Ibrahim Samak was born and raised in Egypt, where he studied engineering sciences at the University of Assuit. He later moved to Germany where he lives for more than 30 years. His portfolio of achievements is so heavy, that wonder where I have been all these years and why is he only catching my attention now.
If you didn't know that the installation of the solar roof on the central railway station (Lehrter Bahnhof or Berlin HBF), that on the German Chancellory (Bundeskanzleramt) and that on the Parliament Building (Reichstag) in Berlin were done by an African, now you do. His company Engcotec GmbH did all that. In 1998 he had the world's biggest PV project - Mercedes Benz “Factory of the Future”. 2007 he was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany by the German President, Horst Köhler.
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Other achievements of his include: