Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director

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.


Managing Director – Investment Banking & Advisory

Mr. Ihab Swellem joined NI Capital in 2017 as Managing Director of Investment Banking & Advisory Services. He brings 25 years of experience in commercial banking, investment banking, treasury and project finance in large financial and blue-chip corporations. He has executed complex mandates in Egypt, the GCC and Algeria, in addition to several cross-border transactions in Europe and the MENA region.

Prior to joining NI Capital, Mr. Swellam was the Vice President of Corporate Finance and Advisor to the Chairman at MMID Group, an investment company owned by both the Mansour Group and the Maghraby Group. MMID has been particularly active in Egypt’s financial sector, owning equity in several investment banking and insurance firms.

Mr. Swellam has extensive experience with leading Egyptian based blue-chip companies. He served as CFO of Palm Hills Developments Co. (PHD), a leading real estate developer with an expansive portfolio spanning different development stages nationwide and one of the largest land banks in the country. Additionally, Mr. Swellem held several positions – in both Egypt and overseas – at Orascom Telecom SAE.

Mr. Swellem holds a Masters in Business Administration from Maastricht School of Business, Netherlands and a Bachelor of Accountancy from Cairo University, Egypt.


Managing Director - Private Equity

Mr. Hazem Kamel joined NI Capital as the Managing Director of Private Equity, bringing with him approximately 20 years of corporate experience in various Investment management activities in Egypt as well as the wider MENA region.

Prior to joining NI Capital, Mr. Kamel was the Chairman and Managing Director of Naeem Financial Investments (the Asset Management arm of Naeem Holding, one of the largest growing investment banks in the MENA region) with a mandate to drive the strategy and daily operations in both Egypt and UAE.  Prior to that, Mr. Kamel headed Naeem’s Investment Unit where he was responsible for growing the AUM in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from USD0.5bn to USD3.1bn, as well as running the operations of the Investment Management Division.

Mr. Kamel began his career at Prime Holding in 1997 and acquired extensive financial expertise from various positions within the organization. He also served as a member of the Investment Committee of the Mediterranean Fund managed by Rothschild Asset Management and co-managed by Prime.

Mr. Kamel holds MBA from Maastricht School of Management, Netherlands, Executive Education in Private Equity from Oxford University and BSc in Accounting, English section from Ain Shams University, Egypt. He serves on several boards, including Enmaa for leasing, Tamweely for Micro Finance, Ayady Misr for Industrial Development and Ayady Facility Management.