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Our Team

Our multi-disciplinary team of environmental specialists and experts best matches the nature of our activities and the approaches we adopt. Team members who create our successful blend are from backgrounds as different, yet complementary, as environmental, civil, chemical, electrical and mechanical engineering; environmental management and technology; environmental economics; chemistry; biology; geology; sociology; urban planning, and public administration.


Yasser Sherif

Partner and Managing Director

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MA Public Administration, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA B.Sc. Architectural Engineering, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt Eng. Sherif has an extensive experience in environmental management, policy formulation, institutional development and training, public administration, cleaner production, industrial compliance, and energy efficiency. As a former senior staff of the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA) at a critical period of its development (1992-1999), he was closely involved in its organizational building, institutional development, and formulation of environmental policies and management approaches. He formulated and managed a number of policy interventions concerning environmental performance of industry, including the introduction of Compliance Action Plans (CAPs) as a management tool. He has initiated a number of firsts in EEAA, which have opened wider spheres for environmental management, such as hospital waste management, standardization of inspection procedures and self-monitoring practices. Moving to private practice since 1999, he has continuously contributed to the Egyptian environmental scene through devising policies and strategies that cover areas as varied as the impacts of free trade agreements on the environment, the National Cleaner Production strategy, and policy-oriented assessment of Energy Competitiveness in Egypt. He has also supported EEAA in its endeavours towards the decentralization of environmental management, and environmental mainstreaming at the sector and planning levels. Eng. Sherif is currently particularly interested in the field of energy management, where he has been involved in projects spanning from small biomass units to a national level survey of policies and practices, and from the role of cleaner production in industry to the transformation to renewable energy sources. He contributed to the national energy debate, studying the local energy efficiency market, and researching the need and potential for the transition to renewable energy in Egypt.

Amani Nadim

Environmental Management Consultant

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M.Sc. in Environmental Technology, Imperial College Of Science, Technology and Medicine, London University, UK. B.Sc. in Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt. Amani Nadim is a Chemist with solid experience in Environmental Management. Her area of expertise includes hazardous waste management, where she was involved in development of the national hazardous waste management system, in cooperation with EEAA and the different concerned ministries. She has also participated in the preparation and delivery of a large number of training, awareness, and capacity building events for the different components of the hazardous waste management system. Additionally, Chem. Nadim has a long experience in conducting due diligence and phase I and II site assessment investigations for different types of facilities and transactions. Moreover, Chem. Nadim has been involved in the development and preparation of numerous Environmental and Social Impact Assessments studies (ESIA) and public consultation events for various sectors including petrochemicals, oil and gas and fertilizers and, renewable energy. Her expertise extends to carrying out chemical processes hazard and risk analysis. She is trained in risk assessment, with particular emphasis on conducting consequence analysis and Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) studies using SUPECHEMS software developed by ioMosaic Corporation, a leading provider of safety and risk management consulting services in the USA. She has, since then, conducted a number of QRA studies for chemical, petrochemical, and petroleum refining processes.

Ola Kamal

Pollution Abatement Consultant

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Diploma, Environmental Engineering , Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt B.Sc. of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt Eng. Ola Kamal has an extensive experience in several environmental fields, particularly in relevance to industrial processes, industrial pollution control measures, cleaner production options, environmental self-monitoring, as well as environmental impact assessment. She has contributed to the development of inspection and self-monitoring manuals for several industrial sectors and has managed numerous training modules for environmental inspectors. She has participated in many multi-media environmental audits, environmental due diligence and site assessments, feasibility studies, and pollution abatement studies. Her expertise also includes pollution abatement schemes for industrial clusters; HAZOP studies; water and wastewater treatment; pre-screening of industrial facilities, and on-the-job environmental training for SMEs.

