External Connections and Partnerships

Technical Reports and Consulting Activities

  • 2016 - Report on the Strengths and Weaknesses of the Financial and Tax performance for the year ending 2015 of the Transport IT Development Company (TRANS IT) – A Subsidiary of the Egyptian National Railways (ENR); Report was presented to the Ministry of Transport (MOT) (In Arabic).
  • 2016 - Report on the Strengths and Weaknesses of the Financial and Tax performance for the year ending 2015 of the Egyptian Railways Maintenance and Services CO. (ERMAS) – A Subsidiary of the Egyptian National Railways (ENR); Report was presented to the Ministry of Transport (MOT) (In Arabic).
  • 2016 - Report on the Strengths and Weaknesses of the Financial and Tax performance for the year ending 2015 of the Egyptian Railway Medical CO. (ERMED) – A Subsidiary of the Egyptian National Railways (ENR); Report was presented to the Ministry of Transport (MOT) (In Arabic)
  • 2016 - Report on the Strengths and Weaknesses of the Financial and Tax Performance for the Year Ending in 2015 of the Railway for Integrated Services Insurance and Cleanliness CO. (ERIS) – A Subsidiary of the Egyptian National Railways (ENR); Report was presented to the Ministry of Transport (MOT) (In Arabic).
  • 2016 - Report on the Strengths and Weaknesses of the Financial and Tax performance for the year ending 2015 of the Egyptian Railway for Tourism CO. (ERNST) – A Subsidiary of the Egyptian National Railways (ENR); Report was presented to the Ministry of Transport (MOT) (In Arabic).
  • (2016) Share Valuation Report of the Arabian Industrial Food Company “Domty” – Cairo – Egypt. Report was conducted in collaboration with Ernst & Young, EFG Hermes and Pharos Holding to determine the fair market value of the company’s share to be listed on the Egyptian Stock Exchange. The company was successfully listed on the 24 March 2016.
  • 2015 – Support the Egyptian National Railway (ENR) Restructuring and Development Plan: I provided an audit report relating to auditing the financial and administrative documents related to the funds disbursement of the FINAL YEAR by the Italian government to the Egyptian government and its related use by the Egyptian government in order to implement the project activities. The objective of this audit was to determine whether the grant funds received by the Egyptian government during the period 1 October 2013 through 30 September 2014 have been used for the intended purpose. Specifically, I determined the grant that had been received, the stated purpose of the grant, the time of performance requirements, the amount of grant funds expended, if the funds were expended for the proper purpose and in the proper time frame, and if any grants had to be returned for lack of use (October 2015).
  • 2015 - ‘Report on the Strengths and Weaknesses of the Financial and Tax performance for the year ending 2014 of the Transport IT Development Company (TRANS IT) – A Subsidiary of the Egyptian National Railways (ENR)’, Report was presented to the Ministry of Transport (MOT), (In Arabic).
  • 2015 - ‘Report on the Strengths and Weaknesses of the Financial and Tax performance for the year ending 2014 of the Egyptian Railways Maintenance and Services CO. (ERMAS) – A Subsidiary of the Egyptian National Railways (ENR)’, Report was presented to the Ministry of Transport (MOT), (In Arabic).
  • 2015 - ‘Report on the Strengths and Weaknesses of the Financial and Tax performance for the year ending 2014 of the Egyptian Railway Medical CO. (ERMED) – A Subsidiary of the Egyptian National Railways (ENR)’, Report was presented to the Ministry of Transport (MOT), (In Arabic).
  • 2015 - ‘Report on the Strengths and Weaknesses of the Financial and Tax performance for the year ending 2014 of the Railway for Integrated Services Insurance and Cleanliness CO. (ERIS) – A Subsidiary of the Egyptian National Railways (ENR)’, Report was presented to the Ministry of Transport (MOT), (In Arabic).
  • 2015 - ‘Report on the Strengths and Weaknesses of the Financial and Tax performance for the year ending 2014 of the Egyptian Railway for Tourism CO. (ERNST) – A Subsidiary of the Egyptian National Railways (ENR)’, Report was presented to the Ministry of Transport (MOT), (In Arabic).
  • 2014 – “Support the Egyptian National Railway (ENR) restructuring and development plan”. I provided an audit report relating to auditing the financial and administrative documents related to the funds disbursement by the Italian government to the Egyptian government and its related use by the Egyptian government in order to implement the project activities. The objective of this audit was to determine whether the grant funds received by the Egyptian government during the period 1 October 2012 through 30 September 2013 have been used for the intended purpose. Specifically, I determined the grant that had been received, the stated purpose of the grant, the time of performance requirements, the amount of grant funds expended, if the funds were expended for the proper purpose and in the proper time frame, and if any grants had to be returned for lack of use (December 2014).
