their senses. I am an expert in creating effective brand communication platforms that are true to the brand purpose.

    Personally, I am a naturalist myself, believing in the power of humans and nature to heal us through conscious awareness & balance. In my free time I enjoy doing yoga, dance & reading.

Ahmed Osman
  • Ahmed Osman
  • Chairman's Advisor
  • Chairman's Advisor
  • Egypt Health Authori..
  • Egypt Health Authority
  • # Chairman’s Advisor - Egypt Healthcare Authority
    # Professor of Ophthalmology, Alexandria University
    # Former Dean, Alexandria Faculty of Medicine.

Adham Ehab
  • Adham Ehab
  • Growth Manager
  • Growth Manager
  • Valu
  • Valu
  • A young growth and data professional with extensive experience in the Buy Now Pay Later and Fintech industries. Working on valU’s remarkable hyper growth for the past three years through customers and vendors while maintaining overall profitability using data driven strategies.

Mahmoud Taha
  • Mahmoud Taha
  • Chief Marketing Offi..
  • Chief Marketing Officer
  • PaySky & Yalla Super..
  • PaySky & Yalla Super App
  • Mahmoud Taha is the Chief Marketing Officer at PaySky & Yalla Super App, the disruptive digital payments platform company founded in Egypt and operating in 18 countries.
    Mahmoud is not only a seasoned marketer but also a talented content creator. He has recently established a TikTok and Instagram account called "Kol7agaMarketing," where he takes about everything marketing including marketing tutorials and case studies. His content has garnered millions of views.
    Before Joining PaySky, Taha developed a long-term work experience in Telecommunications as Head of Marketing and Spokesperson at realme. Taha led the team in realme to launch several products in the Egypt market helping the brand market share to earn 13% market share and being chosen by the key publications as the best brand for Youth.
    Taha's impressive track record also includes his role as MENA Regional Marketing Manager at Transsion Holding brands, where he was responsible for managing the launch of various products, including TECNO Mobile, Infinix, ITEL, Oraimo, and Syinix in several countries, including Egypt, Sudan, KSA, Dubai, Jordan, and Lebanon.
    His strategic prowess and creative direction have earned him numerous international awards, including the Golden Effie Awards, Golden MENA Cristals, Golden Lorries Award, and Golden Lynx Awards.
    Despite his academic background in Pharmacy, Mahmoud Taha has passionately pursued his interest in technology and marketing. He holds an MBA, a Marketing Diploma from Cambridge University, and is currently pursuing a PhD in marketing at Edinburgh Business School. Taha's comprehensive education, combined with his extensive experience in the telecommunications and technology industry, has established him as a highly sought-after marketing professional in the region.

Sally Abdel Raouf
  • Sally Abdel Raouf
  • Director of Regions..
  • Director of Regions Affairs
  • Egypt Health Authori..
  • Egypt Health Authority

Sherif Aziz
  • Sherif Aziz
  • Co-Founder & Chief B..
  • Co-Founder & Chief Business Officer
  • Subsbase
  • Subsbase
  • With a passion for technology, Sherif started his career at Microsoft, where he spent
    more than 5 years in sales, marketing and partnership roles. From there he moved to
    the Netherlands, embarking on a new journey with Backbase, one of the largest global
    fintechs. In his role at Backbase he was managing their partners and sales business in Asia pacific and the Middle east, where he discovered a passion for FinTech and starts-ups.

    Sherif then moved back to Egypt from the Netherlands with a mission to enable the startups ecosystem in his home country. He started by joining Microsoft Africa to build their startup initiative in the country.
    From there he joined forces with RiseUp as the Chief Commercial and Innovation officer where he worked on creating and executing RiseUp’s vision and commercial strategies to build a community that connects startups to its relevant resources.
    Finally decided to embark on a new journey co-founded Subsbase, the region’s first and only recurring revenue and subscription management platform.

    With an extensive knowledge of the emerging markets, he has already supported different leading companies to grow their businesses in the region such as Mambu, Backbase and Kony.,He also serves on the boards of several Egyptian startups. He also works as a growth and business development consultant to several European fintechs looking to penetrate the Middleeast region,
    Sherif holds a BSc. of business informatics and a Master's of project management from
    Nantes University in France

Nader Fouda
  • Nader Fouda
  • CEO, Design Manager
  • CEO, Design Manager
  • Ldp-partners
  • Ldp-partners
  • Architect and Co.Founder of Award-winning “Architectural & Engineering Consultancy Firm “Ldp+Partners, graduated 2007 from Helwan University
    faculty of architecture & engineering, MBA holder majoring in strategic
    management (the year 2017), Risk Management professional certificate
    (RMP-PMI year 2019). Among my journey I designed 400+ completed
    Architectural projects varying between Mixed-use, Hospitality, Healthcare, Commercial, Administrative and Commercial projects. At every step of my
    professional career, I care about providing exceptional & innovative Architectural ideas/designs that blend between Minimal aesthetics & parametric values that support sustainable development and maximize the project benefits for the project’s stakeholders.

Mahmoud Afify
  • Mahmoud Afify
  • CTO
  • CTO
  • PaySky & Yalla Super..
  • PaySky & Yalla Super App
  • PaySky CTO with 15+ years of experience, co-founded & manages few of the largest FinTech platforms in MENA region, using the mix of my profound technical knowledge, team leading, and customer focus capabilities., effective leader with a special talent in building & scaling teams, throughout my career I managed to attract, retain and groom few of the best & largest tech teams in Africa & MENA.

Khaled Negm
  • Khaled Negm
  • ICT Minister Advisor..
  • ICT Minister Advisor for Digital Governance
  • Ministry of Communic..
  • Ministry of Communications and Information Technology
  • Digital Transformation Governance in accordance with Global Standards, Civil Laws, Data Privacy and Data Protection, Secure Digital Transformation, Information Security Domain Master, Digital Forensics, IT/Security Risk Management, Secure Cloud Design, Big Data Analytics, IT security Management, Data Management Governance, IT digital infrastructure Audit and Control, IT security operation, Cloud Security, Governance, Security Standards, Encryption, Technology & Business Resilience, Pre and post information security technologies services (& virtualization), Sales System integrations in Multinational/Enterprise and cross boarder projects, cognitive systems, big data security intelligence and analytics, privacy and secure data standards, Anti-Fraud technologies, SoX, CoBit, HIPPA, FESMA, ITU Security Standards, SCADA, GDPR, Cyber Security Intelligence systems, Compliance and Governance/GRC, SaaS, SoC design, Audit, implementation and Management, C&C centers’ design and management, R&D, Data Center Security Audit, Business Strategy, Information Technology Enterprise Management, Balance Sheet Controls, Business Controls, Technology Acquisitions, Growth Market strategies, P&L, Revenue, Ledger recognitions, pipeline controls, partners and channels alignments. Currently is responsible for Digital Governance framework writing, GovStack co-creation, Digital National Projects’ Governance, leading Security, Digital Signature and Digital infrastructure blueprint auditing.

Lilly Ghorab
  • Lilly Ghorab
  • Founder
  • Founder
  • Mediterranean Design..
  • Mediterranean Design Lounge
  • Master’s Holder Architect and Founder of Mediterranean Design Lounge
    Lilly Ghorab is an Alexandrian Master’s holder architect, Ph.D. researcher and a well-known design talks moderator, with 14 years of teaching experience under her believes, Lilly enjoys working on special programs that integrates architecture, environment and technology by finding solutions to challenging design problems, she sees every new semester as an opportunity to meet, learn and expand her understanding and knowledge of how architecture can change our lives .
    Her passionate about sustainability motivated her to finish her master’s degree and to continue her academic journey with fully dedicated aspects to the environment, sustainability, and climate change issue. she participated in many architectures, urban design & interior designing conferences & workshops in the UK, UAE, Brazil, Turkey, Sweden & Egypt.
    Raised in the United Arab Emirates before she moved to Egypt to continue her higher educational levels and postgraduate journey, she worked & trained in one of the biggest construction companies in the UAE. Later on she started her academic career as a Teaching
    Assistant in Alexandria, Egypt, and also at the School of Architecture & Built Environment of the KTH (Royal Institute of Technology) in Stockholm, Sweden
    She believes that the Egyptian design industry is building a strong foundation with technology and giving contributions to the community in Egypt & the whole world.

