Ahmed Safa El Nakkadi
Ahmed Safa El Nakkadi Syria Country Manager, Oilfield Services
- B.A. in Business Administration
- Cairo University
- Post-Graduate Studies in Financial Management
- Cairo University and American University of Cairo
Areas of interest outside work
Reading, swimming, horse riding, gardening, and promoting the color green. As a personal initiative and commitment to promote the green color, I financed, established and still maintain 400sq meters Green Public Park in my suburb Maadi, Cairo, Egypt that is fully utilized by the community.
"The sun always rises after the night darkness."
I grew up in Maadi, a suburb south Cairo on the eastern bank of the Nile River. It's a beautiful green place with multinational presence and diversity of nationalities and life styles, and there I learned the true meaning of cultural tolerance and accepting the "OTHER". I graduated in the top 10 students of my year in 1983 and after some further post-graduate studies and a stint with Gulf Oil Egypt I joined Schlumberger in 1986 as an Accountant. Since then I've had ten assignments until my most recent one as Syria Country Manager for Oilfield Services.
It was here in Syria that I first became involved with SEED. The program appealed to my conviction that helping disadvantaged children is a moral responsibility. Also as I love gardens and gardening it seemed that SEED was not different - it's about cultivating new brains and bringing good things to life. I believe in social fairness, and I saw in SEED a good and peaceful way to balance the unbalanced.
In 2002, we connected our first school to the Internet in Dier Ezzour-Syria. Assisting others to have better future and to draw a smile on their faces, gave me great pleasure. Through my involvement in SEED I got to meet new "GOOD " people who share with me the same values. The success of this social investment has had good impact on SLB image in Syria and it facilitated my job as a manager. I am based in Damascus, Syria with my wife Sahar, a biomedical engineer and our two children, Mariam, 11, and Omar aged 8. Both are students in the American school. We all love and enjoy our stay in Syria due the warmness, friendliness and hospitality of our Syrians hosts.