Mr. Naguib Sawiris, Chairman & CEO of Orascom, will be presented with the Prix de la Fondation 2015 on the occasion of the next Crans Montana Forum in Geneva.
Facing Refugees crisis, fleeing the violence in Syria, Iraq and other countries, Mr. Naguib Sawiris offered to the Government of Greece to buy an island to shelter these families.
The island project is called Aylan Island, in commemoration of Aylan Kurdi, a three-year-old Syrian boy who drowned and washed up on a Turkish beach after failing to reach the Greek island of Kos.
The Crans Montana Forum is thankful to a man whose vision push back the borders of conventional thinking and embark on the path to new solutions.
Together with Mrs. Giusi Nicolini, Mayor of Lampedusa, Mr. Naguib Sawiris will be presented with the Prix de la Fondation by Mr. Philipe Douste Blazy, Under Secretary General of the United Nations, in the presence of many international delegations and dignitaries.