Hesham Gohar was appointed as Chairman of Taaleem’s BoD in 2019. He also serves as Group Chief Executive Officer at CI Capital and has held several positions at the organization since he joined in 2012.
Gohar is a graduate of the American University in Cairo with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and has completed an executive education program in investment and capital management at Harvard University. Gohar enjoys over 22 years of experience in marketing, IPO coverage and direct investment in the Middle East and North Africa. Gohar led the transformation of CI Capital’s financial advisory services franchise, making it into Egypt’s top-ranked advisor and leading to several awards, including the designation as Egypt’s Best Investment Bank by EMEA Finance for four consecutive years (2013-2016). During this period, he oversaw the completion of 28 investment banking deals valued at more than EGP 75 billion. Gohar has also held several senior leadership positions throughout his career, including, Executive Director of Promotion and IPO coverage at Beltone Financial, Head of Principal Investments at Shuaa Capital in Dubai, where he managed an investment portfolio worth USD 400 million, Head of Principal Investments at Dubai Group – the global investment arm of Dubai Holding – where he managed a multi-sector, multi-asset portfolio in global emerging markets, member of the investment committee of the Dubai government endowment fund, and BoD positions at several companies in the region. Additionally, he has experience as a banker in the regional investment bank Swicorp where he worked on several financial advisory deals for regional and international institutions, and at family offices handling mergers and acquisitions as well as debt and equity financing transactions in Cairo and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Non-Executive Vice Chairman
Ahmed Badreldin was appointed as Taaleem’s Vice Chairman in 2021, representing Thebes CV. He holds the position of Managing Partner at RMBV and is the Chairman of the BoD at Cleopatra Hospitals Group.
Badreldin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the American University in Cairo and an MBA from Cranfield School of Management in the United Kingdom. He has over 20 years of experience in private equity and investment banking as well as vast experience in portfolio management and exit transactions for private equity investments in North Africa. Previously Badreldin was Partner and Head of the Middle East and North Africa private equity group at Abraaj Group in Dubai, where he focused on investing in, growing and exiting some of the region’s largest businesses. Badreldin was also a senior member of the finance team at Barclays Capital and the investment banking division of Barclays plc in London, where he completed several financing transactions and joint equity investments. Badreldin started his career with Baker Hughes, where he provided engineering services to the oil and gas exploration sector in a number of countries in the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
Mohamed El Rashidi
Executive Member - Managing Director
Mohamed El Rashidi
Mohamed El Rashidi was appointed Managing Director of Taaleem in 2021. El Rashidi had previously served as Taaleem’s Chairman (2015-2019) and as a Non-Executive Member of Taaleem’s Board (2019-2021).
El Rashidi earned a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Cairo University in 1985 and has over 30 years of experience in the industrial sector and investments. Prior to joining Taaleem’s BoD, El Rashidi was Chairman of the BoD at Gozour Holdings, a regional integrated multi-category company for agricultural goods, dairy products and dry consumer foods. El Rashidi previously led the Rashidi Al Mizan joint venture with Bestfoods International (Knorr, Mazola, Skips), later executing a management acquisition jointly with CDC (Actis), which acquired the business from Unilever. In addition, El Rashidi was a member of the Board of Directors of Spinney’s International, where he supported the management in carrying-out a full operational restructuring of the Egyptian division. He led the turnaround of Al Borg Labs as well, in preparation for its merger with Almokhtabar Labs, leading to the establishment of the combined entity, Integrated Diagnostics Holdings (IDH). His track record also includes Playing an integral role in the development of La Poire Group in Egypt, including La Poire Patisserie, La Poire Café, On the Run, and Beanos Café, in addition to his vital contribution in spearheading the transformation of popular Egyptian food and beverage chains, The Bakery Shop (TBS) and Cilantro café. El Rashidi has held active roles in many professional associations and organizations. He is a member of the Board of the Executive Committee of the Food Chamber/Chamber of Egyptian Industry, a founding member of the Egyptian Junior Business Association, and a member of the Industrial Modernization Centre.
Mahmoud Attalla has been a member of Taaleem’s BoD since 2019. He is also currently Chairman and Managing Director at CI Capital.
