Onsi Sawiris is a Co-founder and Managing Partner at HOF Capital, where he focuses on cloud-based technologies, and enterprise SaaS.
Onsi currently sits on the boards of: ItaliaOnline (BIT:IOL) (Italy), Voltaire Capital (UK), Digital World Capital (UK), Mach Music (US), Energal (Egypt), World Capital Services (UK), and is a Board Observer at Orascom TMT Investments (Luxembourg, Egypt, UK).
Prior to HOF Capital, Onsi worked in TMT-focused M&A at Arma Partners, a specialist technology investment bank, overseeing the $36m sale of web hosting service providers Verio and Site5 to industry leader Endurance International Group. Onsi also co-founded Energal, a hyperlocal sustainable energy company tackling distribution inefficiencies in emerging markets. Earlier, Onsi worked at Switch Supernap, a designer and operator of ultra-advanced data centers; Digital World Capital, a telecom-focused alternative investment management firm; UBS, a global investment bank; and INQ Mobile, a developer of mobile handsets and software.
As a Board Director of Mach Music, a Latin America-focused mobile value-added services company, Onsi closely oversaw the successful joint venture between Mach Music and ARPU+, a mobile value-added services company servicing the MENA region. In 2015, Onsi joined the board of Italiaonline after the successful reverse merger between Libero’s internet subsidiary ItaliaOnline and Italian telephone directories publisher Seat Pagine Gialle, participating in the successful board approval in January 2016.
Onsi holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is fluent in English, German and Arabic with a working proficiency in French.