Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Executive Office

Ian Gray

From late 2015 -2018, Ian Gray served as CEO of Vodafone Qatar, a company listed on the Qatar Stock Exchange with a market cap of around $2.5bn, leading the company through a turnaround.  Although Gray retired from his executive role as Regional Director of Vodafone Group in 2010, he continued as Chairman of Vodafone Egypt until April 2017, having served on the board for over 16 years as CEO, Managing Director or Chairman including time as CEO of the company, living in Cairo 2002-2007.

Vodafone Egypt is the leading Technology operator in Egypt with over 10,000 staff, 40million Mobile subscribers and a number of subsidiaries in outsourced and web services.

Gray now provides advisory services for companies and clients including previous employers.  Prior to Vodafone, he was CEO of the FTSE listed companies Brown and Jackson PLC and later General Cable PLC. For nearly 20 years prior to this, he held various senior roles in the Thorn EMI Group.

Ian Gray is the Chairman of the Egyptian-British Chamber of Commerce and is also UK Co-Chairman of the Egyptian British Business Council (EBBC) which was set up under the auspices of the Egyptian and British Governments in 1998 as a top level strategic body to facilitate trade and investment links between Egypt and the UK. In May 2018 he has taken up the Chairmanship of the revived Middle East Association.

Vodafone
61 Bathurst Mews
London, W2 2SB
United Kingdom

Jennette Bradbury

Jennette lived in Hong Kong for several years with the Ghurkas in Sek Kong and spent over 9 years living in numerous parts of Germany, before and after the collapse of the Berlin wall and eventually through unification.

Jennette has been involved in Egypt since 2002 and accompanied many bilateral trade delegations to Egypt from UK.

Jennette fully understands the complexities of working and doing business in Egypt and is a regular visitor but her roots are firmly in UK. 

Iman El Sherif

Iman has worked as a Business Relationship Manager for several international companies for the past 6 years, including Infracon and Shimco International.  Before that she worked as a Business Development Manager at the Medical Office of the Egyptian Embassy in London in which she used British expertise to lead collaboration programs in the medical field to improve medical services in Egypt (such as nursing, ambulance, GP surgeries, etc.).  She worked in the international department of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment and was leading the project between the UK and capital market authorities in Egypt, UAE, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia to create a duplicate of the institute in those countries. The aim was to introduce obligatory CPD (continuing professional education) to brokerage firms to ensure the professional level in the industry.  Before she arrived to the UK in 2004, she worked as a Communications Advisor at the USAID project (CMD) for 4 years, in which she worked very closely with the Chairman of the Capital Market Authority. 

Egyptian-British Chamber of Commerce
1 Burwood Place
London, W2 2UT
United Kingdom

Counsellors

Ali Eissa

Mr Eissa is a producer & exporter of horticultural products since 1975. He is the Chairman of Nahdet Misr Company for Agro Industries (S.A.E).. Nahdet Misr is a leading producer, packer & exporter of all horticultural crops, especially citrus, potatoes, onions, grapes, pomegranates, peaches & sweet potatoes. The company has its EureGap, Natures choice certified farms with a total area of 1500 hectares. Mr Eissa is the Chairman of Nahdet Misr Company for Advanced Agriculture, and the Chairman of Egypt’s Agriculture Export Council (AEC). He is also an Executive Board Member of the Egyptian-British Chamber of Commerce.

Nahdet Misr Co. for Agro Industries
70, Gameat El Dowal Street
Mohandessin
12311 Giza
Egypt
P.O.Box 77 Mohandessin

Andrew P. Baker

Andrew Baker qualified as a solicitor in London in 1972 and has worked in corporate finance and international transactions for many years. Andrew is now Chairman of Allenby Capital Limited, a well-known corporate broker and nominated adviser to companies whose equity capital is quoted on the AIM market of The London Stock Exchange. Andrew was involved in the establishment of the Chamber and has been a director since its inception. He is now also its Secretary and a Counsellor.

