Posts Tagged ‘Wael Ghonim’

  • Africa’s Top 20 Tech Influencers

    July 17, 2013 • ListsComments Off on Africa’s Top 20 Tech Influencers

    Africa’s technology landscape is vast and growing. It is ripe for expansion and is increasingly becoming an attractive environment for companies (local and international) to set up shop and invest. The people on this list have taken advantage of this growth...

  • Egypt’s Google activist wins JFK award

    May 24, 2011 • Top StoriesComments (1)

    Egypt’s Wael Ghonim, who has become the posterchild for Egypt’s protest movement, that took down President Hosni Mubarak after over 30 years in power, accepted the John F. Kennedy Library’s “Profiles in Courage” award on Monday....

  • Egypt’s Ghonim to leave Google, form NGO

    April 26, 2011 • Top StoriesComments (1)

    Wael Ghonim, Egypt’s face of the revolution that ousted former President Hosni Mubarak, announced over the weekend that he was leaving Google in order to form an NGO to fight poverty and foster education in the country. On Saturday, he wrote on his Twitter...

  • Wael Ghonim freed, returns to Twitter

    February 8, 2011 • People, Top StoriesComments Off on Wael Ghonim freed, returns to Twitter

    Wael Ghonim, head of marketing for Google’s MENA region, was released today after 12 days in captivity at the hands of the embattled Egyptian regime. “Please do not make a hero out of me. I am not a hero.” Wael said, despite growing praise...