EGYPT’S IT COUPLES 2019

Whether they’re newlyweds or celebrating their 20th + wedding anniversary, certain couples embody love and exude happiness and joy. Their individual résumés and successes aside, they show us that true love exists after all.

Sherine & Nassif Sawiris

Sherine spends much of her time on charity projects and is an avid sponsor of the Chain of Hope Ball in London. Nassef, Egypt’s wealthiest businessman, runs Orascom Construction Industries alongside Orascom Construction and is a majority stakeholder in British football club, Aston Villa. 

Goya & Samih Sawiris

Goya is the entrepreneur behind Malaika Linens, purveyor of luxury linens made from the finest Egyptian cotton. She recently also opened an embroidery school. Samih, a scion of Egypt’s wealthiest business family, serves as the CEO of Orascom Hotels & Development with resorts in Egypt, Montenegro, and Switzerland.

Dora & Hamed El Chiaty

As the Managing Director and Head of Interior designs at Travco Group International Holding, Dora has made her mark on the Egyptian hospitality sector. Hamed, is Chairman and CEO of Travco Group International Holding which owns and operates more than 152 hotels in Europe and Middle East.

Rania Shahin & Mourad Sami

The effortlessly stylish Rania is Chairman and Managing Director of HIP fashion stores. Mourad is the Chairman and Co-founder of Deyafa, a well-established food and beverages company with several successful restaurants in Egypt.  

Mai Elaraby & Ahmed Heikal

Mai is the creative mind behind Elements, the stylish furniture store located in Cairo. Ahmed is the founder and Chairman of Qalaa Holdings, one of the largest investment companies in Africa and the Middle East.

Neemat El Rashidi & Mustafa Abdel-Wadood

A graduate of the KLC School of Design, Neemat is a successful designer and advertising executive. Mustafa is a successful investment banker who previously held the position of Managing Partner and Global Head of Private Equity at Abraaj Group.

Farida Khamis & Basil El-Baz

Farida, is Vice President for Corporate Finance at Oriental Weavers and is currently focusing on modernising the family company. Basil is an industrialist and business executive serving as Chairman and CEO of Carbon Holdings, a mid-to-downstream oil and gas development company.  

Dima & Mohamed Rashid

Dima is the maverick behind her eponymous jewellery line, and her jewellery has been worn by celebrities from Queen Rania to Rihanna. Mohamed, is a successful entrepreneur who heads the company, MENA, a major power player in the region. 

Tabea & Amr Badr

Tabea is celebrated for her artistic vision as an interior designer. Amr is the Regional Managing Director of the luxury travel company, Abercrombie & Kent. 

Rowana Badry & Amr Mansi 

Rowana Badry is a certified fitness instructor, Head Coach at BeFit 360 and a SFN Specialist in Nutrition. Amr is the CEO and Co-Founder of El Gouna Film Festival and the founder of the El Gouna International Squash Open. 

Yasmine Sarwat & Ramy Fikry

Yasmine is the stylish socialite behind Posh Shades, a boutique that offers the latest shades from exclusive brands. Her husband, is a successful businessman in the import and export field. 

Nardine Farrag & Karim Nadda

Nardine is a leading presenter in the Middle East and is the current host for MBC’s The Voice and The Voice Kids. Karim is the CEO of Glitter, a thriving chain of women’s accessories and retail stores.

Sarah AlKholi & Rahim Elkishky

Sarah is a commercial contractor with a passion for fashion. Rahim is the Chairman and CEO of ITSC, a leading IT company in Egypt and UAE offering e-government services, payment solutions, and money transfers. 

Nora Alkholi

Nora is an integral part of her family’s hospitality business, which includes the Four Seasons Hotel and Residence and is active at the British International School in Cairo. Waleed is part of the management team of his family’s textile company, Nile Holding.

Ola Dajani & Hisham El-Khazindar

Ola is the CEO of Oryx Fashion Holding which owns Beymen Egypt while Hisham is the Co-founder and Managing Director at Qalaa Holdings, one of Egypt’s biggest investment companies. 

Dahlia Rashed & Kamal Aboul Gheit

Dahlia has a passion for travel that makes it hard to pin down her down. Kamal is an investor in the stock market and in private equity.

