Meet Autotech 2023 Speakers

Ahmed Abdelhamid

Sha7en Marketing Manger 

Ahmed Abdelhamid Maged, is an enthusiastic Marketing Manager

and an ardent advocate for sustainable transportation solutions. With a passion
for crafting impactful marketing strategies, I've spent over a decade in the
marketing landscape, with a keen focus on propelling the adoption of electric
vehicles and promoting a greener planet. My expertise spans digital marketing,
brand management, and content creation, all aimed at driving positive change.

🎓 Education: DBA candidate with an MBA from Paris ESLSCA Business School, where
I graduated with distinction. Furthermore, I hold a Bachelor's degree from
Cairo University. My insatiable thirst for knowledge has led me to pursue a
Doctorate's degree in Business Administration and Management at The Arab
Academy for Management, Banking and Financial Sciences.

Ahmed Elmazahy

Strategic Planning, Business Development & Marketing
Advisor- Automotive Sector.

20+ Years on Automotive Sector,  Worked as Marketing Research &

Development at GB Auto, Former Managing Director  at ElMasria Auto, also worked as Ford Egypt
Brand MNGR. at Fikry Group, General Marketing Manager at Arabiat Co., Former
CEO- Co Founder at Eagle Nest Consulting Firm.

Ahmed Zain

President of the Clean Energy Committee “Auto Division” in
the Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce.

An Egyptian well known entrepreneur who is considered the

disruptive pioneer of electric cars in Egypt

Who used the latest technologies in promoting it and raising
people’s awareness towards evs also he’s a consultant to several government
agencies and ministries that is related to electric vehicles, their
infrastructure and clean energy . He is also the head of a group of companies
such as:

  •  AlienZ Holding
  • Kilowat
  • AlienZ service
  • Tesla Club Egypt

Alaa Salah Eldin

  • Member of the Main Committee for Defining Electric Vehicle Specifications.
  • Member of the Innovation and Local Manufacturing Enhancement Alliance at the Electronics Research Institute.
  • Developed a strategy for deepening local manufacturing in the motorcycle, tricycle, and three-wheeled passenger transport vehicle
    industry by identifying components for local production.
  • Member of the committee responsible for conducting a strategic study of the automotive industry.
  • Member of the Automotive Financing Fund Board.
  • Advisor to the President of the General Authority for
    Industrial Development for local manufacturing development.
  •  Member of the Board of Directors of the Industrial Development Authority.
  • Member of the Industry Technology Council under the Academy of Scientific Research from 2013 to 2021.
  • Member of the Technology Transfer and Local Manufacturing Committee for the Dabaa Reactor project.
  • Member of the Local Manufacturing Committee for the Manufacturing and Construction of Solar Power Stations at the Ministry of
  • Chair of the committee for preparing the map of investment opportunities information at the Ministry of Industry.
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Mega Communications, Import, and Export Company.
  • Member of the Committee for Establishing the Electronic Chips and Photovoltaic Cells Project.
  • Specialized in wireless and linear communication security and encryption.

Aly Eltayb

Co-founder and
CEO of Shift EV

Aly Eltayeb is the co-founder and CEO of Shift EV, an electric mobility startup based in Cairo, focused on electrifying fleets in emerging markets through manufacturing grade and speed retrofitting with lego packs the company designs and manufactures. The company's technology is currently deployed with leading last mile logistics fleets, under a battery as a service subscription model. Shift EV is led by an MIT / Intel / GM and backed by Union Square Ventures and other global venture investors. 

Prior to Shift EV, Aly led the business development and analytics team at Form Energy, a long duration storage startup based in Boston, USA that has raised
$800mn in financing. Aly joined as the 8th employee where he led the company's market discovery, and the development of a grid optimization analytics platform to engage customers on big battery projects. Aly led the contracting of a first-of-a-kind grid scale long duration power project with a US utility, and the development of a multi GWh global pipeline of projects. Before Form Energy, Aly was an early stage innovation manager at Corning, a Fortune 500 in the material science space, where he was responsible for the assessment of
investment opportunities in automotive and consumer electronics. 

