Ahram Security Group

Board of Directors Members

Dr. Samir Aref

Chairman , Ahram Security Group

Samir Aref, a seasoned business leader with more than 50 years of experience currently serves as the Chairman of multiple companies in various industries. Under his leadership, these companies have achieved significant milestones and expanded their global footprint.

Samy Aref

Board Member

Samy Aref has graduated from the Faculty of Engineering in 1979, since that date, he held various managerial positions throughout his career at Ahram Security Group, the biggest company in the Middle East manufacturing all kinds of door locks & access solutions, including Production Manager, Operation Manager, Tool Design Manager, and Maintenance Workshop Manager.With a wealth of experience in driving efficiency and productivity in these roles, he was appointed as Vice-Chairman in 1997, a testament to his leadership skills and dedication to the company's success.

Vladimír Bayer


Vladimír is an accomplished business leader with extensive experience managing complex operations in manufacturing and the automotive industries. Prior to his current role at Ahram Security Group, Vladimír worked as an advisor in business development and strategic operations and was responsible for operations at Alpha Corporation and ASSA ABLOY. Vladimír holds a master's degree in business finance and administration from the University of Economics in Prague and attended the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne.

Ahmed El Leissy

Board Member

Ahmed is a strategic management expert with 30+ years of experience in turnaround management for production units across MENA. He has a proven track record of success in leading consumer goods multinationals in challenging business environments. Ahmed is skilled in formulating winning strategies and implementing effective change management tactics in difficult contexts.

Ashraf Salman

Board Member

Mr. Salman is currently the Chairman & CEO of AUR Capital. Additionally, Mr. Salman is currently the chairman of United Media Services Company, which has 40 subsidiaries working in all media-related activities in Egypt. He is also the Chairman of Cairo Three A, a board member at Orascom Investment Holding, Mohandes Insurance Company, the Egyptian National Competitiveness Council, Dar Al Fouad “Cleveland”, Almeida Medical Group Dubai, and Western Union Egypt. Till 2022, Mr. Salman was also was assigned by the Egyptian government as Chairman of City Edge Developments Company.His ministerial duties involved chairing and participating in a number of governmental institutions such as being the chairman of The (GAFI), and a board member of (NUCA), (EGPC), (GARPAD), (SCZone), and the Supreme Council of Tourism. Mr. Salman also headed and was a member of over 40 government committees concerned with investment-related issues as he has over 20 years of experience in the banking sector.

Tamer M. Waheed

Board Member

Mr. Tamer Waheed brings on board more than 25 years of experience in the banking and financial services sector. Mr. Waheed held the role of Chief Risk Officer (CRO) of one of Egypt’s largest private-sector banks. In 2021, Mr. Waheed shifted his focus to more diversified and fulfilling responsibilities, including chairing the board of NGC, chairing the board risk committee of Egypt's largest insurance company, and serving on the boards of other companies such as Sofico Group and MAM. Mr. Waheed holds a bachelor's degree in economics and political science from Cairo University, a management diploma from Cambridge UK, and has completed numerous technical and leadership courses, including the Harvard Business School Executive Leadership Program.

Khaled Shoukry

Board Member

With over three decades of involvement in the FMCG sector, Khaled possesses substantial expertise in P&L, business strategy, and organization development knowledge. Khaled also has demonstrated a leadership proficiency in challenging circumstances throughout the Middle East and Africa, having served as CEO of Egypt Foods Group, Franchise Senior Director for Sub-Saharan Africa at PepsiCo, General Manager at PepsiCo Levant, and held several other senior management roles at PepsiCo and P&G.

Medhat M. Al Madany

Board Member

Medhat founded ProMark Ltd in 1995, the first HR consulting firm in Egypt. He has worked for various companies, including Magcobar Dresser and Bristol-Myers Squibb, gaining cross-cultural expertise and functional knowledge. Currently, he is the President of the Egyptian HR Management Association and a member of several official committees related to administrative reform. He also sits on the boards of various companies and authorities and heads various Remuneration and Nomination Boards' committees. Medhat is also a member of the country's Civil Service Council and several Leaders' Committees various Ministries & authorities.

Ahmed Aref


A Mechanical Engineer at heart, with more than 11 years’ experience in a fast paced manufacturing environment, I have had the opportunity to start at its’ core and grow both horizontally and vertically. This enabled me to gain a deep understanding of different aspects of a Manufacturing Organization and the detail that any business entails. I am a passionate person; my motivation to constantly excel comes from creating and optimizing lean business processes and seeking operational excellence. My reward is to have successfully overcome them, leaving behind a strong sustainable organization, which further fuels my drive to seek out new challenges.

