MEET THE TEAM
My name is Mohamed Fathy, Project Manager for Egypt’s Strengthening Protected Areas Financial and Management System Project (EPASP). B.Sc. Civil Engineering 1986 from Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University. Got Diploma in “Environmental Engineering” from the American University in Cairo (AUC), and Diploma in “Environmental Management” from Sadat Academy for Management Sciences. Have been working for over the last 23 years with different International Donors in developing and implementing environmental projects in different sectors in Egypt in cooperation with the Ministry of Environment. Worked in the Danish Embassy as “Senior Programme Officer for Environment” for some period. Have long experience in: developing, managing and implementing different demonstration and community programmes / projects in the fields of: environment, civil, solid & hazardous waste, potable water supply, sanitation, and transport – design, construction, supervision and operation of different civil engineering works – projects design, planning, budgeting, monitoring and evaluation – contracts negotiations and management – capacity building of national organizations / agencies, governmental bodies, local authorities, NGOs, CDAs in environmental and projects management – coordination activities between national and international organizations / agencies, governmental departments, local authorities, and donors.
Mr. Hassan joined EPASP in 2015. He acts as the Project’s technical advisor for his extensive experience managing protected areas and national parks in Egypt. Mr. Hassan was appointed the first Egyptian park ranger back in the 80s. He is one of the God fathers and creators of all national parks in Egypt. He was also one of the founders and senior managers of the South Sinai Protected Areas Sector. He now advises the project on protected areas management and infrastructure development.
Suzan is experienced in managing financial and administrative affairs of development projects. He has 10 years of progressive experience working on UNDP, UNEP, and GEF projects. He has multiple certifications in financial inclusion, project management, and human resources from Maastricht School of Management in the Netherlands, and St. Francis Xavier University in Canada and The American University in Cairo. He received his Master in Business Administration in 2017 from the Arab Academy for Banking and Financial Sciences with a focus on financial management. He is currently leading our financial inclusion program for local communities in St. Katherine Protected Area. The program aims at integrating microfinance schemes in improving the biodiversity conservation while improving the livelihoods of local communities in protected areas.
Mohamed is an Institutional Development/Capacity Building Consultant. He graduated from the Faculty of Commerce, Cairo University in 1999, Mohamed started his career in the IT training path. He received his credentials as a Microsoft Certified Solution Expert, which helped him pursue this career until he was promoted to a managerial level. Mohamed maintained a professional career path in Egypt with top-notch training institutes and NGOs. He shifted his operational field to the Gulf area where he managed big training entities in Saudi Arabia. Back to Egypt, Mohamed harnessed his experience to serve international organizations whereby he works as Project Technical officer in EPASP Project.
Ayman is the financial and administrative assistant at EPASP. He has 20 years of experience in governmental accounting, human resource management, and personal affairs. He’s been working at EPASP since 2012 and has been responsible for procurement and inventory management.
Talaat is an experienced construction Engineer with +17 years of hands-on experience in the field of construction and project management. He received his MSc in Construction and Project Management from the University of Florida in 2014. He is PMP and PMI-RMP certified. He’s successfully supervised a wide range of projects from concept to completion with the UNDP, Ministry of Environment in Egypt, and Ministry of Housing, Utilities and Urban Development in Saudi Arabia. He currently oversees our development projects in South Sinai Protected Areas.
Ossama is an Electrical Engineer with +30 years of experience managing electrical and safety projects. He owns and manages the Dokki Engineering Center since 1984 where he worked on projects for design, supervision, installation, training and maintenance, as well as developing work plans and coordinating with the relevant contractors for full project implementation.
Mahy is our travel and office administrator. She’s been working with EPASP since 2014, She graduated from Modern Science and Arts University in 2013, and finished her HR diploma at the American University in Cairo. She recently joined the presidential leadership program and is expected to graduate at the end of 2018.
Fatma acts as the focal point between EPASP and the Minster of Environment. She received her BSc in Geology from the Faculty of Science, Cairo University in 2014, and graduated from the presidential leadership program in 2016. She is a member of the youth organizers for the yearly world youth forums in Egypt.