Group Chief Sustainability Officer

Manal Hassan is the Group Chief Sustainability Officer at Elsewedy Electric, bringing to her role an aggregate of over 30 years of experience across a diverse range of sectors.

In 2017, Hassan joined the team as Group Sustainability and CSR Director of El Sewedy Electric, as well as Vice Chairman of the Elsewedy Electric Foundation. In her capacity, she was responsible for establishing a Group-wide ESG strategy, in adherence to the UNGC Principles, and Egypt’s vision for 2030. As a result, Elsewedy Electric was deemed the first Egyptian company to begin its journey on ESG reporting, and was also the first company in the Middle East and Africa to obtain the ISO 14067 certification on its carbon footprint from TUV-Nord Germany. It is also worthy to mention that in 2022, Elsewedy Electric’s October Dry Port was awarded the EBRD Sustainability award.

Prior to working at Elsewedy Electric, Hassan held the position of Executive Director of the AAIB Foundation for the Arab African International Bank (AAIB). She also worked for Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), leading a team to monitor and evaluate GIZ’s development projects in Egypt. In addition, Manal is a board member on a multitude of profit and nonprofit organizations.

Hassan graduated from the American University in Cairo, and holds a bachelor’s degree in economics. Throughout her impactful career, she received numerous awards for her leadership, strategic thinking, and achievements. Known for her passion for sustainability, Hassan was named one of the Top 50 Women in Egypt in 2017 and 2018, and received the AUC Distinguished Alumni award in 2022.