  • 2014 - ‘Report on the Strengths and Weaknesses of the Financial and Tax performance for the year ending 2013 of the Transport IT Development Company (TRANS IT) – A Subsidiary of the Egyptian National Railways (ENR)’, Report was presented to the Ministry of Transport (MOT), (In Arabic).
  • 2014 - ‘Report on the Strengths and Weaknesses of the Financial and Tax performance for the year ending 2013 of the Egyptian Railways Maintenance and Services CO. (ERMAS) – A Subsidiary of the Egyptian National Railways (ENR)’, Report was presented to the Ministry of Transport (MOT), (In Arabic).
  • 2014 - ‘Report on the Strengths and Weaknesses of the Financial and Tax performance for the year ending 2013 of the Egyptian Railway Medical CO. (ERMED) – A Subsidiary of the Egyptian National Railways (ENR)’, Report was presented to the Ministry of Transport (MOT), (In Arabic).
  • 2014 - ‘Report on the Strengths and Weaknesses of the Financial and Tax performance for the year ending 2013 of the Railway for Integrated Services Insurance and Cleanliness CO. (ERIS) – A Subsidiary of the Egyptian National Railways (ENR)’, Report was presented to the Ministry of Transport (MOT), (In Arabic).
  • 2014 - ‘Report on the Strengths and Weaknesses of the Financial and Tax performance for the year ending 2013 of the Egyptian Railway for Tourism CO. (ERNST) – A Subsidiary of the Egyptian National Railways (ENR)’, Report was presented to the Ministry of Transport (MOT), (In Arabic).
  • 2013 - I provided an audit report relating to auditing the financial and administrative documents related to the funds disbursement by the Italian government to the Egyptian government and its related use by the Egyptian government in order to implement the project activities. The objective of this audit was to determine whether the grant funds received by the Egyptian government during the period 20 March 2011 through 19 March 2012 have been used for the intended purpose. Specifically, I determined the grant that had been received, the stated purpose of the grant, the time of performance requirements, the amount of grant funds expended, if the funds were expended for the proper purpose and in the proper time frame, and if any grants had to be returned for lack of use (December 2013).
  • 2013 - ‘Report on the Strengths and Weaknesses of the Financial and Tax performance for the year ending 2012 of the Transport IT Development Company (TRANS IT) – A Subsidiary of the Egyptian National Railways (ENR)’, Report was presented to the Ministry of Transport (MOT), (In Arabic).
  • 2013 - ‘Report on the Strengths and Weaknesses of the Financial and Tax performance for the year ending 2012 of the Egyptian Railways Maintenance and Services CO. (ERMAS) – A Subsidiary of the Egyptian National Railways (ENR)’, Report was presented to the Ministry of Transport (MOT), (In Arabic).
  • 2013 - ‘Report on the Strengths and Weaknesses of the Financial and Tax performance for the year ending 2012 of the Egyptian Railway Medical CO. (ERMED) – A Subsidiary of the Egyptian National Railways (ENR)’, Report was presented to the Ministry of Transport (MOT), (In Arabic).
  • 2013 - ‘Report on the Strengths and Weaknesses of the Financial and Tax performance for the year ending 2012 of the Railway for Integrated Services Insurance and Cleanliness CO. (ERIS) – A Subsidiary of the Egyptian National Railways (ENR)’, Report was presented to the Ministry of Transport (MOT), (In Arabic).
  • 2013 - ‘Report on the Strengths and Weaknesses of the Financial and Tax performance for the year ending 2012 of the Egyptian Railway for Tourism CO. (ERNST) – A Subsidiary of the Egyptian National Railways (ENR)’, Report was presented to the Ministry of Transport (MOT), (In Arabic).
  • 2012 - I provided an audit report relating to auditing the financial and administrative documents related to the funds disbursement by the Italian government to the Egyptian government and its related use by the Egyptian government in order to implement the project activities. The objective of this audit was to determine whether the grant funds received by the Egyptian government during the period 20 March 2010 through 19 March 2011 have been used for the intended purpose. Specifically, I determined the grant that had been received, the stated purpose of the grant, the time of performance requirements, the amount of grant funds expended, if the funds were expended for the proper purpose and in the proper time frame, and if any grants had to be returned for lack of use (December 2012).
  • 2012 - ‘Report on the Strengths and Weaknesses of the Financial and Tax performance for the year ending 2011 of the Transport IT Development Company (TRANS IT) – A Subsidiary of the Egyptian National Railways (ENR)’, Report was presented to the Ministry of Transport (MOT), (In Arabic).
  • 2012 - ‘Report on the Strengths and Weaknesses of the Financial and Tax performance for the year ending 2011 of the Egyptian Railways Maintenance and Services CO. (ERMAS) – A Subsidiary of the Egyptian National Railways (ENR)’, Report was presented to the Ministry of Transport (MOT), (In Arabic).
