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2024 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.


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

Vijay Tirathrai
  • Vijay Tirathrai
  • Managing Director &..
  • Managing Director & Head of MENAPT
  • Techstars
  • Techstars
  • United States
  • Vijay is a serial entrepreneur, a seasoned CEO, and a technology investor. He is the Managing Director and Head of MENA at Techstars; the world’s most active pre-seed technology investor; with a portfolio of 3,800+ companies with a combined market capitalization at USD $90Bn. As a seasoned CEO and a serial entrepreneur, he has 40 years of hands-on experience in founding and growing several companies spread over 7 different industries in Southeast Asia; including Fashion Retail, Clothing Manufacturing, Hi-Tech Safety Helmets, Association Management, Events Production, Property Development and Corporate Venture Capital. Prior to Techstars, he was the former Global CEO and Chairman of the Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) based in Washington D.C. He is an Advisor to Scholar of Finance and a Trustee at Richmond University, in addition to holding several board roles in early stage tech companies. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing from Richmond University (UK) and furthered his executive education at Stanford University. He was the recipient of the Global Entrepreneur Person of the Year by GOPIO and EO.

Sun Yi
  • Sun Yi
  • Founder & Storytelle..
  • Founder & Storyteller
  • Night Owls and Night..
  • Night Owls and Night Owl Nation
  • United States
  • Sun Yi is a personal branding expert and founder of Night Owls , the award-winning digital agency behind Fortune 500 companies and branding specialized for clients such as Mel Robbins, Jay Shetty, Marc Randolph and among many others. With over 20 years of experience working in digital branding, Sun has helped brands go from virtual zero revenue to $1 billion. He is passionate about teaching and has taught over 26,000+ students on Domestika through his online course, "The Art of Storytelling for Freelancers and Creators," as well notable achievements on Forbes Agency Council. In 2022, he started Night Owl Nation, a global community of entrepreneurs and creators who practice storytelling together.

christopher Engman
  • christopher Engman
  • Author and Founder o..
  • Author and Founder of Megadeals
  • Megadeals
  • Megadeals
  • Sweden
  • Mission, Expertise & Accomplishments: Help companies, their great innovations and most important people (Rainmakers) go to market and scale faster with less resources than traditionally tactics. Today Christopher supports and builds sustainability companies (mainly scale ups) with great innovations. His more than 20 years of experience of supporting Fortune 500 companies and several hundred scale ups in orchestrating their deal management in combination with extended research support his mission well. Books: Forecasting government budgets and Megadeals (2020) Investor in 15 companies, lead investor in 8 of them (scale-ups in cleantech and SaaS) Founder of Mine storage, Retain24, Taxisystem, Vendemore, and Megadeals Prosales Chief Commercial Officer of the year 2018 Climeon order intake 3-90 MUSD in two years

Mina Emad
  • Mina Emad
  • CCO at SPACES APP
  • CCO at SPACES APP
  • Nawy
  • Nawy
  • Egypt
  • A Senior management with 10+ years of experience across commercial sales leadership - 8 years in Proptech . I am fortunate to have an experience withstart-ups, brands, and teams that shaped my leadership qualities, skills, drives, motives, and performance. Building teams, working on data, business development, create and implementing strategies are a part of me, my passion for leading and learning drove me to put my hands on AI, I'm a technology, business, people, and data-driven entrepreneur.

Ziad Aladdin
  • Ziad Aladdin
  • Director of Marketin..
  • Director of Marketing and Product Development
  • PARAGON Developments
  • PARAGON Developments
  • Egypt
  • EX-Marvel – EX-Festival Judge Berlin - Marketing & Products director Paragon developments Transmedia nominated award (Cologne Film festival) 91 Brands – 11 industries – 9 cities around the world – 10 Billion+ Projects

Kamal Reggad
  • Kamal Reggad
  • Cofounder & CEO
  • Cofounder & CEO
  • RemotePass
  • RemotePass
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Kamal is a seasoned entrepreneur with over 14 years of experience in tech. In 2011, Kamal started the first e-commerce company in Morocco before selling it to a local holding company in 2018. Prior to Hmizate, Kamal worked for Spotfire (acquired by TIBCO) as a lead system engineer in charge of building large scalable infrastructure environments for software deployments. Kamal is an Endeavor entrepreneur with a B.S. & M.S. in Computer Science from Northeastern University.

Maxime Bayen
  • Maxime Bayen
  • Co-founder
  • Co-founder
  • Catalyst Fund / Afri..
  • Catalyst Fund / Africa the Big Deal
  • Spain

Salman Butt
  • Salman Butt
  • Founder, Angel Inves..
  • Founder, Angel Investor
  • Salla.com, Knowledge..
  • Salla.com, Knowledgex.sa
  • Saudi Arabia
  • A Saudi Unicorn(s) builder, a winner of self-made entrepreneur of the year 2021 in Saudi Arabia, with more than 22 years of experience in information technology, research and innovation, and digital transformation. Built himself a unicorn that's the MENA region's leading e-commerce platform "Salla", and an Angel Investor in 5 more MENA Unicorn(s).

Chiara de Caro
  • Chiara de Caro
  • Managing Partner
  • Managing Partner
  • AGCC
  • AGCC
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Chiara is the co-founder and partner of AGCC. She is a seasoned entrepreneur, advisor, and investor, launching her first tech company in 2008. She is engaged in various mentorship programs, accelerators, and network organizations (e.g. Aspen Institute, Rotary International).

Florian Zabel
  • Florian Zabel
  • Senior Advisor Innov..
  • Senior Advisor Innovation and Digital Policy
  • German Development C..
  • German Development Cooperation (GIZ)
  • Germany
  • In his role as a senior advisor and team lead for the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) in Egypt, Florian and his team work on accelerating Egypt's digital transformation journey. He currently leads the innovation and digital policy practice in the project "Supporting e-Government and Innovation in the Public Administration", which sets out to create a more inclusive and innovative public administration. A flagship initiative of the project is the support to the GovTech Innovation Lab; a joint endeavor with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.

Suraj Shah
  • Suraj Shah
  • Lead, Strategic Part..
  • Lead, Strategic Partnerships, Centre for Innovative Teaching and Learning
  • Mastercard Foundatio..
  • Mastercard Foundation
  • Kenya
  • Suraj Shah is the Lead for Strategic Partnerships, for Mastercard Foundation Centre for Innovative Teaching and Learning. He is responsible for collaborations between the Mastercard Foundation and the various Governments/Ministries of Education in Africa, as well as Strategic Partnerships with education stakeholders. His primary focus is to align with governments across Africa in bridging challenges in education with innovative EdTech solutions and support their transition towards resilient, hybrid models of learning. Suraj has led education transformation projects with governments and stakeholders across Africa for 17 years that span policy dialogues and review, integration of technology in teaching and learning, enablement of content digitization, and large-scale deployment of ICT in schools. He is also passionate in nurturing innovation and research among young scientists by supporting science fairs across Sub Saharan Africa. Suraj is also a campaigner for women empowerment having led an Africa-wide initiative called She Will Connect that reached 5.3 million women, trained over 250,000 women and recorded a positive socio-economic impact on thousands. Suraj holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Manchester. Twitter: @SurajShah65 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/surajkrshah/

Nour El Deen El Serougy
  • Nour El Deen El Serougy
  • CEO/Founder
  • CEO/Founder
  • HRE Properties
  • HRE Properties
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Dr. Nour El-Deen Reda El-Serougy is widely known as the “Eagle of Real Estate” for his active role in Egypt’s and GCC 2030 real estate vision as well as his international efforts in building the bridges of collaboration and trust. He is Associate Professor of digital transformation, with track of 18 years of entrepreneurship he is the CEO and Founding Partner of Harbor Real Estate ( HRE ) Properties Egypt, and he is one of the leading influential Proptech consultants in the MENA region and managing partner in BB Labs UAE/UK/MENA a fully-fledged digital marketing consultancy specialized in real estate digital transformation. VP UAE Proptech Council, Member of the FIABCI Emirates Chapter, member of the American Marketing Association, and the Arab Marketing Association, and Member of the Global Ambassadors of Sustainability GAoS. Moreover he is a faculty member of the renowned authorized real estate institute " Innovation Real Estate Institute Experts " Dubai as well as faculty member of the authorized real estate institute in AbuDhabi by DMT " ThinkProp " His influence on the real estate market has enabled him to be recognized as an internationally influential real estate marketing consultant in North Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. Moreover, he is an international Real Estate Events Judge, Speaker, Emcee and roundtables moderator with Invest-Gate Digital round table Egypt, Invest-Gate real estate Talks Egypt - Awards International Emcee UAE – Cityscape Egypt speaker 2020 - Cityscape Egypt speaker 2021 – Cityscape Dubai Speaker 2022 – IPS Dubai speaker 2023 - AIM Abu Dhabi 2023 - Ambassador ACRES 2024 - Ambassador IPS 2024 - AIM Abu Dhabi 2024

Hussain Al Marhoon
  • Hussain Al Marhoon
  • Founding Managing Pa..
  • Founding Managing Partner
  • HALA Ventures
  • HALA Ventures
  • Saudi Arabia
  • After several years as a corporate banker, where he used to manage a diversified portfolio of companies, Hussain AlMarhoon joined his family business as a Deputy General Manager, where he managed the Finance & Investment Division. In 2014, Hussain co-founded a Corporate Investment Fund which invested in various Asset-Classes including Venture Capital. In 2018, Hussain co-founded HALA Ventures, one of the pioneering venture capital firms in Saudi and MENA region.

Patrick Rogers
  • Patrick Rogers
  • Co-Founder and CEO
  • Co-Founder and CEO
  • Clara
  • Clara
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Patrick Rogers is the CEO and Co-Founder of Clara, a company OS that digitizes and automates legal and admin tasks for, startups, SMEs, law firms and investors. The Clara platform allows for businesses to digitally incorporate companies, build cap tables and manage private data rooms along with generating key legal documents (covering SAFEs, ESOPs and more). Patrick previously co-founded an award winning, Dubai-based law firm that supported emerging companies across emerging markets utilizing an innovative business model. Patrick serves as a mentor with both Endeavor and Techstars and his thoughts on entrepreneurship and the disruption of the legal services sector have been featured in a range of publications including the FT, Crunchbase, Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine, Arabian Business and Artificial Lawyer. Prior to commencing his entrepreneurial journey in 2015, Patrick practiced corporate law with two of the world’s largest law firms, DLA Piper and Jones Day, where he advised on venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures across more than 40 countries. He holds a B.A. from the University of British Columbia and a J.D. from Western University. During his career he has lived and worked in Toronto, London, Hong Kong and Dubai.

Micheal Ogundare
  • Micheal Ogundare
  • Founder and CEO Crop..
  • Founder and CEO Crop2Cash
  • Crop2Cash
  • Crop2Cash
  • Nigeria
  • As the CEO of Agritech company Crop2Cash, Michael Ogundare utilises his strong background in Software Engineering to pave the way for accessible formal financing for farmers. His dedication towards eradicating poverty is fueled by innovative solutions geared at prosperity creation for the base of the pyramid. Through Crop2Cash, he has positively impacted nearly half a million smallholder farmers in Nigeria. This has put the company on the radar of organisations like Google and Paypal. Authoring international journal papers on the intersection of technology and agriculture, Michael has been recognized as a fellow by notable Fellowship programs like Acumen West Africa, Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance, Westerwelle Young Founders Fellowship and Halcyon fellowship. These fellowships have played a pivotal role in shaping his leadership prowess, orientation, and philosophy. An advocate for a balanced life, Michael enjoys his free time by immersing himself in anime, horror movies, and consuming research papers, when not relentlessly building Crop2Cash. An ardent football fan, he passionately supports Europe's best - Chelsea, never missing an opportunity to witness their mesmerising performances. A staunch believer in vision and hard work, Michael positions himself as a dynamic, result-driven leader, seamlessly communicating his objectives and goals.

Bongani Sithole
  • Bongani Sithole
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • Founders Factory Afr..
  • Founders Factory Africa
  • South Africa
  • CEO of Founders Factory Africa (FFA) and General Partner at UTOPIA Capital Management A technology entrepreneur with 20 years in the industry. Over the years, he built 3 tech startups prior to starting at Founders Factory Africa and more recently a partner at UTOPIA Capital Management. He holds a post-grad in Computer Science. He is a strategic thinker who helps African entrepreneurs to structure their ventures to find a global competitive edge through global distribution and capital raise to drive scale. His passion for driving prosperity through entrepreneurship in Africa is enabled by his experience of identifying innovation and working with corporates to bridge the gap of distribution to drive scale for ventures that are building local products for local challenges with a global mindset.

Angela Lee
  • Angela Lee
  • Founder
  • Founder
  • 37 Angels
  • 37 Angels
  • United States
  • Angela Lee is an award-winning professor and former Chief Innovation Officer at Columbia Business School where she teaches venture capital and leadership courses. Angela started her career in product management and then moved to consulting at McKinsey. She has started 4 startups and is also the founder of 37 Angels, an investing network that has evaluated over 20000 startups, invested in 100, and activates new investors through a startup investment bootcamp. She also serves as a venture partner at Fresco Capital, an early-stage venture fund that focuses on the future of work, digital health, and sustainability. Angela has spoken at the White House and NASA and is an expert in teaching online and making learning scalable. She is a sought-after expert on CNBC, Bloomberg TV, MSNBC and Fox Business. She was recognized by Crain’s as a Notable Women in Tech, by Inc. as one of 17 Inspiring Women to Watch, and by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of 6 Innovative Women to Watch. In 2020, she was awarded the Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence at Columbia Business School and she was awarded the Singhvi Prize for Scholarship by the class of 2022.

Dan Dimitriu
  • Dan Dimitriu
  • Managing Consultant
  • Managing Consultant
  • Detecon
  • Detecon
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Dan Dimitriu guides governments and Fortune 500 companies on accelerating their objectives through emerging technologies, such as web3 and the metaverse. Forbes 30 under 30, he serves as a Managing Consultant at Detecon in Abu Dhabi. From a family of musicians, Dan plays the cello, was an stage performance musician and has a deep passion for military history.

Racha Ghamlouch
  • Racha Ghamlouch
  • Co-Founder
  • Co-Founder
  • Digital Digest / Neu..
  • Digital Digest / Neuron
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Racha Ghamlouch is the co-founder of the Digital Digest and Neuron, the MENA region’s digital economy news and market intelligence aggregator. Racha Ghamlouch has 10 years of experience in community development, events, and content creation. She led content, initiatives and programs at ArabNet for 7 years and moved on to build community engagement at BECO capital, after which she switched to focus on the Digital Digest, a digital economy news aggregator and consulting companies on the MENA region’s digital economy. Neuron is a data intelligence solution for marco economic activity and research.

