Kudos: Celebrating Festivus with the best of us
Celebrating Festivus with the best of us: With 2021 coming to a close and as we reflect on the goings of the past two years, we wouldn’t have been able to get through the tough times without the hard work of our team members and staff. And so, in this special Xmas Kudos, we wanted to give a shout-out to everyone here at Enterprise and our parent company Inktank: All of you have met the challenges of our “covid era” with good cheer, kindness and hard work.
Special thanks to folks who have truly gone above and beyond and represent the best of us — all of whom took home special nods of appreciation from our Christmas / Year End party earlier this week:
- Mohamed Attia, Inktank Finance Director (Founding Partners’ Award)
- Ahmed Karama, Inktank Business Analyst (Rookie of the Year, tie)
- Samar Nabih, Inktank Account Manager (Rookie of the Year, tie)
- Fahd Omran, Enterprise Staff Reporter (Rookie of the Year)
- Amro Mokhtar, Inktank Art Director (Inktank Spirit Award)
- Mariam Ismail, Enterprise Staff Reporter (Enterprise Spirit Award)
- Ahmed Naguib, Head of Support Staff (Special Recognition Award)
Etisalat Misr CEO Hazem Metwally was named last week African mobile telecom operator CEO of the year at the 2021 Telecom Review Excellence Awards for leading the company towards becoming one of the biggest operators regionally and gaining in excess of over a mn subscribers.
OC named best regional construction company: Orascom Construction was ranked #1 construction firm in the MENA region in the Forbes Middle East list of top construction companies for 2021. It’s joined in the top 10 by Arab Contractors, which was ranked seventh.
Real estate regional recognition: Seven Egyptian companies made it to the Forbes list of top 50 real estate developers in the MENA region in 2021. The list included: SODIC, Palm Hills Developments, Talaat Moustafa Holding Group, Memaar Al Morshedy, Madinet Nasr for Housing and Development, Orascom Development Holding, and Dorra Developers.
Weightlifter Neama Said snagged three medals — two gold and one silver — at the World Weightlifting Championships happening in Taiwan now, Ahram Online reported. This was Egypt’s first run at the championships in two years since the Egyptian Weightlifting Foundation was handed a two-year suspension for testing positive for performance enhancing substances.
Matouk Bassiouny and Hennawy received the “Special Recognition for Regional Advisor in North Africa” award at the Private Equity Africa (PEA) awards, in recognition of the firm’s work as lead counsel to several local and international firms, according to a press release (pdf). The law firm advised on transactions worth USD 2 bn during 2020.