The Euromoney Egypt Conference 2017

Wael Amin


Sawari Ventures

Wael Amin has been a partner with Sawari Ventures since Jan 2015. At Sawari he has managed the Fund's portfolio and helped expand the firm's footprint to Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco. Wael became an entrepreneur at an early age founding his first company while still in College. After graduating at the age of 18, Wael Co-Founded ITWorx, and led its growth over a period of 20 years from start-up to one of the largest and most influential IT companies in the Middle East. Through its history, ITWorx has created more than 5000 jobs, expanded to 12 countries across 4 continents and won countless industry accolades. During his tenure with ITWorx, the company acquired Egyptian startup incubating it to become the largest e-commerce property in the middle east before eventually selling it, it has also successfully incubated and spun off a number of successful startups, in Laserstorm, NetCelera, and ITWorx Education. Having produced more than 200 entrepreneurs responsible for 100+ Egyptian technology start-ups, ITWorx is widely considered one of the most impactful IT companies in the regional IT ecosystem. Wael is a frequent contributor to the Egyptian start-up mentoring scene, being an Endeavor, Flat6Labs, Google Ebda2, Injaz, Bedaya mentor and judge. Wael sits on the board of directors of ITIDA, ITWorx and Flat6Labs. He is a regular contributor to the Ideavelopers Investment Committee. Wael holds a BSC in Computer Science (93) and an MBA (2004) form the American University in Cairo. He is a frequent lecturer on the transformational impact of technology and a guest lecturer at the AUC MBA programme. He is fluent in English, French, Spanish and Arabic.

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Mon 18 - Tue 19 Sep 2017