 Prior to that, Aly developed a novel electrochemical carbon capture technology at MIT raising $1.65mn of non-dilutive funding to support R&D for commercialization. Aly holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering and MBA in Finance from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is a Cairo University graduate.


Ashraf Kara

  • Supervisor of the automotive sector at the "Elsok Elarabia" press institution.
  •  Owner of “SPARK Consultancy” Company for marketing and media consultancies.
  • Former Director of Media Communications at ACG & ITE International Exhibitions.
  • Former Director of Media Communications for Art Line for International Exhibitions and Conferences.
  • Former Banker at the Arab International Bank (AIB).

Amr Ali

Co-Founder, R&D Capacity Director at Swift Act LLC   


 Amr has a total of 19+ years of experience in embedded SW development and consultation, 12+ in Automotive Sector.

Ayman El Dabaa

Member of traffic safety committee

at The Transport Sustainability Project Steering Committee with the Japanese JICA

Secretary-General of the National
Road Safety Council


He obtained his PhD in Engineering in 2008, a
master's degree in Engineering in 2001, a bachelor's degree in Engineering in
1989, and a diploma in Police Sciences from the Police Academy in 1990. Worked
as a Police Officer at the Ministry of Interior for a period of thirty years until the rank of Major General. During this period
he served in many Police sectors such as the Criminal Evidence Investigation
Sector, and the Traffic Sector from 1993 to 2020, during which he worked in the
Operations, Licensing, Technical and Environmental
Inspection, Legal Affairs, Planning Center, Road
Accidents Research Center and Traffic Information
Systems which specialized In it the traffic development system, digital
transformation, automated
technical inspection centers for
vehicles, and model driving education
centers. He held the position of
Secretary-General of the National
Road Safety Council, and the rapporteur of the Committee for the Preparation
of the New Traffic Law. Participated
in many training programs and international
conferences in the field of traffic safety in USA, Italy, Germany, Switzerland,
Russia, European Union and Japan. Involved as a member of traffic safety committees in many government entities and international
organizations such as: The Transport Sustainability
Project Steering Committee with the Japanese
JICA, the Institutional Twinning Project Committee in the Transport Field with the European
Union, and the Road Safety Committee
with the World Health Organization,
under the auspices of the United Nations
(Road Safety Decade 2011-2020). He has authored many books and research papers
published in the field of traffic engineering and traffic safety. 

Amr Emad

Senior Aerothermal & Product Lead Engineer, Optumatics

 Amr, a respected figure at Optumatics, has significantly

advanced automotive modeling, especially in simulating internal combustion

engines and crafting thermal protection for hybrid and electric vehicles. An

Aerospace Engineering graduate from Cairo University, he specializes in

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), notably using the Overset grid method in

OpenFOAM ESI. His insights also extend to Li-Ion battery thermal management. As

the Senior Product Lead, Amr's expertise continues to shape the future of

automotive computational modeling

Ahmed Zohair

Director – Foreign Investment Promotion dept.

Investment Promotion sector- GAFI

Zohair has been appointed Director of Foreign Investment

Promotion dept. at GAFI, and his role is to promote and facilitate FDI inflow
into Egypt from all over the world through Planning regional and sectoral
investment promotion strategies. Also, he is deeply involved on setting up
action plans for investor targeting mechanisms.

In 2019 He worked for El Sewedy group as a Director of
Business development responsible for increasing company revenue by identifying
and developing new business opportunities as well as expanding brand presence.
he led cross-functional teams, manage existing partnerships, and evaluate
company business goals.

 In 2013 Mr. Zohair
joint Samsung Electronics Egypt to work as a Deputy Managing Director for four
and half years, and he was responsible for strategic planning, and production
control, as well as overseeing the operations of the factory.

Before this, Mr. Zohair was Head of Policy Advocacy and
Economic Performance since September 2005.Working with GAFI, Mr. Zohair
actively took part in several ministerial missions and conferences across many

Alaa Ibrahim

Major General Staff Engineer, Alaa Ibrahim MakhloufChairman of the Board of Directors of the National Company
for Batteries

Consulting engineer in the field of planning and management of an automobile maintenance and repair workshop in .

corps of the armed forces and has completed some courses from countries
(Ukraine -Germany - Russia – Italy-Brazil) and other Arab countries were
visited (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - Sultanate of Oman) and holds a Master’s
degree and doctorate in military sciences and is currently obtaining a
doctorate in management of Projects from the Graduate college of Statistical
Research, Cairo University.

