Board of Directors

NAEEM Holding Board of Directors consists of three executive members and four non-executive members. The board is headed by executive Chairman, Hussein Shobokshi.

Hussein Shobokshi
Chairman – NAEEM Holding

Hussein is a Saudi businessman involved in diversified businesses. He is also an economic consultant for many large Gulf companies, board member of Shobokshi Development & Trading Company, board member of Okaz Organization for Press & Publication and board member of Aseer Company.

Hussein is also a columnist and writes for Asharq Al Awsat, the leading Arabic daily newspaper in the Middle East. In 1995, he was chosen as one of “Global Leaders for Tomorrow” at the World Economic Forum. He was the first Saudi or Gulf businessman to be chosen in the Prince of Wales Business Leaders Forum. He has given and continues to give lectures in the Middle East, Europe and the U.S.

Youssef Elfar
Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer- NAEEM Holding

Youssef is a renowned regional Investor and Asset Manager, responsible for managing portfolios worth USD 4 billion at varying periods and conducted private equity transactions of more than USD 2 billion over the past several years in Real Estate, Financial Services, Oil and Gas and other sectors across public and private markets in UAE, KSA, Egypt and the wider MENA.

Youssef has founded and continues to own significant shares in a number of publicly listed and private companies including NAEEM, Coldwell Banker and ERA (RE brokerage firms) Master Franchises in MENA & East Europe. He is NAEEM Holding’s founder and catalyst, in Egypt and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Youssef is a graduate from the Faculty of Commerce (Accounting Major).

Nasser Abdullah ALMohawes
Board Member

Dr. Nasser is a co-founder of NAEEM Holding. He holds a Doctorate from United States; a Masters Degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Riyadh University (currently King Saud University). Dr. Nasser is based in Riyadh.

Omnia Kelig, CFA
Chief Investment Officer – NAEEM Holding

Omnia is the Chief Investment Officer of NAEEM Holding and has investment banking and private equity experience and a thorough knowledge of the conduct of both in the MENA region for the past 19 years. Prior to joining NAEEM, Omnia was a founder and the Managing Director of Viveris Mashrek,a subsidiary of Viveris Management (France), a private equity company with AUMs in excess of USD 4Bn.

She was responsible for the company’s strategy and operations in addition to her role as a fund manager. She has participated in placing USD 40Mn of funds for Viveris and USD 100Mn SMEs fund, preparing a deal flow pipeline, and formation of strategic alliances with known investment banks and private equity firms.

Prior to joining Viveris Management, Omnia was a partner and director in Haykala Investment Management, a private equity manager specialized in restructuring distressed companies in Egypt.

Haykala managed the Middle East turnaround fund subscribed to by regional investors like Al Futtaim and Al Zamil, in addition to the major shareholder in Haykala being the Commercial International Bank. Omnia has structured then the first acquisition finance deal structured as an Islamic Ijara in Egypt in the oil field services sector, and was replicated in the iron and steel sector.

Prior to joining Haykala, Omnia was co-head of the investment banking – Barclays Bank Egypt since April 2005 where she structured and executed land mark acquisition finance and project finance transactions.

She was also actively involved in structuring securitization transactions and other forms of balance sheet optimization, including the following deals:

  • Execution of the largest acquisition deal in MENA region in 2005: USD 73Mn, for Egyptian Fertilizers Company (EFC)
  • Project finance debt syndication for USD 600Mn for EFC
  • Structuring and Execution of the first securitization deal in Egypt, Contact Car securitization
  • OCI EGP 1.45Bn bond issuance in 2005

From 1999 till 2004, Omnia worked in the corporate finance team at the Commercial International Bank (CIB) S.A.E., whereby she was involved in a number of IPOs, private placements, mergers and acquisitions transactions in a wide array of sectors including telecommunications (Telecom Egypt IPO), real estate (Amer Group Expansion), textiles, tourism and food and beverages.

Omnia holds a Bachelor’s degree, with a double major in business and economics, from the American University in Cairo and is a CFA charter holder. She holds an MBA from London Business School (2019).

She lectures in the American University in Cairo Credit and Investment Banking Course. Omnia also pursues independent research efforts in Islamic Finance, with her first article titled “Islamic finance and its role in SMEs development: case in point Egypt” that was published by the international journal of social entrepreneurship and innovation in August 2013.

Mubarak Bin Fahd
Board Member

Mubarak brings in over 25 years of experience in the finance and economic sectors, he held several prestigious positions in the middle east as well as  Singapore including:

  • Office of sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan 2004-2009
  • Dubai World Trade Center 2002-2004
  • AL KHALEEJ INVESTMENTS PTE 1998-2003
  • DUBAI DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM AND COMMERCE MARKETING 1992-1998

Mubarak is currently a board member in Etihad Capital, he also sits on the boards of several banks in the United Arab Emirates.

Mubarak holds a postgraduate MBA in Strategic Management from Birmingham (UK) and a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Insurance and Management from Northeastern University, Boston (USA).

Dr. Ahmed Saad
Regional Investment Holding SPC – Board Member

Dr. Ahmed was an investment and finance professor at the College of Commerce, Cairo University, then deputy chairman of Capital Market Authority, after that he became the authority’s chairman.

He served on the board of several governmental institutions and entities including Central Bank of Egypt, Money Laundering Combating Unit, Egyptian General Authority for Monitoring Insurance, Capital Market Authority, Egyptian Stock Exchange, Investment Risk Guarantee Fund, Settlement Guarantee Fund, Mortgage Finance Support & Guarantee Fund.

He contributed to the development of the Egyptian capital market since 1999 till 2011. Dr. Ahmed was a board member in different holding companies including Holding Company for Metallurgical Industries and Holding Company for Airports.

He also wrote many books in the field of investment and finance including financial lease, scientific principles for finance, investment strategies and policies, as well as advanced studies in finance, investment and white-collar crimes in stock exchanges and capital markets.

Mohamed Aly
Regional Investment Holding SPC – Board Member

Mohamed has over 10 years of experience in the financial field.

His professional career progressed in NAEEM Holding. He started as a portfolio manager in AICO where he spent 4 years, then in 2010 he became managing director of the private banking division, which specializes in high net worth investors’ trading; later that year he became real estate manager. Mohamed is currently managing director of Gold Capital.

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