Swiss Egyptian Business Association

The Swiss Egyptian Business Association (SEBA) is a non-governmental organization established in June, 2004 according to Law No. 84 for 2002 of the Ministry of Social Affairs in Egypt. It has been established and founded by a number of Swiss Egyptian Businessmen under the auspices of the Embassy of Switzerland in Egypt.

Our mission is to enhance and strengthen the industrial and commercial relations between the 2 countries towards development and economic growth by:

  • Supporting and disclosing new business and market opportunities for industries trade and services in Egypt
  • Ensuring sustainable economic relations between Egypt and Switzerland, taking into consideration the social, political and cultural aspects of the 2 countries

Main objectives

  • To promote the development of commerce and investment between Egypt and Switzerland.
  • To provide a forum in which Swiss business executives in Egypt and Egyptian Business executives with interests in Switzerland may identify, discuss and pursue common subjects regarding their activities.
  • Coordinate the work of individuals and private or public organizations in Egypt and Switzerland when required.
  • Encourage the transfer of technology and professional training.
  • Support the creation of joint ventures in trade, industry and agriculture.
  • Supply information, with the help of the competent authorities, about tourism, cultural, scientific and artistic possibilities in Switzerland and Egypt.
  • Act as a mediator between Egyptian firms and possible Swiss Partners for business in Egypt or Switzerland.
  • To be a direct liaison with the Chamber of Commerce of Switzerland and other chambers of commerce and business organizations.
  • To express the views of the local Swiss business community to public and private interests in Egypt and Switzerland.
  • To publish the latest Egyptian and Swiss economic and trade statistics, provide early access to Egypt's five-year plan and the annual budget and news magazines.

SEBA will provide expert advice on:

  • Export and import activities between Egypt and Switzerland
  • Identifying joint venture parties
  • Assistance with business start ups
  • Company and agency contacts
  • Source of Egyptian and Swiss business information
  • Opportunities for investment in Egypt
  • Advice on trade fairs

Founding Members

  • Dr. Frank Heller (Clariant)
  • Mr. Jean Louis Chaumeil (Nestlé)
  • Mr. Mounir Barakat (IGAT)
  • Mr. Khaled Shedid (MVC)
  • Mr. Riad Loutfy
  • Mr. Serge Scotto (Syngenta)
  • Mr. Mohamed Kharma (Cesam)
  • Dr. Magdi El-Ekiaby (DiaMed)
  • Maitre Sarwat Abd El Shahid (Shahid Law Firm)
  • Mr. Erwin Ehrsam (Swiss International Air Lines)
  • Captain Ossama Al-Sharif (Amiral/ Sokhna Port)
  • Mr. Saeed Alam (Novartis)
  • Mr. Bassim Youssef (ABB

Honorary Members

  • H.E. Markus Leitner - Ambassador - Honorary Chairman
    Embassy of Switzerland
  • Mr. Jean-Pierre Reymond - Deputy Head of Mission - Honorary Member
    Embassy of Switzerland
  • Mrs. Madiha Nasr - Commercial Attaché - Honorary Member
    Embassy of Switzerland

Board members

  • Mr. Nabil Nassar (ABB) - Chairman
  • Mr. Nick Varley (SIKA) - Vice Chairman
  • Mr. Nabil Attia (Franke) - Treasurer
  • Mr. Mahmoud Bazan (Hero) - Secretary General
  • Mr. Zaid Al-Bitar (Nestlé Waters)
  • Mr. Ziad Otey (SGS)
  • Ms. Salwa Morcos (Credit Suisse)
  • Mr. Ashraf Hanna (WTS)
  • Mr. Magdi Tolba (Cairo Cotton Center)


Executive Committee Members:

  • Mr. Nabil Nassar (ABB)
  • Mr. Nick Varley (SIKA)
  • Mr. Nabil Attia (Franke)
  • Mr. Mahmoud Bazan (Hero)

Industrial Committee: Magdi Tolba
Intellectual Property Rights Committee: Dr. Ehab Youssef
Taxation and Finance Committee: Mr. Ashraf Hanna
Service Committee: Manar Nasr


SEBA Contacts:

Mrs. Manar Nasr
SEBA Executive Director
Address : 7, Dr. Mohamed Kamel Hussein St.
El Nozha el Gedida, ABB Building– Cairo, First Floor
Mobile:  +0100 2514 752