Meet our management team

Ahmed Demerdash Badrawi

Executive Vice-Chairman

Mr. Badrawi joined the Group in October 2015 to lead the new phase of its development and expansion in Egypt. He is responsible for overseeing all operations and the implementation of the company’s business strategy to expand Fawaz AlHokair Group’s presence in the market.
Mr. Badrawi is also a board member of the Saudi business - Arabian Centers. He has over 15 years of experience in the real estate sector, most recently as CEO of SODIC - one of Egypt’s largest mixed-use real estate companies.

Basil Ramzy

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Ramzy joined Marakez Egypt in August 2015, and was appointed by the Fawaz AlHokair Group to lead their new phase of development and expansion in Egypt as a key member of the board.
Prior to his time with Marakez Egypt, Mr. Ramzy served as the Chief Development Officer and a member of the board of SODIC, one of Egypt’s largest publicly listed development companies, tasked with bringing profitable, market-relevant, SODIC standard developments to market. Mr. Ramzy joined SODIC’s development team in 2010 and played an instrumental role in creating and formalizing SODIC’s development process. He also expanded SODIC’s residential product range to include a wider variety of price points and multi-family housing options.

Mohamed Badr

Chief Technical Officer

Mr. Badr joined Marakez Egypt in August 2015, and is responsible for the entire design and construction platform of the company. Prior to joining Marakez Egypt, Mr. Badr was SODIC’s Projects Executive Director for five years. Before joining SODIC he served as the Project Director at Hill International for five years and before this spent 14 years with ABB SUSA. Mr. Badr has over 24 years of experience in the management of mega international megaprojects and developments. His career spans all engineering-design, project management, quality control, procurement and contract administration aspects, with expertise in both American and European standards.
Mr. Badr has played a vital role in a wide variety of projects including residential and office towers, residential developments, hotels, airports, administration buildings, air bases, power plants, water treatment plants, wastewater treatment plants, government office buildings, shopping centers, highways and pipelines. Some of his master projects include Palm Jumeirah, the American Embassy in Angola and the USAID HQ in Cairo.

Ismail Seoudi

Chief Land Officer

Mr. Ismail Seoudi joined Marakez Egypt in October 2015 and is responsible for land acquisitions and government relations. Before joining Marakez Egypt, Mr. Seoudi was SODIC’s Chief Government Relations Officer, a position he held since May 2010. In that capacity, Mr. Seoudi played a vital business development role, contributed to the growth of SODIC’s land bank and identified potential business opportunities. Prior to joining SODIC, Mr. Seoudi held the position of Chairman at North Africa for Trading & Industry Company (NAMCO) for nearly 20 years.

Shaza El Kady

Chief Financial Officer

Mrs. El Kady joined MARAKEZ in 2015 with MARAKEZ new management team leading the company’s strategic expansion in Egypt and growing it from a one asset company to multiple assets across Egypt. With nearly 15 years of experience in the finance industry, Ms. El Kady currently manages the finance department and plans for the company’s IPO while overseeing all financial functions of the company. Prior to joining MARAKEZ, El Kady was the Development Manager at SODIC from 2013 to 2015. Prior to that she worked at EFG Hermes as well as the Monetary Policy Unit of the Central Bank of Egypt.

Hesham Shoukry

Chief HR and Mall Operations Officer

Mr. Shoukry joined Marakez Egypt in January 2016. He is responsible for developing the structure of the company and creating a human resources platform, along with the company’s operational assets performance. Mr. Shoukry was SODIC’s Chief Human Resources and Administration Officer before joining Marakez Egypt. Prior to his time at SODIC he was Chief Human Resources and Administration Officer at Vimpelcom-owned Global Telecom Holding - formerly Orascom Telecom Holding.
Mr. Shoukry also held the position of Head of HR for Business Unit Asia and Africa at Vimpelcom and was a member of the leadership team. With over 17 years of HR and management experience, he successfully led the delivery of strategic and operational human resources services across the Asia & Africa Business Unit.

Ashraf Farid

Chief Business Development Officer

Mr. Farid joined Marakez Egypt in October 2015 and is responsible for leading the company’s new phase of developments and expansion in Egypt. In his capacity, he will His role’s primary focus is upon new business opportunities, the company’s commercial and legal functions and public relations activities. Mr. Farid is a board member of four of Marakez Egypt’s subsidiaries and one of the official spokespeople for Marakez Egypt.
Prior to joining Marakez Egypt Mr. Farid was SODIC’s Chief Business Development Officer
for nine years, during which time he mastered sales operations, business development, legal
affairs, land acquisition and public relations. In addition, Mr. Farid was SODIC’s board secretary and a board member of three of SODIC’s subsidiaries.

Ashraf Maklad

Chief Commercial Officer

Mr. Maklad joined MARAKEZ in August 2015 among the management team to establish MARAKEZ’s position in the Egyptian market and put in place its’ marketing and commercial strategies. He currently manages the leasing and commercial marketing departments. He also brings leading brands to MARAKEZ Commercial assets and expands its renowned mix of tenants while overseeing the implementation of commercial standards and store activities. Prior to MARAKEZ, Mr. Maklad held various positions at Vodafone. Mr. Maklad brings over 17 years of experience working in marketing, technology and retail. He used to be Vodafone’s Strategy and Innovation Consultant, Commercial Director of Sarmady (a Vodafone company) and Founder and Director of
Kotobi, Vodafone’s Arabic e-book platform. Additionally, Mr. Maklad has worked in retail with Carrefour (Majid AL Futtaim) in Egypt and Kuwait, and hospitality with Accor Hotels in the United Arab Emirates.

Yasmine Abou Samra

Chief Development Officer

Mrs. Abou Samra joined MARAKEZ in 2017; she brings over 16 years of experience in Development, Project Management and Project Control. As the Chief Development Officer of MARAKEZ, she
currently oversees the Development of MARAKEZ Commercial and Residential projects in line with
the company’s expansion plans. Prior to joining MARAKEZ, Mrs. Abou Samra worked at Sodic for over 9 years; she was the Development Director for 2 years, Senior Projects Control Manager for 4 years and Technical Project Manager for 3 years. She developed SODIC’s most renowned medical, commercial, administrative and residential projects. Mrs. Abou Samra also worked on the Tepe Akfen (TAV)/ Cairo Airport Project in the Project Control Department as Deputy Project Control Manager.

Nora Nashaat

Residential Chief Commercial Officer (RCCO)

Mrs. Nashaat joined MARAKEZ in 2020; she currently manages all residential activities related to sales and marketing to further strengthen the MARAKEZ’s position and achieve its sales targets.
Mrs. Nashaat’s team over achieved their sales targets for 2 consecutive years. Through promoting a culture of growth and implementing tools for her teams’ success, she defines the sales strategy and aligns the sales structure through implementing new processes and managing the team’s KPIs and targets.
Prior to joining MARAKEZ, Mrs. Nashaat worked as a Senior Director of Sales at SODIC; she started her sales career in SODIC since 2009 and achieved great success. She was the Senior Director of Sales. She also worked for 4 years at CEMEX where she devised marketing strategies.

Marakez logo