Dr. Alaa E. Ezz

Secretary General of the Union of African Chambers

Dr. Ezz has worked in the sustainable development fields for over 25 years during which he designed and implemented a host of projects and established companies in the Mediterranean and Arab regions. These regional projects encompassed industry, transport & logistics, sustainable development, investment promotion, technology transfer, trade liberalization & promotion, renewable energy & infrastructure, gender, HR development, access to finance and media.

After ten years ending up as regional director for North Africa and Middle East in the United Nations Trade and Technology Promotion System, Dr. Ezz founded EnviroEgypt SAE a leading renewable energies, infrastructure and utilities corporation in the MENA region. Presently he is a First Under Secretary of State and secretary general of the Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce.

On the public side, Dr. Ezz is the Secretary General of the Union of African Chambers, the Confederation of Egyptian European Business Associations, the Egyptian-Russian and Egyptian-German Business Councils, the Egyptian chapter of the International Chamber of Commerce, and the Association of Enterprises for Environmental Conservation; the vice president of the Associació Mediterrània del Medi Ambient;  the coordinator of Union of Mediterranean Employers Federations “BusinessMed”; the executive board member of the Med-Alliance, the Association of Mediterranean Chambers “ASCAME”, and the German Arab Chamber of Industry and Commerce; board member of the MENA Investment Promotion Council and the Internal Trade Development Authority; the Coordinator of Al-Ahram Regional Press Institute; and managing editor of Environment Today and  Economy Today Magazines and Terra Viva newspaper.

After acquiring his M.B.,B.Ch., Dr. Ezz has obtained post graduate degrees and conducted research in the fields of Economics and Environment. His published work includes tens of scientific papers and economic studies, hundreds of articles and several books including “Sustainability and Development, a developing economies perspective“, “Investing in Egypt” “Trading with Free Trade Areas”, and “Environmental Planning for Developing Economies”.