Nassef Sawiris is an Egyptian businessman and the richest man in his country. His net worth is estimated to be $6.5 billion placing him among the top – 200 richest people in the world. He is the CEO of Orascom Construction Industries or OCI. He is involved with the company since 1990 when he took charge for supervising the construction activities of the company. In 1998 he became the CEO of Orascom.
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In July 2008 he became the board member of NASDAQ Dubai and retained that position till June 2010. At present he is the board member for NNS Holding & Besix. He is also the director of Lafarge and President of the Egyptian Cement Company. In 2011 he collaborated with EBX group for the development of fertilizer plants in Brazil. It was also announced that he had plans to split up the construction and fertilizer into 2 separate companies (publicly traded) within the first 3 months of 2012.
Nassef received his formal education from an international school in Cairo. He graduated with a degree in Economics from University of Chicago. He is married and lives with his 4 children at Cairo, the Egyptian capital. The 53 year old businessman is the 4th richest man in the whole of Africa. He is married and has 4 children.
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