Bassel El Serafy
  • Bassel El Serafy
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • Adeer International
  • Adeer International
  • Bassel holds a Bachelor of Electrical power Engineering. He is a business development professional with more than 15 years of work experience in different sectors, mainly marketing, F&B, Technology ,Finance ,and Real Estate.
    He enjoys vast global work experience in different markets across Africa ,Europe, GCC , and United Kingdom.
    He was appointed into a leadership role with Adeer real estate in Saudi as Chief Operating Officer in early 2016 and helped drive the success of the company and growth in a short period of time.
    His current role as the Chief Executive Officer for Adeer international and managing director of Paladin properties in UK is mainly focused on establishing the company globally, setting up the business framework, building the business strategy for growth and development, formulating the teams, sales, marketing and building strategic Partnerships. His efforts and skills drove the company to a successful path with number of property projects and investment funds are currently run by Adeer International in addition to the management of over 300 units in the UK within 1 year.
    Bassel also entered the Egyptian market with confidence through the launch of the ambitious “The Port” project in Shaikh Zayed and creating impactful alliance with some outstanding real estate companies like the recently announced alliance with Paragon development in Egypt.
    Bassel is highly skilled in strategic thinking and business planning, spotting opportunities, investment and connecting with top businessmen from around the globe.

Ahmed Assem
  • Ahmed Assem
  • Founder & CEO
  • Founder & CEO
  • iconic engineering c..
  • iconic engineering consultancy
  • Architect with nearly 25 years of expertise in the fields of consultation, interior design, and architecture design.
    Ahmed was a main player with numerous successful projects in Egypt and the MENA area.

    He established ICONIC engineering consultant in 2014 after a protracted career in the field of architecture design and consultation in order to create a portfolio of successful projects from the concept stage to completion, pushing the construction sector.

    Ahmed is one of the market's well-known experts in the field of environmental studies and sustainable projects which led Iconic Engineering Consultancy to be the first consultancy firm to lead a building to receive a LEED Gold Certificate according to V4

Mohamed Dardeery
  • Mohamed Dardeery
  • Head of Commercial
  • Head of Commercial
  • Sideup
  • Sideup
  • A dedicated business professional with an solid 15-year journey marked by continuous growth and unwavering determination.
    My expertise spans commercial management and e-commerce operations, including sales planning, operational excellence, growth strategies, and elevating customer experiences.
    I've had the privilege to collaborate with a range of industries, from telecommunications to real estate, SaaS to logistics, transportation to aviation.

    A main success factor of mine is my profound appreciation for diversity and its role in my professional evolution. It's the diverse experiences and perspectives that have empowered me to lead teams and entire business units toward the realization of our strategic objectives by using integrated commercial & business approaches.

    In my world, every challenge is a door to opportunity, and stepping beyond our comfort zones is where we find our true potential.
    Let's embrace these opportunities together and forge new paths towards greater success.

Mohamed Soliman
  • Mohamed Soliman
  • Content Creator/Stre..
  • Content Creator/Streamer/Pro Player
  • Content Creator/Stre..
  • Content Creator/Streamer/Pro Player
  • Retired Professional Esports player (League Of Legends specially) for 7 years. Traveled and played regional, and international tournaments. Competed in the biggest teams in Egypt, and I didn't count but I am almost sure I have the most competitions won in Egypt in League Of Legends. Retired after 7 years of professional playing, and turned into a full time content creator a streamer.

Nadeen Hossam
  • Nadeen Hossam
  • Partnerships Manager..
  • Partnerships Manager, EMEA
  • inDrive Startup Prog..
  • inDrive Startup Programs
  • A seasoned Marketing Communications professional with a history of working alongside diverse startups since graduating with a Mass Communications Bachelor's degree in 2018. The journey started in sectors like ride-hailing, travel, e-commerce/retail, and community, where Nadeen has worked with four startups, diligently crafting and executing branding and GTM strategies and comprehensive marketing plans across diverse channels, enhancing customer experiences in the process.
    Eager to explore the investment landscape and garner insights into investors' perspectives, Nadeen joined Acasia (formerly Cairo Angels), a leading investment and impact platform for tech startups in the Middle East and Africa. Nadeen played a significant role in the organization’s rebranding effort and its evolution into Acasia. Wearing dual hats a Community Manager and Investor Relations, Nadeen fortified Acasia’s regional presence through marketing, events, strategic partnerships, and entrepreneur-focused initiatives impacting over 1,500 startups across EMEA. while simultaneously, strengthening investor relationships by seamlessly onboarding investors, communicating, and reporting to Limited Partners and angel investors. Her deep five-year involvement in the entrepreneurship ecosystem underscores the crucial role of communication in empowering VC innovation and strengthening synergies among founders, investors, and enablers.

    Now as Partnerships Manager at inDrive Startup Programs, Nadeen is on a mission to amplify and expand inDrive’s global reach and footprint for its startup initiatives, developing strategic meaningful collaborations with diverse stakeholders - from global VCs and incubators to governmental entities - all aimed at enhancing the value proposition for startups and enriching tech ecosystems globally.

    Nadeen stands as a multi-faceted Marketing Communications individual in the VC & entrepreneurship world with a mission centered around empowering startups to grow and scale.

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.

Nadeem Barakat
  • Nadeem Barakat
  • Regional Business Di..
  • Regional Business Director
  • Chefaa
  • Chefaa
  • With over 10 years of experience in various industries, Nadeem is a commercial expert and a business development instructor. As the Regional Business Director at Chefaa, Nadeem leads the expansion and growth of the digital pharmacy platform in new markets, leveraging his skills in strategic sales management, business planning, corporate sales, and partnerships. Nadeem also shares his passion and knowledge for business development and entrepreneurship with future professionals and SMEs owners, as an instructor at ESLSCA University and a trainer on online platforms like almentor.net. Nadeem has delivered more than 500 training hours and reached over 3000 trainees, covering topics such as business development , sales & negotiation skills & customer relationship management. Nadeem's mission is to empower businesses and individuals with the tools and strategies they need to succeed in today's competitive and dynamic environment.

Nahed Ahmed
  • Nahed Ahmed
  • Human Resources Asso..
  • Human Resources Associate
  • United Nations Devel..
  • United Nations Development Programme
  • Nahed Saied Mostafa Ahmed, HR Associate with the United Nations Development Programme.



    Holds master’s in business administration from ESLSCA-Ecole Supérieure Libre des Sciences Commerciales Appliquéesis , has been working in Human Resources with the United Nations for 12 years.



    Specialized in Recruitment & Selection, Performance Management and Human Resources Administration.

Alyaa Kassem
  • Alyaa Kassem
  • Head of Investments
  • Head of Investments
  • Acasia Group
  • Acasia Group
  • Alyaa is an architecture engineer with extensive experience in communication, networking, and management. As an Executive Director for Alexandria Angels Network, she oversaw financial management, business plan development and implementation, membership management, communication with stakeholders, investment process, and partnerships. At Techne, she managed content, speakers’ relations, virtual webcasts, and communication.

    She previously worked at Unilever Mashreq, where she developed a global communications function and built relationships with stakeholders. Alyaa’s skills in management, communication, networking, partnerships, and monitoring make her a valuable asset in any industry.

Mohamed Elkabany
  • Mohamed Elkabany
  • Founder and CEO
  • Founder and CEO
  • Madrasty
  • Madrasty
  • For over a decade, I've had the privilege of leading Orman Schools, one of the Middle East's longstanding educational institutions. This role has enriched my understanding of the diverse needs of students, teachers, and parents. During my tenure at Orman, I've worked to introduce new programs and adapt to the ever-evolving educational landscape.
    I've always believed in the transformative power of technology in education. This belief led me to start Madrasty, where we aim to integrate modern, technology-driven methods into the learning process.
    Beyond the realm of education, I've been passionate about giving back to the community. I have also founded Waslet Kheir, an NGO in Egypt, with a mission to provide cochlear implants to those in need.
    As I look to the future, I'm excited as Madrasty seeks to revolutionize the educational experience, blending technology with pedagogy to create dynamic learning environments for students everywhere. It's a testament to our belief that with the right tools and approach, we can make learning more engaging, accessible, and impactful for all.