Allenby Capital Ltd
Claridge House, 32 Davies Street
London, W1K 4ND
United Kingdom

Elhamy ElKerdany

Mr El Kerdany is a quality oriented design professional and team leader with over 35 years of hands-on experience in architectural design, project, and construction management in the Middle East, Canada, and the US. He has extensive experience in business development and representing owners in the coordination of major construction field operations and lease back promotional activities, in addition to property and asset management. His specific expertise includes shopping centers, high rise residential condominiums, office buildings, five stars hotels, recreational facilities, custom and spec home development. He is a board member of the Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce, Executive board member of the Egyptian-British Chamber of Commerce, President of Egyptian Council of Shopping Centers, Ex-President of Cairo Al Uruba Rotary Club, and a member of the Syndicate of Engineers, Cairo, Egypt.

KAD Commercial Property Management Ltd
7A Corniche El Nil, Maadi, 11728
Cairo, Egypt

Robin Lamb

Member of the Board and Executive Committee of the Chamber and Director General of the Libyan British Business Council (LBBC).

Robin is a retired British Ambassador who studied Arabic at Oxford and in Lebanon. He spent over thirty-five years with the FCO, working in London and the Arab world, including Egypt and Libya. Lately HM Ambassador Bahrain (2003-06) and Consul-General Basra (2006), he left government service in April 2007.  He was appointed Executive Director of the Egyptian British Business Council (EBBC) and Director General of the LBBC in April 2009.  He is a member of the Board of the Royal Society for Asian Affairs, a Trustee of the British University in Egypt (BUE) and a member of the Advisory Board of the Cambridge Middle East & North Africa Forum (MENAF). He joined the EBCC Board in February 2016 and was elected to the Executive Committee. 

Board of Directors

Ian Gray

From late 2015 -2018, Ian Gray served as CEO of Vodafone Qatar, a company listed on the Qatar Stock Exchange with a market cap of around $2.5bn, leading the company through a turnaround.  Although Gray retired from his executive role as Regional Director of Vodafone Group in 2010, he continued as Chairman of Vodafone Egypt until April 2017, having served on the board for over 16 years as CEO, Managing Director or Chairman including time as CEO of the company, living in Cairo 2002-2007.

Vodafone Egypt is the leading Technology operator in Egypt with over 10,000 staff, 40million Mobile subscribers and a number of subsidiaries in outsourced and web services.

Gray now provides advisory services for companies and clients including previous employers.  Prior to Vodafone, he was CEO of the FTSE listed companies Brown and Jackson PLC and later General Cable PLC. For nearly 20 years prior to this, he held various senior roles in the Thorn EMI Group.

Ian Gray is the Chairman of the Egyptian-British Chamber of Commerce and is also UK Co-Chairman of the Egyptian British Business Council (EBBC) which was set up under the auspices of the Egyptian and British Governments in 1998 as a top level strategic body to facilitate trade and investment links between Egypt and the UK. In May 2018 he has taken up the Chairmanship of the revived Middle East Association.

Vodafone
61 Bathurst Mews
London, W2 2SB
United Kingdom

Ali Eissa

Mr Eissa is a producer & exporter of horticultural products since 1975. He is the Chairman of Nahdet Misr Company for Agro Industries (S.A.E).. Nahdet Misr is a leading producer, packer & exporter of all horticultural crops, especially citrus, potatoes, onions, grapes, pomegranates, peaches & sweet potatoes. The company has its EureGap, Natures choice certified farms with a total area of 1500 hectares. Mr Eissa is the Chairman of Nahdet Misr Company for Advanced Agriculture, and the Chairman of Egypt’s Agriculture Export Council (AEC). He is also an Executive Board Member of the Egyptian-British Chamber of Commerce.

Nahdet Misr Co. for Agro Industries
70, Gameat El Dowal Street
Mohandessin
12311 Giza
Egypt
P.O.Box 77 Mohandessin

Jennette Bradbury

Jennette lived in Hong Kong for several years with the Ghurkas in Sek Kong and spent over 9 years living in numerous parts of Germany, before and after the collapse of the Berlin wall and eventually through unification.

