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Expert in Legal Counsel/ Certified Data Protection

Expert ID: 736105 Egypt

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Intellectual Property/Information Technology senior legal counsel and certified data protection officer with substantial legal and management experience for more than 20 years with a focus on; Intellectual Property, communications and information technology market regulations and development, organization governance, public policy analysis/reform, advocacy, business and legal advisory.

Experience in; Management, Training, developing legal capacity building programs, preparing and drafting legislative and regulations framework for intellectual property, cybercrimes, privacy and data protection, electronic signature, digital evidences and telecom and media laws and regulations.

Fully knowledgeable in Middle East countries (Egypt, Kuwait, Jordon, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia). Familiar with the work atmospheres in international organization. As I achieved different tasks with WIPO, UNODC, OECD and Arab League. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Strong analytical capabilities and judgment. Ability to work proactively, independently and reliably under tight time frames in a fast-paced environment. Ability to work effectively and collaboratively cross-functionally, think practically and solution-oriented.

Willingness to tackle matters outside area of expertise.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Cairo, Egypt - Giza

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2013 Degree: PhD Subject: Intellectual Property Law Institution:
Year: 2011 Degree: Master (LLM) Subject: International Commercial Law Institution:

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2017 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Head of the Laws and Regulations Committee Department: Responsibilities: Preparing, drafting and analyzing ICT related laws and regulations.
• Cybercrimes law and its executive regulations.
• Data Protection Law.
• E-Transactions Law.
• Amendments on Intellectual Property law
• Trademarks and industrial designs
• Detection of Intellectual Property infringements and enforcement; Anti-piracy
In my capacity as Head of the Legislation and Law Committee, I manage a team of specialists in the legal and technological fields to carry out a number of tasks related to the preparation and implementation of these laws. These include research and analysis of legal gaps, and the study of comparative laws. Preparation and drafting of the said laws. As well as coordination with the relevant government agencies and compatibility with them on legal texts. As well as carrying out support activities and support for the laws with members of the Parliament representatives.
Years: 2005 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Director of Intellectual Property Office Department: Responsibilities: • Capacity building programs in the field of intellectual property, cybercrimes, data protection and ICT laws for judges, prosecutors and lawyers
• Developing and implementing Intellectual Property Enforcement strategy for the Government of Egypt and for achieving ITIDA’s business objectives.
• Coordinating the work of government agencies and assisting Government of Egypt with legal proceedings involving Intellectual Property and suggesting detailed proposals for events including timelines, venues, suppliers, legal obligations, staffing and budgets. ( these activities
• Maintaining a good working relationship with private sector, nongovernmental organizations and the international bodies.
• Planning and conducting regular trainings to build capacity in government agencies involved in the intellectual property rights, (including trademarks, patents, designs and copyright)
• Planning, organizing and directing overall communication strategies and public information activities for the organization; supporting legal aspects of licensing and managing all IPR office activities.  
• Detection of Intellectual Property infringements and enforcement;
• Implementing antipiracy and awareness campaigns and providing framework to include day-to-day operations, policies and business infrastructure. 
• Providing advice and assistance for protecting on matters relating to Trademarks, Copyrights, and Patents in the company interests.
• Publishing a number of research papers in the legal fields related to information technology, cybercrimes, e-signature and Intellectual property.
• Responsible for drafting, editing and preparing the new laws about ICT such as cybercrimes, data protection, E-transactions, etc.
• legal approximation
• Providing training in the field of trademarks and industrial designs and enforcement

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2017 to Present Agency: Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT). Role: Head of the Laws and Regulations committee Description: In my capacity as Head of the Legislation and Law Committee, I manage a team of specialists in the legal and technological fields to carry out a number of tasks related to the preparation and implementation of these laws. These include research and analysis of legal gaps, and the study of comparative laws. Preparation and drafting of the said laws. As well as coordination with the relevant government agencies and compatibility with them on legal texts. As well as carrying out support activities and support for the laws with members of the Parliament representatives
Years: 2005 to Present Agency: Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) Role: Director of Intellectual Property Office Description: My Key Responsibilities: • Capacity building programs in the field of intellectual property, cybercrimes, data protection and ICT laws for judges, prosecutors and lawyers • Developing and implementing Intellectual Property Enforcement strategy for the Government of Egypt and for achieving ITIDA’s business objectives. • Coordinating the work of government agencies and assisting Government of Egypt with legal proceedings involving Intellectual Property and suggesting detailed proposals for events including timelines, venues, suppliers, legal obligations, staffing and budgets. ( these activities • Maintaining a good working relationship with private sector, nongovernmental organizations and the international bodies. • Planning and conducting regular trainings to build capacity in government agencies involved in the intellectual property rights, (including trademarks, patents, designs and copyright) • Planning, organizing and directing overall communication strategies and public information activities for the organization; supporting legal aspects of licensing and managing all IPR office activities.   • Detection of Intellectual Property infringements and enforcement; • Implementing antipiracy and awareness campaigns and providing framework to include day-to-day operations, policies and business infrastructure.  • Providing advice and assistance for protecting on matters relating to Trademarks, Copyrights, and Patents in the company interests. • Publishing a number of research papers in the legal fields related to information technology, cybercrimes, e-signature and Intellectual property. • Responsible for drafting, editing and preparing the new laws about ICT such as cybercrimes, data protection, E-transactions, etc. • legal approximation • Providing training in the field of trademarks and industrial designs and enforcement

