Ministry of Communications and Information Technology
13 May 2023
ICT Minister Concludes Visit to Germany, Meets Officials of Tech Companies

Concluding his meetings in Berlin, Germany, the Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amr Talaat met, yesterday, with the Executive Vice President of the Autonomous Driving Division at Hella Jörg Schock. Hella is an automotive part supplier; it develops and manufactures lighting, electronic components, and systems for the automotive industry.

The meeting discussed capabilities and opportunities in Egypt in electronic design and manufacturing and the incentives offered to international companies to invest in R&D in Egypt. They discussed Hella’s expansion plans in Egypt and cooperation in nurturing startups and innovation in designing and manufacturing automotive embedded systems. In addition, Talaat explored the innovative technologies that Hella uses in developing automotive software and manufacturing systems.

The ICT Minister also met with Board Member and Executive in Residence at GovTech Campus Deutschland Ammar Alkassar. GovTech Campus is where digital technologies are developed for the public sector in Germany.

They discussed opportunities for cooperation in digital transformation within the framework of "Supporting e-Government and Innovation in the Public Administration (InnoPA)," a project jointly implemented by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) and the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ). The meeting was attended by the Deputy ICT Minister for Administrative Development, Digital Transformation and Automation Khaled El Attar and Global Information Infrastructure (GII) Advisor at MCIT Adel Hamed.

Moreover, Talaat held a meeting with Chief Product Officer at Delivery Hero Johannes Bruder. Delivery Hero is a German multinational online food ordering and food delivery based in Berlin, and it operates in 70+ countries. The company’s expansion plans in the outsourcing business were discussed during the meeting.

The ICT Minister also met with Vice President EEMEA at Ottobock Dennis Walter. Ottobock specializes in prosthetics and orthopedic technology. They discussed collaboration in R&D and assistive technology.

Furthermore, Talaat met with the CEO of GmbH Stefan Nesselhauf and CPO and Co-Founder at WorkMotion Karim Zaghloul. provides IT and staff augmentation services worldwide, while WorkMotion is a global HR platform and a remote-first tech company hiring talent from across all nationalities.

The meeting shed light on Digital Egypt Strategy for Offshoring Industry and the capacity-building programs provided by MCIT to upskill young people and improve their employability.

The meetings were attended by the CEO of the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) Ahmed Elzaher, Assistant ICT Minister for Strategy and Implementation Sherine El-Guindy, Electronics Industry Program Manager at ITIDA Yasser AbdelBary, and Director of the Central Department of International Relations at MCIT Samah Aziz.

It is worth mentioning that Talaat visited Germany on May 9-12. He met with the Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development and the State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs to enhance cooperation between Egypt and Germany in ICT. Talaat also met with officials from ICT companies to discuss collaboration and investment in the Egyptian ICT sector, in R&D, electronic design and manufacturing, outsourcing, software development, and digital transformation.
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