Ashraf Bakry was appointed as a Non-Executive Board Member in Banque du Caire on 1 January 2018.
Mr Bakry is the Managing Director of Unilever Mashreq and a member of the NAME (North Africa and Middle East) Leadership Team. He has over 25 years of experience in both Supply Chain and General Management in Multinational Organizations.
He started an academic career in 1992 as a demonstrator in the Faculty of Engineering then moved a year later to join Procter and Gamble in 1993. He spent 6 years in various manufacturing assignments in Saudi Arabia as well as regional category international assignments which involved working in the UK and France looking after a consolidation project in the Middle East, Africa and Pakistan.
Mr Bakry moved back to Egypt in 1999 and joined Unilever Egypt as a plant manager. He joined the Unilever board in 2001 as the Supply Chain Director then moved to General management in 2006 to manage Levant and Iraq. In Jan 2009 he joined the NAME board as NAME Supply Chain Vice President looking after the operations in the 20 countries spanning from UAE to Morocco.
In 2014, he was assigned as the Managing director leading the Unilever business in the Mashreq region.
Mr Bakry co-chairs the Industrial and Trade Committee in the American Chamber in Egypt. He is part of the Internal Trade Development Committee and he is also the head of the Egyptian Cosmetics Export Council (Part of the Medical/Cosmetics Export Council).