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2013 to 2014 Country / Region: Kuwait Summary: Consultation Study (IP Administration) for Trademarks and Patent Office in Kuwait Prepared and drafted a study to reengineering the process of the trademark and patent office in Kuwait and prepared a gap analysis report to transform the process from manual to digital process with web portal to reach to totally E-Process. (From Filing, examination,.. and payment). I worked as a consultant expert in the project of IP administration to redevelopment of the trademark office in Kuwait to carry out the tasks of restructuring procedures to facilitate trademarks and patents registration. As well as the design of different models and internal work systems. Preparation of job descriptions for employees of the Trademark Office. By the end of the project, I delivered a full IP administration solution.
Years: 2014 to 2016 Country / Region: EU Summary: IP-MED "Promoting Intellectual Property Law Studies in the Mediterranean Region" Building up ENPI South HEIs' competences in the field of Intellectual Property (IP) Law and practice in order to enhance innovation capacities and technology transfer in the region for development and growth. • Legislative drafting in the context of transposing EU laws. Trademarks and industrial designs; • Capacity building on Trademarks and industrial designs; • Capacity building on Detection of Intellectual Property infringements and enforcement; • legal approximation; • Providing training in the field of trademarks and industrial designs and enforcement

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
- Preparing and Support issuing the first Cyber crimes law and Data Protection Law in Egypt.
- Preparing improving and enhancement study to digitizing the Trademarks and Patent Office in Kuwait.
- Contributed in planning, organization and delivered more than 500 capacity building programs for Judges, Prosecutors and police officers in Egypt and Arab Region.
- Successfully decreased the piracy rate in Egypt for software from 75% to 56%.
- Attained ISO 9001 certificate for the Intellectual Property Rights Office in 2008– first in EMEA region.

Licenses / Certifications
Certified Data Protection Officer 2020
Certified ISO 27701 Privacy Lead Implementer 2020
Certified ISO 27001 Lead Auditor 2020
Professional Appointments
-Member in Digital Culture and Information Infrastructure Committee in the Supreme Council of Culture.
- Board Member in ISACA Cairo Chapter.
- Founder and Board Member for the Egyptian Center for Intellectual Property and Information Technology (ECIPIT).
- Founder and board member in the Egyptian Cyber Law Association (ECLA).
- Advisory Board Member in Arab Society for Intellectual Property.
- Board Member in the national committee for intellectual property in Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
- Board Member in the copyright permanent office in Ministry of Culture.
- Member in the Information and Decision Support Association.
- Member in the Jordan Intellectual Property Association.
- Member of the Egyptian association for competition protection.
Awards / Recognition
- Merit award from Ministry of Commerce and Industry in Kuwait.
- Merit certificate from Ministry of Economy & Trade in Lebanon.
- Merit award from GCC Commercial Arbitration Center.
- Merit award from Saudi Customs.
- Merit certificate from Economic and Legal Studies Center in the Faculty of Law – Ain-Shams University.
- Merit certificate from National Center for Judicial Studies – Egyptian Ministry of Justice.
- Merit certificate from the Arab Management Association.
• Merit certificate from the E-Business Institute.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
- Recognized as a witness expert by The Justice Minister and certified trainer for judges in Egyptian economic courts.
Training / Seminars
- Preparing, developed and delivered more than 200 capacity building programs in the field of intellectual property, cybercrimes, data protection and ICT laws for judges, prosecutors and lawyers in Egypt, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Tunisia and others.

Marketing Experience
Developed and implemented strategies marketing plans, programs and budgets for to organize conferences and workshops and build fundraising campaigns in different organizations like ECIPIT, ITIDA and ECLA.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Arabic Mother tongue
English Full Proficiency

Fields of Expertise

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