Speakers Lineup

Manish Kohli
  • Manish Kohli
  • Managing Director
  • Managing Director
  • Beyond Horizon Health
  • Beyond Horizon Healt..
  • United States
  • A visionary physician leader with a demonstrated history of instrumental roles in pioneering health care endeavors globally, Dr. Kohli is passionate about transforming health and care through digital innovation and is a champion for better access to quality care for every citizen, anywhere, anytime. He is known for expertise in complex healthcare “firsts”; digital health; informatics; clinical transformation; personal well-being and preventive health. Dr. Kohli has extensive work experience in a variety of international health care settings focusing on advancing health and care through the use of health information technology. He is a frequently invited speaker globally and has lectured extensively throughout Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, the US, Europe, and Australia. He serves as Managing Director of Beyond Horizon Health, a global digital health advisory and consulting firm. He is also a Co-founder and Partner, Infinite Care Holdings.

Dimitris Litsikakis
  • Dimitris Litsikakis
  • Global Head of FinTech
  • Global Head of FinTe..
  • DeVere Group
  • DeVere Group
  • Greece
  • Dimitris Litsikakis holds a BSc in Information Technology from Piraeus University and a MSc in Project Management from Lancaster University. He worked at IBM UK as a Project Manager delivering large scale IT projects.

    He then joined Edenred Greece as Digital Transformation Manager where he led the entire digitalization of the company’s solution offering, issuing hundreds of thousands of MasterCard cards to beneficiaries. In 2018 he was appointed Country Manager for Revolut in Greece, Cyprus & Malta, where he grew the client base by 400%.

    Having secured $336M in funding, Revolut has an impressive $1,7B valuation and 4 million users across Europe. In April 2019 he joined DeVere as Global Head of FinTech, leading the group’s digital efforts. Since 2014, he also acts as Athens Chapter Director for Startup Grind, the largest entrepreneurship community in the world."

Hajdi Cenan
  • Hajdi Cenan
  • Co-founder & CEO
  • Co-founder & CEO
  • airt
  • airt
  • Croatia
  • As she describes herself, Hajdi Cenan is a non-tech person in the tech world, life-long learner, travel & wine lover, a believer in benefits of equality, and hater of writing short bios.

     

    In her previous life, she was the Executive marketing director and Director of tourism publishing in Europapress holding (now Hanza Media) and COO of DRAP, the most-awarded digital marketing/tech/innovation agency in Croatia.

     

    Currently, she is the co-founder and CEO of her newest venture, AI startup airt that enables banks to easily and quickly implement and use the power of artificial intelligence on their data. She is also one of the co-founders of PWN Zagreb, the association that promotes equality and gender-balanced leadership.

Nitin Dahad
  • Nitin Dahad
  • Journalist and entrepreneur
  • Journalist and entre..
  • embedded.com
  • embedded.com
  • United Kingdom
  • Nitin Dahad has been actively involved in technology and related industries over the last 35 years. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of a deep tech magazine, embedded.com, and a correspondent for international electronics industry publications, EE Times and EE Times Europe. He is also a board member for a regional economic development agency, the Hertfordshire LEP, and on the board of global growth startup incubator platform, Technoplat. As an entrepreneur, his track record includes taking microprocessor startup ARC International to Silicon Valley, USA, and guiding it through a billion-dollar flotation, and chairing a photonics company through its sale to a Chinese telecoms company. He also co-founded one of the first practical magazines for tech entrepreneurs in 2002, The Chilli; and also co-founded online global innovation magazine, The Next Silicon Valley. He was also a key technology ambassador for the British government and has served on the boards of UK universities.

Tarek El Kady
  • Tarek El Kady
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • Mediterranean Business Angels
  • Mediterranean Busine..
  • Egypt
  • Tarek El Kady is a leading entrepreneur in his native Alexandria, Egypt. Born and raised in Alexandria, Tarek has worked in the U.S. as a part-time web designer before launching his first company called WebArchitect. 


