Regional President & Managing Director, Middle East/North African region

230x300-Regional-President-Managing-Director-of-the-Middle-East-North-Africa

Ayman Abdel Wahab

Ayman Abdel Wahab

Ayman Abdel Wahab is Regional President & Managing Director of the Middle East/North Africa region. He was a successful businessman who, after a career in Egyptian multinational business and telecommunications corporations, started his own business. In 1997, he was elected to the Board of Directors of Misr Languages Schools, which also served as the headquarters for Special Olympics Egypt. After serving as a volunteer, he was named National Director of the Program in August 1998. Abdel Wahab focused on growth and from 2,240 athletes when he became National Director, Special Olympics Egypt increased its athlete count to more than 15,000 in just two years.

In 2000, Special Olympics chose Abdel Wahab to lead the Middle East/North Africa region. In his eight years as Regional President & Managing Director, the number of registered athletes has increased from 20,433 in 2000 to nearly 130,000 in 2007. The International Olympic Committee honored Abdel Wahab with its certificate of merit for his contributions in the field of intellectual disabilities in 2002. He was named to the Special Olympics International Executive Management Committee in 2003.


Donate Now

Help us reach more people with intellectual disabilities and bring them the power of sport to build confidence and good health.

DONATE NOW»

Take the First Step

Get in touch with Special Olympics near you and see what you can do to help. It's fun and can be life-changing.

FIND SPECIAL OLYMPICS NEAR YOU»

Follow us

Ayúdenos a encontrar un atleta más

Donar »

Buscar eventos locales y obtener información sobre oportunidades para voluntarios en una de nuestras 220 oficinas en todo el mundo.

BUSCAR UNA LOCALIDAD PRÓXIMA »

Special Olympics Blog

A Powerful Prescription

"Physical activity is the closest thing we have to a wonder drug."read more »

Posted on 2014-05-06 by Healthy Athletes

go to blog »


*

Special Olympics - Become a Fan