SEKEM Board of Directors

Dr. Ibrahim AbouleishDr. Ibrahim Abouleish (Chairman)

Dr. Ibrahim Abouleish (*1937) is chairman of the Board of Directors of the SEKEM Holding. Besides the firms operating under the umbrella of the SEKEM Holding, he founded several non-governmental organizations, such as the SEKEM Development Foundation, the Egyptian Biodynamic Association and the Heliopolis University for Sustainable Development. Furthermore he is member of the World Economic Forum and was chosen as Oustanding Social Entrepreneur by the Schwab Foundation in 2008. Read more about Dr. Ibrahim




Helmy AbouleishHelmy Abouleish (Managing Director)

Mr. Helmy Abouleish (*1961) is serving as Deputy Chairperson and Managing Director of SEKEM. He is member of the Board of the German-Arab Chamber of Commerce, member of the Board of Trustees of the Egyptian Junior Business Association. Helmy Abouleish is also a member of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM), the International DEMETER Organization (IDO) and Social Entrepreneur Council (Schwab Foundation). Read more about Helmy Abouleish




Chirstophe FlorideEng. Christophe Floride (Member)

Eng. Christophe Floride (*1959) is Managing Director of LOTUS and since 1986 serving as Technical Manager for the SEKEM Group. Before joining SEKEM, Christophe Floride was head of CNC department of Feinmechanische Werkstätten Baumgaertel GmbH in Malsch/Karsruhe, Germany.






Cherif MassoudCherif Massoud (Member)

Mr. Cherif Massoud (*1967) has held a number of distinguished positions with leading private equity, investment banking institutions as well as commercial banks in the region. With more than 23 years of experience in the private equity, investment and corporate banking industries. He serves on SEKEMs Board of Directors as well as SEKEMs Audit & Risk Committee.





Elfrieke van GalenElfrieke van Galen (Member)

Ms. Elfrieke van Galen, LL.M, has a background in law and broad managerial experience in the logistics and service industry. She held positions as Managing Director of KLM Cityhopper and CEO of KLM UK, and as Senior Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility at KLM. Elfrieke serves on SEKEMs Corporate Governance & Remuneration Committee and currently holds a number of non-executive positions. She is also partner and co-founder of TheRockGroup.




Heather HenyonHeather Henyon (Member)

Ms. Heather Henyon is a socially motivated finance professional with 18 years of experience in entrepreneurship, emerging markets, angel investing, financial technology, crowd-funding, micro-finance and impact investment. Her recent responsibilities include management and/or founding roles with Athena CFO, Eureeca, Balthazar Capital, Grameen-Jameel, Dubai Angel Investors and the Women’s Angel Investor Network (WAIN). She has lived and worked in the UAE, Egypt, Lebanon and Palestine over the last 20 years. Heather’s training is from Wall Street, where she was a corporate bond ratings analyst. Heather serves on SEKEMs Audit and Risk Committee.



Marcus FuettererMarcus Fütterer (Member)

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Rembert BiemondRembert Biemond (Member)

Mr. Rembert Biemond, M.Sc. (*1958) is a Dutch born management consultant and cultural entrepreneur now based in Sweden. He has hold executive positions at the Goetheanum, Switzerland, was CEO of Lehmann Natur, a major player in the field of trade, packaging and distribution of organic fruit and vegetables in Germany and managing board member of the Vidar Foundation in Sweden. He serves on SEKEMs Corporate Governance & Remuneration Committee and holds also number of non executive board positions in the field of finance and real estate but also in the field of culture, education and NGO´s.



Dr. Zeyaad Baha El DinDr. Zeyaad Bahaa El Din (Member)

Dr. Zeyaad Bahaa El Din (*1964) was Head of the General Authority for Financial Control. Currently, executive partner for Bahaa El Din law firm and Founder, Member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer of the Ahmed Bahaa El Din Cultural Foundation in Upper Egypt.




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