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businessman , hotel executive

Samih Onsi Sawiris is an Egyptian businessman and billionaire and second of three sons of Onsi Sawiris, the other two being Naguib Sawiris and Nassef Sawiris. He is the executive Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of Orascom Development, part of the Orascom group of companies.

Background

He became a Montenegrin citizen in 2011.

Career

He founded National Marine Boat Factory and in 1996 he established Orascom Projects for Tourisitic Development and in 1997 Orascom Hotels and Development (OHD), the two companies that later merged to form Orascom Hotel Holdings. He has served as CEO and chairman of OHD since its incorporation. He also established in 1997 El Gouna Beverages Co. selling it later.

Achievements

  • As of 2011 his net worth was estimated at $1.4 billion, making him the 879th richest person in the world.