Vice President at SASCO Group
Tarek Sryo entrepreneurial spirit emerged when he was just ten years old going to the family owned pen and paper factories. He joined his father’s company full time in 2005 with hopes of introducing modern business practices to Egypt’s stagnant stationery market. Since its founding in 1975 by Nabil Sryo and his partner, SASCO has become one of Egypt’s largest manufacturers of stationery supplies. Along with his brother Alaa Sryo they have introduced new product lines, new distribution channel, and doubled exports. Intend to make SASCO the standard bearer of innovation in the region while launching first of its kind B2B e-commerce platform for office supplies ordering and recently adding a new service in warehousing and distribution to the platform. Tarek has always been proud of the family business, in the tight-knit community of manufacturers and wholesalers. Tarek enrolled in the American University in Cairo in 2001, where Tarek pursued a degree in Political Economy. Tarek graduated determined to help SASCO transition from a medium-growing business based on tradition, to a high-growth business based on market demands and bottom line improvement. In addition Tarek Sryo is also an active angel investor while being on the board of few other family owned ventures.
With over 80% of businesses in the Middle East either family owned or controlled, the “411 on Family Businesses” panel’s goal is to explain how to run, manage and more importantly scale family businesses. The Panel will address key aspects of successfully handing over the family business from one generation to the next including succession […]