Name Year of Birth Position  
Samih O. Sawiris 1957 CEO  
Eskandar Tooma 1977 CFO  
Abdelhamid Abouyoussef 1975 Chief Hotel Officer  

Samih Sawiris - Chairman & CEO

After receiving his Diploma in economic engineering from the Technical University of Berlin in 1980, Mr. Sawiris founded his first company, National Marine Boat Factory. In 1996 he established Orascom Projects for Touristic Development and in 1997 Orascom Hotel Holdings, the two companies that later merged to form Orascom Hotels & Development S.A.E. (OHD). He has served as CEO and chairman of OHD since its incorporation. Furthermore, Mr. Sawiris established El Gouna Beverages Co. in 1997, which he sold in 2001 when it was the largest beverage company in Egypt. He also serves as chairman or as a member of the board of a number of Orascom Development subsidiary companies.

Eskandar Tooma - Chief Financial Officer

Dr. Eskandar Tooma is a tenured professor of finance, chair of the finance department and holds the British Petroleum endowed chair with the School of Business at The American University in Cairo. He combines academic experience with practical exposure through assuming a variety of public and private professional posts. He was senior advisor to the Egyptian Capital Market Authority for 3 years, as well as a member of a variety of committees. Dr. Tooma sits on the board of three EGX listed and actively traded companies: Telecom Egypt, Egyptian Resorts Company (ERC) and Madinet Nasr. He also heads the Audit Committee for ERC. Dr. Tooma obtained his B.A. in Business from The American University in Cairo and Adelphi University. He holds two M.S. degrees, the first in Finance and the second in International Economics from Adelphi and Brandeis Universities as well as a Ph.D. in Finance from Brandeis University.

Abdelhamid Abouyoussef - Chief Hotels Officer

Serves as the Chief Hotel Officer.  He is a tourism entrepreneur who started his career in design and installation of hotel electro-mechanical systems in 1998 moving on to Project Management and Owner’s Representation until 2004 when he founded his first company Shores Hotels to manage a single hotel of 200 guestrooms. With the growth of Shores Hotels’ portfolio, Mr. Abouyoussef pursued Hotel Development developing three hotels in three different destinations across Egypt. Mr. Abouyoussef is a holder of a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the American University in Cairo and a Master’s of Science from the University of California at Berkeley. He is also a commission member of the International Federation of the Automobile (FIA).