Wael Ghonim Missing in Egypt: Google Marketing Exec Missing in Egypt

Wael Ghonim is a Google marketing exec. He was in Cairo, and tweeting about the protests when all communication from him went dark. He spoke with his wife and brother on Friday, and then disappeared sometime over the weekend.

Wael Ghonim

On January 27th, Wael tweeted a request for prayer for Egypt.

Concern is growing at Google’s Mountain View, Calif., headquarters. The company on Tuesday put out the following statement about Ghonim, a prominent technology entrepreneur and Google marketing executive trying to help his country create jobs and a brighter future for youth…

The safety of our employees is very important to Google, so if anyone has any information please call the following U.K. number: 44 20 7031 3008.”

Mr. Ghonim is a native of Cairo and was in the country for a conference. Updates today in this article say his friends fear he may have been arrested. There are photos of a man being detained by police, at first thought to be Ghonim, but apparently not.

The report says “hundreds” have gone missing during the protests, but “none as high-profile as Wael Ghonim.

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