Board of Directors

Mr. Hazem Badran


Hazem has more than 15 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 in Egypt since he joined in January 2013. Since then, CI Capital has won the "Best Investment Bank in Egypt" award by EMEA finance and Global Finance for two consecutive years, 2013-14. Prior to joining CI Capital Hazem had a nine-year career at EFG-Hermes, where he played a notable role as a senior executive in growing the EFG franchise into the largest investment bank in the MENA region. Hazem held numerous key positions at EFG Hermes including CEO of EFG Hermes for the Levant, and Managing Director for Investment Banking.
Hazem holds a BA in business administration from the Arab Academy for Science and Technology and has successfully attended the Investment Appraisal, Project Finance and Risk Analysis Program at the Harvard Institute for International Development.
Hazem sits on the board of Directors of CI Capital Holding, CorpLease, as well as Maridive Oil Services; a listed oil services group.

Mr. Mahmoud Attalla

CI Capital Group Chief Executive Officer, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors

Mahmoud began his career in banking in 1977, when he joined Arab African International Bank (AAIB), rising to become Deputy General Manager and Group Treasurer before leaving after a 20-year run to join HSBC Securities Egypt, where he was Managing Director. Mahmoud was later Vice Chairman of the General Authority for Investment and Free Zones (GAFI) from 2004 until June 2007. An elected member of the Board of Directors of the Egyptian Exchange (EGX), he is also Honorary Chairman of both the Cairo FOREX Association and the INTERARAB CAMBIST Association.

Mahmoud’s track record includes establishing and managing the first international dealing room in Egypt as well as the first international securities brokerage house in Egypt, which he led to become the third-ranked firm in the business. Throughout his career, he has participated in training initiatives at HSBC London, UBS London, JP Morgan, Marine Midland Bank London, Merrill Lynch London and Al-BAAB Bahrain. A lifelong supporter of Al-Ahly, Mahmoud is a passionate supporter of the privatization of Egyptian sports clubs. .

Mr. Tarek Tantawy

Board Member representing CI Capital

Tarek brings more than 17 years of financial and leadership experience to CI Capital team. During his career he has successfully led companies to sales growth, business expansion, operational efficiency, and significant profitability. Tarek brings the experience and expertise to meet these challenges through a proven record of operational leadership, strategy development, team building, financial management and relationship management.

Prior to joining CI Capital Tarek held several senior roles in leading Egyptian companies including CEO and Managing Director of Telecom Egypt, VP& CFO Telecom Egypt, CFO of IDJ-Beyti (a JV of Almarai & Pepsico), Vice President in the investment banking division of Sigma capital and Senior Consultant in the corporate finance division of FinRate Consulting. During his career, Tarek has led the execution of several landmark equity and debt transactions including the privatization of Telecom Egypt through an international IPO (c. US$ 900mn), acquisition of a 45% stake in Vodafone Egypt (c. US$ 1bn) in addition to raising more than 1.5 billion US$ though local and international markets through bond offerings and syndicated loans. Tarek was also responsible for managing a portfolio of investments in excess of EGP 15bn. He was also involved in several corporate restructuring and successful turn-around assignments of several companies in Egypt in the telecom, IT and FMCG sectors.

Tarek has served on several boards for publically listed and private companies including Telecom Egypt, Vodafone Egypt, IDJ-Beyti, TE Data and Technology Development Fund. Tarek Holds a BSc. In construction engineering from the American university in Cairo, an MBA from Edinburgh Business School in the UK and he is also a CFA charterholder. Tarek has also attended executive education programs in Kellogg Graduate School of Management in the USA and IESA Business School in Spain.

Mr. Aymeric de REYNIES

Board Member representing U.B.A.F.

Chief Executive Officer - Union de Banques Arabes Et Françaises (U.B.A.F.) - since July 2014.
General Manager - Credit Agricole CIB - Algeria from Feb 2012 to June 2014.
Deputy Treasurer - Banque Saudi Fransi – Saudi Arabia from 2008 to 2012.
Deputy General Manager - Credit Agricole CIB - Yemen from 2006 to 2008
Corporate Relationship Manager - Credit Agricole CIB – French Regions Division 2003 to 2006
Auditor - Credit Lyonnais – General Inspection 2002 to 2003
Unit Leader - Ministry of Defense from 1997 to 2001
Master Degree - HEC Paris

Mr. Hamed Hassouna

Board Member representing U.B.A.F.

Hamed Hassouna is the Chief Regional Director of Union De Banques Arabes Et Françaises U.B.A.F, the Middle East & Africa. Started his banking career with Chase National Bank [currently CIB] - Egypt, Arab African International Bank - London Branch & National Bank of Egypt - London Branch, during the period 1985-1988 [student contract].

During the period 1989-1997, worked for Misr International Bank "MIBANK" Treasury Dept., Financial Institutions & International Syndications till 1997. In September 1997 joined Credit Lyonnais Group [CALYON], as Head of Banks & Structured Finance.

In January 2003, appointed as the General Representative & Country Manager of Union De Banques Arabes Et Françaises U.B.A.F in Egypt and in 2007 became the Chief Regional Director responsible of UBAF activities in the Egypt, GCC countries, Yemen, Sudan & West Africa - to date; Founding board member of CorpLease [major leasing firm in Egypt], Chairperson of the Board Audit Committee and Co-Chairperson of the Board Credit Committee.

Born in 1967, Hamed Hassouna has Masters Degree in Banking & Finance from Maastricht School of Management - The Netherlands and is holder of credit, treasury & finance professional courses from major international financial institutions [ex. Chase Credit Course].

Mr. Tarek Azmy

Board Member

Tarek Azmy has broad-based domestic, regional and international banking and leasing experience extending over 30 years. Tarek was previously with Chase National Bank in Egypt. Since 1991 he was based in London with the NBK Group in Global Institutional Banking. In 1996 Mr. Azmy moved to the CIT Group and was a board member of CIT's subsidiary leasing companies in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Russia (based in London).
Tarek is one of the very few Egyptian leasing professionals who gained their leasing experience in the international markets. After returning to Egypt in 2000, Mr. Azmy was heavily involved in the planning, due diligence, private equity rounds, formation and start of business of CORPLEASE EGYPT. Tarek is a founding shareholder, board member and Managing Director of the company.