Mr. Ali Faramawy
Corporate Vice President, Strategic Advisor, Industry Solutions Group Microsoft
Mr. Ali Faramawy is a strategic adviser, board member and social entrepreneur. After a 35-year journey in corporate roles, Faramawy decided to pursue an independent career in strategic advisory, nonexecutive board roles and startup investments focusing on digital transformation, financial inclusion and youth empowerment. Faramawy’s current portfolio encompasses board roles at Valentino S.p.A., Balmain, the Central Bank of Egypt, The American University in Cairo and eXtra.com. Faramawy also serves as a strategic adviser to the Mastercard Foundation in Africa and Injazat in the United Arab Emirates. His last executive role as corporate vice president at Microsoft, where he spent 25 years of his corporate career, saw him leading the company’s Digital Transformation Partnerships Organization. Faramawy is the founder of MasrdotBokra, a Cairo-based NGO that works on skills development and organizes an annual film festival for young filmmakers. Faramawy holds an MBA in strategic marketing and a BSc in engineering and computer science.