Mr. Saleh assumed the role of Minister of Investment in 2012 for two consecutive terms. In 2009, he was appointed as the Chairman of the General Authority for Investment and Free Zones (“GAFI”) for four years. Prior to Chairing GAFI, Mr. Saleh was the Chairman of the Mortgage Finance Authority (“MFA”) for four years. He was responsible for laying the foundation of the mortgage finance industry in Egypt as well as the real estate appraising system and it’s respective rules and regulations.
Mr. Saleh currently chairs the board of several companies including Abu Soma Development Company, Damietta furniture City, Ayady Misr for Industrial Development and Sixth of October Development and Investment Company (“SODIC”). He also serves on the boards of several companies and institutions including the National Investment Bank, NI Capital, GAMA Construction Company and The Egyptian Company for Electricity Distribution.
Mr. Saleh is the founder and chief executive officer of Rise Invest for Financial and Investment Solutions.
Mr. Saleh has overall 25 years of banking experience. He held the position of The Regional Manager for Egypt and The Middle East at American Express Bank, he also served as a visitor professor at the American University in Cairo.
Mr. Saleh holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Cairo University. During his career he received a diploma in mortgage finance and securitization from Wharton University, in addition to several professional studies and degrees.