Dr. Ahmed Ali Abdel-Hafez, Vice President for Cyber Security Affair, NTRA
Dr. Ahmed is currently the Vice President for Cyber Security Affair at the NTRA. He has more than 32 years of experience in the field of Telecommunication Systems, he is Certified as a Consultant in Information Security Systems Since 2013 (Engineering Syndicate of Egypt) and was responsible for establishing and developing the Cryptography Research Center (CRC) (Egyptian MOD) including the management, supervision, and capacity building of center staff, and became a Head of the Center for 8 years whereby led the design, development of a National Encryption Algorithm, and production of different cryptosystems for the defense and governmental sectors. Dr. Ahmed chairs the Executive Bureau of The Egyptian Supreme Cybersecurity Council as well as a prime member of the Egyptian Supreme Cybersecurity Council. Dr. Ahmed has been awarded with the Second-Class Order of the Republic by the President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, (in 2020) for his significant and distinguished contributions.
Eng. Hazem Nabil, Vice President for Electronic Transactions Security, ITIDA
Dr. Samir Gaber, Head of Department of Cyber Attacks Monitoring and Early Warning Systems – EGCERT, NTRA
Samir Gaber received his PhD from department of electronic and electrical engineering, University College London (UCL), UK, 2010. He was honorary lecturer in department of electronic and electrical engineering, University College London (UCL), UK, from 2014 to 2019. Since 2011, he is the head of department of cyber-attacks monitoring and early warning system, Egyptian Computer Emergency Readiness Team (EG-CERT), Egypt. Samir was assistant professor in electronics, communications, and computer engineering department, Helwan University, Egypt, from 2011 to 2018. Since 2018, he is associate professor in electronics, communications, and computer engineering department, Helwan University, Egypt. From 2010 to 2014, he was honorary research associate in department of electronic and electrical engineering, University College London (UCL), UK. Since 2022, Samir is vice president of study group 17 (ITU-SG17), security group, international telecommunication Union (ITU), UN, Geneva, Switzerland.
Eng. Abeer Khedr, Head of Cybersecurity – National Bank of Egypt, Chair of the Cybersecurity Committee – Federation of Egyptian Banks
Abeer Khedr is the Head of Cyber Security at the National Bank of Egypt with more than 25 years of experience in technology and information security fields. She has been also appointed by the board of the Federation of Egyptian Banks to be the first Chair of the Federation’s Cyber Security Committee established in July 2021. Abeer is an experienced Chief Information Security Officer. She has established the information security strategy & program at the National Bank of Egypt, designed and maintained an information security management system (ISMS) for the bank’s data centers, call centers and digital branches which got certified by BSI in 2016, 2017 & 2020 respectively. She has also designed a Privacy Information Management System (PIMS) for the customer and employee data for the bank’s internet & mobile banking services that was certified in 2022 as the first bank in Africa and Middle East to be certified by BSI against ISO 27701:2019.
Maged Ezzat, Cloud Architect Manager, EMAAR Misr
Maged is working as a Cloud Architect Manager at EMAAR Misr. He has 25+ years of experience [10 Years in Microsoft Partner as a Platform Datacenter Manager + 15 Years in Microsoft Corporate as a Principal Consultant in Microsoft Services + 6 Months at Emaar as Cloud Architect Manager].
Mohamed Amr Madkour, Chief Cyber Security Officer, Deputy Chief Solution Officer, Huawei Egypt
Mohamad Madkour is the Chief Cyber Security Officer & Deputy Chief Solution Officer at Huawei Egypt. In his role, Madkour leads Huawei Egypt’s cybersecurity team, whose core mission is to ensure Huawei meets its security and privacy obligations to our customers, regulators, employees, and stakeholders. Madkour is an established thought leader in the cybersecurity industry with deep technology expertise, acute business acumen, and a reputation for delivering revenue growth and measureable profitability improvements.
Prior to joining Huawei, Madkour spent several years in important roles for different multinational organizations. Madkour holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Electronics & Communications from Cairo University and a Master of International Business Administration (MIBA) from Paris ESLSCA Business School.
Youssef AIT KADDOUR, Chief Cybersecurity Officer, Huawei Morocco
Youssef AIT KADDOUR is the Chief Cybersecurity Officer (CSO) at Huawei Morocco Office . He is specialized in Cyber Security and Privacy Protection Governance and resilience and risks management, with a strong experience in telecommunications and ICT industry. Youssef obtained an engineering degree in Telecommunications from INPT (Institut National des postes et télécommunications) and Executive MBA in International Business development from Toulouse Business School. He joined Huawei Technologies Morocco in 2008 as Telecommunications engineer. He had been appointed to manage many strategic projects in the telecommunications and ICT Domains, and has been nominated on 2019 as Delivery and service Director of the Account of a Key telecoms’ operator in Morocco. From 2022, he is occupying the position of Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection Director.
Hisham Mohamed Aly, Chief Information Security Officer, Emirates NBD Egypt
Hisham Mohamed Aly is the Chief Information Security Officer at Emirates NBD Egypt. He has more than 10 years of experience in cybersecurity. He is also the member of blockchain committee – Central Bank of Egypt. Hisham has been awarded CISO of the year at several events and also has been awarded Covid-19, Superstar Global CISO Award in the year 2020.
Wessam Maher, Chief Information Security and Risk Officer, The American University in Cairo
Wessam is currently working at The American University in Cairo as the Chief Information Security and Risk Officer. He is a seasoned executive, cybersecurity strategist, board advisor, and consultant. He has been awarded Top 10 Info Sec Professional Worldwide 2022 OnCon, Arab CISO of the Year 2021- ASC, and IDC Egypt CISO of the Year – Finalist 2022. He excels in combining executive/board-level strategic sense with technical sense. Wessam also holds many international certificates such as CGEIT, CRISC, CISSP, CDPSE, ISO 27001 SLI
Ahmad Ashraf Hussein, Head of Presales, Egypt and Africa, Kaspersky
Ahmad is currently the Head of Presales for Egypt and Africa region at Kaspersky. He joined Kaspersky in 2014 as a Senior Security Consultant. He is responsible for technical consultations on the evolving cyber threat landscape, Kaspersky enterprise solutions, and threat intelligence services. Prior to joining Kaspersky, Ahmad was a Security Consultant at SecureMisr. He led infrastructure security assessments and penetration testing projects for government entities, banks, and service providers in the Middle East and Africa. Ahmad holds a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering and a professional diploma in cyber security from the Information Technology Institute (ITI).
Mohamed Hegazy, Chief Information Security Officer, MDP Digital Payment Company
Mohamed Hegazy is currently the CISO at MDP Digital Payment Company which is responsible for maintaining MDP strategy and execution related to protecting information, infrastructure, and technology. He has 16 years of experience in EFT(Electronic Funds Transfer) business. He is specialized in Information security controls and compliance requirements. Furthermore, Mohamed is certified as GRCP, ISO 27001 LA/LI, and CPISI, and was awarded his Master’s degree entitled Credit Card fraud detection using clustering data mining techniques from Faculty of Information and Computer Science, Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT) .
Osama M. Hijji, Chief Information Security Officer, EFG Hermes
Frank Li, Regional Cyber Security & Privacy Officer, Huawei Nothern Africa Region
During his 15 years in Huawei, Frank has served as Delivery Manager, Service Manager, Operation Director, and starting from 2020, he acts as Cyber Security & Privacy Officer of Huawei Northern Africa Region.
Ahmed Osama, Chief Information Security Officer, MCDR
Ahmed Osama is currently the Chief Information Security Officer at MCDR. With more than 17 years of experience in the cyber security field, mostly in the financial sector, where Ahmed has gained the knowledge that information security is considered a business enabler, and that was reflected in leading the organizations through their digital transformation journey in a safe and secure way.
Eman Mohamed, Chief Information Security Officer, Fawry
Mahmoud Salaheldin, Chief Information Security Officer, Nexta Digital Banking
Mahmoud has over 17 years of experience in the IT / Cyber Security fields, spending most of his career in Digital Security Consultation, and Delivering end-to-end Security Technology Projects. Mahmoud holds multiple professional certifications such as CGEIT, CISSP, CISA, CISM, C-CISO and ISMS 27001 LA, MBA, and PMP. Mahmoud holds vast experience in the areas of Security Technologies, Cloud Security, Penetration Testing, Digital Forensics, Risk Assessment, and Management, ISO Standards Implementation/Audit or Security Governance and Compliance, and SOC operation. He has successfully provided consultation for large enterprise security projects in various government/industry verticals serving many reputable organizations and companies nationally, regionally.
