Neveen EL Tahri

  • Chairperson of 138 Pyramids;
  • Founder & Chairperson at Delta Shield for Investment and Delta Inspire;
  • Board Member EFSA, Egyptian American Enterprise Fund, Arab Moltaqa Investments, MOBINIL, Regina for Pasta;
  • She was also Egypt Country Representative of Royal Bank of Scotland.
  • Previously established Delta Group of Capital Market Companies (Delta EAB, ABN Delta, Delta Rasmala, Delta Financial Investments & Nuun Fund Services).
  • Beforehand Assistant to GM of Corporate Banking at Chase National Bank now CIB;
  • Previously Board Member of Egyptian Stock Exchange, Telecom Egypt, Banque Misr, GAFI & Egyptian Mortgage Finance Support Center, EGID, Arab Land Bank.
  • Alumnus of Harvard Business School & London Business School.

Ahmed Darwish

  • Former minister of State for Administration & Development;
  • Consultant to a number of international organizations, government organizations and companies in Egypt, Middle East, Europe and Africa;
  • Holds Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of California and B.Sc. in Electronics & Communication Engineering and M.Sc. in Computer Engineering from Cairo University.

Ayman Soliman

  • CEO of Gemini Technologies, a company investing in various industries, including technology, banking, real-estate development and food processing;
  • Prior to joining Gemini, headed Orascom Telecom Holding’s Corporate Strategy team;
  • Beforehand he was also the Vice President of EFG-Hermes Private Equity with a career in Investment banking, where he closed numerous IPO’s and M&A transactions.
  • Holds a Master’s degree in International Business and Finance, both from the American University in Cairo and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics with a Minor in Computer Science.

Marianne Hesny

  • CEO and Board Member – Hesni Group;
  • Previously, Material Planning Supervisor and then Sales Manager in Egyptian Weavers;
  • In 1990, she joined Hesni Textile group, her family business, as Sales and Marketing Director, and since 2003 she served as the company’s CFO;
  • Holds a Master in Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago and a BA from the American University in Cairo with a degree in Mathematics and a degree in Computer Science

Randa Abdou

  • Group CEO and Chief Strategist of Creative Lab Group;
  • Founder of Marketing Mix Consultancy in 1996 and co-founder of Creative Lab Advertising, ICE Branding and Change4Good;
  • Former Marketing Manager of PespsiCo Foods Egypt, Market Research Planning Manager, P&G Egypt and Account Executive, Americana Advertising;
  • Holds MSc. in International Marketing, University of Strathclyde – Scotland (Chevening Scholar) and BA in Mass Communication, AUC.

Seif Eldin Awni

  • Seif Eldin Awni is the Managing Director of branches for Wedian securities Brokerage Company.
  • Serves as a Non-executive Director and Investment Committee Member in a financial investment company-Post for Investment “PFI”.
  • Non-executive Director and Audit Committee Member in the Egyptian Investor Protection Fund-EIPF-supervised by EFSA.
  • Training consultant for the IFC-International Finance Corporation-World Bank.
  • Seif Eldin holds a B.A. in Business Administration from, Cairo University, he also holds MBA from the German University in Cairo in Finance and Investment.



Sherif Kamel

  • Professor of MIS and former founding dean, School of Business, The American University in Cairo (2009-2014);
  • Previously, Associate dean for executive education, School of Business, The American University in Cairo (2008-2009).
  • Director, Regional IT Institute (1992-2001).
  • Manager, Training Department, Cabinet of Egypt Information and Decision Support Center.
  • Research interests include IT Management, IT transfer to developing nations and eBusiness.
  • Holds PhD in Information Systems, London School of Economics and Political Science (1994).

Saleh Ali Al-Turki

  • President of Nesma Holding Company (, a privately owned Saudi Arabian company that maintains a varied business portfolio in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East (Dubai, Egypt and Turkey). These companies operate in multiple sectors including: construction; power and electrical; oil and gas; real estate and property management; hospitality and tourism; operation and maintenance; port, marine and shipping services; and telecommunication and IT.
  • Chairman of Jeddah Holding Company, Saudi Foras Investment Company, Tarahom Society for the Care of Prisoners, and Provinces Development Company, as well as a Director of the Board for Arab Poultry Breeders Company (Ommat), and ReAya Holding. He also sits on the Saudi Air Navigation Services Company and the Coutts Middle East Advisory Board.
  • Mr. Al-Turki has previously held trusted positions such as Chairman of the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Council of Saudi Chambers, and the Al-Birr Society (Jeddah), as well as Vice Chair of the Neighborhood Centers Society. He is a previous member of the Consultative Council (Makkah Region) and chaired its social development committee.
  • In the education field, he supports major educational institutions in Saudi Arabia, namely as a member of the Endowment fund of King Abdulaziz University; a member of the Board of Trustees of both the University of Business and Technology (UBT) and Dar Al-Hekma University; Effat University Advisory Board Member; and a Board Member of Al-Bayan Educational Foundation, which owns and manages several colleges in Madinah. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Saudi Research Science Institute (SRSI) at King Abdullah University for Science and Technology.
  • In 2010, he was appointed Honorary Consul of the Republic of Austria. In 2011, the Saudi Ministry of Social Affairs honored him as one of the most important supporters of social work. He is also a recipient of the Crown Prince Salman Award for the Support of Young Entrepreneurs and the Prince Mohammed Bin Fahd Award for Service of Charitable Activities.
  • Mr. Al-Turki has a BA in Public Administration from the American University of Beirut and an MA in Public Administration from California State University. He is based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Youssef Assaad

  • CEO of SHAN Investment Company.
  • Founder & CEO of Engage Ads Egypt.
  • Country Manager for NABD (نبض)
  • Digital Sales Director for Promomedia.
  • Previously, Digital Media Director for Future Media Company “Digicom” (March 2014 – July 2014)
  • IT Director & Digital Sales Manager at Adline Media Network Egypt (2010-2014).
  • Engineering projects Manager for ART (Arab Media Corporation AMC) (2004-2010)
  • Teaching Assistant in Computer Science courses, lab instruction & grading – Modern Sciences and Arts University MSA (2002-2003).
  • Holds a Bachelor of Science from Modern Science and Arts University in Computer Science & software.