Core Management

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.

Zeina Mandour

General Manager

Zeina Mandour

General Manager

Zeina Mandour is the General Manager of Cairo Angels. She was previously handling the MINT Incubator Partnership as its Project Manager, and has rigorous financial consulting experience in well-known organizations like the Egyptian Ministry of Transportation, LOGIC Management Consulting, and Ironwood Investments.

Zeina holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a specialization in Finance from the American University in Cairo, and a number of professional graduate diplomas and certifications.

Advisory Board

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.