ENAN GALALY - Achievments and Honors

  • Knight of Dannebrog title bestowed by Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark – 2005 – 2014, in addition to other Royal Danish Medals, several global medals, and recognitions as well as honorary certificates in various fields.
  • 1st Degree Knight of Dannebrog title granted by Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II Denmark – 2014 – present.
  • Ambassador of Denmark for the historical Relations to the Middle East, announced by the Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs for encouraging and continuing of the historical and cultural relations for years ahead which started 250 years ago by the Royal Danish expedition to the Middle East and the Arab World – 2011 – present.
  • Chairman of the Advisory Council, International Association of University Presidents (IAUP), New York, U.S.A. – 2010 – present.
  • Founder and Honorary Chairman, Scandinavian Business Association, Cairo, Egypt – 2005 – present.
  • Former Vice Chairman of the Advisory Board, Lebanese American University, Beirut, Lebanon – 2009 – 2012.
  • Ambassador, Heart Foundation, Denmark – 2005 – present.
  • Five Honorary Doctorates, as a Role Model and as a Global Citizen for American youth an Honorary Doctorate was granted from Farleigh Dickinson University, U.S.A – 2005, where Galaly made a keynote speech for Approx. 12000 attendees . Moreover, being a Role Model and Global Citizen for Japanese youth, the most recent Honorary Doctorate is awarded from J.F. Oberlin University Japan – 2014.
  • U.S.A. President, Mr. Obama invited Galaly, representing Denmark, to Washington D.C. in 2010 to participate in the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship.
  • President, Hvide Hus Hotels Chain – 1978 – 1982.
  • Founder and President, Helnan Hotels, Denmark – 1982 – present.
  • Honorary Citizen, Alexandria, Virginia – 1986 and Dallas, Texas, U.S.A – 1988.
  • Named Citizen of Celebrate Africa Organization, Denmark – 2011.
  • Member of several delegations headed by Her Majesty the Queen of Denmark, His Royal Highness the Prince Consort and Prime Minister of Denmark representing tourism and hotels industry.
  • Galaly has been registered in several worldwide, encyclopedias and publications like (WHO IS WHO IN THE WORLD, THE BLUE BOOK,..etc.).
  • Fluent in Arabic, Danish (incl. Swedish and Norwegian), English and have good knowledge of German.
  • A delegate and major speaker at various national, international conventions, organizations and events.
  • Member of different worldwide associations and organizations.
  • Galaly received numerous global honors for his achievements in various aspects.
  • Sponsored many communities, activities, sports, cultures, arts, development of projects,…etc.
  • Impressed and interested in the history of different religions in Egypt, the country where Prophet Moses was born and grown up, also the Holy Family when they traveled to find shelter as refugees. In 2005, Enan Galaly supported the highlighting of such historical matter.
    Galaly himself who suffered as a foreigner, stated “the entire planet ought to know this fact, that by finding such protection, safety and respect in Egypt, the Holy Family continued their sacred message to the nations. As most of the Western World population believes in the Holy Family, I hope by this word, they will treat the refugees who left their countries fairly, generously and without discrimination and to remember how the Egyptians cared warmly about the Holy Family as refugees”.
  • “I became a citizen of another country, but being of an Egyptian origin, I am proud of my origin like everybody should be”.
  • “ I came from Egypt, the country which is the center of different civilizations, with unique geographical location , has large natural resources and labor power who need jobs because they suffer from poverty.
    Denmark, that I lived in and have full respect for, has opposite circumstances, a country without natural resources but its people have the highest living standard in the world, only developed by human resources development.