Jennette has been involved in Egypt since 2002 and accompanied many bilateral trade delegations to Egypt from UK.

Jennette fully understands the complexities of working and doing business in Egypt and is a regular visitor but her roots are firmly in UK. 

Iman El Sherif

Iman has worked as a Business Relationship Manager for several international companies for the past 6 years, including Infracon and Shimco International.  Before that she worked as a Business Development Manager at the Medical Office of the Egyptian Embassy in London in which she used British expertise to lead collaboration programs in the medical field to improve medical services in Egypt (such as nursing, ambulance, GP surgeries, etc.).  She worked in the international department of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment and was leading the project between the UK and capital market authorities in Egypt, UAE, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia to create a duplicate of the institute in those countries. The aim was to introduce obligatory CPD (continuing professional education) to brokerage firms to ensure the professional level in the industry.  Before she arrived to the UK in 2004, she worked as a Communications Advisor at the USAID project (CMD) for 4 years, in which she worked very closely with the Chairman of the Capital Market Authority. 

Egyptian-British Chamber of Commerce
1 Burwood Place
London, W2 2UT
United Kingdom

Andrew P. Baker

Andrew Baker qualified as a solicitor in London in 1972 and has worked in corporate finance and international transactions for many years. Andrew is now Chairman of Allenby Capital Limited, a well-known corporate broker and nominated adviser to companies whose equity capital is quoted on the AIM market of The London Stock Exchange. Andrew was involved in the establishment of the Chamber and has been a director since its inception. He is now also its Secretary and a Counsellor.

Allenby Capital Ltd
Claridge House, 32 Davies Street
London, W1K 4ND
United Kingdom

Elhamy ElKerdany

Mr El Kerdany is a quality oriented design professional and team leader with over 35 years of hands-on experience in architectural design, project, and construction management in the Middle East, Canada, and the US. He has extensive experience in business development and representing owners in the coordination of major construction field operations and lease back promotional activities, in addition to property and asset management. His specific expertise includes shopping centers, high rise residential condominiums, office buildings, five stars hotels, recreational facilities, custom and spec home development. He is a board member of the Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce, Executive board member of the Egyptian-British Chamber of Commerce, President of Egyptian Council of Shopping Centers, Ex-President of Cairo Al Uruba Rotary Club, and a member of the Syndicate of Engineers, Cairo, Egypt.

KAD Commercial Property Management Ltd
7A Corniche El Nil, Maadi, 11728
Cairo, Egypt

Robin Lamb

Member of the Board and Executive Committee of the Chamber and Director General of the Libyan British Business Council (LBBC).

Robin is a retired British Ambassador who studied Arabic at Oxford and in Lebanon. He spent over thirty-five years with the FCO, working in London and the Arab world, including Egypt and Libya. Lately HM Ambassador Bahrain (2003-06) and Consul-General Basra (2006), he left government service in April 2007.  He was appointed Executive Director of the Egyptian British Business Council (EBBC) and Director General of the LBBC in April 2009.  He is a member of the Board of the Royal Society for Asian Affairs, a Trustee of the British University in Egypt (BUE) and a member of the Advisory Board of the Cambridge Middle East & North Africa Forum (MENAF). He joined the EBCC Board in February 2016 and was elected to the Executive Committee. 

Effat El Sadat

Dr Effat El Sadat is a former member of Parliament, and current president of the Sadat Democratic Party. He is a board member of several associations including Egyptian European Council, a founder of Itmana for social responsibility among other projects for social development in Egypt. Dr El Sadat is the Vice president of the Egyptian Council for Sustainable development and member of the Rotary Club of Alexandria Cosmopolitan. He holds an MBA in Business Administration. BS in Accounting Management from Ain shams University, a PHD in Business Administration, Diploma in the Global Economy and Crisis Management from the Arab Academy.

