There are a number of ways to vertically map corporate influence in Egypt and the mission to subjugate national sovereignty under neoliberal reforms.
For example, follow the connections between neoliberal think tanks in the US with their sources of funding. After identifying their financiers, you can then research their connections both to multinational corporations, as well as to any enterprises or initiatives inside Egypt.
Make the links to the private sector, and then follow the ownership chains up to the shareholders. Cross-reference the shareholders’ investment portfolios to begin to map all the interests though which you can potentially pressure them.
To explain a little further…
The top 5 most influential think tanks in the US also all happen to be neoliberal. They are:
1. Brookings Institution
2. Council on Foreign Relations
3. the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
4. the Center for Strategic and International Studies
5. RAND Corp
One of the major sources of funding for each of these is the Ford Foundation, which was one of the major players in the South American neoliberal disaster, and closely linked to Pinochet’s rule. The Foundation does not accept contributions; it makes its money through investments. Therefore the Foundation funds NGOs and program, with a clear goal of maximizing return on their investment portfolio.
While it is difficult to know exactly what their investments are, we do know that their board is comprised of people from Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan-Chase, and other financial institutions, so it is reasonable to deduce that these are their main investing brokers, and these own shares in a broad range of companies across Egypt.
It is also worth noting that the Ford Foundation has an office in Cairo and is active in funding NGOs in the country.