Our upcoming event is hosting Walid Hassouna 🥳
Mr. Walid is the CEO of valU, the Chairman of Paytabs Egypt, and the Vice Chairman of EFG EV Fintech. He sits on multiple boards, including, KarmSolar, and Bedaya for mortgage finance. Walid’s leadership of the NBFI platform at EFG Hermes over 5+ years has seen it grow multiple businesses and launch innovative brands. Prior to joining EFG Hermes Holding in 2016, Walid had a successful 17-year banking career. He was General Manager and Head of Structured Finance and Investment Banking at Bank Audi, where he closed structured and project finance transactions of over USD 15 billion. He started at Misr International Bank, structuring and executing several award-winning deals in project finance and M&As within Egypt and the GCC. He was the Head of structured finance and syndication in Banque Misr, where he successfully managed to top the league table of the MENA region in syndicated loans.
Walid holds a Cairo-University B.B.A with highest honors, an MBA from J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University, and an Islamic Finance Qualification from CISI- the UK.
Meet our moderator: Faisal Hakki 🎤
Faisal is Managing Director at AB Ventures, the FinTech-focused, early-stage Venture Capital arm of Arab Bank.
Prior to joining AB Ventures, Faisal was CEO at Oasis500 – the leading seed-stage investment fund and accelerator in Jordan. Faisal has also held senior positions at Accelerator Technology Holdings, Arab Advisors Group, and Fastlink covering the domains of venture investing, equity research, and management accounting. In between, he also launched his own startup and has served as a board member of several establishments, including Intaj and TechWorks. He is a member of the Crown Prince Foundation’s Board of Trustees. Faisal holds an Agri-Economics and Business Bachelors’ degree from the University of Jordan and an MBA from the University of Sunderland. Faisal is a 2018 Innovation Eisenhower Fellow.
Join us on Tuesday, Oct 11 @ Flat6Labs Office at Bldg. 16, KHBP; the event will start at 6:00 p.m. You are welcome to join us starting at 5:30. Here are the directions.
Bring your smile and register, as we have very limited seating 🙌