Sawiris Foundation for Social Development
The co-founder of the Sawiris Foundation for Social Development shares insights from his experience of stewarding family philanthropy in Egypt.
Samih Sawiris is founder and chairman of Orascom Development Holding AG, which builds and operates resorts in Egypt, Montenegro and Switzerland. He is a founder and board member of the Sawiris Foundation for Social Development (SFSD), which was established in 2001 by the family to help create sustainable job opportunities and empower Egypt’s citizens.
From 2001 to 2018, SFSD granted USD 57 million to hundreds of NGOs, impacting 212,000 individuals across Egypt through economic and social empowerment, education and scholarships.
Mr Sawiris is also the chairman of the Sawiris Foundation for Environmental Development, founded in 2014 with the goal to “promote an ecologically sustainable and greener Egypt”.