Deputy Chairman and Managing Director of The National Investment Bank

Chairman of the Board

Mr. Ashraf Negm has a banking experience of more than 38 years working in leading banks such as the Egyptian American Bank, HSBC, the Egyptian British Bank, and S.A.I.B.

He is also experienced in treasury, capital markets and foreign relations sectors for more than 33 years, and served as a member of the Egyptian Association of Dealers in Capital Markets and Treasurer from 2004 to 2016.

It is worth noting that Mr. Negm served as a member of the board of directors of the Economic Authority for the Suez Canal Development and a member of its investment and audit committees. He also served as a board member of the Main Development Company and a member of its investment and audit committees.

Mr. Negm obtained a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Liberty University, Maryland, USA, in addition to specialized and advanced courses in treasury and financial markets from HSBC Hong Kong, England. He also obtained the certificate of “Effective Board Member” from the Egyptian Banking Institute, Central Bank of Egypt in 2016.


Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director at NI Capital


With more than 25 years of investment banking experience, Mr. Metwally has been appointed by NI Capital’s Board to lead NI Capital as its Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Metwally will be taking over the transformation of the company’s business strategy in line with the Government’s vision and its new business model of having a publicly owned company privately managed by leading expertise.

Prior to joining NI Capital, Mr. Metwally held the position of Deputy CEO at HC Securities & Investment since 2012. Before that he was the Managing Director & CEO of Siraj Finance, a mortgage finance company based in Abu Dhabi. Mr. Metwally had previously held the positions of the Regional Head of Middle East Investment Banking at Salomon Brothers (London), and subsequently Merrill Lynch based (London), and Standard Chartered Bank and HSBC based in Dubai. Mr. Metwally’s investment banking transaction experience spans a wide range of sectors and products including M&A advisory, equity and debt capital markets transactions, and leveraged finance. Mr. Metwally started his career on Wall Street as a real estate equity research analyst at Salomon Brothers New York.

He also held other positions including  Senior Financial Advisor to the Minister of Finance of Egypt through the USAID where he focused on direct investments made by the National Investment Bank and the efforts of the Ministry of Finance to develop the mortgage finance business, Adjunct Professor of Finance at Cal State University, Long Beach California, and Managing Director of Orbel, a private investment company in USA, and CEO of LAM Consulting a private advisory firm in the UAE.

Mr. Metwally earned his MBA at Columbia Business School, New York (USA) where he was awarded the Merit Fellowship, and later received Executive Leadership training at INSEAD (France) and London Business School (United Kingdom.)

Prior to joining the investment banking industry, Mr. Metwally was a Registered Architect in the State of New York (1985-1993.)  He holds a BA in Architecture from Pratt Institute (New York) and BSc in Architectural Engineering from Cairo University (Egypt.)

Mr. Metwally is a member on the Board of NI Capital Holding, Ayady for Investment and Development and Damietta Furniture City (DFC).   Mr. Metwally had previously served on the Boards of several institutions including Egyptians Abroad Investment Company (ODEN), HC Brokerage Company, HC Investment Bank DIFC, the Advisory Board of Cairo Stock Exchange, Addax Bank, Siraj Finance Company, Alkine Benzene E-LAB company, and Fajr Gas Pipeline Company.


Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ayady for Investment and Development Company


Mr. Saleh served as Egypt’s Minister of Investment from 2012 to 2013 after having held the position of Chairman of the Egyptian Mortgage Finance Authority from 2005 to 2009. In September 2009, he was appointed Chairman of the General Authority for Investment (GAFI). He is also a Board Member of the Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority. In addition, he served as Regional Manager of American Express Bank Ltd.



Mr. Sherif Samy is an experienced senior executive in the areas of investment, financial markets and corporate governance.

He serves as non-executive chairman or board member of a number of companies in the automotive, education and financial services sector. Additionally, he is a member of the Investment Board of the State Pension Funds and of the International Advisory Board of the UAE Securities & Commodities Authority.

Mr. Samy has most recently completed a four-year term as head of Egypt’s independent non-banking financial regulatory authority (FRA) where he achieved a major legislative and regulatory leap in capital markets, insurance, mortgage, leasing, private pensions, factoring and microfinance.

He served on the board of the Central Bank of Egypt (2013 – 2017) and its Monetary Policy Committee, and a member of the board of the country’s National Payment Council. He also headed the board of the Financial Services Institute, the Egyptian Institute of Directors and the Egyptian Accounting & Auditing Standards Committee.

In 2014, Mr. Samy was the first Egyptian to be elected to the board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), he was reelected for a second term in 2016. He was also elected president of the Union of Arab Securities Authorities in 2016 / 2017.

Prior to that, he was the managing director of Banque Misr – investment arm “Misr Capital” and a board member of Banque Du Caire. Starting from 2007 he was appointed for several consecutive terms to the board of the investment promotion agency (GAFI).

Mr. Samy previously held leadership positions in investment management and consulting firms, operating in Egypt and various countries within the Arab region. He started his career with global consulting firm Accenture in Chicago in 1987.



