The Euromoney Egypt Conference 2017


H.E. Mr Amr El Garhy

Minister of Finance

Arab Republic of Egypt

Mr Amr El Garhy started his career back in 1981 at Chase National Bank, which was transformed into CIB in 1986. He then worked at CIB for 10 years from 1986 until 2006. In 2006 he was selected as part of the team mandated to establish and manage the Commercial

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H.E. Mr Tarek Kabil

Minister of Trade and Industry

Arab Republic of Egypt

H.E. Mr Tarek Kabil is currently the minister of trade and industry in Egypt. Previously he was partner at Abraaj Group and head of the performance acceleration group for MENA, Turkey and Central Asia, where he lead performance improvement for more than 40 companies.

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James Harmon


Egyptian-American Enterprise Fund (EAEF)

James Harmon is chairman and chief investment officer of Caravel Management LLC, the investment manager of the Caravel Fund (International) Ltd., an emerging and frontier markets fund that was launched in 2004. In 2004, Mr Harmon was elected chairman of the board of the World Resources Institute (WRI),

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Khalid Elgibali

Division President, Middle East and North Africa


Khalid Elgibali is division president – Middle East and North Africa at Mastercard. Based in Dubai, Khalid is responsible for leading the company’s evolving Middle East and North Africa network, to drive business growth, execute emerging technology payment opportunities and deepen business alliances with key partners and stakeholders.

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Ismail Douiri

Co-Chief Executive Officer

Attijarawafa Bank

Ismail Douiri is general manager of Attijariwafa bank, a regional financial institution based in Casablanca Morocco and serving 8.4 million clients in 24 countries in North, West and Central Africa, as well as Western Europe.

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Hazem Badran

Co-Chief Executive Officer

CI Capital Group

Hazem Badran has more than 16 years of experience in corporate finance and investment banking in the MENA region. Hazem has played a significant role in turning around CI Capital to be the premium investment bank and financial services group in Egypt since he joined in January 2013.

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Mouayed Makhlouf

Director, Middle East and North Africa

International Finance Corporation

Mr Mouayed Makhlouf is the director of the Middle East and North Africa region for the International Finance Corporation (IFC). He is responsible for the institution's investments and advisory programs from Morocco to Pakistan.

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Benedict Oramah


African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank)

Benedict Oramah assumed the position of president and chairman of the African Export – Import Bank (Afreximbank) in September 2015.  Before his current role, he was the executive vice president responsible for business development and corporate banking, supervising the business development functions, namely: trade finance, project and export development finance, syndications and

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Amr Abou Freikha


Engineering Export Council of Egypt

Eng. Amr Abou Freikha is chairman of the Engineering Export Council of Egypt. He holds a BSc degree in mechanical engineering from Cairo University in 1995.

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Ahmed Badr

Senior Executive Officer, Middle East and North Africa

Renaissance Capital

Ahmed Badr leads the firm’s MENA business and oversees growth strategy in the region. Mr Badr joined Renaissance Capital from Credit Suisse, where he headed the MENA equities franchise in Dubai and Riyadh (one of the most successful equity franchises in the Middle East).

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Ahmed Badreldin

Partner, Head of Middle East and North Africa

The Abraaj Group

Ahmed Badreldin is a partner at The Abraaj Group, and is responsible for and oversees The Abraaj Group’s investments in the Middle East and North Africa.

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Mahmoud Bahaa

Country Treasurer and Head of Markets

Attijariwafa Bank

Mahmoud Bahaa has more than 18 years of progressive experience in Treasury and Markets working for local as well as multinational banks.

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Richard Banks

Consulting Editor

Euromoney Conferences

Richard Banks is consulting editor for Euromoney Conferences in the MENA region and in other emerging markets. He is responsible for setting conference agendas, liaising with Euromoney’s network of high-level government and private sector partners as well as chairing many of the conferences personally.

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Victoria Behn

Director, Middle East and Africa

Euromoney Conferences

Victoria has worked at Euromoney for over 13 years where she is director of Euromoney Conferences’ Middle East and Africa business. Euromoney has run major financial events in the MEA region for 22 years.

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Nathalie Climence

Head of Corporate Financing, EU Neighbouring Region

European Investment Bank (EIB)

Nathalie Climence is the head of corporate financing for the EU neighbouring region at the European Investment Bank.

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Charlie Corbett

Editorial Director

Euromoney Conferences

Charlie Corbett has worked as a senior financial journalist and editor for a broad range of international newspapers and magazines.