Ayman Guemeih
  • Ayman Guemeih
  • Country Manager
  • Country Manager
  • Digital Virgo
  • Digital Virgo
  • - Currently I am in charge of Digital Virgo's business in Egypt and GCC for the past 6+ years. DV is a French service provider that creates E2E entertainment services for the mobile telecom companies. I hold the position of Country Manager of Egypt and Head of Sales Support GCC area.

    - Previously, I was acting as the business lead for the Egyptian market at different service providers.

    - I currently have 17+ years’ experience mainly in the telecom industry.

    - Along the way, I had the chance to be exposed to different aspects such as events management, start-ups consultancy, media production, digital marketing which come to a great aid developing new skills and enriching my talents.

    - Social connector / Community broker, I help people connect to each other or to different entities.
    - Cairo Runners (Street running initiative) Co-Founder.
    - Triathlete, IRONMAN finisher (Egypt Nov 2021 and France May 2023).
    - Musician, singer at Cairo Celebration Choir and a founder / guitar player at a rock band.

Hany Moussa
  • Hany Moussa
  • Business Solutions D..
  • Business Solutions Director
  • e-finance
  • e-finance
  • By joining e-finance in 2019, Hany Moussa bridges the gap between the technical and commercial worlds through his solid experience in both domains. He is leading the business team who envision and architects a solution and the technical team who delivers it to become operational. Moussa’s experience in Digital Transformation and Building Strategies assists e-finance continuous growth.
    Moussa is an internationally experienced leader with an outstanding wealth of experiences acquired through his 26+ years of various leadership roles in several organizations including Raya Holding, Link Development, and e-finance. Moussa has held different technical, commercial, and general management roles doing business in 25 countries in several sectors including Public Sector, Banking, Healthcare, Telecom, Tourism, Oil & Gas, and Sports.
    Moussa holds B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Computer Science from The American University in Cairo and several certifications including Digital Transformation from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and PMP from Project Management Institute (PMI). Moussa is an active member in the Advising Board of Computer Science Departments in The American University in Cairo and Nile University. Moussa enjoys mentoring Startups and FinTech companies through his membership in AUC Venture Lab.

Hisham Azmi
  • Hisham Azmi
  • Secretary General
  • Secretary General
  • Supreme Council of C..
  • Supreme Council of Culture, Ministry of Culture
  • -Masters of Information Studies. Loughborough University of Technology. England, UK. 1985.
    -Ph.D. in Library and Information Science. Cairo University with joint supervision of the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. USA. 1993.

    Professional Career
    -Secretary - General. Egyptian Supreme Council of Culture. 2019-
    -Chairman. National Library and Archives of Egypt. 2018- 2020
    -Chairman. Dept. of Library and Information Science. Cairo University 2017/2019.
    -Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost. Al Jazeera University, Dubai. 2016-2017.
    -Dean. College of Media and Mass Communication. American University in the Emirates, Dubai. 2011- 2016.
    -Member of various professional associations such as the Arab Federation of Library and Information, the Egyptian Library Association, CiliP, International Federation of Television Archives and others.
    -Served as the Vice President of the Arab Federation of Library and Information AFLI for two successive terms.
    -Editor in Chief of Cybrarians, the first electronic Arabic LIS journal
    -Recipient of the Pioneers Award. Arab Federation of Library and Information AFLI, 2017.
    -Recipient of the Award of Excellence in Research in Social Sciences and Humanities and Islamic Studies., First International Research Forum. Doha. 2010.
    -Recipient of the Award of Excellence in Research. Qatar University, 2010.
    -Participation in more than 70 national, regional and international conferences.

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.

Rania Elkalla
  • Rania Elkalla
  • Founder
  • Founder
  • Shell Homage
  • Shell Homage
  • This is Rania ElKalla is a global award winning Egyptian multidisciplinary designer with product & graphic design educational background with an experience in material science and production techniques. She is the founder & CEO of SHELL HOMAGE biodegradable materials out of egg and nutshells which resulted from her master research project at The Technical University of Berlin, TU Berlin. Besides her company, she also works as an Industrial Design Lecturer at the German International University – GIU in collaboration with HTW Berlin, Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft.
    Her key areas of expertise and interest are sustainable Design; sustainable production techniques; material design; and experiential Design. Her work approaches towards integrated Design; visual communication; spatial imagination; experimenting with materials; and applying eclectic sustainable methods or concepts in Industrial Design and negotiating them interdisciplinary in an expanded field of Design.
    Her designs are mostly eclectic, derived from different cultures and styles. She likes to merge between different design disciplines. The main aim is to keep on improving, present the best of herself and most authentic version of who she is.
    Designers should always remember the word FUN that exists in Function. She tends to design things with humor and interaction with users.

Nouri Sak
  • Nouri Sak
  • Assistant Professor
  • Assistant Professor
  • American University..
  • American University in Cairo
  • Dr. Nouri Sakr is an assistant professor of data science and operations research at the computer science and engineering department of AUC. She is also a member of the advisory board for the data science program.

    Dr. Sakr received her PhD from Columbia University in New York where she worked on data-driven combinatorial optimization and efficient machine learning frameworks. As an undergraduate, she double majored in computer science and actuarial science with a minor in economics, then spent eight months at the University of Waterloo to complete a Master's of Mathematics in actuarial science where her main research focus was on FinTech.

    Her research focuses on leveraging connections between data science and combinatorial optimization to design data-driven algorithms that efficiently tackle real-world optimization challenges with social impact. At Amazon and Microsoft, she worked on supply chain analytics, dynamic inventory allocation and cloud storage traffic problems. She also collaborated with Google Research to design fast machine learning frameworks. Her main PhD work was on adaptive machine learning in cybersecurity through her collaboration with Sandia National Labs. She also built healthcare solutions for Columbia Medical Center and collaborated with Graham Windham in NYC to look into improving foster care matchings. In Egypt, she advises multiple startups and multinational organizations on their data science practice.

    As a huge supporter to interdisciplinarity, Sakr founded the Data Science Hub (DSH) as a collaboration platform for academics and industry professionals as well as research scholars from Egypt and abroad. The projects at the DSH apply data science techniques in interdisciplinary areas, such as in education, healthcare, fintech, psychology and economics. Recently, interns at the DSH also worked on an economics project with the Central Bank of Egypt as well as oil and gas problems with RAISA Energy.

Ahmed Hisham
  • Ahmed Hisham
  • CTO
  • CTO
  • O7 Therapy
  • O7 Therapy
  • As the Chief Technology Officer at O7 Therapy, a mental health platform that connects users with therapists, Ahmed is responsible for driving the technology vision and strategy, managing the engineering team, and delivering high-quality products and services. With over 12 years of experience in software engineering and leadership, Ahmed has a proven track record of building scalable, secure, and user-friendly web and mobile applications for various domains and markets.

    Ahmed is passionate about learning new technologies and applying them to solve real-world problems. He has obtained multiple certifications in agile methodologies and design thinking. He is also skilled in Model-View-Controller (MVC), web applications, and databases. Ahmed's mission is to leverage his expertise and creativity to create innovative and impactful solutions that improve the well-being and mental health of people around the world.

Mina tharwat
  • Mina tharwat
  • Founder and CEO
  • Founder and CEO
  • INSUCARE
  • INSUCARE
  • Pharmacist and entrepreneur who founded a company
    INSUCARE It is a company in the medical field that aims to improve the health condition of type 1 diabetics through the use of technology, especially insulin pump devices.

Aya Abdelhakeem
  • Aya Abdelhakeem
  • Host and Producer of..
  • Host and Producer of The30Show, Founder of Chaos and Culture.
  • The30 Show & Chaos a..
  • The30 Show & Chaos and Culture
  • A dynamic and accomplished female professional, has been making waves in the world of media as a hostess and interviewer. With a solid educational background in media, including a Bachelor's degree in Media Management and a Master's in Marketing in Media, she possesses a deep understanding of the industry's intricacies. For the past seven years, AbdEl-Hakeem worked as a former diplomatic interviewer, skillfully navigating complex conversations with finesse. Beyond her on-screen talents, she is a full-time media producer, leveraging her expertise to craft compelling narratives and engaging content. Additionally, as the founder of an uprising Public Relations agency, she continues to demonstrate her entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to shaping the media landscape. Aya is eager to driving positive change in the media industry with her passion, knowledge, and dedication.

