Naguib Sawiris Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 1


  • Investments
  • 9

  • Portfolio
  • 5

  • Exits
  • 4


Naguib Sawiris General Information


Mr. Naguib Sawiris is the Executive Chairman of Orascom TMT Investments. Naguib served as an Advisor at HOF Capital. He also served as Managing director and Chief Executive Officer at Orascom Investment Holding. He served as Board Member at Evolution Mining. Previously, he founded Orascom Telecom Holdings and led it to become the leading regional telecom player until it merged with VimpelCom, creating the world's 5th largest mobile telecom provider in April 2011. As part of the merger deal, Naguib spun off Orascom Telecom's non-GSM operations and Egyptian-based telecom assets into Orascom TMT. Naguib serves on a number of Boards, Committees, and Councils, including the Advisory Committee to the NYSE Board of Directors, the International Advisory Board to the National Bank of Kuwait, the Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs, and the Arab Thought Foundation. Naguib is also the recipient of numerous honorary degrees, industry awards, and civic honors, including the "Legion d'honneur," the highest award given by the French Republic for outstanding services rendered to France. In July 2011, he was awarded the Honor of Commander of the Order of the "Stella della Solidarietà Italiana" (Star of Italian Solidarity). In 2006, the prestigious "Sitara-e-Quaid-e-Azam" award was conferred upon him by General Pervez Musharraf for services rendered to the people of Pakistan in the field of telecom, investments, and social sector work. Naguib holds a diploma in Mechanical Engineering with a Masters in Technical Administration from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zürich).

Business Details

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Corporate Office
  • Egypt

Naguib Sawiris Investments (9)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Fenton 29-Aug-2023 Later Stage VC 00.000 Accessories Generating Revenue 000000 0000000
Shellworks 07-Jul-2021 0000 00000 00000 Paper Containers and Packaging Generating Revenue 000000 0000000
Campuswire 31-Oct-2019 0000 00000 00.000 Educational Software Generating Revenue 000000 0000000
Upbeat (Media and Information Services (B2B)) 07-Jun-2017 0000 00000 00.00 Media and Information Services (B2B) Out of Business 000000 0000000
HVMN 10-Nov-2015 0000 00000 00.00 Other Consumer Non-Durables Generating Revenue 000000 0000000
Leapfin 21-Sep-2015 0000 00000 00.000 Financial Software Generating Revenue 000000 0000000
Ribbon (Application Software) 05-Feb-2013 0000 00000 00.000 Application Software Out of Business 000000 0000000
Doctor On Demand 01-Jan-2013 Seed Round 000 Other Healthcare Services Generating Revenue 000000 0000000
GraphDive 26-Sep-2012 Early Stage VC 000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Startup 000000 0000000

Naguib Sawiris Exits (4)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Upbeat (Media and Information Services (B2B)) 08-Mar-2022 Out of Business
Doctor On Demand 11-May-2021 0000000000 000
Ribbon (Application Software) 01-Feb-2016 Out of Business
GraphDive 01-Jan-2014 Merger/Acquisition

Naguib Sawiris Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

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Naguib Sawiris Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Naguib Sawiris Angel Investor 00 0 Egypt

Naguib Sawiris Co-Investors (10)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Ascension (Private Equity) 1 0 Series chart Industry bar
BoxGroup 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Spencer Lazar 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
True. 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
dmg ventures 0 0 Series chart Industry bar

Naguib Sawiris FAQs

  • Who is Naguib Sawiris?

    Naguib Sawiris is an angel Investor who has made 9 investments.

  • What kind of investor is Naguib Sawiris?

    Naguib Sawiris is an angel investor.

  • What does Naguib Sawiris do?

    As an angel investor, Naguib Sawiris invests personal money into promising companies, typically in exchange for equity.

  • What has Naguib Sawiris invested in?

    Naguib Sawiris has made numerous investments in companies like Fenton, Shellworks, and Campuswire within the Accessories, Paper Containers and Packaging, and Educational Software industries.

  • What has Naguib Sawiris invested in recently?

    Naguib Sawiris's latest investment was on 29-Aug-2023 in Fenton, a company within the Accessories industry.

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