Samira Negm

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Samira Negm
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Samira Negm. Retrieved from Egypt Entrepreneurship Summit. Retrieved 1st June 2021.
Alma materAin Shams University
OccupationEntrepreneur
Known forBeing the Co-founder of Raye7
WebsiteLinkedIn

Editor: Charissa Cassels

Samira Negm is a Senior Software Engineer, founder and CEO of Raye7[1] that was founded in 2015.[2] Raye7 was co-founded in 2015 by siblings, Samira and Ahmed Negm,[3] who were aiming to decrease the number of cars on the Egyptian streets.[4] Negm is also a social entrepreneur[5] who speaks English, Arabic and German.

Raye7 is a mobile application that provides a secure and real-time ridesharing service that is suited for developing countries. Raye7 aims to reduce the amount of time Egyptians are stuck in traffic and provides safe car sharing for women.

History

She completed her BSc degree in Computer and Systems Engineering at Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt in 2009. Thereafter she became an intern at ABB, an automation company, in 2006. In that same year, she tutored at El-Seddeek.

2007 was a busy year for Negm as she was a Workshop Moderator at the Annual Conference for Engineering Students, an intern at Schneider Electric and at Vodafone Egypt where she occupied her position for the duration of June and July.

Negm became an Academic Committee Head for the Annual Conference for Engineering Students in 2008 and later became an intern at Mentor Graphics, an electronic design automation company from January 2009 to February 2009. She worked her way up in the company and assumed her position as an SW Engineer for Mentor Graphics in August, 2009.

She became a Student Partner for Microsoft in 2009,[6] as well as the Public Head for Alef, a company that specialises in technology in that same year.[7]

Her experience increased as she became the J. eSW Engineer in April, 2010 for Valeo, an automaker company and in April 2011, she became the eSW Engineer for the company. Her upward trajectory continued when she became the Senior SW Engineer from June 2012 to May 2014.[8]

She completed her Master of Science degree in Management of Technology from 2013 to 2017 at Nile University in Egypt. In the same year she commenced her studies, she became a Systems Specialist for RoadMappers. The following year saw her being a Project Leader for Valeo and in the same year became a fellow for the DO School.

Negm became the Team Leader for Valeo in April 2015 and a few months later in June, she became a fellow for Enpact,[9] a non-profit organisation founded in 2013 that aims to empower entrepreneurs, ecosystems, and international cooperation.[10] Negm was a senior software engineer for auto brands in Cairo.

She was the Pre-CEO and Founder of Raye7 from November 2015 to October 2016 and assumed her position as CEO in November, 2016.

Negm participated in the Social Entrepreneurship Programme hosted by INSEAD in 2017.

Awards and Achievements

She received a gold medal in a Mathematics Olympics National competition in 2001. She later received two gold medals and a bronze medal in fencing in a national competition in 2004.

Negm received the Train The Trainer licence from RITI in 2011.

Valeo Worldwide awarded Negm the 1st prize in the “Efficiency Best Practices Contest” as she led the process and tools, encouraging knowledge sharing and improving proposals in 2012. The following year, Quality America issued her the Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma Greenbelt licence.

Negm was awarded the GEEDS Most Proactive Person and Most Creative Person in February 2014 and she received the award for the 2nd Best Social Project from the DO School Worldwide Seed Award Competition, awards run by the DO School, in July 2014.[11]

In January 2015, Samira and Ahmed Negm participated in the Arab World Mobile Challenge in Algeria. They reached the Global Mobile Challenge Finals where they competed against nine other startups from Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.[12] In that same year she was the winner of the Startup Egypt 2015 competition hosted by the DO School.[13]

In February 2016, she was awarded the 2nd Best Mobile Startup by the Mobile World Congress and was a fellow and a finalist for the Cartier Women’s Initiative and represented the Middle East and North Africa in April, 2017.[14]

She was a speaker at GSMA’s Mobile 360 Series - Africa 2017 that took place from the 11th to the 13th of July, 2017 at the Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania[15] and at the Women4Mediterranean Conference in Lisbon from the 10th to the 11th of October, 2018.[16]

LinkedIn issued Negm her Building Resilience license in October, 2020 and additionally, she was listed as one of the finalists for Africa’s Business Heroes prize in 2020.[17] Africa’s Business Heroes awards were hosted by ANPI.[18]

Negm was listed as a speaker at The XDays Conference from the 20th to the 21st of August, 2020 in Interlaken, Switzerland.[19]

References

  1. Raye7 Carpooling - Facebook. Retrieved 12 January, 2021.
  2. Start-up Mentoring - Enpact. Retrieved 12 January, 2021.
  3. Raye7 Carpooling - Facebook. Retrieved 12 January, 2021.
  4. Start-up Mentoring - Enpact. Retrieved 12 January, 2021.
  5. Biography of speakers of the Women4Mediterranean Conference. Lisbon, 10-11 October 2018 - Union for the Mediterranean. Retrieved 15 January, 2021.
  6. Samira Negm - LinkedIn. Retrieved 12 January, 2021.
  7. About Us - Alef. Retrieved 19 January, 2021.
  8. Samira Negm - LinkedIn. Retrieved 12 January, 2021.
  9. SAMIRA NEGM - Cartier Women’s Initiative. Retrieved 11 January, 2021.
  10. Mission Statement - Enpact. Retrieved 11 January, 2021.
  11. Samira Negm - LinkedIn. Retrieved 12 January, 2021.
  12. EGYPTIAN APP 'RAYE7' IS AWARDED 2ND BEST MOBILE STARTUP WORLDWIDE - Startup Scene. Retrieved 13 January, 2021.
  13. The DO School - Facebook. Retrieved 12 January, 2021.
  14. SAMIRA NEGM - Cartier Women’s Initiative. Retrieved 11 January, 2021.
  15. GSMA Announces Speakers for Mobile 360 Series – Africa 2017 - Business Wire. Retrieved 15 January, 2021.
  16. of speakers of the Women4Mediterranean Conference. Lisbon, 10-11 October 2018 - Union for the Mediterranean. Retrieved 15 January, 2021.
  17. CWI fellows recognized by Africa’s Business Heroes - Cartier Women’s Initiative. Retrieved 13 January, 2021.
  18. 2020 Top 50 Finalists - African Business Heroes. Retrieved 13 January, 2021.
  19. Samira Negm - 10 times. Retrieved 15 January, 2021.