Mohamed Abdel Wahab — CEO of the General Authority for Investment and Free Zones (GAFI) — met with Director-General of Amazon Egypt Omar Al-Sahy in the presence of Hala Aranda — Head of the Public Policy Sector at Amazon Egypt.
During the meeting, the development and growth of the company’s business in Egypt were highlighted. Amazon’s success has contributed to providing many job opportunities in several areas, including customer service and technology and operations.
Moreover, the Amazon Egypt network includes a logistics centre in 10th of Ramadan City with a storage capacity of more than 2.4 million cubic feet, in addition to a number of delivery stations in Cairo, Alexandria, Tanta, Ismailia, and Assiut, and a number of customer service centres and administrative offices.
The two sides also discussed opportunities to increase the company’s investment in Egypt to allow Amazon’s network centres and stations to deliver to 23 stations by the end of 2022, in addition to several initiatives to support Egyptian products and local sellers to help enhance the growth of the Egyptian economy.
For his part, Abdel Wahab reviewed the various investment systems the company could use in its expansion plans in order to achieve the maximum benefit for the Egyptian economy and create the best possible alternatives for the company at all operational levels.
Additionally, Al-Sahy explained that Egypt is of great importance to Amazon in the Middle East, pointing out that the company will continue its investments to transfer knowledge and experience and provide exceptional opportunities to its customers in Egypt.
Amazon’s services are characterised by competitive pricing, diverse options, and fast delivery, relying on local knowledge and Amazon’s global expertise to innovate.
At the end of the meeting, Abdel Wahab stressed the keenness to provide all kinds of support and facilities necessary for the company to implement its expansion plans and increase the volume of its investments in the Egyptian market to cement its role as a regional centre for investments in the Middle East and Africa.