Nader Abdelrazk
  • Nader Abdelrazk
  • Co-founder & CEO
  • Co-founder & CEO
  • MoneyHash
  • MoneyHash
  • United States
  • A Fulbright and UC Berkeley alumnus with a Master's Degree in International Economic Development. His engineering background and a deep-seated passion for creating complex fintech solutions for his region drove him to leave academia in 2017. He spearheaded the creation of MoneyHash: Africa and MENA's first payment orchestration platform in 2021. With 15 years of experience in commercial and product leadership roles across three continents, Nader's rich experience spans large enterprises, think tanks, and technology startups. His profound understanding of fintech and payments was further honed during his tenure as Chief Commercial Officer at XPay, a payment solutions provider in Egypt.

Karima El Hakim
  • Karima El Hakim
  • Country Director
  • Country Director
  • Plug and Play Tech C..
  • Plug and Play Tech Center
  • Egypt
  • Karima El Hakim is the Country Director for Plug & Play in Egypt, the global leader in corporate innovation and one of the top early-stage Venture Capital investors in the world. Karima's work revolves around ecosystem building, VC investment and startup acceleration/incubation which was duly recognized throughout her previous work at Fawry, Falak Startups and Orascom Development Holding. She holds a BSc. in Business Administration from the American University in Cairo and a MSc in Market Intelligence and Research from Sciences-Po Paris (IEP).

Hossam Heiba
  • Hossam Heiba
  • President
  • President
  • (GAFI) General Autho..
  • (GAFI) General Authority for Investment and Free Zones
  • Egypt
  • Mr. Hossam Heiba is an experienced investment banker and direct investment professional with more than 32 years of experience of which 25 years management experience in setting up, managing, negotiating and enhancing direct investments in more than 15 different sectors and industries with international practice standards that involved undertaking different tasks that varied between managing investment companies and assuming operating roles, restructuring activities and companies, developing and executing workable business plans, initiating and developing start up projects and companies in the various sectors and countries Mr. Heiba assumed several roles in various high profile companies and institutions such as Banking in Misr Iran Investment Bank, Management consultation in Coopers & Lybrand Management Consulting (currently PwC), Government Agencies in the Public Enterprise Office (PEO) - The Privatization Agency of Egypt, Direct investments & Asset Management in Al Ahly for Development & Investment (ADI), Venture Capital as CEO of Investia Venture Capital, Private Equity as Vice President of Egypt Kuwait Holding Co. (Al Kharafi Group) for Energy, Family Office as CIO in Energya Holding (DIFC), Advisory services as Managing Partner of Orbis Capital and Investment, Private Equity as Senior Partner in Beltone Private Equity as well as the Chief Investment Officer of ADI and the Fund Manager of both Bedaya SME Fund & Papyrus Tourism Fund, Non-banking Financial services as the CEO of Basata for SME & Microfinance. Mr. Heiba was represented as a director/Chairman in several boards of companies such as Post for Investment (PFI) as Vice Chairman & Head of Investment Committee, Holdi Pharma as member in board investment committee, Chairman of El Nasr for Chemical Pharmaceutical Industries, Egyptian Pharma Distribution & Trading Co, EMRC.

Margreet Magdy
  • Margreet Magdy
  • Head of Entreprenuer..
  • Head of Entreprenuership and Research
  • Exits MENA
  • Exits MENA
  • Egypt
  • Margreet is a powerhouse in the world of entrepreneurship and startup development. As Co-founder and Board Member of the Youth Entrepreneurs Network, she nurtures young talent and fosters a thriving ecosystem. Her role as Head of Partnerships at Exits MENA allows her to build strategic relationships that bolster the region's investment landscape. With over 13 years of experience, Margreet has worked with countless organizations, guiding aspiring entrepreneurs towards their goals. Her commitment to their success has made her a trusted mentor; she's personally engaged with over 5000 entrepreneurs and 70+ startups across diverse sectors. Passionate about championing women, Margreet is a certified Egyptian Equity Seal Auditor. Based in Egypt, Margreet's impact extends far beyond borders. She collaborates seamlessly with regional organizations, remotely engaging stakeholders to drive positive change. Her leadership has been crucial in managing EU-funded projects worth a staggering €40 million. Driven by a mission to build sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystems, Margreet dedicates herself to round tables, conferences, and projects that create an enabling environment for entrepreneurs. She's spearheaded capacity-building programs, boot camps, hackathons, and matchmaking events – initiatives that empower entrepreneurs with the skills and knowledge to achieve their full potential.

Sherif Aref
  • Sherif Aref
  • COO
  • COO
  • HSBC Bank Egypt
  • HSBC Bank Egypt
  • Egypt
  • Experienced Chief Operating Officer with over 20 years of professional experience focused on the financial services industry. Deep expertise in Management, Business Process Re-engineering & Improvement, and Project Management. Lead several large scale business transformation projects. Holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) focused in Management Information Systems.

Abubakr Karali
  • Abubakr Karali
  • Senior Solutions Arc..
  • Senior Solutions Architect
  • Nvidia
  • Nvidia
  • Sweden
  • I love engaging with developers and decision makers and help them succeed in A.I journey. I provide them training, resources, support, and feedback they need to succeed. I am passionate about Artificial Intelligence with focus on large scale computer vision. I also have experience in natural language processing and general machine learning. For 15 years I dealt with different A.I. projects involving supervised, self-supervised, unsupervised and active learning. I dealt with discriminative and generative A.I. tasks and dealt with Edge, on perm and cloud architectures.

Ahmed Mokhtar
  • Ahmed Mokhtar
  • Innovation Consultan..
  • Innovation Consultant
  • SODIC
  • SODIC
  • Egypt
  • Ahmed Mokhtar is an Innovation Consultant, connecting the entrepreneurial ecosystem with the corporate world. He focuses on strategic business development, start-up mentorship, and corporate innovation. He currently manages the corporate innovation program at SODIC. He designs and runs company-wide hackathons to brainstorm and implement ideas that generate revenue and streamline workflows. He also spearheads SODIC’s startup collaboration initiative, nurturing partnerships with accelerators and venture capitalists and implementing startup pilot projects. As a Startup Mentor and Training Facilitator across EMEA, he also empowers entrepreneurs and collaborates with industry leaders like Microsoft and Falak. He managed Unplugged, the renowned web and app development house, and in 2016, he co-founded Chameleon Coworking, the first coworking space in New Cairo. He backed up his experience with a Masters degree in Innovation & Entrepreneurship from MIP Politecnico Di Milano (in Italy) and Solvay School of Management and Economics (in Belgium).

Rasha Tantawy
  • Rasha Tantawy
  • Senior Director of M..
  • Senior Director of Marketing and Comms
  • KD Group
  • KD Group
  • Egypt
  • Equipped with 25+years’ extensive experience in venture building and growth hacking in multiple sectors, Rasha is motivated to accelerate smart growth, empower women entrepreneurs and enhance digital innovation strategies for companies. Passionate about creating impact through technology, policies ● Established executive, proficient in development of data-driven, solution-oriented, smart and sustainable business growth strategies and innovative business models. ● Entrepreneurial leader with demonstrated capacity for leading a cross-functional team possessing a strong background in partnership building and business development with key stakeholders in major organizations, governments, multinationals, and NGOs in MENA. ● Affluent communicator, and negotiator in deal closing. ● Member in the Entrepreneurship and Innovation committee at AMCHAM, Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN), European Business Network (EBN), co-founder and member at the Women Entrepreneurship Network (WEN) ● Rasha holds a DBA from the Swiss Management Center University focused on “The entrepreneurial Intentions of Egyptian Youth to startup”. She also holds a Master of Management of Technology, a Master of Engineering, and a BSc. in civil engineering.

Medhat Yassin
  • Medhat Yassin
  • VICE CHAIRMAN MORI I..
  • VICE CHAIRMAN MORI INTERNATIONAL
  • Mori International
  • Mori International
  • Egypt
  • Business Transformation Consultant | Marketing & Business Development Instructor| Serial Entrepreneur | Personal Branding Mentor | Driving Brands Growth & Sales | 28 Years Experience | Business Bulletso CEO at Mori International group. Over 28 years of strategic expertise in marketing, business development, and entrepreneurship, I am a results-driven professional dedicated to driving brand growth and sales. As a seasoned Business transformation consultant and mentor, I've partnered with over 400 brands, leveraging my insights to formulate effective expansion strategies and boost sales growth. My journey began with Fortune 500 giants like IBM and P&G, honing my skills in brand building and marketing. I've spearheaded regional marketing efforts for Burger King across the MENA region, achieving a remarkable 22% increase in profitability. Entrepreneurship, Business Transformation, Business acumen, and business turnaround are my passions, having founded and led successful ventures in various industries, including tech and hospitality. Notably, I pioneered the concept of Buy One Get One, serving over 1.25 million consumers and attracting investor interest leading to a successful acquisition. Amidst the COVID-19 crisis, I initiated a non-profit endeavor supporting startups and SMEs, reaching over 1000 entities and personally mentoring 60 enterprises. A certified business mentor and consultant, recognized by global organizations like EU-GIMED and EBRD, I'm committed to fostering a collaborative business ecosystem through initiatives like Cairo Business Community. My expertise spans from strategic planning and brand development to innovative marketing campaigns, consistently exceeding expectations and delivering tangible results. 📩Let's connect and explore opportunities to elevate your business to new heights with a well-established business development, business transformation, and business acumen background.

Belal Zahran
  • Belal Zahran
  • Country General Mana..
  • Country General Manager
  • Foodics
  • Foodics
  • Egypt
  • Belal Zahran is Egypt’s Country General Manager for Foodics, leading the operations and expansion in the country for Foodics’ core businesses. Since joining Foodics in August 2021, Belal has played a key role in Saudi-based fintech and foodtech platform Foodics’ successful expansion in Egypt. He increased the company’s recurring revenues and customer base tenfold, making it one of the leading food tech companies in the country. Prior to leading Foodics, Belal initially started his career in the banking industry in Egypt, working for HSBC and CIB for a total of five years before shifting gears and entering the startup world. In 2012, he joined Bayt.com, where he rose through the ranks from sales executive all the way to country manager, where he managed all strategic and operational aspects of the business in Egypt, until he was ready for his new challenge. Belal holds an MBA from the ESLSCA Business School in Paris. He is a firm believer in the F&B industry as one of the most important sectors in Egypt. He believes it is not only a fast-growing industry with significant market potential, but it also creates a lot of job opportunities and is a reliable source of FDIs in the country.

Basem Elewa
  • Basem Elewa
  • Shariah Auditor & Za..
  • Shariah Auditor & Zakat Accountant
  • Shariah audit
  • Shariah audit
  • Egypt
  • PHD Re. ,M.Sc ,DIP ,CIB, CISTRAF, CISTA,CISCAM,CZA Shariah auditor & Zakat accountant Shariah audit podcast

Hani W.
  • Hani W.
  • Author of 'Mindset T..
  • Author of 'Mindset To Startup' | GSA African Ecosystem Hero of The Year 2023 | Empowering Innovators to Transform Ideas into Reality
  • HNT
  • HNT
  • Egypt
  • Hani W. Naguib is an avid Evidence-Based Entrepreneurship advocate and expert based in Cairo, Egypt. With a career spanning over a decade, Hani has collaborated significantly with influential organizations like IFC, the Global Entrepreneurship Network, EIT Climate-KIC, and Plug'n'Play. Recognized as the African Ecosystem Hero of the Year in 2023 at the Global Startup Awards, Hani's commitment to nurturing startups shines through his contribution of over 10,000 mentoring hours, emphasizing his passion for fostering entrepreneurial talent worldwide. His dedication extends beyond mentoring emerging entrepreneurs, having served as a lecturer on Evidence-Based Entrepreneurship at ESLSCA Business School, as a frequent guest speaker at The American University in Cairo, and as a contributor to the EU MC2 Project think tank. Hani also shares his insights as a keynote speaker at events like TEDx, Lean Startup Night, Startup Grind, and GEN Week.

Amr Salah
  • Amr Salah
  • Founder
  • Founder
  • TileGreen
  • TileGreen
  • Egypt
  • Amr Shalan, CEO of TileGreen, embodies a multidisciplinary and goal-oriented approach, fostering business growth through innovative solutions. Forbes has recognized his Startup TileGreen as one of the top 10 Sustainability startups in the Middle East. A continuous learner and visionary leader, he strives to grow businesses by discovering & and creating new values for businesses and customers.

Ebrahim Anwar
  • Ebrahim Anwar
  • Founder
  • Founder
  • ElMawkaa
  • ElMawkaa
  • Egypt
  • Serial entrepreneur, 11 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.

Mohamed Mubarak
  • Mohamed Mubarak
  • Investment Manager
  • Investment Manager
  • LMD
  • LMD
  • Egypt
  • Significant 20 years’ experience in Investment and Business Development with strong background in Media and Real Estate industries through investment recommendation, business opportunities, sales forecasting and statistical analytics. Developing strategies in addition to involvement in project management and consulting, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate development.

Mohamed Hisham
  • Mohamed Hisham
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • Galaxy Gaming Club
  • Galaxy Gaming Club
  • Egypt
  • My name is Mohamed Hesham , CEO Founder of Galaxy Gaming Club , Cosmic Esports , 3BL Esports , working for Gamecentric.io as operation manager , been working for gamershub.me for 2 years as consultant for Esports.

Mohamed Hossam Khedr
  • Mohamed Hossam Khedr
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • Khedr W Business
  • Khedr W Business
  • Egypt
  • Business consultant and author with vast hands-on experience in entrepreneurship, investment and mentoring. Specialties: investment readiness, governance, valuation and partnerships.

Akhlad Alabhar
  • Akhlad Alabhar
  • Founder and CEO
  • Founder and CEO
  • Egrobots
  • Egrobots
  • Egypt
  • The founder of Egrobots, an agritech startup revolutionizing agriculture in the MENA region through the innovative integration of robotics and artificial intelligence. With a mission to preemptively detect crop diseases, Egrobots is spearheading a groundbreaking approach to enhance agricultural productivity and sustainability. With over 14 years of experience, Akhlad brings a wealth of expertise to his role. Prior to founding Egrobots, he led Al at Alinma Bank, where he made significant strides in advancing technology in the banking sector. Notably, he built the first Transactional Banking Chatbot in the MENA region, along with implementing 12 other operationalized AI use cases that positively impacted over 5 million users.