Karine Fahmy & Karim El Najjar 

A former Miss Egypt, Karine is co-anchor on the TV show Set El Hosn (Fair Lady), while Karim is a major shareholder of EATC (Egyptian Automative & Trading Co.), the sole agent for Volkswagen and Audi in Egypt.

Noha Michael & Ibrahim Ghattas 

Noha is a practicing clinical psychologist while Ibrahim is the chairman and CEO of SMG Engineering Automotive Company, the sole importer of Porsche and Harley-Davidson in Egypt, among other brands. 

Masha Shobokshi & Alaa El-Fas 

Masha is a business developer in her family’s company, the Shobokshi Group, which has projects in Egypt and Saudi Arabia, while Alaa, serves as Managing Director at Qalaa Holdings.  

Ghada El Boghdady & Amr El Akhrass 

Ghada is the fashion entrepreneur behind Rebel In Style, an online brand that offers high end active and loungewear. Amr El Akhrass owns the advertising giant, The Studio Advertising Agency. 

Sanaa Darwish & Ahmed El Rashidi 

Sanaa Darwish is a fun loving wife and mother. She is married to Ahmed, the Managing Director of leading food producer in the MENA region, El Rashidi El Mizan.

Omnia Mourad & Hesham Ezz El Arab 

Omnia is the entrepreneur behind Omni’s, a funky line of bags that is popular with socialites and celebrities. Hisham is the president of Ezz Elarab Automotive Group, Egypt’s leading importer of car brands such as BMW and Jeep, and also runs Budget Car Rental.  

Jessica Arenas & Nader Aly  

Jessica, is a fun-loving artist while Nader is a budding businessman who helps run the family’s hospitality business. 

Nadia Ezz & Mohab Beyali

Nadia is the top notch Events Director at leading real estate developer, Marakez. Her husband, Mohab serves as Vice President at El Mansour & El Maghraby for Investment and Development. 

Zeinab & Hafez Bashir 

Zeinab is a stylish mother, social butterfly, and the ultimate homemaker. Hafez, is the Chairman and CEO of Cairo Group, the real estate and hotel development company behind the chain of Rixos Hotels in Egypt as well as the hotly anticipated Nikki Beach resort in El Alamein. 

Eman Fahmy & Shamel Aboul Fadl  

College sweethearts, Eman and Shamel, have a love story for the ages. While Eman is busy being a supermom, Shamel is busy being the CEO of Compass Capital, a private equity and investment-banking firm.

Tina Antaki & Ayman Baky

Along with her sister, Tina is behind Tash Jewelry, a line of hip handmade jewellery. Ayman, is a leading restaurateur with exclusive projects including Sachi and Kazoku and most recently, the Italian restaurant, Lexie’s. 

Nivine Saada & Mohamed Farouk 

Nivine takes care of a bustling house of five kids, while Mohamed is the owner of one of Egypt’s leading furniture companies, Mobica. 

Meram Maafa & Hisham Abouseif

Meram is the fashionista who co-founded the trendy women’s wear boutique, Ghazl El Banat. Hisham is Chairman of Jubail Real Estate Development, Managing Partner of Triplo Design and Build, and Partner at URBANOM. 

Nihal Ahdy & Mohamed El Rashidi

Nihal takes part in several community activities while Mohamed is the Chairman and Managing Director of Taleem Management Services, the company behind Misr International University.

Yara Tatanaki & Amr Eltawil 

Yara is the charming and stylish mother devoted to her family, while Amr is the CEO of his family’s business, Triangle Group, which he helped expand to include real estate development. 

Rawah Badrawi & Ahmed “Dasha” Badrawi 

Rawah is a key player in the entrepreneurial field in Egypt and serves as a mentor at Flat6Labs. Ahmed is CEO of Marakez, one of the largest real estate companies in Egypt. 

Maryam Enan & Helmi Soufrakis

Maryam is the Business Development Director at Delta Medical and is a serious yogi, while Helmi serves as Board Director at his family’s business, Barcah Group. 

Masa Aloul & Marwan Elaraby 

Masa is the creative co-founder of Elements, the exclusive furniture company, while Marwan is Regional Managing Partner at Shearman & Sterling L.L.P.  