    After a successful decade in this business, he launched Markade which focuses on marketing, advertising, and branding. Eventually, he started Cactus which is an event management and on-ground activation agency. Lastly formed KD Group which manages the operations of the three agencies and their clients which are local, regional, and global. Last year, Tarek shook up the technology world by hosting two episodes of Techne Summit in Alexandria (October 2015 & May 2016). 


    Techne Summit is a two-day international entrepreneurship technology event that acts as a platform including the main global players in the technology industry, namely: industry professionals as speakers, technology businesses, entrepreneurs and startups, investors, users, and media representatives. In December 2016, Tarek announced the launch of Alexandria Angels, the first Alexandria based Angel Network. Consisting of a select group of founding members, all experienced in business and enthusiastic about entrepreneurship in Alexandria, the newly established network seeks to invest in promising, high-growth startups in Alexandria and the Nile delta region from mid next year onwards. The announcement came during the opening of the Rise Up Summit, the leading entrepreneurship event in the Middle East and Africa. In February 2017, Tarek launched the first of its kind nation-wide roadshow to empower entrepreneurs all over Egypt Techne Drifts - Three drifts that are in the format of a roadshow which kick-started by Upper Egypt, as a one-day summit in three different cities Assiut, Sohag, and Aswan. Then Delta in three other cities Mansoura, Zagazig, and Tanta. The Canal Drift will soon follow on 15,16 March 2017 in Suez and Port-Said respectively.


    Tarek is passionate about helping young people.

Nina Walters
  • Nina Walters
  • Managing Director
  • Managing Director
  • Expandise
  • Expandise
  • Germany
  • Nina is the founder and Managing Director of Expandise, a consultancy focused on helping companies to develop their international strategy and launch new markets. She has launched companies into multiple countries across Europe and Asia, with active experience in over 50 markets. Nina is fascinated to learn the differences unique to individual markets and brings that knowledge to her clients. She is based in Berlin but regularly exploits her travel obsession to explore and discover new things about consumer behavior in other countries. Nina studied at the University of Cambridge in England and completed her Executive MBA at ESMT in Berlin, before embarking on Ph.D. studies in Amsterdam. She is currently researching the balance between scalability and localization during the expansion process.


Francesco Cracolici
  • Francesco Cracolici
  • General manager
  • General manager
  • Nomadic Minds
  • Nomadic Minds
  • Italy
  • Francesco leads Nomadic Minds, the world’s largest network of tech CEOs and top executives that now helps emerging startup ecosystems to thrive. 


    The people in the networks have collectively raised +$4BLN and generated +$20BLN in companies’ value, and they worked with The White House, the king of Morocco, King of Jordan, Albania, Colombia, etc..

    Nomadic also connects the best seed-stage startups from emerging ecosystems with investors from the Valley to raise their Serie A.


    Prior to that, he was a two-times where he headed sales and business development.

Sebastien Toupy
  • Sebastien Toupy
  • Advisor
  • Advisor
  • Greentech Alliance
  • Greentech Alliance
  • Belgium
  • Entrepreneur, community builder & people-connector. I have a real passion for startups, innovation, and social impact. I currently dedicate my time to organizing events and running programs that help startup founders to build successful & sustainable ventures.

Ante Lucic
  • Ante Lucic
  • Director
  • Director
  • Abriva Partners
  • Abriva Partners
  • Croatia
  • Since he returned to Croatia in 2014, Ante Lucic has been leading A-Link, a strategic HR and career management consultancy, with a special focus on the future of work and education. Ante invented "Talent Capital" & ex-ANTE methodology - a new HR paradigm aiming to diagnose, evaluate, and develop human capital as the essential asset of every organization. Ante has also been an active startup mentor and advocates who founded Cronnect.me - a platform that c(r)connects Croatian startups with potential investors from the Croatian Diaspora. Two years ago he started a program to teach entrepreneurship in elementary schools, trying to raise a new generation of entrepreneurial innovators in Croatia. As an entrepreneur, Ante remains committed to empower companies and individuals to develop, maintain, and grow the most important of all resources - the human resource, as well as to harness the most powerful of all types of capital - the talent capital, in order to ensure competitiveness and innovation.

