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 to 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.

Notable Team Members

CEO | Founder

Ahmed Mekkawy

CEO | Founder

SHORT BIO

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.

Mina Alber

Senior DevOps Engineer

SHORT BIO

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 a 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 of the IT community in Alexandria.

Accountant

Madonna Massoud

Executive Officer

SHORT BIO

With a background in accounting and financial analysis, Madonna is the side kick of the CEO and proved high reliability and ability to handle any issue. Acting as the jack of all trades of this company, she’s following her career advancement in Spirula as she started as a junior accountant till she reached this position.

She is holding a Modern Accounting certificate from the Arab Academy of Science and Technology (AAST), plus other courses  like digital marketing, social media, Quick Books, graphic design, and emotional intellegence. Making her an outstanding multi deciplin executive.

Kirelos Michael

Operations Coordinator

SHORT BIO

Having 8 years’ experience in Operations field, using his technical background and his private business acquired skills as a platform, Kirelos is a fast operations and business analysis with a high daily requests respond rate. He holds a diploma in Management Office Information System from the Arab Academy of Science and Technology (AAST) in Alexandria.

Business Consultant

Sabrine Assem

Business Consultant

SHORT BIO

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

SHORT BIO

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.

Amany Sleman

Human Resources Specialist

SHORT BIO

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.