  • 2012 - ‘Report on the Strengths and Weaknesses of the Financial and Tax performance for the year ending 2011 of the Egyptian Railway Medical CO. (ERMED) – A Subsidiary of the Egyptian National Railways (ENR)’, Report was presented to the Ministry of Transport (MOT), (In Arabic).
  • 2012 - ‘Report on the Strengths and Weaknesses of the Financial and Tax performance for the year ending 2011 of the Railway for Integrated Services Insurance and Cleanliness CO. (ERIS) – A Subsidiary of the Egyptian National Railways (ENR)’, Report was presented to the Ministry of Transport (MOT), (In Arabic).
  • 2012 - ‘Report on the Strengths and Weaknesses of the Financial and Tax performance for the year ending 2011 of the Egyptian Railway for Tourism CO. (ERNST) – A Subsidiary of the Egyptian National Railways (ENR)’, Report was presented to the Ministry of Transport (MOT), (In Arabic).
  • 2011 – Provided a Technical report to the Minister of Transport Mr. Alaa Fahmy, relating to the current status of 5 subsidiaries of the Egyptian National Railways (ENR). The report includes information about the financial regulations, documentation, inventory systems and the current accounts with the parent company.
  • 2011 – Report on evaluating the current financial regulation of the Transport IT Development Company (TRANS IT) – A Subsidiary of the Egyptian National Railways (ENR)’, Report was presented to the Board Chairman, (In Arabic).
  • 2011 - ‘Discussion of the Report on the financial transactions related to the fund provided by the Italian government and the subsequent allocation and utilization of funds within the project: Support the Egyptian National Railway (ENR) restructuring and development plan’, Report was presented earlier to the Ministry of Transport (MOT) on April 2010.
  • 2011 - ‘Report on the Strengths and Weaknesses of the Financial and Tax performance for the year ending 2010 of the Transport IT Development Company (TRANS IT) – A Subsidiary of the Egyptian National Railways (ENR)’, Report was presented to the Ministry of Transport (MOT), (In Arabic).
  • 2011 - ‘Report on the Strengths and Weaknesses of the Financial and Tax performance for the year ending 2010 of the Egyptian Railways Maintenance and Services CO. (ERMAS) – A Subsidiary of the Egyptian National Railways (ENR)’, Report was presented to the Ministry of Transport (MOT), (In Arabic).
  • 2011 - ‘Report on the Strengths and Weaknesses of the Financial and Tax performance for the year ending 2010 of the Egyptian Railway Medical CO. (ERMED) – A Subsidiary of the Egyptian National Railways (ENR)’, Report was presented to the Ministry of Transport (MOT), (In Arabic).
  • 2011 - ‘Report on the Strengths and Weaknesses of the Financial and Tax performance for the year ending 2010 of the Railway for Integrated Services Insurance and Cleanliness CO. (ERIS) – A Subsidiary of the Egyptian National Railways (ENR)’, Report was presented to the Ministry of Transport (MOT), (In Arabic).
  • 2011 - ‘Report on the Strengths and Weaknesses of the Financial and Tax performance for the year ending 2010 of the Egyptian Railway for Tourism CO. (ERNST) – A Subsidiary of the Egyptian National Railways (ENR)’, Report was presented to the Ministry of Transport (MOT), (In Arabic).
  • 2010-2011 - Conducted a comprehensive feasibility study for Draya University. The study was presented to the shareholders, focusing on the financing plan, quarterly financial statements, projected capital expenditures and financial highlights and returns.
  • (2010-2011) Ceramica Art. Complete analysis of the accounting system that resulted in a full report to update the accounting system to operate at a level comparable to the requirements of the international accounting standards.
  • (2010-2011) Nour for Home Appliances. Complete analysis of the accounting system that resulted in a full report to update the accounting system to operate at a level comparable to the requirements of the international accounting standards.
  • (2009-2011) Have been assigned by the Trans IT company (A subsidiary of the Railway company) to conduct a share valuation study to be presented to Trans IT in its attempt to acquire 75% of the Integrated IT company. Study was successfully submitted and discussed on 30 March 2011
  • 2010 - ‘Report on the Strengths and Weaknesses of the Financial and Tax performance for the year ending 2009 of the Transport IT Development Company (TRANS IT) – A Subsidiary of the Egyptian National Railways (ENR)’, Report was presented to the Ministry of Transport (MOT), (In Arabic).
  • 2010 - ‘Report on the Strengths and Weaknesses of the Financial and Tax performance for the year ending 2009 of the Egyptian Railways Maintenance and Services CO. (ERMAS) – A Subsidiary of the Egyptian National Railways (ENR)’, Report was presented to the Ministry of Transport (MOT), (In Arabic).
  • 2010 - ‘Report on the Strengths and Weaknesses of the Financial and Tax performance for the year ending 2009 of the Egyptian Railway Medical CO. (ERMED) – A Subsidiary of the Egyptian National Railways (ENR)’, Report was presented to the Ministry of Transport (MOT), (In Arabic).
