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Mrs. Leila Farah Mokaddem

Non-Executive Board Member 

Mrs. Leila El Mokaddem joined Banque du Caire as Non-Executive Board Member in March 2021.

She is Director-General Southern Africa of the African Development Bank (AfDB), responsible for 13 countries in the region and a Board member of the West African Development Bank and Alternate Board member at Afreximbank. 

Prior to that, Mrs. Mokaddem was the Country Manager and Resident Representative of the AfDB in Morocco and Egypt from 2014 to 2020.

She occupied the position of Regional Resident Representative in Dakar, Senegal, from 2011 to 2013.

Mrs. Mokaddem started at the AfDB in 2002 as Head of Financial Institutions, where she supported the financing and capacity building of financial institutions across Africa, including regional commercial banks and capital market development. She designed innovative financial solutions for Africa, including the African SME Guarantee Fund, AfDB trade finance Initiative, and the Women in the Business initiative.

Mrs. Mokaddem led the origination and management of multi-billion investment portfolios in 35 African countries, particularly in the infrastructure and financial services sectors.

Prior to AfDB, she was the long-term fiscal advisor to the IMF. She started her career at the Ministry of Economy of Tunisia, later becoming a Board Member of the West Africa Development Bank and Microfinance Advans Holding.

Mrs. Mokaddem has an MBA in Finance and International Trade.