Mahmoud Sami Abdelkawi, born in Cairo, Egypt, received his bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cairo University in 1948. Following a three-year engagement as an assistant teacher at Cairo University's Faculty of Engineering, he formed a business partnership, Technical Contracting Company, which evolved into one of Egypt's leading construction and transportation firms.
In 1962, under the existing socialist regime, the firm was nationalized. Subsequently, in 1963, Mr. Abdelkawi joined the Arab Contractors - the leading construction company in Egypt and the Middle East - as Managing Director and Member of Board of Directors.
Contributing to many prestigious projects shaping our lives today, Mr. Abdelkawi was involved in the development of dams, power plants, and utilities alongside industrial, agricultural, transportation, infrastructure, and oil & gas facilities across Egypt, the MENA region and Europe.
In recognition of his achievements, he was awarded the "Order of the Republic of Egypt" in 1966 and appointed as Chairman of the Egyptian Society of Engineers via a Presidential Decree in 2005. Currently, Mr. Abdelkawi is active in many prestigious associations among which are the Egyptian Society of Engineers (Chairman), the Egyptian Syndicate of Engineers, the Egyptian Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Egyptian Geographical Society, L'Institute d'Egypte, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Ashraf Hassan Allouba, born in Cairo, Egypt, graduated from Cairo University in 1955 with a bachelor's degree in Architecture. Upon graduation, he was engaged as a design architect and later a member of the construction supervision team under the Nile Hilton Hotel construction effort. During a subsequent appointment with the Arab Contractors, he was promoted to Director of Planning where he revolutionized the company by introducing the first computerized application (PERT/CPM) as well as a comprehensive computerized Management Information System (MIS) covering personnel accounts, costing resource allocation and inventory control.
Mr. Allouba's resume is rich with numerous distinguished projects ranging from town planning to hydro-agriculture developments alongside industrial, water, wastewater, and power facilities across Egypt, the MENA region and Europe.
Mr. Allouba has received many awards of excellence for his achievements from public and private associations including, inter alia, the Egyptian Engineering Syndicate, Cairo University, the Egyptian Society of Engineers, and others. Currently, Mr. Allouba is active in many prestigious associations among which are the Egyptian Syndicate of Engineers, the Egyptian Society of Engineers (Fellow Member), the Egyptian Society of Consulting Engineers, and the National Society of Professional Engineers.