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Ashraf El Gazayerli is an Industrial Engineer with Masters in Business Administration. He started his career at Unilever in 1994 as a Marketing Management Trainee. Ashraf’s last position was an Executive Board Member of Unilever Mashreq and General Manager for Unilever Levant, Iraq & Sudan between 2009 & 2013.
Ashraf also served as General Manager of Mashreq Des Produits Laitiers, a Savencia Fromage & Dairy subsidiary and Dreem SAE, local leader in RTP deserts and powder soft drinks between 2000 & 2005 as well as Marketing Director at Unilever Mashreq from 2006 to 2009.
Starting August 2013, Ashraf decided to focus on the growing business of Mashreq for Business Development, a leading player in food ingredients solutions as well as processing of spices, herbs and mixes under the Bab El Sham brand.
Ashraf is the Chairman of the Egyptian Chamber of Food Industries, Board Member of Alexandria chamber of Commerce, Vice Chairman of the Egyptian Food Export Council, Board Member of the French- Egyptian Presidential Business Council, Former Chairman and current Member of the Board of Trustees of the Egyptian Junior Business Association and Vice Chairman of TVET, the Reform of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Systems for Egyptian Food Industry Unit. Member of the Board of Councils of the College of International Transport and Logistics, Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Marine Transport.
Ashraf’s previous activities included being a Board Member of the German-Arab Chamber of Industry and Commerce (GACIC), the founding Co-Chairman of the Mediterranean Young Entrepreneurs' Federation, a Member of the Board of Trustees of Egypt General Authority For Investment (GAFI) and the founding Chairman of the Arab Sustainability Leadership Group Chapter in Egypt, an Arab wide Initiative led by HE Queen Rania Abdallah of Jordan.
He is passionate about profitable growth, job creation, impactful socio-economic initiatives, people’s development, and promoting entrepreneurship. Ashraf enjoys hunting whenever time permits.
Ashraf is married to Yasmine Rabie, Vice Chairman of Mohamed Rachid Foundation for Social and Cultural Development and is the father of Ibrahim, Mourad and Hosna.