Lina Mansour & Hazem Amin 

Lina has her own fine jewellery line while Hazim is the CEO of the Post Distribution Company, a partner of the Etisalat telecommunications company. 

Hiba Elawadi & Ahmed ElMohamady

Hiba is the founder of Hebz Boutique, a multi-brand accessories boutique, while Ahmed is the talented footballer who plays for British club Aston Villa. 

Heba Saleh & Mohamed Kordy

Heba is Marketing Director at Proctor & Gamble in Egypt, while Mohamed is one of Egypt’s leading bankers.

Farida Hamza & Mounir Awad

Farida is the co-founder of Ghazl El Banat while Mounir serves as the Chairman and Managing Director of Franco Arab Trading Company (FATCO) as well as Director of Rameda Pharmaceutical.

Sara Metwally & Tamer Erian 

Sara is the marketing and advertising manager at Starcom Worldwide, while Tamer is the co-founder of Egypt’s exclusive fine-dining restaurants, Mezcal and Izakaya. 

Sherin Ezz & Aly Aboul Gheit  

Sherin is a successful interior designer while Aly is Director of Food and Beverage at the Cairo Marriott Hotel.

Jehane Noujaim & Karim Amer  

This dynamic duo met while filming the Oscar nominated documentary, The Square. Together they recently founded a production company, The Others.

 

Nelly El Katib & Ahmed Adel 

Nelly works at the travel management company, Astra Travel, while Ahmed, a jet pilot, is the Vice Chairman of Egyptair. 

Nadia Abou Taleb & Ahmed Fahmy   

Nadia is a certified Health Coach and Culinary Nutrition Expert who started the health conscious café, Be Good To You, in Katameya Heights. She also co-founded Electrum Records with her husband Ahmed who is Director of Global Productions in the company and likes to spend his free time on the decks as a DJ.

Sara & Karim Nour  

Sara is the founder of Sara’s Organic Food, which produces organic and pesticide free fruits and vegetables. Karim, serves as the CEO at Tarek Nour Communications, the leading global advertising company in Egypt. 

 

Nehal Leheta & Abu  

Nehal is a founding partner and senior interior designer at Design Point Egypt, while Abu, is the musical genius behind the iconic Talat Dakkat (Three Beats) song that has amassed close to half a billion views on Youtube. 

Yasmine Helal & Marwan Amin

Yasmine is the diva behind Koukla, the high-end boutique selling unique jewelry and exotic bags. Also a singer, she released her debut single, Akhret Tebty (The End of My Kindness). Marwan is Head of Marcom & Trade Marketing at Vodafone Egypt.

Happy Elshohdi & Amr El Fekki

Jenan, was a Presidential Associate in Tom Ford Beauty in New York City before recently returning to Egypt. Mahmoud is heavily involved in his family’s construction business. 

 

Dunia Anabtawi & Mohamed Helmy   

Dunia is the fashionista behind the successful fashion brand, By D, while Mohamed is Vice President of Credit Suisse AG. 

Lara Scandar & Philipe Katchouni 

Lara is the star with a voice like an angel and a huge regional fan base, while Philipe, is part of his family’s jewellery business Katchouni Jewellery. 

Laila Sedky & Yasser Amer

Laila Sedky is the entrepreneur behind NOLA cupcakes. Yasser, a successful banker, is the Relationship Manager at Credit Suisse AG. 

 

Malak El Ezzawy & Hesham Sabry   

Malak is the designer behind her successful fashion line and she is also the cofounder of Hoxton House with her husband, Hesham. Hesham is also a major stakeholder in the popular pizzeria, Olivo, as well as a budding financier.

Mirale Nada & Tamer Hagrass 

Mirale and Tamer’s family of four was recently chosen to be ambassadors for Palm Hills Developments. That is, when Tamer is not busy with his successful acting career in movies and TV. 

Farida Temraz & Mansour Abbas 

Farida is the designer behind her couture line, Temraza, which has received international acclaim. Mansour, a successful financier, is Investment Director at Infinity Capital Investments.

Hana Elawadi & Hisham El Nazer 

Hana is the lifestyle blogger behind the blog, “Hana Goes Local” where she raises awareness about homegrown brands. Hisham is the Regional Director of Developing Categories at Mars Inc. in the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa.