Omar A. Mohanna

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"Mr. Omar Mohanna is chairman of Suez Cement Group of Companies, the leading cement producer in Egypt. He is also chairman of the Alexandria Tire Company, Egypt's largest tire producer and subsidiary of Pirelli. He has served on the board of directors of diverse companies, and is currently board member of ACE Insurance Co., Egypt, an affiliate of the U.S. multinational ACE. Mr. Mohanna's over 25 years of local and international commercial and investment banking culminated in the position of vice chairman and managing director of Egypt Arab African Bank (EAAB). He subsequently held the position of managing director of Accor Hotels Group in Egypt. As an economist, and through active participation in a number of business organizations and ministerial bodies, Mr. Mohanna has supported the growth of Egypt's private sector, bringing his knowledge and expertise to bear at the policy level and promoting increased trade and investment. Mr. Mohanna is president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt and honorary chairman of the Egyptian Insurance Brokers' Association. He is also a member of the U.S.-Egypt Business Council, Egyptian Italian Business Council, Foreign Relations and Industry Leaders committees of the Federation of Egyptian Industries, Club d'Affaires Franco Egyptien, Egyptian Businessmen Association and Egypt's International Economic Forum. He is a member of the General Assembly of the Holding Company for Roads, Bridges and Land Transport Projects, Ministry of Transport; the board of trustees of the Egyptian Institute of Directors, Ministry of Investment; and board of directors of the Industrial Training Council, Ministry of Trade and Industry. In addition, he is vice chairman of the Egyptian Center for Economic Studies (ECES). At the broader community level, Mr. Mohanna is a board member of the New Civic Forum and the Association for the Protection of the Environment, as well as a member of the Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs." [1]

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  1. People, American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt, accessed February 27, 2011.