Amr Mahfouz is the Assistant Minister for Growth and Development at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT). He also holds the position of the CEO of the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA).

Possessing extensive experience in the IT field, Mahfouz has spent over 33 years in business development and business transformation through implementing different technologies to meet and achieve business targets.

Mahfouz has a record of achievements and proven expertise in areas of digital transformation, business consulting, talent management, systems integration, capacity building, and global operations in emerging markets.

Prior to joining ITIDA in July 2020, Mahfouz worked for IBM for over 33 years, where he established strong business relationships and helped different-scale enterprises reinvent their business, go-to-market strategies, and thrive in the digital era.

During his career, Mahfouz held several executive positions and leadership roles, where he championed the implementation of several large-scale projects across different industries in the government, telecommunication and banking sectors.

During his tenure as head of the Consulting Services Division, Mahfouz oversaw all aspects of digital transformation projects including transforming related business processes to improve clients’ performance, increase value, and accelerate growth.

He also served as IBM Communications Sector Leader for the MEA region in Dubai, and Managing Partner, Global Business Services Country Leader at IBM in Saudi Arabia.

Mahfouz holds a B.Sc. in Engineering from Cairo University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Maastricht School of Management in the Netherlands.

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