CEO & Principal Designer - Forty Nine
Ashraf Tawakkol is a designer, a techno-functional and a business leader. He had spent more than 30 years working with many talented designers, architects, engineers, artists and software developers across different local and regional companies like Integrated Group, ARPU+, GN4ME and Taya IT, Where He successfully managed, assisted and mentored teams to create innovative and inspiring premium products and services. He is the founder and principal designer of Forty Nine, a Design and Design Management Consultancy focusing on innovating products and ideas that move people, physically and emotionally. Ashraf Tawakkol is a mentor, speaker and Judge with incubators, the early stage VC firms and public events in Egypt and the region such as; Innoventures, GESR, Flat6Labs, AUC, TIEC to name a few. He mentors for value creation and designing and developing compelling products and services and lectures about start-up strategy, product design and development, business model development, customer creation, and innovation.