Prior to joining CI Capital in mid-2011, Attalla was Managing Director at HSBC Securities in Egypt, Vice Chairman of the General Authority for Investment and Free Zones for four years, an elected Board member at the Egyptian Stock Exchange, Honorary Chairman of the Inter-Arab CAMBIST Association in Cairo and the Arab Federation of Capital Markets (ICA). His track record includes establishing and managing the first international dealing room at the Arab African International Bank (AAIB), as well as launching the first international securities brokerage house at the bank. Attalla began his career in 1977 at AAIB, where he spent 20 years and became Deputy General Manager and Group Head of Treasury.
Hazem Badran has been a member of Taaleem’s BoD since 2019. He is also currently Group co-CEO and Managing Director at Palm Hills Developments.
Badran holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Arab Academy for Science and Technology and has completed courses in investment assessment, project finance, and risk analysis at Harvard University. He has over 22 years of experience in corporate finance, investment banking and non-banking financial services in the MENA region. Badran was previously Chairman at CorpLease in the United Arab Emirates and CEO at CI Capital Group, where he played a vital role in the restructuring of CI Capital and its transformation into a leading diversified financial service provider. His achievements include the development of CI Capital’s promotion, underwriting, brokerage, research, and asset management businesses. He also led the creation of a non-banking financial services platform during the acquisition of a majority stake in CorpLease, a financial leasing company, and Reefy, a microfinance institution. Badran was previously CEO at EFG Hermes, the leading investment bank in frontier markets, where he played a notable role in growing the franchise into the largest in the MENA region. Over his nine-year tenure with EFG Hermes, he held numerous key positions, including CEO for Syria and Lebanon and Managing Director for Investment Banking. Additionally, he has chaired the Investment Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt.
Tarek Tantawy has been a Member of Taaleem’s BoD since 2019. He is also currently Group co-CEO and Managing Director at Palm Hills Developments.
Tantawy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Engineering from the American University in Cairo, an MBA from Heriot Watt University in the United Kingdom and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder. He attended executive education programs in Kellogg Graduate School of Management in the United States and IESA Business School in Spain. He has over 23 years of experience in management and the financial sector. Tantawy previously held positions on Boards of Directors of publicly listed and private companies, including CI Capital, Beyti and Telecom Egypt. Tantawy held several senior positions in his career, providing him with abundant experience in investment and management. The positions he held include Managing Director and co-CEO at CI Capital where he worked on the development and expansion of the Group’s non-banking financial services platform through acquiring a majority stake in CorpLease, a financial leasing company, and Reefy, a microfinance institution. During his career at CI Capital, he improved the efficiency of operational processes and support services, which reduced expenses and increased profits. Tantawy successfully completed many mergers and acquisitions as well as mergers and acquisitions financing. He held several senior roles including CFO at Beyti, CEO, Managing Director and CFO at Telecom Egypt, Vice President of the Investment Banking division at Sigma Capital, and Senior Consultant in the Corporate Finance division at FinRate Consulting. During his career, Tantawy successfully completed several deals as well as stock and bond offerings. These include Telecom Egypt’s IPO through an international offering raising approximately USD 900 million, the acquisition of a 45% stake in Vodafone Egypt (worth approximately USD 1 billion), managing over USD 1.5 billion in financing through bond offering and syndicated loans in local and international markets, and managing an investment portfolio worth over EGP 15 billion. Furthermore, he worked on restructuring a number of companies in Egypt operating in the communications, information technology, as well as food and beverage industries.
Youssef Haidar has been a member of Taaleem’s BoD since 2019. Haidar’s career spans over 24 years in private equity, principal investing, and advisory services in the MENA and European regions. He acted as lead investor and supported the regional growth of 8 leading international healthcare companies and realized multiple high-profile exits in the healthcare and education fields.
Haidar founded StonePine Capital Partners in 2016 and subsequently co-founded Nexus Gulf Healthcare (an ever-green healthcare-focused investment company). He continues to lead both organizations today. Prior positions include Managing Director at TVM Capital Healthcare Partners and Unifund Capital. He started his career at PwC in 1999. Haidar has also occupied various board positions in the portfolio companies he has invested in, such as Nexus Gulf, Al Takhasoosi Alliance, Nerhadou Pharmaceuticals, Cerba Nexus Gulf, ProVita International Medical Center, Cambridge Medical and Rehabilitation, Manzil Healthcare Services, Bourn Hall International, and Ameco Medical Industries.
