Nassef Sawiris has been a Director and the Chief Executive Officer of OCI since its incorporation in 1998 and assumed Chairmanship in 2010. Mr. Sawiris oversaw the construction activities of Orascom since 1990. He is also one of the largest shareholders in and a director on the Board of Lafarge S.A., the world's leading building materials conglomerate. He is also a director of the Dubai International Financial Exchange (Nasdaq DIFC) and of NNS Holding, a privately-owned investment group.
Mr. Sawiris holds a BA in Economics from the University of Chicago. He was born in 1961 and is an Egyptian citizen.