Hicham Arafa

Engineer Hicham Arafa is the R&D Director for Valeo Software Development Center in Egypt [VIAS], for the past 5 years. VIAS employs 900+ embedded automotive software development engineers working across all Valeo product lines.Mr Arafa has 20+ years of experience the high-tech industry in Egypt and the USA. He previously worked for Intel Corp for 11 years serving at 3 different sites as Validation Architect for the Server Platform Group and the Embedded IA Division, Then as Strategic Initiatives Manager and Business development Manager for the Sales and Marketing Group where he championed the start of Intel offices in North and Sub-Saharan Africa and the launch of several Emerging Market Platforms in the Middle-East Turkey and Africa regionMr Arafa holds an MSEE degree from West Virginia University and an MBA from Arizona State University.