About

Founded in 2010, Spirula is a leading company in Linux server management and secure cloud operations. Based in Alexandria, Egypt, we have a team of highly qualified experts, with cumulative experience exceeding 20 years, in securing businesses’ production environment.

We value the main principles of information security: confidentiality, integrity and availability of customers’ systems. We are devoted to Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), which has proven to provide excellence in security, customization, flexibility, control and cost reduction.

Moreover, we are committed towards making knowledge open and accessible, therefore, we are part of the local FOSS community, and we take part in events that aim to engage with technology and its impact on the society.

Team Members

CEO | Founder

Ahmed Mekkawy

CEO | Founder

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With a background in Engineering, Ahmed has started the first FOSS community in Alexandria in 2007. He started his career as a System Administrator and then a Team Leader, until he founded Spirula Systems in 2010. He is a renowned public speaker in technology events, and has made TV appearances concerning data privacy and protection. He has co-founded OpenEgypt organization that is concerned with FOSS strategy and culture, and also a board member in Mushtarak that is Egypt’s first tech hub. Mekkawy has worked as a consultant for the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology from 2012 to 2014. His notable work on Elections.eg portal has highly impacted the release of FOSS adoption strategy by the Egyptian government.

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Mina Alber

Senior DevOps  Engineer

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Carving his career as a system administrator, Mina landed his first summer internship at the age of 13 in an IT company in Alexandria.
Mina is a top-notch SysOps/DevOps with a strong performance background in wide variety of professional system support and solution-based IT services for Linux Systems including, monitoring, configuration, troubleshooting and maintenance of operating systems.
He is RedHat and Linux foundation certified. Mina had worked in a number of remarkable companies in the community as eSpace and Xlab.
Since 2006, Mina is an active member in the IT community in Alexandria.

Ehab Darwish

Ehab Darwish

Business Development Manager

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Ehab is a customer oriented professional with a total of 9 years of experience in sales, managing teams, customer experience, among which a 6 years of experience in real time management (RTM) in an international telecom company. He was a part of the team who launched the largest english speaking call center in Alexandria, Egypt. In the same time, he started his private business in automotive services, while working as a soft skills trainer in his free time.

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Sarah Abdel Aziz

Business Relations Associate

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With 8 years of experience in software development after getting her professional diploma in Software Development from ITI , Also obtained a diploma from Institute of Graduate Studies and Research. By 2012 she acquired a master’s degree in Computer Science from university of Lorraine, Nancy France. on 2015 with very good technical background and experience in Marketing Sarah switched to business in 2015.Sarah worked in several places like University of Senghor, Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology, School of Mines and X Digital group.
She is also a co-founder of “Alex Geeks Meetup” ,GBG member and co-ambassador of inter-nations Alexandria’s community.

Business Consultant

Sabrine Assem

Business Consultant

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Sabrine is a public relations consultant at the German-Arab Chamber of Commerce. She is also heading “UnTap”; the newly established innovation consultancy arm of “ThePlanet” – a leading Digital Marketing Agency in Egypt. She co-founded “SolverMine”; one of the first open innovation platforms in the Middle East.
Sabrine is a former teaching assistant of information systems at the German University in Cairo (GUC). She is a management consultant and a researcher at a number of entities such as Global Projects Partners e.V., General Authority for Investment, Nutty Scientists Egypt, and more. She is a graduate of the German University in Cairo with majors in Innovation and Information Systems.

Business Advisor

Evronia Azer

Business Advisor

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Evronia has worked on establishing Spirula’s Business Development team and strategy, and is currently a researcher and a PhD candidate at the Royal Holloway University of London. She holds a Master’s degree in Management, Information Systems and Innovation from the London School of Economics, UK, along with other degrees in Computer Engineering, and Global Business from Alexandria. She has work experience at the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, and technology startups in Alexandria, with a focus on managing ICT for Development projects, where young people are trained to develop their own ideas and projects for the society through FOSS.

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Ahmad Tawfeeq

Digital Marketing Specialist

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Ahmad holds a higher diploma in Digital marketing from Information Technology Institute ( iTi ).He is a graduate of faculty of Computers and information systems , computer science department. He has an experience in web development. He holds a diploma in software development from iTi in Alexandria.He is a social media marketing trainer. Having the experience in both IT and digital marketing fields.

Accountant

Madonna Massoud

Accounting Manager

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Madonna holds a degree in accounting, specialized in modern accounting and has ability to handle different accounting software. She has work experience in different SMEs in Alexandria.

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Aly El Kafoury

SysOps Engineer

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Having 5 years experience in different parts of the information technology industry ranging from software development to project management and business analysis , I have a diverse backing allowing me to be highly functional in different positions.Recently Certified in MSCA and RHCSA and passionate about DevOps practices and automation.

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Kirelos Michael

Operations Coordinator

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Having 8 years’ experience in Operations field, using my technical background and my private business acquired skills as a platform, Kirelos is a fast Operations and Business Analysis with more than 80 % daily requests respond rate, He holds a diploma in Management Office information System from (AAST) in Alexandria.

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Amany Sleman

Human Resources Specialist

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Amany has got a solid experience in human resources business in small and medium organizations.She holds a higher diploma in human resources from Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport.

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