Maram Mohamed
  • Maram Mohamed
  • Founder & CEO
  • Founder & CEO
  • Ladies Arena
  • Ladies Arena
  • Egypt
  • My name is Maram Mohamed, and I am a passionate leader in the business and gaming world. Originally from Cairo, I am currently the CEO of Ladies Arena, a successful company dedicated to empowering women in the esports scene. Additionally, I serve as the Operations Lead at Virtual Quest, a cutting-edge gaming company that constantly pushes boundaries and creates innovative experiences for gamers. At Ladies Arena, we believe that diversity and empowerment are key components for success, and I am proud to lead a team that embodies these values. As for Virtual Quest, I am constantly inspired by the endless possibilities in the gaming world. Outside of work, you can find me exploring new places or spending quality time with my loved ones. I believe in maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

Hashem Alborno
  • Hashem Alborno
  • COO
  • COO
  • Gamers Lounge
  • Gamers Lounge
  • Egypt
  • Passionate and driven gaming enthusiast. With 10+ years of experience in the gaming industry, I seized upon the huge gap in the market and co-founded Gamers Lounge what became one of the leading esports organizations in MENA.

Shehab Seif
  • Shehab Seif
  • Founder of the Board..
  • Founder of the Board Games Community in Egypt
  • Board Games Egypt Co..
  • Board Games Egypt Community
  • Egypt
  • I am the founder of the Board Games Community in Egypt. Participated in many events including but not limited to the Maker Faire and currently partnering with Arabian Dice. I was a co-founder of Geek Station, a gaming hub to increase the Tabletop and RPG community. After the project ended I continued as the board games community builder and supporter. My main job is Content Manager in a digital Marketing Agency. Also I am a podcast creator and have an Egyptian podcast named "Turtle and Dragon" My vision is to increase the board game community, open new opportunities for startups, and advance to global partnerships to build this growing community.

Mohamed Amin
  • Mohamed Amin
  • Managing Director
  • Managing Director
  • Virtual Quest
  • Virtual Quest
  • Egypt
  • Amin is the Managing Director of Virtual Quest, a gaming and Esports startup based in Egypt since April 2021. Amin comes from a telecom background, where he has been filling different commercial positions in 5 different markets in the last 21 years in which 17 of them were abroad. Amin came back to Egypt to launch Virtual Quest with one goal - VQ to become the leading gaming & Esports company in MEA.

Tamer Azer
  • Tamer Azer
  • Partner
  • Partner
  • Shorooq Partners
  • Shorooq Partners
  • Egypt
  • Tamer Azer is a Partner at Shorooq Partners. Tamer received his bachelor’s from the University of Toronto and a Masters from the University of Oxford. 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 several startups working closely with different 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.

Mohamed Rabie
  • Mohamed Rabie
  • Founder & CEO
  • Founder & CEO
  • PayMint
  • PayMint
  • Egypt
  • With over 13 years of experience in the banking and fintech sectors, Rabie is the founder and CEO of PayMint, a digital platform that enables seamless and secure payments for SMEs. He holds the Associate Retail Banker (ARB1) credential from the Retail Banking Academy, and he 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 multiple companies, He is passionate about empowering his team, creating value for our customers, and driving innovation and growth in the fintech industry.

Mahmoud Hamouda
  • Mahmoud Hamouda
  • Head of Strategic In..
  • Head of Strategic Initiatives
  • Banque Misr
  • Banque Misr
  • Egypt
  • Mahmoud Hamouda is a visionary leader at Banque Misr, Egypt's second-largest bank. With 19 years of experience in technology, he drives strategic initiatives and leads transformational projects. He holds a Master of Liberal Arts and Management from Harvard University and is passionate about innovation and entrepreneurship.

Mohammed Alwasli
  • Mohammed Alwasli
  • PropteX Program Mana..
  • PropteX Program Manager
  • Startup Factory
  • Startup Factory
  • Egypt
  • Mohamed Alwasli PropteX Acceleration Program Manager with about 4 years of experience in Entrepreneurship Programs Management. Currently, Wasli is responsible for the first Proptech acceleration program in the MENA region, focusing on sustainability and building smart cities. Wasli's primary focus is on building a supportive ecosystem for innovators and entrepreneurs. Throughout his journey, he worked on 9 different programs in different sectors “Proptech & Contech, Logistics Tech, FinTech & FinTech enabled, AgriTech, Social Impact, FemTech, Creative Industry, and Tech-based startups”

Diaa Yousef
  • Diaa Yousef
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • AgriS
  • AgriS
  • Egypt
  • PhD, MBA

Hossam Ezz
  • Hossam Ezz
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • FawryPlus
  • FawryPlus
  • Egypt
  • Hossam Ezz Joined Fawry since September 2019 to date, bringing revolutionary and diversified knowledge and revival for the Corporate & Consumer markets. Stated as Chief Executive Officer in FawryPlus, Chief Executive Officer for Fawry FMCG and then Chief Commercial Officer - Enterprise Services – Fawry. Earlier in 1997, Hossam Ezz started his career in RAYA where he occupied several positions therein Since September 1997 until January 2019, establishing and turning around businesses in FMCG, Consumer Electronics, IT & Telecom industries.

Ahmed Hassan Kenawy
  • Ahmed Hassan Kenawy
  • Founder & CEO
  • Founder & CEO
  • Sal7lyy
  • Sal7lyy
  • Egypt
  • CEO of Sal7lyy Company 5 years of experience in facilities management and maintenance with 10 years of work in development work for more than one development charitable organization. during my journey .I help young people and startups learn from each other's journeys through coaching and mentoring.

Hesham Elmetwally
  • Hesham Elmetwally
  • Growth Marketing Man..
  • Growth Marketing Manager
  • EdVentures
  • EdVentures
  • Egypt
  • Meet Hesham ElMetwally, a dynamic Growth Marketing Manager at a top-notch venture capital firm specializing in Edtech! Hesham is responsible for overseeing the growth and marketing strategies for a portfolio of cutting-edge Edtech companies to develop custom marketing plans that get results. With 10 years of experience in the marketing field and a commitment to making positive change, Hesham is on a mission to become one of the most impactful marketing gurus in the MENA region. But wait, there's more! Besides his daily job, Hesham is a savvy business consultant, offering expert advice to SMEs on how to establish internal marketing departments tailored to their specific needs.

Hoda Yehia
  • Hoda Yehia
  • Program Manager "Inc..
  • Program Manager "Incubation and Acceleration"
  • EdVentures
  • EdVentures
  • Egypt
  • Drawing from a rich background in commercial, marketing, and entrepreneurship roles, I currently lead as an Acceleration and Incubation Program Manager. My focus centers on driving innovation and nurturing startup success, aligning with a strong commitment to empowering entrepreneurs within dynamic business environments.

Shoroke Zedan
  • Shoroke Zedan
  • Chief Executive Offi..
  • Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director
  • Ta’heal for VET Skil..
  • Ta’heal for VET Skills Excellence
  • Egypt
  • Ms. Zedan is the CEO and Managing Director of Ta’heal for VET Skills Excellence. She has spearheaded various challenging transitional initiatives. She offers over 30 years of experience in the design and delivery of relevant strategic direction based on the active engagement of her beneficiaries and workstream sponsors, throughout the Middle East and Africa. She is recognized for interventions that became embedded within varied bodies, paving the way, through opinion leaders and policy makers, to spread awareness, promote evidence-based reform, and shape public opinion. With a portfolio exceeding USD500M+, Ms. Zedan is recognized for her bold results-oriented directorship methods that advocate for and ensure the desired return on investment. Throughout her work experience, she has focused on a combination of best practices from various disciplines and has spent the majority of her career in strategic regions around the world, to foster lasting impact using frameworks and processes necessary to create and support system-wide change.

Hassaan Mahdy
  • Hassaan Mahdy
  • Communication and Pa..
  • Communication and Partnerships manager
  • EdVentures
  • EdVentures
  • Egypt
  • A seasoned leader with over a decade of experience, adept at navigating complex projects across diverse industries in the MENA Region. Skilled in business startups, entrepreneurship, community building, partnerships, and events management. Trusted for my integrity and timely service, I foster strong relationships throughout the ecosystem. Currently thriving in my role as Communications and Partnerships Manager at EdVentures, driving innovation in the edtech landscape.

Bedeir Rizk
  • Bedeir Rizk
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • PARAGON Developments
  • PARAGON Developments
  • Egypt
  • Bedeir Rizk is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at 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.

Omar Mansour
  • Omar Mansour
  • Chief Technology Off..
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • intella
  • intella
  • Egypt
  • Omar is a fervent advocate for technological innovation, specializing in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning. His professional journey commenced at the German University in Cairo, serving as a Teaching Assistant. This role enabled him to refine his expertise in software engineering, laying the foundation for his subsequent entrepreneurial venture. In the pursuit of addressing the complexities of the digital marketing landscape, Omar co-founded Aprcot, an AI startup designed to revolutionize the industry. As a pivotal figure in the company, he spearheaded the technology and product development teams, demonstrating exceptional leadership in managing large-scale data, architecting robust software infrastructures, and enhancing machine learning algorithms. Currently, Omar is advancing his expertise through doctoral research in machine learning at Saarland University, Germany. His academic pursuits are complemented by a solid engineering acumen and a profound interest in the practical applications of AI. Omar's unique blend of academic rigor, industry experience, and leadership in technology development positions him as a distinguished professional capable of contributing innovatively to the field of AI.

Abdulrahman Esmail
  • Abdulrahman Esmail
  • Co-Founder & Head of..
  • Co-Founder & Head of operations
  • Akhdar
  • Akhdar
  • Egypt
  • Abdulrahman Esmail is the Co-founder & Head of Operations at AKHDAR, an EdTech startup revolutionizing education with 15-minute short audio content in Arabic. With a background in operations management, Abdulrahman ensures smooth tech and operational processes. Passionate about making a positive impact and building capacity, especially for youth, Abdulrahman is dedicated to empowering the next generation through innovative educational solutions.


Nadeem Barakat
  • Nadeem Barakat
  • Regional Business Di..
  • Regional Business Director
  • Chefaa
  • Chefaa
  • Egypt
  • Nadeem is a seasoned commercial expert with over 10 years of experience in business development, sales management, and entrepreneurship across multiple industries. Nadeem has a proven track record of driving SMEs to success through market-driven strategies and sales management. Nadeem is also a Business Development Instructor in ESLSCA, With over 500 training hours and 3,000 trainees.

Mohammed Assem
  • Mohammed Assem
  • Founder and CEO of D..
  • Founder and CEO of Dimensions Games
  • Dimensions Games
  • Dimensions Games
  • Egypt

Deena El-Mahdy
  • Deena El-Mahdy
  • Architect & Associat..
  • Architect & Associate Professor
  • The British Universi..
  • The British University in Egypt
  • Egypt
  • Deena El-Mahdy is an Associate Professor in the Architectural Engineering Department at the British University in Egypt. She is a co-founder of Cairo Heritage School. She holds BSc, MSc, and PhD degrees from Cairo University, in addition to a postgraduate degree from the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) related to 3D printing with Earth in 2021/2022. Her research interests are digital fabrication processes, 3D printing, robotics, parametric design, computational design, and additive manufacturing techniques in both education and construction. She was awarded many grants and awards as; the BIM Africa award under the category of "Best Woman in African Construction" in 2023, and shortlisted in the Tamayouz award in the category of "Rising Star, women in Architecture and Construction" in 2018 and 2019.

Seif Aldin Bahgat
  • Seif Aldin Bahgat
  • Senior Program Offic..
  • Senior Program Officer
  • Flat6Labs
  • Flat6Labs
  • Egypt
  • Seif is a seasoned professional with over 9 years of extensive experience in Marketing Management and brand building across diverse sectors including Financial, NGOs, and FMCG. He has held pivotal roles in organizations within the MENA region, significantly contributing to the development of communication strategies and the effective management of communication channels. His journey includes serving as the Deputy Marketing Manager at Caveo Global in Kuwait and as the Head of Digital Marketing at BGCOM, managing accounts for prominent corporates such as Giza Systems and NVIDIA. Currently, Seif holds the position of Senior Program Officer at Flat6labs, actively involved in program management, sourcing, and providing support to startups. His efforts have been instrumental in fostering relationships within the entrepreneurial community, successfully attracting over 850 startup applications. Seif's contributions extend to managing multiple programs, including a pioneering Construction-Technology accelerator with a unique investment component. Over his 4-year journey at Flat6labs, he actively participated in the management of the Flat6labs Cairo Flagship Seed Program and led two acceleration programs featuring multiple tracks in Govtech and AgriTech. In addition to his professional achievements, Seif has recently launched a dynamic podcast tailored to support aspiring entrepreneurs. Focused on providing inspiration drawn from renowned experts and well-established entrepreneurs, the podcast serves as a valuable resource for those embarking on their entrepreneurial journey. Furthermore, Seif has served as a consultant in numerous government entrepreneurship projects, spanning across Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Leveraging his expertise, he has contributed to the development and implementation of strategic initiatives aimed at fostering entrepreneurial ecosystems and driving economic growth in these regions.

Mahmoud Ismail
  • Mahmoud Ismail
  • Content creators
  • Content creators
  • Mahmoud Ismail TV
  • Mahmoud Ismail TV
  • Egypt
  • Youtuber

Hanan El Rihany
  • Hanan El Rihany
  • Chief Executive Offi..
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Elsewedy Technical A..
  • Elsewedy Technical Academy - STA
  • Egypt
  • Mrs. Hanan ElrihanyBoard Member of Elsewedy Electric Foundation, CEO of ElSewedy Technical Academy-STA & CEO of ElSewedy Education of Technology-ED TECH, Egypt Biography Hanan M. Elrihany is a dynamic manager with more than 20 years of experience in the education sector with a great passion for human and social development projects. Before joining ElSewedy Group Hanan leaded and directed the Education Sector of Misr El Kheir Foundation (MEK) for more than 7 years, by establishing the First Technical College in Egypt in partnership with China, the “Egyptian Chinese College for Applied Technology-ECCAT” at Suez Canal University. Currently, Hanan is the CEO of “ElSewedy Technical Academy-STA”, which have four branches across Egypt. Hanan has been initiating Education for Employment (EFE) program with the Ministry of Education & Technical Education through partnerships with Sawiris Foundation, EGT Academy, TVETII, GIZ, and ILO. Also, Hanan is the CEO of ElSewedy Education of Technology (ED TECH) which aims to establish many Private Technological Universities across Egypt, the First University will be “ElSewedy University of Technology-SUT” in collaboration with the Indian Leading University “Amity University in Dubai”

Ahmed Zakareya
  • Ahmed Zakareya
  • Arabian Dice Founder
  • Arabian Dice Founder
  • Arabian Dice
  • Arabian Dice
  • Egypt
  • Hey there, I'm Ahmed Zakareya! I'm a bit of a jack-of-all-trades in the creative world. With a background in mechanical engineering, I've found my true passion in storytelling, content creation, and event hosting. You could say I'm a professional daydreamer! From interviewing esports stars to hosting major tournaments, I've had the opportunity to dive headfirst into the exciting world of gaming and entertainment. But it's not all about pixels and screens for me. I'm a die-hard reader and gamer at heart, and there's nothing I love more than getting lost in the intricate worlds of literature and virtual adventures. Dungeons and Dragons is my jam – whether I'm rolling the dice or crafting epic sagas as a Dungeon Master, it's where my imagination truly comes alive. Over the years, I've been fortunate enough to work with some incredible gaming publishers and build thriving communities and fandoms around shared passions. I've even dabbled in storytelling myself, with a few published short stories under my belt. But the adventure doesn't stop there! I recently founded "Arabian Dice," a company and community dedicated to all things Dungeons and Dragons and Fantasy. It's a place where fellow adventurers can come together, unleash their creativity, and embark on unforgettable journeys.

