With a Bachelor of Science in International Business/Trade/Commerce from the London School of Business and Finance, Ahmed Nour has achieved more than most people his age have. He has lived in three continents, started his own company, PitchChat L.L.C., and is the CEO of the family-owned NourPack Group, specializing in printing and packaging.
A graduate of Business Administration from Oxford University, Hassan Morshedy changed the direction of Meamar Al Morshedy once he became CEO by targeting untapped real estate markets. He has taken calculated risks that paid off and he is always one step ahead of his competitors. When he is not working hard, he is travelling the world. He has established a reputation for integrity, professionalism and innovation, setting the standards for real estate development in Egypt.
Son of Ahmed Heikal, chairman and founder of Qalaa Holding, Heikal is involved in many small businesses and is a shareholder in Qalaa Holding. One thing is for sure, he marches to the beat of his own drum. He loves cars and likes to travel around the world. One of his latest successful projects is COPENHAGEN bakery.
Marie-France Lakah is one half of the sister duo behind the thriving foodie page on Instagram called @hungryegyptian. While she is not travelling the world to eat and drink, you’ll find her leading her candle company, Maison Marie, to greater heights. There is no stopping this business minded diva.
Smart, sociable and forward-thinking, Youssef Ghabbour is primed to be at the forefront of the Egyptian auto industry. His innovative ideas are set to expand Ghabbour Auto’s strong presence and sustain it in the market for years to come.
Kareem is a graduate of Lindenwood University. Being the heir to the family sweets business is not always easy, especially if that business is a huge one. Undaunted by the challenge, Kareem has taken the family business to new heights, despite the country’s re- cent turbulent economic conditions. Koueider is also very outspoken about his love for animals, traveling, and playing Chess.
Ali Ismail, the strength and conditioning coach behind the successful MOVE Egypt, is changing the gym game in Egypt. His innovative fitness classes that incorporate metabolic conditioning and track and field are all the rage these days. To the delight of his dedicated exercise fanatics, MOVE classes were being offered in Sahel vacation compounds during the past summer and it looks like there’s no stopping this dedicated and determined fitness entrepreneur.
The founder and chef at Lulu’s Kitchen, Alia is a product of the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu culinary school. After serving as a Marketing and PR manager at Crave, she decided to strike out on her own, with Lulu’s Kitchen, which has become the go to destination for cooking classes and catering service for the best events all over Egypt.
This one is all tough and energetic. Hassan Arslan is the founder of Ariika, the number one manufacturing and distributing company of bean bags in Egypt, established in 2011. Hassan’s successful company now has offices in Cairo, Dubai, and very soon, in Jeddah.
Being the founder and chef extraordinaire of NOLA cupcakes, Laila singlehandedly pioneered the baking craze in Egypt. Laila’s attention to detail and her passion about both business and baking makes her an inspiration for upcoming female entrepreneurs across the region.
Even though Mamdouh majored in architectural engineering in university, he decided to become a sports agent, turning his lifelong passion of football into a full time career. You can find him at the hottest restaurants and bars in Cairo or at the sidelines of the next Ahly and Zamalek football game.
This hot shot is living proof that one guy can have it all. He is the owner of the successful Lychee Fruit Bar chain, established in 2012. But that’s not all, Mohamed is both a pilot and an award winning equestrian.
This San Francisco University graduate is a business junkie. Upon his arrival back to Egypt in 2011, he launched his own exporting company, named Delta Valley Group, which he now runs on the side. When he’s not doing that, he is very busy being Head of Marketing and Business development at Uber.
There is no stopping this business oriented social butterfly. Sabrina Khalil didn’t settle for something as easy as being a part of the family business. Determined to make it on her own, she co-founded, not one, but two successful ventures: the online magazine, Scoop Empire and the luxury and entertainment management firm, Nineteen84.
Taymour Erian is the genius behind the upscale dining venues of Mezcal and Izakaya. The handsome young man with a taste for class successfully capitalized on the need of Cairo’s elite to be wined and dined by the best chefs. Thanks to his skills as restaurateur, Teymour’s two businesses are very popular among Cairo’s trendy crowd.
SHERRY EL KILANY
After graduating from the American University in Cairo, Sherry El Kilany went on a journey to discover her true passion in life. The former marketing manager at Rotana is the co-founder of online magazine, Scoop Empire and the luxury and entertainment management firm, Nineteen84. Sherry and her partner, Sabrina, have proven to be an awesome duo!
Sherife Abdelmessih is the CEO of Future Energy Corporation, the leading renewable energy company in the MENA region. This young prodigy’s early signs of genius earned him a full scholarship throughout his studies in Mechanical Engineering at MIT. Ac- cording to Arabian Business Magazine, he is one of the 500 most influential people in the Middle East. Abdelmessih’s passion for the protection of the environment adds to his charming persona.
