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The Mediterranean Online Forum 2020
9-13 November
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Ismail Ahmed Seddik
Business Development Officer, The Solar Company, Cairo

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  • B.Sc in Physics, Concentration in Solar Energy, The American University in Cairo, Grad Dec 2019: 3.1
  • American High School Diploma, International School of Choueifat, Egypt, 2001 to 2015: 89% with Honors


  • Solar Powered Solar Tracker, Introduction to Solar Energy class, AUC, Egypt, Dec 2018 , Designed and constructed with a partner photovoltaic panels that follow the sunlight for output optimization 
  • Environmental Friendly Car, Science Fair Regional Competition, Lebanon, Mar 2012: Won 2nd place, after designing and constructing with my partner, a 2x1m electric car from scratch in 14 days 


Renewable Energy Consultant Intern, Farm Frites, Lommel, Belgium, Jun to July 2019

▪ Consulted on specifications and design of a solar system for 2 plants in Belgium.

▪ Proposed an energy saving solution to air compressor of a 4-production line plant halving the number of compressors

Trainee, Electrical Engineering Department, Wärtsilä, Vaasa, Finland, Jun to Jul 2017

Wärtsilä is a Finnish corporation leading the manufacture of diesel engines for power plants in the Nordic Region.

▪ Researched and highlighted obstacles, then proposed the most efficient solutions for operation of a hybrid plant integrating solar and diesel power

Supply Chain Intern: Mars Inc., Viersen, Germany, Jun to Jul 2016

▪ Defined specifications of necessary components to produce a new chocolate product on the regular production line

▪ Analyzed and set, with a team, the optimal running conditions for a new variation of an existing chocolate product

Participant, Global Young Leaders’ Conference (GYLC), Washington D.C. & New York, USA, Jun to July 2014

▪ As a key speaker, negotiated political issues with 250 international students in the conference held in UN HQ

▪ Elected through democratic votes as president of 2 different councils

Delegate, Global Classrooms Lebanese American University Model United Nations, Lebanon, Feb to Mar 2014

▪ Nominated with a team by the school board to debate political issues with 100+ delegates in a regional conference


Business Development Manager, B2B Department, The Solar Company, Cairo Egypt. May 2020 to date

▪ Expanded the company’s portfolio in the B2B industrial sector as well as in the residential sector

▪ Diversified revenue streams by introducing a portable solar charger and a kids’ solar educational porgram

Business Development Engineer, Solar Business Unit, ElSewedy Electric T&D, Cairo Egypt, Feb to May 2020

▪ Conducted an in-depth market scan of pursuable opportunities in African countries and used it to develop a business plan

Manager, JPadel, Stars Sports, Cairo, Egypt, Jun 2018 to date

▪ Pioneered the sport in Egypt by creating multiple tournament formations, setting marketing plans, and pitching to developers and corporate entities for sponsorships and funding. Boosted revenues by 8 multiples in 2 years

Technical Sales & Design Part Time, SolarizEgypt, Cairo, Egypt, Jan 2018 to Mar 19

▪ Optimized solar panel installation design for multiple residential and industrial buildings that led to over 10 deal closings

▪ Devised a fully functional algorithm on Excel that calculates annual costs, savings, and solar production for the customer

▪ Engaged in several transactions with businesses to boost the conversion to solar in Egypt potentially saving 40MW

Trainee, Production Department, General Motors, Cairo, Egypt, July to Aug 2017

▪ Optimized worker production efficiency by standardizing material handling on the assembly line

Summer Intern, Google, Egypt, Jul 2010

▪ Pinpointed corrupt websites, and presented them to management in summary reports


Player, Padel, Stars Sports, Cairo Egypt, Jun 2018 to date

▪ Won the 3 Egyptian Padel leagues, won biggest tournament in Egypt (44 teams) for intermediate to high level players

Co-Captain, Rugby Team, AUC, Egypt, Jan 2017 to Aug 2019

▪ Awarded Most Valuable Player of the Season (‘16/17). 1st place in Beirut regional tournament, 1st place Egyptian National League (‘20), 3rd place Dubai 7s Series, Quarter-finalist Barcelona 7s University Competition

Secretary General, ISC Model United Nations, Egypt, Jan 2015 to Mar 2015

▪ Led and delegated tasks to a team of 50 to organize 6 sessions and a 3-day conference for over 200 delegates

▪ Awarded 'Best Youngest Delegate', “Best Delegate” and “Best Delegation” in 3 separate conferences

Team Captain, Volleyball Team, ISC, Egypt, Sep 2012 to Sep 2013

▪ 1st place in the middle school tournament, 2nd place in the Junior Varsity, and 3rd place in the Varsity tournament

School Soccer Team, ISC, Egypt, Sep 2007 to May 2011

▪ 1st place in the regional Middle East tournament, and 1st place in the national schools’ competition

Team Captain, Heliopolis Tennis Team, Egypt, Jan 2010 to Jan 2011

▪ 1st place in club tournament (’09), 3rd place (’11) in national competition, and 3rd place in the Egyptian National League


  • Native fluency in English and Arabic, and simple conversational ability in French
  • ▪ Piano, running marathons, long distance cycling