- Board of Directors
- Senior Management
Dr. Tarek Zahed
Dr. Zahed was a founder of Cairo Specialised Hospital in 1981, where he has been chairman since 2001. He served as a consultant to the Medical Services Division of the Egyptian Presidency for 25 years, a fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and a member of the Dental Society of Western Pennsylvania. He holds a BSc in Dentistry from Cairo University and a MDS in implant dentistry from the University of Pittsburgh, USA School of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Ahmed Ezzeldin Mahmoud Abdelaal
(Chief Executive Officer)
Dr. Ahmed Ezzeldin Mahmoud Abdelaal joined the Group in June 2015 after previously working at Johnson & Johnson as a director overseeing government affairs and policy for MENA and Pakistan. He had earlier served as managing director responsible for the medical sector at the same company, covering Egypt and Libya. There, he played a role in the development of healthcare systems in Egypt and the Middle East through the creation of four centres of excellence that together trained more than 1,500 healthcare professionals annually from 2006 through 2012. Prior to that, Dr. Ezzeldin worked at GlaxoSmithKline, where he led the Middle East region integration plan as part of the merger of SmithKline & Beecham and Glaxo Wellcome, as well as having roles in resource planning and segmentation projects. He had earlier spent 18 years with pharmaceutical company Merck Sharp & Dohme. Dr. Ezzeldin is past co-chairman of the Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt and was a member of the Egyptian Ministry of Health’s Supreme Committee for Registration of Medical and Diagnostics Devices. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Pharmaceutical Science from Cairo University.
Ahmed Adel Badreldin
Mr. Badreldin is a Partner and Head of MENA at The Abraaj Group and oversees its investments in the Middle East and North Africa. He currently serves as a director at Integrated Diagnostics Holdings, Oncology Diagnostics Morocco, and Clinique Taoufik Group. Prior to joining The Abraaj Group in 2008, he was a Director in Investment Banking at Barclays Capital in London in the Financial Sponsors and Leveraged Finance Team.
Dr. Mohamed Awad Tag El Din
(Independent Non-Executive Director)
Dr. Awad Tag El Din was the Egyptian Minister of Health from March 2002 to December 2005. Prior to that, he was the president and vice president of Ain Shams University for one and four years, respectively He holds a Bachelor Degree in medicine, two diplomas in internal medicine and pulmonology diseases and a PhD from Ain Shams University. He is also a professor and consultant of pulmonology.
Nabil Walid Kamhawi
(Independent Non-Executive Director)
Mr. Kamhawi has over 40 years of consulting, audit and advisory experience in Europe and the Middle East in a wide range of industries. He was the managing partner of Ernst & Young in Egypt following its integration with Arthur Andersen, of which he was the managing partner. Mr. Kamhawi holds a Bachelor Degree in commerce (accounting) from Ain Shams University and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Omar Atef Kinawy
(Independent Non-Executive Director)
Mr. Kinawy joined the Group in 2015. Prior to that, he was the former deputy head of the Egyptian General Intelligence and graduated from the Egyptian Military College in 1968.
Sameh Mahmoud Mohsen
Mr. Mohsen is one of the founders and former CEO of Cleopatra and has worked in the industry for more than 29 years. He holds a Bachelor Degree in engineering from Cairo University.
Omar Ezz Al Arab
Mr. Ezz Al Arab is a member of Abraaj Group’s MENA investment team and is involved in all aspects of the investment process including deal origination, execution and portfolio management. Mr. Ezz Al Arab has over 10 years of private equity and investment banking experience in Europe and the Middle East in sectors such as oil and gas, healthcare, education and fast-moving consumer goods. Prior to joining Abraaj in 2009, Mr. Ezz Al Arab worked at JP Morgan in London as part of the Mergers & Acquisitions team in the Natural Resources Group where he advised on more than USD 15 billion worth of transactions. Mr. Ezz Al Arab holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Law and Business from the University of Warwick, UK.
Lobna El Dessouky
(Independent Non-Executive Director)
Ms. El Dessouky leverages over two decades of professional experience in a wide range of sectors to fulfill her numerous advisory and board roles. Currently, Ms. El Dessouky holds the post of Advisor for the European Bank for Construction and Development’s Enterprise Growth Program and is Advisor to the Audit Committee at Qalaa Holdings, having been a member of the committee since December 2012. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Managerial Accounting and Automated Financial Reporting at the American University in Cairo where she teaches MBA finance courses. Prior to this, she spent six years as Group Chief Financial Officer at Asec Holding and served on the Group’s board. Ms. El Dessouky spent the majority of her career with Coca Cola Egypt, starting as Head Office Financial Controller in 1997 and eventually working her way to Group Chief Financial Officer in 2001. She began her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers as part of the audit staff in 1993, ending her stint at the company as Audit Senior in 1997. Ms. El Dessouky holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Helwan University and an MBA in Management Consultancy from Sheffield University, UK. She is a CPA, CFM, and CMA holder and is also a Member of the Association of Corporate Governance Practitioners and a Certified Director from the Egyptian Institute of Directors.
