Egypt is a large country with a young, highly educated population of more than 100 million, of which 70% are 40 years old and younger. A large network of well-reputed universities and institutes produces over 600 thousand graduates per year, with 40% in STEM disciplines.

GSA Egypt

The GSA chapter in Egypt was set up in 2022 and now counts over 30 members, both local companies and local offices of international players.

GSA Egypt objective is to further transform, strengthen and expand the semiconductor industry and ecosystem in Egypt, encourage further collaboration and opportunities for the Egyptian members, and ensure that the global industry is aware of the innovation and talent concentrated in Egypt.

It’s run in collaboration with the Egyptian Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA), which is the executive IT arm of the Egyptian Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, and the Egyptian Information Telecommunications Electronics and Software Alliance (EITESAL), a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) representing the entire Egyptian ICT industry.

The phenomenally successful inaugural GSA Egypt Summit in Cairo was held on January 19th, 2023. It admitted 200 carefully selected attendees, from 15 different countries and representing 100 companies. About half of the attendees were from outside of Egypt, as a testimony of Egypt attractiveness as a primary destination for leading tech companies establishing global development centers, and for local champions expanding internationally.

GSA Egypt Steering Committee

The GSA Egypt Steering Committee oversees GSA Egypt activities and is comprised of C-Level executives from leading local semiconductor companies. The Committee will further define GSA Egypt strategy, identifying what support GSA Egypt  members need, additional tools and resources, as well as activities in the region.

GSA-Egypt Steering Committee members are:

  • Hisham Haddara: Chairman, Si-Ware Systems
  • Mohamed Mohsen: CEOSi-Vision LLC.
  • Ayman Ahmed: CEO, Pearl Semiconductor
  • Mohamed Mamdouh: General Manager, MEMS Vision.
  • Hicham Arafa: COO, Brightskies.

If you are interested to know more, please contact

Dr. Maria Marced
Dr. Maria MarcedGSA EMEA Chairwoman President, TSMC Europe
Daniel Artusi
Daniel ArtusiBoard Member & Semiconductor Executive
Dr. Jalal Bagherli, Ph.D.
Dr. Jalal Bagherli, Ph.D.Board Member & Semiconductor Executive
Angelique van der Burg
Angelique van der BurgExecutive Vice President, Chief Procurement Officer
Infineon Technologies