18th March 2019

Ahmed Masoud: From childhood dreams to improving real life experiences

Growing up I used to spend a lot of time dreaming & thinking about the future. I have very fond my memories of my childhood and I remember my parents asking me what I’d like to be in the future. I didn’t know at the time but growing up I started observing the world around me which made me notice one thing, engineering exists to make every human’s life easy.

Now I am an Electrical Construction Manager at CSI Energy Group (CEG)  building the future and improving people’s life through my career. Dreams do come true!

There is no limit to what engineers can do. Engineers build power plants to light up the world. Hospitals to treat people and improve quality of life. Roads, railways & airports to facilitate movement of people from one location to another and enable interactions that are essential to socio-economic development.

“Almost every aspect in our lives has somehow been influenced by engineers, and I wanted to be a part of that”


So, in 2009 I graduated from Benha University in Cairo, Egypt in the Electrical, Power and Machines Dept and embarked on a journey to change the world around me through construction projects. My career started immediately in my home country Egypt, building power plants for 4 years to a total of 3200MW. Then came an opportunity to move across Africa to Tanzania to improve people’s health through a specialised hospital project. We built the biggest hospital in East Africa – the Muhimbili Academic Medical Center (MAMC) with 571 beds and 12 surgical theatres.

In 2016, I joined CSI Energy Group on yet another big project, building a new terminal for the Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA). Despite a lot of complications and challenges, which is a norm in my line of work, 2018 started with the sun rising again, with complications getting resolved and now all hands are now on deck for the completion of the project despite a very tight schedule. Through the impeccable power of team work and in-house e-project management tools that ease our interactions, we are successfully managing to pull this project off every day, piece by piece.

With CEG providing every corner of the terminal with power, the Julius Nyerere International Airport, Terminal 3 is starting to come alive. Through electricity; all systems from telecommunications, to security systems, to baggage handling, lights etc. are being fired up and every aspect is able to be commissioned.

The team is continuing with the same effort and spirit that is aimed at having the first plane land at JNIA Terminal 3, and eventually over 9 Million passengers a year coming to Tanzania with more ease and comfort. We cannot wait to open Tanzania’s new gate to the world.