Naguib Sawiris

Executive Chairman & CEO, Orascom TMT Holding


Naguib Sawiris is Chairman of the Board of Orascom TMT Investments S.à r.l., La Mancha Holding S.à r.l.’s parent company and is also the Executive Chairman and CEO of Orascom Telecom Media and Technology Holding S.A.E. (OTMT). He founded Orascom Telecom Holding (OTH) and led it to become the leading regional telecom player until the much-publicized merger deal with Vimpelcom Ltd, creating the world’s sixth largest mobile telecommunications provider in April 2011.

As part of the merger deal, Sawiris has spun off Orascom Telecom’s non-gsm operations and Egyptian-based telecom assets into OTMT of which he is currently Executive Chairman and CEO.

Sawiris is Chairman of the Advisory Board of La Mancha Holding, an international gold producer sitting on the board of Evolution Mining, the second largest gold producer in Australia, and Endeavour Mining, Africa’s third largest gold producer. 

In 2015, Sawiris acquired 53% of Euronews, Europe’s leading news channel, and has been appointed Chairman of its board.

Sawiris holds a diploma of Mechanical Engineering with a Masters in Technical Administration from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zürich) and a Diploma from the German Evangelical School, Cairo, Egypt.