Mohamed Farouk Hafeez

chairman

Mohamed Farouk Hafeez currently holds the post of Chairman of The Egyptian Company for International Touristic Projects (Americana) and the Vice Chairman of Americana Group for Food and Touristic Projects.


  • Farouk joined Americana in 1983 as a Director of Training for Hardee’s food system. Soon after, he became the Director of Training for all other concepts and Head of HR & Training for the restaurants’ division in 1985. By 1991, he was promoted to Executive Assistant to General Manager of HR & Training for the entire Americana Group.He was promoted to the post of Executive VP Human Resources &Management Development. He is also a member of Americana Group’s executive committee since 1999.
  • Prior to joining Americana, Farouk worked as Director of Service Standards & Management Development at the Marriott Corporation. He also served as a member of new openings, management development task force at the Marriott headquarters in the US.

Moreover, he assumes leadership roles in several non-profit NGOs in the fields of education and community development.He sits on the board of the following


  • Chairman of the Professional Development Foundation- PDF(formerly Future Generation Foundation “FGF”), one of the largest social foundations in the Arab world.
  • Board Member of ENACTUS, known before as Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE), and international non-profit organization that works with leaders in business and higher education to mobilize university students to make a difference in their communities.
  • Board Member of INJAZ Egypt, a member of the nation of Junior Achievement Worldwide and Young Enterprise Europe; the world’s largest and fastest growing organization specializing in economic education.
  • Prior to joining Americana Farouk worked as Director of Service Standards & Management Development at the Marriott Corporation. He also served as a member of new openings, management development task force at the Marriott headquarter in the US.

Holder of a B.Sc. degree in behavioral science. In addition to extensive training and exposure in the areas of human resources and management development with top notch training bodies.