Naguib Sawiris Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 1

  • Investments
  • 8

  • Portfolio
  • 4

  • Exits
  • 4


Naguib Sawiris General Information


Mr. Naguib Sawiris serves as Adviser at HOF Capital. Naguib is the Executive Chairman of Orascom TMT Investments. 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).

Contact Information

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

Naguib Sawiris Investments (8)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Shellworks 07-Jul-2021 Seed Round 00000 Other Commercial Products Generating Revenue 000000 0000000
0000000000 31-Oct-2019 0000 00000 00.00 Educational and Training Services (B2C) Generating Revenue 000000 0000000
000000 07-Jun-2017 0000 00000 00.00 Media and Information Services (B2B) Out of Business 000000 0000000
0000 10-Nov-2015 0000 00000 00.00 Pharmaceuticals Generating Revenue 000000 0000000
0000000 21-Sep-2015 0000 00000 00.000 Financial Software Generating Revenue 000000 0000000
000000 (0000000000 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
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Naguib Sawiris Exits (4)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Upbeat 08-Mar-2022 Out of Business
000000 00 000000 11-May-2021 0000000000
Ribbon (Application Software) 01-Feb-2016 Out of Business
GraphDive 01-Jan-2014 Merger/Acquisition
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Naguib Sawiris Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Naguib Sawiris Angel Investor 00 0 Egypt
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Naguib Sawiris Co-Investors (15)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Ascension (Financial Services) 1 0 Series chart Industry bar
BoxGroup 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
City Light Capital 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Rethink Capital Partners 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
True. 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
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