Samih Sawiris

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Samih Sawiris
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Samih Sawiris at the 40. St. Gallen Symposium in May 2010
Executive Chairman and CEO of Orascom Development Holding AG
Incumbent
Assumed office
1996-
Chairman of El Gouna FC
Incumbent
Assumed office
2003-
Personal details
Born 1956/1957
Sohag, Republic of Egypt
Citizenship Egypt
Montenegro
Residence Lucerne,Switzerland[1]
Education Technical University of Berlin
Religion Orthodox Christianity

Samih Onsi Sawiris (Arabic: سميح ساويرس‎; born in 1957) is an Egyptian-Montenegrin businessman and billionaire [2] and second of three sons of Onsi Sawiris, the other two being Naguib Sawiris and Nassef Sawiris. He is the executive Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of Orascom Development Holding AG.[3] As of 2011 his net worth was estimated at $1.4 billion, making him the 879th richest person in the world.

Samih Sawiris received his Engineering Diploma in Engineering management from the Technical University of Berlin in 1980. He founded National Marine Boat Factory, followed by Orascom Projects for Touristic Development in 1996 and Orascom Hotels and Development in 1998; the latter two companies later merged to form Orascom Development Holding AG. He has served as CEO and chairman of Orascom Development Holding AG since its incorporation.

He became a Montenegrin citizen in 2011.

In 2011 he took a 12.5% stake in Swiss football club FC Luzern.[4]

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