Nassef Sawiris is the Executive Chairman of OCI N.V. He joined the Orascom Group in 1982, became the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of OCI N.V.’s predecessor, Orascom Construction Industries (OCI S.A.E.) in 1998 and was also appointed Chairman of OCI S.A.E. in 2009 until the formation of OCI N.V. and remained CEO until 2020.
Mr. Sawiris is the Chairman and CEO of Avanti Acquisition Corp., a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC), listed on the NYSE, the executive chairman of Aston Villa FC, a supervisory director of Adidas AG, a member of the J.P. Morgan International Council, a member of the Cleveland Clinic’s International Leadership Board Executive Committee since 2011, and in 2013 he became a member of the University of Chicago’s Board of Trustees.
Mr. Sawiris has also previously served on the Boards of BESIX SA, LafargeHolcim Ltd, Orascom Construction Plc, the Egyptian Exchange and NASDAQ Dubai. Mr. Sawiris holds a BA in Economics from the University of Chicago, USA.
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