Forbes Middle East Names AUC Alumni Among Top 100 Leaders in the Region

AUC alumni Takreem El Tohamy and Ashraf El Afifi were named to Forbes Middle East's Global Meets Local 2015 list
AUC alumni Takreem El Tohamy and Ashraf El Afifi were named to Forbes Middle East's Global Meets Local 2015 list

For the third consecutive year, Forbes Middle East published its annual Global Meets Local ranking, which recognizes the top 100 most powerful business leaders in the Middle East. This year’s list features two AUC alumni who lead successful multinational and tech companies.

Takreem El Tohamy '84, '94: El Tohamy serves as the general manager for IBM in the Middle East and Africa. Before taking this position, he led a medium-size business for IBM Services Joint Ventures for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region in Paris, France. In addition, El Tohamy has headed a number of innovative projects in the field of nano-science, which included advanced research collaborations with various universities in the Middle East. He earned a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering and a Master of Business Administration from AUC.

Ashraf El Afifi '91: El Afifi is president of Henkel in the Middle East and North Africa, a multinational company that produces consumer goods such as laundry, home care and beauty products. He is also corporate senior vice president for the laundry and home care division of Henkel in the Middle East and Africa. El Afifi joined Henkel in 1992, when the company first began operating in the Egyptian market. He previously worked in Henkel’s headquarters in Dusseldorf, Germany for five years. Throughout his career, El Afifi discovered that the best way to accelerate knowledge in a fast-growing economy is to work with a diverse group of people. He holds a bachelor’s in business administration from AUC.

To learn more on the 2015 Global Meets Local Forbes Middle East list, click here