Essam El-Haddad in August 2012 was appointed as one of four Egyptian Presidential assistants with responsibility for foreign relations and international cooperation. Dr. Essam El-Haddad is a UK trained physician and long-time Muslim Brotherhood member who was appointed to the Guidance Bureau in February 2012, later becoming responsible for Foreign Relations on behalf of the Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party. Dr. El-Hadadd is also a member of the board and former chairman of Islamic Relief, an Islamic charity close to the Global Muslim Brotherhood and said by Israel to be controlled by Hamas in the Palestinian Territories. According to an online bio, Dr. El-Haddad also works also as a management consultant for the Dubai-based Skopos Company, described as “one of the first consulting companies in the Middle East and Africa to focus solely on Organizational Development.” According to a company brochure, Skopos is doing business as Skopos Consulting while the Louis Allen Worldwide website refers to the company as Skopos Middle East and says it has an equity interest in the company. In turn, Louis Allen Worldwide lists a number of prominent clients including Citibank, Pepsico, and Ford as well as least two Saudi companies.
Essam El-Haddad is the father of Gehad El-Hadadd who is a Senior Adviser on Foreign Affairs to the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood ‘s Freedom and Justice Party, a position he has held since May 2011. Essam El-Haddad chairs the Arabian Group For Development (AGD) which is where his son Gehad served as a consultant. The ADG lists among its most “significant and trusted clients ” Islamic Relief and Egyptian televangelist Amr Khaled’s Rightstart Foundation where Gehad worked as a marketing manager.