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Monday, 1 February 2021

New appointments at Egypt’s ITIDA, ElGameya, EAEA and Export Authority

ElGameya founder Ahmed Mahmoud Abdeen (LinkedIn) has been tapped as the fintech company’s CEO, while our friend Amr AbouElazm (Linkedin) has been appointed non-executive chairman of the board, according to a statement (pdf). AbouElazm is chairman of Tamweely Microfinance and was co-founder of microfinance firm Tanmeyah.

The Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) has two new vice presidents after Communications Minister Amr Talaat appointed Hazem Nabil (LinkedIn) VP of electronic transactions security and Amani Rabei (LinkedIn) VP of IT markets development, ITIDA said in a statement (pdf) yesterday. Nabil has spent 25 years working at IBM, occupying several senior positions at the company, while Rabei worked in management positions at US tech giant Oracle for 20 years before heading up customer care at Vodafone Intelligent Solutions from 2018-2020.

Khaled Sakr has been named chairman of the Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority (EAEA), replacing Atef Abdelhamid, according to Al Mal. Sakr was previously the vice chairman for training and international cooperation at the authority.

Mamdouh Salman was appointed acting head of the Export Development Authority for six months, according to the local press. Salman has worked to promote Egypt’s exports around the world and was head of the economic and commercial office of the Egyptian embassy in China.

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