Google Seeks Help in Search for Exec Missing in Egypt

Wednesday Feb 2nd 2011 by Staff

Wael Ghonim hasn't contacted friends or family since Thursday.

Wired: According to Google, Wael Ghonim, the company's head of marketing for Middle East and North Africa, has gone missing in Egypt during the recent civil unrest. Friends and family have not heard from the executive since Thursday night, when he tweeted, “Pray for Egypt. Very worried as it seems that government is planning a war crime tomorrow against people. We are all ready to die.”

“We can confirm that a Googler, Wael Ghonim, is missing in Egypt. He has not been seen since late Thursday evening in central Cairo," said a Google spokesperson. “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.”

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