Naguib Sawiris

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Naguib Sawiris, Non-executive Director

Age: 65


Naguib Sawiris is Chairman of La Mancha Group, Chairman of the Board of Orascom TMT Investments, and Chairman and CEO of Orascom Investment Holding S.A.E. He is also a director of Beltone Financial Holding, Euronews, Prima TV and Aya Napa Marina.


Mr. Sawiris serves on a number of additional boards, committees and councils including the London Stock Exchange Group’s Africa Advisory Group and the Arab Thought Foundation. He has also served on the Advisory Committee to the NYSE and the International Advisory Board to the National Bank of Kuwait.


The Sawiris family has substantial interests in the telecom, construction, fertilizer, cement, real estate and hotel development industries and other businesses. Mr. Sawiris founded Orascom Telecom Holding and developed it into a leading regional telecom player until a merger with VimpelCom Ltd created the world’s sixth largest mobile telecommunications provider.


Mr. Sawiris has received a number of honorary degrees, industry awards and civic honors, including the “Légion d’honneur”, the highest award given by the French Republic for outstanding services rendered to France, the Honor of Commander of the Order of the “Stella della Solidarietà Italiana” and the prestigious “Sitara-e-Quaid-e-Azam” award for services rendered to the people of Pakistan in the field of telecommunications, investments and social sector work.


Mr. Sawiris holds a diploma of Mechanical Engineering with a Masters in Technical Administration from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich ETH Zürich and a Diploma from the German Evangelical School, Cairo, Egypt.