Anwar Sarwat

Ecology/Environmental Management Consultant

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DEPA de 3ème cycle in Environmental Management, Environmental Management Department, Université Internationale L. S. Senghor, Alexandria, Egypt. Graduate Studies in Experimental Ecology and Aquaculture, Biology Department, University of Rome II “Tor Vergata”, Rome, Italy. B.Sc. in Zoology, Faculty of Science, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt.
Mr. Sarwat is a zoologist with specializations in the fields of Experimental Ecology and Aquaculture and in Environmental Management. He is the former supervisor of the Environmental Development Department at the West Delta Regional Branch Office (RBO) of the EEAA located in Alexandria. He has carried out numerous activities related to biodiversity preservation and ecological assessment studies embracing various locations and different ecosystems throughout Egypt. His experience in the field covers terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecology. Besides, he has contributed to numerous achievements in different other environmental fields including Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) studies, hazardous substances and waste management, coastal zone management, and industrial audits/inspections. Furthermore, he has carried out several EIA training activities involving trainees from the EEAA, RBOs, industries and Governorates. Mr. Sarwat has local and international experience as he participated in development projects related to the rehabilitation of fish resources in Italy and Canada.

Mohamed Taha

Technical Manager

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M.Sc. in Environmental Engineering, The American University in Cairo.
B.Sc. in Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University.
Eng. Mohamed Taha has over 20 years of experience in the fields of environmental management; environmental compliance; waste management; environmental monitoring; monitoring and spill response, and greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction. His experience covers different sectors, including: oil and gas; petrochemicals; industry; mining; tourism; infrastructure, and others. Having held the position of Environmental Advisor at BG Egypt for 5 years, Eng. Taha has excellent knowledge of the oil and gas industry. Additionally, he has been an environmental consultant for over 13 years, carrying out numerous environmental studies: Environmental Assessments, Public Consultations, Audits and Reviews in accordance with national and international laws and guidelines. Eng. Taha’s specific experience in the oil and experience encompasses: conducting and implementing environmental monitoring programs (covering marine, groundwater, air quality and noise environments; carrying out several field investigations within Egypt and abroad, using a variety of field equipment, as well as supervising a number of detailed marine field surveys, which included bathymetric surveys, collection of water and sediment samples for onsite and laboratory analyses of chemical and biological indicators and current measurements. Moreover, Eng. Taha has conducted traffic studies and a health risk assessment, in addition to participating in a survey on environmental legislation in nine Middle Eastern countries. His educational background and earlier work as a civil engineer provides him with a good understanding of infrastructure projects, including roads, wastewater networks and treatment.

Mahmoud Fouad

Marine Biology/Environmental Managment Consultant

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Diploma of Marine Mammals Biology and conservation from Universidad International Menéndez Pelayo, Valencia, Spain.
M.Sc. Degree in Marine Ecology from Al- Azhar University, Faculty of Science, Biology Department, Cairo, Egypt.
B.Sc. in Marine Biology and Fish Science from Al- Azhar University, Faculty of Science, Biology Department, Cairo, Egypt.
Mr. Fouad studied marine biology and fish science in Faculty of Marine science, Al- Azhar University, Egypt and graduated in 2003. He started his career as a volunteer in marine protected areas in south Sinai, then employed in aquacultures sector in the General Authority for Fish Resources Development, then selected to work in Nature Conservation sector in the Ministry of Environmental Affairs in 2006. He was a member of planning unit team for management effectiveness of Protected Areas. He received his master from Al-Azhar University in Marine Science collage, Egypt, on Ecological relationships of Marine Benthos inhabiting Mangrove in the Red Sea in 2009. He got a Diploma of Marine Mammals Biology and conservation from the International University of Menéndez Pelayo, Spain in 2010. He participated in many surveys on cetacean such as sperm whales survey in the eastern part of Mediterranean with Song of The Whale vessel by IFAW. Mr. Fouad was the Mentor of Egypt in the MedPAN Souty – WWF Mediterranean Regional Project (2010-2012). He has recently been chosen to join the board of directors of MedPAN Association in 2013. He has also participated in establishing the national action plan for cetacean conservation in Mediterranean in Egypt between 2012 – 2016.