Sadat Group
14 Sizostris Street, El Mansheya
Alexandria
Egypt

Mohamed Omran

Mr Omran was the Misr International Systems (MIS) Chairman and co-founder since mid 1982. During this period MIS grew from small company to one of the largest reputable data communications & security providers in Egypt. He helped many institutions and organizations establish their own data comms. such as Egypt Air, National Bank of Egypt and Stock Exchanges. Mr. Omran was the Chairman and CEO of MIST (Misr for Information Services & Trading) company, the leading information provider in Egypt was established in 1993, for the purpose of providing real time financial markets & on line trading information services. Mr Omran has become the first CEO & founder of The Information Technology Industry Development Agency of Egypt (ITIDA). This agency helps to develop the ICT industry in Egypt. Mr Omran remained in his position as the CEO of ITIDA until 2007.

Misr International Systems
9 El Gazaier Street
Mohandessen
Arez
Egypt

Amr Hassanein

Dr Amr Hassanein is the Chairman of MERIS – Middle East Rating & Investors Service (Moody's Affiliate for Egypt and other countries in the region) and FinBi – Finance & Banking Consultants International. Dr. Hassanein is involved as a Board Member of the Electricity Regulatory Authority of Egypt, Smart Aviation, Cequens, Iskan Insurance Company, Edara Al Tameer for Real Estate Management and AMA Arab Environment Company (AAEC). He is also a Board Member of the Egyptian European Council. Dr. Hassanein has extensive experience in local and international development, credit rating; credit information; finance, financial services; privatization, concession contracts, and PPP; company valuation and restructuring; mortgage systems; credit mechanisms; SMMES (Small, Medium and Micro enterprises) institutional setups; and credit guarantee schemes for M/SMEs.

Finance & Banking Consultants International
8 El-Sad El-Aali Street
Dokki – Giza
Egypt

Akil Beshir

On October 2014, Eng. Akil Beshir was appointed non-executive Vice Chairman of Orascom Telecom Media and Technology Holding. At present, Akil serves as Chairman of Al-Enmaa for Agricultural Development and Livestock Company.He served as a Vice Chairman of Al-Ahly Computer Equipment Company (SAE) in 1996. In 2000, and prior to joining Juhayna Food Industries, he was Chairman and CEO of Telecom Egypt. During his career, Eng. Akil has held several positions including Vice President of the Board of Vodafone Egypt, Board Member of the National Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Education, Board Member of Egyptian National Railways Authority, Board Member of Nokia Siemens Networks, Board Member of the National Telecommunications Institute and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Egyptian Foundation for Technological Education and Development.

2005A Nile City Towers
26th Floor, South Tower
Cornish El Nile Ramlet Beaulac
Cairo, Egypt

Mohammed Al Miqdadi

Mr Al Miqdadi is the Director & President of established equity and construction development concerns with extensive global reach; He is currently the Director of Project Development for General Mediterranean Holding (The GMH Group). Established in 1979 this diversified global business conglomerate comprises 120 organisations and over 11,000 employees, with a strong industry portfolio comprising Banking & Finance, Real Estate & Construction, Hotel & Leisure, Industrial, Pharmaceuticals, Communications, Shipping and Aviation. Prior to this, Mr Al Miqdadi was the President, Global Equities Inc; a global real estate and construction management concern. Mr Al Miqdadi is in charge of various development projects in Egypt and Iraq, including the construction of medical factories, a paper mill, hotels, tourist villages and restaurants.

General Mediterranean Holding (GMHSA)
London Representative Office
Lincoln House
137-143 Hammersmith Road, London W14 0QL
United Kingdom

Dr. Yasser Hassan

Dr. Yasser Ismail Hassan is the CEO and Managing Director of National Bank of Egypt (UK). As a subsidiary of the leading financial institution in Egypt the bank focuses on financing trade between Egypt and the UK as well as providing financial services to Egyptians in the UK. His previous position was the Managing Director and CEO of National Bank of Kuwait - Egypt, a leading bank for medium size companies and also active in retail and Islamic financial services.

