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Applications for Egypt’s Entrepreneur Awards 2024 Are Now Open

Here’s the full breakdown of the 15 categories and over 50 jurors involved in this year’s awards…

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While the entrepreneurship ecosystem drowns in tech-fueled jargon and obsesses over fundraising, Egypt’s Entrepreneur Awards (EEA) celebrates the trailblazers building businesses across a myriad of industries.

From F&B entrepreneurs who have created delicious local concepts to fashion designers building homegrown brands that are making a mark on the global style scene; from creative-economy entrepreneurs disrupting the content space to inspiring individuals who are fueling vibrant business born of Egypt’s arts and cultural landscape; and from sports and wellness empires to startups that are creating impactful innovations that are disrupting traditional industries, EEA rewards hard work, commitment, dedication, creativity and consistent growth.

The jury for each category features some of the biggest names in that particular industry. Pioneers, thought-leaders and empire-builders will act as both judges and mentors throughout the rigorous process. The awards are also overseen by an independent and diverse advisory board of global industry leaders.

With the awards set to take place in September 2024, applications are now open. Entrepreneurs can apply to any one of the 15 categories by going to before July 4th.

Below you’ll find a full breakdown of the categories and the jurors for each sector…

Art to Business Award

Amir Fayo - Brand Architect, Amir Fayo Consultancy

Tarek El Ganainy - Founder & CEO, TVision for Media Productions

Hisham Mahdy - Founder & CEO, Cairo Design Week, Mental Flame

Content Innovation Award

Ahmed Younis - Chief Creative Officer, Publicis Communications KSA & Egypt

Amy Mowafi - Co-Founder & CEO, MO4 Network

Mohamed Hefzy - Scriptwriter & Founding Director, Film Clinic

Digital Solutions & Customer Experience Award

Hisham El Nazer - Managing Director, Google Egypt & MENA, New Market Expansion

Omar El Sahy - GM Amazon, Egypt

Shehab Marzban - Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Camel Ventures

Environmental Sustainability Award

Ahmed Shalaby - President & CEO, Tatweer Misr

Mohamed Mansour - Co-Founder & CEO, Infinity Group

Pakinam Kafafi - CEO, TAQA Arabia

Fashion Vanguard Award

Mohamed Talaat - CEO, Concrete

Paolo Roviera - Chief Creative Officer, Furla

Mayssa Wasfi - Founder & CEO, MW Fashion Consultancy

Fintech Excellent Award

Ahmed Nafie - CEO, Masria Digital Payments (MDP)

Inji Amr Borai - Country Manager, Mastercard

Sherine Shohdy - Head of Egypt Office & Regional Director (North Africa), British International Investment

Global Reach Achievement Award

Ahmed Tarek Khalil - General Manager, Allianz Middle East Ship Management

Farida Khamis - Chair of the Board, Oriental Weavers

Mubarak Al Mansoori - President, Snacking Business & Government Relations, Agthia Group PJSC

Industry Disruptor Excellence Award

Ahmed El Alfi - Chairman, Sawari Ventures

Ale El Shalakany - Managing Partner, Acasia Ventures

Hanan Abdel Meguid - Founder & CEO, Kamelizer

Local Hero Award

Tawfik Diab - Chairman & CEO, Cairo Financial Holding

Riad Armanious - CEO, EVA Pharma

Sally El Guindi - Strategy, S&OP & Activity Management Director (MENA), Mars

Product Design & Innovation Award

Alia El Tanani - Co-Founder, Living in Interiors

Mohamed Farouk - Chairman & CEO, Mobica Group

Karim El Hayawan - Design Principal, Design Point Interiors

Quick Serve Heroes Award

Ahmed Seddik - CEO, Board Member & Sports Entrepreneur, Alamar Foods Company

Alaa Hashem - Founder & Executive Partner, Transcendium

Omar Fathy - CEO, Thrive for Restaurant Management

Sports & Wellness Award

Seif El Wazery - Chairman & CEO, Estadat Sports Investments & Vice Chairman, Sports United

Moataz El Etreby - Founder & CEO, Blue Ribbon Egypt

Maged Helmy - CEO, Wadi Degla Holding

Outstanding Youth Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Amr Mansi - Founder, EEA; Founder & CEO, ievents

Onsi Sawiris - Co-Founder & Managing Partner, HOF Capital

Ayman Abbas - Chairman, ADES International Holding

Disruptive Duo Award for Market Innovation

Moataz Kotb - Co-Chair, AmCham Entrepreneurship and Innovation Committee; CEO, CultArk

Gamal Abou Ali - Board Member, AmCham Egypt; Partner, Hassouna and Abou Ali Law Offices Sherif Kamel - Dean, School of Business, American University of Cairo (AUC)

Nada Shousha - Co-Chair, AmCham Investment and Capital Market Committee; Vice Chairman, Egyptian American Enterprise Fund

Amal Enan - Committee Member, AmCham Entrepreneurship and Innovation Committee; Chief Investment Officer, American University in Cairo (AUC)

Rising Stars Award

Ahmed El Sewedy - President & CEO, El Sewedy Electric S.A.E

Ahmed Habib - President & CEO, Harvest Holdings & Founding Member, EO Cairo

Aladdin Saba - Founding Partner, BPE Partners

Thuraya Ismail - CEO, Mentor Arabia Foundation

Neveen El Tahri - Chairperson, Pyramids, Delta Inspire, The Pyramid 138 Private Equity, & Delta Shield Investment

Hussein Rifai - Serial Entrepreneur & Founder of Ventures

Onsi Sawiris - Co-Founder & Managing Partner, HOF Capital

Dina El Mofty - Founder, Injaz Egypt

Wael Fakharany - CEO, Edenred Middle East


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