M. Shafik Gabr, Chairman and Managing Director of the ARTOC Group for Investment & Development, is a renowned leader in international business, one of the world’s premier collectors of Orientalist art, and an accomplished philanthropist.
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.
Mr Gabr is also a Global Leadership Council Member of the Brookings Institution, a member of the Jackson Institute Council and also serves on the Advisory Boards of MIT’s Center for International Studies, The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and Zurich Financial Services, one of the world’s leading insurance companies.
Mr Gabr was previously the Chairman of COMESA (Common Market for East and South Africa) Business Council and a member of the Executive Board of the International Chamber of Commerce (Paris). Furthermore, Mr Gabr was a founder of the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt in 1982, serving as its first Egyptian President from 1995 until 1997.
Mr Gabr holds a BA in Economics and Management from the American University in Cairo and an MA in Economics from the University of London.