After a prolonged battle with cancer, Ahmed Salama passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on June 4, 2022. He was 62 years old.
Salama was born in Cairo, Egypt, where he also attended Helwan University. Shortly after his graduation, he began his career at Oriental Weavers in a sales role for the local Egyptian market. At this time, Oriental Weavers was still in its infancy as a company that had only opened four years prior. However, the company's founder, Mohamed Farid Khamis, immediately recognized Salama's potential as a central part of Oriental Weavers' future growth and success.