Dr. Ahmed Ezz El-Din
Group Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Ahmed Ezz El-Din brings over 35 years of healthcare experience to the group and a deep insight into healthcare businesses in Egypt. Prior to assuming his role as the Group’s CEO, Dr. Ezz El-Din was the Director of Government Affairs & Policy – Middle East, North Africa & Pakistan at Johnson & Johnson Medical, where he also held the position of Managing Director for Egypt & Libya at Johnson & Johnson Medical. During his career at Johnson & Johnson Medical, he played a role in the development of healthcare systems in Egypt and the Middle East through the creation of four COEs that together trained more than 1,500 healthcare professionals annually. Prior to that, Dr. Ezz El-Din also held key positions at GSK, including Sales & Commercial Director at GSK Egypt and Sudan Country Manager, and holds over 18 years of global experience with MSD under his belt. Dr. Ezz El-Din has a Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmaceutical Science from Cairo University.
Group Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Khaled Hassan joined the Group in 2015 as Chief Financial Officer with over 25 years of financial experience under his belt. Prior to assuming his role with the Group, Mr. Hassan was the Finance Director at Dina Farms, a subsidiary of Gozour Holding for which Mr. Hassan was also the Group Financial Controller. Prior to that he was the Group Financial Controller at ASEC Holding, Chief Financial Officer of FRANKE Egypt and Finance Manage at the Olympic Group. Mr. Hassan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Cairo University and is a Master Financial Controller and a Certified Financial Modeler.
Dr. Moharram El-Badawy
Group Chief Operating Officer
Prior to joining the Group in June 2016, Dr. El-Badawy was the Professor of Radio Diagnosis at the National Cancer Institute for over 30 years before heading the department for nine years. His previous roles also include board member of Radio Diagnosis Department in Daghastani Hospital Jeddah, K.S.A for six years, Referee for the Egyptian Journal of the National Cancer Institute, and Referee for the Journal of Egyptian Society. Dr. El-Badawy was also a member of the examining boards for M.Sc. and M.D. theses for all Egyptian Universities, member of Radiological Society of North America, member of the European Society of Radiology, board member of Egyptian Society of Radiology & Nuclear Medicine and Founder & Head of Egyptian Cancer Imaging Society.
Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim
Cleopatra Hospital Managing Director
Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim joined Cleopatra Hospital in 2001 as its Medical Director and later assumed his role as Managing Director of the Group’s flagship hospital in 2006. With over 35 years of medical experience, Dr. Ibrahim began his career as a physician at the Military Hospital and was the Commander of the Navy Hospital in the United Arab Emirates. He holds a Master’s Degree in Hospital Management from the American University in Cairo.
Dr. Hamada Abd El Hameed
Al-Shorouk Hospital Managing Director
Dr. Hamada Abd Elhameed joined the group in August 2017 assuming the role of Al-Shorouk Hospital Managing Director. Prior to joining the Group, Dr. Hamada was the Regional Operations Manager at Andalusia Group (Cairo - Alexandria) and had also served as Managing Director of Andalusia Hospital in Maadi from 2010 to 2016. Other key managerial stints included his role as Director General of Al Arabi Hospital and Director of the Arab International Hospital Project in the Menoufia governorate. Dr. Hamada holds a Master's degree in General Surgery and an Egyptian Fellowship in Surgery, a Master's degree in Business Administration, as well as several Diplomas including Quality Management from the American University in Cairo and a Diploma in hospitals administration.
Dr. Khaled El-Noury
Nile Badrawy Hospital (NBH) Managing Director & Group Quality Director
Dr. Khaled El-Noury joined the Group in 2015 and assumed the roles of NBH’s Managing Director and the Group’s Quality Director. He brings over 35 years of experience having previously held the position of Chief Operating Officer of the Children Cancer Hospital (57357), Medical Director of the Arab Contractors Medical Centre where he was also the Director of Operations, Accidents and Emergency. Dr. El-Noury is also Doctor of Business Administration, Hospital Management at Assiut University.
Prof. Hassan Shaker
Cairo Specialized Hospital (CSH) Managing Director
Professor of Surgery at Ain Shams University’s Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Hassan Shaker adds valuable hospital management experience to the Group. Prior to his position as Managing Director of Cairo Specialized Hospital, Prof. Shaker held key positions across an array of medical establishments over the past 35 years, including his role as Board Member of the Arab Contractors Medical Centre, Director of Ain Shams University Specialized Hospital, Chief Medical Officer & Consultant Surgeon at SA Texaco Inc. Kuwait, and the Director of ASHUSH’s Accident & Emergency unit.
Information Technology Director
Mr. Amr Al Ashakr joined the Group in November 2015. Previously, he was the Chief Information Officer at Integrated Diagnostics Holdings and worked at OMS, United Nations and ITWorx. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science from Ain Shams University, a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Louisville and a Doctorate in Business Administration from Maastricht Business School, Holland.
