Mr. E. Allam obtained his B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from Cairo
University in 1948. After his graduation, and for 8 years, he worked as a
substations design engineer in local utility companies then, as project engineer
at Charleroi - Middle East and chief engineer at Oerlikon – Middle East. In
1957, he established Middle East Technical and Commercial Office (METACO),
specialized in the design and implementation of electrical installations. From
1960 to 1976, he served as resident engineer and technical consultant for Hasler,
Ltd Switzerland. In 1972, he became the representative of Haefely, Switzerland
and was involved in the designs and supervision of implementation of several
high voltage test labs in Egypt and the region.
In the 1970, Mr. E. Allam was the technical consultant for the extension project
of the Holy Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, where he designed power stations,
power networks, switchboards, electronic controls, lighting, telecom
infrastructure and fire alarm system. He served as a technical consultant for
the Ministry of Finance and Economy in Saudi Arabia from 1975 to 1979. From
1979, he was been a consultant for several government and private organizations
in Egypt including, the General Organization for Physical Planning (GOPP),
Sabbour Associates, the Arab Bureau for Design and Engineering, and the New
Communities Authority where he was in charge of planning and designing the power
network of several cities in Egypt including 6th of October, Bani
Suef, East Menia, Safaga, Badr, Hurgada, Marsa Alam, and Abu Tig.
Dr. Mahmoud Allam
Dr. Mahmoud Allam received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering
from Cairo University in 1985 and 1989 respectively, and his Ph.D. in electrical
engineering (with minors in mathematics and computer science) from the
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee in 1994.
He also holds an Executive Development Program (EDP) diploma from IESE Business
After receiving his Ph.D., he joined the Ultrasound Research
Laboratory at Mayo Clinic/Foundation USA as a post-doctoral research fellow.
Since 1996, Dr. Allam held several academic positions in
Egypt including assistant professor at the computer
engineering department - Faculty of Engineering at Shoubra,
and adjunct professor at the American University in Cairo
(AUC), the Arab Academy for Science and Technology (AAST),
Modern Sciences and Arts University (MSA), and the
Information Technology Institute (ITI). He is the founding
chairman of the information systems department – Faculty of
Management & Information Systems at the Université Française
2004, Dr. Allam worked as academic consultant for Nile
University (NU) Project, Ministry of Communications and
Information Technology, and was a member of the core team
that founded NU. Since NU's launch in 2007 he served in
several key positions including Vice President, Assistant
Provost, and founding Dean of the School of Communication
and Information Technology. He is currently a Professor and Program Director of Software Engineering & Computer
Engineering at NU.
Since 1995, Dr. Allam has been partner and technical director of Middle East
Technical & Commercial Office (METACO), Cairo. He established and headed the
software development division and was responsible for the development of all
software products developed by METACO. In 2007, he assumed the responsibility of
Managing Director of METACO.
Dr. Allam authored several scientific journal papers, book chapters and
conference papers, and supervised more than 30 master and PhD students. He is Senior
Member of the IEEE, and Chairman of board and founding member of Internet Masr
(Internet Society - Egypt Chapter) .