Marriott Mena House, Giza, Egypt 7-8 November, 2018
Our World Class Speakers
CEO and Executive Director, UN Global Compact
Lise Kingo is the CEO and Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact, which is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative with more than 13,500 signatories from 170 countries that have committed to aligning strategies and operations with universal. principles on human rights, labour, environment and anticorruption, and taking actions that advance societal goals.
Muhammad Al-Fouly is the Global Compact network Egypt, Executive Director / Focal Point. Muhammad acts as GCNE Executive Director and as a consultant providing necessary consultancy for the UNGCNE participants as well as policy makers and international development entities.
Deputy Minister to the Minister of Planning, Monitoring and Administrative Reform for Planning Affairs
Prof. Ahmed Kamaly graduated from the Department of Economics at the American University in Cairo (1991) and received a Master of Economics from the same university (1995) and then a PhD in Economics from the University of Maryland at College Park (2002).
Hanaa Helmy is the founding CEO of the EFG Hermes Foundation, a non-profit, non-governmental organisation that assists communities and institutions overcome financial, educational and health-related challenges.
Former Assistant Foreign Minister, Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees of October 6 University
Dr. Kheireldin Abdellatif Mohamed was Assistant Foreign Minister for Finance and Administration in (2006 -2010). As well, he was delegated to assume the Foreign Minister’s powers concerning the functional, financial and administrative affairs in 2006 till 2010.
Yannick has been working in the field of higher education & economic development in post-conflict countries since 1994. With an MA in International Relations and Sociology from the University of Amsterdam, Yannick worked for the Netherlands Minister of Development Cooperation from 1996 to 1997.
Director of Operations for Europe and the MENA region at the Institute for Economics and Peace
Serge Stroobants is the Director of Operations for Europe and the MENA region at the Institute for Economics and Peace. He is a former Colonel in the Belgian Armed Forces with an academic specialization in political sciences, international relations, security and defense, global risk analysis, foresight and crisis management.
Chairman - Polaris International for Industrial Parks
Tunç Özkan is the Chairman and founder of Polaris Foreign Investments Company, Polaris International Industrial Parks (PIIP) and Polaris Al Zamil Industrial Park (PZIP). Özkan’s main role is to focus on land development and energy projects in Egypt.
J.J. Messner is the Executive Director of FFP. Though he has broad responsibility for all of the organization’s programs, Mr. Messner also leads FFP’s security and human rights programs. He is currently the lead NGO representative on the Steering Committee of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights, a position in which he has served for six years, during which time he took an active role in expanding and improving implementation of the VPSHR and mapping the initiative’s long-term strategy.
Chief of Child Survival and Early Development Section, UNICEF Egypt Country Office
Oliver joined UNICEF in October 1992. He has worked in various programmatic areas including health, nutrition, and Early Childhood Development (ECD). He has strong skills in Research, Monitoring & Evaluation and published many articles and research reports.
Mariam Farag is leading the CSR program at MBC Group, which is responsible for driving its corporate responsibility vision and social impact strategy in the region & globally. Founded & launched in 2013, MBC Group’s CSR arm, MBC Al Amal, is an ongoing interactive initiative that is the collective umbrella for the multitude of campaigns, initiatives, and contributions whether created, launched, supported or adopted by MBC Group.
Chief Technical Advisor (CTA) at the International Labour Organization (ILO)
Amal Mowafy is currently the Chief Technical Advisor (CTA) at the International Labour Organization (ILO) managing the ILO/Canada flagship project on Decent Jobs for Egypt’s Young People (DJEP) where she works with the Government and the people of Egypt to deliver results at national, governorate and community policy and administration levels through interventions that tackle the supply, intermediation, and demand aspects of the labour market to achieve Decent Work (Sustainable Development Goal 8) for all.
Associate Professor of Management at the American University of Sharjah (UAE)
John researches business operations in conflict zones. He looks specifically at how businesses can mitigate political risk and enhance peace in conflict and post-conflict zones and how international businesses can limit their legal exposure as a result of foreign operations in conflict and post-conflict zones.
Director Center for Intercultural Dialogue and Translation (CIDT)
Cornelis Hulsman was born in 1955 in the Netherlands and first came to Egypt in 1976 where he got to know his Egyptian wife. He studied Development Sociology at Leiden University, the Netherlands, 1977-1984, with a focus on Egypt. He occupied leading positions in the Dutch emigration service and left in 1994 with his family for Egypt where he has been working on intercultural dialogue.
