Board Member

Akil Beshir

Non-Executive Vice Chairman

On October, 22nd 2014, Eng. Akil Beshir was appointed non-executive Vice Chairman of Orascom Telecom Media and Technology Holding. At present, Akil serves as Chairman of Al-Enmaa for Agricultural Development and Livestock Company.

He began his career in 1966 as a Demonstrator at Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University Teaching Mathematics, and then assumed the post of Programmer, Systems Analyst, and Manager at AL-Ahram Management and Computer Center AMAC till 1975.

In 1978, he was appointed General Manager and Managing Director of Giza Systems after assuming the post of Manager of Computer Science Division in 1975, also he has served as Vice President of the Egyptian Computer Systems Company SAE from 1985 until 2000, and he served as a Vice Chairman of Al-Ahly Computer Equipment Company SAE from 1996 until 2000.
In 2000, he was Chairman and CEO of Telecom Egypt.

During his career, Eng. Akil has held several positions including Vice Chairman of Vodafone Egypt, Board Member of the National Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Education, Board Member of Egyptian National Railways Authority, Board Member of Nokia Siemens Networks, Board Member of the National Telecommunications Institute, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Egyptian Foundation for Technological Education and Development and the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Nile Universty.

Akil holds a Bachelor of Science Dgree BSc in Electronic Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University in 1966, and received his Diploma and Masters degree in Business Administration from the American University in Cairo in 1979.

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