Nassef Sawiris

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Nassef Sawiris
Born 1961
Residence Cairo, Egypt
Nationality Egyptian
Education German International School of Cairo, Egypt
Alma mater University of Chicago
Occupation CEO, Orascom Construction Industries
Net worth $5.9 billion[1]
Children 4
Parent(s) Onsi Sawiris
Relatives Naguib Sawiris and Samih Sawiris (brothers)

Nassef Onsi Sawiris (born in 1961) is an Egyptian billionaire businessman, the youngest of Onsi Sawiris' three sons (his brothers are Naguib Sawiris and Samih Sawiris). As of 2015 his net worth was estimated by Forbes to be $5.9 billion, making him the 240th richest person in the world.[1]

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.

Career[edit]

He oversaw the construction activities of Orascom since 1990 and is the CEO of Orascom Construction Industries since the company's incorporation in 1998.[2] 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 Lafarge.[3] 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).[4]

Personal life[edit]

He is married with four children and lives in Cairo,[1] and also maintains a residence in New York City.

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