Samer Daoud, CFA

He currently is s a general Manager of Financial Brains, he has rich experience in performing feasibility studies, valuations, mergers and acquisitions work for various companies operating in several products & services from his experience in PwC. He has been involved in the preparation of financial performance reports, valuation reports, financial models and feasibility studies for national and multinational companies and has developed an extensive experience in corporate valuations. Samer has conducted over 60 valuation and feasibility assignments in diversified sectors, he has specialized in Real Estate, Health Care, Financial Institutions, and Cement. Samer currently is holding the position of head of Investor Relations at Misr Italia. Prior to this he has held the position of the financial controller of AB Care Group – Member of Banaja Holding, he has held the position of manager in the Deals department of PwC Egypt, one of the big four leading Auditing and Consulting firm in

Amr Hussein Elalfy, MBA, CFA

He is currently Board Member at Mubasher Financial Services (MFS). Prior to joining MFS, he was Director & Co-Head of Research at CI Capital, the wholly-owned investment bank of Commercial International Bank (CIB), Egypt's largest private-sector commercial bank. He was managing a team of equity analysts focusing on Egypt, the UAE, and Kuwait and was Head of MENA Telecoms Research. He spent over 9 years (2000-2003 then 2006-2012) within the CI Capital group. In the intervening period, he was Planning Manager at Vodafone Egypt for two-and-a-half years. He began his career as an Analyst at King Street Capital Management, a New York-based hedge fund manager, before moving back to Egypt as Senior Analyst at Prime Securities, covering Telecoms and Banks.  He holds a BBA (Summa Cum Laude) in Finance & Investments from Baruch College, the City University of New York (CUNY) in 1997 and an MBA from the American University in Cairo (AUC) in 2002.  He has been a CFA charterholder since 2008,

Khaled Safaa Amer, CFA

Mr. Safaa is the vice president investment banking at NAEEM Financial Investments a fully owned subsidiary of NAEEM Holding for Investments. Mr. safaa is a member of the team responsible for providing investment banking services including: mergers and acquisitions transactions, private placements, company restructuring, debt arrangements, IPO, equity valuations and corporate advisory. These services are provided to the parent company in managing its proprietary investments that amount to around USD300 Mn in Egypt and the Gulf area in addition to other local reputable companies. During Mr. Safaa's career, he has been exposed to various sectors including real estate, food and beverage, and education. Mr. safaa is MBA holder, finance major, from the Arab Acamdemy for Science, Technology and maritime transport and currently he is a CFA Charterholder.

Amir El Daly

He is currently Interest Rate Risk Senior Analyst at CIB, he was a Senior Financial analyst at Beltone Investment Banking responsible for generating finance from shares and loans. gathering , analyzing and interpreting complicated numerical information , assessing and predicting financial risks and return. Negotiating and structuring financial details. Providing investment advice , tactics and recommendations. Prior to that Amir El Daly was a Head of Treasury at Beltone Securities Brokerage responsible for Managing the cash portfolio and the cash flows (Actual, Forecasts, and daily position) ensuring that a company’s cash flow is adequate to allow it to operate effectively and making decisions on company finance, negotiating best FX and interest rates with banks, evaluate alternative long term borrowing strategies and make recommendations in accordance with the capital structure guidelines. Prior to that Amir EL Daly was an operation officer Arab African International Bank responsible

Mariana Rizk

EDUCATION MSc. in Economics, June 2013 London School of Economics (LSE), London, UK M.A. in Economics, June 2009 American University in Cairo (AUC), Egypt Cumulative GPA: 4/4 B.Sc. in Economics, June 2004 Faculty of Economics and Political Science (FEPS), English Section, Cairo University, Egypt Cumulative Grade: 86%, Very Good with Honors, Ranked 7/200 TEACHING EXPERIENCE Instructor, August 2015-Present (Financial Brains, Egypt) Teach economics to CFA (Level 1) candidates Adjunct Instructor, Falls 2008 and 2009 (American University in Cairo (AUC), Egypt) Taught a one-credit-hour course that tackled problem solving in economic model building, formulation of static and dynamic models, testing hypotheses about economic theory and calculation of forecasts Trained students on using the EViews software to conduct their projects WORK EXPERIENCE Economic Analyst, September 2009-Present Research Department, Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) Research Analyst, October 2004-March 2

Ahmed Islah, CFA

He has over 8 years of experience in the areas of Risk Management, Financial Analysis, Corporate Finance, Fixed Income, Derivatives, Stocks Valuation, Private Equity Valuation and People Management. Managing diverse operational levels, interacting with the management ranks & customers, ensuring superior performance with minimal error rates and augment business for the organization. He is currently a Risk Manager at NILE FINANCIAL LEASING CO. (May 2009 to Date). Also, he works as a Part Time Instructor At The Business Division Of The Continuing Education Department AMERICAN UNIVERSITY, CAIRO (Nov 2011 to Date) and a Part Time Instructor for Distance Education Programs Cambridge Kipp- (Dec 2013 to Date). He worked as a Senior Risk officer, Consolidated Risk Group at NATIONAL BANK SOCIETE' GENERALE (May 2007 – May 2009).