Mohamed Salama
  • Mohamed Salama
  • Host
  • Host
  • State of E-commerce..
  • State of E-commerce Podcast | بودكاست التجارة والبيزنس
  • Mohamed Salama, Host of State of E-commerce podcast (بودكاست التجارة والبيزنس), one of the top business podcasts in the MENA region with over 300,000 listens and 50 episodes since 2021.

    Salama is also a Marketing Consultant and former Marketing Manager at Modus Capital Venture Capital for startup investing and the former Marketing Lead at Bosta for shipping services.

    From 2017 to 2020, Salama also co-organized Shopify Meetups Cairo in collaboration with MQR, the largest monthly gathering of e-commerce and business owners in Egypt and the Middle East.

Mohamed Rabie
  • Mohamed Rabie
  • Founder and Managing..
  • Founder and Managing Director
  • PayMint
  • PayMint
  • With over 13 years of experience in the banking and fintech sectors, Rabie is the founder and Managing Director of PayMint, a digital platform that enables seamless and secure payments across Africa.Rabie have extensive knowledge and skills in prepaid portfolio development, Financial Inclusion, marketing, business development, and digital transformation. He also worked as a business development consultant for AZA Finance, a leading provider of currency trading solutions in Africa, where he helped expand their network and reach new markets. As a leader, Rabie is passionate about empowering his team, creating value for customers, and driving innovation and growth in the fintech industry.

Tarek ElKady
  • Tarek ElKady
  • Founder & Chairman
  • Founder & Chairman
  • Founder and Chairman..
  • Founder and Chairman, Investors of the Mediterranean

Hatem Abuelezz
  • Hatem Abuelezz
  • Innovation Advisor,..
  • Innovation Advisor, startups growth Consultant
  • CREATIVA Innovation..
  • CREATIVA Innovation Hub & Ministry of Communication and Information Technology
  • With over 15 years of experience in project management, design thinking, technology innovation, and entrepreneurship, I am a passionate, committed, and supportive business professional, consultant, educator, and mentor. I currently serve as an Advisory Board Member at CREATIVA Innovation Hub, a Ministry of Communication and Information Technology initiative that aims to foster a culture of innovation and creativity among young Egyptians.

    I also leverage my expertise in business model innovation, customer-centric design, and startup support and consulting to help SMEs and startups around the world launch and grow their ventures. As a certified Project Management Professional (PMP)®, I lead complex projects and develop high-quality training sessions and workshops for various organizations and institutions. I believe that lifelong learning is the key to lifelong success and drives me to develop and innovate. I enjoy working in a multicultural context and integrating diverse perspectives and cultures into my activities. My mission is to drive rapid growth in businesses through the creative use of technology in different regions around the globe.

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.

Tarek Bakry
  • Tarek Bakry
  • Chief Executive Offi..
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • zVendo.com
  • zVendo.com
  • A seasoned business professional with over 25 years of experience in the eCommerce, technology, and sales management domains. As the CEO and co-founder of zVendo.com, I take great pride in introducing the first Egyptian one-stop-shop eCommerce solution and services enabler. My ultimate goal is to assist businesses in their online growth by providing a range of innovative solutions.
    Throughout my career, I have developed expertise in eCommerce, technology, strategy development, operations management, sales management, and partner management. My journey includes holding key positions at esteemed organizations like Microsoft and Oracle, where I played a pivotal role in driving sales excellence and fostering strategic partnerships across the Middle East and Africa.
    In 2021, I had the honor of receiving Egypt's Entrepreneur Award, a recognition that underscores my commitment to excellence and innovation within the business landscape.
    If you are looking to take your business to new heights in the eCommerce realm, I invite you to connect with me. I am always eager to explore collaborative opportunities and share my insights to help businesses achieve remarkable success online.

Farida Saiid
  • Farida Saiid
  • Business Improvement..
  • Business Improvement & Partners Relations Manager
  • J4S - GICG
  • J4S - GICG
  • Farida is currently the Partners Relations an Business Improvement Manager at Global Impact Consulting Group - GICG, she is also responsible for the Growth arm at JOBMASTER 4 STARTUPS - J4S. Farida is a certified trainer from Babson College, USA and Google. Her career path was diverse; with academic and professional backgrounds at both, public and private entities. Her specialism is focused on Entrepreneurship and Human Resources with a passion for inclusion. She has enhanced her experience by attaining her Msc in Management from University of Leicester, UK. Upon her more than 10 years of experience, she has trained and helped founders, employees, students and managers to develop their skills and enhance their capabilities.

Amr El-Abassy
  • Amr El-Abassy
  • Senior Advisor - Acc..
  • Senior Advisor - Access to Finance & Investment
  • DAI
  • DAI
  • Access to Finance & Investment Senior Advisor USAID – Business Egypt DAI
    Advisor & Mentor with more than 16 years’ experience and background in Investment, Venture Capital Funding, SME`s Financing, Corporate Banking, Green & Sustainable Finance Expert, Investment Readiness, Business Development & Business Modeling
    Amr El Abassy working closely with Startups & SME`s among these years he diversified his experience through working with different sectors (Industrial, Commercial, Agribusiness, Services , Renewable Energy , Energy Efficiency , Waste Management , Tech - Startups )
    For the past 8 years he was serving as a mentor & entrepreneurship-focused business trainer for startups & SME’s
    Amr hold MBA in Banking & Finance along with a Venture Capital Diploma from University of California-Berkeley and a Professional Fellow - US Department of State

Moustafa El-Nahawy
  • Moustafa El-Nahawy
  • Founder & CEO
  • Founder & CEO
  • BIRD NEST
  • BIRD NEST
  • Mostafa Elnahawy is usually described as a business savvy in the creative field, and a creative l in the business world; with Elnahawy’s BA in business management from university of Westminster, and his passion towards design, he co founded a number of real estate and design related startups such as Bird Nest, Konak Developments, and Inca & Co

Kamel El Kholy
  • Kamel El Kholy
  • Energy Transition Di..
  • Energy Transition Director
  • SLB
  • SLB
  • Globally scaling groundbreaking energy transition technologies in the fields of hydrogen, CCUS, energy storage and geothermal. 24 years’ experience in the energy industry with assignments across 12 countries (5 continents) from China all the way to Mexico.
    A firm believer in the role of participatory digital ecosystems in addressing complex global challenges.
    Executive MBA from London Business School, Class of 2021.
    Impact angel investor. Advising startups and SMEs on strategies for growth and leveraging digital capabilities.

Mai Ali
  • Mai Ali
  • Director of Public P..
  • Director of Public Policy - Middle East & Africa
  • M&P
  • M&P
  • Mai Ali is a highly accomplished public policy professional with a wealth of experience in the areas of public policy and crisis communication, regulatory intelligence, and stakeholder engagement. With a strong track record of working with prestigious clients, including Google, META, J&J, VISA, Amazon, Haleon, and Coca Cola, Mai has established herself as a trusted and respected expert in her field. Throughout her career, Mai has demonstrated exceptional abilities in navigating complex regulatory landscapes and shaping public policy agendas that align with her clients' goals and objectives. She possesses a deep understanding of the intricacies of government regulations and policies, enabling her to provide valuable insights and strategic guidance to her clients. Her expertise in crisis communication has proven to be invaluable, as she has successfully managed and mitigated various sensitive situations, safeguarding her clients' reputations and ensuring effective communication with stakeholders. Mai's proficiency in regulatory intelligence has allowed her to stay ahead of the curve in an ever-evolving policy landscape. She possesses a keen awareness of emerging trends, regulatory changes, and potential challenges, enabling her to provide proactive advice and guidance to her clients. Her ability to anticipate and navigate potential hurdles has helped her clients navigate complex regulatory environments with confidence and success. Stakeholder engagement is another area where Mai excels. She has a proven track record of building and nurturing relationships with key stakeholders, including government officials, industry leaders, and community representatives. Her skillful approach to stakeholder management has facilitated productive collaborations, fostering mutual understanding and achieving positive outcomes for her clients.