Ahmad Piraiee
  • Ahmad Piraiee
  • Director
  • Director
  • Startup Grind Warsaw
  • Startup Grind Warsaw
  • Poland
  • Director at Startup Grind Warsaw. Startup enthusiast, marketing, and communication expert. Serving companies from startups, SMEs to Fortune 500s in growth, international expansion, and other strategic decisions.

Marina Maljuric
  • Marina Maljuric
  • Special Adviser
  • Special Adviser
  • MEKST conference
  • MEKST conference
  • Serbia
  • Marina Maljurić, Special Adviser, MEKST Conference Marina Maljurić is an experienced event manager, program director, and special adviser of conferences in different fields that gather from 200 to 1000 participants. The biggest one is the MEKST conference taking place every year in Novi Sad with more than 1000 participants from 15 European countries. Since last year the organizer and moderator of both online and hybrid events. Working as a manager for the promotion and development of tourism products in the MICE sector at the Tourism organization of the City of Novi Sad helped her gain more experience in development and promotion as well as in an organization of B2B events, fam trips, festivals, etc.

Loay El Shawarby
  • Loay El Shawarby
  • Principal
  • Principal
  • El-Shawarby, Attorneys-at-Law
  • El-Shawarby, Attorne..
  • Egypt
  • Practicing in the areas of start-up structuring, governance, pre-growth and growth venture finance; international trade agreements antidumping, subsidies, safeguards and countervailing measures; international business transactions; joint ventures; and competition laws. Angel investor: Invested in Nebras Technology, Abu Erdan Technology, Eventtus, Insanyah, and Nawah Scientific, among others. Member of the Cairo and Alexandria Angels Networks. Mentor at V-Lab - AUC; Imagine Cup - GUC; the Reactor Program - Innoventures; Gesr - Misr Elkheir; TIEC; and Flat-6- Labs. (Current board member of HEGTA.) Previously, chairman of the board of the Nahdet Elmahrousa NGO (2009 - 2016). And, member of the adjunct faculty, teaching business law. The school of management, the American University in Cairo (2014 - 2016).

Wlodek Laskowski
  • Wlodek Laskowski
  • EiR
  • EiR
  • Mobility Ventures
  • Mobility Ventures
  • United Kingdom
  • Wlodek is an ex-investment banker, serial entrepreneur, and a hands-on investor with focus and deep tech, algorithmic & ML startups. When working with entrepreneurs he focuses on making sure that they address truly the deep pain warranting a disruptive change (and are not just a “nice to have”) and helps them answer seemingly simple but tough questions: who will buy it and why consistently over time?

     

    After his banking career in the UK, US and Poland, he turned into entrepreneurship (co-founded several companies, led them to successful exits), worked with the founders on getting their companies best strategic partnerships (focusing on commercial opportunities), matching them with real smart money investors and helping them to exit (with industry players). He also co-founded VC funds (like Nomad Fund, where he was a Partner) and established a deep network of VCs and investors over two decades. Born in (communist) Poland, he spends most of his life in London; proud alumnus of the LSE.

Eslam Darwish
  • Eslam Darwish
  • CEO & Founder
  • CEO & Founder
  • Just.Innovate
  • Just.Innovate
  • Egypt
    • EXPERIENCE:
      GLOBAL SVP NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT & INNOVATION at MASTERCARD.
      20 yrs in Innovation/product development, Marketing, Digital, Tech Startups & Across North America, Europe, Russia, Middle East & Africa

    • INDUSTRIES:
      Fintech, Banking, FMCG, Media & Entertainment

     

    • EMPLOYERS:
      Unilever, Citi, Twofour54, MasterCard

     

    • EDUCATION:
      Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
      Central Michigan / Arab Academy, Alex University