Heba El dessouky
  • Heba El dessouky
  • Hospitality Developm..
  • Hospitality Development Director
  • City Edge
  • City Edge
  • Egypt
  • Heba El Dessouky is heading the Hospitality Development at City Edge Developments- with the most diverse portfolio of hospitality projects across Egypt. Previously Heba was heading the Interior Design department at EMAAR MISR -a well-known real estate developer in the Middle East and North Africa- for over 15 years & supervised the development of several lifestyle communities across residential, commercial & hospitality products.  Heba at an early stage has established several interior architecture units in several consulting firms, including Dar Handasah and ECG. Driven from her belief that an interior architect should experiment their own ideas with high integrity, responsiveness,artistic and technical ability as well as sustainable responsibility, Heba obtained her Ph.D. In 2020 titled: “Setting an evaluation tool for lowering energy expenditure and increasing human well-being in the interior renovation process of office buildings in Egypt”, her mindset sets parameters to solve complex design problems that tackles energy expenditure to promote innovation & well being in the built environment with optimal values & energy rates. Heba has been selected one of the Top 50 Most Influential Women in Egypt for the year 2022. In addition to her current role, she has spoken at several conferences and career summits about real estate, interior design, and energy savings, as well as design challenges. Heba is also a certified Career Coach from International Coaching Federation USA (ICF) and a member of the AUC architecture department advisory board in Cairo.

Adel Heikal
  • Adel Heikal
  • Performance & Measur..
  • Performance & Measurement Markting Manager
  • Unilever
  • Unilever
  • Egypt
  • Adel Heikal is a growth and marketing professional with over 9 years of experience in driving digital growth across diverse sectors including FMCG, Fintech, Technology, and Pharmaceuticals. Currently, he holds the position of Performance & Measurment 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.

Mahmoud Aglan
  • Mahmoud Aglan
  • Founder & CEO of AL-..
  • Founder & CEO of AL-Arcade
  • AL-Arcade
  • AL-Arcade
  • Egypt
  • I am a passionate and experienced gamification entrepreneur with a strong understanding of the gamification market. I am the founder of AL-Arcade, a startup that provides gamification solutions to businesses of all sizes. I am committed to helping businesses improve their engagement, productivity, and profitability through gamification.

Heba Saleh
  • Heba Saleh
  • Chairwoman
  • Chairwoman
  • Information Technolo..
  • Information Technology Institute (ITI), Egyptian Ministry of Communication and Technology (MCIT)
  • Egypt
  • H. Saleh currently is the chairman of the Information Technology Institute "ITI", which is the main training affiliate of the Egyptian Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. ITI’s mission is the human cadres development to actively participate in the Egyptian ICT sector and the international market as a result of extensive experience in the field of human capacity building and development. H. Saleh received her Bachelor degree in Engineering from Cairo University by 1996 and earned her Master degree in computer science from the University of Louisville, USA, also her PhD from the University of Sunderland in the United Kingdom by 2014. For more than 30 years of successful professional life, and being a key contributor in the field of human capacity building and development,She played a pivotal role in the development, formulation and implementation of several national strategies for human capacity building and development in ICT sector. At the African level, She is one of the first sector leaders that sought to joint strategic cooperation with African countries through the establishment of a mutual partnership in the framework of the preparation and qualification of human resources and development of the African government capacity. H. Saleh is a member of the Egyptian computer science committee, the Supreme Council of Egyptian Universities. On the other level, H. Saleh published numerous research and scientific publications in the field of business intelligence and data mining practices focusing on the capacity-building field and it models.

Yasmin Abo-Elfotoh
  • Yasmin Abo-Elfotoh
  • Host and content cre..
  • Host and content creator
  • Nile Radio company
  • Nile Radio company
  • Egypt
  • I'm Yasmine Abo El-Fotoh famously known as “Yasmine O” in the gaming community, I'm a gamer, streamer,esports host/interviewer and radio presenter

Ahmed Rashad
  • Ahmed Rashad
  • Founder
  • Founder
  • Business بالعربي
  • Business بالعربي
  • Egypt
  • Ahmed Rashad is a transformation management & Strategy consultant, and executive coach. He is also a leadership & management Trainer & Founder of Business bel Arabi Podcast platform & contribute writer for Entrepreneur and Thinks Marketing Magazine. Ahmed helps fast-growing organizations and leaders unlock their growth potential by leading organizational change, developing and executing corporate strategies and developing their leadership, communication, and executive presence capabilities.

Amr Fathi
  • Amr Fathi
  • CEO Environ
  • CEO Environ
  • Environ
  • Environ
  • Egypt
  • CEO of Environ Adapt for Recycling Services, Board Director of A ventures - Founder of Peoples Needs NGO. On a mission to digitize the waste management value chain in developing countries and to create ethical job opportunities.

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

Mostafa Masry
  • Mostafa Masry
  • Cofounder and CEO Fi..
  • Cofounder and CEO Fincart
  • Fincart
  • Fincart
  • Egypt
  • Mostafa Masry is an operations expert with a distinguished career in e-commerce and tech startups across the MENA region and Europe. With a proven track record of driving growth and operational excellence, Mostafa has consistently delivered impactful results throughout his career. Mostafa's journey in the tech startup landscape began with roles at Careem, Jumia, and Glovo, where he made significant contributions to their expansion and success. At Careem, Mostafa led the onboarding and captain experience departments, ensuring exceptional customer satisfaction and the seamless integration of new drivers. At Jumia, he managed last-mile operations, optimizing logistics to enhance efficiency and customer experience. During his tenure at Glovo, Mostafa led the company's expansion into Egypt,. His leadership resulted in the growth of a formidable fleet of 10,000 couriers, positioning Glovo as a dominant player in the Egyptian market. Mostafa further honed his expertise in product operations during his time at Delivery Hero, focusing on workforce management and compliance within the MENA region. At Getir, he managed fulfillment operations in the German market, driving operational excellence and scaling high-performing teams. Driven by a passion for innovation and entrepreneurship, Mostafa co-founded Fincart. which is disrupting the e-commerce landscape with a subscription-based service empowering SMBs with multi-courier shipping and financing solutions. Leveraging his extensive experience, Mostafa is committed to enabling small and medium-sized e-commerce businesses to thrive in a competitive market environment.

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

Nezar Sami
  • Nezar Sami
  • Project Officer
  • Project Officer
  • UNDP
  • UNDP
  • Egypt
  • Nezar is an Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Technology Management Expert He is the board member of International Association of Management of 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 UAE hackathon, Hajj Hackathon and many others.

Ziyad EL-Hamzawi
  • Ziyad EL-Hamzawi
  • Investment Analyst C..
  • Investment Analyst Climate Resilient Africa Fund
  • Climate Resilient Af..
  • Climate Resilient Africa Fund
  • Egypt
  • An Investment Analyst at the Climate Resilient Africa Fund with a background in project finance and investment. In the past, I've served as a financial advisor at FIES and advised European Export Credit Agencies on mega projects across Africa for 3 years. I'm a shareholder in FIES and executed 10-year operations and services contract for the Citadel of Salaheldin. I've lived across 6 countries with a total of 15+ years across Africa. 1.5 years experience as a Real Estate consultant (2018-2020)

Ibrahim Hassan
  • Ibrahim Hassan
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • Digified
  • Digified
  • Egypt
  • Co-Founder-CEO Digified Digified, Egypt's first licensed startup in Digital Identity verification (e-kyc). Digified helps financial and digital businesses to on-board their clients remotely in 7 MENA markets, where Egypt is the biggest Market share, with use cases extends from B2B to B2G. Prior to Digified, Ibrahim worked at the World Bank in Egypt to avail Citizens Digital service access to create equality in governmental digital service accessibility through streamlining local municipality digital service, through multi Government partners as: MOLD,MICT and MOPMAR, through this project Egypt improved it's rank among the global indicator of ease of doing business. Prior, Also Ibrahim contributed to PwC corporate responsibility early in his career on activities in volunteers management and social impact across Egypt. Ibrahim holds his MPA from the American University in Cairo with notable research publications on Startups in Egypt and Marketing Strategies and prior to that he did his Bachelors degree in Economics.

Amr ElMasry
  • Amr ElMasry
  • Education Sector Lea..
  • Education Sector Lead
  • Microsoft
  • Microsoft
  • Egypt
  • Amr has over 22 years of experience in software industry. He earned his MBA from ESLSCA University in 2013. He joined Microsoft in 2014 as an Engagement Manager for digital transformation projects in Egypt's public sector for over six years. He was part of delivering large-scale nationwide projects such as Egypt's census automation & Ministry of Investment one stop shop. He became the manager of Education sector in Egypt in 2020 and now he oversees Education sector across north Africa region.

Sara El Barkouki
  • Sara El Barkouki
  • Head of Business Ent..
  • Head of Business Entrepreneurship Support
  • ITIDA
  • ITIDA
  • Egypt
  • Sara is Head of Business & Entrepreneurship – ITIDA|TIEC with more than 19+ year of experience in the ICT sector, Sara contributed in developing ITIDA|TIEC strategy for entrepreneurship in cooperation with Deloitte & USAID serving the access to market & access to talent pillars. She also contributed in managing & implementing several strategic programs with the aim of developing the ICT sector positioning Egypt as an offshoring hub, supporting the expansion, sustainability & growth of international, SMEs & startups. Experienced in managing different strategic talent development programs in addition to empowering early stage startups & female entrepreneurs in ICT sector in Egypt via different programs, building & managing the relationship with Key players in the ICT sector Succeeded in managing the launching & executing of digital transformation project focusing on improving the efficiency of work environment, productivity & employees' performance.

Mostafa Ashour
  • Mostafa Ashour
  • CEO Nowpay
  • CEO Nowpay
  • NowPay
  • NowPay
  • Egypt
  • Mostafa Ashour began his professional career as a software engineer at IBM. In 2005, he decided to delve into the adventure of creating a technology startup. Driven by passion for both software development and gaming, he co-founded Khayal Interactive Entertainment, one of the pioneer game development studios in the MENA region. During his work at Khayal, he developed the nV Physics SDK, and launched the first 3D game to target the MENA region (Abo Hadeed). The game received over 1M user activations and was sponsored by Intel and TE Data. In August 2008, he joined Microsoft as a Program Manager where he was one of the main drivers behind Microsoft Maren and has contributed to building technologies that shipped in Office, Bing, and Microsoft Translator. He was identified as a high potential Microsoft employee (HiPo) and selected for the emerging leader Bench program, a career acceleration program that identifies the company's top 5%. In 2013, he decided to go back to the startup scene and co-founded Tryvin, a mobile development startup where he sold its first product Resume Designer Pro to French-based Akkad. Mostafa is now the founder of NowPay, a YC and 500 startups company that focuses on financial-wellness. Mostafa is experienced in startups and managing incubation teams and currently holds two US patents. He authored one of the first books about startups in MENA.

Dalia Ibrahim
  • Dalia Ibrahim
  • CEO & Founder
  • CEO & Founder
  • EdVentures
  • EdVentures
  • Egypt
  • Dalia Ibrahim is a business leader & angel investor with more than 25 years of experience in publishing, education,digital solutions,& entrepreneurship. In 1994 Dalia she played a key role in co-founding several ventures aimed at providing comprehensive educational solutions. These ventures include Nahdet Misr Digital Solutions, Nahdet Misr Advertising,Nahdet Misr Periodicals (founded in 2004, publishing popular entertainment magazines in Arabic such as Disney & National Geographic),&Nahdet Misr Trading & Distribution. As the CEO of Nahdet Misr since 2011, Dalia has implemented transformative changes, establishing the company as a global provider of integrated educational, digital,& publishing solutions. In 2017, she founded EdVentures, the first venture capital firm in the MENA region dedicated to supporting and investing in EdTech and cultural innovation startups. In 2021, Dalia established Ta’heal for VET Skills Excellence, a specialized service provider offering vocational education solutions aimed at enhancing the availability & quality of the workforce. In 2024 she was selected as top 100 powerful women in Forbes.In 2023, she received the Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan "Women in Leadership & Entrepreneurship" award in the Arab world. She was also honored with the "Lifetime Achievement" award at the Africa Women Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum Awards in 2023. Dalia was selected as the first runner-up in the "Leadership Award" category of the AMBA & BGA Excellence Awards for 2022-2023. In 2020, she was presented with the "CSR Award" for Arab Women, acknowledging her contributions to CSR & societal betterment. Dalia has been recognized as one of the top 50 most influential women in Egypt and was honored as the best "School of Business Alumni" by the AUC. Dalia actively supports young entrepreneurs & serves on the boards of organizations such as Endeavor Egypt, Education for Employment, Women Entrepreneurs Network, Tiye Angels, &Injaz Egypt.

Omar Ekram
  • Omar Ekram
  • Founder
  • Founder
  • Dayra
  • Dayra
  • Egypt
  • Omar Ekram is the Founder & CEO of Dayra - دايرة (YC W21). Ekram previously co-founded Tanmiya Capital Ventures, an Egyptian SME Growth capital investor. Ekram was previously with EFG Hermes, the leading regional investment bank, Investment Banking division where he held various roles

Ahmed Asamies
  • Ahmed Asamies
  • SMEs Legal Counsel
  • SMEs Legal Counsel
  • The Legal Clinic
  • The Legal Clinic
  • Egypt
  • Ahmed Asamies, SMEs Legal Counsel at The Legal Clinic Ahmed is a qualified corporate lawyer and an active member of the Egyptian Bar Association. With significant expertise, he has been delivering legal consultations and conducting workshops tailored for startups and entrepreneurs. Ahmed's association with Levari began as a summer intern with the corporate team, spanning the years 2016 to 2019. In 2021, he transitioned to The Legal Clinic, assuming the role of Startups Legal Counsel, where his primary responsibility involves assisting startups, entrepreneurs, and SMEs in overcoming legal challenges. Ahmed possesses extensive experience in drafting various commercial contracts and agreements, including those related to SaaS, agency, distribution, supply, service, NDA, franchise, and employment. His proficiency extends to working on fundraising agreements, registering intellectual property rights such as trademarks, patents, and industrial designs, managing corporate legal matters, and obtaining licenses from governmental agencies. He actively participates in client meetings and negotiations, offering legal opinions on diverse areas of the law. Moreover, Ahmed has wide experience in the mergers and acquisitions and funding cycles of startups. Known for his excellent communication skills, Ahmed has the ability to simplify intricate legal language for better understanding. His passion for startups is evident, and he consistently dedicates time to support them. Ahmed completed his LLB from the Faculty of Law at Manoufia University (English section) in 2019, followed by the attainment of his LLM in Private Law in 2021. Additionally, he earned a diploma in International Trade and Investments.