Manal Saleh
  • Manal Saleh
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • Egyptian Clothing Ba..
  • Egyptian Clothing Bank
  • An environmentalist, philanthropist engineer who turned by coincidence to entrepreneur and fashion brand manager. Started my career at 50 and became a sponge of knowledge -!: learning. I take creative solutions very seriously and believe that the only path is forward, the only view is futuristic and that business as usual is dead. Innovation is the food to my brain and sustainability has become one of my main missions. My greatest achievement is my two children who are my greatest supporters, and I learnt everything from my husband of 31 years. It’s been a seven year journey building the Egyptian Clothing Bank into the zero waste
    - waste management - charity and human empowerment organization it is today and every day has been one of the most amazing days of my life. Being an advocate of impact driven conscious consumption, and resource repurposing at 57 is a sweet challenge since the audience are much younger. I hope I can reach through.

Hedayat Heikal
  • Hedayat Heikal
  • General Counsel and..
  • General Counsel and Head of Regulatory
  • Khazna
  • Khazna
  • Hedayat Heikal is a dual-qualified lawyer focused on corporate governance, regulatory strategy, and law and technology.

Khaled El-Gabry
  • Khaled El-Gabry
  • Associate Creative D..
  • Associate Creative Director
  • Mindspace
  • Mindspace
  • A multidisciplinary artist, spinning between creative, art and music. And that triggers the curiosity to explore more to find the new new.

Nadim Nagui
  • Nadim Nagui
  • Co-founder & CEO
  • Co-founder & CEO
  • Partment
  • Partment
  • Nadim Nagui graduated from Virginia Tech in Industrial Engineering. He started his early career at a family business specialised in laboratory equipment. Then he joined Uber as one of the first members in Cairo to set up and launch the business in Egypt, where he gained a 7-year career between Cairo and Amsterdam (Uber EMEA HQ) assuming various leadership positions across Operations and Business Development. To later co-found Partment in 2022, a prop tech startup democratising the real estate market in Egypt by allowing more people to co-own second homes in prime locations at a fraction of the price while providing an end-to-end property management service.

Ahmed Khairy
  • Ahmed Khairy
  • Standup Comedian , A..
  • Standup Comedian , Actor & Writer
  • The Elite Standup
  • The Elite Standup

Ziad Aly
  • Ziad Aly
  • Podcast Host
  • Podcast Host
  • 2043
  • 2043
  • With a true desire to make the world around us a better place and a lot of love for Egypt and humankind, Ziad is the is the founder and Host of The 2043 Project a podcast focused on the accelerating technological advancements, potential existential threats and what we can do to overcome them.
    Ziad is also the founder and Chairman of Peacock Power, an innovative renewable energy venture in Egypt.
    Ziad has an experience of over 30 years in Senior Leadership positions in the fields of Media, Telecom, IT, Logistics, Fashion Retailing and Food and has lead major turnaround or growth projects for companies like Vodafone and Aramex . Ziad is an Angel Investor who has founded and invested in more than 30 startups.
    Ziad has a passion for Sports, Longevity, Education and the Future

Ahmed Darwish
  • Ahmed Darwish
  • Founder & CEO
  • Founder & CEO
  • ahmed darwish design..
  • ahmed darwish designs
  • Ahmed darwish is an Egyptian architect graduated from the faculty of engineering architecture department
    He was passionate about décor and design more;
    Darwish started working in design when he was in his 2nd year of university;
    As well as started his work as a solo architect;
    He started his Design House in 2012;
    Today marks 11 years of Ahmed Darwish Designs company, and his company is the only company in Egypt with 3 branches, in Alexandria, Behera , cairo and a branch in Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates
    Ahmed darwish designs designed and implemented more than 800 projects in Egypt , Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates..

Youssef Noureldin
  • Youssef Noureldin
  • COO
  • COO
  • Sakneen
  • Sakneen
  • Prior to joining Sakneen, Youssef accumulated more than 7 years of experience in real estate, finance and asset management at some of Egypt’s top real estate players. Most recently, he was heading the investment and development at Samcrete Developments, where he was involved in the investment decisions that underlie much of the firm’s real estate and infrastructure investments. Previously, Youssef served as an Asset Management and Investment Manager in Palm Hills Developments and as an Investment Manager in Compass Capital RE Private Equity Fund.

    He currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer at Sakneen, a Real Estate PropTech startup. He holds a BS in Architectural Engineering and completed the real estate management program both from the American University in Cairo.

Omar Eltayebi
  • Omar Eltayebi
  • Vice President
  • Vice President
  • The Land Developers
  • The Land Developers

Ola Aly Eldin
  • Ola Aly Eldin
  • Chief Operating Offi..
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Vezeeta
  • Vezeeta
  • Ola Aly El Din, the Chief Operating Officer of Vezeeta, is a seasoned professional with over 15 years of experience in healthcare and business development.

    For the past 6 years, Ola has been instrumental in leading Vezeeta's business development efforts across the MEA region in the position of VP of Business Development and Government Relations, where she focused on bridging the gaps in healthcare accessibility for patients by forging strategic public-private partnerships and establishing sustainable government relations.

    With her keen eye for identifying growth opportunities, Ola was able to successfully launch and solidify multiple partnerships with leading pharmaceutical companies and hospitals in the region. Through these collaborations, she has engaged over 15 million patients through Vezeeta's digital solutions, revolutionizing the way healthcare is accessed and delivered.

    In her current role as Chief Operating Officer, Ola steers Vezeeta's focus towards enhancing the satisfaction and experience of doctors and healthcare providers who utilize the company's technology solutions as well as overseeing Vezeeta’s operations across different countries and functions.

    Prior to joining Vezeeta, Ola gained valuable experience working with IQVIA and MSD, where she further honed her expertise in the healthcare industry.

Fady Barsoum
  • Fady Barsoum
  • VP of Commercial
  • VP of Commercial
  • Vezeeta
  • Vezeeta
  • Egypt
  • A highly experienced and results-oriented Product Marketing Professional with 10+ years of experience in the telecommunications, FMCG, and health-tech industries. Enthusiastically dedicated to fostering innovation and seamlessly integrating emerging trends within the healthcare sector.

Mohamed Raafat
  • Mohamed Raafat
  • Head of Customer Exp..
  • Head of Customer Experience
  • Roche Egypt
  • Roche Egypt
  • Egypt

Shady Mokhtar
  • Shady Mokhtar
  • Co-Founder & Chief S..
  • Co-Founder & Chief Strategy & Business Development Officer
  • The Fashion Kingdom
  • The Fashion Kingdom
  • Shady is a cofounder at the fashion kingdom, formerly the co-founder and CEO at Opio, a digital native women's wear vertical brand. He's a serial entrepreneur with over 15 years managing startups and family businesses in various fields. Shady is an executive masters holder from the American university in Cairo along with certifications from other esteemed business schools around the world. He's also an executive coach and certified scuba diver

F. Ramzi Asfour MD
  • F. Ramzi Asfour MD
  • President
  • President
  • Praxis Infectious Di..
  • Praxis Infectious Diseases

Lamiaa Khayrat
  • Lamiaa Khayrat
  • Youth Programme Coor..
  • Youth Programme Coordinator
  • UNDP
  • UNDP
  • Lamiaa Ahmed Khayrat, a Youth Coordinator at UNDP, is a dedicated advocate for youth engagement and innovation in Egypt. With four years of UNDP experience, she orchestrates entrepreneurial hackathons, empowering youth to craft innovative solutions for societal progress. Lamiaa's impact reaches academia, where she mentors students at The American University in Cairo.

    She's also the visionary behind "Free Spirit," a pioneering travel agency championing accessible exploration. Lamiaa's commitment to international collaboration shines as a Programme Coordinator at CCCPA, where she enhances the capacities of law enforcement officials across Africa, contributing to countering human trafficking and extremism.

    Lamiaa's UN roles include UN Learning Proficiency Exam Committee examiner and UNDP Global Greening the Blue committee member. As an instructor for "She is for a Digital Future," she empowered in 2022; 2000 women government officials in alignment with the SDGs. Her academic journey spans Political Science studies in Egypt and Spain, amplifying her global perspective.

