Chairman of Suez Canal Economic Zone

Eng. Yehia Zaki is the Chairman of the Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZONE), responsible for the management and the operation of 461 km2 of industrial and logistic areas, as well as 6 sea ports alongside the banks of the Suez Canal, aiming to transform the diversified area into a world-class global logistics hub and industrial processing center that serves the European, African and Asian markets, including the GGC market, to facilitate economic growth and create sustainable and high quality jobs for the Egyptian people.

Eng. Zaki carries an extensive experience of over 44 years as a lead consultant in the development and construction sectors overseeing the implementation of several national projects and executive programs, of which were the Master Plan of “Suez Canal Special Development Zone” (SCZONE) and the newly established “Administrative Capital” near Cairo. Furthermore, he has had successful contributions to a wide range of real estate, housing & residential, hospitality, commercial, industrial and healthcare mega projects, most of which were in Egypt. Additionally, Eng. Zaki has been involved in a broad spectrum of management applications ranging from business development to marketing and management of operations.

Prior to his position as the Chairman of SCZONE, Eng. Zaki was the Director of Operations in Egypt, for “Dar Al-Handasah Group”, a leading, privately owned professional services group with a diverse history and a global presence. A world-class planning, design, engineering, and project management firms are dedicated to achieving clients’ ambitions and supporting sustainable communities worldwide. Moreover, he was the Managing Director of “Dar Al-Handasah Egypt”, the Egyptian affiliate of “Dar Group”, the primary consultancy firm in Egypt, Africa and the Arab world.

Leading “Dar al-Handasah Egypt”, Eng. Zaki supervised the design, planning, and construction of giant national projects in Egypt, such as the newly established “Administrative Capital”, with multi-level involvement in its various components such as the Central Business District and the New Governmental District, which consists of Cabinet of Ministers and Parliament buildings alongside other 34 ministerial buildings. Most prominent among those is a 385 m high skyscraper, identified as the tallest tower in Africa.