M. Shafik Gabr

Chairman and Managing Director @ ARTOC Group for Investment and Development

Mr. Gabr is an international business leader, philanthropist, and one of the world's leading collectors of Orientalist art. He currently serves as Chairman and Managing Director of the ARTOC Group for Investment and Development, a multi-disciplined investment holding company with subsidiaries operating in the fields of industry, automotive, airport terminals, consumer products, energy, publishing, real estate and construction.

Mr. Gabr is the Chairman and a founding member of Egypt's International Economic Forum, member of the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum and serves on Yale University President's Council on International Activities. He is a Global Leadership Council Member at the Brookings Institution and also serves on the Jackson Institute Council at Yale University, the Advisory Board of the Center for International Studies at MIT, The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and the Zurich Financial Services Advisory Board.

Mr. Gabr established The Shafik Gabr Foundation in the US whose mission is to support educational and medical initiatives. Through the launch of its East-West: The Art of Dialogue initiative in November 2012, the Foundation promotes exchanges between the US and Egypt with the purpose of cultural dialogue and bridge building.

Mr. Gabr ranks among Arabian Business and The Middle East magazines' 2012 'Most Influential Arabs' and 'Our Top 50 Arabs'. He has a B.A. in Economics and Management from the American University in Cairo and an M.A. in Economics from the University of London.