Mohamed Nabil Mostafa, Global Chief Information Security Officer, Egyptian Arab Land Bank
Mohamed is currently the Global Chief Information Security Officer at the Egyptian Arab Land Bank. He has 31 years of experience in both IT and Information security. 12+ years as Chief Information Security Officer in several banks in the region. Mohamed has wide experience of developing and executing information security strategy, program, roadmap and aligning with business strategy including digital transformation. Mohamed has served as a trusted partner of executives and stakeholders with a focus on enabling the business to operate in a secure manner.
Khalid Farooq, Chief Information Officer, Shefa Al-Orman Foundation & Hospitals
Khalid Farooq is the Chief Information Officer at Shefa Al-Orman Foundation & Hospitals Egypt. While working at Shefa El Orman Hospital, and with the help of a team of developers from Upper Egypt, Khalid succeeded in building the HIS Hospital Management System, and we help transfer this experience to non-profit organizations and state institutions for building a new health insurance system in Upper Egypt. Khalid has been recently awarded CIO Leadership 2022 among the top influential CIO Leadership in the Middle East by the tahawultech in Dubai.
Sherif El Halawani, Head of , Information Security Management, Commercial International Bank, Egypt
Eng. Ahmed Afifi, Cyber Security Manager, National Bank of Egypt
Eng. Ahmed Afifi is currently the Cyber Security Manager at the National Bank of Egypt. He is a Cyber security consultant with 10+ years of experience in cyber security In Banking and Telecom sectors supporting their digital transformation. Ahmed has been working in many domains such as: Threat intelligence, Vulnerability management, Data Security, security architecture design , Risk Management, Security auditing, security awareness and Security compliance. Currently, he is the Cyber security Manager at the National bank of Egypt NBE . He has been awarded the Think Agile award across Vodafone Group 2020 and CISO rising star award 2019,2022″arab security conference ” ,he has also been certified with CRISC,CISM,ISO 27K LA,CTIA,eWPTX, CEH, digital windows forensics, malware analysis
Dr. Ahmad ElGhazouly, Head of Information Technology and Information Security, PGESCO
Dr. Ahmad is currently the Head of Information Technology and Information Security at PGESCO. He is a Trusted Technology and Security Advisor, Driving Digital Transformation, Information Security and Risk Management SME with 23+ years of experience helping organizations to digitally transform in a secure way, leveraging technology, human and business processes capabilities to support organizations to achieve their goals and objectives. He has led and managed multiple digital transformation projects to securely and efficiently transform business functions processes with technologies fit for purpose while maintaining the industry practices for information security based on COBIT, ITIL, ISO 27001, Technology providers best practices. In addition to leading the Information, technology and Information Security Governance.
Eng. Mohamed Hamed, Chief Technology Officer, Platino Group (elSallab Ltd)
Eng. Mohamed is a Ph.D (Cyber Security)|MSc (IT & Computer Science)C-Level Technology Consultant. He is well experienced with 24 years in information technology and security Executive Management Positions, As he have been exposed to many aspects of Information Technology, he has acquired knowledge in most IT infrastructure solutions .
Muhammad Fathy, Head of Technology services & IT operation Management Sector, Banque Du Caire
Muhammad Fathy is currently the Head of Technology Services & IT Operation Management Sector at Banque Du Caire. He is a highly experienced and accomplished IT professional with over 20 years of expertise. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Eslsca Business School. Before joining Banque Du Caire, Muhammad held senior IT positions in numerous financial institutions, including his last role as Head of IT Network & Security at Alex Bank. Since joining Banque Du Caire in 2018, he has been a driving force in the modernization of the bank’s IT systems, introducing new products and services, establishing new branches, and implementing cutting-edge applications. He is responsible for ensuring the continued growth and innovation of the bank’s technology environment, aligning with its digital transformation strategy and plans.
Mostafa Abdou Abdelghani Demerdash, Director of Information Security Department, South Cairo Electricity Distribution Company
Ahmed Nabil Mahmoud, Chief Information Security Offcier, Egyptian Banks Company
Ahmed is currently the Corporate Chief Information Security Officer in a leading financial organization, prior to this Ahmed was the Regional Information Security Manager at one of the international Banking institutions, Global Chief Security Architect at one of the top Oil and Gas companies in the world as well as the CISO and CIO for top Engineering company in Egypt and Middle East. Ahmed Nabil has more than 20 years of experience in the field of Information Technology/Systems, Infrastructure, Project Management, Information Security, Application development/Automation, IT management and holds several professional IT certifications from Microsoft, CISCO, ISACA, ISC2, PMI, IAPP, CWNP, PECB and EC- Council.