Executive Chairman - Orascom Telecom Media and Technology Holding
Chairman - Orascom TMT Investments S.à r.l.
Chairman of the Advisory Board - La Mancha Holding S.à r.l .
Chairman - Euronews
Chairman - Gemini Development
Founder - Orascom Telecom Holding S.A.E.
Mr. Naguib Sawiris 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.
Mr. Sawiris is Chairman of the Advisory Board of La Mancha Holding, an international gold producer sitting on the board of Evolution Mining, the second largest gold producer in Australia, and Endeavour Mining, Africa’s third largest gold producer.
Mr. Sawiris is also Chairman of Gemini Development, a company undertaking high-end real estate developments in various prime locations around the world.
In 2015, Mr. Sawiris managed the acquisition of 53 of Euronews, Europe’s leading news channel, and has been appointed Chairman of its board.
At international and regional levels, Mr. Sawiris served and is serving on a number of boards, committees and councils including International Advisory Committee to the New York Stock Exchange NYSE Board of Directors IAC, International Advisory Board to the National Bank of Kuwait, London Stock Exchange Group’s Africa Advisory Group, the Board of Trustees of Nile University NU, the French University in Egypt UFE, and the Arab Thought Foundation.
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 for outstanding services rendered to France. In July 2011 Mr. Sawiris was awarded the Honor of Commander of the Order of the “Stella della Solidarietà Italiana” Star of Italian Solidarity. In 2006, the prestigious “Sitara-e-Quaid-e-Azam” award was conferred upon him by General Pervez Musharref for services rendered to the people of Pakistan in the field of telecommunication, 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.