Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly has appointed three deputies to CEO of the General Authority for Investment and Free Zones (GAFI), Hossam Haiba, with the aim of improving the performance of the Authority.
The three deputies are: Ahmed Karim, as a deputy for investment promotion, Yasser Younes as a deputy for serving investors and free zones, and Dalia Al-Hawari as a deputy for institutional development, research and economic performance.
Ahmed Karim holds a PhD in managing digital transformation operations, and has held many positions. He was appointed as a member of the Board of Directors of the Building Materials Chamber of the Federation of Egyptian Industries (FEI), Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Egyptian Cement Division, and the representative of the Arab Republic of Egypt in the Arab Cement Federation.
Yasser Younis held the position of Head of the Investor Services Sector at GAFI. He also held the position of Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Internal Trade Development Agency, Head of the Sinai Unit of the Authority, as well as General Coordinator of the Trade Modernization Program at the Ministry of Trade and Industry. Yasser Ahmed worked in several International organizations, including the United Nations and the African Union. He received diplomas in business and project management.
Dalia Al-Hawari holds a Master’s degree and PhD in economics from George Washington University in the United States of America, and a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics from the American University in Cairo. She has occupied many senior positions at the United Nations Environment Programme, the United Nations Development Program and the Arab League. She was also Economic Adviser to the CEO of the Industrial Development Authority at the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Advisor to the Minister of Investment and Head of the Legislative Reform Unit at the Ministry of Investment, Senior Adviser in the Technical Support Project for Policy Reform of the United States Agency for International Development, and an international consultant Director of the Financial Sector and Policy Department of the World Bank, Regional Expert in Financial Sector Affairs of the United Nations Development Program, Assistant Restructuring Expert in the Technical Office of the Ministry of Public Enterprises Sector, and Economist of the World Bank Structural Adjustment Loan Follow-up Unit of the Prime Minister’s Office.