 Appointed as Chairman
of the Board of Directors of the National Company for batteries, one of the
companies The National agency for Service and Projects in is producing
Maintenance-free batteries for all models from AH to AH capacity and these
batteries are heavy duty batteries.

The main function of the new board of management creating technical research and development department for the company With the latest
international equipment and technical devices to develop performance and make
necessary researches to improve the final product in cooperation with Korean
company (UKB).

Bassem Farouk

Director of Services Export Unit . Ex-Counselor for Trade and EconomicRelations And Head of the Commercial and Economic Office in Embassy of EgyptDakar and Embassy of Egypt in Brussels and the Commercial office inBarcelona.

Minister Plenipotentiary for Trade  &

Director of The Information and Export Services Department at the Egyptian

Commercial Service where he works since 1996 .

Director of the Digital transformation and Website Unit 

Worked in Senior

Positions in the European Union 

Department at The Egyptian Commercial Service ECS  (2006-2003) (2012-2015) and Worked as Senior

Diplomat in the Egyptian commercial Office in Barcelona ( 2002-2006 ) and Th

Egyptian Commercial Office in Brussels. Senior Coordinator for ECS in

Enterprise Europe Network.

Previous to working for the Egyptian Government Mr. Bassem Held Key positions

in Pepsico and Philip Morris and AT&T .


in progress and finished M.B.A. Arab Academy , M.A. University of Barcelona ,

B.A. The American University in Cairo.

Caroline Genedy


  • First Egyptian female Marine Service Manager
  • Teaching Assistant at AUC Mechanical Engineering
  • Certified Total Quality Management & lean six Sigma
    Green belt
  • Master of science in mechanical engineering from Ain Shams
    faculty of Engineering
  • Managed project to improve the automotive warranty procedures,
    reduce errors in warranty claims from 13.25% to 1.25% in 6 months
  • Experienced Automotive engineer with demonstrated
    achievements at Automotive Aftersales service corporates.
  • Graduated from ASU faculty of Engineering Automotive department.

Firas Awija

Chairman of Awija Auto

He is an engineer and trained by Mazda Japan. He holds many
training courses in the field of Mazda car maintenance. He was born and raised
in Syria, Aleppo Governorate, and began his professional life with his father,
the owner of a Mazda dealership in the northern region, arriving in Egypt in
2012, and he started here with the same strategy, as he was keen on. He taught
many cadres trained in maintenance, including (mechanics, electricity,
painting, and Denting). With the beginning of the introduction of electric
cars, he was one of the first to work on them, and trained a special work team
to maintain electric cars in charge of (programming, battery maintenance,
charger maintenance)

Gamal Askar


Eng. Gamal Askr is a dedicated professional with a wealth of experience
in the automotive industry. With a career spanning multiple roles, he brings
expertise in various aspects of business management, customer relations, and
industry innovation.

His journey has been marked by remarkable achievements, from his current role as Chairman & Managing Director at Al Mohandas National
Automotive Company since October 2020, where he leads with strategic vision and
fosters growth, to his tenure as After Sales Director at Subaru from April 2017 to August 2020, where he displayed exceptional leadership in enhancing customer

From February 2013 to January 2017, as After Sales Director at Al Jedaie Group KSA, Gamal showcased his strong negotiation skills,
particularly in contracts with multinational firms. His responsibilities encompassed a range of tasks across the automotive landscape, including
service, spare parts, quality, and customer complaints handling. This was a
testament to his holistic approach to industry challenges.

Throughout his career, Gamal has exhibited a dynamic approach to management, including roles such as After Sales Director for Skoda

& Seat in Doha, Qatar (January 2010 to December 2012), After Sales Manager for SKODA Egypt (August 2005 to December 2009), and more. His ability to manage operations, training programs, and quality control measures has consistently
led to enhanced service quality.

