Executive Management

NAEEM Holding has carefully selected its Executive Management consisting of a group of professionals that help the company achieve its strategic goals.

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).

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.

Talal Akeil
Deputy CEO Finance and Administration – NAEEM Holding

Talal is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer for Finance and Administration of NAEEM Holding and has over 28 years of experience with local and regional institutions in the finance field. He worked as a Financial and Administrative Manager for several firms in Egypt in addition to several NAEEM Group companies and NAEEM Commercial Services in association with Saudi Investment Bank (Asset Management) Riyadh.

He then moved to Dubai where he worked with NAEEM Shares & Bonds as a Financial Manager, he later became Chief Financial Officer of Etihad Capital PJSC. Talal acted as Etihad Capital Deputy CEO starting November 2013 until February 2015.

Talal is the Chairman of NAEEM Real Estate Investments and is a board member in SVREICO as well as REACAP Financial Investments. Talal holds a Bachelor’s of Commerce, Accounting Major from the Arab University of Beirut 1992.

Tarek Abaza
CEO – NAEEM Brokerage Egypt

Tarek is the Chief Executive Officer, NAEEM Brokerage Egypt. Prior to that, he was the Executive Director for Local institutions, High net-worth and GCC at NAEEM Brokerage Egypt, with a successful 18 years track record in equity sales and trading.

He started his career as an equity trader, and then became in charge of establishing and managing relationships with over 100 top tier local and regional financial banks and funds. Tarek holds a Bachelor’s of Commerce from the University of Alexandria in 1997. He is a key team member of the NAEEM success story.

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