Egypt CISO Of The Year Award 2018

The first edition of the Egypt CISO of the Year Award will honor excellence in information security and cybersecurity technology companies, products and people.


Abeer Khedr
Information Security Director - National bank of Egypt

Hisham Mohamed Ali
Information Security Risk Manager - Emirates NBD


The Jury

Adel Abdel Moneim

Cyber Security Expert ITU - Arab Regional Cyber Security Center

Hossam Elgamal

Advisory Board Member at Egypt Higher council for Digital Transformation

Khaled Negm

Business Development Executive, IBM Global Security Business Unit

Marianne Azer

Member of the Egyptian Parliament and an Associate Professor at Nile University (NU)

Rouda Al-Amir Ali

Programme Officer at International Telecommunication Union.

Shatssy Hassan

Chief Security Officer at Commercial International Bank - CIB

Sherif El-Kassas

Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at The American University in Cairo

Yasser Fouad

Chief Information Security Officer at Telecom Egypt

Yasser Fouad carries more than 23 years of technology and business management experience, in, Telecommunication and Information technology.

He is a Certified Project Management (PMP) and is an active member in PMI chapter in Belgium. He worked in various management roles in Europe and the Middle East with Blue chip corporates like AT&T, Schlumberger, Procter & Gamble, and HP reaching the position of Director of IT Services for strategic customers and Key accounts.

Later he became Executive Director for Network, Infrastructure, and Security in Telecom Egypt and currently he is the Chief Security officer for Telecom Egypt group.

Through his career, he managed Global, and Regional Information technology, and security projects, transformation programs and run complex operations that entails millions of Dollars across several countries in EMEA and the Middle East.


Sherif El-Kassas is currently a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at The American University in Cairo. His research interests are focused on security management, the application of formal methods in software engineering and computer security, and open source technologies. El-Kassas received his Ph.D. from the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands.

Hossam Elgamal has more than 25 years of professional experience in ICT both in private and public sectors. After founding and managing several successful IT companies he was asked to bring his expertise into public policy management being selected in 2013 and till Feb 2017 by the UN Secretary-General to become one of 9 Global Business Representatives among the 55 MAG members advising on The Internet Governance Forum He has been a board member of AFICTA, since 2014 and till to-date contributing in making synergy between African nations ICT industries, and connecting with International ICT industry cloud and governing policies.

He was selected by the Egyptian Prime Minister in Dec 2015 and till May 2018 to chair the Cabinet Information and Decision Support Center IDSC ( with the purpose of supporting the Egyptian Cabinet with required information gathering, analysis and decision support recommendations with focus on inclusive Development mapping, citizen quality service and satisfaction, crisis management, early warning, monitoring and improvement, digital transformation, and creating societal credible link.
Finally, he was selected as an expert by the higher council for Egypt Digital Transformation to become a member of its advisory committee starting Jan 2018.

Hossam was the Vice-Chairman of Eitesal Association till May 2015 (the leading ICT Association) heading its executive office, advocating & boosting the industry business development, technical & entrepreneurship capabilities.

He was a member of the National Child Internet Safety Committee, contributing to better legislation, awareness, training and technology implementation.

Hossam is focused currently on achieving prosperity by capitalizing on technology transfer and localized creative projects serving 2030 SDGs. Within the private sector, he is continuing as a Leader and a serial entrepreneur and is currently a partner in Infort Egypt (previously its Managing Director) and partner in Telemed international

Mrs. Shatssy Hassan; the Chief Security Officer assumed her role in December 2014. She joined CIB as Head of Business Continuity in 2010, after which she assumed multiple roles including COO Business Support, until further appointed in her current role as CSO.

In her capacity, Mrs. Hassan is responsible to manage and oversee a number of functions including the Information Security Management, Security Operations Center, IT Security as well as Business Continuity Management. Mrs. Hassan has been leading the transformational roadmap of CIB’s Security since 2014 which has had significant value addition to the overall enhancement of the Security Posture of the bank including but not limited to establishing the Security Operations Center and transformation of the existing security infrastructure technologies. She has contributed into building the Business Continuity capabilities of the bank where CIB has been awarded twice from reputable Business Continuity global institutes such as DRII and BCI for effective response & recovery as well as team of the year awards.

Prior to joining CIB, Mrs. Hassan held the position of Business Information Security Officer in Citibank Egypt. Mrs. Hassan is a graduate of Cairo University – Faculty of Engineering since 2003, she has attended several leadership programs in top business schools including INSEAD and IMD and is also an alumni member in IMD.