Bassam Sharkawy
  • Bassam Sharkawy
  • Co-founder | CSO
  • Co-founder | CSO
  • Sprints
  • Sprints
  • Bassam is the co-founder & Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) of Sprints. He demonstrates his entrepreneurial spirit and expertise in startups, having founded his first venture in 2012. As a CSO, Bassam plays a pivotal role in shaping and executing the strategic direction of the company. With his extensive experience and expertise, he is responsible for developing and implementing key strategies that drive the organization's growth and success.

    With more than 12 years of industry experience, he possesses a strong passion for upskilling young tech professionals and making significant contributions to the growth of the tech market in the MEA region. His previous experience in a US-based startup has provided him with invaluable exposure to diverse multilingual and multicultural environments.

    Throughout his career, Bassam has played a pivotal role in the development of two FDA-approved healthtech products, collaborating closely with web, mobile, cloud software and hardware teams. His unique combination of technical expertise and strong business acumen sets him apart, allowing him to thrive at the intersection of technology and people management.

    Since 2020, Bassam has demonstrated his entrepreneurial spirit by leading a business unit focused on exploring new opportunities in different markets worldwide during the challenging times of the Covid-19 pandemic, contributing to the sustainability of the business. With his extensive entrepreneurial experience, Bassam brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his role as a CSO at Sprints.

Rasha Tantawy
  • Rasha Tantawy
  • Founding member
  • Founding member
  • Women Entrepreneurs..
  • Women Entrepreneurs Network
  • Over 10 years of professional experience in formulating national strategies for the implementation of start-up acceleration projects at The Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center at ITIDA and MCIT where heading Business Support & Entrepreneurship initiatives
    Rasha worked with high growth startups and SMEs on access to finance and access to markets,and worked on the Export IT program at ITIDA to increase ICT startups exports.
    Her experience includes designing and founding different entrepreneurship support programs such as the women entrepreneurship program, Heya Ra2da in five Egyptian governorates for six consecutive years and establishing and managing the Technology Entrepreneurship Accelerator in 8 cities.
    Rasha was part of the team that designed the ICT entrepreneurship strategy and the Innovatiob Strategy for the ministry of Industry.
    Rasha is a board member at the Women Entrepreneurship Network (WEN) and a member in the Entrepreneurship and Innovation committee at AMCHAM, Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) and the European Business Network (EBN).
    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

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.

Ashraf Abdelalim
  • Ashraf Abdelalim
  • Assistant to the min..
  • Assistant to the minister of health for information systems and digital transformation
  • Egyptian Ministry fo..
  • Egyptian Ministry for Health
  • Working since 1994 in the following fields: (Information Technology, Computer Networks , Operation Research, computer science and engineering, teaching, automation, air defence real time automation systems, project management, crises management and strategic planning tell I worked as:
    • Deputy of MOD ISD Chairman for system procurement, research and development [07/2021-1/1/2023]
    • Head of ISD consultation committee for strategic and national projects (country unified data center, disaster recovery data center, intelligent transportation system, Egyptian Olympic city, new capital projects [07/2021-01/01/2023] (Major general in the Egyptian army)
    . Assistant to the Egyptian minister of health for information systems and digital transformation [01/01/2023- Tell now]

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

Mohammad Shaheen
  • Mohammad Shaheen
  • Managing Director
  • Managing Director
  • Egypt Express, Licen..
  • Egypt Express, Licensee of FedEx
  • As the MD of Egypt Express, Mohammad Shaheen is responsible for leadership and strategic direction of the corporate and its sub divisions within the territory of Egypt.
    Mohammad has a management track record for over 14 years of experience in the logistics industry, driving sales and volume growth, diversification and integration of product mix, providing full logistics solutions under one roof, having transformed his company from one product offered to a full solution logistics house.
    Before being the MD for Egypt Express, Mohamed was the Executive Partner, and head of Freight Forwarding & Contract Logistics, where he introduced this business line into the company’s product offerings.
    During his career in Egypt Express, the company witnessed exponential revenues and volumes growth from 2016 till date, expanded local and international networks to serve their customers in 220 countries and territories around the world. Also, the company was able to integrate and operate the business of TNT Express Egypt, the subsidiary of FedEx Express after its global acquisition.
    Prior to joining Egypt Express, Mohamed was Managing Partner and Board Member for Premier Business Services, a subsidiary within the group, that is responsible for digital printing and signage. Prior to that, Mohammad started his career in Orange Business Services as a SITA Network Support Engineer, serving as the first and final remote tech support point for major international airlines.
    During his career, Mohammad has been recognized lately with three international awards; 2018 as Inspirational Male leader in the IBX awards, 2019 as the Executive of the Year in the Stevie’s international awards. Where also, the company under his leadership awarded more than 10 awards in the last 3 years from the same organizations.
    Mohammad holds Bachelor of Science, Major in Information Engineering and Technology, from the German University in Cairo.

Mohamed Hossam Khedr
  • Mohamed Hossam Khedr
  • Consultant
  • Consultant
  • Khedr W Business
  • Khedr W Business
  • Author, consultant, youtuber, entrepreneur and angel investor.

Mona Ibrahim
  • Mona Ibrahim
  • HR Manager
  • HR Manager
  • Robusta Technology G..
  • Robusta Technology Group
  • Mona embarked on her journey with a strong background in community development, focusing on empowering women, fostering youth development, and nurturing children's potential.

    Joining Robusta as its first female team member in 2013, Mona has been at the forefront of Human Resource Management ever since. Under her guidance, the company has experienced remarkable growth, expanding from a modest 7-member team to a thriving community of over 120+ members.

    She has played a pivotal role in designing various HR systems at Robusta. Her innovative work includes the development of compensation and benefits structures, the implementation of robust performance management processes, the optimization of the recruitment procedures as well as a healthy engaging culture. It is these systems and Mona's dedication that have played a significant role in making Robusta's team one of the most formidable in our ecosystem.

Dalia Ibrahim
  • Dalia Ibrahim
  • CEO of Nahdet Misr P..
  • CEO of Nahdet Misr Publishing House & Founder of EdVentures
  • Nahdet Misr & EdVent..
  • Nahdet Misr & EdVentures
  • Dalia Ibrahim is the CEO of Nahdet Misr Publishing House, an affiliate of Nahdet Misr Group, which has been a regional icon of knowledge for over 80 years. Today, it is a globally-recognized provider of integrated and innovative educational, digital learning, publishing and capacity building solutions. In addition to her role at Nahdet Misr, Dalia is also the founder of EdVentures, MENA's first corporate venture capital firm specializing in Edtech. She is also the founder of Ta'heal for VET Skills Excellence, which offers demand-driven vocational education solutions. Dalia serves on several boards, including Endeavor Egypt, Education for Employment , Women Entrepreneurs Network , Tiye Angels and Injaz Egypt.

Karim Hisham
  • Karim Hisham
  • Regional Brand Manag..
  • Regional Brand Manager
  • Bayer
  • Bayer
  • Karim Hisham is an experienced marketing professional with a focus on brand management and digital Transformation. Currently working as a Regional Brand Manager at Bayer, His role involves strategy development, market analysis, and campaign execution, ensuring the brand's resonance with its target audience.

    Before his tenure in this role, Karim excelled as Bayer's Regional Digital & Media Manager. In this capacity, he forged collaborations with global platforms such as Google, Facebook, and TikTok, amplifying the brand's digital presence.

    Outside the corporate realm, Karim boasts a remarkable social media presence with over 1.5 million followers across his channels.

    On the academic front, Karim comes from a pharmaceutical Background, and he holds an MBA from UCAM Spain in BA, a Graduate Diploma in International Marketing from ESLSCA Business School and has pursued various certifications to stay updated in the ever-evolving marketing landscape.

Mohamed Swilam
  • Mohamed Swilam
  • General Manager
  • General Manager
  • Roche Egypt
  • Roche Egypt

Sherif Dawood
  • Sherif Dawood
  • Head of Sales and De..
  • Head of Sales and Delivery Operations
  • ZainTECH
  • ZainTECH
  • Sherif heads Sales & Delivery Operations at ZainTECH. He focuses on the ongoing optimization of the end-to-end value chain as well as the delivery of selected projects. He has more than 25 years of experience in Agile transformation and coaching, product developemnt, programs and projects management, risk and business continuity management, and IT infrastructure management across a vast range of industries and markets. He holds an MBA in Operations Management, a Master of Computing in Computer Science, a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Telecommunications.

