Wael Fakharany


Wael is the Managing Director & Senior Vice President of Government Relations in Egypt at Careem (the Uber of the Middle East). He is also Regional Manager of Egypt & North Africa at Google. Prior to that he was the Regional Business Lead at Google X in Middle East and Africa. In this role, he focused on building businesses and partnership models to enable Google X’s innovation in those regions.

Before joining Google X, Wael was Google’s Head of Agencies for the Middle East and North Africa as well as the Regional Manager of Google Egypt and North Africa.

Wael’s career spans 25+ years in the technology industry, and includes previous roles at 3Com, Oracle, and IBM.

He is considered one of the leading figures in the Middle East and Africa with regards to technology and innovation.

Wael holds a B.Sc. in Computer & Communications Engineering with Distinction from Ain Shams University in Egypt.