Board of Directors

Ahmed Mekky

Chairman & CEO
Benya

Ahmed Mekky has made immeasurable contributions to the digital transformation of Egypt and the MENA region in the past 24 years through his numerous leadership positions in renowned international institutions. Among his significant achievements, Ahmed Mekky founded ‘Gulf Bridge International (GBI)- in 2008; an entity established to construct and operate the largest submarine cable network in the region, connecting 25 countries from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Asia, through Egypt. Ahmed Mekky is an active member of several committees, boards, and national authorities, some of which include being a member of the Industry Committee at the National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA), Board Member of the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) in 2013, Board Member of the Science and Technology Parks for Electronics and Research Industries in 2021, member of The Egyptian Kuwaiti Cooperation Council in 2015, Elected member of the Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC) Board of Governors in 2012, as well as being appointed as the Group Chair of SAMENA’s Telecommunications Council in 2011. Ahmed Mekky has received many reputable awards, some of which include the MERIT Leader Award by Telecom review for two consecutive years (2019 and 2020), ITP Group Award for ‘Best CEO’ in the Telecommunications Sector in the Middle East in 2014, his listing among the Global Telecoms Business Power 100 list in 2013 and 2014 and his shortlisting twice among the final nominees for the World Communications Award.