The Legend of Zoho "Mostaf Wanas"

In the early 90s where the world was just expiring the computer industry edge, in the heart of Egypt, a young boy named Mostafa Wanas was captivated by the magic of technology.

With bright eyes and a curious spirit, he would spend hours exploring the depths of his family's old computer, fascinated by the endless possibilities that programming appeared to offer. At just 10, while other children were chasing soccer balls, Mostafa was chasing dreams through lines of code

Mostafa Wanas

A Passionate Start

Mostafa's passion for technology knew no bounds. It was this relentless curiosity that led him to pursue a degree in Computer Science, a journey he completed at the remarkable age of 20. 
As he immersed himself in the world of programming, his vision began to take shape a vision where technology and creativity would merge to create solutions that would change the world. 
Mostafa Wanas

The Mobinil Years polishing the Diamond 

After graduating, Mostafa joined Mobinil (now Orange), a leading telecommunications company in Egypt. Here, he quickly earned a reputation for his ingenuity and dedication. He was known to tackle challenges head-on, turning problems into opportunities. From 2005 to 2010, he won several awards of excellence, all the while refining his expertise and gaining a deep understanding of the tech industry's inner workings.

The Entrepreneurial Spirit Awakens 

But a traditional 9-to-5 job was never going to be sufficient for Mostafa. He craved the freedom to innovate and the ability to chase his dreams without limits. In 2010, he took a bold leap of faith, leaving his secure job to start his entrepreneurial journey. With an insatiable thirst for knowledge, he also studied Mechanical Engineering, aiming to excel in robotics. 

Mostafa became one of the first to manufacture CNC machines in Egypt, combining his technical prowess with an artistic sensibility. He even opened an art carpentry factory using CNC machines, giving life to his vision of merging art and technology. It was a unique venture that set the tone for his innovative spirit.

Mostafa Wanas

Global Experience and Innovation

In 2015, Mostafa moved to Saudi Arabia, where his fabrication expertise was sought after for various architectural projects. But his ambitions were global. In 2018, he relocated to the UAE, already owning a digital transformation company. His relentless drive and pioneering mindset culminated in the founding of Wanas Apps in 2020

Mostafa Wanas

The Legend of Zoho Sparking a Revolution in MENA

Mostafa's true calling, however, emerged through his work with Zoho. He had a knack for seeing possibilities others could not, always pushing the boundaries of what could be achieved. 

His contributions to the Zoho ecosystem were ground-breaking, earning him the title "Legend of Zoho."

Some of his pioneering achievements include:

First Payroll System in Egypt using Zoho People

Mostafa developed the first comprehensive payroll system for Egypt using Zoho People, a solution widely adopted by companies across the nation.

Integration with the Egyptian Tax Authority

He was the first to integrate the Egyptian Tax Authority with Zoho Books, simplifying and automating tax processes for businesses. 

Innovative Integrations

○ WhatsApp with Zoho: Integrated WhatsApp with Zoho before it became a built-in feature.

○ OpenAI with Zoho: Integrated OpenAI with Zoho before its official integration with Zoho Zia.

But Mostafa's impact extended far beyond his direct contributions. He became a beacon of knowledge for the entire Zoho community in Egypt. 

Many partners and freelancers who now thrive in the market owe their success to the training and mentorship they received from Mostafa. 

He shared his insights generously, guiding others to understand the intricacies of Zoho's ecosystem. 

Through countless mentoring sessions, he empowered freelancers and companies to build successful businesses. This ripple effect has made Zoho one of the most dynamic markets in Egypt, all thanks to Mostafa's vision and willingness to share his expertise.

A Global Presence

Today, Wanas Apps has offices in Egypt, Dubai, and Muscat. The company's subscription-based development model, where clients submit requirements for a fixed monthly fee, has democratized access to high-quality software services. Mostafa continues to lead the company, combining technical excellence with customer-focused innovation.

Beyond Business: 
The Mentor and Dream Chaser

Beyond the world of software, Mostafa is passionate about inspiring others. He believes in giving back and regularly engages in mentoring sessions, offering advice and insights to young developers. His dedication to nurturing future tech leaders speaks volumes about his character and commitment to the industry's growth. 

The Dream Lives On

Mostafa Wanas embodies the spirit of innovation, leadership, and passion. His journey from a tech enthusiast to the "Legend of Zoho" is a testament to the power of dreams, determination, and unwavering vision. He has not only transformed the software development landscape but has also kindled a spark in countless others, proving that when you chase dreams with tenacity and ingenuity, the possibilities are truly limitless

As Mostafa continues to lead Wanas Apps toward new horizons, his legacy of innovation and mentorship will undoubtedly shape the tech landscape for years to come, inspiring a new generation of dream chasers

Marwa Elbadawi

CEO Assistant | Wanas Apps

Executive Assistant to the CEO at Wanas Apps, has 8+ years in admin support across travel, tech, and trading.
Skilled in scheduling, events, and stakeholder liaison, she's proficient in tech tools and holds a BFA and certifications in digital marketing and data analysis.