Mohamed Hammam

Director

Mohamed Hammam

Mohamed Hammam is a founding partner of C.A.T.S Consultants and of Multiple Engineering Group (MEG), both engineering management consultancy firms operating in developing countries. He has served on Boards of several multilateral financial institutions in addition to Africa50 such as the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (2014-2016), as well as utility companies such as the Egyptian Electricity Holding Company (2009-2016) and the New and Renewable Energy Authority (2010-2016). 

From 2008-2015, Mohamed Hammam was Assistant Minister at the Ministry of International Cooperation of Egypt, managing relations with international financing institutions and overseeing a portfolio of over US$35 billion. He played a critical role in insuring Egypt becomes an EBRD country of operations and oversaw Egypt’s involvement in the establishment of the AIIB, as a founding member country. He also co-chaired the MENA Transition Fund launched under the G8 Deauville Initiative (2013-2015) as well as a member of the trust fund committee (2009 – 2015) of the Clean Technology Fund representing the region. He was part of the team that negotiated the selection and the financing of the Nuclear power plant in Dabaa, Egypt, to the tune of US$ 40 billion with ROSATOM. In addition, Mr. Hammam supervised the organization of the Egypt Economic Development Conference (EEDC) held on March 13-15, 2015 to encourage foreign investments in Egypt during the transition period following the Arab Spring uprising. He was able to secure grant financing and hired a team of strategic consultants to implement the conference and its logistics. As a result of the mobilization efforts, the conference cost was full covered through sponsorships, and commitments exceeding USD 60 billion were secured, greatly exceeding the initial targets. Prior to that Mr. Hammam worked for ten years on African infrastructure at the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) and for several years in consulting and contracting firms operating in developing countries. 

Mr. Hammam holds a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from Cairo University and a Master’s degree from the Institut Supérieur du Béton Armée in Marseille. 

He is fluent in Arabic, English and French and resides in Cairo, Egypt. 

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