Egypt: Suez Cement has appointed Yasser Elnaggar as its chairman. He succeeds Hayrullah Hakan Gurdal in the role.
Elnaggar is the chief executive officer (CEO) of EN Investment, a management advisory and investment house. Previously he worked as CEO of the Chemical Industries Holding Company (CIHC), a conglomerate made up of 23 Egyptian companies. Alongside this he holds over 25 years experience as a diplomat for the Egyptian government with a notable posting in from 2010 to 2014 as the Deputy Chief of Mission of the Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Washington, DC. Domestic government roles he has held include working as the Principal Deputy Minister of Planning, Monitoring and Administrative Reform. In this position he helped oversee the implementation of Egypt's 2030 Vision strategy. He also held the post of Principal Deputy Minister of Investment until April 2016.