Shafik Gabr is the chairman and founder of the ARTOC Group for Investment and Development, a multidisciplinary investment holding company. He is Chairman and founding member of Egypt’s International Economic Forum and founder of the Arab Global Forum initiative and also serves as a member of the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum (Geneva), and the Egyptian Center for Economic Studies (Cairo).

Mr. Gabr was previously the Chairman of the Arab Business Council, and Chairman of the COMESA Business Council (Common Market of East & South Africa) and a member of the Executive Board of the International Chamber of Commerce (Paris), Prince of Wales Business Leaders Forum, and a member of the World Bank's Council of Advisors for the MENA Region.

He is the founder and Chairman of the Mohamed Shafik Gabr Foundation for Social Development which has major initiatives in education, health, youth, sports training and cultural areas.

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