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Amena Elsaie
Co-Founder and CEO of Helm
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2020 Top10 Finalist
Amena Elsaie
Co-Founder and CEO of Helm
2022 Top 10
Amena ElSaie co-founded Helm in 2012, an organisation which to date now serves more than 200 companies and 2,700 persons with disabilities in Egypt and the region. Amena drives the organization’s vision, strategy, and growth as it provides sustainable and unique solutions for public and private institutions to foster policies and strategies towards effective and sustainable inclusion of persons with disabilities in the workplace and marketplace. She was awarded as a woman champion of change in Egypt 2020 by the joint partnership between Canada and Sweden embassies and was certified by the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in “Improvement of Accessibility of Social Inclusion – Barrier Free Environment” in Japan, 2016. The Zero Project at the United Nations Headquarters in Vienna honored her with three global best practices. She was also awarded the Total Start-Upper of the Year for Helm Consulting in 2016. Today, under Amena’s leadership, Helm stands at the forefront of the disability field, and employs 22 people.
Helm empowers persons with disabilities and businesses to grow together by removing physical, technological, and social barriers, and by providing comprehensive 360 inclusion solutions under the pillars of recruitment, training, and accessibility solutions.

With over $600K in sales and grants in 2021, we provide inclusion consulting services to 200 businesses in Egypt and 4 other countries in the MENA region.

Helm’s revenue streams include consulting and services fees, sponsorships, and grants. Helm is the leading provider in the region of localized and customized 360 inclusion solutions, with multiple global awards under its belt and the support of an advisory board comprised of top global disability experts.

Now the 15 million persons with disabilities in Egypt have access to 1000+ venues in the education, tourism, and business sectors, and 2500 persons with disabilities are now fully trained and ready to join the workforce and benefits companies.
Mission and Core Value
  • Family
  • Inclusive
  • Passion
  • Selflessness
  • Integrity
  • Impact

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