Chairman of the Executive Bureau of the Supreme Cybersecurity Council at the Egyptian Cabinet of Ministers,
Dr Hashem is the Chairman of the Executive Bureau of the Supreme Cybersecurity
Council at the Egyptian Cabinet of Ministers, and the Principal Cybersecurity Advisor at the
Egyptian National Telecommunication Authority (NTRA).
Dr. Hashem is also the Chair Professor of Engineering Mathematics and Computer Science at the Faculty of Engineering,
Cairo University, Egypt. Dr Hashem is a Senior IEEE member and an ISACA Certified
Information Security Manager.
Over the last decade, Dr. Hashem has led several key cybersecurity efforts at the national
level, and setting up the framework for further developing the Egyptian Computer Emergency
Readiness Team (EG-CERT) at the National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA).
More recently, in 2015, Dr Hashem became a member of Egypt’s Supreme Cybersecurity Council
(ESCC), which is affiliated with the Cabinet of Ministers. As the Chairman of the Executive
Bureau of the ESCC, Dr Hashem led the team that drafted Egypt’s first National Cybersecurity
Strategy (2017-2021). Successful cybersecurity initiatives and activities led by Dr Hashem have
contributed to Egypt’s advanced cybersecurity rank: 14th among 194 countries, as reported
by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU)/ABI Global Cybersecurity Index in
July 2017. (https://www.itu.int/dms_pub/itu-d/opb/str/D-STR-GCI.01-2017-PDF-E.pdf ).
Since 1999, Dr Hashem has worked as an ICT strategist and policy advisor at the
Egyptian Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) and its affiliates:
The Information Technology Development Agency (ITIDA Executive VP for E-Business and
E-Signature) and the National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA VP for Cybersecurity).
Dr Hashem has participated in formulating and executing national Information and
Communication Technology (ICT) policies, especially in cybersecurity and e-signature, and
developing new models for empowering collaboration between the ICT industry and the
academic/research community in order to enhance the competitiveness of Egyptian ICT
Dr. Hashem received a B.Sc. in Communication & Electronic Engineering and a M.Sc.
in Engineering Mathematics from Cairo University-Egypt, and a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering
from Purdue University-USA. He also completed the Senior Executive Program at Harvard
Dr. Hashem authored and co-authored more than sixty articles and book
chapters in the areas of artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, information technology, ecommerce, and operations research, with applications in engineering, energy, environment, and
computer sciences, with over 1600 international citations.