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Asmaa Hosny

Co-Founder & CEO of “Wasla Misr” for digital transformation and financial inclusion).

Asmaa Hosny was the CEO of the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA), an executive IT arm of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, founded in 2004, to spearhead the process of developing the Egyptian IT industry.
She has over 30 years of executive experience in Information Technology. Hosny has accomplished huge breakthroughs in the execution of large-scale projects leading to technology-enabled transformation of many socio–economic sectors, from which are the creation and development of new technological zones in Borg El Arab and Asyut.

She started her career at Orascom Group, where she led only in few years one of the company’s majoracquisitions in the health sector. In addition, she co-founded and established a number of successful local and regional enterprises, including Wasla Egypt and Solutions Plus in Egypt as well as Health Insights in the United Arab Emirates.
Hosny earned her bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science from Cairo University in 1980. She also received several advanced academic degrees in the ICT fields, in addition to graduate studies at Cairo University’s Institute of Statistical Studies and Research (ISSR) in 1983.