Haidar earned a Master’s degree in Finance and Accounting in 1999 from Kingston University in the United Kingdom. He also has a Certified Public Accountant license from the New Hampshire CPA Society in the United States.
Samia Elbaroudy has been a member of Taaleem’s BoD since 2021, representing Thebes CV. She has also been a member of the Board at Cleopatra Hospitals Group since 2018, where she represents Care Health Ltd. Elbaroudy is a private equity expert at RMBV.
Elbaroudy holds a Master’s degree in Management Science and Engineering and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, both from Stanford University in the United Kingdom. Elbaroudy has acquired vast experience in the field of investments through her previous roles as an Assistant Director at Abraaj Group, consultant at Booz & Co., Analyst at Aimco and Economics Research Assistant at Stanford University.
Omar Imam has been a member of Taaleem’s BoD since 2021, representing Thebes CV. He is also the Director and Chief Environmental, Social and Governance Officer for North Africa at RMBV.
Elimam holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the American University in Cairo and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in the United States. He has over 12 years of experience in the field of direct investment. Elimam has gained great experience in the field of education, encompassing strategy, value creation, and inclusion initiatives, through his work in the education sector. Elimam was previously an associate at Abraaj Group in the Emirates and began his career at Qalaa Holdings, where he completed deals in sectors including agriculture, construction, steel, and media.
Non-Executive Member - Independent
Eskandar Tooma has been a member of Taaleem’s BoD since 2021 and has been a member of the Board at Madinet Nasr Housing & Development since 2013.
Tooma holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the American University in Cairo, a Master’s degree in International Economics, Master’s degrees in Finance and Business Administration from Adelphi University in the United States, and a PhD in global trade from Brandeis University in the United States. Tooma has been a Professor of Finance with the School of Business at The American University in Cairo since 2014. He has also held a visiting professorship position in finance with Imperial College in the United Kingdom and serves as Assistant Professor for Finance at Brandeis University. Tooma has held several academic and professional positions, including Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Orascom Development in Egypt, Senior Advisor and Head of Research and Risk Management at the Egyptian Capital Market Authority, Director at Citadel Capital, Consultant to the Egyptian Ministry of International Cooperation and the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Advisor to Beltone Financial Holding, Risk Management Consultant at the Arab African International Bank, Financial Advisor to Alnasr Contracting company, Training Consultant at EFG Hermes, and Head of the finance department at The American University in Cairo. Tooma has sat on the Boards of several organizations, including Vodafone Egypt, the National Postal Authority, Telecom Egypt, Egyptian Resorts Company, and Regina Food Industries.
Non-Executive Member - Independent
Nabil Kamhawi has been a member of Taaleem’s BoD since 2021. He is also a member of the Arab Society for Certified Accountants and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Kamhawi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Ain Shams University. He has over 40 years of work experience in consulting and auditing, covering several economic sectors in Europe and the Middle East. He was previously Managing Partner at Ernst & Young in Egypt following its merger with Arthur Anderson, where he held the same position.
Mohamed El Rashidi
Mohamed El Rashidi
El Rashidi is the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Taaleem Management Services. Initially appointed in 2015, bringing more than 35 years of experience in investments, El Rashidi spearheaded the development of Taaleem’s platform and the turnaround of Nahda University in Beni Suef (NUB), Taaleem’s first asset, enhancing its academic quality, improving its profitability, and developing its future growth strategy. He also led the expansion of Taaleem’s platform through developing Taaleem’s second asset, Badya University, actualizing his visions of establishing a preeminent university that provides the local community with premium quality higher education services, and securing Taaleem’s third asset, Memphis University to fast-track Taaleem’s growth trajectory.
