Hesham Safwat

CEO of Jumia Egypt

Hesham joined Jumia in 2013, where he served as Chief Commercial Officer of Jumia Egypt, and since 2014 as CEO Jumia Egypt. He started his career in the Retail Sector at Pan-Arab Regional Retail Mega Store Chain in 2001 in Egypt and he managed to contribute in building the Retail Infrastructure of the company while developing both the Internal Merchandising System, and External Partners’ Relationships. In 2019, Hesham was chosen by the Egyptian government as the Chairman of the Special Committee of E-Commerce to develop a practical vision to make an outburst in Egypt’s E-Commerce business. Hesham is an Egyptian national with a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Ain Shams University in Cairo (Egypt), and an MBA from Middlesex University in London (UK).