• Mr. Ahmed Abou Hendia
    Mr. Ahmed Abou Hendia
    Non-Executive Chairman

    Mr. Abu Hendia is a board member and the legal counsel of First Arabian Development and Investment. He also serves on the Board of Information and Technology Services Co. and Delta Hotels and Tourism. Mr. Abu Hendia holds a Bachelors degree in Law from Ain Shams University.

    Mr. Abu Hendia is a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee.


  • Mr. Mohamed Kamel
    Mr. Mohamed Kamel
    Vice Chairman

    Mr. Kamel assumes the role of Vice Chairman after having previously served as ERC's Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining ERC, he spent eight years with KATO Investment, one of Egypt’s largest and most diversified industrial and services conglomerates with over twenty subsidiaries in eight divisions operating in manufacturing, aerospace, tourism, real estate, construction, logistics, banking, and trading. Mr. Kamel assumed several roles in different divisions of KATO, including sales and marketing, operations and project management, business development, and finally group Vice President of Strategy at KATO Investment’s headquarters. While at KATO, he was instrumental in creating the first modern privately-held, bonded warehouse at Cairo International Airport, and managed the debt-raising process from European banks for the aerospace division. Mr. Kamel also worked as a consultant with Bain & Company in their London offices following his MBA. Mr. Kamel holds a Bachelors degree in Economics with high honors from the American University in Cairo and an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School.

  • Mr. Wael El Hatow
    Mr. Wael El Hatow
    Chief Executive Officer

    Mr. El Hatow is a veteran of the private equity industry, having served as Chief Investment Officer/Executive Director at Al Ahly Capital for 7 years. Prior to his role with Al Ahly, Mr. El-Hatow was with HC Securities and Investment for 10 years and served as Head of Investment Banking from 2004 to 2009. Mr. El-Hatow has also been a member of ERC’s board since 2010. Mr. El-Hatow, earned his BA in political science from the American University in Cairo and his MBA from Pennsylvania State University.

  • Dr. Khaled Abdelaziz Mohamed Hegazy
    Dr. Khaled Abdelaziz Mohamed Hegazy
    Board Member Representing Misr Life Insurance



  • Mr. Mohamed El Saeed Ibrahim Taaema
    Mr. Mohamed El Saeed Ibrahim Taaema
    Board Member Representing Rowad Tourism



  • Mr. Mohamed Samir Sayed Abdel Fatah
    Mr. Mohamed Samir Sayed Abdel Fatah
    Board Member Representing KATO Investment



  • Mr. Tarek Samir Sayed Abdel Fatah
    Mr. Tarek Samir Sayed Abdel Fatah
    Board Member Representing KATO Investment



  • Dr. Hamza Al Kholi
    Dr. Hamza Al Kholi
    Board Member Representing First Arabian Development & Investment

    Dr. Al Kholi is Chairman and CEO of First Arabian Development & Investment Company. He is also owner and CEO of the Al Kholi Group in Saudi Arabia, founding and leading four Class A companies. These companies hold subsidiaries in the Middle East, Europe and the US in many industries, including hotels and resorts, real estate development, construction, maintenance and operations, and information services and technology. Mr. Al Kholi holds a Bachelors degree in Pharmacy from King Saud University.

  • Dr. Eskander Tooma
    Dr. Eskander Tooma
    Independent Member

    Dr. Tooma is the co-owner and board member of Premium International for Credit Services and a board member of the Orascom Investment Fund. He has served as a senior advisor to the Egyptian Capital Market Authority and advised leading companies such as Citadel Capital and Orascom Development Holding. Dr. Tooma is also a tenured professor of finance and management at the American University in Cairo.

    Dr. Tooma holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from AUC and Adelphi University, and Master’s degrees in Finance and International Economics from Adelphi and Brandeis University. He also holds a PhD in Finance from Brandeis.


  • Dr. Gamal Elsaeed
    Dr. Gamal Elsaeed
    Independent Member

    Dr. Elsaeed is a professor of Civil Engineering at Banha University. In the private sector, Dr. Elsaeed manages an engineering firm involved in major infrastructure projects in MENA countries.

    Dr. Elsaeed holds a Bachelors degree from Ain Shams University, a Masters from Texas A&M and a PhD from Harvard University, all in Civil Engineering and Business Administration.


  • Mr. Mohamed El Saeed Saad Daabis
    Mr. Mohamed El Saeed Saad Daabis
    Representing Misr Insurance



  • Mr. Amr Abdelrahman Sheta
    Mr. Amr Abdelrahman Sheta
    Representing Misr Insurance

    With over two decades of experience in numerous industries, Mr. Amr Nabil Sheta is a veteran of the real estate and hospitality sector, having held the position of Chairman of Hyde Park Developments since 2014. He was previously Vice Chairman and Co-CEO of Orascom Hotels and Development and Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Orascom Development Holding, having contributed to the effective restructuring and strategic development of the company.

    Mr. Sheta also has substantial experience in investment banking and private equity, having started his career at Chase National Bank Egypt (now CIB) in 1989 and being the youngest person to be promoted to Manager of the Credit Department in 1993. Sheta also participated in developing the bank’s investment banking arm in 1996. He has also held several executive positions as Chairman or Managing Director of companies such as SODIC, El Gezira Hotels and Tourism, and Taba Heights Company.

