CID Inc. is a small women-owned business based in the US and has a sister company
CID Consulting based in Egypt. The company was established by Dr. Laila Kamel, Dalia Wahba, Hisham A. Fahmy and Anis Aclimandos in 1998
to contribute to social and economic development in MENA (the Middle East and North Africa).
Dr. Laila Iskandar
Dr. Laila Iskandar was the Minister of State for Urban Renewal and Informal Settlements in Egypt from July 2014-September
2015 and before that served as Minister of State for Environmental Affairs in the two cabinets following the June 30th Revolution.
Prior to holding public office she was a leading member of civil society both nationally and internationally, working
with grass roots communities in informal urban settlements and deprived villages in Upper Egypt as well as being part of global
networks addressing issues of Urban Poverty. She was Chairperson of CID Consulting from 1995 - 2013, which was awarded
the "Social Entrepreneur of the Year" award in 2006 at the World Economic Forum by the Schwab Foundation for the sustainable
recycling school established in partnership with Unesco.
She studied economics, political science at Cairo University, Near Eastern studies and international education development
at UC Berkeley, California and Columbia University, N.Y. Her international assignments have included serving as jury
to UNESCOs International Literacy Prize, acting as Unescos Resource Person for the Arab region since 2005 on the
United Nations Literacy Decade - UNLD - and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Decade, and served as CIDAs
Education Advisor in Egypt.
She worked on issues of informality of dwelling and livelihood for over 30 years, with a focus on the informal waste sector
building on recycling SME's and value chain analysis. Her work links up to global networks of recycling organizations
and informal settlements.
Ms. Wahba is a founding member and contributes to over 25 years of experience to the growth and management of CID inc. Ms.
Wahba has a successful track-record in designing and managing public awareness and outreach programs as well as marketing
communication strategies for governmental entities as well as private sector companies, for issues as diverse as capital market
development, mortgage finance and the environment. She has also devised and overseen a number of national awareness programs,
as well as communication strategies for multinational companies in the technology, oil and gas, banking and other sectors.
Ms. Wahba has great influences in the management of Business Associations in Egypt, assembling considerable fundraising campaigns
to serve different organizations. Ms. Wahba was co-chair of the AmCham Marketing Committee (2007-09) and chair from 2010.
In June 2011, she was elected to the AmCham Board of Governors as vice president, membership. Ms. Wahba is currently serving
on the Advisory of Board of the American University in Cairo- Business School.
She holds a masters degree in consulting and coaching for change in HEC, Paris, a postgraduate degree in integrated
marketing communications and is a certified management consultant of the Institute of Management Consultancy in the United
Kingdom. She also has a Bachelor of Arts in mass communication and business administration from the American University in
Mr. Hisham Fahmy is a board member of CID Inc. and brings significant perspective and talent in institution building, communication
and human resource development. Mr. Fahmy is the current CEO of AmCham Egypt Inc.; a mirror organization for AmCham Egypt
an organization whose vitality and professionalism has made it the model business association in the region. Mr. Fahmy is
also currently the advisor to the AmCham Egypt Board. Prior to that Mr. Fahmy had been serving as the Executive Director then
CEO of AmCham Egypt before which he also served as the General Manager. During his tenure at AmCham Egypt, the associations
membership has reached over 1900 members.
Mr. Fahmy has been playing an instrumental role in promoting the US-Egypt business relationship, through the organization
of over 26 business missions to Washington D.C. and other States. Mr. Fahmy is a familiar face in Washington D.C. offering
experience on a wide range of strategic bilateral issues, and he is often invited to speak and participate on panels addressing
different aspects of the economic relationship between Egypt and the United States.
For over 20 years, Mr. Fahmy has been advocating for a friendly business
environment for U.S. companies operating in Egypt and Egyptian companies working with the United States. Mr. Fahmy helped
in the formation of the AmCham MENA Council in seven countries to promote U.S. business and investment in the MENA region.
Mr. Fahmy has been engaged in supporting the establishment of AmCham Bahrain and Afghanistan.