Hannah is responsible for speakers and event programmes at Acuris. She oversees Debtwire's European restructuring, leveraged finance and direct lending conferences. Hannah leads content for Mergermarket's M&A events, including in leading conferences in Germany, Italy, Africa and the Middle East.
Lucy is responsible for sponsorship and business development at Acuris. She runs events both for Unquote’s private equity conferences and Mergermarket's M&A conferences in The Nordics, The Middle East and Ireland.
Tracy is responsible for audience acquisition at Unquote's European private equity conferences, Debtwire's fixed income forums and Mergermarket's M&A events in Benelux, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and UK.
Mohamed Aburawi joined HC in 2014, he has more than 16 years of experience in investment banking with extensive M&A and capital raising track record across a number of sectors. During his career, Mr. Aburawi executed M&A, capital raising, and divestitures transactions with an aggregated value exceeding USD1.5Bn serving some of the leading corporates, such as Hikma Pharmaceuticals, ASEC Cement, Emirates NBD, Al Marai, Marico, Turkcell, ITWorx, Middle East Glass among others.
Mohamed Aburawi holds a Masters of Science in International Securities & Investment Banking, University of Reading (International Securities Market Association Centre), UK
Abou Moussa is a Partner at Actis, the leading growth markets investor. He joined Actis in 2006, and he is currently responsible for originating, executing and managing investments mainly in the Financial Services sector across growth markets, with a focus on Africa and South and Southeast Asia.
Prior to Actis, he worked at EFG-Hermes Private Equity. Over his 19 years of experience in private equity, Abou Moussa has held a number of Non-Executive Director roles on various Board of Directors and Boards’ Committees including the Board of Directors of Emerging Markets Payments Holdings (EMPH) Mauritius, a leading payments company in Africa and the Middle East. He currently serves as a Director on the Boards of GHL Systems Berhard, a leading payment business in Southeast Asia that is listed on the Malaysian Burse and Upstream Systems S.A. (Luxemburg).
Other than the Actis portfolio companies, Abou Moussa sits on the Board of Egypt Ventures, that supports and seeds Egyptian startups, sits on the Board of Trustees of the CIB Foundation, a leading Egyptian non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing existing health services for underprivileged children in Egypt and is the Treasurer and sits on the Board of Directors of the British International School Society (BISC) in Cairo.
Abou Moussa holds an MBA from the University of Oxford and a BA in business and finance from the American University in Cairo and is a CFA Charter holder.
Amr Omran is a seasoned banker with over 16 years' experience.Currently, Amr works as a Director in LimeVest Partners and is responsible for deal sourcing, investment evaluation, origination, operational oversight of portfolio companies, and exit strategies with a focus on SME market mapping.
Amr was previously a Principal Banker with EBRD in Egypt covering the SME sector. While at EBRD, he developed the SME sector strategy in Egypt, sourced and led EBRD’s first SME debt transaction, and managed to originate several other transactions.
Prior to joining EBRD, Mr. Omran held posts at OEA Capital (a Libya-focused private equity firm), HSBC’s UK Global Banking and Markets (Mergers & Acquisitions Division), USA ID.
Mr. Omran received his MSc in Banking and Finance from the University of Leeds School of Business and his BA in Accounting from the American University in Cairo.
Mohamed Gabr is a Partner and the Head of Corporate Commercial practice in Egypt.
Mohamed has extensive experience in M&A and capital markets transactions. He has advised various local and international clients on transaction documents, deal negotiations and due diligence in the context of mergers and acquisitions involving public and private companies.
Ashraf El Khatib is the Chief Investment Officer – Private Equity at Ekuity Holding, the KIA Investment arm in Egypt. Ashraf is responsible for direct and indirect investments. Before joining Ekuity, Ashraf orchestrated the built up of a leading modern micro-finance institution in Egypt (Tamweely), in addition to building a venture capital fund with focus on media. In addition, Ashraf worked on 30+ transactions across the deal continuum in MEA.
Ashraf is a board member at CFA Egypt with an active role with CFA Institute leadership team and network. He was the recipient of the CFA Institute Global Most Innovative Initiative in 2011 award and a recipient of the Best EMEA Talk award at the 2017 CFA Institute Society Leadership Conference. Apart from that, Mr. El Khatib founded a startup and has had leadership roles in the startup and innovation space with IE Business School, PwC, CFA Institute, and the World Bank. Ashraf earned an MBA from IE Business School in Madrid and holds a CFA Charterholder and CPA designation.
Tariq Baareh is an Executive Director with Affirma Capital, based in Dubai. He is responsible for leading the origination, execution and portfolio management of private equity investments in the MENA region. Tariq has played leading roles in most of Affirma Capital MENA investments, serves on the Board of Directors of the regional portfolio companies and recently has been very active in leading Affirma Capital’s investment efforts in Egypt.
