Siemens has appointed Dalia Shoukry as CFO in Egypt, effective immediately.
Shoukry has more than two decades of experience in financial roles covering the Middle East, Europe, and Africa.
Egypt is Siemens’ largest market in Africa and one of its biggest in the world. Between 2016 and 2019, under contract by the government, the German engineering firm built three combined cycle gas to power plants with total capacity of 14,400MW in Egypt. In December 2020, Siemens was awarded, by the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC), the contract to build the new national energy control centre, in the country’s New Administrative Capital (NAC), still under construction, in the middle of the desert, some 45 kilometres east of Cairo.
Siemens is currently in discussions, with the Egyptian Ministry of Power nd Renewable Energy, for a 500MW capacity Wind Farm in the country, under a Build, Operate and Transfer system.
All of which means that Ms. Shoukry has her job cut out.
Prior to Siemens, she was the international finance director AstraZeneca, the pharmaceutical giant.
She earned a degree in accounting from Ain Shams University. “We are very happy to welcome Dalia to our team in Egypt. Financing is a crucial component of our business, as it not only defines, manages, and oversees all budgets, but it also monitors the performance and ensures the financial health and stability of Siemens Egypt,” said Mostafa El-Bagoury, CEOof Siemens Egypt.
Siemens has been active in Egypt ever since its founder, Werner von Siemens, laid a communications cable through the Red Sea in 1859 to link Suez and Aden..