  • 2010 - ‘Report on the Strengths and Weaknesses of the Financial and Tax performance for the year ending 2009 of the Railway for Integrated Services Insurance and Cleanliness CO. (ERIS) – A Subsidiary of the Egyptian National Railways (ENR)’, Report was presented to the Ministry of Transport (MOT), (In Arabic).
  • 2010 - I delivered a financial reporting and documentation templates to  the Ministry of Transport and to the Italian government represented by Ferroivie Stato S.p.A. (FS Holding) as part of auditing the funds contributed by the Italian government to restructure the Egyptian National Railway services (March 2010).
  • 2010 - I provided an audit report relating to auditing the financial and administrative documents related to the funds disbursement by the Italian government to the Egyptian government and its related use by the Egyptian government in order to implement the project activities. The objective of this audit was to determine whether the grant funds received by the Egyptian government during the period 20 March 2009 through 19 March 2010 have been used for the intended purpose. Specifically, I determined the grant that had been received, the stated purpose of the grant, the time of performance requirements, the amount of grant funds expended, if the funds were expended for the proper purpose and in the proper time frame, and if any grants had to be returned for lack of use (June 2010).
  •  (2009) Evaluation Report for Ceramica Art Company. Report to be presented to the Investment Authority in Egypt to re-evaluate the company based on the requirements of the Egyptian Accounting Standards.
  • 2009 - ‘Report on the Strengths and Weaknesses of the Financial and Tax performance for the year ending 2008 of the Transport IT Development Company (TRANS IT) – A Subsidiary of the Egyptian National Railways (ENR)’, Report was presented to the Ministry of Transport (MOT), (In Arabic).
  • 2009 - ‘Report on the Strengths and Weaknesses of the Financial and Tax performance for the year ending 2008 of the Egyptian Company for Railway Maintenance and Services (ERMAS) – A Subsidiary of the Egyptian National Railways (ENR)’, Report was presented to the Ministry of Transport (MOT), (In Arabic).
  • 2009 - ‘Report on the Strengths and Weaknesses of the Financial and Tax performance for the year ending 2008 of the Railway Hospital – A Subsidiary of the Egyptian National Railways (ENR)’, Report was presented to the Ministry of Transport (MOT), (In Arabic).
  • 2009 - ‘Report on the Strengths and Weaknesses of the Financial and Tax performance for the year ending 2008 of the Railway integrated services company – A Subsidiary of the Egyptian National Railways (ENR)’, Report was presented to the Ministry of Transport (MOT), (In Arabic).
  • 2009 Provided an Invoicing Cycle, Chart of Accounts, and Financial, Purchasing and Inventory regulations for The Railway integrated services company – A Subsidiary of the Egyptian Company for railway services.
  • 2009 Provided an Invoicing Cycle, Chart of Accounts, and Financial, Purchasing and Inventory regulations for The National company for Hotels and Tourism services – A Subsidiary of the Egyptian Company for railway services.
  • 2009 Provided an Invoicing Cycle, Chart of Accounts, and Financial, Purchasing and Inventory regulations for The Railway Hospital – A Subsidiary of the Egyptian Company for railway services.
  • 2008 - Conducted a comprehensive Risk and Financial statement analysis for Standard for Electrical industries Company - NOVA (Listed on the Cairo & Alexandria Stock Exchange) for the period 2003-2007. The study presented to the shareholders and board of directors, focusing on the strengths and weaknesses of the financial situation of the company and presenting future financial strategies for the company.
  • (2008) Ceramica Alfa. Complete analysis of the accounting system that resulted in a full report to update the accounting system to operate at a level comparable to the requirements of the international accounting standards.
  • 2008 - Provided an Invoicing Cycle, Chart of Accounts, and Financial, Purchasing and Inventory regulations for The Transport IT Development Company (TRANS IT) – A Subsidiary of the Egyptian Company for railway services.
  • 2007 - Provided an Invoicing Cycle, Chart of Accounts, and Financial, Purchasing and Inventory regulations for The Egyptian company for Maintenance and Railway services - A Subsidiary of the Egyptian Company for railway services.
  • 2007- Evaluation report of the Merger of Misr for Mechanical and Electrical industries- Partnership and Memico Corporation. Report was presented to the Investment Authority in Egypt to re-evaluate both companies based on the requirements of the Egyptian Accounting standards, in a step to merge both companies.
  • 2006 - Conducted a comprehensive Risk and Financial statement analysis for Domty food Industries company for the period 2002-2004. The study presented to the shareholders and board of directors, focusing on the strengths and weaknesses of the financial situation of the company and presenting future financial strategies for the company.
  • (2005) Valuation Report of Sheraton – Sanaa – Yemen. Report conducted to value the fair market value of this company.