Professor and Director, Kyung Hee University and Director, Institute for Peace through Commerce
Stephen Yong-Seung Park is a professor of human resource and industrial relations at Kyung Hee University’s School of Management, Seoul, South Korea, where he has taught since 1999. He is a director of Institute for Peace through Commerce which was founded in 2009 at Kyung Hee
Director of International and Investor Relations, System Capital Management
He joined the leading Ukrainian holding company, System Capital Management, as Director of Corporate Communications in 2005. Since then he has been involved in developing and implementing the company’s communications, government relations and investor relations strategies. Prior to SCM he was Regional Director for eastern European public affairs and communications consultancy, MMD.
Senior Policy Advisor Employment and Peacebuilding
Dr. Farid Hegazy moved to New York in June 2018. Farid is seconded from the oldest UN specialized agencies, the International Labour Organization (ILO), to the UN Secretariat’s Peace Building Support Office, where he acts as Senior Policy Advisor Employment and Peacebuilding.
Head of Unit for Labour Mobility and Human Development (LHD) at IOM Egypt
Hugo Tavares Augusto is the Head of Unit for Labour Mobility and Human Development (LHD) at IOM Egypt. He holds an MSc in Sociology and Migration and Ethnic studies from the University of Amsterdam and over ten years’ experience with IOM on project and policy development, implementation and management related to the fields of labour migration and migration and development. Since 2008.
Global Entrepreneur: As President/ CEO of TTi Global, Lori Blaker oversees operations on five continents with offices spanning the globe including; USA, Australia, Canada, China, India, Thailand, Philippines Japan, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, Brazil, Chile, South Africa, , UK and most recently Afghanistan.
External Relations officer at United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) – The Regional Office for Arab States
He is currently the External Relations officer at United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) – The Regional Office for Arab States. Throughout the years he has worked with countries on promoting and implementing disaster risk reduction strategies and policies at regional, national and local levels. Ragy has contributed to several UN policy papers and publications and led several advocacy and awareness campaigns in the region including the “Making Cities Resilient” initiative with an aim to support sustainable urban development.
Senior Marketing & Communications Manager at NRS International
Wieke is a seasoned communications and public relations professional, who holds a B.A. in Marketing Communications from the University of Applied Sciences in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She is passionate about communication for change, corporate storytelling, CSR, design and branding. Throughout her international career, which spans three continents and four countries, she has worked in various sectors such as professional football, retail, government and currently the humanitarian and public health (malaria) field.
Asaad is a graduate of the University of Houston in Texas in Computer Science and Information Technology and Harvard Business School in Advanced Management (AMP191). After working for fifteen years in the US in information technology & financial services in companies like American International Group (AIG), etc., Asaad returned back to Egypt and joined Raya Holding in 2005.
Director of Marketing & Mass Communications - AAIB
Dr Dalia A. Kader is a recognized expert in the fields of sustainable finance and branding financial institutions. Currently, General Manager and Director of Sustainability & Marketing Communications at Arab African International Bank, she is also a Founder, Vice Chairman and Board Member of “We Owe it to Egypt” foundation, the first of its kind to be established in 2007 by a financial institution in the Middle East that started a trend for other financial institutions to join track.
Senior Advisor to the President of Egypt (Presidential Councils)
Education: Graduated from the University of Cambridge in England with a degree in Architecture, Received a MPhil in Architectural philosophy 2002. She has an MSc in Sustainable development and environmental Project Management in Rural Areas from the Centre of Environment Development and Economic Policy from the university of SOAS and is a development Policy Specialist.
Ihab I. Osman is General Manager of NADEC New Businesses, one of the largest vertically integrated dairy companies in the world with the mandate to make NADEC one of the leading diversified food security companies in the MENA area.
Chief Human Resources Officer for Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Egypt
Currently is the Chief Human Resources Officer for Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Egypt, managing 8 plants and 42 depots with HC of more than 11,000 employees. Maisa has over twenty five years of experience in HR. She is an experienced professional with extensive practice in Compensation and Benefits, Industrial Relations, Organizational Development including Talent Acquisition and Talent Management, Performance Management, Medical, Security and Administration.
Vice President-Logic Management Consulting Executive Chairman of Tatweer Learning Tech.
Dr. Fahmy is starting his new journey in the investment field by establishing the most challenging firm in the innovation and transformation world, now he is the executive chairman of Logic Ventures that is sourcing and investing in potential startups over the globe.
Uni Professor, Author, Global Compact Network Lebanon Strategic Advisor
Hasan Youness is specialized in international business management, educational administration, and educational leadership. Having acquired his degrees from Notre Dame University, KEDGE Business School and Saint Louis University respectively, he went on to pursue an executive CSR program at Harvard Business School Executive Education.
