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Orascom Development Holding AG (ODHN.S)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Samih Sawiris

59 2016 Chairman of the Board

Khaled Bichara

45 2016 Chief Executive Officer

Eskandar Tooma

41 2013 Interim Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Abdelhamid Abouyoussef

41 2014 Chief Hotel Officer

Adil Douiri

53 2008 Non-Executive Director

Franz Egle

59 2008 Non-Executive Director

Jurgen Fischer

62 2014 Non-Executive Director

Carolina Mueller-Moehl

48 2008 Non-Executive Director

Marco Sieber

58 2013 Non-Executive Director

Juerg Weber

67 2014 Non-Executive Director

Sara El Gawahergy

2014 Investor Relations Director

Biographies

Name Description

Samih Sawiris

Eng. Samih Onsi Najib Sawiris has been Chairman of the Board at Orascom Development Holding AG since January 1, 2016. He was Chairman of the Board and Interim Chief Executive Officer of Orascom Development Holding AG from April 1, 2014 till January 1, 2016. He is Founder of the Company and has been Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Orascom Development Holding AG since November 1, 2011. Prior to that, he also served as Chief Executive Officer at the Company. After receiving his Diploma in Economic Engineering from Berlin Technische Universitaet (the Technical University of Berlin) in 1980, he founded his first company, National Marine Boat Factory. In 1996, he established Orascom Projects for Touristic Development and, in 1997, Orascom Hotel Holdings, the two companies that later merged to form Orascom Hotels & Development S.A.E. (OHD). He has served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of OHD since its incorporation. Furthermore, Eng. Sawiris established El Gouna Beverages Co., in 1997, which he sold in 2001. He was first elected to the Board in 2008. He is also Member of the Board of a number of subsidiaries of the Company.

Khaled Bichara

Mr. Khaled Bichara has been Chief Executive Officer of Orascom Development Holding Ltd since January 1, 2016. He is also a Co-Founder of Accelero Capital. Mr. Bichara previously served as Group President and Chief Operating Officer of VimpelCom Ltd. He was also Chief Executive Officer of Orascom Telecom Holding S.A.E. as well as Chief Operating Officer of Wind Telecomunicazioni S.p.A. Mr. Bichara was the Co-founder, Chairman and CEO of LINKdotNET. In 2011, Mr. Bichara also served as Group Executive Chairman of OTH as well as Chairman of Wind Italy. Mr. Bichara currently serves as Board Member of various telecom and IT companies, including Orascom Telecom Media and Technology Holding S.A.E.; SUPERNAP International S.A., the developer of the world-renowned SUPERNAP data centers; and Joyent Inc., a global provider of cloud computing software and services. He is the Chairman of the Board of Italiaonline S.p.A. and SEAT Pagine Gialle S.p.A. He is also a Board Member of Orascom Construction Limited. Mr. Bichara is also Member of the Advisory Board for the Computer Science and Engineering Department of the American University in Cairo. He was previously a Member of the GSMA Board. Mr. Bichara holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the American University in Cairo.

Eskandar Tooma

Dr. Eskandar Adel Iskandar Tooma has been Interim Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director of Orascom Development Holding Ltd since September 1, 2013. He joined the Company's Board of Director as Member on May 15, 2013. He is a tenured professor of finance and holds the British Petroleum endowed chair with the School of Business at The American University in Cairo. He was senior advisor to the Egyptian Capital Market Authority for 3 years, as well as a member of a variety of committees including the EGX30 Index Committee, Market Advancement Committee at the Egyptian Stock Exchange, an advisor and member of the Derivatives and Commodities Exchange Committee with the Ministry of Investments and an advisor to the Ministry of International Cooperation on Egypt’s Debt Swap Experience. Mr. Tooma sits on the board of two EGX listed and actively traded companies: Egyptian Resorts Company (ERC) and Rowad Tourism. Mr. Tooma holds two M.S. degrees, the first in Finance and the second in International Economics as well as a Ph.D. in Finance from Brandeis University.

Abdelhamid Abouyoussef

Mr. Abdelhamid M. Abouyoussef has been Chief Hotels Officer at Orascom Development Holding AG since March 1, 2014. He is a tourism entrepreneur who started his career in design and installation of hotel electro-mechanical systems in 1998 moving on to Project Management and Owner's Representation until 2004 when he founded his first company Shores Hotels to manage a single hotel of 200 guestrooms. In addition to his role at the Company, Mr. Abouyoussef is Board Member of six other tourism companies, among them Sinai for Touristic Investments, Sinai for Hotel Management and Touristic Marketing, Golden Sharm Resort, Mediterranean for Touristic Investments and Allied Touristic Investment. Mr. Abouyoussef is a holder of a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the American University in Cairo and a Master of Science from the University of California at Berkeley. He is also a commission member of the International Federation of the Automobile (FIA).

