Board

Aly El Shalakany

Chairman

Aly El Shalakany

Chairman

Aly El Shalakany is the Chairman of the Cairo Angels, one of the MENA region's leading angel investor networks that invests in and supports start-ups and early stage, high growth businesses across the Middle East and Africa. Aly has invested, mentored and coached various startups globally across a number of different sectors.

Hossam Allam

Advisory Board Member

Hossam Allam

Advisory Board Member

Hossam Allam is the founder of Cairo Angels. He is the Managing Director of Maintenance Services at Hassan Allam Construction.Previously he spent 10 years at Shell International working on the exploration and production of gas fields in the Middle East for sale into the Far East. He also chairs the National Employment Pact, a private-public sector initiative and sits on the Boards of several NGOs including Education for Employment and Endeavor Egypt

Ayman Ashour

Advisory Board Member

Ayman Ashour

Advisory Board Member

Ayman Ashour is Founder and Managing Director of Newton International Management, LLC. Ashour is a recognized leader in the ID and security industry for 35 years. Ashour's experience includes serving as Chairman and CEO of Bluehill ID and Identive Group, as COO and later CEO of the ASSA ABLOY Identification Technology Group (ITG). Ashour served as Managing Director of Williams Plc Asia Operations encompassing the Asian units of Chubb, Kidde & Yale and the global operations of Guardforce International and Chubb Physical Security Group.

Hanan Abdel Meguid

Advisory Board Member

Hanan Abdel Meguid

Advisory Board Member

Hanan Abdel Meguid is a prominent female entrepreneur and an active angel investor based in Cairo. Hanan long journey of success started in 1996, she helped establish LINKdotNET, one of the largest Internet Solutions Provider in the Region then Hanan went on to become the CEO of Link Development, Egypt’s foremost software and solutions Company.
Later on,Hanan established OTVentures, as an Orascom Telecom Media and Technology Subsidiary. In Early 2014, she stepped down to establish Kamelizer that aims to accelerate and energize the startup scene in the Middle East.

Sara Gamay

Advisory Board Member

Sara Gamay

Advisory Board Member

Sara is the director of coffee drinks start-up, Press’d Coffee. Sara is specialized in food & beverage product innovation and launch. Previously, Sara was a corporate lawyer with White & Case. Sara obtained a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and holds a Bachelor of Science with Honors in International Political Economy from Georgetown University.

Nader Aboushadi

Advisory Board Member

Nader Aboushadi

Advisory Board Member

Nader Aboushadi is the Group Treasurer for Al Fahim responsible for Treasury, Banking, Corporate Finance, Investments and Insurance for the organization. He joined the organization after an extensive career in Corporate Treasury and Banking serving in leading global corporates and financial institutions. Mr. Aboushadi has been advising on, structuring and executing funding strategies for private and publicly listed companies, has led several landmark debt-raising and debt-restructuring transactions in the region, has successfully built several treasury departments and has drafted and implemented treasury governance policies and procedures.
Prior to joining Al Fahim, Mr. Aboushadi was the Executive Director - Group Treasurer – Board Member of Unatrac Holding Ltd in the UAE and UK, a multi-billion dollar leading Caterpillar dealership with operations in 15 countries over three continents.
Before that Mr. Aboushadi was the Deputy Director of the Group Corporate Treasury Department of Orascom Construction Industries, one of the largest Construction players in the region and amongst the top 5 largest global fertilizer players.
Prior to embarking on a career in Corporate Treasury, Mr Aboushadi spent a decade with leading financial institutions between the UK, UAE and Cairo, working with Merrill Lynch, HSBC and Barclays Bank.
Mr. Aboushadi is an active member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers in the Middle East (ACT), the American Chamber of Commerce, and the Emirati - German Business Council. Mr. Aboushadi sits on the Board of several entities in Egypt and the UAE.

Team

Zeina Mandour

General Manager

Zeina Mandour

General Manager

Zeina Mandour is the General Manager of Cairo Angels, handling strategic and day-to-day operations at the network. Zeina started her career in financial consulting at the Egyptian Ministry of Transport , then joined Logic Management Consulting as Senior Business Analyst for over two years. She then moved to Ironwood Investments, a boutique private equity firm based in Cairo as Senior Associate.
Zeina received her Bachelor in Business Administration with concentration in Finance from the American University in Cairo 2014.

Ahmad Samir

Program Manager

Ahmad Samir

Program Manager

Ahmed Hegazy

Investment Associate

Ahmed Hegazy

Investment Associate

Ahmed Hegazy is an Investment Associate at Cairo Angels; he responsible for screening, analyzing, and providing feedback to developing companies. Ahmed is mainly focused on conducting diligence on tech-based companies, and is personally interested the field of healthcare technology, automotive markets, and logistics.
Ahmed holds a Bachelor of Accounting from the American University in Cairo.

Mariam Yassin

Project Lead

Mariam Yassin

Project Lead

Muhammed Hegazy

Investment Associate

Muhammed Hegazy

Investment Associate