Name Year of Birth Position Elected until
Samih O. Sawiris 1957 Chairman 2017
Adil Douiri 1963 Member 2017
Franz Egle 1957 Member 2017
Carolina Müller-Möhl 1968 Member 2017
Naguib S. Sawiris 1991 Member 2017
Marco Sieber 1959 Member 2017
Jürgen Fischer 1955 Member 2017
Jürg Weber 1961 Member 2017

Samih Sawiris - Chairman

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. Furthermore, Mr. Sawiris established El Gouna Beverages Co. in 1997, which he sold in 2001 when it was the largest beverage company in Egypt. As of April 1, 2014, Mr. Sawiris took over the position of the CEO on ad-interim basis of Orascom Development and serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Adil Douiri - Member

Mr. Douiri is the founding shareholder and CEO of Mutandis, a Moroccan consumer goods company established in 2008. Mr. Douiri served in His Majesty King Mohamed VI’s Government as Minister of Tourism (2002-2007) and later as Minister for Tourism, Crafts & Social Economy (2004-2007). In 1992 Mr. Douiri founded Casablanca Finance Group (later renamed CFG Bank), the country’s first investment bank. Until 2002 he acted as chairman of its supervisory board and is still a board member. He is also a board member of MFEx, a Stockholm based Technology Company serving the financial industry, and Holcim Maroc, a publicly listed company at the Casablanca stock exchange, subsidiary of Holcim group (now Lafarge Holcim). Mr. Douiri graduated as an engineer from the Ecole Nationale des Ponts & Chaussées (ENPC) in Paris.

Franz Egle - Member

Mr. Egle's background is in strategy development, corporate communications, media and PR. After holding senior positions in the private sector he was in charge of communications at the Swiss Fed-eral Department of Foreign Affairs and advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs (1993-1998). Be-fore co-founding Dynamics Group, a Swiss company providing strategic consulting, communication management and research analysis, Mr. Egle was a partner of Hirzel.Neef.Schmid.Konsulenten, a communication and financial consultancy firm (1999 - 2006). Mr. Egle holds a Doctor's degree in so-ciology from the University of Zurich.

Carolina Müller-Möhl - Member

Ms. Müller-Möhl is a Swiss founder, investor and philanthropist. Since 2000, Carolina Müller-Möhl has managed and presided over the Müller-Möhl Group, a single-family office that actively manages the family's investments. She currently serves on the board of directors of Gebrüder Müller Immobilien AG (since 2000), AG für die Neue Zürcher Zeitung (since 2010), a major media group in Switzerland, and in 2015 also became a board member of Fielmann AG, Europe's largest optician.

Ms. Müller-Möhl is highly committed to address socio-political causes and brings her efforts under the Müller-Möhl Foundation, which focuses on compatibility of work and family life, education, promotion of a free market in Switzerland and philanthropy in general.  Furthermore, she sits on various foundation and advisory boards that support the above causes such as Department of Economics, University of Zurich, University of St. Gallen, MBA for Women Foundation, EDGE, Avenir Suisse, Swiss Economic Forum, Schweizerische Management Gesellschaft and Bertelsmann Stiftung, Germany.

Ms. Müller-Möhl studied politics, history and law and graduated as M.A. Political Science from Freie Universität Berlin. In recognition of her success and her philanthropic commitment, the World Economic Forum nominated her as a Young Global Leader in 2007.

Naguib S. Sawiris - Non-Executive Member

Naguib S. Sawiris is the Founder and CEO of Yup (2014-present), a San Francisco based education Technology Company. Yup provides on-demand personalized learning through mobile chat with over 500,000 student sign-ups. Yup has raised $7.5M from leading tech and education investors including Index Ventures, Floodgate Fund, and Stanford University's StartX Fund. Naguib S. Sawiris attended Stanford University where he designed his own major, Economic and Enterprise Engineering. He is an active angel investor, having invested in over 20 companies including DoctorOnDemand, Transcriptic, and Womply. His investments have went on to raise $200M+ in subsequent rounds.

Marco Sieber - Member

Mr. Sieber, born in Lucerne, Switzerland, studied economics at the Business School in Lausanne. After graduating with a business degree, in 1989 he took over the family owned company SIGA Holding Ltd. together with his brother.

Mr. Sieber managed to transform SIGA into a company which operates internationally and which has over 450 employees. SIGA develops and produces products for the construction sector, namely in the field of energy-saving sealings. Mr. Sieber is member of several boards.

 

Jürgen Fischer - Member

Mr. Jurgen Fischer is founder of “The Pearl Management Consultants” in Dubai, UAE. Previously he was CEO of Dubai Properties LLC, a major real estate developer in the UAE. Besides looking after 20,000 residential leasing units, 50,000 sqm of retail space, thousands of “Built to Sell” apartments and villas and several master developments in Dubai, he was as well involved in international developments of Sama Dubai Group in, among others, Morocco and Oman. During his time with Dubai Properties he oversaw several theme park and tourist projects. Between 1995 and 2008 Jurgen Fischer held several senior positions with Hilton International, such as President Commercial Operations and President for Continental Europe, Middle East and Africa, as well as President of Scandic Hotels AB. Since 2008 Fischer is as well a Non-Executive Board member of Movenpick Hotels & Resorts and Non-Executive Chairman since 2014 to date.

Prior to joining Hilton, he worked for the Walt Disney Company in different roles in Florida and Paris including Vice President Sales and Marketing for Disneyland Paris, Director of Resort Development at Disneyland Paris and General Manager of the “Grand Floridian Beach Resort and Spa” at Walt Disney World, Florida. Fischer held several hotel management positions in Europe and Middle East after starting his professional life as a chef in 1970. He later graduated from the Ecole Hoteliere Lausanne, Switzerland and obtained an MBA with Honors from IMEDE/IMD, Lausanne in 1988.

Jürg Weber - Member

Mr. Weber holds an MBA with a Major in Finance and Strategic Planning from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Weber previously studied Civil Engineering at the School of Engineering in Switzerland and Microeconomics and English at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Before his present position as Division CEO of SIX Payment Services and Chairman of the Board of TWINT, Mr. Weber was CEO and partial owner of Boyner Financial Services in Istanbul and an entrepreneur in card issuing, purchase finance and payment services. Previously he was a consultant at McKinsey & Company where he served Swiss banking clients and later co-lead the founding of the Istanbul Office, leading to his nomination for Partner. Before that Mr. Weber served as project assistant to the Vice Chairman of UBS Phillips & Drew in London and as project manager for the CEO of UBS North America in New York, where he was elected into the “UBS Leadership Program” with a sponsorship for MBA.