Mr. Jérôme Guiraud graduated from Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales in 1984 (HEC Paris).
He started his career at the French Embassy in Zagreb (Croatia) in 1985 as Deputy to the Commercial Attaché. He then joined the Société Générale group in the Inspection Générale department in 1986. From 1993, he has held multiple managing positions abroad, in Europe and in emerging countries, mainly on capital markets, then as Country manager and Director of various Société Générale group’s listed subsidiaries.
Mr. Guiraud joined the NNS group in 2008. He is currently Executive Chairman of NNS Luxembourg and Chief Executive Officer of NNS Advisers (two non-listed entities). He is also as a Director & member of the Audit and the Nomination Committees of OCI.NV (a leading fertilizer company listed on the Euronext Amsterdam stock exchange) and a Non-Executive Director of BESIX (non-listed largest Belgian contracting group).
He was a member of the Board of Directors and the Audit Committee of Lafarge S.A. from May 2008 till August 2016.
Mr. Guiraud was born in 1961 and is a French citizen.
Mr. Osama Bishai joined Orascom in 1985 and currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Orascom Construction Limited. He held the position of Managing Director of the construction business since 1998. Mr. Bishai played a key role in developing the construction business, particularly in the cement, infrastructure and industrial sectors, and led the development of OCI N.V.’s investments in the fertilizer industry in Egypt, Algeria and USA. Mr. Bishai currently spearheads the Group’s efforts to create a long-term concessions portfolio and is leading the growth of the US business. Mr. Bishai is a board member of BESIX Group.
Mr. Bishai holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Structural Engineering from Cairo University and a Construction Management Diploma from the American University in Cairo.
Mr. Mustafa Abdel-Wadood has had a long career as an active investor and operator with a focus on Emerging Markets.
His experience spans multiple sectors and geographies and he was previously the Global Head of Private Equity at The Abraaj Group where he oversaw investments across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Prior to that he was with EFG-Hermes both as Head of Investment Banking and subsequently CEO responsible for expansion into new markets out of Dubai.
Mr. Abdel-Wadood started his career at the Orascom Group, a large diversified conglomerate with a number of listed entities, where he held various positions including Director of Development and Investments and was responsible for corporate investments and acquisitions in telecoms as well as a number of other verticals. Mr. Abdel-Wadood has served on numerous boards of private and public companies including Orascom Telecom, Acibadem Healthcare, Air Arabia, EFG-Hermes, ASGC and Orascom Construction. He has also served on the Board of the Middle East Centre for the London School of Economics, the Foundation Board of IMD in Lausanne, and the Dean’s Advisory Board at the American University in Cairo. He is a frequent guest speaker at conferences and has made numerous appearances on various business TV programs. Mr. Abdel-Wadood was selected by the World Economic Forum as one of the 100 Global Leaders for Tomorrow for the Year 2002 and a Young Global Leader in 2007.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the American University in Cairo and an MBA from Georgetown University.
Mr. Johan Beerlandt is the Chairman of BESIX Group and former Chief Executive Officer from 2004 to 2017. He oversaw the transformation of the business into a major regional player in Europe and the Middle East.
In 2004, Mr. Beerlandt was instrumental in the 50-50 leveraged management buyout of the BESIX holding company executed by BESIX management and Orascom.
Mr. Beerlandt brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in regional and international construction and concessions markets to the Board.
Mr. Khaled Bichara currently holds the position of Chief Executive Officer of Orascom Development Holding. He is also a Co-Founder of Accelero Capital. Mr. Bichara previously served as Group President and Chief Operating Officer of VimpelCom Ltd (“VimpelCom”). He was also Chief Executive Officer of Orascom Telecom Holding S.A.E. (“OTH”) as well as Chief Operating Officer of Wind Telecomunicazioni S.p.A. (“Wind Italy”). Mr. Bichara managed 10 operations across the globe through OTH and Wind Italy and 22 operations across the globe through VimpelCom. Mr. Bichara was the Co-founder, Chairman and CEO of “LINKdotNET”.
Mr. Bichara holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the American University in Cairo.
Mr. Sami Haddad has decades of experience in both the private and public sectors, specifically in finance, politics and academia.
Mr. Haddad worked for the International Finance Corporation, part of the World Bank Group, for more than 20 years in a variety of positions including Cairo-based Director of the MENA region. In 2005, he became Minister of Economy and Trade in Lebanon, a position which he held for three years. Mr. Haddad was also General Manager of Byblos Bank from 2008 to 2014.
Mr. Haddad holds an MA in economics from the American University in Beirut and pursued his postgraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.