Gamal's academic background includes a Bachelors's degree in
Automotive Engineering from Helwan University, Cairo. He has further honed his
skills through an array of technical and management courses, totaling over 25
training sessions, including those conducted by Mercedes Benz, Daewoo, and
Toyota. He's also equipped with various management and leadership certifications,
culminating in a Business Improvement Management Diploma from Light House US.

With his exceptional skills, training, and dedication, Gamal  Askr continues to shape the automotive industry through innovation, sustainable
practices, and impactful leadership.

Ehab El Saka

Head of the Waste Recycling Division at the Federation of Egyptian IndustriesChairman of the Board of Directors of Hoppec Rubber Industry.

Holder of a Ph.D. in Forensic Sciences.

One of the early entrepreneurs who ventured into the field
of recycling rubber waste and reusing materials in other products.

Hoppec factory was established in 2010.

We are considered as one of the environmentally friendly,
sustainable development, circular, and green economy projects.

Hussam Kandil

Manufacturing and Quality Manager at MG motors Egypt.

 Hussam holds a B.Sc.
degree in Mechanical engineering from Ain Shams University in Cairo and an MBA
in strategic management from the Arab Academy for Science and Technology. He’s
also a certified project management professional (PMP ) from the project management
institute (PMI). Hussam has a diversified experience with General Motors North
Africa, Schneider electric, GEELY Auto, and MG Motors in quality management
systems, quality launch, auditing, project management, manufacturing processes,
new project launches and industrial engineering.

Ibrahim Mostafa

Vice Chairman for Strategies & Business Development at Sea Port

Hicham Arafa

Chief Operations Officer at Brightskies Inc. 

Eng.Hicham Arafa brings 29 years of Engineering Management experience, where he has led and contributed to the building of many leading technology companies in Egypt. Hicham Has been the Chief Operations Officer and Partner for Brightskies since the year 2017, where he has successfully steered the growth of the company from 40 engineers to 400+ engineers in 2023.

Prior to joining Brightskies, Arafa was the R&D director and Deputy General Manager for Valeo Egypt, where he spent 6 years growing
Valeo’s engineering capacity and making it the biggest software development center in Egypt and in the region, employing more than 2000 Engineers and serving all of Valeo’s Business Groups under one roof.

Prior to his role at Valeo, Arafa worked with Intel
Corporation as the Business Development Manager for Egypt, Levant and North Africa, where he opened multiple offices for Intel in Algeria, Morocco and Libya. Prior to that Hicham served as the Strategic Initiatives Manager for Intel’s Platform Definition Center based in Cairo, which was one of the four unique technical centers that Intel opened worldwide to define, plan and develop specific products for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa region.

Arafa started off his career at Intel in the USA in 1999, where he held numerous positions including Validation Architect at the Enterprise Server Group, the Embedded Intel Architecture Division, when he
finally returned to Egypt in 2003 to work for the Sales and Marketing Group.

Hicham is a Boad Member in several industry development companies and organizations, and is playing an active role to bridge the gap
between the Automotive and the ICT industries in Egypt.

 He is a member of the Board Of Directors of Silicon Waha since 2019, a Board Member of EiTESAL NGO
since 2022 and a Board Member in the Egyptian Environment-Friendly Automotive Industry Development Fund since 2023. He was born in Cairo 1971 and received his B.Sc in Electrical Communications from Cairo University in 1994, his MSEE in high performance computing from West Virginia University in 1998, and his MBA in Technology Management from the W.P.Carey school of business at Arizona State University in 2003.

Ibrahim Abou Gendy

Founder, Architect and Eco-friendly Product Designer

Ibrahim abougendy is an ecofriendly entrepreneur / designer who invents mass produceable solutions through his award wining design studio "mobikya" for tires and transfer them into innovative products in a zero emissions fashion using "upcycling" methodology.

Karim Abou Zaid

Founder at ESTBN

Karim graduated from MSA University ( Business
Administration ) and He worked in several Multinational Companies in Egypt,
Oman, UAE, Qatar, USA, and Germany in these fields ( Business Development,
Marketing, Finance)

Khaled Shedid

Chairman of El Nasr Automotive Company NASCO.

1986, I have started my career as mechanical engineer in Haeselbarth Engineering office, specialized in design of steel structures.

