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Advisory Board Members

Dr. Sherif Oteifa

Advisor to the Minister, Ministry of Investment

Dr. Sherif Oteifa is an advisor to the Minister of Investment, Egypt for infrastructure projects and Public-Private Partnership. He is active in research and policy issues related to infrastructure and setting up guidelines for successful PPPs to ensure open market access, fair competition, protecting public interests and maximizing value added.

Since 1997 he had participated in engineering and financial studies for major real estate and private finance initiatives of infrastructure projects undertaken in Egypt. He holds:

  • A diploma in Housing Finance, Wharton School
  • A Ph.D. in Construction Economics & Management, Loughbrough University of Technology, UK, 1991
  • MSc. Construction Management, Loughbrough University of Technology, UK, 1989
  • BSc. Civil Engineering, Al-Azhar University, 1986, Egypt

Dr. Oteifa is the co-author of two books for the International Labor Office, Geneva on international bid preparation, in addition, he has participated in several research projects in the field of project management and construction finance. He has published numerous articles in the areas of engineering economics and project management.

Dr. Oteifa has carried out several assignments to many international donor agencies such as ILO, GTZ and JICA. He also served as an engineering advisor to the Minister of Health in Egypt and participated in the preparation of the marketing and financial studies of Egypt's premier post graduate Nile University.

 

Mohamed Elsherif

CEO, LOGIC Management Consulting

Mohamed Elsherif is the CEO of LOGIC Management Consulting. He is an Energy veteran with more than 18 years in the Energy field working in the oil & gas sector with BP and ABB while working in the renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors from policy side with the Egyptian government. Moreover, Mohamed consulted local and regional government and private sector players in the energy sector.

Tim Armsby

Partner, Head of Energy & Infrastructure - Middle East, Eversheds

Tim is a partner with the international law firm Eversheds LLP and leads the firm’s energy and infrastructure practice in the Middle East.  Tim is currently based in Abu Dhabi and previously spent 7 years living and working in Egypt.   

Tim has a track record of advising in relation to high profile projects in a variety of sectors including oil and gas, petrochemicals, utilities, transport real estate and social infrastructure.  He advised the Government of Egypt on three PPP projects whilst based in Cairo.  He has worked on a number of I(W)PPs around the region including Egypt and is currently leading a team advising Qatar state entity, Kahramaa, on three IW/PPs with a total capex well in excess of $4 billion.

Tim has significant clean tech experience and is advising a number of developers in relation to wind and solar opportunities in Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates including a developer on the recent DEWA solar IPP.  He is currently advising a number of developers in relation to the Egypt FIT program. 

Tim is noted as a legal expert in Chambers, Legal 500 and Legal Business and as an Egyptian expert in Chambers Global.  Chambers Global 2015 (Middle East Projects & Energy) notes that “...Abu Dhabi-based Tim Armsby is active in energy and infrastructure projects and is singled out for his ability to handle Egyptian matters. Clients note that "he is very accessible and his turnaround time is quick."