Ahmed Abou Hashima is CEO and Chairman of Egyptian Steel, which he co-founded in 2010. By continuing to invest in the business through Egypt’s 2011 revolution, he has grown the company into one of the most important – and sustainable – steel manufacturers in the country. He explains the growth of Egyptian Steel, and the foundation of his new buildings material complex. This video is mostly in Arabic with English subtitles.
World Finance: Talk me through the growth of Egyptian Steel.
Ahmed Abou Hashima: Egyptian Steel was established in 2010, before the revolution. After the revolution everyone expected that we would halt our operations. But I persisted. I had faith in my country, and I believed in what I was doing; and that the right decision is to invest during rough times.