Cory Kidd
  • Cory Kidd
  • CEO & Founder
  • CEO & Founder
  • Catalia Health
  • Catalia Health
  • United States
  • Dr. Cory Kidd is an experienced entrepreneur who has been working in healthcare technology for more than two decades. Dr. Kidd is the founder and CEO of Catalia Health, a chronic disease care management company that provides an effective AI-powered solution to keep patients on therapy and improve outcomes. The focus of his work has been applying innovative technologies towards solving large-scale healthcare challenges. His previous company, Intuitive Automata, created interactive coaches for diabetes and weight management.

    Prior to this, Dr. Kidd received his M.S. and Ph.D. at the MIT Media Lab in human-robot interaction. While there, he conducted studies that showed the psychological and clinical advantages of using a physical robot compared to screen-based interactions. Dr. Kidd also conducted an extensive study showing the efficacy of his weight loss coach in helping people to diet, as well as completed work in nursing homes using robotic companions for elderly individuals. He received his B.S. in Computer Science and was subsequently a research faculty member at the Georgia Institute of Technology.  

    Dr. Kidd founded Catalia Health to use scalable, innovative technology to better support patients living with chronic illness. He has raised around $10 million in seed funding from VC and PE funds including Khosla Ventures, Ion Pacific, and Fusion Fund.

    As a frequent speaker, Dr. Kidd provides healthcare and technology commentary at events and in the media. In 2018 he was awarded a grant and honored as a finalist in Astellas Oncology’s C3 Award that acknowledges and supports non-medicine innovations aimed at improving the cancer care experience for patients.

Amr El Tobgi
  • Amr El Tobgi
  • Business Mixologist
  • Business Mixologist
  • ATConsuting
  • ATConsuting
  • United Kingdom
  • Amr is an innovation mixologist, passionate about ideas, people, and businesses with the potential to positively impact the world. His most recent post was with Unilever as Global Innovation Director based in the UK and he has had an accomplished career with over 20 years of experience in the FMCG industry with multinational companies. He is a true global citizen with experience in developing and growing famous international brand franchises like Dove, Axe, Clear, Lipton, Clorox and Dettol across diverse markets like Egypt, GCC, Levant, India, Turkey, UK, USA, France, and Russia, many of which he has had an immersive working and living experience.

     

    A consultant, design thinker, business coach, public speaker, trainer and mentor who over the past few years has been involved with a diverse range of corporate, governmental, entrepreneurial and developmental ecosystems which include; Nestle, Minlo, Ministry of Solidarity, Egypt Ventures Ministry of Investment, Creative Industry Summit, MIT Arab Forum for Refugees, Unilever Marketing Academy, Drosos, The American University in Cairo Centre For Entrepreneurship.

     

    His areas of expertise cover; Innovation, Strategy, Branding, Advertising, Entrepreneurship, Consumer Insight & Research, Story Telling, Pricing Strategies, and Personal Branding.

    Amr is the Campaigner ENTP personality: entrepreneurial, creative, intuitive, problem solver, enthusiast, change catalyst, abstract thinker, dot connector, challenger, inspirer, and motivator who is passionate about empowering people and businesses.

Matthew Gardiner
  • Matthew Gardiner
  • Founder
  • Founder
  • A1 AI
  • A1 AI
  • United Kingdom
  • Matthew is the founder of A1 AI, he previously worked in PwC’s Global Financial Services practice and sits on several advisory boards in Financial Services & Fintech.

    He has advised C-Suite at global FIs, asset management professionals, VCs, and their legal counsel on Fintech innovation in multiple jurisdictions in EMEA, APAC & MENA/ GCC.

