Under the Patronage of
Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai
Eng. Yehia Zaki is the Chairman of Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZone) responsible for the
management and operation of 460 km2 of industrial and logistic areas as well as 6 ports
alongside the Suez Canal aiming to transform the area into a world-class global logistics hub and
industrial processing center that serves the European, African and Asian (including Gulf),
markets to facilitate economic growth and create sustainable and high quality jobs for the
Through his 42 years of practical experience, he has been involved in a broad spectrum of
management applications ranging from business development to marketing and management of
operations. Also Eng./ Yehia Zaki 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.
Previously, He was also Managing Director of Dar Al-Handasah Egypt (the Egyptian affiliate of
Dar Group) and a leading Consultancy Firm in Egypt, Africa and the Arab World.
Eng. Yehia Zaki is a lead consultant in the construction and development sectors overseeing the
implementation of several national projects and executive programs especially the Master Plan
of Suez Canal Special Development Zone (SCZone) and the New Administrative Capital near
Cairo, He is also a board member in Egypt’s Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF), the National Postal
14:00 - 14:50
OBOR Session 3 – The Strategic Silk Road – Global Leaders Strategical Approach to the New Silk Road
The Belt and Road Initiative plays an increasingly important role in facilitating BRI countries' economic development by deepening trade ties, improving cooperation mechanisms and expanding areas of cooperation. The initiative brings an excellent opportunity for international trading companies, infrastructure, logistics service providers and government to expand their business and for targeted countries to develop their economy. Figuring out the strategic ways to deal with the challenges and adapt to the changes is crucial.