1988, Schindler Elevators Company, head office, Ebikon, Switzerland where I served in several positions from mechanical engineer until later senior consultant and head of the Know How Transfer department, responsible for project management in the Far East and Middle East.

1998, Managing Director and country manager for Schindler operation in Egypt.

2004, Changing career, joining MCV (Manufacturing
Commercial Vehicles), the general Agent of Mercedes Benz Commercial vehicles in Egypt, in the capacity of General Manager Export & Global Markets. 

2009 and till March 2023, I was working for Bavarian Auto Group/Global Auto, the sole importer and manufacturer of BMW passenger cars in
Egypt as General Manager.

Since 2022 till now, Chairman of El Nasr Automotive Company NASCO.

In the past 10 years besides my professional career and on regular base, I am practicing teaching in
some well-known universities in Egypt for undergraduate and postgraduate as well.


Mahmoud Essam


- Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering - Higher Technological Institute - Tenth of Ramadan City

- Foundry manager at Engineering Company for Industrial Services

- Manager of the Research and Development Department at the National Company for Transport Industry

Mohmed Afifi

 Managing partner of I.D.M. Technologies F.Z.

Graduated from Ain Shams Engineering University 1986 and has worked since with international lubricants specialists as Middle East & Far East, and is an active member in Egyptian Industrial Maintenance company and has given several
lectures. How to achieve better pro-active, predictive & preventative Maintenance in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, KSA, UAE, Bahrain, Turkey, Morocco,
India, Indonesia, Philippines, S. Korea.

His Mission has always been, to roam the globe in search of New cost effective solutions to
help maintenance team solve old problem of wear team and continues need to
overall equipment 

Mohamed Gomini

Purchasing & Inventory manager Kasrawy Group

Mohamed Beshir

Chief Engineer at Ebbam's ,

With 10 years of experience in additive

manufacturing, working with a variety of technologies to solve real-world
problems. He is passionate about using technology to make a difference.

In his role at Ebbam's, Mohamed is
responsible for leading a team of engineers in the development and
implementation of new additive manufacturing technologies.

Mohamed Fathy

CEO and  Founder of Automotive Academy

  • CEO and  Founder of Automotive Academy, the first academy specialized in the field of cars.
  • More than 10 years of experience in the field of car maintenance and fault diagnosis.
  • He hold a position of a workshop engineer in several maintenance centers and companies like  KIA motors, HYUNDAI and Toyota, Nissan.
  • More than 8 years of experience in training for technicians, engineers, maintenance centers and Automotive companies.

Mohamed Mahmoud Aboulazm

Dean Of Student Affairs, AASTMT

Born in Alexandria, Egypt on the 6th of April-1976 and received the Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering From Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, in 2008. The main research interests are simulation and modeling of single and multiphase flow, CFD,
Renewable Energy Resources and Heat and Mass Transfer. Is now an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Eng. Department at the Arab Academy for Science and Technology.

Montasser Zaiton

  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Automotive Division at the General Federation of Chambers of Commerce
  • Head of the Automotive Division in Kafr El Sheikh
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Egyptian Automobile Dealers Association
  • Member of the Consumer Protection Committee of the Automotive Division at the Cairo Chamber of Commerce

Osama Abouelela

Founder of EV DR

Dr. Osama Aboulela is a writer and businessman who has been working to spread the culture of electric mobility in Egypt since 2017. He has more than 25 years of managerial experience in various fields, including security, legal, political, marketing, sales, and automotive consulting.

Dr. Aboulela is a former colonel in the armed forces and holds a master's and doctoral degrees from the Faculty of Economics and Political Science and a bachelor's degree in law from Cairo University, in addition to diplomas in business administration, organization, and administration from Cairo University and Helwan University.In conclusion, Dr.
Osama Aboulela is a prominent figure in the field of electric mobility in Egypt, with a wealth of experience and qualifications. He has made significant contributions to the spread of electric vehicles in Egypt and has been recognized for his efforts as a keynote speaker and guest at various events.

Raafat M. Asrouga

Honorary chairperson of the Automotive Market Information Council (AMIC),

The former CEO of the Engineering Automotive Manufacturing Company (EAMCO) 

Graduate of Ain Shams University, Automotive Department, June 1969

Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Military Technical College.