Training (Non-credit Instruction)

  • (2007) Accounting and Financial Analysis. A course designed for the Egyptian Investment Management Association (EIMA) presenting accounting and financial analysis techniques to investment analysts, Cairo, Egypt.
  • (2008) Egyptian Accounting Standards: A course designed for the board members and the accounting department of seven Egyptian companies – Egypt. The course is designed to give in depth detailed knowledge of the practical application of the New Egyptian Accounting standards issued in 2006 by the Ministry of Finance, including advanced topics in accounting under EASs. The aim of the course is to allow the managers the ability to analyze financial statements and provide meaningful recommendations, Cairo, Egypt.
  • Alfa Ceramic Company.
  • Red Sea for diving.
  • Cactus for Tourism development.
  • The Egyptian Company for Milk Production and Food Preserves – EgyDairy.
  • Style-Regina Hotels.
  •  The Egyptian company for maintenance and railway services- A subsidiary of The National Railway Association
  •  Transport IT development Company (TRANS IT) - A subsidiary of The National Railway Association
  • (2009) Egyptian Accounting Standards: A course designed for the board members and the accounting department of four Egyptian companies – Egypt. The course is designed to give in depth detailed knowledge of the practical application of the New Egyptian Accounting standards issued in 2006 by the Ministry of Finance, including advanced topics in accounting under EASs. The aim of the course is to allow the managers the ability to analyze financial statements and provide meaningful recommendations, Cairo, Egypt.
  • ART Ceramic Company.
  • The Railway Company for integrated services and insurance
  • The National Company for Hotels and Tourism services
  • The Railway Hospital Company.
  • (2009) Financial Statement Analysis: A course designed for the board members of ART Ceramic Company – Egypt. The course is designed to give in depth detailed knowledge of accounting concepts and financial statements, including advanced topics in accounting. The aim of the course is to allow the analysts the ability to analyze financial statements and provide meaningful recommendations, Cairo, Egypt.
  • (2009) Lease Accounting: A course designed for the board members of NOVA Company – Egypt. The course is designed to give in depth detailed knowledge of accounting concepts and financial statements relating to International Accounting Standard 17 (Leases). The aim of the course is to allow the managers the ability to analyze the lease transactions under operating and finance lease.
  • (2010) Accounting for Analysts. A course designed for Beltone Financial Investments – Egypt. The course is designed to give in depth detailed knowledge of accounting concepts and financial statements, including advanced topics in accounting. The aim of the course is to allow the analysts the ability to analyze financial statements and provide meaningful recommendations, Cairo, Egypt.
  • (2010) Accounting for Bankers. A course designed for National Societe Generale Bank (NSGB) to make credit analysts in the bank aware of the accounting to allow them produce accurate credit evaluation of the corporations, Cairo, Egypt.
  • (2010) Egyptian Accounting Standards: A course designed for the accounting department of four Railway Egyptian companies – Egypt. The course is designed to give in depth detailed knowledge of the practical application of the New Egyptian Accounting standards issued in 2006 by the Ministry of Finance, including advanced topics in accounting under EASs. The aim of the course is to allow the managers the ability to analyze financial statements and provide meaningful recommendations, Cairo, Egypt.
  • The Railway Maintenance Company
  • The Railway Company for integrated services and insurance
  • The Railway TRANS IT Company
  • The Railway Hospital Company.
  •  (2015) Egyptian Accounting Standards, Corporate governance and the auditor’s role: A course designed for the accounting department of four Railway Egyptian companies – Egypt. The course is designed to give in depth detailed knowledge of the practical application of the New Egyptian Accounting standards issued in 2006 by the Ministry of Finance, including advanced topics in accounting under EASs, in addition to introducing the main requirements under the Egyptian Corporate Governance code and the auditor’s role in addressing these issues. The aim of the course is to allow the managers the ability to analyze financial statements and provide meaningful recommendations, Cairo, Egypt. The course was delivered to the top and middle management in 5 subsidiaries of the Egyptian National Railways which are:
  • Transport IT Development Company (TRANS IT) – A Subsidiary of the Egyptian National Railways (ENR)
  • Egyptian Railways Maintenance and Services CO. (ERMAS) – A Subsidiary of the Egyptian National Railways (ENR)
  • Egyptian Railway Medical CO. (ERMED) – A Subsidiary of the Egyptian National Railways (ENR)
  • Railway for Integrated Services Insurance and Cleanliness CO. (ERIS) – A Subsidiary of the Egyptian National Railways (ENR)
  • Egyptian Railway for Tourism CO. (ERNST) – A Subsidiary of the Egyptian National Railways (ENR)
  •  (2016) Egyptian Accounting Standards, Corporate governance and the auditor’s role: A course designed for the accounting department of four Railway Egyptian companies – Egypt. The course is designed to give in depth detailed knowledge of the practical application of the New Egyptian Accounting standards issued in 2015 by the Ministry of Finance, including advanced topics in accounting under EASs, in addition to introducing the main requirements under the Egyptian Corporate Governance code and the auditor’s role in addressing these issues. The aim of the course is to allow the managers the ability to analyze financial statements and provide meaningful recommendations, Cairo, Egypt. The course was delivered to the top and middle management in 5 subsidiaries of the Egyptian National Railways which are:
  • Transport IT Development Company (TRANS IT) – A Subsidiary of the Egyptian National Railways (ENR)
  • Egyptian Railways Maintenance and Services CO. (ERMAS) – A Subsidiary of the Egyptian National Railways (ENR)
  • Egyptian Railway Medical CO. (ERMED) – A Subsidiary of the Egyptian National Railways (ENR)
  • Railway for Integrated Services Insurance and Cleanliness CO. (ERIS) – A Subsidiary of the Egyptian National Railways (ENR)
  • Egyptian Railway for Tourism CO. (ERNST) – A Subsidiary of the Egyptian National Railways (ENR)

