Fayez Gress is the Chairman of ASEC Company for Mining “ASCOM”. A trained geologist, Fayez gained his BSc in Geology from the Ain Shams University Cairo in 1978. From university, Fayez began straight as a field geologist for the Arab Swiss Engineering Co. (ASEC), later moving partly into an office role alongside the field work. Between 1995 and 2001, Fayez worked his way up to geology department manager and then technical manager, before assuming the role of managing director in 2001. As MD, Fayez has been in charge of significant growth of the company in the field of mining in a number of Arab and African countries, as well as establishing of the industrial arm of the group ( Ascom for Carbonates ACCM, and Glassrock insulation ).
In 2018 Fayez is the Chairman of the group composed of a number of companies in Mining and Industrial Minerals.