    Matthew has recently spoken at: Money 2020 Europe & Asia with the FCA, ECB, DNB, MAS, BoJ, Next Money EMEA, APAC & MENA, ArabNet Dubai, Finnovasia, Bank of China, Tencent, The Emir of Kuwait Global Informatics Forum, Diwan of Royal Court of Oman, Bank Negara, The Global Leaders Forum, Institutional Investor, Global Fixed Income Institute Geneva, AIM Abu Dhabi, Arendt - Luxembourg, Gianni Origoni Rome, Techstars, Rise, Samsung, TEDXRoma & The Turing Trust.

    Matthew is visiting faculty at Cass Business School and the Asian Banking School. He is a Tech London Advocate and a mentor at a number of international tech incubators. He advises HNW/ UHNW individuals and family offices on charitable giving and is a founding

    Member of Techfugees, a global charity that promotes financial inclusion.

Ekaterina Munina
  • Ekaterina Munina
  • Founder
  • Founder
  • Personal Strategy School
  • Personal Strategy Sc..
  • Russia
  • Marketing strategy consultant. 

     

    Ekaterina had been studying in the USA, Russia, and Great Britain. Has obtained working experience developing strategies for SMEs in Argentina, The UAE, and The UK. 

     

    After returning to Russia, Ekaterina Munina adopted corporate marketing strategy tools to personal strategy and founded Personal strategy school.

    Nowadays she has hundreds of successful graduates from online and offline programs. 

Nicolas Rouhana
  • Nicolas Rouhana
  • General Manager
  • General Manager
  • IM Capital
  • IM Capital
  • Lebanon
  • Dr. Nicolas Rouhana is currently the General Manager of IM Capital, a $20M program funded under USAID MENA Investment Initiative, providing Matching Capital, Equity Guarantee, and Technical Assistance to early-stage businesses and investors in Lebanon. Between 2002 & 2015, Dr. Rouhana was the Executive Director of Berytech Technological Pole, a leading Technology Business Innovation & Incubation Center in Lebanon. He is currently Vice-President of Internet Society-Lebanon Chapter, board member of Berytech, and the current Chairman of Speed@BDD the first tech accelerator in Lebanon.

    Nicolas has a Telecommunications Engineering degree from Saint-Joseph University in Beirut, a Ph.D. in Networking Systems from Université Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris, and an EDP graduate from INSEAD, France.

Shwen Gwee
  • Shwen Gwee
  • VP Head of Digital
  • VP Head of Digital
  • BMS
  • BMS
  • United States
  • "Shwen is a recognized pioneer in digital health and social pharma, as well as a well-respected industry thought-leader who was named a Top 40 “Healthcare Transformer” by MM&M in 2015, a PR Week ""Health Influencer 50"" in 2017 & 2018 and a 2020 Constellation Research Business Transformer 150 (BT150). He sits on various advisory boards, including: Google (Healthcare), SXSW (Health), MM&M Healthcare Transformers, conversationHEALTH, GRYT Health and the Digital Health Coalition. Shwen brings over 15 years of experience leading digital strategy and driving innovation in commercial, clinical and communications organizations, both on the client-side and at leading creative agencies. He is often featured in industry publications and speaks regularly at industry events. Shwen is also very involved in the health tech startup ecosystem and organizes startup events and pitch competitions annually; and he also plays an active role running healthcare hackathons around the world as part of the MIT Hacking Medicine team."

Abdelhamid Abdella
  • Abdelhamid Abdella
  • Commercial Director
  • Commercial Director
  • Icon Creations
  • Icon Creations
  • Egypt
  • Abdel Hamid Abdella has 15+ years of experience in digital advertising, business development and product management and is currently acting as the Commercial Director and Partner at Icon Creations; a full-fledged digital agency offering digital media advertising, social media management, website and mobile application development as well as video content production. Throughout his experience at various positions in different companies, Abdel Hamid was part of teams that launched several products in the market including Vodafone Egypt’s mobile advertising program.

Omar Shoeb
  • Omar Shoeb
  • Head of Account Management and Creative Content
  • Head of Account Mana..
  • Kijamii
  • Kijamii
  • Egypt
  • A digital transformation professional with a dynamic 16-year marketing and media career that includes extensive experience in digital marketing and advertising, digital brand strategy and management, digital music distribution, television production and online journalism. Currently managing Kijamii's cross-functional core offering business unit working with a dynamic and diverse list of clients from across the region.

