2015 Edition's Naguib Sawiris

Naguib Sawiris

Naguib Sawiris

  • Chairman – Weather Investments II

    Executive Chairman - Orascom Telecom Media and Technology Holding

    Founder - Orascom Telecom Holding S.A.E.

    Chairman – La Mancha Inc.

    Non-Executive Chairman – Accelero Capital

    Naguib Sawiris is Chairman of the Board of Weather Investments II S.à r.l, La Mancha Resources Inc.’s parent company and is also the Executive Chairman of Orascom Telecom Media and Technology Holding S.A.E. (OTMT)

    He founded Orascom Telecom Holding (OTH) and led it to become the leading regional telecom player until the much publicized merger deal with Vimpelcom Ltd, creating the world’s sixth largest mobile telecommunications provider in April 2011.

    As part of the merger deal, Mr. Sawiris has spun off Orascom Telecom’s non-gsm operations and Egyptian-based telecom assets into OTMT of which he is currently Executive Chairman.

    At international and regional levels, Mr. Sawiris serves on a number of Boards, Committees and Councils including the Advisory Committee to the NYSE Board of Directors, the Supreme Council for Sciences and Technology in Egypt, and the Arab Thought Foundation.

    On the wake of the Egyptian revolution of January 2011, Mr. Sawiris, an avid advocate of democracy and pluralism, has called for the foundation of the Free Egyptians Party (Al Masreyeen Al Ahrrar), the first and most dynamic liberal party to form in Egypt after the revolution.

    Mr. Sawiris is also the recipient of numerous honorary degrees, industry awards and civic honors, including the “Legion d’honneur” (the highest award given by the French Republic) and the prestigious “Sitara-e-Quaid-e-Azam” award (for services rendered to the people of Pakistan in the field of telecommunication, investments and social sector work)

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