It all began with a Bachelor degree from Cairo University in 1948.
Following a three-year period as a Teaching Assistant at Cairo University’s Faculty of Engineering, he formed a contracting company that later evolved into a leading construction and transportation firm in Egypt.
After the nationalization of this thriving company in 1962, Abdelkawi joined the Arab Contractors (Osman Ahmed Osman & Co.), the then the leading construction company in Egypt and the Middle East, as Managing Director and Board Member.
However, there was a persistent calling to realize his personal vision.
So in 1969, he formed a partnership with Ashraf Allouba and established ECG Engineering Consultants Group S.A.
Together they formed a formidable team that went on to execute some of Egypt’s most vital mega-scale projects. Those included, the “Alexandria Wastewater Program,” “Fayyum Drinking Water Supply & Sanitation,” “Attaqa 300 MW Thermal Power Plant in Suez,” “Cairo International Airport Terminal Building 3,” “Damanhur & Mahmoudeya Combined Cycle Power Plants,” as well as “The Master Plan of Greater Cairo Waterworks.”
In recognition of his achievements, our company founder was awarded the “Order of the Republic of Egypt” in 1966. He was also appointed by a presidential decree as Chairman of the Egyptian Society of Engineers in 2005.
Abdelkawi is currently active with a number of prestigious associations, including the Egyptian Syndicate of Engineers, Egyptian Society of Engineers, Egyptian Society of Mechanical Engineers, Egyptian Geographical Society, Institut d’Égypte, and American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Ashraf H. Allouba
ECG would not be a multidisciplinary consultancy company on equal footing with its global counterparts without the valuable contributions of Ashraf Allouba. Allouba came to the ECG table with a degree in Architecture from Cairo University, as member of the Construction Supervision Team commissioned for the construction of Nile Hilton Hotel, and as a former Director of Planning at Arab Contractors (Osman Ahmed Osman & Co.)