Mazen Yassen
  • Mazen Yassen
  • Founder
  • Founder
  • Just A GoProer
  • Just A GoProer
  • Egypt
  • Spreading positivity, showing the beauty of Egypt and the world, sharing living experiences, and changing stereotypes through visual content, with Mazen being the sole content creator of the brand.

sameh abdel fattah
  • sameh abdel fattah
  • Founder & CTO
  • Founder & CTO
  • Zvendo
  • Zvendo
  • Egypt
  • A professional with 21 years of experience in the Information Technology field and now fully focused on e-commerce. A technology lover with a genuine passion for new challenges and trends, working full-time in the e-commerce industry for the past 7 years as the founder of Business Boomers for E-commerce, the company behind zVendo.com, and the one handling the e-commerce business for many brands in the region.

Salma El Barkouky
  • Salma El Barkouky
  • CBO
  • CBO
  • Fatura
  • Fatura
  • Egypt

Khaled nimr
  • Khaled nimr
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • Fwrun
  • Fwrun
  • Egypt
  • Khaled Elnimr is a very experienced Ceo in the E-commerce market after a long and successful story in business development and market expansion around the world he landed in the fulfillment and logistics field and quickly could build Fwrun which considered to be the first Fulfilment Center assigned to E-commerce in Egypt.

Hussein Mohieldin
  • Hussein Mohieldin
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • Robusta
  • Robusta
  • Egypt
  • Hussein is a tech entrepreneur and the CEO of robusta, a tech agency based out of Egypt and Germany, since 2012, and has lead the company's journey featuring triple digit growth year over year. Hussein has also led robusta's team to launch the E-Commerce Summit, a grass-root movement to stir up the conversation about the potential of selling online, a place educating and raising the awareness of retailers and brands about the inner workings of E‐Commerce and a unique chance for top-tier retailers to network with service providers, marketeers and industry leaders sharing the passion & driving the growth of E‐Commerce in the MENA Region under the same roof in a series of yearly events. Before founding robusta, Hussein has been working at Quick-Wins as a management and strategy consultant for several family businesses and regional conglomerates in the GCC throughout transformation and turnaround exercises across several sectors including technology, retail and distribution. He has also occupied several teaching and research posts at the German University in Cairo. Hussein holds a MSc. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne and a BSc. from the German University in Cairo.

Ahmed Sheikha
  • Ahmed Sheikha
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • Brimore
  • Brimore
  • Egypt
  • Ahmed is the Co-Founder and Chief Business Officer of Brimore, a social commerce and distribution platform allowing local suppliers have nationwide access through a network of individual distributors selling their products through all possible channels (Omni-channel). Ahmed is working with a network of more than 10,000 individual distributors (Mostly women), with a continuous growth of 10X in y-o-y and more than 50 local manufacturers listed, Brimore is aiming at transforming the traditional supply chain in Egypt to be more consumer centric, through allocating marketing, sales and distribution cost on people who buy and refer the product, this allows for smooth market access for local manufacturers despite poor infrastructure, and gives women a huge social and economic empowerment opportunity without the need to leave the house. Ahmed has vast experience in Supply Chain management working in P&G through several regional and local roles, business development and project management experience working with Save the Children and co-founding Umbrella for business development, besides being an activist in youth development sector, founding and working several NGOs, and regularly giving specialized training and workshops for youth especially school students. Ahmed has BSc. in Telecommunications and Electronics Engineering from Alexandria University, and currently a masters degree candidate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation management in the Royal Institute of Technology KTH in Sweden. Interests: Supply chain management, Entrepreneurial Ecosystem development, Technology, Education, Youth Empowerment, basketball and good food

