Since his 1989 graduate from Ain Shams University engineering school, Wael El Fakharany worked in the technology sector in Egypt and across the Middle East and maintained a steady and upward mobility in his career path, earning the respect of his colleagues and superiors.
Wael joined Google in 2008, served as Regional Manager Egypt, and North Africa and later became the Google [x] Regional Business Lead-Middle East and Africa (MEA) from 2014 – 2016, where he managed to take the business to out-right leadership, and kept the business growing.
He has a long track record of achievements in building new company divisions and subsidiaries as well as, advising business on strategy, growth and problem-solving and very successful in building and maintaining relationships with key decision makers, winning high profile strategic deals.
Wael has a strong ability to create, structure, and deliver complex business deals with large organizations while working with multiple stakeholders both internally and externally. He also was very successful in building and maintaining relationships with key decision makers, winning high profile strategic deals.
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Wael El Fakharany from Google to Careem
With unique experience in managing technology businesses in Middle East and Africa, Wael El Fakharany announced leaving Google office after eight full years, to begin a new task at Careem company as Managing Director Egypt and Senior Vice President Government Relations.
Wael El Fakharany published a tweet announcing his new start at Careem dated 1st of September tweeting “Goodbye Google .. Hello Careem”.
Goodbye Google .. Hello Careem @CareemEGY .
— Wael Fakharany (@mowael) September 1, 2016
Careem Egypt Twitter handler replied with a warm welcome for the new teammates!
منور يا نجم و الله D:#يا_مشرفنا
— Careem Egypt (@CareemEGY) September 1, 2016
El Fakharany seeking a new discomfort zone (literally)!
During TEDx Cairo back in May 2010 at The American University of Cairo, Wael Fakharany “North Africa Regional Google Manager back then” shared his thoughts about “The Discomfort of Our Comfort Zone”.
It seems like El Fakharany applying the discomfort of our comfort zone concept (literally) to join Careem seeking a new challenge in a new arena where he can apply his functional experience in sales, marketing, and operations plus his proven ability to lead and motivate teams to maximize innovative performance and results with effective communication skills.
You may already know that Wael Fakharany will join Narrative PR Summit as keynote speaker. Where he is expected to share more about his great move from Google to Careem!
Easily the biggest takeaway from this article is: Careem Egypt future should be booming!