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Executive Summary

A bilingual qualified lawyer functioning as a regulatory & compliance development adviser.

Ahmad has worked on a variety of legal and compliance matters including corporate governance  ,merger&acquisitions ,policy drafting , regulatory development ; policy development; permitting and enforcement ;sustainability counseling; and evolving approaches to industrial  & trade compliance (e.g., supply chain management  and product life cycle requirements, voluntary supply chain programs, and reverse logistics, In addition to practical application of export control compliance regulations including ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) and the EAR  (Export Administration Regulations) 

With +5 years of project management skills across various functions and business areas on behalf of major international public authorities and intergovernmental organizations, fortune 500 listed companies inside, and outside the MENA region both from an industry and regulator’s perspective including The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development ( BMZ) , The EU (European Union ) and The Swiss state secretariat for economic affairs and Baker Hughes.
Acknowledged for consistently delivering high standards in both quality and professionalism, cultivating solid business relationships with clients, teammates, management, key decision makers and governing authorities.

Proactive and detailed contributor committed to influencing positive change and achieving goals.

Work History

Jun2016

Policy & Compliance Adviser

Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH,Cairo,Egypt.

  • Review of existing legal framework laws (national and internationally ratified agreements including Basel , Stockholm & Rotterdam conventions) and executive regulations,directives as they relate to hazardous waste and substances management.
  • Develop and draft executive regulations addressing  the technical best practices for integrated management of hazardous waste and substances and industrial compliance.     
  •  Provide technical support and coordinate with external legal consultancy firms  for drafting the final draft of the proposed legislation going through the submission and approval phase of the developed hazardous waste/substance proposed legislation.
  • Assess the feasibility and  the regulatory impact  analysis for industrial and environmental  compliance policies including Extended Producer responsibility placed on products by type, cradle to gave policy guaranteeing financial sustainability of industrial hazardous waste / substances Management systems as well propose economic and financial incentives for adhering the prevention, minimising & safe compliant management of hazardous waste and substances.
Sept 2012Jun 2016

Global Trade & Compliance Specialist

Baker Hughes ( North Africa & Remotes GeoMarket Eastern Cluster ) Cairo,Egypt.
  • Planning and execution of import / export activities for Baker Hughes within the Designated Geomarket.
  • Ensuring that all imports / export activities are completed in accordance with Baker Hughes internal procedures, in compliance with all relevant legislation and Health and safety requirements. 
  • Working with both internal and external parties performs a variety of duties ensuring that product is being shipped internationally (Export and Import) in a cost efficient, timely and compliant manner.
20112012

Junior Legal Consultant

Ahmed Amer Law Firm

-  Advise clients based in Egypt and Kuwait on various matters related to the Egyptian investment law, trade mark registrations ,free zones law, merger & acquisitions.

Aug 2010Sep 2010

Legal & Commercial Contracts Intern

Petroleum Air Services ( Bristow Group) Cairo,Egypt.
  •  Identify risk and choose appropriate insurance policies to cover potential liabilities.
  • Offer advice about the mandatory types of insurance such as workers' compensation.
  • coverage, and to offer recommendations for voluntary policies to manage risk.

Specialties

Policy analysis.
Regulatory Impact Analysis.
Free trade agreements.
Export/Import classification.
Supply Chain Management (Legal and Regulatory aspects).

Corporate law.
Compliance Strategies and plans.
Global Trade.
Export Control - ITAR/EAR.
Strategic Sourcing.
Sustainable Development.
RFQ/RFP.
Gaps Analysis.
Due Diligence .
Coaching.
Risk Assessment.
FCPA.
The UK Bribery Act..

Certifications

20162017

Cooperation Management for Practitioners Capacity WORKS

Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
  • This Certificate provides the learner analysis and refection skills within the context of the management model Capacity WORKS Capacity.
  • Capacity WORKS is a key tool that supports the learner work for social change processes. In complex constellations, & gives the actors involved guidance and structure, without constraining them.  using simple methods  facilitates a joint understanding of the key issues in a joint project and how to approach them.
20142016

ITAR-EAR Export Regulations

Baker Hughes
  • This Certificate enhance the learner with fundamental mechanisms required for items classification and  the regulatory environment of United States export compliance, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and the Export Administration Regulations and other government agencies.
20142016

The Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT)

Baker Hughes
  • The Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) is a voluntary supply chain security program led by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and focused on improving the security of private companies' supply chains with respect to terrorism.
20142016

Hazardous Substances Management / HSE - Health, Safety, Environment

Baker Hughes
  • This certificate provides  the learner with knowledge and qualifies him with the skills in measuring and assessing contaminants at the workplace. This includes identifying of sources of hazardous substances, implementing control measures and managing the associated risks, it also covers the knowledge to control and manage hazardous substances, as required by the National Environment Agency, for the fulfillments of their duties as hazardous substances license and permit holders.
20142016

Anti-Bribery Training for Logistics, and Finance and Sales Approvals

Baker Hughes
  • The Anti-Bribery Practical Application to Sales, Logistics and Approvals protects Baker Hughes and its employees in accordance with the FCPA and other Anti-Bribery laws that impose significant fines on companies and individuals. The coursework includes: - Introduction to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the UK Anti Bribery Act, FCPA Provisions Practical Application and Policy Review.
20142016

FCPA: Understanding The Law

Baker Hughes
  •  This Certification provides the learner with the knowledge that success of a free market system depends on the sale of products and services in a competitive arena, where purchasers make buying decisions based on quality and price. Paying bribes to gain an unfair advantage and win business undermines that marketplace competition. To prevent companies and individuals from engaging in such practices, the U.S. government enacted the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) This certification explores the basics of the law, who is affected, and what is required.

Education

Skills

Consultancy
  • Assist to develop Ray Carter’s 10c (criteria) Supplier and Contractor Evaluation Model : The 10 c model is designed to assist buyers and contract managers to evaluate the risk of procuring goods and/or services from a particular supplier or contractor. The model is recognized by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) and it is mentioned on numerous websites and texts.Link : https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/10-cs.htm
Enterprise Resource Planning Systems
  • SAP, Amber Road.
Organizational Skills
  • 2009 Participated as a judge at ICJ (International Court of Justice) ASMUN Ain Shams University Model of United Nations .
  • 2012 Participated as a delegate for the Italian republic at BIMUN , UNEP , Bonn International Model of United Nations, Bonn,Germany.
  • 2015 Fellow of Youth for Development a project has been designed with the main purpose of offering information concerning the 12 developing countries Romania is supporting through the RoAid program of official assistance Afghanistan,Armenia,Azerbaijan, Belarus, Egypt, Georgia, Iraq, Libya, Moldova,Palestine, Tunis, Ukraine.

Microsoft Office
  • Advanced User.
Lingual Skills 
  • English: Full Professional Proficiency , Spanish : Basic User, French : Basic User, Arabic : Native.