Previously, El-Rashidi was the Chairperson of Gozour Holdings, a regional multi-category integrated agrifoods platform covering agriculture, dairy, and dry consumer foods. He also led the Joint Venture of El Rashidi El Mizan with Best Foods International (Knorr, Mazola, Skippies) and later executed the first management buyout jointly with CDC (Actis) acquiring the business back from Unilever. In addition, El Rashidi was a member of the Board of Directors of Spinney’s International, where he supported the management in carrying-out a full operational restructuring of the Egyptian division. He led the turnaround of Al Borg Labs as well, in preparation for its merger with Almokhtabar Labs, leading to the establishment of the combined entity, Integrated Diagnostics Holdings (IDH). His track record also includes Playing an integral role in the development of La Poire Group in Egypt, including La Poire Patisserie, La Poire Café, On the Run, and Beanos Café, in addition to his vital contribution in spearheading the transformation of popular Egyptian food and beverage chains, The Bakery Shop (TBS) and Cilantro café.
El Rashidi held active roles in various professional associations and organizations, including being a member of the Board and executive committee of the Food Chamber/Federation of Egyptian Industry, a founding member of the Egyptian Junior Business Association and a Board member in Industrial Modernization Council (IMC). He is also the Chairperson of the group of sporting clubs, “The Club”.
El Rashidi holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Cairo University.
Chief Financial Officer
Khater is Taaleem Management Services’ Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He joined the company in 2016, bringing over 22 years of financial and management experience gained through various capacities in pharmaceuticals and healthcare, telecommunications, and education sectors. Khater played an integral role in planning and implementing the group strategy and in listing it in the EGX.
Previously, he was the Deputy CFO of Mobiserve Holding, one of the region's leading operations and maintenance companies providing technical and telecom services. Before that, Khater held multiple accounting and finance positions within the pharmaceutical sector of which his latest position was the Financial Controller of Canal Pharmaceuticals. In addition to his corporate positions, and before joining the Group, Khater had seven years of teaching experience with multiple institutions including the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt and the League of Arab States, serving as post-graduate and practical Learning Advisor.
Khater holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Suez Canal University and a master’s degree with concentration in investment and finance from the Arab Academy for Science and Technology. He is also a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and a holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter.
Public Relations & Marketing Director
Ahdy joined Taleem Management Services as its Marketing & Public Relations Director in 2017 responsible for devising comprehensive marketing and public relations strategies for the company and the institutions it manages.
Before joining Taaleem, Ahdy was the Business Development Director of Adline Media Network, a highly experienced and diversified media communications network in the GCC and North African markets. During this time, she built strong relationships with some of Egypt’s most renowned media institutions, including Al Hayah, Panorama, ART, Orbit, SHOWTIME, Al Mehwar TV, and Egypt Today, among others. Prior to that, she was General Manager of TV content development at the advertising agency, Promo AD, and Business Development Manager at IGI Group, the parent company of several growing, diversified companies whose activities range from construction to petroleum and industrial support services. Before that, Ahdy was Assistant Business Development Manager at Egypt Call.
In parallel to her corporate career, Ahdy played influential roles as a social and political activist since 2011, assuming various prestigious roles, including member of Aljazeera Club’s BoD for 8 years, President of the Women’s Club Association, previous member of the American Chamber of Commerce, in addition to her membership in other political parties and associations.
Ahdy holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Marketing from the Arab Academy for Science, Technology, and Maritime Transport.
Iman Badr El Din
Business Development Director
Iman Badr El Din
Badr El-Din joined Taaleem Management Services as its Business Development Director in 2017 responsible for supporting the management’s expansion plans and profitability, and managing business agreements with current and potential partners, among other responsibilities.
Prior to her current role, Badr El-Din was Account Director & Head of Business Development at Logic Management Services, a local company specialized in assisting companies to reach their full potential, where she was responsible for business development, client relationship management, and operations management. Before that, she was a Senior Account Manager at TNS Middle East and North Africa, one of the world's largest custom research agencies, where she conducted a number of studies to optimize company operations in a number of sectors, including FMCG, telecommunications, and hospitality. Previously, she was a Product Marketing Specialist in the European Union’s Professional Resource Program in Egypt responsible for developing, distinguishing, and launching companies’ FMCG brands in local and international markets.
Badr El-Din holds a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University, in addition to an IAA Diploma in Marketing Communications from the American University in Cairo.
Group IT Director
Shoushan held the position of Group IT Director of Taaleem Management Services in 2019, bringing over 28 years of experience in the field. He is responsible for overseeing all of the company’s technology and IT operations.