Mohamed Aref


I am a highly motivated, result oriented manufacturing professional. My passion for continuous improvement, operational excellence and realizing tangible, sustainable results is achieved by using Lean Six Sigma, project management and technical processes experiences and methodologies.This enables me to reach my goal of significantly improving a company's bottom line.I thrive on working in a fast paced dynamic manufacturing environment where I am constantly challenged. I value the personal reward and gratification that's attained from overcoming those challenges. I aspire to grow and achieve lasting operational growth while building strong relationships through hard work, trust, commitment and mutual understanding.

Mohamed Youssef


An accomplished and results driven Finance executive with more than 26 years of progressive and diversified experience. Demonstrated abilities in establishing strategies and tactics to drive growth, increase cost efficiency and effectiveness, enhance leverage and achieve bottom line objectives. Strong focus on cash flow, working capital efficiency, tax management, capital budgeting, resources allocation, financial planning and treasury / banking operations. Solid experience in financial controls, financial processes, internal control, corporate governance and corporate legal activities. Possesses strong leadership skills, interpersonal and communication skills, presentation skills and negotiation skills to work cross functionally and to turn around team performance and results.

Marwan Ali

People and Culture Director

Marwan is an Impactful & collaborative leader and Strategic thinker who has more than 15 years of highly diversified experience in Operations Management, Supply chain, and HR across various companies’ profiles in different sectors such as PepsiCo, Nissan, and Wadi Group. Marwan holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, and a Master's in Business Administration, and is currently pursuing a doctorate. He is also certified as an Executive Coach, Organization Designer, Thomas Assessor, and Learner Experience Designer.

Khaled Elshanawany

Retail Sales Director

Khaled has demonstrated a proven track record as a talented key sales and operations professional, with extensive experience in business development, account management, global teams, product management, and marketing within the building materials and insurance, lifting, and outfitting industries. A dynamic leader who has worked in a group of companies for more than 22 years such as Jotun Paints Egypt - Saint Gobain Egypt, Saint Gobain Canada - Hercules SLR Canada, and Ahram Security Group Egypt.

Khaled Aboulata

Internal Audit Director

Khaled started his professional career in 1994 after graduation as a civil engineer. He built his career in reputable and international companies for more than 30 years in the field of project management, quality management, and internal audit.Over the course of his career, Khaled helped several organizations to improve performance, optimize business processes and enhance customer satisfaction.Khaled holds a Master of Science Degree in Construction Management and Master of Business Administration in Total Quality Management. He is also certified as Project Management Professional (PMP), Risk Management Professional (RMP), and Professional Business Analysis (PBA) from the project management institute, USA.He is also certified as Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, in addition to being a lead auditor of quality and environmental management systems. Khaled is also a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).

Hany George

B2B Sales Director

Hany George is a business professional with engineering background , has been acquiring, demonstrating, and utilizing pivotal skills in business development , sales and marketing management in building and construction materials , energy, and automotive sectors. Hany is the B2B sales director of AHRAM Security group, and he is passionate to get the best out of people , and to bring innovation and entrepreneurial spirit in every aspect of business.

Hany Lasheen


Hany Lasheen is a seasoned information technology professional with a university degree in computer science from Sadat Academy for Management Sciences (SAMS), a diploma from the American University in Cairo (AUC) in visual programming and project management, and a Certified Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) certification from ISACA. With over 20 years of experience in multinational corporations. In several industries like building materials, FMCG, retail, and education. Hany is AHRAM Security Group's IT Director; as a member of ASG's Executive Committee, one of his key responsibilities is to develop and implement strategies that ensure the smooth operation of all systems and technologies. He also oversees the company's digital transformation roadmap, innovation, and enhancement initiatives, as well as its whole IT infrastructure and IT projects.Hany's mission is to facilitate the success of the ASG organization through the strategic use of technology by offering cutting-edge and secure IT solutions that support the demands of the business, customers, and stakeholders. While consistently developing key procedures and capabilities to guarantee ASG’s IT functions meet the increasing demands of a digital world. In addition to building a culture of cooperation, teamwork, and professionalism, he holds himself to the highest standards of ethics and integrity.