    He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Master’s Degree in Management from the American University in Cairo. He also holds a Degree in Project Appraisal and Investment Management from the Harvard Institute of International Development.


  • Mr. Hussein Abo Seada
    Mr. Hussein Abo Seada
    Representing Rowad Tourism

    Mr. Hussein Abu Seida is a veteran of the real estate and hospitality industries, with a career spanning more than three decades that has seen occupy various positions in Egypt and the United States. Between 1996-2008, Mr. Abu Seida served as the Managing Director of Egyptian Resorts Company, after which he moved on to become the Chairman and Managing Director of the Sahl Hasheesh Touristic Investment Company. In the United States, he worked as an architect in Atlanta, Georgia and became the president and 40%-owner of Norcoss Investment Co. for Development. Presently, he heads the Egyptian American Consulting Office in Cairo and is a board member of the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism’s Tourism Development Authority (TDA).

    Mr. Abu Seida holds a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Ain Shams University and a high graduate diploma in City Planning from Cairo University. He holds a PhD in Architecture and Urban Planning from Central Penn University in the United States.


  • Mr. Karim Aboul Naga
    Mr. Karim Aboul Naga
    Representing Al Ahly Capital

    Mr. Kareem Aboulnaga is the Executive Director at Al Ahly Capital, the National Bank of Egypt’s direct investment arm. Prior to that, Mr. Aboulnaga had served as Investment Manager of Direct Investments at DIB Capital in Dubai between 2004-09. His years of experience also saw him occupy positions at a number of reputable investment banks in Egypt and elsewhere, including HC Securities and Investments in Cairo and HSBC Investment Banking in London, where he was part of the European M&A team.

    Mr. Aboulnaga is a Chartered Financial Analyst with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the American University in Cairo. He earned an Executive MBA from IE Business School in Madrid.


  • Wael El Hatow
    Wael El Hatow
    Chief Executive Officer

    Mr. El Hatow is a veteran of the private equity industry, having served as Chief Investment Officer/Executive Director at Al Ahly Capital for 7 years. Prior to his role with Al Ahly, Mr. El-Hatow was with HC Securities and Investment for 10 years and served as Head of Investment Banking from 2004 to 2009. Mr. El-Hatow has also been a member of ERC’s board since 2010. Mr. El-Hatow, earned his BA in political science from the American University in Cairo and his MBA from Pennsylvania State University.
  • Mohamed Saad
    Mohamed Saad
    General Manager - Site Operations

    Mr. Saad joins ERC from Misr American Carpet Company (MAC), where he was the regional business manager (Middle East and Africa). Previously, as a general manager with El Sewedy Electrical Group, he was responsible for business development and sales of major electrical infrastructure projects, including power stations, substations, and transmission and distribution networks. He also has extensive experience in the beverage sector, having worked at Coca Cola Bottling Company of Saudi Arabia, Fayrouz International, and Pepsi-Cola’s North Africa division. Mr. Saad holds a Bachelors degree in Electrical Power and Machines Engineering from Cairo University.
  • Wael Abou Alam
    Wael Abou Alam
    Chief Financial Officer

    Prior to joining ERC, Mr. Abou Alam was the Group Financial Controller for Gozour, Citadel Capital’s food holding company, which comprises a number of leading brands such as Rashidi Al Mizan, El Masreyeen, Enjoy and Dina Farms. Prior to this position, he was the Financial Planning, Analysis & Reporting Manager for Misr American Carpet Company (MAC). Mr. Abou Alam was also employed by ExxonMobil for over 14 years, rising to become the North Africa Cluster Fuel Marketing Business Analysis & Reporting Manager.

    Mr. Abou Alam holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Cairo University and an MBA in Banking & Finance from the Maastricht School of Management.
  • Hazem Kassem
    Hazem Kassem
    Director - Approvals & Compliance, Planning & Development

    Prior to joining ERC in 2008, Mr. Kassem launched an architecture and interior design firm in Cairo that has, over a seven-year span, successfully delivered more than 45 commercial and residential projects in Egypt and London. Mr. Kassem holds a Bachelors degree in Architectural Engineering and Environmental Design from the Arab Academy for Science and Technology.
  • Osama Shendy
    Osama Shendy
    Director - Human Resources

    Mr. Shendy joined ERC with 19 years’ experience, bringing his extensive expertise in strategic planning, restructuring, organizational development, human resources management and quality management systems. Prior to joining ERC, Mr. Shendy acted as lead consultant for numerous organizations such as Arabian Cement Company, Kobusch Packaging Egypt, Al Rajhi Investments and Contact Group, to name a few, in addition to being Director of HR and Organizational Development at El Sewedy, Mobica and MAC Carpets. Mr. Shendy was also a National Business Planning Consultant for FAO (UN) in addition to having been a member of the Board of Advisors for the National Award for Excellence for both Government & Business Sectors. Mr. Shendy holds an MBA in Corporate Strategy and Economic Policy from the Maastricht School of Management, and is a certified assessor for business excellence as well as a Certified Management Consultant from the Institute of Management Consultancy, the UK.
  • Ahmed Fahmy
    Ahmed Fahmy
    Director - Information and Communication Technology

