Naguib Sawiris


Naguib is the Executive Chairman of Orascom TMT Investments.

Previously, he founded Orascom Telecom Holdings and led it to become the leading regional telecom player until it merged with VimpelCom, creating the world’s 5th largest mobile telecom provider in April 2011.
 As part of the merger deal, Naguib spun off Orascom Telecom’s non-GSM operations and Egyptian-based telecom assets into Orascom TMT.

At international and regional levels, Naguib serves on a number of Boards, Committees, and Councils including the Advisory Committee to the NYSE Board of Directors, the International Advisory Board to the National Bank of Kuwait, the Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs, and the Arab Thought Foundation.

Naguib 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, he 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 telecom, investments, and social sector work.

Naguib holds a diploma in Mechanical Engineering with a Masters in Technical Administration from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zürich) and a Diploma from the German Evangelical School in Cairo.