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Mr. Wael Ziada

Non-Executive Board Member  

Mr. Wael Ziada was appointed as a Non-Executive Board Member on 26 September 2017.

Mr. Ziada has over two decades of experience in money markets in the Middle East and is the Founder of Zilla Capital, a regional investment bank and one of Egypt’s largest private investment advisors.

Mr Ziada was the Executive Chairman of Zilla Capital till Mid 2023 when he was appointed as a Minister Assistant For Investments and Economic Affairs for the Minister of Planning and Economic Development.

Prior to that, Mr. Ziada was the Executive Chairman and CEO of EFG Hermes Finance and a member of the Executive Committee of EFG Hermes Holding. He was responsible for the vision and the executive plan for EFG Hermes to venture into the field of non-bank financial activity which is now the among the fastest growing lines of business for the group.

He was also head of EFG Hermes’ award-winning and internationally recognized research division from 2008 to 2014.Under his leadership, the department underwent a significant turnaround that witnessed its coverage expanding to more than 12 countries with output expanding threefold and its services offered over digital platforms.

Mr. Ziada holds a BA in Economics from the American University in Cairo.