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Ahmed Abou Hashima



Company Name

Egyptian Steel


Ahmed Abou Hashima is CEO of the Cairo-based Egyptian Steel, which he co-founded in 2009. A self-made global entrepreneur, Mr. Hashima has worked in the steel industry since 1996. By the end of 2015, Egyptian Steel and its subsidiaries will be producing 20-25% of Egypt’s steel supply.



Egyptian Steel produces durable, high-quality steel using efficient, innovative techniques and with an eye toward energy efficiency, long one of Mr. Hashima’s top priorities. Egyptian Steel uses state-of-the-art and eco-friendly technologies where possible in order to conserve and increase availability of energy in Egypt.



Ahmed Abou Hashima’s father was a police officer and his mother works with NGOs; he has a brother and a sister. In 1996 Mr. Hashima received his bachelor studies in commerce. His main business is in the steel industry and he is the owner of Abu Hashima Steel Group. Mr. Hashima also owns many shares in other major industry related companies in Egypt.



Arabian Business in Dubai awards Ahmed Abou Hashima the “Young CEO of the Year” award

On 11 September 2013, in the magnificent Jumeirah Emirates Towers, the CEO Middle East Awards organized by Arabian Business was held to celebrate the success of 15 CEOs from across the Arab world. Arabian Business selected businessman Ahmed Abou Hashima, Chairman of Egyptian Steel, as the youngest CEO in the Middle East and the Arab world, under the age of 40. Tarek Rakha, Vice Chairman of Egyptian Steel, received the award on his behalf. The magazine “Executive” said that Abou Hashima’s name had shined over the previous two years while he was only 38 years old. He challenged the hard conditions that his country passed through including political unrest and economic crisis, and established a new investment in the heavy industries field. He was the first Egyptian to win this award since it started.

Arabian Business awards Ahmed Abou Hashima as “Best Visionary”

Ahmed Abou Hashima, CEO of Egyptian Steel, received the “Best Visionary” award at the CEO KSA Awards by Arabian Business on Wednesday, 26 March 2014, at Al Faisaliah Hotel in Riyadh, KSA. He was granted this award for an economic and industrial project he presented known as “The Dream Project”. The event was attended by key economic figures, businessmen, government officials from all over the Arab world.

Rotary Organization honors Ahmed Abou Hashima for embracing “The Development of the Most Needy Villages in Upper Egypt” initiative

The Rotary Club in Cairo has honored CEO of Egyptian Steel Group Ahmed Abou Hashima for adopting the initiative of “The Development of the Most Needy Villages in Upper Egypt“ in cooperation with Dar El Orman Association.

International Council for Human Rights, Arbitration, Politics & Strategic Studies Awards Ahmed Abou Hashima

The International Council for Human Rights, Arbitration, Politics & Strategic Studies has awarded Ahmed Abou Hashima the “Medal of Excellence for Being one of the Most Influential Businessmen in the World” in the Development & Businessmen Category. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Sheika Al-Mayassa Bint Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani have topped the category of “Development and Businessmen”; followed by a group of distinguished people like: Christine Lagarde, Bill Clinton, Mark Zuckerberg, Ahmed Abou Hashima and Hamad Bin Abdullah Al- Ammari.

Al Fayoum University honors Ahmed Abou Hashima

On behalf of Al Fayoum University, the President of the University, Dr. Khaled Hamza, awarded Ahmed Abou Hashima, the CEO of Egyptian Steel, the University’s recognition trophy for being chosen as one of the distinguished CEOs in Africa from the CEO Africa Forum. Additionally the University organized a visit for Mr. Hashima to review and discuss new ways of cooperation between the university and businessmen in various sectors. They also discussed some of the important issues that links universities to the economic and industrial institutions. Among these issues were the importance of the scientific research and technical education and how to build a world-class performing caliber to support industry’s advancement. They also spoke about the importance of having high performance laboratories in the faculties of engineering and computer science and their important role in developing the students’ mentalities and scientific thinking.

Arabian Business lists Ahmed Abou Hashima as “One Of The Top 100 Most Powerful Arabs”

Arabian Business described Mr. Hashima as “a self-made entrepreneur who has built an empire, Egyptian Steel, from scratch, and a role model for young Arab people. He’s also famous for being patriotic and has shown great support for the will power of Egyptians by improving the image of the 30th of June Revolution in foreign media, through buying pages in prominent newspapers such as the Times (UK) and newspapers in South Africa and COMESA, to print articles written by prominent Egyptian writers portraying the actual truth about the 2nd Egyptian Revolution.”



“Egypt’s current period of challenge and change will shape the long-term future for Egyptians, and will be pivotal for the region. Britain has a deep interest in Egypt’s political, security and economic success – and in a broad and productive relationship that delivers for British and Egyptian people alike. I am proud to have the privilege and responsibility of leading our teams in Egypt at this vital time.” – British Ambassador to Egypt John Casson