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Mr. Naguib Sawiris founded Orascom Telecom Holding (OTH) and led it to become the leading regional telecom player until the much-publicized merger deal with VEON (formerly VimpelCom Ltd.), creating the world’s sixth largest mobile telecommunications provider in April 2011.

Today he is the Chairman of Orascom Investment Holding, a holding company with a diversified investment portfolio targeting high-growth sectors where it sees opportunities of transformation and community impact in Egypt and Africa.

NS is Chairman of the Advisory Board of La Mancha Holding, with equity investments in Endeavour Mining, Horizonte Minerals PLC, Elemental Altus Royalties Corp., SRG Mining Inc. and G Mining Ventures Corp.

NS is also Chairman of Ora Developers, a company undertaking high-end real estate developments and hospitality projects in various prime locations around the world.

At international and regional levels, NS served and is serving on a number of boards, committees and councils including International Advisory Committee to the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), International Advisory Board to the National Bank of Kuwait, London Stock Exchange’s Africa Advisory Group, External Advisory Council to the Global Institute for Advanced Study at NYU, and the Board of Trustees of the Arab Thought Foundation.

NS holds a diploma of Mechanical Engineering with a Masters in Technical Administration from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zürich) and a Diploma from the German Evangelical School, Cairo, Egypt.

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