Dr. Khaled Serry Seyam has 28 years of  academic and practical experience in the legal and financial fields, including, Commercial Law, Capital Markets, Tax and public Finance, Public Private Partnership, Project Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Criminal law, Criminal procedure law, International Criminal Law.

He was involved in drafting various Egyptian Laws and Regulations such as the Tax Law, PPP Law and Regulation, Securitization Law, Economic Courts Law, Non-Banking Financial Markets Law, Sukuk Regulations, amendments of Capital Markets Law, amendments of Criminal Procedures Law, Consumer Protection Law, Investment Law, Rules for listed companies on the Egyptian Stock Exchange, in addition to advising Governments and International Institutions on legal reforms including, Jordan, Bahrain, Kenya, Libya, Saint Lucia, World Bank (WB), World Health Organization (WHO), United Nation for Drugs and Organized Crime (UNODC) and (UN Women).

As a senior legal advisor to the Minister of Foreign Trade (2002-2005) and to the Minister of Finance (2005-2010), Dr Seyam participated in the majority of economic legal reforms.

In his capacity as Vice Chairman of the Egyptian Market Authority (2008-2009), as Vice Chairman of the Financial supervisory Authority (2009-2010) and as Chairman of the Egyptian Stock Exchange (2010-2011), Dr. Seyam contributed in the regulatory Capital Market reform process in Egypt.

Dr. Seyam also served as a Member of the Board of Directors of the General Authority of Investment and Free Zones (GAFI) (2009-till 2017), the Investor Protection Fund (2008-2011), the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) (2011-2013) and the General Authority for the Suez Canal Special Economic Zone, (2015 till 2018).

Dr. Seyam was also appointed to the Board of Directors of Misr Settlement, Depository and Clearing Company (MCDR) (2011 till 2018), the Egyptian Mortgage Refinance Company (EMRC) (2012 till 2019), Banque Du Caire (BDC) (2013 till 2017), the Arab Moltaqa Investment Company (AMIC) (2014 till now), the National Investment Bank (2017 till now), and NI Capital for Financial Consultancy (2017 till now), the National Bank of Kuwait (NBK Egypt) (2018 till now), the National Postal Authority (2018 till now).

As a senior Legal Advisor to the Egyptian PPP unit (2007-2010), he led the drafting of the PPP law, The PPP Executive Regulation, the PPP model Contract, the legal part of the PPP toolkit and supervised the Legal Tender procedures for the first mega PPP wastewater project, hospitals project. As a consultant to the World Bank, he led the drafting of the PPP regulation in Kenya, Saint Lucia, and Jordan.

As a Consultant to the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional office, Dr. Seyam participated in the reviewing  the Egyptian Global Health Insurance Law.

Dr. Seyam led the founding of the Financial Service Institute (FSI) with the vision to be the pioneer  regional training and research Center for the Non-Banking Financial Services. He was appointed as an Executive Director of the Institute (2011-2013), as a Board member of the Institute (2013 till now) and as a Board member of The Egyptian Institute of Directors (EIOD) (2016 till now).

This practical experience is also supplemented by some academic research. Dr. Seyam contributed in the creation of the French Section of the Faculty of Law, Ain Shams University, in collaboration with Jean Moulin University, Lyon 3, France. He was appointed as the Deputy Manager of this section for more than seven years (2003-2008) and from (2013-2015).

For his contribution and research in Criminal Law, Dr Khaled Seyam  has been elected as a Deputy Secretary General (2013-2014) and as a Board Member (2015 till now) of the International Association for Penal Law based in Paris (AIDP).

Since 2015, Dr Seyam was nominated as the Executive Chairman of the Bahraini Judicial and Legal studies Institute affiliated to Ministry of Justice and Islamic Affairs of Bahrain.


Deputy Chairman of Egyptian Gulf Bank


Mr. Assar currently serves as Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director, Vice Chairman and Executive Director of Egyptian Gulf Bank. Mr. Assar held the position of Director of Arab International Bank from 2013 to 2015 and served as Deputy Governor and Director of Central Bank of Egypt. He holds Master’s in Finance from a joint program at Syracuse and Harvard Universities, a Bachelor’s in Economics from The American University in Cairo and completed the Advanced Management Program for Global Executives at Wharton Business School


First Undersecretary of the National Investment Bank for investments and resources


Mrs. Mostafa has over three decades of experience in the finance industry, having been with National Investment Bank since 1987 in numerous capacity. Currently, she serves as National Investment Bank’s First Deputy, Head of Investment & Resources. She is a member on the Board of Directors of Fajr Egyptian Natural Gas Company and Arab Investment Bank. Mrs. Mostafa has previously served on the boards of Export Development Bank, Abkot Development and Tourism Company, Smart Aviation Company, e-finance Company, Mopco Company and as a member of the Interim Committee for the management of Akedma. She holds a Bachelor’s in Economics and Political Science from Cairo University.