In May 2019, Dr. Hassan completed an eighteen-year tenure at NBK - Egypt, during which he was Senior General Manager and non-executive Board Member then effective January 2004 and until May 2019 he took over the responsibilities of the Managing Director. As the Managing Director, he was responsible for the bank’s overall performance, budget and strategy. Dr. Hassan also acted as a Senior Financial Advisor to the Capital Market Authority through the Capital Market Development Project since November 2001 until December 2002. Besides, in pursuit of delivering the practical and academic knowledge he gained, Dr. Hassan has been continuing his mission as a part-time professor of Finance at the American University in Cairo since February 1999.

National Bank of Egypt (UK) Limited
11 Waterloo Pl, St. James's, London SW1Y 4AU
United Kingdom

 

 

Dan de Belder

Dan started his career in 1996 at PwC, qualifying as a chartered accountant, followed by a spell in corporate broking at Credit Suisse First Boston.

He joined Hudson Sandler in 2017 after 13 years at Bell Pottinger and three years at The Communication Group.

 Throughout his career in financial communications, he has advised a range of both UK and international businesses from FTSE 100s through to SMEs.

He has strong experience with emerging markets, notably in Africa and Egypt in particular. He is the lead adviser on the pan-African trade finance bank, Afreximbank, which is headquartered in Cairo and has also recently worked with London-listed Integrated Diagnostics Holdings as well as the Egyptian Stock Exchange.

Nick Gliddon

Nick Gliddon is a member of Vodafone Group Plc Senior Leadership Team. He is responsible for the Vodafone Carrier Services Division the organisation that manages Vodafone’s wholesale and carrier business across the world since June 2020.

As one of the top five wholesale telecommunications carriers in the world, the organization is responsible for procuring and supplying telecommunications services to over 800 organizations across the world and supplying the Vodafone local markets with their voice, messaging and connectivity needs. It is also responsible for managing Vodafone’s investments in sub-sea and terrestrial cable systems; the largest of which is SHARP the African cable system that is connecting North Africa (Egypt) to Europe and South Africa.

For the last five years Nick was based in India as Chief Business and Enterprise Officer for Vodafone Idea a joint venture between Vodafone Group Plc and Aditya Birla Group Pvt. Prior to India Nick was a member of the Senior Leadership Team in Vodafone Egypt as the Enterprise Business Unit Director.

Mohanad T. Khaled

Mohanad T. Khaled, Managing Partner of BDO Khaled & Co (member of BDO international) and Chairman of BDO Esnad, has extensive experience in Accounting, Auditing, Tax Advisory, Financial Advisory and Business Process Outsourcing services. Mohanad had joined BDO Khaled & Co. in March 1997. On a regional level, Mohanad had been appointed as the Regional Head of Tax for BDO in the Middle East. Prior to BDO, he worked for General Motors and Shell. Besides, he is also the Voluntary Representative for ACCA in Egypt. He served as an Adjunct Faculty in the Accounting Department of the American University for a few years. In addition, Mr. Khaled is either a board member or an active member of a number of prominent Business Associations, and had voluntarily contributed to various legislative and professional standards’ reforms.

Mohanad is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Fellow of the Egyptian Society of Accountants and Auditors (ESAA), and Fellow of the Egyptian Society for Taxation (EST).

He received a B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering degree, June ’94, and a Masters degree of Business Administration (MBA), June ‘97, both from the American University in Cairo.

Company Secretary

Andrew P. Baker

Andrew Baker qualified as a solicitor in London in 1972 and has worked in corporate finance and international transactions for many years. Andrew is now Chairman of Allenby Capital Limited, a well-known corporate broker and nominated adviser to companies whose equity capital is quoted on the AIM market of The London Stock Exchange. Andrew was involved in the establishment of the Chamber and has been a director since its inception. He is now also its Secretary and a Counsellor.

Allenby Capital Ltd
Claridge House, 32 Davies Street
London, W1K 4ND
United Kingdom

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