 

Guest Speakers

  • I invite guest speakers to the classroom. The guest speakers are either people from the market to link the classroom to the real world experiences and/or ex AUC students that will discuss with the students how is it out there and how does what is  learned link to what is being practiced in the market. The speakers also focus on how to get a job and what to focus on to be able to get the job that the students want. Examples of guest speakers include
    • Executive partner of KPMG (Mohamed Yehia)
    • Senior Economist from the World Bank (Hisham Wali)
    • Advisor to EFSA Chairman, CEO of the Auditors Oversight Board (Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority) (Dr. Ashraf El-Sharkawy).
  • I invited 2 prominent Keynote speakers to the Accounting reception that was held on 24 March 2013: Mohamed Abdel Baky, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and board member of Domty Group; and Marwan Kabbani ('08), managing partner in Moderna. They gave speeches on the importance of being an active student for a well-rounded learning experience. Both urged students to continuously seek to acquire skills outside the University and the classroom to ensure self development.
  • I invited a prominent guest speaker to the ACCT 3001 classroom (Spring 2014). Engineer Hany El Mowaled Enterprise Systems Director - Orascom Telecom - Djezzy; Algeria. He provided hands on experience on the valuation of Receivables focusing on receivables valuation, impairment and analysis in multinational companies.
  • I invited 1 prominent Keynote speaker to the Graduation Project of ACCT 4003 that was held on May 2016 (Spring 2016): Dr Hazem Yassin, Advisor to Ernst & Young and Advisor to EFSA.  He played an excellent role in exposing the students to the concepts of responsible business, corporate governance, International Accounting Standards, International Standards on Auditing and Corporate Internet Reporting.
  • I invited 1 prominent Keynote speaker to the Graduation Project of ACCT 4003 that was held on December 2016 (Fall 2016): Mr. Mohamed Yehia, Managing Partner – KPMG Egypt.  He played an excellent role in exposing the students to the concepts of responsible business, corporate governance, International Accounting Standards, International Standards on Auditing and Corporate Internet Reporting.

International Roundtables and Workshops: Attendance (Faculty Development Activities)

  • (2016) High Level Round Table attendance: High level Roundtable on Fostering the Egyptian capital market in support of enterprise growth and investment attractiveness organized by GOVERN and hosted by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund in New York on 1-2 December 2016. The objective of the Roundtable is to gather the Egyptian decision makers as well as the private sector and the donor community to discuss how the capital market can be further developed to support the macro-economic objectives of the Egyptian Government. The capital market holds an untapped potential from the perspective of financing high-growth, innovative companies in Egypt the listing of which can address urgent economic challenges such as unemployment, innovation and competitiveness. To address this challenge, GOVERN has developed a Flagship Report for the Egyptian government to support the ongoing development the capital market which was presented at the Roundtable. The Roundtable was organized as a closed door event limited to approximately 40 high level Egyptian and international participants, including Ministers, donors, experts and international organizations. This roundtable aimed to present the report, compiled by GOVERN in close collaboration with policymakers and private sector experts in Egypt, and to create a platform for discussing specific recommendations contained in the report. The objective of the discussion was to address the potential implementation of the concepts and ideas presented in the report and to launch concrete implementation projects for the second phase of the project. Seminar speakers and participants have been invited for their unique expertise and knowledge of the Egyptian capital market. Discussions was structured in panels aimed to foster a dialogue between the exchange, the regulator and financial market participants in Egypt and internationally. Lead speakers made brief comments related to the panel topic and the recommendations of the report on which discussants were invited to comment. Following the roundtable, a summary report was prepared and disseminated by GOVERN to the attendees in order to provide a roadmap for the implementation phase of the project (2017-2018).
  • (2015) Workshop attendance: Knowledge into Action Forum, ABIS (The Academy of Business in Society) April 2015 – How to compete in the ever-changing arena of EU funding?, April 28-29, 2015 in Vlerick Business School, Brussels Campus, Belgium. Samaha, K. (2015). “Corporate Sustainability from a Comparative Lens – Europe, Middle East, North and South Africa”, The Academy of Business in Society (ABIS) Annual Congress, Knowledge into Action Forum,  Brussels, Belgium, from 28-29 April 2015, Session: 1, Day 2, 29 April, 9:30-10:45 am, Vlerick Business School, Manhattan Center, Avenue du Boulevard 21, 1210 Brussels.

