Amr Abdallah is a member of the board of directors of several companies & organizations in Egypt. He is an expert in technology and an entrepreneur investing mainly in technology.
Most recently he was the Chief Business Officer for Vodafone Egypt. Before that Abdallah has been the Chief Strategy Officer for Vodafone Egypt. He led shifting the strategy of Vodafone Egypt from Voice only mobile company to a Total Solutions Provider voice/data and fixed/mobile. He was behind the success of implementing the new strategy during his last two years at Vodafone.
Before joining Vodafone in 2006, Abdallah has been the CEO of Raya Holding responsible for the growing Telecom line of business.
Abdallah was entrusted with this responsibility after his years of successes as Raya’s CFO and Board Member: planning and managing all financial matters of Raya Holding and its eleven subsidiaries and managed and engineered taking the company public. Abdallah was also responsible for Raya’s legal and IT support functions.
Prior to that, Abdallah has been the driving force behind the creation of the distribution line of the business of Raya, one that is remarkably profitable way above the industry standard. As Managing Director of Raya Distribution (Protech), Abdallah reflected the diverse skills it takes to build and run Egypt’s largest mobile phone and IT Distribution retail and service operation, growing the company from 6 persons to an organization with over 230 persons.
Abdallah was one of the founders of Raya Holding and helped grow the organization from few employees to over 3000. He has been with Protech and Raya since 1996; before that he gained vital IT Sales and Marketing Management experience with Bull Egypt Information Systems.
Abdallah has an educational background in Electrical Engineering, and holds an MBA from Aston Business School in Birmingham, UK.
Being a scholar of a German school, he maintains a German culture at work coupled with a friendly Egyptian spirit.
Abdallah was born in 1966 in Cairo, Egypt. He is married and has three children.
In his spare time he enjoys traveling all over the world, desert safari, swimming, and fishing trips and is the organizer of the annual AAA Ski Camp in Europe.
He is a Fellow of the Middle East Leadership Initiative of The Aspen Institute & a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.