Cherif Barakat

Cherif Barakat

Country Manager

Cherif has more than 20 years’ experience in the international resource space in the US, Europe and Egypt. Cherif founded Eastern Desert Gold Ltd in 2021 with the objective of developing Egypt’s mineral resources and mining sector, and prior to that, Cherif held roles at Exxon Mobil Corporation and Glover Park Group, and in 2011 founded Acacia Consultants which has been dedicated to improving Egypt’s mining policy environment, raising Egypt-focused exploration investment and advising publicly traded exploration companies operating in Egypt.