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Andis Costopoulos

Managing Director, Markets and Securities, Middle East, Egypt and Pakistan


Andis Costopoulos is a managing director at Citi, and is responsible for Citi's markets and securities business in the Middle East, Egypt & Pakistan.

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John Davis

Chief Executive Officer, Middle East and North Africa

Colliers International

John Davis, a British national, has over 30 years of property related experience and joined Colliers International in 1994 from one of South Africa's leading financial institutions as general manager - finance for the company's property management division.

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Ahmed El Alfi


Sawari Ventures

Ahmed El Alfi is the founder and chairman of GrEEK Campus, and Sawari Ventures. Named ‘one of the most creative people in the world’ by Fast Company, Alfi has been an early/growth stage investor for the past 30 years.

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Khaled El Mekati


Egyptian Exports Association

Khaled El Mekati is an electrical engineer who graduated from Cairo University in 1986. His goal in his early career was mainly to have the most recognized trading company specialized in building material and in finishing contracting works.

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Sherine El Shorbagi

Chief Executive Officer

Export Development Authority (EDA)

Sherine El Shorbagi has 20 years of experience in management, policy and programme development, foreign cooperation, business advisory services and sustainability practices. Sherine has gained a diversified portfolio in networking and exposure to industrial operating businesses, regulatory authority, and extended stakeholders.

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Sherif Elkholy

Partner, Co-Head of Middle East and North Africa


Sherif Elkholy is a partner and co-head of Middle East and North Africa at Actis. He joined the firm in 2004. He has since led and executed investments in several sectors and countries. Before joining Actis, he worked at HSBC and with EFG-Hermes in private equity.

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Hala Fadel

Co-Founder / Chairwoman

Leap Ventures / MIT Enterprise Forum, Pan Arab Region

Hala is a co-founder of Leap ventures, a venture capital firm focusing on global technology companies. She has 20 years of experience in finance and entrepreneurship as a portfolio manager for 12 years in European equities at Comgest, a EUR 20bn growth equity fund focused on investing in growth companies.

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Ashraf Ghazaly

Chief Executive, Managing Director

NI Capital

Ashraf Ghazaly is the chief executive officer and managing director of NI Capital, the investment banking arm of the National Investment Bank of Egypt. Through NI Capital, Mr Ghazaly plays an innovative role in proactively bridging the gap between the public and private institutions through a robust restructuring approach of public

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Hassan Hussein

Chairman and Managing Director

El Taamir Mortgage Finance Co – Aloula

Hassan Hussein is a senior financial expert in starting up, turning around and managing financial institutions, in particular commercial, investment banking and mortgage finance in the Middle East, the Gulf, Egypt and Europe.

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Leila Mokaddem

Country Manager - Egypt

African Development Bank

Leila Mokaddem has been the country manager of the African Development Bank (AfDB) in Egypt since 2014. Before Egypt, she occupied the positions of regional resident representative in Dakar, Senegal, and head of financial institutions where she designed innovative financial solutions.

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Mohamed Shelbaya

Senior Vice President and General Manager, Egypt and Jordan Commercial Unit


Mohamed Shelbaya is the senior vice president and general manager of Egypt and Jordan Commercial Unit at PepsiCo. He is a PepsiCo veteran with over 22 years of experience across Middle East and North Africa’s business models and markets.

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Magued Sherif

Managing Director


Magued Sherif is SODIC’s managing director. He was appointed in October 2015.  Sherif has almost 30 years of professional experience, including several leadership positions with prominent companies in the industry.

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Ameer Sherif

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer


Ameer Sherif is co-founder and chief executive officer of BasharSoft, the startup most known for WUZZUF, Egypt’s number one online recruitment platform, and also, the country's leading online blue-collar recruiting platform.

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Hesham Shoukri

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Rooya Group

Hesham Shoukri is the chairman and chief executive officer of Rooya group for real estate investment. Hesham received a bachelor of architecture from Ain Shams University in 1983.

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Mohamad Talaat


Helmy, Hamza & Partners

Mohamad Talaat is the managing partner of Helmy, Hamza & Partners, a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International. Mr Talaat commenced his career as counsellor at the Egyptian Council of State where he worked from July 1979 to January 1985.

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Mohamed Yehia

Independent Non-Executive Board Member and Head of Audit Committee

Obour Land for Food Industries (OLFI)

Mohamed Yehia has more than 45 years of professional experience in the field of public accounting and consulting gained with a diversified roster of local and international companies, local and foreign banks and financial institutions both inside and outside Egypt, through his work in KPMG Hazem Hassan firm.

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