Adil Douiri

Mr. Adil Douiri has been Non-Executive Director of Orascom Development Holding AG since May 13, 2008. He is Member of Company's Audit Committee. From 2002 to 2007, he served in His Majesty’s the King Mohamed VI Government, first as Minister of Tourism from 2002 to 2004, and then as Minister for Tourism, Crafts and Social Economy from 2004 to 2007. In 1992, Mr. Douiri founded Casablanca Finance Group (now known as CFG Group). Until 2002, he was Chairman of its Supervisory Board and is now its Member of the Board. He is also Member of the Board of BMCE Bank and of MFEx. He graduated as Engineer from Ecole Nationale des Ponts & Chaussees (ENPC) in Paris.

Franz Egle

Mr. Franz Egle has been Non-Executive Director of Orascom Development Holding AG since 2008. He is Member of the Nomination & Compensation Committee at the Company. He has a background in the fields of strategy development and implementation, corporate communication, media and public affairs. After holding different senior executive positions in the private sector, he was in charge of communications at the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and was Adviser to Member of the Federal Council. Before co-founding and becoming Partner of Dynamics Group, in 2006, he was Partner of a communication and financial consultancy. He is Senior Partner of Dynamics Group. He has been Member of the Board of Directors of Andermatt Swiss Alps AG since 2007. He holds a Doctor's degree in Sociology from Universitaet Zuerich.

Jurgen Fischer

Mr. Jurgen Fischer has been Non-Executive Director at Orascom Development Holding Ltd since May 12, 2014. He is founder of The Pearl Management Consultants"in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Previously he was CEO of Dubai Properties LLC, a major Real Estate Developer in the UAE. Besides looking after 20,000 Residential Leasing units, 50,000 sqm of Retail space, thousands of "Built to Sell" Apartments and Villas and several Master Developments in Dubai, he was as well involved in International Developments of Sama Dubai in Morocco, Oman, etc. During his time with Dubai Properties he oversaw several Theme Park and Tourist projects. Between 1995 and 2008, Juergen Fischer held several senior positions with Hilton International, such as President commercial Operations and President for Continental Europe, Middle East and Africa, as well as president Scandic Hotels AB. Prior to joining Hilton, he worked for the Walt Disney Company in different roles in Florida and Paris including Vice President Sales & Marketing for Disneyland Paris, Director of Resort Development at Disneyland Paris and General Manager of the luxury Grand Floridian Beach Resort at Walt Disney World, Florida. Fischer held several hotel management positions in Europe and Middle East after starting his professional life as a Chef in 1970. He later graduated from the Ecole Hoteliere Lausanne, Switzerland and obtained an MBA with Honors from IMEDE/IMD, Lausanne in 1988.

Carolina Mueller-Moehl

Ms. Carolina Mueller-Moehl has been Non-Executive Director of Orascom Development Holding AG since May 13, 2008. She was Member of the Nomination & Compensation Committee at the Company. She has been President of the Mueller-Moehl Group since 2000. From 1999 to 2000, she was Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Mueller-Moehl Holding AG, after working as a journalist and advertising and PR consultant. She is currently the Chairperson of Hyos Invest Holding AG. After gaining an International Baccalaureate at Upper School Salem International College (Germany), she studied politics, history, and law at the University of Heidelberg and at the Otto-Suhr Institut at the Freie Universitaet Berlin. She graduated with a Master’s degree in political science and completed further studies at the London School of Economics and at the Europainstitut of Universitaet Basel.

Marco Sieber

Mr. Marco Sieber has been Non-Executive Director at Orascom Development Holding Ltd since May 15, 2013. He is Chairman of the Nomination & Compensation Committee at the Company. In 1989, he took over the family owned company SIGA Ltd. together with his brother. Mr. Sieber managed to transform SIGA Ltd. into a company which operates internationally and which has over 300 employees. SIGA Ltd. develops and produces products for the construction sector, namely in the field of energy-saving sealings. In 2012, Mr. Sieber also became majority shareholder in Baertschi Agrartecnic Ltd. Since 2011, Mr. Sieber is an active investor in the soccer club FC Lucerne (FCL) and since 2013 he is president of the FCL Holding. He graduated with a business degree in economics at the Business School in Lausanne in 1989.

Juerg Weber

Mr. Juerg Weber has been Non-Executive Director at Orascom Development Holding Ltd since May 12, 2014. He holds a MBA and a Major in Finance and Strategic Planning from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Weber previously studied Civil Engineering at the School of Engineering in Switzerland and Microeconomics and English at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Mr. Weber is currently Member of the Board of Directors of AVIVA Sigorta A.S., KRON TELEKOMUENIKASION HIZMETLERI A.S., GREAT TURK FUND LTD., which are all domiciled in Istanbul, Turkey, and of BENSYS HOLDING, which is domiciled in Amsterdam, Holland. He also is founder and owner of the GOLDEN HORN MANAGEMENT LTD., which is domiciled in Kiev, Ukraine. Previously Mr. Weber was CEO of BOYNER HOLDING, Turkey, a partner of McKINSEY & COMPANY, INC., Turkey, a consultant for McKINSEY & COMPANY, INC., Switzerland, an assistant to the Vice Chairman in UBS PHILIPS & DREW, the United Kingdom, and a project manager and assistant to CEO with UBS, BANK OF SWITZERLAND, New York.

Sara El Gawahergy

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