Amir Hassan
  • Amir Hassan
  • Head of digital mark..
  • Head of digital marketing & eCommerce
  • Philips
  • Philips
  • Egypt
  • Results-driven marketing leader bringing 15 years of experience in multiple marketing disciplines, including digital marketing, eCommerce enablement, media buying and strategic planning. Data driven marketing professional with agency & brand experience who's committed to building brands presence through effective optimization and digital strategy setting across Middle East & Africa.

Iman ELnashar
  • Iman ELnashar
  • Regional Director of..
  • Regional Director of Digital Commerce and Innovation
  • eXtra (United Electr..
  • eXtra (United Electronics Co.)
  • Egypt
  • I love turning chaos into structure, believing that there is creativity in chaos and standard 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 - eCommerce, 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 🧘🏻‍♀️

Abdullah Fouad
  • Abdullah Fouad
  • Senior Product Manag..
  • Senior Product Manager
  • Velents
  • Velents
  • Egypt
  • With a diverse background encompassing Product Management, Sales, and Business Development, Abdullah is a seasoned professional dedicated to catalyzing positive transformations. Presently serving as the Senior Product Manager at Velents, an AI-driven company revolutionizing the hiring process, Abdullah previously held the role of Product Manager at AFAQY, a prominent IoT industry leader in the Middle East. Having demonstrated excellence at reputable organizations such as Qoyod, Openreel, Nagwa, Innovitics, Nahdit Misr, House of Knowledge, and INJAZ, Abdullah is deeply committed to nurturing growth and innovation, leaving impact on the professional paths of others. Throughout his journey, Abdullah has conducted training sessions for over 5000 professionals, benefiting startups, corporations, and esteemed educational institutions alike.

Walid Hassouna
  • Walid Hassouna
  • Founder & CEO
  • Founder & CEO
  • valU
  • valU
  • Egypt
  • Walid is the CEO of Valu, the Chairman of Paytabs Egypt, and the Vice Chairman of EFG EV Fintech. He sits on multiple boards including KarmSolar; Walid’s leadership of the NBFI platform at EFG Holding over 5+ years has seen it grow multiple businesses and launch innovative brands. Prior to joining EFG Holding in 2016, Walid had a successful 17-year banking career. He was General Manager and Head of Structured Finance and Investment Banking at Bank Audi, where he closed structured and project finance transactions in excess of USD 15 billion. He first started at Misr International Bank, structuring and executing several award-winning deals, in project finance and M&As within Egypt and the GCC. He was the Head of structured finance and syndication in Banque Misr where he successfully managed to top the league table of the MENA region in syndicated loans. Walid holds a Cairo-University B.B.A with highest honors, an MBA from J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University, and an Islamic Finance Qualification from CISI- UK.

Ahmed Fawzy
  • Ahmed Fawzy
  • Software Engineer /..
  • Software Engineer / Founder of AN Games Studio, Instructor partner for Epic Games
  • AN Games Studio
  • AN Games Studio
  • Egypt
  • Mainly work as game play developer and worked with multiple game engines in past years i.e. unreal, unity , construct, most of my experience is in implementing small to medium scale projects , Founded the AN Games Studio Community Club of game developers, and leading unreal engine community in Egypt

Fady Ismaeel
  • Fady Ismaeel
  • Managing Director
  • Managing Director
  • AGX Consultant
  • AGX Consultant
  • Egypt
  • Dr. Fady Ismaeel As an expert in agility, corporate governance, innovation, and entrepreneurship, I have a passion for transforming both people and organizations. You work with business leaders, entrepreneurs, and organizational teams to create proper eco-systems that integrate change management, leadership, and strategy to shape organizational agility and digital transformation. With diversified experience in both governmental and private sectors, you have led several functional teams and projects at the strategic and implementation level, utilizing analytical, executive coaching, and managerial skills to achieve strategic objectives and related business benefits. As a non-executive board member and business development mentor, I have helped many startups in Egypt and brought value to their business models as well as their interpersonal and leadership skills. I hold a university degree in Communication Engineering, and had supported my hands-on experience, management sense, and intuition by Master’s and Doctorate of Business Administration from reputable universities. I’m a certified board director and professional Corporate governance from IFC and Financial Regularity Authority (FRA) in Egypt, as well as a Certified Arbitrator from The Egyptian Center for Arbitration and Settlement of Non-Banking Financial Dispute, Financial Regularity Authority. I’m holding many certifications in project management and agile management fields, including being PMP and ITIL certified, a Certified Program Consultant "SPC5," and a Certified Agile coach and facilitator from ICAgile, and a Professional Scrum Master from Scrum Alliance. You are also a Certified instructor from IC Agile and Scaled Agile “SAFe” with more than 3000 hours of training, webinars, and public talks. You are the only Arab in the country reviewer and exam developer in Scaled Agile, Inc., a SAFe Framework Provider. Additionally, you are a certified executive coach by ICF.

Naiera Khaled
  • Naiera Khaled
  • Senior Sustainabilit..
  • Senior Sustainability Consultant
  • Chemonics Egypt Cons..
  • Chemonics Egypt Consultants
  • Egypt
  • A senior sustainable consultant at Chemonics Egypt consultants with a chemical engineering background. Holding a master's degree in renewable energy with a focus on energy storage solutions for sustaining power plant operations. Have 10 years of experience in sustainable green sectors. My experience includes resource efficiency studies, stakeholder engagement, business analysis, waste management, and business opportunity mapping.

Shafiqa Shamel
  • Shafiqa Shamel
  • Content Creator
  • Content Creator
  • Egypt
  • 38 yo woman having fun

Ashraf Akl
  • Ashraf Akl
  • Head of Marketing
  • Head of Marketing
  • Nilco
  • Nilco
  • Egypt
  • Ashraf Akl brings a wealth of experience in commercial roles within the FMCG and telecom industries, coupled with a passion for innovation and creativity in the gaming sector. Since September 2023, they have served as the Head of Marketing at Nilco International, overseeing a transformation of the marketing strategy & culture.

Ahmed Abd El-aal
  • Ahmed Abd El-aal
  • Founder and CEO
  • Founder and CEO
  • 3BL Esports
  • 3BL Esports
  • Egypt
  • My name is Ahmed Mohamed Abd El-Aal, CEO and Co-founder of 3BL Esports. The first professional E-sports team based in Upper Egypt, where we managed to make the first feminine E-sports team In Egypt, and also managed to promote 6 professional teams in 6 different games. I 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 a lot of talks about E-sports fields, and how to develop your brand.

Moataz ElHattab
  • Moataz ElHattab
  • Pricing & HTA Lead
  • Pricing & HTA Lead
  • Roche Egypt
  • Roche Egypt
  • Egypt
  • Moataz Elhattab is a seasoned pharmacist with 17 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. With a rich background encompassing roles at Pfizer and Roche, Moataz has excelled in various domains including sales, market access, and pricing. Holding a master's degree in Business Administration with a major in marketing management, Moataz brings a blend of pharmaceutical expertise and business acumen to the table. Currently serving as the pricing lead for Roche Egypt, Moataz plays a pivotal role in developing and implementing local pricing strategies for all key assets. His strategic insights and leadership drive the company towards achieving its pricing objectives and ensuring optimal market positioning for Roche's pharmaceutical products in Egypt.

Ahmed El Saadany
  • Ahmed El Saadany
  • Head of Education &..
  • Head of Education & Training - Megaprojects
  • Siemens Mobility
  • Siemens Mobility
  • Egypt
  • An architect by education, shifted career in an early stage to development. Holding a master's degree in International Education Management from the University of Education and Pedagogy - Ludwigsburg, Germany; Worked over the past 14 years in projects related to Education, Employability & Employment for several renowned entities like the World Bank, German-Arab Chamber of Industry and Commerce AHK, and the German Development Cooperation GIZ. Shifted later to the private sector at the German company Siemens, playing a role as a regional Head of Professional Education at Siemens responsible for Middle East & Africa developing Public-Private Partnership models to revamp Vocational Education and Training in the region. Recently moved to Siemens Mobility to lead the Education and Training portfolio for one of the world’s largest Megaprojects in the High-speed Railway domain.

Amira El Refaei
  • Amira El Refaei
  • Executive Director
  • Executive Director
  • Ataa Charitable Inve..
  • Ataa Charitable Investment Fund for Persons with Disabilities
  • Egypt
  • Amira has more than 13 years of experience in the field of social development, working in the governmental and non-governmental sectors. She is currently the Executive Director for Ataa Charitable Investment fund for Persons with Disabilities (ACIF), a private investment fund running on the model of endowment that directs all its revenues to serving the disability sector; being the first of its kind in Egypt. ACIF aims to create phenomenal change in the lives of persons with disabilities, empowering them to live an independent life and have full access to equal rights and opportunities as their fellow non-disabled citizens; funding and monitoring more than 24 projects on the ground today. She held previous positions as a Senior Disability officer at the Ministry of Social Solidarity working on the policy level for more than four years and a Senior Officer at the Technical and Vocational Clusters (Healthcare sector) at Misr El Kheir Foundation. In addition, she took several consultancies with international organizations in the field of disability. She was also a professional visiting fellow at the Department of Disability Services, US Department of State Washington, D.C in 2017. She withholds a Bachelor of Political Science focusing on Middle East politics and a master’s degree in Public Administration specializing in Public Sector reform.

Niccolò Sapio
  • Niccolò Sapio
  • Senior Ventures Asso..
  • Senior Ventures Associate
  • Plug and Play
  • Plug and Play
  • Egypt
  • Niccolò is a seasoned professional with a background in consulting and venture capital. Currently serving as a Senior Ventures Associate at Plug and Play, Niccolò oversees investment activities across Africa, focusing primarily on early-stage investments from pre-seed to Series A. His industry-agnostic approach to investments is complemented by his specific expertise in fintech and Insurtech. Prior to this role, Niccolò led the Insurtech Ventures team for the company in Munich, focusing on investments and managing the relationships with Plug and Play's corporate partners in the region.

Hania Tarek
  • Hania Tarek
  • Program Manager
  • Program Manager
  • Plug and Play Tech C..
  • Plug and Play Tech Centre
  • Egypt
  • 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.

Mohanad Khedr
  • Mohanad Khedr
  • Founder and Managing..
  • Founder and Managing Partner
  • Linah Farms
  • Linah Farms
  • Egypt
  • Mohanad Khedr is a visionary leader with achievements in both the hospitality and agricultural sectors. With a commitment to excellence and innovation, he has spearheaded transformative initiatives and built winning teams that resulted in sustained success for his companies. As the former Head of Sales and Marketing for the hospitality sector at Linah Group, Mohanad Khedr played a pivotal role in creating the Sultan Gardens brand and securing it’s critical and commercial success. His tenure at Sultan Gardens was characterized by a relentless pursuit of excellence, setting new standards of service and hospitality in the industry and securing prestigious awards, including recognition as one of the Top25 all-inclusive resorts worldwide. In 2018, Mohanad charted a new course as the founder of Linah Farms, a pioneering enterprise dedicated to cultivating and distributing premium-quality Medjool Dates. He swiftly propelled Linah Farms to the forefront of the industry, earning a reputation for unparalleled excellence and reliability. As the CEO of Linah Farms, Mohanad Khedr is committed to realizing his vision of establishing the company as a global powerhouse in the realm of dates and date derivatives.

Ahmed Elsayed
  • Ahmed Elsayed
  • CEO , HR/ Business C..
  • CEO , HR/ Business Consultant
  • egycham
  • egycham
  • Egypt
  • Dr. Ahmed Elsayed CEO EgyCham, Chairman AE, Chairman SEEVEZ , DBA/MBA/PMP/SPHRi / ISO Lead Dr.Ahmed is a high energy, passionate and experienced learning and Development professional with outstanding Experience in facilitating, training, coaching, and management with a number of firms in various industries, specializing in HRM/HCM, Soft Skills, and Business Administration with +15000 Training hours experience for +27000 Attendees . He has a working knowledge of best practices from needs analysis and strategy to detailed implementation. He is working as an HR Consultant in Multinational, International and Local Companies with extensive +150 Corporate like World Trade Center, Basque Mir , National Bank in Egypt,Nile Development, HB Luxury furniture, Egyptian Textile for Dyeing& finishing ,Egyptian Ministry of Agriculture, Ceramic Cleopatra Group, Alnasr Constructions &Housing, IEMIECO Group for lighting Solution, Future Academy , Falcon Pharmaceuticals, PICO Petroleum, Gulf Catering, Banque Misr, YBA, Misr for Exchange, Schlumberger...etc Dr.Ahmed is MBA holder from german university in cairo and DBA holder from London Business School- UK, finished 9 Professional Diplomas in Management, HR and Business Skills.Ahmed is PHR, SPHR Certified from HRCI . He got the learning experience of Harvard Business Scool. He also got his HR Certificate from American University in Cairo" AUC" Dr.Ahmed is SHRM professional Member from 2006 till now. Dr.Ahmed is a television guest in many arabian T.V channels and

Malak Tawfik
  • Malak Tawfik
  • Program Associate
  • Program Associate
  • Plug and Play
  • Plug and Play
  • Egypt
  • Malak is a Program Associate at Plug and Play Tech Centre for Egypt's Smart Cities Innovation Hub. She has previous experience in marketing and holds a Bachelor of Mass Communication.

Adham Gomaa
  • Adham Gomaa
  • Content Creator
  • Content Creator
  • Captain Gomaa
  • Captain Gomaa
  • Egypt

Rafeh Saleh
  • Rafeh Saleh
  • Founding Partner
  • Founding Partner
  • Cubit Ventures
  • Cubit Ventures
  • Egypt
  • Rafeh Saleh is an experienced executive, entrepreneur, venture capital expert, trainer, executive coach, and management consultant where he advised numerous companies of all sizes on growth, turnaround, and business restructuring strategies. He is a Consultant for the World Bank and Founder of Cubit Ventures and SNF Ventures. Rafeh formerly held the following roles: Managing Partner of CID Consulting, Board Member at Falak Startups, Governance Committee Member at Egypt Ventures, and Country Director at Founder Institute. Rafeh obtained his MBA from Paris based ESLSCA business school.