Islam Youssef NasrAlla
  • Islam Youssef NasrAlla
  • Chairman of the Boar..
  • Chairman of the Board
  • Mega Trust Group
  • Mega Trust Group

Ahmed ElSobky
  • Ahmed ElSobky
  • Chairman
  • Chairman
  • Egypt Healthcare Aut..
  • Egypt Healthcare Authority
  • Dr. Ahmed El-Sobky is a physician with a unique hybrid experience in both clinical and managerial aspects. He is originally a radiologist with a Ph.D. degree in Diagnostic Radiology from Menoufia University. Additionally, he holds a Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA) from ESLSCA University and a Master's degree in Public Policy from the American University in Cairo. He has also earned the Egyptian Fellowship degree in healthcare management. Dr. Ahmed is a graduate of both the first batches of Egypt's Presidential Leadership Program and the Executive Presidential Leadership Program. Furthermore, he holds a Master's degree in Clinical Services Operations from Harvard Medical School. Currently, Dr. Ahmed serves as the Egyptian Minister of Health and Population's Assistant for Monitoring and Follow-up affairs. He is also the Project Manager for the Universal Health Insurance National Project and the chairman of the Egypt Healthcare Authority

Mohamed Osama
  • Mohamed Osama
  • Commercial Lead
  • Commercial Lead
  • Kenzz
  • Kenzz
  • Meet Mohamed Ossama, an individual fortunate to have accumulated 7 years of diverse experience in the e-commerce realm. His journey began in 2017 at Jumia Egypt, where he played a role in vendor operations, contributing to the company's growth in the Egyptian online retail scene. Transitioning to account management in 2019, Mohamed found fulfillment in enhancing client satisfaction and modestly contributing to revenue growth.

    In 2020, he embraced a new challenge at Homzmart Egypt, initially as an After-Sales Lead. Here, Mohamed endeavored to streamline customer operations and played a part in introducing new customer-centric solutions. His time at Homzmart was marked by a commitment to providing the best possible customer experience, quietly contributing to the company's reputation.

    During his tenure at Homzmart, Mohamed picked up insights into logistics, optimizing the supply chain and making contributions to overall efficiency of the logistics stream.

    In 2022, Mohamed shifted to a commercial-focused role with Kenzz, expanding his understanding further. His journey is marked by a commitment to learning, adaptability, and a genuine passion for shaping the future of e-commerce in Egypt.

Marwan Messiry
  • Marwan Messiry
  • Business Consultant..
  • Business Consultant and Trainer
  • Concepts Consulting..
  • Concepts Consulting LLC
  • With a deep passion for marketing and an extensive background in teaching and coaching, Marwan El Messiry is a well-rounded marketing expert and consultant. Having spent years honing his skills and knowledge in the field, he possesses a comprehensive understanding of various marketing strategies and techniques. He worked with numerous companies, organizations, and individuals helping them develop effective marketing campaigns, increase brand visibility, and boost their revenue. He has served different organizations such as MSC, Microsoft, B-tech, ETISAL, Air Liquid, Unilever, Iken, IDSC, and many others.

    What sets El Messiry apart is his exceptional blend of theory and practice. He has a knack for breaking down complex marketing concepts into easily digestible information, making them an invaluable resource for both individuals and teams looking to enhance their marketing skills. He has facilitated workshops, seminars, and training sessions, for a variety of businesses such as manufacturing, retail, education, medical, services, and information technology, helping countless professionals gain a deeper understanding of marketing strategies and how to implement them effectively.

    Finally, El Messiry integrates the power of industry 4.0 applications as part of the business and marketing strategy leading to a blue ocean and out-of-the-box innovation

Engy Wahab
  • Engy Wahab
  • Head of Exploration
  • Head of Exploration
  • UNDP Acclab
  • UNDP Acclab
  • I’m the Founder of Unica Research agency, the first market research agency that serves startups, SMEs and entrepreneurs. The passion that urged us to start this, is the existing gap facing startups, either due to their lack of affordability or due to their very special needs. All of this urged us to partner with management consultancies, marketing agencies, field agencies and supporting organizations to fill this enlighten startups’ and SMEs’ path, providing best research, training and consulting practices, locally, regionally and globally.

    Regarding my experience, I’ve 8 years of experience in market research and consulting in the Arab markets, & in African markets such as Tanzania, as well as American and Western European markets.

    I’ve conducted consulting & market research for startups, governments, private sector and international organizations as GIZ, UNICEF & UNIDO.

    Regarding macroeconomic strategies, I had the honor of coworking on updating Egypt's 2030 Sustainable Development Strategy. I also had the honor of developing an Export Strategy Roadmap for Egypt in Tomato Concentrate industry.

    I’m also the Head of Exploration at UNDP Accelerator Lab, that’s part of a global network of 91 labs, where I explore sustainable development challenges using collective intelligence, systems thinking, future thinking and uncommon data sources.

    For my education, I’ve a Dual MA in Law & Economics from Hamburg & Cairo Universities, and BS in Economics and Statistics from Cairo University - English Section.

Lenah Hafez
  • Lenah Hafez
  • Program Manager
  • Program Manager
  • Flat6Labs
  • Flat6Labs
  • Lenah is an entrepreneurship enthusiast with 8+ years of work experience, mainly working with startups and entrepreneurial support organizations. She is a multipotentialite who dabbled, as a freelancer, in filmmaking, photography, creative writing, and graphic design. She co-founded 360ologists to make 360/VR video and audio content.
    Lenah has led the research component of StartEgypt's program — powered by Flat6Labs — for two and a half years, and she was able to produce a comprehensive report about Egypt’s investment policies for startups.
    Then, she was promoted to Senior Program Officer at Flat6Labs central office to work on the company’s vision to run several ecosystem development programs.
    Currently, Lenah is leading the Growth Track of the StartMashreq program, working hand in hand with entrepreneurs from Jordan, Lebanon, and Iraq, to connect them to millions in funding from accredited investors and VCs around the MENA region.

Marc Elmankabady
  • Marc Elmankabady
  • Program Officer
  • Program Officer
  • Flat6Labs
  • Flat6Labs
  • Marc El Mankabady is a dynamic professional with a passion for nurturing innovation and entrepreneurial talent. As a Program Officer at Flat6Labs, Marc plays a pivotal role in managing ecosystem programs and shaping the startup landscape. His responsibilities include identifying and selecting promising startup applicants, providing invaluable guidance to many startups on critical aspects like business models, market validation, marketing strategies, pitching, and fundraising.

    Marc's keen eye for investment opportunities has contributed significantly to the growth of incubated startups. He also designs the comprehensive content for the Cairo Seed Program, ensuring that each selected startup is equipped for success from the very beginning.

    Before his role at Flat6Labs, Marc served as a Program Assistant at UNDP, where he further honed his skills in program management and development. His career journey reflects a deep commitment to fostering innovation, empowering entrepreneurs, and making a lasting impact on the startup ecosystem in Mena.

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.

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.

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.

Ahmed Abd El-Aal
  • Ahmed Abd El-Aal
  • Founder & CEO
  • Founder & CEO
  • 3BL Esports
  • 3BL Esports
  • 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 .

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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).

Mohamed Okasha
  • Mohamed Okasha
  • Managing Partner
  • Managing Partner
  • Disruptech Egypt
  • Disruptech Egypt
  • Egypt
  • Mohamed Okasha is one of the pioneers of financial technology and digital transformation in Egypt. Okasha has more than 25 years of experience in the telecommunications and IT sectors. Information technology.

    Okasha started his professional career at Raya Company in 1995, then joined He held the position of General Manager of Raya Information Technology Company. In 2006, Okasha assumed the position of Chief Marketing Officer at Fu Davon until 2009. During his work at Raya and Vodafone, Okasha launched many Successful initiatives in the communications and information technology sectors.
    Okasha obtained a Bachelor’s degree in science, specializing in electronic engineering. A computer from the American University in Cairo, as well as a master’s degree in in Business Administration from the French University of Alaska. He has participated in many training courses throughout his professional career.