    Mr. Fahmy has more than eight years of experience in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) field. He is responsible for preparing ICT related strategic and operational plans, including designing and managing the ICT infrastructure, networks and several ICT solutions, as well as supervising the implementation of the ICT security strategy. Prior to Joining ERC, Mr. Fahmy held several IT positions in real estate and IT-solution companies. Mr. Fahmy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunication and Electronic Engineering.
  • Sameh Hashad
    Sameh Hashad
    Director of Community Engineering

    Mr. Hashad has over 20 years of experience in the field of construction engineering and large-scale project development. He joined ERC in 1998 as an Assistant Construction Manager and has since worked on various projects, most notably Arrival Piazza as well as eight commercial shopping centers around Sahl Hasheesh on Egypt's Red Sea coast. Prior to joining ERC, Mr. Hashad worked for a number of reputable Egyptian and Saudi developers and was involved in the planning and execution of major projects, including renovation and construction work on King Abdulaziz University. Mr. Hashad holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering as well as a diploma in Soil Mechanics and Foundations from Cairo University.
  • Sherif Omar
    Sherif Omar
    Director - Planning and Design

    Sherif Omar joined ERC in 2003 as Chief Mechanical Engineer, supervising a number of projects including the construction of a sewage treatment plant and a water pump station. He became Head of Infrastructure, Planning and Design in 2010. Prior to joining ERC, Mr. Omar was a Technical Office Project Engineer, and later a Project Manager, at the Arab Engineering Company. He holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Cairo University.
  • Rasha Bahoty
    Rasha Bahoty
    Head Of Budgeting & Reporting

  • Karim Samy
    Karim Samy
    Director - Retail & Hospitality

    Mr. Samy has over a decade of experience in the fields of hospitality sales and operations, having launched his career in year 2001 at the Marriott’s global sales office in Cairo, where he grew quickly from his role as a sales executive to become an assistant sales manager handling strategic accounts. He joined Sahl Hasheesh in 2014 as the senior manager of community development and was named head of department in 2016. Prior to his time at ERC, Mr. Samy had served in senior sales positions with a number of reputable players in the hospitality field that included the likes of the Hilton, Intercontinental, Sheraton, Dusit Thani, Azzurra (Sahl Hasheesh), and Xperience Hospitality. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in hotel management.
  • Nazih Seoudy
    Nazih Seoudy
    Head of Developer Services

    Nazih Seoudy joined ERC with over 20 years’ experience at Xerox Egypt, where he served in a number of positions including Director of Customer Services and National Service Manager. Prior to joining ERC, Mr. Seoudy was Director of the Customer Care Department at EMAAR Misr, before joining MAC Carpets as Director of Customer Relations Management. Mr. Seoudy holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering and Communications from Ain Shams University and is also a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.
  • Engy Wasfy
    Engy Wasfy
    Head of Investment

  • Sadek Soliman
    Sadek Soliman
    Head of Technical Office

    Eng. Sadek has over 20 years of practical experience in the field of management and construction of residential, tourism-centered, and infrastructure-related projects, in addition to his extensive expertise in contract drafting and tender processes. He joined ERC in 1998 as a quality control and inspection engineer and has since been promoted to a number of technical and managerial positions, including chief contract administrator and resource manager in 2008 and senior manager of the technical office in 2013. Prior to joining ERC, Eng. Sadek spent several years at the Mediterranean Contracting Company, where he oversaw the the construction of a number of reputable tourism projects in Hurghada, such as the Marriott Hotel, Palm Beach Hotel, and the Giftun Resort. Eng. Sadek holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Zagazig University.
  • Sayed Amer
    Sayed Amer
    Head of Accounting

    Mr. Amer has more than 18 years of experience in the field of accounting and auditing. Prior to joining ERC, Mr. Amer spent 14 years of his career as a senior audit manager at KPMG Hazem Hassan, Egypt. He was responsible for the diligent review of audit documents and ensuring compliance with the firm’s methodology and applicable auditing standards. Mr. Amer is a member of the Egyptian Society for Accountants and Auditors (ESAA). He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Cairo University with a major in Accounting.
  • Aisha Hassanein
    Aisha Hassanein
    Head Of Strategy & Business Development

  • May El Batouti
    May El Batouti
    Head Of Legal

    May El Batouti joined ERC as Head of the Legal Department, advising the Company’s management, Executive Board and membership on all legal aspects of the Company’s operations, including its regulatory, advisory and litigation functions. Prior to joining ERC, Ms. El Batouti was a senior associate in Hafez Law Firm, a litigation house specializing in International Arbitration. In 2007, she was a Senior Legal Advisor at Orascom Construction. Ms. El Batouti graduated from Université Paris 1 Panthéon- Sorbonne as well as Cairo University through the “Institute for International Business Law” in 2003. She holds a Masters’ degree in comparative law from the American University in Cairo in 2009 and is a member of the Egyptian Lawyer Syndicate.