Nassef Sawiris

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Nassef Sawiris
Born 1961 (age 55–56)
Residence Cairo, Egypt
Nationality Egyptian
Education German International School of Cairo, Egypt
Alma mater University of Chicago
Occupation CEO, Orascom Construction Industries
Net worth $5.3 billion (September 2016)[1]
Children 4
Parent(s) Onsi Sawiris
Relatives Naguib Sawiris and Samih Sawiris (brothers)

Nassef Onsi Sawiris (Coptic: Ⲛⲁⲥⲥⲉϥ Ⲟⲩⲛⲥⲓ Ⲥⲉⲩⲏⲣⲟⲥ, Arabic: ناصف أنسى ساويرس‎; born in 1961) is an Egyptian billionaire businessman, the youngest of Onsi Sawiris' three sons (his brothers are Naguib and Samih). As of September 2016, his net worth was estimated to be $5.3 billion,[1] and the sixth richest African in 2017, according to Forbes.[2]

Early life[edit]

Nassef Sawiris received his secondary education in the German International School of Cairo, Egypt. Then he continued at University of Chicago where he received a bachelor's degree in Economics in 1982.


He oversaw the construction activities of Orascom since 1990 and is the CEO of Orascom Construction Industries since the company's incorporation in 1998.[3] He was also a board member of NASDAQ Dubai from July 2008 - June 2010 where his is still a board member,[citation needed] and currently sits on the boards of Besix (Belgium) and NNS Holding (Luxembourg), and is a director at LafargeHolcim.[4] He was on the board of directors of the Cairo & Alexandria Stock Exchanges from 2004 to 2007, and in July 2008 was appointed as a board director at the Dubai International Financial Exchange (DIFX).[5]

Personal life[edit]

He is married, has four children, lives in London,[1] and maintains a residence in New York City.


  1. ^ a b c "Nassef Sawiris". Forbes. Retrieved 7 September 2015. 
  2. ^ Vinton, Kate. "African Billionaire Fortunes Decline On New FORBES List Of The Continent's Richest". Forbes. Retrieved 10 January 2017. 
  3. ^ "Orascom Construction Industries S.A.E. | OCI". Retrieved 15 December 2016. 
  4. ^ Nassef Sawiris page on Lafarge official website Archived 23 November 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ "DIFX appoints Nassef Sawiris as Director". 13 July 2008. Retrieved 15 December 2016.