Collaboration with International Publishers – Joint Proposals (Refereed Book)

  • Wild, J. Chiappeta, B. and Shaw, K and Samaha, K. (2017). Fundamental Accounting Principles, ME Second Edition, 2nd edition, Forthcoming, McGraw Hill International limited – UK, ISBN 978-0-07-713950-6. I was appointed in mid-2016 by McGraw-Hill to adapt a financial accounting text book to suit the Middle East. After much deliberation and research, they have decided that the best text to adapt would be Wild’s Fundamental Accounting Principles. ME Edition: Fundamental Accounting Principles, Wild, Chiappeta, and Shaw, K. Samaha. I signed the contract in May 2016. The project involves 4 phases to be finalized by December 2016. At the time being, all phases are completed, submitted, and undergone blind reviewing. The book will come to light in Fall 2017.

Editorial Board Membership in International Journals (Service to the Profession)

  • (2008-Present) Editorial Board Member of the Afro-Asian Journal of Finance and Accounting (AAJFA) published by Inderscience (UK), ISSN (Online): 1751-6455, ISSN (Print): 1751-6447. An Official Publication of the Information Resources Management Association. The aim of AAJFA is to bridge this gap in the finance and accounting literature. AAJFA fosters greater discussion and research of the development of the finance and accounting disciplines in Africa, the Middle-East and Asia. A major feature of the journal will be to emphasise the implications of this development and the effects on businesses, academics and professionals.

             http://www.inderscience.com/browse/index.php?journalCODE=aajfa

  • (November 2015 - Present) Editorial Board Member of the Journal of African Business (Taylor & Francis),ISSN 1522-8916 (Print), 1522-9076 (Online). The Journal of African Business is the official journal of the International Academy of African Business and Development, the largest network of professionals committed to advancement of business development in African nations.  JAB strives to comprehensively cover all business disciplines by publishing high quality analytical, conceptual, and empirical articles that demonstrate a substantial contribution to the broad domain of African business.  Regardless of the research context, tradition, approach, or philosophy, manuscripts submitted to JAB must demonstrate that the topics investigated are important to the understanding of business practices and the advancement of business knowledge in or with Africa.  Particularly, JAB welcomes qualitative and quantitative research papers.  JAB is not, however, limited to African-based empirical studies.  It searches for various contributions, including those based on countries outside Africa that address issues relevant to African business. Targeted toward academics, policymakers, consultants, and executives, JAB features the latest theoretical developments and cutting-edge research that challenge established beliefs and paradigms and offer alternatives ways to cope with the endless change in the business world. Publication office: Taylor & Francis, Inc., 325 Chestnut Street, Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19106. 

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  • (Feb 2016 - Present) Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Financial Reporting & Accounting (Emerald),ISSN 1985-2517 (Print). Aiming to bridge the gap between accounting theory and practice, the Journal of Financial Reporting and Accounting aspires to address significant issues in this area and promote interdisciplinary and international understanding of factors affecting reporting and accounting. Coverage includes, but is not restricted to: Financial reporting, Financial accounting, Forensic accounting, Financial reporting of intangible assets and intellectual capital, Public sector accounting, Accounting for human capital, Accounting for specialized industry, Accounting education & ethics, Accounting information system, Islamic accounting and reporting, Management Accounting, Social and environmental reporting, Auditing, Taxation. The journal welcomes submissions of high quality manuscripts that have an impact upon academia and accounting practice. Research papers should be analytical and may be empirical and theoretically based. The Journal of Financial Reporting and Accounting is Indexed and Abstracted by: Accounting & Tax Periodicals (ProQuest), Business Source Alumni Edition/ Business Source Complete/ Business Source Complete: Government Edition/ Business Source Corporate Plus/ Business Source Elite/ Business Source Main Edition/ Business Source Premier (EBSCO) The British Library, Cabell’s Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Accounting and Economics & Finance, MainFile (EBSCO),  OCLC – Electronic Collections Online, Professional ProQuest Central/ ProQuest Central (ProQuest), RePEc: Research Papers in Economics, TOCPremier (EBSCO)

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Guest Lectures (Non-Credit Instruction)

