New CEO for ITIDA

Yasser ElKady is now in the company’s hot seat

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New CEO for ITIDA Yasser ElKady is the new CEO of the Information Technology Industry Development Agency in Egypt.
By  ITP.net Staff Writer , Georgina Enzer Published  October 31, 2010

Yasser ElKady has been appointed as the new CEO of the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) by The Egyptian Prime Minister.

ElKady will report directly to the Minister of Telecommunications and Information Technology.

ElKady became the First Deputy to the Minister of Investment in Egypt in 2009 and was also appointed as a board member for the General Authority for Investment (GAFI), which is the principal government body regulating and facilitating investment in Egypt.

El Kady is also currently a board member of Credit Agricole Egypt.

In 2007, ElKady was a board member in the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA), which builds the capacities of local IT companies. In 2008, ElKady joined the Advisory Board for the Minister of Communications and IT, Dr Tarek Kamel, to help formulate an innovation strategy for the development of the IT industry in Egypt.  He was also an advisor to the former Minister of Transportation, Mohammed Mansour.

ITIDA is a government agency dedicated to the growth and development of Egypt as a global outsourcing location, by encouraging direct foreign investment into the IT industry in the region. ITIDA is also focusing on growing the country's IT service exports.

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