Speakers


Mr. Mahmoud Attalla
Chairman and Group CEO
CI Capital
Egypt


Mahmoud Attalla is CI Capital’s Chairman and Group Chief Executive Officer since joining the firm in mid-2011, Attalla’s leadership efforts along with CI Capital team have been instrumental in transforming the franchise into a full-fledged financial services group serving the expansion of both arms, the investment bank and the non-banking financial services platform.

Attalla and the team built transformational achievements that include placing CI Capital’s Investment Banking arm as the #1 ranked advisor in Egypt in addition to being recognized as the “Best Investment Bank in Egypt” by EMEA Finance for four years running from 2013-2016. Their efforts backed the Securities Brokerage business to become one of the leading brokerage franchises in Egypt as well as growing our Research coverage capacity across 6 markets in the MENA region, equivalent to 34% of the respective markets’ market cap. In addition, CI Capital’s Asset management business has also grown significantly to be one of Egypt’s largest asset managers and the team has constantly outperformed their
peers in terms of returns and ranking. In 2016, Attalla spearheaded the inorganic growth of the franchise to include its non-banking financial services platform by acquiring a majority stake in Corplease, Egypt’s leading financial leasing company.

Before joining CI Capital, Attalla had a long and successful banking career that goes back to 1977, where he spent 20 years in Arab African International Bank (AAIB), rising to become Deputy General Manager and Group Treasurer. His track record includes establishing and managing the first international dealing room at AAIB. He then joined as Managing Director at HSBC Investment Banking where he launched the first international securities brokerage house in Egypt, which he led to become the third-ranked firm in
the business.

Attalla was later Vice Chairman of the General Authority for Investment and Free Zones (GAFI) from 2004 until 2007. At GAFI, he was responsible to promote Egypt as an investment hub which in turn witnessed a high growth rate of FDI during that period.

Attalla was an elected member of the Board of Directors of the Egyptian Exchange (EGX), he is also Honorary Chairman and founder of the Cairo FOREX Association and Honorary Chairman of the INTERARAB CAMBIST Association. Throughout his career, he has participated in training initiatives atHSBC London, UBS London, JP Morgan, Marine Midland Bank London, Merrill Lynch London.


 

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