Andrew Saad
  • Andrew Saad
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • HealthTag
  • HealthTag
  • Egypt
  • CEO of HealthTag , medicine graduate

Raneem Medhat
  • Raneem Medhat
  • Head of Education
  • Head of Education
  • Spacetoon Group
  • Spacetoon Group
  • Egypt
  • Raneem Medhat is a driven leader with a profound passion for using technology to effect societal change across the Middle East and Africa. At Microsoft, Orange Business Services, and Udacity, she led multimillion-dollar transformative initiatives such as Africa's Coding for Employment, EdoWorX, and Egypt's Future Work is Digital, resulting in a profound impact on millions of youths. These projects, among others, were developed in collaboration with ministries, development banks, UN organizations, and foundations to prepare individuals for the future of work and inspire community advancements. Currently, as the Head of Education at Spacetoon Group, Raneem leads efforts to blend education with entertainment to ignite young minds. She creates learning experiences that foster personal growth, and her commitment is rooted in a strong belief in the transformative power of education. With a background in Computer Engineering, Raneem champions digital transformation and empowers communities to scale their impact with technology. Her mentorship extends beyond inspiring change, enabling the next generation to create a better future.

Heba Zaki
  • Heba Zaki
  • Director of Egypt En..
  • Director of Egypt Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center
  • National Institute f..
  • National Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development (NIGSD)
  • Egypt
  • Dr. Zaki earned her Ph.D. in Knowledge Societies and innovation in 2012 with excellent degree. She is currently, The director of Egypt entrepreneurship & Innovation center at The NationalInstitute forGovernance and Sustainable Development; the training arm of the Ministry of Planning and economic development-Egypt, since June 2023. She is also the OECD National expert for Higher education and Innovation since February 2023 till present. Dr. Zaki was the first Female founder and executive director of an Incubator in Egypt. She founded FEPS Business Incubator in December 2016- She also acted as Advisory board member of Micro Small, Medium enterprise agency- Ministry of trade since June 2017 till December 2018. During her capacity as Executive Director of FEPS Business Incubator, the incubator was able to deliver its programs to more than46000 Egyptian youth from all around Egypt and graduating 87startups fully incorporated working in the local and regional markets. Dr.Zaki, has been recognized from Cairo University and African Association for Public Administration and management ( AAPAM) for being the first female founder and executive director for a business incubator in Egypt. Dr.Zaki, is a professional active member in the International council for Small Business( ICSB), as well as being offered an honorary lifetime membership in Women Economic forum ( WEF). She is also a founding member of Women Entrepreneurs Network- Egypt( WEN) Her Research Interests vary between different disciplines Some of her main research interests are:Knowledge Society & Innovation, Knowledge Economies ,Entrepreneurship, & micro finance, &Social Network Analysis Dr.zaki is a certified entrepreneurship educator and Trainer from Babson college- USA. Dr. Zaki has several research papers on entrepreneurship education, Digital Transformation, E- Government and digitalization for startups, which has been published internationaly.

Mohamed Okasha
  • Mohamed Okasha
  • Managing Partner
  • Managing Partner
  • DisrupTech Ventures
  • DisrupTech Ventures
  • Egypt
  • Mohamed Okasha is the Founder & Managing Partner at Disruptech Ventures. Mohamed also serves as the Chairman of the Investment Committee. Okasha is an experienced Chief Executive Officer with more than 25 years of experience. Most recently, Mohamed was Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Fawry (CASE: FWRY), the leading electronic payment company in Egypt. Okasha co- founded the company in 2009 and grew it through multiple rounds of financing until taking it public in 2019 in a 30x oversubscribed IPO. Prior to Fawry, Okasha served as Head of Marketing at Vodafone Egypt, where he led various commercial operations. Okasha started his career at Raya Holding, where he spent 10 years across several of the group’s subsidiaries, culminating with him becoming General Manager of the Information Technology subsidiary. Okasha holds an MBA from the ESLSCA Business School Paris, and a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the American University in Cairo. In addition to completing the Management Development Program at the IMD Business School.

Rania El-Razzaz
  • Rania El-Razzaz
  • Managing Director
  • Managing Director
  • Al Alfi Foudation
  • Al Alfi Foudation
  • Egypt
  • Rania El-Razzaz is a Development Specialist with more than 25 years of experience in designing, managing, and evaluating development projects that focus on social protection, election administration, rule of law, advocacy, democracy and governance, education, child protection, youth empowerment, gender equality, support to disadvantaged groups and strengthening Government and Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) capacity. She has worked with a variety of inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations and donors, including the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Nations World Food Program (WFP), and most recently Al Alfi Foundation.

Ali Ayman
  • Ali Ayman
  • Ventures Analyst
  • Ventures Analyst
  • Plug and Play
  • Plug and Play
  • Egypt
  • Bachelor Degree in Business Administration concentration in Finance. Interned in Asset management, Corporate Credit and private equity. Currently, Investor Analyst at Plug and Play.

Karim Elhayawan
  • Karim Elhayawan
  • Founder
  • Founder
  • Design Point Studio
  • Design Point Studio
  • Egypt
  • Karim El Hayawan, an interior architect and photographer who utilizes his wanderings throughout Cairo to capture those that genuinely embody the best of what the city has to offer. He worked in Dar El Handasah, the well-known consulting firm, after his graduation. He finds the study of the city's multi-layered cultural surface—which includes both abandoned architectural wonders and the well-known ones—to be very intriguing. The idea of universal metaphors is a major element in his work. Therefore, he uses both film and photography to tell stories that highlight similarities in people's shared life experiences. Another Cairo-based interior designer is Nehal Leheta, that studied Art and Islamic architecture, started her career working in a French Interior Design Studio based in Egypt, where she specialized in hotels and commercial projects across the globe. She happens to have an extensive passion for food and has designed several restaurants and commercial projects. She is the author of Authentic Egyptian Cooking from the table of Abou El Sid, and is also a food critic. While working with their respective companies, they collaborated on a project, which was a great success. It led to more successful collaborations, ranging from residential to commercial projects, such as Crave restaurants, and even on TV programs and commercials. Following a series of successful partnerships, they started to seriously reflect on quitting their current jobs in order to launch their own business. From there was the birth of Design point. They took a leap of faith and opened a small studio apartment to launch Design Point Egypt, an interior and architectural design and consultancy company, in 2003.

Karim Elhayawan
  • Karim Elhayawan
  • Founder
  • Founder
  • Design Point Studio
  • Design Point Studio
  • Egypt
  • Karim El Hayawan, an interior architect and photographer who utilizes his wanderings throughout Cairo to capture those that genuinely embody the best of what the city has to offer. He worked in Dar El Handasah, the well-known consulting firm, after his graduation. He finds the study of the city's multi-layered cultural surface—which includes both abandoned architectural wonders and the well-known ones—to be very intriguing. The idea of universal metaphors is a major element in his work. Therefore, he uses both film and photography to tell stories that highlight similarities in people's shared life experiences. Another Cairo-based interior designer is Nehal Leheta, that studied Art and Islamic architecture, started her career working in a French Interior Design Studio based in Egypt, where she specialized in hotels and commercial projects across the globe. She happens to have an extensive passion for food and has designed several restaurants and commercial projects. She is the author of Authentic Egyptian Cooking from the table of Abou El Sid, and is also a food critic. While working with their respective companies, they collaborated on a project, which was a great success. It led to more successful collaborations, ranging from residential to commercial projects, such as Crave restaurants, and even on TV programs and commercials. Following a series of successful partnerships, they started to seriously reflect on quitting their current jobs in order to launch their own business. From there was the birth of Design point. They took a leap of faith and opened a small studio apartment to launch Design Point Egypt, an interior and architectural design and consultancy company, in 2003.

Ramy Saad
  • Ramy Saad
  • Pro FC player
  • Pro FC player
  • Nasr Esports
  • Nasr Esports
  • Egypt
  • Born to Egyptian parents, Ramy Saad's life has been a dance between two distinct cultures, both rooted in the sands of Egypt and the modernity of the UAE. His early teenage years were characterized by an audacious entry into competitive gaming, shaking up the scene at the tender age of 14. He was a prodigy in Egypt, beating experienced and older competitors in his first tournament, and this feat catalyzed his passion for e-sports. It was his older brother, his mentor and biggest cheerleader, who recognized this raw talent and lit the spark that would inspire Ramy to pursue bigger stages. Ramy's journey with NASR ESPORTS began in 2018, a partnership that would be renewed in late 2022 after a spell in another renowned team in Egypt. As a part of this renowned team, he not only carved his niche but also etched his name in the annals of gaming history. His victories are numerous, evidence of the relentless determination and unmatched skill he brings to each game. A consistent contender in the global FIFA scene, Ramy has made his mark in the FIFA Global Series and FIFA Club Series, adding to his growing list of accomplishments. Despite his impressive victories and growing reputation, he remains humble, viewing each game as a new opportunity to test his skills and elevate his game to even greater heights.

Mohamed Emera
  • Mohamed Emera
  • Partner and Chief St..
  • Partner and Chief Strategy Officer
  • ILLA
  • ILLA
  • Egypt
  • Mohamed Emera is Partner and Chief Strategy Officer at ILLA Logistics Holding. His role at ILLA covers new market expansion, investment and M&A. Emera is also an angel investor with a core focus on fintech, mobility, and supply chain in the African market. He also used to be an advisor to two Africa-focused family offices Emera is passionate about value chain innovation and creating synergies among ecosystems

Yehia azzam
  • Yehia azzam
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • YAMP(Yahya Azzam Med..
  • YAMP(Yahya Azzam Media Production)
  • Egypt
  • Author, content creator, board-game designer, business owner and ex energy engineer.

Karim Shafei
  • Karim Shafei
  • Chairman & CEO of Al..
  • Chairman & CEO of Al Ismaelia
  • Al Ismaelia For Real..
  • Al Ismaelia For Real Estate Investment
  • Egypt

Basant Eissa
  • Basant Eissa
  • Interviwer and Found..
  • Interviwer and Founder of B Meets
  • B Meets
  • B Meets
  • Egypt
  • Basant Eissa is a multihyphenate and multitalented boss lady. She is an interviewer, host, and the founder of the digital platform B Meets. As a partner in TWD Production, she works with top-notch multinationals. Basant has also become one of the most talented Master of Ceremonies in Egypt. Her previous experience includes working in advertising at Leo Burnett, serving as a teaching assistant at AUC, and hosting TV shows.

Ahmed Alfi
  • Ahmed Alfi
  • Founder and Chairman
  • Founder and Chairman
  • Sawari Ventures LLC
  • Sawari Ventures LLC
  • Egypt
  • Founder and Chairman of Sawari Ventures, named as one of the most creative people in the world by Fast Company, Ahmed El Alfi has been an early stage/growth investor for over 30 years, translating to an extensive experience in funding and nurturing early-stage companies. In 1990, he founded Hybrid Capital Partners, a private investment partnership. Hybrid Capital has funded, helped grow and exited several successful companies. From 2010 to 2013 he founded Sawari Ventures, Flat6Labs, Nafham, and TATP. Flat6Labs is the MENA region’s leading startup accelerator. Nafham is the top Arabic online video educational platform covering the Egyptian, Saudi and Syrian public school curriculums, Nafham has given over 100 million free video lessons to students. TATP took over management of half of the American University in Cairo’s Tahrir Square campus to form The GrEEK Campus; a 25,000 square meter office park where over 130 companies work and collaborate. In addition to Sawari Ventures’ portfolio of investments, his current portfolio includes NeuroTrainer, Pacific Toxicology, as well as Zignal Labs. Prior to becoming an early-stage investor in 1990, he was Senior Vice President of Jefferies & Company, where he worked for 10 years. He has served on the Boards of Directors or Advisors of several corporate boards as well as multiple academic institutions.

Noha Kandil
  • Noha Kandil
  • Manager - Entreprene..
  • Manager - Entrepreneur Selection & Growth and Scale Up Program
  • Endeavor
  • Endeavor
  • Egypt
  • Noha has ~10 years work experience in the financial services sector spanning across different areas such as investment banking, corporate banking and asset management and recently, she has pursued her passion for entrepreneurship by joining Endeavor. Graduating with honors from the American University in Cairo, Noha holds a BA in Finance with a minor in Economics. She furthered her educational journey by studying Entrepreneurship at the London Business School, and joined Endeavor ~3 years ago, solidifying this passion of entrepreneurship and innovation. She is currently a Manager of the Entrepreneur Selection and Growth Department where she identifies and supports high-impact entrepreneurs to scale their businesses. Additionally, she runs the first Scale Up Program at Endeavor, a program aimed at empowering earlier stage companies across all sectors, expand internationally and raise capital, currently managing 22 companies from cohort 1 and 2.

Noura mohamed
  • Noura mohamed
  • Athletes committee
  • Athletes committee
  • IESF
  • IESF
  • Egypt
  • first female streamer in Egypt

Mohamed Kholief
  • Mohamed Kholief
  • Sr Innovation and St..
  • Sr Innovation and Strategy Consultant
  • Integrated Knowledge..
  • Integrated Knowledge Dynamics
  • Egypt
  • Dr. Mohamed Kholief is a senior consultant specializing in innovation, entrepreneurship, digital transformation, and strategy. With a profound foundation in agile methodologies and various certifications (EFQM, COBIT, ITIL), he has extensively contributed to digital advancements across diverse sectors, particularly government, startups, manufacturing, cultural and financial sectors. As a board member and lecturer, Dr. Kholief influences digital culture and transformation on national and international platforms. His impactful work includes leading strategic initiatives in Egypt and the Middle East, enhancing digital ecosystems and fostering international tech collaborations. Experience with international organizations like the UNDP, USAID, and GIZ underscores his ability to navigate and lead complex projects on a global scale. His academic credentials include a DBA from Maastricht School of Management, enhancing his leadership in digital transformation strategies.

Mohamed El-Feky
  • Mohamed El-Feky
  • Founder & CEO
  • Founder & CEO
  • Sympl
  • Sympl
  • Egypt
  • Mohamed comes with over 20 years of commercial experience, mostly in financial services with a focus on Fintech, Digital Lending, and Payments for mass-market segments. Mohamed is the Founder & CEO of Sympl. Prior to founding Sympl, Mohamed was the Chief Executive Officer of valU – Egypt’s leading Consumer Finance Company under EFG Hermes. Before that, Mohamed held several managerial and supervisory roles in diversified industries including Banque Audi, Mashreq Bank, OrasInvest, Fiat Auto Egypt & Vodafone. Mohamed holds 3 academic degrees; a Masters of Business Administration, Marketing Diploma, and Bachelor of Engineering.