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With a fresh eye for photography and trained at Speos photographic institute in Paris, Alia Refaat is a passionate photographer who took a chance at doing what she loves most, photography. In a short time, she became a major social media influencer who dazzles everybody with her artistic shots.
You probably laughed too hard at one of his hilarious jokes. Aziz definitely made a name for himself in the vine and video blogging scene, and based on his continuously growing fan base, he is here to stay. He is also very outgoing, loves dogs, squash and traveling.
Hassan Ramzy is more than just a handsome, young singer. This music junkie has performed live at the Cairo Jazz Club, LakeYard, the Hilton and Four Seasons hotels. He is also the founder of R Productions for event management. His upcoming project, called Alama, is a much anticipated and hyped marketing company.
Signed to one of the hottest electronic labels in the world, Anjunadeep, Zahran’s focus on melodic free owing dance music has gained him recognition among the dance community. His spin on deep house music has made him a hot demand DJ everywhere from Brazil to Germany.
With a deep passion for nurturing the party planning scene in Egypt, Wahba is the DJ behind the event planning company, Heart, Soul & Mind. Despite his success as a DJ extraordinaire and fantastic event planner, he manages to maintain his modest and easy going nature.
Menna Mahmoud is definitely best friend material. She is fashionable, cool and rough around all the right edges. She is not just into shopping; she is a fitness and soccer maniac, as well as being highly sociable. So, don’t be surprised when you bump into her in the next classy event.
Whether she’s dabbling in the world of fashion or event planning, you will find this blue eyed beauty’s wits and grace causing a stir wherever she goes. Rania also has an adventurous side with a passion for skydiving. Her fearless nature makes her stand out among us, cautious humans.
SALAH AL TOBGY
Salah El Tobgy is definitely not your average guy. El Tobgy is a free spirited man who is always on the lookout for his next big adventure. He enjoys kite surfing, desert cruising and scuba diving.
She is the model spotted in every artistic fashion shoot by Kojak Studio. When she is not modeling for a famous designer, this beautiful young lady is always in the air between Cairo and Frankfurt.
TULINE EL CHOURBAGUI
Tuline El Chourbagui is more than just a fitness fanatic. When she is not busy giving health classes and investing in women’s health and empowerment, she is an accomplished artist who loves to paint. She enjoys yoga, zumba, boxing and rock climbing.
This award winning model has been taking the fashion scene by storm for 3 years in a row now. He modeled for the biggest international and local brands from Calvin Klein and Gap to Kojak and Mobaco. But that’s not all, Rainier is also a world traveler; not to mention, that he’s into fitness and is super athletic as well!
Graduating from the American University in Cairo, Carla turned to real estate and is currently thriving as a Senior Property Consultant at premium real estate company, COOING. When she’s not dealing with mansions, you will find this beauty on billboards, as she is a bona fide model.
Malak Makarem has been building up an impressive career ever since her graduation from the American University in Cairo in 2010. She is a former J. Walter Thompson employee and is now the brand manager at the most famous real estate company in Egypt, Intertia
This guy is more than just looks. Case in point, Mansour Hassan graduated from Suffolk University in Boston, Massachu-setts and in the timespan of only a few years, became the co-founder of Ripple- mark and Speakol.
We love Nirvana. And not only for being the woman behind the bohemian beach-wear brand, The Dressing Room, located in none other than Hacienda Bay. Nirvana is also the PR superstar of Maison Pyra-mide, the international fashion agency behind all the top brands we know today.
Omar Oteifa is well known for being the charming gentleman who is now the Head of Investments and real estate at Mountain View. What makes him all the more like-able is that he is a handsome, single young fellow too.
Having worked for some of the world’s major companies, from Nokia to British American Tobacco, Sarah Ebeid clearly made it big. She is now the Marketing Manager at Philip Morris International and we bet that this beauty still has more success ahead.
You should never underestimate a blonde with a law degree. Having graduated from law school in 2011, Sarah is now working for one of the biggest law firms in the country, Zulficar & Partners. When she is not dealing with weighty law issues, she likes to spoil herself by travelling and roaming the world’s nicest spots.
SEIF EL ATTAL
With a Bachelor’s degree from Boston University, Seif El Attal is a true success story. Before becoming a trader at Fortuna DMCC and an Operation Analyst at Tricon International LTD, he moved between a number of international companies in London and Netherlands. This young business star definitely proves that you can have it all.
TALIA SEIF EL NASR
Since her graduation from King’s College in London, Talia has been on fire. Making her way through multinational companies, like Palm Hills and Event republic, Talia definitely carved her name in the PR market in Egypt. She joined Sodic as their Marketing Coordinator and lately was promoted as their Marketing Specialist.
Other than being known as Lara Scandar’s little sister, during the past couple of years Tamara has been busy pulling off killer fashion shoots and ground breaking collaborations as the editorial stylist and social media ambassador for the famous fashion platform Coterique. All the while, she’s also been studying for her BA in Art History from Richmond University in London.