Prior to his current role, he was the Management Information Systems (MIS) Director of Modern Group, the parent company of multiple organizations, including Modern Academy and Modern University for Technology and Information (MTI). Shoushan’s notable achievements during this time include collaborating with professionals and third parties to establish the infrastructure for Modern Academy, MTI University, and MTI Media City. Before that, Shoushan was an Information Systems (IS) consultant for the same company and previously held the positions of Software Developer at the Information System Institute for the Egyptian Armed Forces and IT Manager at Helmyia Hospital Armed Forces. He was also an Information Systems Development Team Leader at the Engineering Authority and General Service Organization for the Egyptian Armed Forces.
Shoushan holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering, Military Technical College.
Mohamed El Feky
Supply Chain Manager
Mohamed El Feky
El-Feky was appointed as Supply Chain Manager at Taaleem Management Services in 2018 responsible for directing the company’s overall supply chain operations, including procurement, inventory & warehousing operations, and vendor relationships. In addition, El-Feky oversees construction and maintenance contracting, and he is a permanent member of the tendering committees. El-Feky plays an essential role in cost optimization and extracting synergies between the group’s assets.
Before joining Taaleem, El-Feky was a Procurement Officer at Porto Group, a leading real estate developer in Egypt. Prior to that, he held the position of Business Development Director at Modern Sasel Swiss Company, a well-recognized Egyptian construction company ranked as a category “A” company by the Egyptian Federation for Construction & building contractors (EFCB), where he was responsible for setting the company’s strategy and the overall management of operations.
El-Feky holds a bachelor’s degree in management from Modern Technology & Information University.
Ahmed El Hakim
Head of Engineering & Projects
Ahmed El Hakim
El-Hakim held the position of Head of Engineering & projects at Taaleem Management Services in 2017, bringing over 41 years of experience in the field of Construction Engineering. He is responsible for managing and directing all aspects of construction of Taaleem’s projects.
Prior to his current role, he was Project Management Director at Arab Consulting Engineers-ACE, a group of multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy companies. Before that, he was Partner and CEO of the Group for Real Estate Development. He also assumed the roles of Deputy Managing Director at the Saudi Egyptian Touristic for Development Co. and the Saudi Egyptian for Red Sea Development Co., Manager of Construction and Contracts department at Dar Al-Handasah Consultants, and Head of Projects Control Unit at the same institution, among other roles.
El-Hakim has an impressive track record of managing large construction projects such as BNP Paribas Headquarters in New Cairo, Grand Hyatt 5 Star Hotel (Le Meridien), Sheraton Hurghada 6 Star Hotel, Soma Bay Touristic Development Project, and many more.
El-Hakim also conducted training seminars on the Primavera & Expedition software in several reputable institutions, including Egyptian Manufacturing Group-EMG, Egyptian Electricity Authority, K&M Engineering and Consulting Corporation, Black & Veach, American International Contractors Inc., Housing and Development Bank, Corps of Engineers at the American University in Cairo (AUC), and Mitsubishi Electric – UK, among others.
El-Hakim holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Cairo University and a Master of Science in Construction Engineering and Management from the University of Michigan, USA.
Director of Academic Development & International Relations
Goueli was appointed as Director of Academic Development & International Relations at Taaleem Management Services in 2021. She is also a tenured Lecturer at the Faculty of Specific Education, Department of Educational Media, Cairo University. Goueli brings over 25 years of experience in the academic field with expertise that spans various areas, including media literacy, media and development, professional ethics, critical and scientific thinking, and social marketing. Her academic work was complimented by her practical experience and involvement in the field of Media Production and Communications.
Prior to her current role, Goueli was the CEO of Nile International Education System (NIES), Education Development Fund Unit, Egyptian Cabinet of Ministers, where she led the turnaround of Nile Egyptian Schools in terms of international accreditations, gaining international recognition for the Nile Educational System, and establishing NIES as a certified examination Board, among many other achievements.