Ahmed Zaater
  • Ahmed Zaater
  • Head of Marketing
  • Head of Marketing
  • Velents
  • Velents
  • Egypt
  • Ahmed Zaater is currently the head of Marketing at Velents AI. With 10 years experience in marketing, Zaater managed to build strategies for many products. He is now building “Faltah” -the world’s most advanced AI job interviews simulator.

Irene Boghdadi
  • Irene Boghdadi
  • Head of Cleantech En..
  • Head of Cleantech Entrepreneurship and MSME Support
  • Chemonics Egypt Cons..
  • Chemonics Egypt Consultants
  • Egypt
  • Ms. Irene Boghdadi is the Head of Entrepreneurship, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises at Chemonics Egypt. For over a decade she worked with SMEs, market enablers and financiers in the MENA region to enable the adoption, scale and financing of solutions in the green and circular economies. She worked with over 500 SMEs to help them grow and raise over 300 million USD in debt and equity and with 6 banks and MFIs on designing and adapting tailored green products. Ms. Boghdadi also designed and played a leading design or implementation role in Technical Assistance programmes across the MENA region including with The Challenge Fund for a Just Transition (CFJT) by Hivos and the Water and Energy for Food (WE4F), a multi-donor funded program. Ms. Boghdadi has earned a Masters in Sustainable Energy Management Systems from the University of San Francisco.

Ayman Ismail
  • Ayman Ismail
  • Founding Director
  • Founding Director
  • AUC Venture Lab
  • AUC Venture Lab
  • Egypt
  • Ayman Ismail is the Abdul Latif Jameel Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurship and Associate Professor at AUC School of Business and the founding director of AUC Venture Lab and AUC Innovation Hub. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Egypt Ventures and PayMob, and a co-founder, angel investor or board member in several fast-growing tech-startups and financial institutions. 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.

Ayman Bazaraa
  • Ayman Bazaraa
  • CEO & Co-founder
  • CEO & Co-founder
  • Sprints
  • Sprints
  • Egypt
  • Ayman Bazaraa is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for unleashing human potential through technology. As the CEO of Sprints, he has spearheaded the development of a revolutionary platform that seamlessly integrates talent assessment, hiring, payroll, and upskilling, empowering companies to build world-class tech teams. Ayman has also co-founded Avelabs, a leading provider of autonomous driving software. Avelabs was recently acquired by the Fortune 500 company Arrow.

Amr ELsherbiny
  • Amr ELsherbiny
  • Founder/CEO
  • Founder/CEO
  • Local Up
  • Local Up
  • Egypt
  • Amr Elsherbiny, a visionary 21-year-old entrepreneur, is the CEO of the groundbreaking company Local Up, a unique mobile platform that revolutionizes the fashion industry. As a partner and CEO of a Dubai-based firm, Amr has redefined the standards of excellence in business. With a strong foundation in intellectual property rights, he has secured the future of Local Up through innovative strategies. Amr's journey to success began early as he interned at prestigious companies like Tesla and Mercedes at the age of 19, gaining invaluable experience and insights. Currently a student at AAST, he continues to expand his knowledge, specializing in mechatronics with a stint in Germany. Amr Elsherbiny epitomizes the fusion of ambition, creativity, and dedication, shaping a future where innovation knows no bounds.

Dattura Dattura
  • Dattura Dattura
  • Ex Pro Player, Strea..
  • Ex Pro Player, Streamer, Content Creator
  • Freelancer
  • Freelancer
  • Egypt
  • Ex-Professional player, Content creator now and streamer on twitch

Mahmoud Medhat
  • Mahmoud Medhat
  • Content creator
  • Content creator
  • Freelanecer
  • Freelanecer
  • Egypt
  • My name is Luigi, I am a content creator and I love discussing video games and share my experience with on my channel on YouTube, but it's not only limited to video games though, I also tend to share my experience with anything I find interesting and format it into short digestible stories.

Hossam Fahmy
  • Hossam Fahmy
  • Founder & Executive..
  • Founder & Executive Chairman
  • Mori International
  • Mori International
  • Egypt
  • Hossam Fahmy, a visionary businessman and entrepreneur, has made significant contributions to both the retail and food industries, setting trends and achieving remarkable success. His journey began after graduating from a military school in the USA and the American University in London in 1998. Starting with the launch of Linea, an Italian shoe concept, he quickly demonstrated his knack for identifying consumer preferences. This success led to the introduction of Shoeroom, showcasing his ability to spot market opportunities. In a strategic shift, he entered the Food and Beverage (F&B) industry with Mint Living Cafe, later franchised in Qatar. Further diversifying, he launched Inch, a successful café, solidifying his reputation as a trendsetter. In 2007, Hossam introduced Mori Sushi, Egypt's premier sushi destination, which expanded to over 20 branches and later franchised in Dubai. He founded Mori International, overseeing various successful brands. His commitment to workforce development has seen over 10,000 employees hired and trained, contributing not only to his ventures' success but also to community upliftment. Hossam Fahmy’s journey epitomizes entrepreneurship, marked by innovation, resilience, and a relentless pursuit of excellence. His ability to navigate diverse industries and launch successful ventures makes him an inspiration to aspiring entrepreneurs globally.

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.

Rania Kadry
  • Rania Kadry
  • COO & Co-Founder
  • COO & Co-Founder
  • DRU
  • DRU
  • Egypt
  • Dr. Rania Kadry, (AUC graduate '94 '96 & ‘98) holds a diploma in CS and an MBA from the American University in Cairo as well as a PhD in Social Science Computing. This was out of the realization that incorporating smart technology in peoples’ lives can have a major impact. United with Noha Khater by a passion for helping others and providing people with a better-quality service, they initiated an innovative health care concept (Almouneer), to care for patients’ vision in a more effective manner with the use of technology. Within Almouneer, Rania created the electronic medical records warehouse, which also enables them to measure the progression of any patient’s eye issue and thus more easily treat them, especially when it comes to chronic eye diseases. The software is the first full customized practice management solution for doctors serving thousands of diabetic patients and doctors. Henceforth, Almouneer has positioned itself as the sole provider of digital diabetic eye care in MENA treating over 120 thousand patients. This has led Almouneer to start working on a health tech platform (dru). The patient app launched in 2023 allowing patients to own their entire journey to well-being, starting from obesity and prediabetes aiming to prevent diabetes all together or reduce its long-term morbidity. Rania became an Endeavor Entrepreneurs in August 2017 and due to the immense social impact of her business, they were chosen as finalists for the prestigious Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards in 2018 and Almouneer was chosen as a case study at INSEAD, the business school of the world, in 2019 & in 2022 with a virtual reality VR model. Since the inception of the idea, Rania is a huge patient advocate and have participated in countless media events to raise awareness about the importance of specialized care especially for chronic eye issues such as diabetes and its deleterious effects on the eye, she co-founded an NGO, CONTROL, working towards that cause.

Ramy Taha
  • Ramy Taha
  • Deputy CEO Retails,..
  • Deputy CEO Retails, MSMEs & Digital Banking
  • ALEXBANK
  • ALEXBANK
  • Egypt
  • Ramy Taha is the Deputy CEO Retail, MSMEs & Digital Banking. Ramy Taha joined ALEXBANK in 2010 as Head of Consumer Marketing expanding subsequently his role to take over additional responsibilities including Digital Banking and Financial Inclusion. He is a member of ALEXBANK Executive Committee and has been a key driver in his various roles during the past years, supporting the repositioning of ALEXBANK in the Egyptian market while driving its digital transformation to become one of the leading banks in this area. Taha oversees the Retail and SMEs Division, as well as the Digital Banking and Marketing activities, driving our bank towards the best multi-channel synergic approach aimed at delivering the best customer experience and satisfaction, to the entire Alexbank customers' base.

Mohamed El-Masry
  • Mohamed El-Masry
  • Director of Operatio..
  • Director of Operations
  • Egytrans
  • Egytrans
  • Egypt
  • Mohamed El-Masry is a professional Supply Chain and Logistics expert, with an extensive experience and a solid background in shipping, supply chain and logistics management for more than 19 years in this field. A professional leadership with excellent analytical demonstrated and proven experience in business commercial, business development, 3PL & 4PL management and logistics operation. Mainly focus on the global supply chain transformation and enabling information technology strategies. Also he is well known as a supply chain visionary, excellent leader and trainer with a well performing and understanding of the global supply chain business and logistics operation management.

Bernadette Bernadette
  • Bernadette Bernadette
  • Standup Comedian
  • Standup Comedian
  • Standup Comedian
  • Standup Comedian
  • Egypt
  • Egyptian comedian and content creator , Bernadette, is creating change in the comedy field. Co-launching Comedy Sett, the first female-only stand-up comedy group in addition to constantly being at shows where her sets are hilarious with her deadpan sense of humor and shocking honesty. Recently she started joining a well known film as an actress amplifying her skills on the big screen.

Waleed Khalil
  • Waleed Khalil
  • Managing Partner
  • Managing Partner
  • Den Venture Capital
  • Den Venture Capital
  • Egypt
  • Investing In Deep Tech and Tech Enabled startups in Africa and Pan Arab Countries.

Youstina Fahim
  • Youstina Fahim
  • Mental Health Vertic..
  • Mental Health Vertical Head
  • vezeeta
  • vezeeta
  • Egypt
  • Head of Vertical specializing in healthcare and product technology. 10 years Experience in strategic leadership,client relations, and driving growth. Committed to innovation and delivering results. Egypt, KSA, Lebanon and Jordan

Karim Abdullatif
  • Karim Abdullatif
  • Managing Editor
  • Managing Editor
  • SceneHome
  • SceneHome
  • Egypt
  • Born in Bahrain, Karim Abdullatif is an Egyptian architect and writer passionate about the theories and concepts influencing the world of design and architecture. He currently oversees SceneHome, an online design publication part of MO4 Network’s leading digital media portfolio.

Marwa Khalil
  • Marwa Khalil
  • Chief Delivery Offic..
  • Chief Delivery Officer
  • TechLine Group
  • TechLine Group
  • Egypt
  • Marwa Khalil - Co-founder and Chief Delivery Officer at TechLine Group, is a demand and delivery professional, with over 16 years of experience driving impactful implementation in the telecom, fintech, and digital transformation sectors. As the Chief Delivery Officer, Marwa orchestrates and executes high-stakes complex projects, ensuring seamless delivery of solutions that meet and exceed client expectations. With a proven track record of navigating complex landscapes in the telecommunications industry through her career at Etisalat Misr, Marwa has honed expertise in optimizing delivery processes, enhancing operational efficiency, and improving time to market. In TechLine Group, Marwa is consistently demonstrating a keen understanding of market demands, coupled with a relentless commitment to delivering results that drive tangible value to FinTechs and all TechLine customers. Her leadership style is characterized by a blend of strategic vision, meticulous planning, and a hands-on approach, inspiring teams to achieve their full potential and exceed goals.

Ahmed Yassin
  • Ahmed Yassin
  • Managing Director at..
  • Managing Director at Espaces - Managing Partner at Almicrophone stores
  • Espaces - Almicropho..
  • Espaces - Almicrophone
  • Egypt
  • A Capital investor who is seeking to build a community of entrepreneurs and support them in the community through venture capital. Personal details: Date of Birth: 9th of June, 1992. Marital Status: Married Nationality: Egyptian Military Status: Exemption Academic Background: College: American University in Cairo - Faculty of Engineering Department: Construction and Building Graduation year: 2019 Cumulative Grade: Excellent Certificates: MBA, ESLSCA, 2021 ● Certificate in: PMP - project management professional ● Certificate in: Financial for non-financial -2021 Certified from: American Chamber ● Certificate in: SPC - Sales Professional Certificate -2019 Certified from: American Chamber: ● Certificate in: Strategic and financial management. - 2017 Certified from: Knowledge ● Certificate in: Economics and management - 2016 Certified from: GESR program of Misr El-Kheir Foundation: ● Certificate in: From Concept to investment -2016 Certified from: ILO -International Labour Organisation. ● Certificate in: Sales and Marketing -2014 Certified from: American university in Cairo ● Certificate in: LOTUS - DISCOVER - 2012 Certified from: IIE - Project funded by USAID. Competitions and Awards: ● 2012: INJAZ program. ● 2016: MTN Entrepreneurship Challenge - Egypt winner. ● 2016: Technology and innovation entrepreneurship center (TIEC) - Acceleration program winner. ● 2017 & 2018: AAST - Entrepreneurship Rally event.- Winning 1st place for 2 consecutive years.

Nuha Gazel
  • Nuha Gazel
  • Founder & CEO
  • Founder & CEO
  • Gazels Group
  • Gazels Group
  • Egypt
  • Dr. Nuha Gazel is a highly accomplished marketer, entrepreneur, and visionary leader, serving as the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Gazels Group. With a team of passionate and creative professionals, she spearheads the company's efforts in performance and growth marketing, digital marketing, media planning, and digital brand. Through innovative and effective strategies and solutions, Gazels Group helps clients achieve their business goals and effectively reach their target audiences. With a remarkable career spanning over 10 years, Dr. Nuha Gazel has amassed experience in the marketing industry. Her expertise extends across diverse brands and sectors, both within the MENA region and globally. This wide-ranging exposure has equipped her with a deep understanding of market dynamics and the ability to tailor strategies to different business contexts. In addition to her role at Gazels Group, Dr. Gazel also serves as a digital marketing instructor and consultant at various other companies. Her passion for learning and sharing knowledge is evident in her commitment to educating others and imparting her expertise in the field of marketing. Through her instruction and consulting work, she empowers individuals and organizations to unlock their marketing potential and achieve exceptional results.

Tamara Cassis
  • Tamara Cassis
  • Chief Medical Office..
  • Chief Medical Officer
  • O7 therapy
  • O7 therapy
  • Egypt
  • Chief Medical Officer at O7 Therapy, a mental healthtech platform offering accessible support for Arabic speakers worldwide. Leveraging 8 years of clinical experience in online, hospital and private practice settings.

