6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
“After the revolution, entrepreneurship has become even more fundamental. We should aim to develop and evolve it, because the core of great nations lies in the nations young entrepreneurs, who are able to build their country in a modern innovative way.”
Ziad Aly is a serial entrepreneur with over 20 years of industry experience. Always an optimist and with a pleasant and energetic character, he is a regular guest at events related to entrepreneurship around the Middle East, sharing his insights, and motivating youth to launch their own start-ups.
Ziad started ALZWAD for Economic Development in 2006, as a platform for investment management. Through this and in other contexts, Ziad participated in launching a number of innovative concepts, including Club Executive, a fashion retailing chain, L’escapade Café at the Cairo World Trade Center and Protech, an IBM business partner, which later became the agent for Nokia, and was acquired by Raya Holding.
Ziad also managed a turnaround operation for Aramex Egypt, and actively participated in setting and implementing the policies and strategies that led Vodafone Egypt to its success in Egypt and the Middle East.
Most recently, Ziad has founded ALZWAD Mobile Services, a company specialized in providing technology platforms for telecom and mobile service applications. ALZWAD has developed a unique ad-funded mobile portal called “ME” (www.me3almobile.com) which has major partnership deals with Mobinil, Rotana, Americana, and several other service and content providers.