The Best Industrialist Award in Africa
2018-The African Union (AU) chose Mr. Mohamed Abou El-Enein, Chairman of Ceramica Cleopatra Group, to win the Best Industrialist Award in the African Continent.
This came at the 10th. African Union Forum for the Private Sector held in the presence of Dr. Hala Al-Saeed, Minister of Planning and Administrative Reform.
Victor Harrison, Commissioner for Economic Affairs of the African Union, handed over the Award to Abou El-Enein. This is the first time for an Egyptian manufacturer to win this prestigious award, which is awarded to Cleopatra Group among all companies in 55 African countries.
The Award Statement confirmed that Abou Al-Enein succeeded in settling a modern industry in Africa and creating a new industrial name for Egypt and the Continent in the ceramics, porcelain and sanitary ware industry, which surpassed the world’s deep-rooted manufacturers.
The African Union pointed out that the experience of Mohamed Abou El-Enein over the past 40 years is a model for the private sector that we want to see in Africa. He added that Abou El-Enein is one of the pioneers of the reconstruction of the Egyptian desert with factories, farms, tourist destinations and technological and real estate projects, which led to job creation, rehabilitating employment, securing food, settling technology, creating added value from local raw materials and opening up new markets for Egyptian products.