Marie Therese Fam
  • Marie Therese Fam
  • Managing Partner
  • Managing Partner
  • Flat6Labs
  • Flat6Labs
  • Egypt
  • Marie-Therese started her career in commercial banking, joining HSBC Bank Egypt in 2004. After successfully completing the corporate credit course certified by Morgan Stanely, she joined the Corporate Credit department as an Assistant Manager. In 2008, she joined Beltone Financial as a portfolio manager, managing a USD 30 million MENA focused equity fund. Marie-Therese then moved to NBK Capital in Kuwait as a fund manager to manage equity mutual funds and discretionary portfolios in the range of USD 1 billion. She was also part of the business development and fund raising team at NBK Capital, assisting the team to increase Assets Under Management from USD 45m in 2011 to around USD 1bn in 2015. Marie-Therese joined Flat6Labs, in November 2017 as Managing Partner, managing the Egypt portfolio. Since joining Flat6Labs Cairo, Marie has been managing the USD 13 million Seed Fund that has so far invested in 62 technology-enabled startups in Egypt. She has been invited to participate and join in several ecosystem events, competitions and panels sharing her insights on the Egyptian startup ecosystem. She also participated as a Judge in Hona Al Shabab, a nation-wide startup competition held in Egypt. She received her Bachelor in Economics from Cairo University in 2003 and Masters Degree in Financial Economics from the University of Warwick, England in 2007.

Ayman Ismail
  • Ayman Ismail
  • Professor and VLab Director
  • Professor and VLab D..
  • AUC Venture Lab
  • AUC Venture Lab
  • Egypt
  • Ayman Ismail is an international expert in entrepreneurship and economic development. He is currently 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 Angels. He is a co-founder, angel investor or board member in several fast-growing startups in fintech, microfinance and logistics. Previously, he was a research fellow at Harvard Kennedy School, a consultant in McKinsey & Company’s New York office, 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.

Ahmed El Sherif
  • Ahmed El Sherif
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • Openner
  • Openner
  • Egypt
  • I work with disuptive entrepreneurs to generate, build, and launch the next generation of USD 100M+ digital businesses in Egypt, the Middle East, and Africa

Yosra Badr
  • Yosra Badr
  • CIO
  • CIO
  • Seha Healthcare
  • Seha Healthcare
  • Egypt
  • Yosra Badr has over a decade of experience in digital transformation across different industries; healthcare, consumer goods, retail, nonprofits, and government organizations. She works with leadership teams and executives on IT strategic planning, developing roadmaps, executing and implementing end-to-end solutions to meet business objectives and manage organizations change

Shadi wahba
  • Shadi wahba
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • EMBER Medical
  • EMBER Medical
  • Egypt
  • Shadi Wahba is a software/hardware engineer who turned into a Healthtech entrepreneur since 2018. He got degrees from Iowa State University and UCSB before co-founding EMBER.

Omar Sakr
  • Omar Sakr
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • Nawah Scientific
  • Nawah Scientific
  • Egypt
  • Dr. Omar Sakr is the founder and CEO of Nawah-Scientific, the first online multidisciplinary research center working as an outsourcing destination for research in the fields of natural and biomedical sciences. He holds a PhD in pharmaceutical technology from the University of Geneva and an MBA degree from HULT business school in London. His career extends over 15 years of experience in the pharmaceutical field, both in academia and industry. His workplaces include Egypt, Switzerland and Germany. Dr. Sakr is also an adjunct Lecturer of entrepreneurship at Zewail City of Science and Technology. To his name, Omar holds several scientific and business awards.

Mohamed heikal
  • Mohamed heikal
  • Strategic Lead
  • Strategic Lead
  • Roche
  • Roche
  • Egypt

Hady Bsat
  • Hady Bsat
  • Founder & CEO
  • Founder & CEO
  • Drapp.me
  • Drapp.me
  • Egypt

Dina Gabra
  • Dina Gabra
  • Digital Transformation Lead
  • Digital Transformati..
  • Novartis
  • Novartis
  • Egypt