- Investment Leader of the Year
Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking at Pharos Holding for Financial Investments. Previously worked as Executive Director at HC Securities and Investment and Board Member at HC Brokerage. Over twelve years of experience in corporate finance and M&A across the MENA region. Led and participated in the origination and successful execution of over 20 transactions with over USD 1.2 Bn in value across a diverse array of sectors.
Independent Investment Committee Member for Sanad Fund ESF II; an impact investing MENA-focused fund providing equity financing to local partner institutions for on-lending to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), as well as fintech companies; fueling their growth. The fund was initiated by KfW Development Bank and managed by Finance in Motion.
Independent board member at Middle East Glass Manufacturing Company; the largest container glass manufacturer in the MENA region and the second largest in Africa.
Featured by Forbes Middle East as one of the Top 100 Power Businesswomen in the Middle East in 2020 and by Financial News London (a Dow Jones Company) as one of the Top 50 Women in Middle East Finance in 2019. MBA graduate of Edinburgh Business School of Heriot-Watt University.
About Pharos Holding
Pharos Holding is a full-service Investment Bank based in Cairo, Egypt, with a presence in Dubai as Pharos Gulf Limited regulated by the DFSA. The Group provides clients with Investment Banking, Asset Management, Securities Brokerage, Online Trading, Research, Book-keeping, and Non-Banking financial services. Founded in 2005 by the late Dr. Mohamed Taymour, a veteran of the financial services sector in Egypt, Pharos has grown to become one of the top five major investment banks in Egypt. The Group has shown a steady growth trajectory over the years, and an ability to adapt strategically to broader macroeconomic conditions, with steady leadership and a team of seasoned financial professionals.