GABY KHOURY

Managing Director, Producer

Gaby entered the world of film production in 1990, and for the last three decades Gaby has produced a wide variety of critically acclaimed films, documentaries and TV series, many of which were mega commercial hits. As managing director of the company, it was his strategic vision that transformed MIF into the fully integrated and profitable company it is today. He has also played a major role in the development of the exhibition and distribution infrastructure in Egypt.

Gaby has an M.Sc in quantitative business methods from the University of Surrey.

Elie Khoury

Chairman

After a long career in banking and finance, Elie joined MIF in 2010. His banking career which spanned three decades, mostly in the UK, culminated in his holding several jobs at Board level. His joining MIF brought to the company a wealth of experience and an impressive commercial background, which has proven to be a vital asset for structuring and executing deals.

Elie has an M.Sc in International Economics from the University of Surrey, U.K.

Marianne Khoury

Director / Producer

For more than three decades, Marianne has been a close collaborator of iconic filmmaker Youssef Chahine. She produced and co-produced various feature films and creative documentaries that had a great impact on the local and regional scene. In 2010, she co-directed the award-winning documentary ZELAL. Marianne was instrumental in introducing the first edition of the Panorama of the European Film in Cairo in 2004, and in the establishment of Zawya cinema, Egypt’s signature Art House theatre. Often considered a conduit between artists and the cinema industry, her latest project The Dahshur Workshops is dedicated to the mentoring and development of films made by emerging talent from Egypt or from the region. Marianne served as a jury in major festivals and as a consultant to several prominent cultural institutions.

Marianne holds an M.Sc from Oxford University, U.K.

Ramzi Khoury

Head of cinema development

Ramzi is leading the exhibition arm of Misr International Films, and as of late, is playing a major role in the company’s content production strategy. After joining the company in 2006, Ramzi has been a driving force in growing the exhibition business significantly, resulting in MIF being a top player in the industry. Most notably, Ramzi was a pioneer in modernizing the cinema-going experience in Egypt, by introducing premium formats to the cinema offering and online booking for cinema tickets.

Ramzi has a Masters of Business Administration from ESADE in Spain, and a Bachelor degree in Power Engineering from the AUB in Lebanon.

Youssef Shazli

Managing director of Zawya Cinema & Distribution

A driving force behind the company’s alternative initiatives, Youssef’s vision of expanding Egypt’s market for arthouse world cinema has culminated in him spearheading two important MIF projects: The Panorama of the European Film and Zawya. Youssef co-founded Zawya Cinema and Distribution, which, aside from operating the only full-fledged arthouse cinema in Egypt, aims to offer audiences across the Arab region a taste of local and regional independent productions. Youssef has given several talks and workshops on alternative film exhibition and distribution in the Arab world and has worked as a reader and juror for several film projects. Aside from his work at MIF, Youssef occasionally works as a music programmer.

Youssef holds a Bachelor degree in International Development from McGill University.

Youssef Shazli

Managing director of Zawya Cinema & Distribution

A driving force behind the company’s alternative initiatives, Youssef’s vision of expanding Egypt’s market for arthouse world cinema has culminated in him spearheading two important MIF projects: The Panorama of the European Film and Zawya. Youssef co-founded Zawya Cinema and Distribution, which, aside from operating the only full-fledged arthouse cinema in Egypt, aims to offer audiences across the Arab region a taste of local and regional independent productions. Youssef has given several talks and workshops on alternative film exhibition and distribution in the Arab world and has worked as a reader and juror for several film projects. Aside from his work at MIF, Youssef occasionally works as a music programmer.

Youssef holds a Bachelor degree in International Development from McGill University.