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 an accomplished Financier, Corporate Treasurer, Angel Investor and Board Advisor with over 20 years of Corporate Treasury and Global Banking experience. Mr. Aboushadi is currently the Group Treasurer of Dar Group, the leading international consortium of engineering professional services firms across the globe. With operations across more than 100 countries, and a team of over 20,000. Mr. Aboushadi is an Independent Strategic and Financial Advisor to the Chairman and Board of Directors of AlFahim, one of the pillars of the UAE Economy, a Member of the Advisory Board of Sheikh Sultan Al Qasimi’s – Private Office, and a Member of the Board of Directors of Cairo Angels.

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.

Abdelrahman Edris

Junior Associate

Abdelrahman Edris

Junior Associate

Abdelrahman Edris is a Junior Investment Associate at the Cairo Angels. He is responsible for performing industry and company analysis and due diligence. As well as overseeing the general investment process and providing feedback and guidance to start ups. Abdelrahman is personally intrigued by the fields of fintech, logistics, e-commerce, gaming, and education .
Abdelrahman holds a BSc in Economics from the University of East Anglia and a MSc in Financial Economics from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam.

Mostafa Salem

Junior Associate

Mostafa Salem

Junior Associate

Mostafa Salem is a Junior Investment Associate at Cairo Angels. He is responsible for screening, analyzing, and providing feedback to developing companies. Mostafa is mainly focused on conducting diligence on tech-based companies, and is personally interested in the fields of fintech, healthcare technology, e-commerce, and renewable energy.
Mostafa holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the American University in Cairo.

Nadeen Hossam

Community Manager

Nadeen Hossam

Community Manager

A Marketing Communications Specialist, with expertise in E-commerce, Travel, Ride-hailing, and NGOs, who is deeply indulged in the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem of startups and investors helping &
empowering startups in MENA to grow and scale by integrating communications best practices into their day-to-day operations through strategic planning, brand management, and community engagement.
Driven by her passion for innovation and societal impact, Nadeen works well with business and community leaders that share her vision and values.

Laila El Deib

Associate

Laila El Deib

Associate

Laila El Deib is a Program Manager at Cairo Angels. She is responsible for MINT incubator’s day-to-day operations and challenges and designing the overall program for the incubator, as well as working with startups across various industries to ensure their constant improvement and growth. Laila is particularly interested in the rise of the role of women in entrepreneurship and the benefits this brings to all communities and developing economies. Laila holds a BA in Politics and International Relations from the University of Kent.