Consultants

Doaa Abou Elailah

HSE Management / Institutional Consultant

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Environmental Management and Institutional Development Consultant
M. Sc. in Chemical Engineering, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
Eng. Abou Elailah is a certified EMS Auditor, with a long experience as an HSE and institutional development consultant. She has been involved for over 6 years in the design, construction, and operation phases of the first modern gold mine in Egypt, Sukari Gold Mine, and is currently its HSE advisor. Over the years, she has conducted more than 220 multi-media HSE audits for different sectors; oil and gas, industrial sector including pharmaceutical, chemical, food, textiles and engineering, as well as infrastructure and service facilities. She has contributed to the development of numerous environmental regulatory policies, strategies, and systems in areas such as upgrading the Egyptian EIA, negotiated agreements, inspection, hazardous waste, enforcement, indicators, remediation, economic incentives, decentralization, and other operating procedures. Additionally, she has participated in the evaluation of a number of donor-funded projects. She was also involved in numerous assignments related to industrial estates including environmental management guidelines and EIAs. She has prepared many EIA studies for different sectors including industry, mining, infrastructure, tourism and services, in addition to numerous pollution abatement plans, compliance action plans, pre-screening activities, including management and treatment schemes for different pollution problems and cleaner production. She has also participated in the needs assessment, planning, design and implementation of several on-the-job training modules focusing on inspection, auditing, planning and management systems, and is experienced with modelling and simulation techniques.

Ayman Afifi Gomaa

Marine & Coastal Zone Management Consultant

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Marine and Coastal Zone Management Consultant
M.Sc. in Oceanography and Coastal Zone Management, Florida Institute of Technology, USA.
B.Sc. in Geology and Geophysics, Ain Sham University, Cairo, Egypt.
Mr. Afifi has an extensive experience in the fields of environmental planning and management. He started his career as an environmental researcher at the Southern Sinai Protected Areas Sector progressed until he was assigned the position of Acting General Manager of the Red Sea Protectorates Sector. His areas of experience and interest include marine, coastal, and terrestrial environments; biodiversity conservation; coastal zone management; tropical marine ecosystem management; environmental impact assessment; environmental planning, and management of marine protected areas. He has a background in GIS and Remote Sensing; and is a certified PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, and U/W PADI Photographer Diver. He contributed to the declaration of protected areas in Egypt such as Wadi Al-Gemal National Park, the Northern Red Sea Islands Protected Area, and Sallum Marine Protected Area.

Dalia Nakhla

Environmental Management Consultant

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Environmental Engineer Currently pursuing PhD in Environmental Engineering, the American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt.
M.Sc. in Environmental Engineering, the American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt.
B.Sc. in Construction Engineering, the American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt.
Eng. Dalia Nakhla has a long experience as an environmental engineer. She is an expert in the area of environmental management, especially environmental impact assessment (EIA). She managed and participated in a large number of EIAs related to various sectors; transportation, oil and gas, industry, solid waste, infrastructure and tourism. Moreover, she has participated in the design and implementation of several on-the-job training modules for environmental managers including Training of Trainers modules. She was also directly involved in the formulation of an environmental policy for the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation (MWRI) to adequately address all environmental concerns in Egypt’s water resources development and management.

Hanaa El Gohary

Social Consultant

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Social Expert
PhD in Sociology, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt.
MA in Sociology, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt.
Postgraduate coursework in Social Sciences and Social Theory, the American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt.
BA in Sociology, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt.

Dr. Hanaa has a long experience as a Sociologist and Social Development Expert. Her areas of expertise include: Sustainable livelihoods and poverty alleviation approaches in Egypt and other Arab countries; gender and development; informal sector activities and settlements; quality of life and development indicators, and the social aspects of environmental management. She has participated in many environmental and social impact assessments (ESIAs) and has worked on several projects that entailed: Training of social surveyors and field researchers on qualitative and quantitative tools; conducting beneficiary assessment and social feasibility studies; intensive public consultation for community environmental issues using qualitative and quantitative methods; extensive social surveys in urban and rural Egypt; use of participatory rapid appraisal methods, and zzcarrying out evaluation and participatory monitoring studies of development projects.