  • (2015) Keynote Speaker: Egypt Transport Infrastructure Summit organized by the International Quality & Productivity Center (IQPC), Cairo, Egypt.  I was invited as a Keynote speaker at the Transport Infrastructure Summit that took place from 27-28 January 2015 in Cairo Intercontinental, City stars,. Transport Infrastructure Summit brings several representatives from the Government, financial services and construction sector to discuss current developments and projects in Cairo. The agenda focused on three main topics: Future developments and projects in Egypt; Future investments in the Transport infrastructure in Egypt; Strategies to tackle current challenges in the transport infrastructure. Egypt’s untapped natural wealth, decades of under-investment and a neglected infrastructure create numerous investment opportunities within the country for core and social infrastructure and the perfect time to host this summit. Transport Infrastructure Summit serves as an outstanding platform for contractors, private sector and representatives from the government to discuss current and future projects in Egypt.  While we would appreciate and welcome your views and experiences on recent activities, the title and subject of the speech will be for your consideration. My speech focused on the main idea behind forming several corporations under the umbrella of the Egyptian National Railways (ENR) to facilitate the administrative and financial execution of transactions and the overview to list them in the future on the Egyptian Stock Exchange and be privatized.
  • (2014) Guest Lecture: I was invited by the Dean of the School of Business at MSA University to deliver a public lecture to the graduating seniors in the Accounting department at MSA. The theme of the lecture was International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and its effect on the presentation of Financial Statements and its link to auditing and taxation: the Egyptian Environment. The lecture took place on April 14, 2014.

 

Interviewed in Widely Disseminated Research Reports – Interaction with Industry (Service to the Profession)

  • (2016) “Improving the Attractiveness of the Egyptian Capital Market in support of the Investment Environment – Report to the Egyptian Government”, Report by GOVERN (The Economic and Corporate Governance Center) and Rockefeller Brothers Fund. GOVERN - the Economic and Corporate Governance Center - is a niche advisory and research institute specializing in economic and corporate governance in the Middle East and North Africa. GOVERN work alongside decision-makers to create legal and regulatory policies as well as construct institutions that promote business integrity, corporate governance and support the competitiveness of the region’s capital markets and firms. GOVERN provide specialist advice on capital markets development and corporate governance to stock exchanges, securities regulators, Central Banks, Ministries, sovereign actors and other regulators in the region. GOVERN is a team of senior practitioners with experience in leading securities regulators, stock exchanges, banks, academia and international organizations motivated by supporting and promoting MENA economies and firms. This report was prepared by GOVERN as part of a broader project on supporting the development of the Egyptian capital market, implemented by the Center during the course of 2016. The report was prepared for publication by Alissa Amico, Managing Director of GOVERN, in collaboration with Egyptian private and public sector stakeholders.
  • (2010) Business Climate development Strategy: Phase 1: Policy Assessment – Egypt (Dimension II-2) – Corporate Governance. MENA – OECD Investment program. The objective of this report is to discuss the corporate governance framework and practices in Egypt with a view to appreciating the progress made to date and the remaining challenges and priorities. This is a unique exercise, a first of its kind, aiming to look at corporate governance practices and framework as part of the broader private sector development climate. It is a formidable task given the introduction of numerous private and public sector initiatives which, over the past decade, have impacted on both the corporate governance framework in Egypt and on related elements of the business climate. Whereas the concept of hawkamah, or corporate governance in Arabic, was essentially unknown in Egypt and in the broader MENA region in the 1990's, the awareness of the concept and its benefits has grown tremendously in various circles in Egypt. A number of legal and regulatory reforms and private sector initiatives have been instrumental in this regard.
  • (2008) Review of Practical Implementation Issues Relating to International Financial Reporting Standards: Case Study of Egypt. United Nations, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. This report is published to the public and on the United Nations site, and the top management of the Cairo Alexandria Stock Exchange. This report illustrates the approach Egypt has taken to implementing international financial reporting standards (IFRS). It provides an overview of the efforts the country has undertaken to strengthen its accounting, financial reporting and auditing standards over the last two decades. The current set of Egyptian accounting standards are based on IFRS, some of which have been adapted to take into account the specific situation of the country. These include: presentation of financial statements; property, plant and equipment; disclosure of financial instruments; and accounting rules and standards for financial leasing operations. The auditing standards of Egypt are based on international standards on auditing (ISAs). The study discusses the roles of various regulatory bodies – including the Capital Market Authority, the Central Bank and the Insurance Supervisory Authority – in the implementation and enforcement of accounting standards. It notes that the process of issuing Egyptian Accounting Standards, including translation into Arabic, is lengthy. As a result, there is a gap between the set of Egyptian Accounting Standards that are currently in effect and IFRS. The paper highlights the need for capacity-building in accounting and auditing to facilitate implementation of standards in those areas. The need for a system of continuing professional education in accordance with internationally recognized requirements is also highlighted.
  • (2002) Egypt: Report on Observance of Standards and Codes (ROSC). World Bank. Report to assess the degree of development of the profession of accounting and auditing in Egypt. The report information dealt with statutory framework, the profession practical situation, education, and future development. The report further assessed the degree of application of International Accounting Standards and International Auditing Standards in Egypt. The report is published to the public on the web site of the World Bank. 2002.