Regional Manager, SME Finance & Development Team – Egypt

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development “EBRD”

Reem El Saady joined EBRD in May 2012 and is currently the  Regional Principle Manager for the SMEs Finance and Development (Advisory ) Program for Egypt and the Levant.  The program supports small business with special focus on women and Youth.

Prior to  joining EBRD she worked as an advisor to the  Minister of Investment and had during her work at the Ministry established both “Bedaya Centre for Entrepreneurship and SMEs Development” as well as “Bedaya Fund for SMEs Development” – one of the first on-shore private equity funds dedicated for financing SMEs and innovative start-ups

During the period from 2010 to  March 2012, she was the board member and CEO of Bedaya Private Equity Fund for SMEs financing.

El Saady was also an appointed member in the Technical Committee established by HE the Minister of Trade and Industry in 2017 to design the organizational structure for the new National SMEs Development Agency.

Reem El Saady was during the period from 1996 to 2009 the Lead Program Coordinator of the Egyptian Swiss Development Fund – a special fund dedicated to support the socio- economic development of underserved communities and the empowerment of women.

 She holds a BA and MA in economics from the American University in Cairo and she is a PHD candidate at the Faculty of Economics and Political Science writing her thesis on the Egyptian SMEs in an Era of Reforms.

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