Hany fawzy is a well-‐rounded, creative and committed business professional with more than 20 years of corporate and entrepreneurship experiences with a proven success record within pharmaceutical industry in Egypt and Middle East. Founder and managing partner of Step2future; a socially responsible young, future-‐ focused and research based business Consultancy Company.
Executive Director of the Environmental Compliance Office and Sustainable Development - Federation of Egyptian Industries
Eng. Ahmed Kamal Abdel Monem has held the title of Executive Director of the Environmental Compliance Office and Sustainable Development – Federation of Egyptian Industries since 2002. He is a recognized expert in sustainable development, corporate social responsibility, and energy management. With over 15 years in the industry, he has acquired industrial and environmental auditing and technical field experience in various industrial sectors as well as practical expertise in Cleaner Production (CP) and waste management applications.
Mr. Mostafa Al Hassan has British nationality, where he got his education certificates and experience within the Construction, Infrastructure and Development Industries. He used to work multinational companies in Africa and the MENA region serving and supporting several United Nations Missions, international funds and continues to find new and creative ways to pursue the Global Goals as a strategic business priority.
Chairman & co-founder of Tamweely Micro Finance company
Mr. Abouelazm is the Chairman & co-founder of Tamweely Micro Finance company. Tamweely is a Microfinance company comprising NI Capital, Ayadi & Post For investment. Previously Mr. Abouelazm was the vice Chairman, CEO and co-founder of Tanmeyah Micro Enterprise Services before he divested his interest as the company was acquired by EFG-Hermes in a historical transaction that witnessed the highest value of a MF company in Egypt.
Inas Hegazi is the ECD Manager at UNICEF Egypt Country Office. She is recognized for her expertise in policy development, advocacy and sector wide reforms for promoting the rights of children as established under the CRC and other international frameworks.
T.V. anchor, Journalist UNESCO Laureate ( IPDC 2010) CEO ALNAHAR T.V. Channels
Starting his career as a T.V. Program director at Egyptian State T.V. for 2 years, then moved to MBC, the London – based T.V. Channel where he was appointed its director for 9 years. Back to Egypt, he established a liberal weekly newspaper: Elkhamis( www.Elkhamis.com)
Dr. Abdelhalim is currently the Deputy Director for Planning and Local Development of the Upper Egypt Local Development Program
Khaled Abdelhalim graduated as an architect/planner from Cairo University in 1990, received M.A. in Architecture: Housing Studies from the University of Newcastle, UK in 1995, and Ph.D. in housing policy, planning and practice from the University of Central England in Birmingham, UK in 2003.
Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at the British University in Egypt
Dr. Hala Hattab is Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at the British University in Egypt. As a Chemical Engineering graduate, she started her professional career as a business development officer in an engineering consultancy company and moved upwards until became the Business Development Manager. In 2007, she received Ph.D. in female entrepreneurship and added to her professional career a new academic dimension that covers research as well as teaching.
During the past 14 years, Amr El Amrousy has broadened his professional experience working in Egypt and the MENA region in the development sector. His skills include: project management, team building, staff management, coordination and supervision of projects and programs, monitoring and evaluation and capacity building.
Previous Global President of AIESEC International, Youth Advocate, Global Goals Keeper, and a Social Entrepreneur
Abdelrahman was the Global President of AIESEC, a youth-led organization striving to achieve peace and fulfillment of humankind’s potential by activating leadership qualities in youth through learning from practical experiences in challenging environments.
Shehab Eldin brings in his 17 years of experience as a Conflict Resolution expert, entrepreneur, Consultant, Executive Coach, Facilitator and Speaker across the corporate, public and development sectors, as well as the startup community and academia; focusing on Conflict Resolution, Mediation, Negotiation, Dialogue, Leadership, Strategic planning, Irrational Behavior, Public Speaking and Social Entrepreneurship.
Sarah Chawky is a consultant at Innovety, an innovation management consulting firm, that specializes in innovation and digital consulting and strategy. Innovety’s portfolio is comprised of different types of organizations from non-governmental and governmental institutions to the private sector, in a variety of industries. Innovety’s aim is to empower companies, individuals, and organizations to unleash their maximum potential, and develop innovative approaches to excel in their respective fields.
Salem Massalha is the cofounder of the Clickfunding, an innovation that enables to raise funds and awareness through social media interactions. The Clickfunding received multiple innovation awards in Paris, Capetown, Cairo, and Beyrouth.Salem has a longstanding experience in the field of development. He first started his career on the Siwa Sustainable Initiative.