After earning a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Paris, Yasmine Khater started climbing the social ladder until she made it big. Now, Khater works at a prestigious real estate and constructing company, Europtima.
When it comes to fashion, Fahmy knows best. The woman behind HIP Fashion Store’s marketing and social media is present at each and every high society event. Having worked at multiple fashion boutiques and brands, from Mix and Match to Mona Hussein Design House, you can definitely trust that she knows everybody who is somebody.
AISHA AL SHABRAWY
Aisha Al Shabrawy is a photographer who brilliantly captures the fluidity of the feminine spirit while being able to capture the simple beauty of the hillside in Tuscany. However, she is also able to go glam, with her latest project being a photo-shoot of Salma Abu Deif.
Flexibility is an art form that Amina does so well. Scrolling through her Instagram feed, one is thoroughly impressed by how flexible she is, as she pushes her body to new heights and contorts it into different shapes and sizes. The Egyptian diva currently teaches yoga in the Big Apple.
BATOOL AL DAAWI
The creative force behind Blow Creative Studio, a broadcasting and media production company, Batool expresses her art through her photographs, which range from humanistic portraits to full-edged celebrity magazine photo-shoots. The diversity of her work, coupled with her ability to capture subtleties of the human emotion, has cemented Batool as one of the leading photographers in Egypt.
The half-Turkish, half-Egyptian fashion blogger stuns the world with her fierce looks and ability to change from casual to glam like a chameleon. And being the fashion chameleon she is, Berna is always on the pulse of the trendiest fashion items. As a result, her clothes are as enviable as her lifestyle.
Farah proves that anything guys can do, girls can do better, through her position as Head Coach at BeFit. She follows a strict fitness regimen, and she has lately been turning into a pro at yoga, proving that one talent isn't enough. Her granciousness and bubbly attitude cement her status as an online sensation.
Despite her petite size, Nourhanne has managed to flawlessly pull off the grandest of gowns and the funkiest of outfits. Her eye for design and girl boss attitude make her one of social media’s leading ladies.
He is the comedian-turned entrepreneur behind Tayarah, the Egyptian production media hub which creates entertaining video content. Its success is due to Ramez’s wit, humor and zeal for life, all of which make him a bona fide social media star.
The Egyptian/Russian beauty is an upcoming fashion blogger and editor with a massive social media following. She maximizes on Egypt’s beautiful scenery by doing fashionable photo- shoots in locations all over the country, highlighting both the country’s beauty, as well as her own
The up and coming cinematographer, who has garnered a huge fan base, uses her camera to convey truths larger than reality. Her fearless take on portraits and scenery has made her an artistic force in her own right
With his good looks, quirky sense of humor and his lavish lifestyle, this Egyptian born, online sensation has around 900k followers. Shortly after finding fame through Vines, he conquered Instagram with his ad- venturous travels ranging from the Cinque Terre in Italy to Zanzibar in East Africa.
One of Cairo’s more established online sensations, Zayneb Azzam, has become a fashion model in high demand, locally and internationally. While modeling for different brands, she has her own unique sense of fashion that turns heads on her Instagram.
She is a filmmaker based in Cairo, and the only girl in her class at the High Cinema Institute. Haya has managed to capture artistic snapshots of everyday life, and in the process has amassed a cult following on Instagram. Her mode of self-expression speaks for itself and her witty captions keep elevating her to new heights.
BOSAINA EL KAHAL
After establishing herself in the London fashion scene, Bosaina came back and taught at The Fashion Studio, which offers courses in design and styling. Not only is she talented with the threads, but also behind the decks as a DJ and singer/songwriter.
The raven haired beauty is the brains behind the bespoke jewelry line, Jude Benhalim, which accentuates her Middle Eastern heritage. She has recently been featured in Vogue Italia. She is definitely one to watch.
Manar, or as her friends call her ‘Mint,’ revolutionized the way Egyptians view pole fitness when she introduced the first ever Pole Fit studio and aerial arts school in Egypt. Her infectious positive attitude is an addition to her entrepreneurial skills.
After opening her atelier in 2014, Norine Farah made her NYC debut the following year in Tiffany’s New York Fashion Week Competition. She has been going from success to success by dressing a hot list of celebrities, such as Mona Zaki and Amina Khalil, and making her mark in the latest El Gouna Film Festival, proving that her taste in fashion is unparalleled in the region.
The green eyed beauty is a dream- er turned designer, who launched her fashion brand, Nine Crimes Clothing, last summer. With her easy going attitude and emphasis on self-love, her bold cut designs, full of Mediterranean influences, are sure to make her a success.
One hashtag, one movement, one campaign, marks Taimour’s greatest contribution to Egypt, #ThisIsEgypt. The photographer is the mind behind the Ministry of Tourism’s successful campaign which encouraged Egyptians to take beautiful pictures of Egypt and upload them on their social media accounts with the hashtag. Now, you can catch Taimour at The Brand Bees, a rising marketing consultant firm in Egypt, where he is partner and creative leader.