Investor Relations Director
Ms. Hoda Yehia joined the Group post the successful IPO in the first quarter of 2016 to lead its investor relations function. As the Group’s Investor Relations Director, Ms. Yehia brings 10 years of experience in the IR field having previously led the function at Ghabbour Auto, one of Egypt’s leading automotive manufacturers. She joined Ghabbour Auto in 2009 assuming different roles, including Investor Relations & Corporate Finance. Ms. Yehia began her career at Naeem Holding Company, one of the nation’s leading investment banks, as Assistant to the Regional Legal & Investor Relations Director. She holds a Bachelor’s of Accounting from Cairo University.
Human Resources Director
Ms. Marwa Al Abassiry joined the Group in February 2015. Previously, she was the Human Resources Business Partner and Head of HR at Electrolux Egypt. She also worked at Aha-Khan Cultural Services, Mobinil and P&G Egypt. Ms. Al-Abassiry holds a Bachelor of Arts from the Al-Alsun Faculty at Ain Shams University, a Senior Professional; Human Resources (SPHR) Certificate, a Business Coaching Certificate from Life Coaching Egypt and a Business Administration Diploma from the American University in Cairo.
Nagwa El Hosseiny MD
Quality Control Director
Ms. Nagawa El Hosseiny joined the Group in November 2016 to head the Quality Control Department. Previously she was the Quality Consultant and Head of the Egyptian Executive Committee of Accreditation at the Ministry of Health and Population where she was part of a team responsible for the implementation of the health sector reform plan with a special focus on accreditation programs. Ms. El Hosseiny also held positions in the private healthcare sector, including Quality Manager at Dar Al Fouad Hospital and Senior Consultant & Technical Director at Logistics Company for Consultation where she led, guided and prepared quality control teams for JCI accreditation. Ms. El Hosseiny is also a member of the Scientific Board of Arab Healthcare and Accreditation, part of the Arab League Accreditation Program, a member of the JCI’s Middle East Advisory Board and is a Professor of Internal Medicine at Cairo University.
Dr. Sherif Abd El-Fattah
Supply Chain Director
Dr. Sherif Abd El-Fattah has over 20 years of hands-on experience in supply chain management and operations management in the medical field, having previously held positions including Supply Chain Director, Deputy General Manager, and Emergency Medical Evacuation Director (ambulance and air evacuation in both national and international services). Dr. Sherif is both a results-oriented and strategic leader who makes use of his diversified business experience and proper communication methods to proactively handle various business situations. He has vast experience in sourcing both direct and indirect materials, as well as inbound and outbound logistics services and developing the local supply base to meet world-class quality standards.
Corporate Strategy & Development Manager
Mr. Hassan Fikry joined the Group in 2015 as Business Analysis Manager before assuming his current role as Corporate Strategy & Development Manager. Mr. Fikry brings valuable business development experience to the Group having previously been the Co-Founder & Executive Director of El-Seha Laboratories, the Executive Director of the Ahmed H.Fikry Medical Centre, and Coordinator, Strategic Planner at Orascom Telecom Holding. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce & Economics from the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University and completed a Mini MBA in Telecoms.
Haitham Naiel is an appeals attorney with a special focus on commercial and labor matters as well as commercial/legal risk assessment. Mr. Naiel graduated from the Faculty of Law of Ain Shams University and has more than 15 years of experience across several industries. His work experience spans a number of highly respectable organizations, such as Hikma & EPCI Pharma, Lafarge Cement, Nile Valley Gas, Mr. Regaey Attia Law Firm and Dr. Yehia El-Gamal Law Firm. As the group’s Legal Director, Mr. Naiel ensures that all statutory and regulatory requirements are properly met and that the company is complying with all required laws. He also acts as management’s advisor on business/legal matters and helps dispute resolutions with intensive negotiations.
Eng. Amr Sherif
Projects & Engineering Director
Eng. Amr Sherif joined the Group in 2017 as Projects and Engineering Director responsible for overseeing the Group's projects and expansion plans. He previously served as Projects Director at Dar El Fouad Hospital during which he was responsible for overseeing the new Dar El Fouad Hospital project in the Cairo district of Nasr City. Eng. Sherif also holds years of experience as Project Manager for major engineering projects during his time at the French-Arab Engineering Consulting Company. Eng. Sherif holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Ain Shams University and is an architecture consultant at the Engineers Syndicate.
Dr. Amani Adeeb
Dr. Amani Adeeb is the Group's Marketing Director bringing years of valuable experience having served in several marketing, sales and business development positions for a multitude of pharmaceutical companies in Egypt. Her latest role prior to joining the Group was Business Unit Director for Eye Care Allergan Egypt Scientific Office. Dr. Adeeb holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy from Cairo University, an MBA from Eslsca University and a Diploma in International Trade and Marketing from the World Trade Organization Institute in Cairo.