Mr. Sherif Samy serves as non-executive chairman and board member of a number of companies in the real estate, education and financial services sector. Additionally, he Chairs the Audit Committee of the State Pension Funds and is a Board Member of the National Investment Bank, the Universal Health Insurance Authority, the French University in Egypt and member of the International Advisory Board of the UAE Securities & Commodities Authority.
Mr. Samy is the former Chairman of the Commercial International Bank (CIB) and 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 previously served on the board of the Central Bank of Egypt 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.
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 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.