Preceding her role at NIES, Goueli held notable positions as she served as the Vice President of the Quality Assurance Unit in the Faculty of Specific Education at Cairo University and as the Deputy Project Director for Training & Professional Development for Nile Egyptian Schools, Educational Development Fund, Egyptian Cabinet of Ministers. She has also made valuable contributions as an Accreditation Specialist in the Educational Reform Program (ERP) at USAID., and Primary Investigator/Manager of the Quality Assurance & Accreditation Project at the Faculty of Specific Education, Cairo University. Prior to that, she was a Seasonal Lecturer at several Egyptian universities, and a Visiting Scholar in the Multi-Faith Center and the Eco Center in Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia.
Goueli holds a Bachelor of Science from the Faculty of Mass Communication, Cairo University, Master of Arts from the Faculty of Mass Communication, The American University in Cairo, and a Ph.D. from the Department of Educational Policy, Faculty of Education, University of Alberta, Canada.
Head of Projects & Academic Affairs
Halawa was appointed as Head of Projects & Academic Affairs at Taaleem Management Services in 2022, bringing over 20 years of diversified experience in the fields of education, project management, entrepreneurship, and communication. She is responsible for orchestrating Taaleem’s new projects and activities. Halawa is also a tenured lecturer and Associate Professor, focusing on design, project management, and career counseling at Ahram Canadian University.
Prior to her current role, she was the CEO of BIDAYAT Knowledge and co-founder of KEMET, where she played a pivotal role in the development of educational concepts, research projects, market targeting, and strategic communication plans. Her expertise extends to spatial design development, notably as Head of Spatial Design Development at Hill International for the Grand Egyptian Museum project, overseeing exhibition design and project progress. Before that, Halawa held several positions within the Ministry of Culture of Egypt, including being the International Relations Coordinator.
Halawa holds a Bachelor of Science from the Faculty of Interior Architecture, Alexandria University, and a Master of Arts in Museology and Public Programs Management from the University of Leicester UK. She also holds a Project Management certificate from FUJITSU Limited, Japan.
Khaled Abdel Aal
Khaled Abdel Aal
Abd El-Aal joined Taaleem Management Services as its Financial Controller in 2015, coming with 25 years of experience in the fields of finance and accounting. He is responsible for executing all accounting functions in the company in accordance with accounting standards and financial policies.
Prior to that, he was the Chief Financial Officer of Delicious Inc., the parent company of popular local chains Cilantro and The Bakery Shop (TBS), after assuming the role of Financial Manager in the same company. Previously, Abd El-Aal assumed the role of Chief Accountant in Alkan Networks Co., a leading system integrator and solutions provider in the MEA region, after he held various positions in the same company, including head of the Accounts Receivables Department.
Abd El-Aal holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration, Helwan University.
Budgeting & Reporting Manager
Ghoneim joined Taaleem Management Services in 2016 and was appointed as Financial Reporting and Consolidation Manager at the company in 2019. She is responsible for overseeing all financial reporting and analysis and the production of the company’s consolidated financial statements. Her duties also include setting and managing the organization’s budget and cashflows. Additionally, Ghoneim is a key member in the decision support team, playing a vital role in assessing potential investment cases.
Prior to her current role, she was the Financial Analysis and Reporting Supervisor of Taaleem Management Services responsible for managing the preparation and distribution of periodic financial statements and management reports. Previously, she held the positions of Budgeting and Planning Specialist, Budgeting and Planning Senior Specialist, and Budgeting and Planning Section Head at Mobiserve Holding, one of the region's leading operations and maintenance companies providing technical and telecom services, after assuming the role of Treasury Accountant in the same company.
Ghoneim holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the American University in Cairo.
Fekry joined Taaleem Management Services as a Financial Controller in 2016, coming with 25 years of experience in the field of accounting. He is responsible for executing all accounting functions related to Nahda University in Beni Suef (NUB) in accordance with accounting standards and financial policies.
Previously, he held the position of Director in the audit practice at KPMG, one of the big four global accounting organizations, where he was responsible for overseeing a multitude of audit and assurance services. Prior to that, he served as Supervisor – Senior Auditor at Al-Hamli & Partners, a certified auditing firm based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, after holding the position of Senior Auditor at KPMG and the same position at Dr. A.M. Hegazy & Co. – Chartered Accountants and Consultants. Prior to that, Fekry was an Accountant at United Print Group.