Rida Baalbaki


 Mr. Baalbaki is a dynamic and results-driven entrepreneur with over 25 years of international
business experience in multiple industries including technology, security, consultancy and automotive.

In 2011 and following 10 years of leading the international business of US sec-tech giant, GET Group, Mr. Baalbaki formed Stratevise LLC
the boutique strategic advisory and M&A firm in Boston, MA. In 2013 along with his partners in Egypt, Mr. Baalbaki co-founded SELECT International
currently operates across the EMEA market providing technology solutions for information infrastructure, data management and AI.

Being Chloride Egypt’s director of YNNA Holding since June 2014, Mr. Baalbaki has been selected to join the committee in charge of overviewing the group’s business in Europe and Middle East. The committee role involves investments evaluation, setting up green-fields, business strategies,
planning and development.

 In 2022, Mr. Baalbaki started the journey of BluEV with the dream team of automotive and technology
experts to disrupt the transpiration space in EMEA region with the most sustainable, affordable e-mobility system.

Mr. Baalbaki has lived and worked throughout four continents and has done business globally throughout his career. He holds a Bachelor of
Arts from the American University of Cairo, Egypt and Mohammed V University in Rabat, Morocco.

Raafat Samir

Owner & CEO of Egyptian Auto Feeding Industrial

Board Member at German-Arab Chamber of Industry and Commerce

Board Member at Chamber of Engineering Industries


El Khanagry Group CEO

CEO at KNM Security Systems Company 

Sawsan El Awady

Environmental science and climate change expert

Member of the official youth department of the United
Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

And organizer of the European Union Climathon project

And international consultant for environmental affairs at
Innovativa Company

And President of the Impact Foundation for Environmental

Samir Allam

Board Member of the Transport Sector at the Federation of Egyptian Industries.

 He has been engaged in local car manufacturing for nearly 30 years with various companies,
including significant roles at General Motors Egypt, Egyptian International Automobile Company (Kia Egypt), Geely Automotive Company, and M.Glori

Shady El safty

Executive Director of Operation at Stellantis

Shady El Safty is visionary leader bringing in rare level business acumen with a track record of driving businesses and delivering management solutions to carve niche in global markets. Shady has rich strategic management with 20+ years’
experience with international exposure at fortune 500 corporation at China, South East Asia, and North Africa. Currently, Shady working as Executive Director of Operations at Stellantis, based at Cairo, Egypt and elected chair for local member
committee (LMC) for American Society of Quality (ASQ) at Egypt. Shady strong work ethic is underscored by his commitment to education; he earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering and master’s degree in business administration. Moreover, he is Lean Six-Sigma Master Black Belt, and Shainin Red X Master.

Shady’s efforts and accomplishments
resulted in being the first African who the global prestigious award as “2012" Young Industry Leadership Award” from Society of Automotive Engineering (SAE) and “2016 Quality Professional of the Year” from American Society
of Quality (ASQ).

Tamer Kotb

Chief Operating Officer  of Abou Ghaly Motors

Tamer Kotb is the Chief Operating Officer  of Abou Ghaly Motors, The sole distributer of Subaru brand, dealer of Jeep Alfa brand, the sole importer and operator of London cab, franchisee of SIXT rent car, and the sole distributer of Petronas lubes in Egypt. Tamer acts as the company leader, where he is overseeing and controlling the full day-to-day operations of the After- Sales department and monitoring the total performance and operations of Sales and marketing departments. Focusing on the long-term interests of the business. Pursues new business opportunities and manages functions such as company associations, employees' activities and evaluations, and other matters that relate to a company's operations. Plays an important role in marketing and corporate management.


Tamer has worked with Abou Ghaly Motors and Abdullah Abdull Ghany & Brothers Company in Qatar. He scaled from the position of Service Advisor
Engineer, Workshop Manager, Service Manager, National Service Manager, After Sales General Manager, After Sales Director, till Group Commercial Director at Abou Ghaly Motors. He joined AGM on 2001.

Tamer holds Executive Master of Business Administrations (EMBA) degree from the American
university in Cairo, Kellogg university, and Hong Kong university; B.Sc. in
Mechanical Engineering Power department from Ain Shams University Cairo, Egypt.