Ahmed Osman is the President of the International Council for Small Business (ICSB), the world’s oldest and largest nonprofit organization devoted to small businesses internationally. The first Arab and African elected to this position since ICSB’s establishment in 1955 and the youngest President to date. ICSB is the platform that distributes new knowledge and information on small business management and entrepreneurial development. ICSB is the originator of the United Nations’ Resolution to create an International Name Day dedicated to Micro, Small, and Medium-sized Enterprises on June 27 (MSMEs Day). He is also the editor of the Global MSME Report for 2019.
Ahmed is also the Managing Director of the Global Entrepreneurship Network in Egypt (GEN Egypt) and is a Project Management & Strategy Advisor for several Government and Private organizations in Egypt. He holds both a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering with Honors and a Master’s Degree in Engineering and Management from The University of Birmingham, UK and is a certified Project Management Professional from The Project Management Institute, USA.
He is also the Founder and CEO is of a Project and Facility Management firm in Egypt - CHROME. The company currently manages a construction portfolio exceeding 10 billion Egyptian Pounds. Moreover, CHROME established the first training academy in Egypt focusing on upgrading the skills of construction professionals.
Ahmed has been instrumental in the launch of the Egypt Entrepreneurship Summit and Nawah Social Entrepreneurship Competition. He is currently working on the development of the Middle East & North Africa’s first GEN Entrepreneurship & Innovation Hub at Bloomfields, East Cairo. He is also a member of the advisory board of the World SME Forum.