Nassef Sawiris

ONE OF THREE brothers in Egypt’s richest family, Nassef was the fourth richest person in the Middle East last year, according to Forbes, with a net worth of $5.7 billion. The businessman is pressing ahead with investment in Egypt, following the ousting of the Morsi government, which had targeted his family for tax evasion. Last year, he issued a joint bid for Cairo-based investment bank EFG Hermes and said he was looking at a major local acquisition.