16 - 20 February 2020

Dubai World Trade Centre

Ashraf El Gazayerli


Ashraf El Gazayerli

Ashraf El Gazayerli

Chairman, Chamber of Food Industries and Mashreq for Business Development

Ashraf El Gazayerli is an Industrial Engineer with Masters in Business Administration. He started his career with Unilever in 1994 as a Marketing Management Trainee. Meanwhile, his last position was the General Manager of Unilever Levant, Iraq & Sudan in addition to being an Executive Board Member of Unilever Mashreq.

Starting August 2013, Ashraf decided to focus on the fast growing business of Mashreq for Business Development being the Chairman, a leading player in food ingredients solutions, processing of spices, herbs and mixes as well as FMCG distribution.

Ashraf is the Chairman of the Egyptian Chamber of Food Industries, Board Member of Alexandria chamber of Commerce, Board Member of the German-Arab Chamber of Industry and Commerce (GACIC). Vice Chairman of the Egyptian Food Export Council, Board Member of the French- Egyptian Presidential Business Council, Former Chairman and current Member of the Board of Trustees of the Egyptian Junior Business Association and Vice Chairman of TVET, the Reform of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Systems for Egyptian Food Industry Unit.

Ashraf’s activities included being the founding Co-Chairman of the Mediterranean Young Entrepreneurs' Federation, former Member of the Board of Trustees of Egypt General Authority For Investment (GAFI) and the founding Chairman of the Arab Sustainability Leadership Group Chapter in Egypt, an Arab wide Initiative led by HE Queen Rania Abdallah of Jordan, and a Member of the Board of Councils of the College of International Transport and Logistics, Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Marine Transport.

He is passionate about profitable growth, job creation, impactful socio-economic initiatives, people’s development, and promoting entrepreneurship. Ashraf enjoys hunting whenever time permits.

Ashraf is married to Yasmine Rabie, Vice Chairman of Mohamed Rachid Foundation for Social and Cultural Development and is the father of Ibrahim, Mourad and Hosna.


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