Tariq has 16 years of experience in private equity, mergers and acquisitions, and management consulting across a wide range of industries in the USA and MENA markets. Prior to Affirma Capital, Tariq was an Executive Director at Standard Chartered Private Equity, where he joined in 2010. Tariq was also part of the M&A team in Standard Chartered Bank, in 2009, where he supported various mergers and acquisitions transactions from sourcing to execution.
Tariq began his career in New York with Liberty Mutual, where he led consulting projects focused on operational / strategy optimization and value enhancement.
Tariq holds an MBA, finance concentration, from the University of Oxford and a BS in Industrial Engineering (first in graduating class) from Texas A&M University.
Mr. Mohamed Mohieldin is the Vice Chairman of The Egyptian Private Equities Association (EPEA). He has more than 19 years of experience in the fields of Private Equities, Investment Banking as well as financing and restructuring SMEs. The gentleman worked for several years in Commercial International Bank’s (CIB) Investment Department, then moved to its investment Banking arm CI Capital as a vice president. At CI Capital he was responsible for its SMEs Nilex file as well as the IPO of The Insurance Holding Company (IHC).
Later, moving as the Investment Director of Misr Asset Management, the Investment Banking arm of IHC, while handling the restructuring of the Holding company’s private equities portfolio as well as the holding company’s IPO file. Later joining Mubadara Capital as its managing director; to specialize in raising funds and restructuring SMEs.
Since mid-2012 and till present time, Mr. Mohieldin had been the Investment Director of “Misr El Kheir Foundation”, with the goal to apply its “Impact Investing” strategy through managing its investments, thus achieving financial sustainability while creating a social impact all over the nation.
The gentleman as well had played a significant role in the development of SMEs, being previously the head of Egyptian Junior Business Association’s (EJB) Finance and Banking committee, while leading the team that issued the first SMEs Access to Finance Guide in Egypt. Currently he sits on the board of EJB, while being the head of its steering committee as well.
Ms Farrag is a Senior Vice President in the Investment Team at Helios Investment Partners. She spent over 10 years in the financial sector in Egypt and the UK. Ms Farrag joined Helios in January 2017 from the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs in London, and she began her career in the Private Equity Division at EFG Hermes in Egypt. Ms Farrag holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Business Administration from The American University in Cairo.
“Ahmed Dessouky is the Head of Private Equity and Managing Director at HC Securities & Investment.
Ahmed worked in private equity with Lone Star Funds and Silverpeak Partners in Chicago and New York, respectively. While at Silverpeak, he worked on the buyout of InterPark with a consortium of investors including TIAA Private Investments and Antarctica Capital. Prior to that, he was an investment banker with Deutsche Bank in New York covering companies in the real estate, hospitality, and leisure sectors. Ahmed’s coverage also included both traded and non-traded equity and mortgage REITs across various sector silos (i.e. office, retail, multifamily, industrial, hospitality, and data storage). He has executed multiple equity and debt offerings for various companies, such as La Quinta Inns & Suites and MGM Resorts. Some of his M&A engagements include acting as a buy side advisor for Scientific Games on their acquisition of Bally Technologies and serving as a defense advisor for Macerich on the unsolicited acquisition bids received from Simon Property Group.
Ahmed began his career with Deutsche Bank in New York working on project finance engagements in the energy and infrastructure sectors. He has financed the construction of multiple midstream assets for MLPs, such as Kinder Morgan and Energy Transfer Partners.
Mr. Dessouky earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce and a MBA with Distinction from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.”
Prior to co-founding Sawari Ventures, Hany Al-Sonbaty was a Partner and Member of the Investment Committee at EFG-Hermes Private Equity (EHPE), a leading private equity house in the Middle East. During his twelve year career there , he served as the Head of the TMT investment sector, managing a TMT portfolio of $200 million across four funds. He also founded Ideavelopers, EHPE’s dedicated venture capital arm pioneering the introduction of institutional venture capital in MENA and launching the Technology Development Funds (TDF I & II); one of the region’s first serial TMT-focused venture capital funds.
Seha is building an integrated healthcare platform in Egypt with the vision of transforming healthcare services in the country. It has invested in diagnostics, specialty centers and hospitals. Currently focusing on building a hospital platform for the mid income segment across the main medical hubs in Egypt.
ARV is a start up global fund investing in endeavor companies globally with focus on series A and sector agnostic.
Azab is active in the entrepreneurship ecosystem, where he sits on a number of investment committees and boards. He is a serial entrepreneur and an angel investor in both Egypt and the US. He is an endeavor entrepreneur and board member at Endeavor Egypt.
He started his career as a banker at ABN AMRO and Citigroup, where he has worked in private and investment banking in the Middle East and Europe.
Azab obtained both his BA & MBA in Investment Management from Washington State University and Owners President Management program at the Harvard Business School. He is a Harvard Alumni and a visiting guest speaker for Seha Capital HBS case.