Naguib Sawiris

It would be quite interesting to read essays on famous people like, one of the most successful businessmen “Naguib Onsi Sawiris” who born June 15, 1954; is an Egyptian businessman executive chairman of the telecommunications company Orascom Telecom Holding (OTH), the family business. He is also the executive chairman of Wind Telecom (former Weather Investments) and chairman of the board of Wind Telecomunicazioni SpA (Italy). At OTH, Sawiris launched the first mobile operator in Egypt, Mobinil.
    Naguib Sawiris holds a Diplom (similar to a Master's) in Business Administration and Mechanical Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland and the Abitur (diploma) from the German Protestant School, Cairo, Egypt.
    Naguib Sawiris is the eldest of three brothers, with Nassef Sawiris and Samih Sawiris. He is the son of Onsi Sawiris who established the Orascom Group. In 2010, Naguib Sawiris was listed in Forbes magazine as the 374th richest person in the world, with a personal wealth of US$2.5 billion. Sawiris is an Egyptian Christian, following the teachings of the Coptic Orthodox Church.

    Sawiris joined Orascom in 1979. The Orascom Group is the country’s largest private sector employer and has the largest market capitalization on the Cairo & Alexandria Stock Exchange. Sawiris established and built the railway, information technology, and telecommunications sectors of Orascom. The conglomerate was later split into separate operating companies: Orascom Telecom (OT), Orascom Construction Industries (OCI), Orascom Hotels & Development and Orascom Technology Systems (OTS). OTH was established in late 1997 and since then has been chaired by Sawiris.
In early 2005, Sawiris founded Weather Investments and led the leveraged buyout of a majority stake of Wind Telecommunications in Italy, taking over as its chairman. A year later, he led Weather Investment’s acquisition of Tim Hellas in Greece and re-branded it Wind Hellas. In...

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