Board of advisors

Board of advisors

Steering committee

Mr. Wael Amin Partner - Sawari Ventures

He has been a Partner at Sawari Ventures since 2015.He is frequent Lecturer on Managing Professional Services and a guest lecturer at the AUC MBA program. He also was a mentor and judge to Endeavor, Flat6Labs, Google Ebda2, Injaz, and Bedaya.

Eng. Reem Asaad CEO - Raya Contact center

Asaad is a graduate of the University of Houston in Texas in Computer Science and Information Technology and Harvard Business School in Advanced Management (AMP191). After working for fifteen years in the US in information technology & financial services in companies like American International Group (AIG), etc., Asaad returned back to Egypt and joined Raya Holding in 2005. She was ranked #38 in Forbes Middle East as one of the top 100 most powerful Arabic Businesswomen 2016.

Eng.Mohamed Mohsen CEO, Si-Vision

Co-Founder & CEO of Si-Vision; founded in 2007. Eng. Mohamed Mohsen is a semiconductor professional with more than 15+ years of experience holding BSc and MSc degrees in Electronic & Communication Engineering from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt; with strong business, management and entrepreneurial expertise. Eng. Mohsen has been driving Si-Vision LLC business leading to a worldwide business growth across APAC and North America, creating strategic partnerships with tier-one WW partners and developing the company global branding, to be known as key provider for low power wireless IP for IoT market. Back in July 2015 Eng. Mohsen and the team were able to achieve the company’s success story when Synopsys, Inc. the world’s leading provider of EDA and interface IP acquired Silicon Vision leading Bluetooth® Smart wireless technology, and a new area for Si-Vision started as the exclusive R&D partner of Synopsys Inc. in the region with very fast growing team & technologies. Prior being the CEO of Si-Vision LLC, Mr. Mohsen was VP of Business Development/Marketing, and back to 2010 he was VP of Wireless BU in Ensphere Solutions, CA, USA; delivering cutting-edge semiconductor chips to tier-one worldwide customers including Fairchild Semiconductor, Intel, Cypress Semiconductor, Sony, Toshiba, Sumitomo Electric and others. Prior to the foundation of Si-Vision, Mr. Mohsen worked at Vodafone Egypt in Global Technology department and at Si-Ware Systems as AMS Design Team.

Dr.Mohamed Shedeed EiTESAL Director

Dr. Shedeed founded the science and technology center of excellence of material research. He is one of the dominate electronics industry figures and contributed with other figures in drafting the national Electronics strategy. He is fond of voluntary work and was sitting in the board of EiTESAL NGO for 6 years. He is now the managing director of EITESAL since August 2011. He supervised the establishment of EBNI incubator since 2014.

Dr. Hazem Eltahawy EiTESAL Chairman

Managing Director of MENA Region, Mentor Graphics. He is member of different organizations such as IEEE (Circuit & System, Computer Society, Design and Test, Embedded System, Management and Quality Control), EITESAL, AmCham, CIT, SEBA, SECC, Engineering Chamber (Electronics section) that are working to promote technology and support the development of Ecosystem in the region.


Eng. Mohamed Abd-elmaksood Executive Manager- Delta Technopreneurs Association

Experienced in Business development, developing startups processes, educate and train entrepreneurs and providing legal consultation. He worked as Business Development Manager at Nile Academy for Science and the Project Manager in ITEC - RAYA Corp (Information Technology Engineering Consultancy).

Dr. Nabil Shalaby

Prof. Maged Ghoneima ASU – iHub Founder

Maged has co-founded three startups in the fields of Electronics, Systems and Software. He currently leads the Mechatronics Engineering department at Ain Shams University, while also managing (iHub : Innovation Hub) the largest multi-university innovation & entrepreneurship center in Egyptian universities that started in 2012.

Dr. Haitham Hamza Egypt IoT Forum

Eng. Amgad Kaldas Founder & CEO ARKDEV

Experienced in leading SMEs and Startups and their growth through facing challenges, developing well trained human resources and searching for the suitable markets which grantees the success of any entity. ARKDEV was once a startup specialized in software and he managed to make it one of the leading companies working with many international entities like UNICEF.

Dr Amr Wassal VP, SI-Ware

a Computer Engineering professor at Cairo University, focused on digital design, computer architecture, design automation, and most recently architectures for sensor interfacing and sensor fusion. He is also a veteran expert and consultant for the semiconductor industry working closely over the years with several companies whether locally or abroad.

Dr Hani Elgebaly Founder & CEO Avidbeam

Strategic Planner director with the mobility group at Intel Corp and the Chief Technology Officer of Intel/KACST Center of Excellence for Wireless Applications (CEWA). He also managed R&D engineering teams across Oregon, US and Bangalore, India.

Eng. Dalia Ibrahim Nahdet Misr

Prof. Hisham Haddara CEO, Si-Ware

Befor founding SWS CoFounder he was the General Manager of ANACAD Egypt, which was later acquired by Mentor Graphics Corporation. In his role with Mentor Graphics he managed the Egypt facility, and was later appointed as Chief Scientist in the Analog/Mixed-Signal Simulation Division where he started and initiative for analog design re-use.

Industrials consultants

Eng. Rasha Ali Founder & CEO, SMACRS

Dr. Ghada Bahig R&D Director, Mentor Graphics

Eng. Mohamed Saeed IDT consulting & systems CEO

The head of software division in EiTESAL. He founded two companies in software field IDT Consulting and Systems and Smartech systems. Mohammed Saeed has a notable contribution in business sector; specifically, financial markets.

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