Bassel Elserafy
  • Bassel Elserafy
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • Adeer International
  • Adeer International
  • Egypt
  • المهندس باسل الصيرفي الرئيس التنفيذي الدولي لشركة ادير العالمية المهندس باسل الصيرفي أحد رواد تطوير الأعمال المتميزين بخبرة تزيد عن ١٥ عاما في مختلف قطاعات الأعمال وفي مقدمتها التسويق والتقنية والاستثمار والضيافة والأغذية والمشروبات والعقارات. يتمتع باسل بخبرة واسعة في العمل في عدد من الشركات العالمية حيث عمل في مختلف الأسواق في شمال أفريقيا، وأوروبا وعدد من دول الخليج والمملكة المتحدة. تقلد منصب قيادي في ادير العقارية في السعودية كرئيس تنفيذي للعمليات في بداية عام ٢٠١٦ وساهم في قيادة الشركة نحو النمو حيث حققت نجاحا منقطع النظير وبلغ معدل نموها لأكثر من ٥٠٠٪. يشغل باسل حاليا منصب الرئيس التنفيذي الدولي في ادير العالمية والعضو المنتدب لشركة بالادين للعقارات في بريطانيا، وينصب دوره على تأسيس الشركة في كل من بريطانيا ومصر، وبناء اطار العمل وخطط النمو والتطوير، وبناء استراتيجية تطوير الأعمال ، وتكوين فريق العمل، والمبيعات والتسويق وبناء الشراكات الاستراتيجية. وتمكن خلال فترة بسيطة من إدارة مشاريع ومحافظ عقارية استثمارية في بريطانيا وإدارة اكثر من ٣٠٠ وحدة عقارية تحت مظلة ادير. وفي مصر، اطلق مشروع The Port في الشيخ زايد، وكون تحالفات استراتيجية للتعاون مع عدد من الشركات المصرية الناجحة مثل شركة باراجون للتطوير العقاري. يتمتع باسل بقدرة عالية على التخطيط الاستراتيجي واكتشاف الفرص والاستثمار والتواصل مع مجتمع رجال الأعمال من حول العالم

Nervein Magdy
  • Nervein Magdy
  • Managing Director
  • Managing Director
  • Property Finder
  • Property Finder
  • Egypt
  • Nervein Magdy is Property Finder Egypt’s Managing Director where she leads the overall growth of the business and operations for the entire country. She is committed to creating a real impact for people, while embracing diversity and connecting with the best of technology. Especially as she navigates a significantly scaling property landscape. Nervein is a huge advocate for research, talent and data as key tools to drive great ROIs for real estate over the coming years. With a wealth of experience over two decades, Nervein has held various leadership positions in commercial at prominent organizations, including BeIn Media Group and OSN

Ismail Sarank
  • Ismail Sarank
  • Co-Founder & COO
  • Co-Founder & COO
  • Menthum
  • Menthum
  • Egypt
  • Ismail M. Sarhank is a professional with a diverse background in the financial services and media industries. As the Co-founder and COO of Menthum, a dynamic fintech startup, he plays a pivotal role in shaping the company's strategy, overseeing operations, and driving its rapid growth. With extensive experience in the financial sector, he also serves as the Deputy CEO of IBAG-Western Union, where he is responsible for managing money transfer operations and corporate business. During his tenure, he forged strong partnerships with the Central Bank of Egypt and other industry players. Before his role at IBAG-Western Union, Ismail held the position of Director of Operations at IBA Media, where he orchestrated a transformative shift from an Ad-based model to a copy sales and cash flow positive model. Ismail's dedication to innovation and leveraging technology for business advancement was evident in his role as Director of Business Development for IBAG-Western Union, he introduced AI and machine learning models, resulting in a substantial 15% annual revenue increase and improved business cycles. Passionate about empowering individuals to achieve financial security and independence, Ismail co-founded Menthum with the vision of providing innovative financial solutions. He continues to drive the company's mission to revolutionize the way people save and invest, ultimately improving their financial well-being. Ismail earned a BA of business administration with a minor in economics from The American University in Cairo.

Mohamed El Khatieb
  • Mohamed El Khatieb
  • Co-founder and COO
  • Co-founder and COO
  • Seqoon
  • Seqoon
  • Egypt
  • 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. Recognized by Forbes 30 under 30 in the science and technology field, Now with Seqoon, he’s on a mission to democratize real estate ownership globally.

Assem Omar
  • Assem Omar
  • Startup Programs Man..
  • Startup Programs Manager
  • inDrive
  • inDrive
  • Egypt
  • Assem is a professional with 9 years of PR and Communications experience spanning industries like technology, telecom, media, and sports marketing. With an MBA in their arsenal, Assem brings a dedicated approach to driving strategic initiatives and fostering connections in the ever-evolving startup landscape. The knack for crafting impactful narratives and translating ideas into practical strategies positions Assem as a trusted asset for navigating the intricacies of startups ecosystem.

Mahmoud ElZomor
  • Mahmoud ElZomor
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • ILLA
  • ILLA
  • Egypt

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

Mohamed Salman
  • Mohamed Salman
  • Coach / Founder and..
  • Coach / Founder and CEO
  • Analog
  • Analog
  • Egypt
  • started my passion in FIFA 11 years ago, I became a professional FIFA player for more than 4 years, Worked with Anubis from 2018-2019 and RAAD from 2020-2022.. Here is some of my achievements, Won Cairo Championship in 2013, Won Egypt Fanta masters Championship in 2015, Won Second place in Turki Al-Sheikh Championship in 2018, For the first time in 2020, Egypt participated in the qualifiers with Asia, I ranked 4th in Egypt, also when Egypt participated with Europe in the qualifiers for the world cup in 2021, I was the first Egyptian and African to reach the round 16 in the forth qualifiers, and I ranked 2 in Egypt in 2021.. After that I started my Coaching career in 2021, proudly I coached more than 50 players, 4 of them are now top 20 in Africa. Finally I decided to start my own company ANALOG, we started with organizing gaming Events and Tournaments and we are aiming to create a strong FIFA Team.

Hesham Wahby
  • Hesham Wahby
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • Cultiv & Ideaspace
  • Cultiv & Ideaspace
  • Egypt
  • Hesham Wahby is a Principal and CEO of Cultiv. He is responsible for the company's strategy and relationships, access to ventures, and coaching entrepreneurs. Cultiv is a platform and collective for enabling innovation. The company's activities include venture building, product design and development, startup acceleration, venture funding, and managing a professional network of investors and experts. As part of Cultiv, Hesham has also co-founded Ideaspace, a network of innovation and coworking spaces, as well as Cultiv Ventures, a venture capital firm focused on advanced technologies. Hesham has a background of more than 20 years in the venture capital and technology industries, with experience in strategy, business development, product design, software development and circuit design. He has held previous roles at Mentor Graphics and Mercator XXI, among others. He has also been involved in economic development initiatives through affiliation with the IEEE and Global Entrepreneurship Week. Hesham holds an MBA in Entrepreneurial and Strategic Management from the Wharton School, as well as a BS in Computer Engineering from Cairo University.

Zyad Zein
  • Zyad Zein
  • Founder & CEO
  • Founder & CEO
  • Layn
  • Layn
  • Egypt
  • Zeyad Zein is the Founder and CEO of Layn, a pioneering construction tech company focused on revolutionizing the building industry through 3D concrete printing. As the first mover in Egypt and one of the very first in the region, Zeyad is leading the charge in transforming traditional construction methods. With a deep passion for construction technologies and venture capital, he is dedicated to driving innovation and making construction faster, more efficient, and sustainable.

Ahmed Assem
  • Ahmed Assem
  • Founder & CEO
  • Founder & CEO
  • iconic engineering c..
  • iconic engineering consultancy
  • Egypt
  • After getting BSC in architecture in 2001 from Helwan University as one of the top-ranked graduates in his year, Ahmed started to gain wide experience in many positions in well-known companies and consultants in the architecture field which gave him the ability to understand the needs of all projects parties in additions to his ability for the continuous studies in the field of architecture and management. After gaining the needed experience and being a part of many successful projects and working in many great companies during his experience he decided to be specialized in leading a consultancy office managing and leading the process of all types of buildings Especially office buildings, retail stores, and other types of public buildings In 2014 Ahmed Founded ICONIC Engineering consultancy to express his special unique vision for consultancy and engineering services providers and show his designs known for strong, clean lines & comfortable Modern style, especially in the administration and commercial buildings, and his ability to change the client mindset to get impressive practical and unique designs mixing between unique style and the well-designed from the engineering perspective. Under the umbrella of his beloved quote (as much as your ambition and hard work as big as you gain success chances) he works hard with ICONIC’s team (partners in success) who are a diverse set of experts and talents to deliver a wide range of project types in many counties in Middle East which led the company to be one of the well-known consultants in the field of office spaces design and innovation. In 2021 crowned his projects’ success stories by announcing an achievement, Schneider Electric HQ building gained the LEED Gold Certificate ID+C LEED Ver.4, to be 1st consultant to gain it in Egypt with 70 points & highest score in Egypt generally and the 1st according to V4 which shows to the market a new vision of his company to concentrate on sustainability and environmental studies.

Nada AlAhwal
  • Nada AlAhwal
  • Chief Strategy Offic..
  • Chief Strategy Officer
  • Transmar
  • Transmar
  • Egypt
  • Nada El Ahwal, Chief Strategy Officer, has been with Transmar International for 7 years, a group of vertically integrated companies operating in shipping and logistics, consisting of a regional shipping line, Transmar, and a terminal operator, TCI. In her capacity Nada is responsible for strategic partnerships, M&A and growth initiatives for the group. Previously, Nada served as the Chief Experience Officer at Tabibi 24/7 a medical services start up introducing primary healthcare in Egypt. She also worked at a leading impact investing private equity fund, Bridges Ventures in London, UK, which specializes in investing in social businesses, as well as designing and managing social impact bonds (SIBs). Nada started her career at CID Consulting in Cairo, Egypt, managing the firm's business development activities, and leading local and regional expansion. Nada holds an MBA from IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain.

Sadaharu Saiki
  • Sadaharu Saiki
  • Founder & GP
  • Founder & GP
  • Sunny Side Venture P..
  • Sunny Side Venture Partners
  • Egypt
  • Sunny Side Venture Partners would like to activate the world from Africa together with entrepreneurs of good ambitions. We invest in ambitious early-stage startups in the Middle East and Africa(MEA), especially focusing on North Africa from Fund 1. Sadaharu Saiki(a.k.a. Sada), Founder & GP based in Cairo, Egypt, is passionate about finding startups with good ambitions and supporting them in scaling their businesses and their impact into the world, having invested in 15 companies so far. He worked at Dentsu Inc., one of the largest advertising companies in the world, for 6 years in Tokyo, Japan and 3 years in Bangalore, India, engaging in helping Japanese multinational corporations with marketing and communication. He is also an alum of McKinsey & Company. Sadaharu holds a Bachelor in Integrated Human Studies from Kyoto University and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) with distinction from Harvard Business School.

Amr Hamed
  • Amr Hamed
  • Managing Director
  • Managing Director
  • Hellmann Worldwide L..
  • Hellmann Worldwide Logistics
  • Egypt
  • 2020 - Now , Hellmann Egypt MD 2016 - 2019 DP World Sokhna Commercial Manager 2010 - 2016 DB Schenker GM Air & Ocean 2000 - 2009 UTi Commercial Manager

Marwan Eleskandarani
  • Marwan Eleskandarani
  • Commercial Manager
  • Commercial Manager
  • Synapse Analytics
  • Synapse Analytics
  • Egypt
  • I'm a jack of all trades within Synapse Analytics, helping with marketing, growth, sales, internal processes, and PR. My current role is Commercial Manager and I enable businesses, specifically in the Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance space, locally and internationally, with making smarter and better decisions when it comes to their financial, risk, and credit scoring. The enablement can come in the form of process automation or through providing AI-enabled tools that make better predictions on a customer's financial health. Before my role at Synapse Analytics, I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the AUC, focused on Industrial Applications. I then went through a spree of odd jobs, starting in training & team-building, cosmetics and luxury brands, business research, then finally getting the call to join Synapse Analytics. I'm currently focused on building our marketing department through unconventional means and out-of-the-box experiments to pioneer a product-led approach and scale the business many folds over.

Nehal Leheta
  • Nehal Leheta
  • Co Founder and manag..
  • Co Founder and manager of Design Point
  • Design Point
  • Design Point
  • Egypt
  • Cairo-based interior designer is Nehal Leheta, that studied Art and Islamic architecture, started her career working in a French Interior Design Studio based in Egypt, where she specialized in hotels and commercial projects across the globe. She happens to have an extensive passion for food and has designed several restaurants and commercial projects. She is the author of Authentic Egyptian Cooking from the table of Abou El Sid, and is also a food critic.

Sarah Tariq
  • Sarah Tariq
  • Digital Lead
  • Digital Lead
  • Roche
  • Roche
  • Egypt
  • I graduated from Ain Shams University Medical School and embarked on a diverse professional journey. For the past six years, I have been with Roche, where I have worked across various departments, including Commercial, Patient Partnership, and Digital Engagement. Prior to joining Roche, I gained valuable experience in the eCommerce industry as a content creator and in advertising as a copywriter.

Mohamed Adam
  • Mohamed Adam
  • Co-Founder
  • Co-Founder
  • Rawmart
  • Rawmart
  • Egypt
  • Entrepreneur learner and Tech expert with a vast range of skills and expertise. my 9 years experience in developing and launching successful tech companies and markets from scratch to growth is a testament to the ability to drive strategy and deliver results. having led tech companies from the ground up through multiple phases of growth, expert in identifying market opportunities, financial management,supply growth , product operations , marketing and customer acquisition , developing business strategies, and executing successful go-to-market plans.

Sara Khaled
  • Sara Khaled
  • North Africa Marketi..
  • North Africa Marketing Manager
  • Cooler Master
  • Cooler Master
  • Egypt
  • I thrive at the intersection of marketing innovation and event excellence. Currently driving growth and engagement as the North Africa Marketing Manager at Cooler Master, I leverage my expertise in strategic planning, market analysis, and relationship management to amplify brand presence and drive results in hardware and gaming industry. With a diverse background, I've served as an Account Manager in advertising agencies, managing a portfolio of clients across various industries including FMCG, furniture, and hospitality.

Amr Abouelazm
  • Amr Abouelazm
  • CRO and vice chairma..
  • CRO and vice chairman
  • Erada Microfinance
  • Erada Microfinance
  • Egypt
  • Co-Founder, CEO and Vice chairman of Erada Microfinance, a financial services company powered by fintech, With the partnership of The Sovereign Fund of Egypt and Etisalat Egypt e&, Erada facilitates access to microcredit, nano-lending and small enterprise lending supporting Egypt’s entrepreneurial potential leading to job creation and income generation, was previously the Executive Vice Chairman & CEO of Tamweely Micro Finance Company, he was formerly the CEO, Vice Chairman and Co-founder of Tanmeyah Micro Enterprise Services and the Deputy Director of (KFW) in Egypt. he has accumulated over 32 years of experience in various business areas including Micro Finance, Digital Financial Services, Banking, Investment and Development Finance. 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 (ICSB). President of (GEN Egypt). was the Vice Chairman of the (EFFMSMP), 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 (EVCC) and member of the advisory committee for RMBV investment firm previously a Board Member of (MSMEDA). 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 entrepreneurs and an advisor for Fintech 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.