Top 10 Entrepreneurs in Egypt

Who are among the top ten entrepreneurs in Egypt? What makes them famous and successful? Here is what you need to know!

Top 10 Entrepreneurs in Egypt

Do you want to become your own boss, increase chances of streamlining income, choose where and when to work, and ensure consistent growth and development? If yes, you must leave your 9-5 job and focus on entrepreneurship. If you live in Egypt, reading about these top ten entrepreneurs will inspire you to achieve your goals. Read on!

1. Omar Samra

Omar Samara is an entrepreneur, adventurer, and public speaker. People consider him among the youngest Egyptians who climbed Mount Everest. Samara is the founder of Wild Guanabana Company, an organization that designs and creates authentic adventure or travel experiences for tourists worldwide.

2. Dina El Mofty

Dina El Mofty is one of Egypt’s most reputable entrepreneurs and businesswomen. She focused on youth development in her twenties and made substantial efforts to establish Injaz Egypt, a program that inspires and encourages young people in Egypt to start their own businesses.

Dina has partnered with schools, colleges, universities, and private organizations to equip young people with essential tools to streamline their entrepreneurial journeys.

3. Nemat Shafik

Nemat Shafik is the director of the London School of Economics and specializes in running the political science department. Although Nemat Shafik is an Egyptian, she has gained popularity in the western world and is considered one of the most powerful women in the UK. She has also served as World Bank’s vice president and worked diligently to streamline the bank’s infrastructure and operations.

4. Sara Hegazy

Sara Hegazy is an inspiration for young women who want to start their own businesses in Egypt. She is a self-taught designer and learned everything via online courses. She owns a company that designs custom-fitted and embroidered style clothes. She also studied at the London College of Fashion.

5. Mohamed El-Erian

Mohamed El-Erian is a powerful businessman, economist, and analyst in Egypt. El-Erian has been the CEO of PIMCO, a global investment management company, between 2007 and 2014. In 2012, the U.S government selected him as chair of Barak Obama’s, the former U.S president, Global Development Council.

6. Naguib Sawiris

Naguib Sawiris is another Egyptian businessman and the most powerful social media influencer with over seven million followers on Twitter. Sawiris is the chairman of Orascom Telecom Media & Technology Holding, an internet company. In addition, Sawiris has the largest ownership share in Euro News, making him one of the wealthiest entrepreneurs in Egypt.

7. Rana El-kaliouby

Rana is a computer scientist and entrepreneur with a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in research and technology development. Rana completed her post-doctorate from MIT, and currently, she is the CEO of a startup company that develops emotional artificial intelligence applications based on human perception.

8. Yasmine Helal

Yasmine Helal is a former professional basketball player and engineer. Yasmine is the founder of Educate-Me, an organization founded in 2010 to provide students with scholarships to study formal education.

She has created an exceptional socio-business model to optimize the education system in Egypt. She is an inspiration for young ladies seeking a career in entrepreneurship and for the welfare of Egyptian society.

9. Amy Mowafi

Amy Mowafi has spent ten years at Enigma as the managing editor. She joined MO4Network in 2011, a digital agency that provides cutting-edge services to businesses across the Middle East. Mowafi creative skills and experience have made MO4 the best company, with over 140 businesses as clients in the Arab world.

10. Hend Riad

Hend Riad is the founder and CEO of Flat6Labs, a project she started at University, which is now a lucrative furniture business. The company aims to reduce plastic waste in Egypt, particularly in Cairo, and maintain sustainability throughout the country. Hend Riad specializes in developing or manufacturing eco-friendly furniture. Her company has clients all over the Middle East.

Final Words

Entrepreneurship is the best way to achieve your personal and business goals and live a happier and more comfortable life. These Egyptian entrepreneurs inspire young people to brainstorm ideas, turn them into actions or practical companies, work for the betterment of society, and generate multiple income streams. Until Next Time!

  • Article based on personal opinion, experience, and research.
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