Samer Gharaibeh
  • Samer Gharaibeh
  • Founder & CEO
  • Founder & CEO
  • Mylerz
  • Mylerz
  • Is the founder and CEO of Mylerz an Egyptian last-mile delivery and fulfillment innovation company with branches in north Africa. A last mile technology startup, Mylerz was born with its own state-of-the-art platform, own Fleet and Fulfillment Centers, delivers with unprecedented service that fills today’s voids and is fully equipped with all the tools needed to cater for the logistics of tomorrow, a technology driven company centralizes its focus around a service that is merchant and consumer centric, aiming to move the offline shopping experience to customers doorstep.
    former Chief Executive Officer in Africa for www.aramex.com, from 1996-2019. He expanded Aramex operations in the African continent, was an active member of the Aramex's Global Management Team, offers an extensive knowledge of the logistics and transportation industry, and a deep understanding of current and future markets trends.
    Completed several executive development and management programs including a Master of Science in International Transport and Logistics and completed, executive development and management programs from the Business School of Wharton University of Pennsylvania, USA, and Singularity University at NASA. Gharaibeh is a finance graduate from the faculty of Economy and Administrative Science Yaromouk University in Jordan.
    Also actively involved in community and NGO work in Egypt and African countries, serves as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Ruwwad Al-Tanmeya Egypt, a mentor at Endeavor Egypt, served on the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt as committee Chairman and, serves on the Advisory Board CxO Forum, AUC School of Business, Member of the board of the Egyptian Clothing Bank

Fouad Zayed
  • Fouad Zayed
  • Vice President of Di..
  • Vice President of Digital Energy and EcoStruxure
  • Schneider Electric N..
  • Schneider Electric Northeast Africa and Levant Cluster.
  • Fouad is currently the Vice President - Digital Energy at Schneider Electric North-East Africa and Levant, with vast experience in multiple segments and solutions within Schneider Electric for more than 12 years.

    Having worked across a variety of markets in East and West Africa leading the Marketing teams in Philips Lighting.

    Mr. Zayed is an expertise in setting marketing strategies and Digital Transformation, as well as Driving Consistent End User marketing strategy, in addition to Developing the Value-Added Partners network.

    Mr. Zayed holds a Bachelor degree in Electrical Power Engineering and Machine design from Ain Shams University, Faculty of Engineering, Cairo, Egypt 1998, and minor degree in Automatic Control (PLC and SCADA System).

Lina Zalat
  • Lina Zalat
  • Associate Director
  • Associate Director
  • AUC Venture Lab
  • AUC Venture Lab
  • Lina Zalat is Associate Director at AUC Venture Lab, Egypt’s first university-based startup accelerator and an award-winning accelerator in the Middle East and Africa. Lina has more than 12 years of experience working in national and international organizations in entrepreneurship, job creation and youth empowerment. Lina holds MSc. in International Public Policy from University College London and a BA in Political Science from The American University in Cairo.

Bedeir Rizk
  • Bedeir Rizk
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • PARAGON Developments
  • PARAGON Developments
  • Bedeir Rizk is the co-founder and CEO of PARAGON Developments. An experienced entrepreneur who is passionate about visionary ideas and turning them into reality. Currently, boosting the real estate market in Egypt with innovation and sustainability that will support in providing better work spaces for the community.

    Until 2020, Bedeir led the business and commercialization of Qopius, a robotic/Artificial Intelligence startup in France & Germany up until acquisition. He mentors, invests and advises several technology startups in Europe. His past experiences were among advising founders on growth, sales strategies, and innovative product developments.

    He worked in Investment Banking at BNP Paribas in Frankfurt, Germany and KPMG Germany from 2014 until 2017. Prior to that, he worked as a research assistant at Siemens Intelligent Robotics Systems research lab in Germany.

    Bedeir holds a MSc. in Computer Engineering from Paderborn University in Germany, as well as MSc. in Management from Frankfurt School of Finance and Columbia Business school in New York.

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.

Mohamed Aladdin
  • Mohamed Aladdin
  • Principal
  • Principal
  • Global Ventures
  • Global Ventures
  • Egypt
  • Mohamed Aladdin is a Principal at Global Ventures, leading Investments and portfolio management for the Middle East and Africa. Aladdin comes from a European venture capital background with investment experience across the EU, the US, and Southeast Asia. Before Investments, Aladdin was an operator working for multiple early and late-stage technology companies in the FinTech and HealthTech domains."

Karim Wassim
  • Karim Wassim
  • Project Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Majid AlFuttaim Glob..
  • Majid AlFuttaim Global Solutions
  • An experienced Project Manager with a Master's degree (MBA) focused on International Business. With more than 10 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, he has effectively overseen numerous intricate Network and IT projects in multinational organizations like Vodafone and Orange. Currently, he is leading the Project Management Office (PMO) at Majid AL Futtaim Global Solutions.

    He possesses certifications as an Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP) and Scrum Master Professional, demonstrating his expertise in agile methodologies. his extensive knowledge of agile approaches has consistently been applied to optimize project outcomes.

    In addition to his project management proficiency, he has also served as of a Coach/Mentor for several start-ups in the past 6 years. Through customized sessions and workshops, he has provided guidance in areas such as project management, strategic planning, risk assessment, and agile implementation.

    Leveraging his considerable industry knowledge and practical experience, he has assisted these start-ups in developing robust project management strategies and navigating the challenges associated with business scalability.

Amgad Hashim
  • Amgad Hashim
  • Chief Executive Offi..
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Baheya Hospital
  • Baheya Hospital
  • Bachelor of medicine 2002,ICU doctor, Diploma in hospital management 2015, MBA 2017, DBA 2023, work as ICU doctor since 2006 till 2013, deputy operation manager in Mabaret El Asafra till 2015, regional medical director in Badrawy Hospitals till 2017, CEO in Qasr Al Shefa Hospital till 2018, CEO at Zamzam Hospital till 2023, CEO at Baheya Hospital since june 2023 till now

Mazen Nadim
  • Mazen Nadim
  • Managing Partner
  • Managing Partner
  • Foundation Ventures
  • Foundation Ventures
  • Egypt
  • Seasoned finance professional with over 10 years of international experience in corporate finance, private equity, strategy, business development and venture capital.
    Strong entrepreneurial drive having founded a Food & Beverage start up, a boutique Private Equity Firm and an early stage tech-focused venture capital fund

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.


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.

Ahella El Saban
  • Ahella El Saban
  • Co-Founder & Vice Ch..
  • Co-Founder & Vice Chairman
  • Exits MENA
  • Exits MENA
  • Egypt
  • Ahella El Saban is currently Co-founder/ Vice Chairman of Exits MENA. Ahella has countless years of experience in tech, marketing, consumer behaviour and startup investment readiness. Ahella is also the founder of a Market Research and customised training business -Lumas, that partnered with multiple international, regional and local entities like Google, TikTok, the ILO & Ministry of Investment of Egypt (GAFI). Today, Lumas has already reached over 150,000 individuals trained and 14+ research projects related to consumer online behavioural studies completed. Lumas has helped countless startups with their journey towards investment readiness by providing capacity-building programs in multiple areas like financing, accounting, taxation, branding and growth strategies.
    Previously, Ahella worked in B2B Marketing with Google MENA. She was responsible for managing projects that help businesses in digital transformation and leading tech-based research programs that help uncover consumer behavioural insights, assisting global brands to transform their storytelling and advertising strategies to impact growth indicators. During her time, she was also responsible for working with startups and Small and medium businesses in helping them to become digitally ready and build their pathway to investment readiness and developing tech-related products that helped reach users across the MENA region. Ahella also has multiple years in academia teaching consumer behavioural studies and marketing. She has an MA from Durham University in consumer behaviour and marketing and is currently a PhD researcher on consumer behaviour. She specialises in helping startups and businesses elevate and create sellable stories for their companies to present to potential investors or buyers locally or globally. She has also completed multiple degrees, including the CXO Academy program by Google & INSEAD University.

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.

Heba El Dessouky
  • Heba El 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 Elgebeely has a track record in leading tech teams and contributing to various successful projects, pri