Currently, he is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Egyptian Society of Accounting & Auditing, Egyptian Society of Tax, and a Certified Management Accounting (CMA) instructor at the American University in Cairo (AUC).
Fekry holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the Faculty of Commerce, Cairo University.
Head of Investor Relations
Zayed joined Taaleem Management Services as its Head of Investor Relations in 2021. His responsibilities include setting up the company’s communication strategy and maintaining an effective two-way communication between Taaleem and all the financial market stakeholders. Zayed is also responsible for overseeing the corporate communications and board affairs functions.
Previously, Zayed assumed the role of Investor Relations Manager at Telecom Egypt, Egypt’s first integrated telecom operator and one of the largest subsea cable operators in the region, where he was nominated for the Best Investor Relations Professional category of the Middle East Investor Relations Association (MEIRA) IR Awards. Prior to that, he held the position of Investment and Investor Relations Analyst at Raya Holding, a leading investment conglomerate. Before that, he worked in the banking sector as a Retail Credit Risk Analyst at both Audi and Egyptian Gulf Banks. Zayed is a certified Investor Relations Officer and Corporate Governance Professional by the Egyptian Institute of Directors (EIoD).
Zayed holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the American University in Cairo.
Senior Human Resources Manager
Azzam joined Taaleem Management Services as its HR Manager in 2016, coming with over 22 years of experience in planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating personnel and labor relations strategies.
Before joining Taaleem, Azzam was an HR Consultant Manager at Grant Thornton Egypt, the local branch of one of the world’s leading organizations of independent assurance, tax, and advisory firms, where he played a pivotal role in developing the company’s organizational structure, among other achievements. Prior to that, he held the positions of Assistant Personnel Manager, Personnel Manager, and Assistant HR Manager in Delicious Inc., involved in the HR operations of Cilantro, The Bakery Shop (TBS), and Rihana after assuming the role of Senior HR Officer in the same company.
Azzam holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the Faculty of Law, Helwan University and a Master’s degree in business administration (MBA) from the Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport. He also completed a Professional Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management from the American University in Cairo.
El-Tobgy was appointed as Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) Manager at Taaleem Management Services in 2020. He is responsible for managing all HSE matters, including setting an appropriate HSE strategy, running periodic health and safety checks, and reporting on HSE and ESG performance.
El-Tobgy brings over 15 years of experience in the field, with his last role being Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Manager at GSK, a global science-led healthcare company, where he was responsible for the company’s Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Plant located in Giza, Egypt. During his time at GSK, El-Tobgy was recognized for successfully leading the Health & Wellbeing improvement program, which improved the site’s score in 2018. Previously, he was EHS Manager at Huawei Telecommunication Co., a leading global provider of ICT infrastructure and smart devices after assuming the roles of Safety & Industrial Hygiene Supervisor at the leading global automotive company, General Motors, Egypt branch, and Senior Engineer of Quality, Health, Safety, and Environment Management (QHSE) at Fayum Gas Company.
El-Tobgy holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Power Engineering from Ain Shams University and a NEBOSH International Diploma in Health and Safety. El-Tobgy is a chartered health and safety practitioner from IOSH.
Abdallah joined Taaleem Management Services as its Internal Audit Manager in 2021, responsible for verifying the company’s financial and operating procedures through various audit mechanisms.
Previously, Abdallah assumed the roles of Internal Audit Manager at Green Egypt Group, a local company that produces high quality minerals for a wide range of industrial applications, and Internal Audit Manager at Gravena Roca, an international company that produces sanitary ware. Before that, he held a series of positions at Safwat Nour El-Din Management Consultant, a member of the international advisory and accountancy network, Kreston International, ranging from Accountant to Manager of the Accounting & Auditing Department.
Abdallah holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Management, & Information Systems from the Higher Technological Institute, 10th of Ramadan City, Cairo.
Strong corporate governance sets out as a fundamental exhibit of a company’s leadership and direction. At Taaleem, we believe in the cruciality of executing this function by delivering clear, consistent, transparent, and comprehensive material to effectively communicate our governance framework and practices to our stakeholders, supported by strong compliance strategies and policies. Taaleem’s corporate governance framework is aligned with global best practices and standards and is executed by a highly experienced Board of Directors and management team.