Mahmoud Galal graduated from the Arab Academy for Science and Technology with a BSc degree in Electrical Engineering. He officially founded Dayra as a joint venture in 2012. After working in the development sector in the fields of environmental studies and solid waste management for over 3 years the idea for Dayra was conceived. In 2010 Dayra was funded and incubated for development at Nahdet El Mahrousa. Galal was also employed at the Ministry of Electricity and Power in Egypt and provided technical consultations for international organizations such as GIZ.