Ex-Vice Chair of Banque Du Caire and Ex-Secretary-General of SFD
Soha Soliman was named as Secretary-General of the government entity Social Fund for Development – SFD (currently the Mirco, Small, and Medium Enterprises Development Agency) in November 2014.
Under her leadership, SFD witnessed an increase of 68% MSE loans to reach approximately around EGP 4.5 billion and a rise in public works by 113% to reach around EGP 784.4 million. During her four-year tenure, Soliman has succeeded in increasing the portfolio of the small and medium-sized enterprises from EGP 3 billion to EGP 13 billion in favour of 38,000 beneficiaries.
She graduated from the Faculty of Commerce at Cairo University in 1995 to immediately start her banking career by joining Egyptian American Bank (currently Crédit Agricole Egypt).
In 2006, after being promoted several times, she reached the position of Corporate Banking Vice President in Crédit Agricole Egypt. Also, in 2006, she taught the curriculum for credit certificate at the American University in Cairo.
In 2008, she joined Audi Bank as Head of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises to start new challenges with the analysis of the Egyptian SMEs access to finance, challenges, obstacles, and suggesting solutions.
In April 2010, she moved as Head of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in the National Bank of Egypt, where she contributed to an increase in the bank’s SMEs portfolio from EGP 3 billion to EGP 13 billion in 4 years disbursed to around 38.000 clients in addition to EGP 5 billion in form of credit lines in coordination with international institutions.
She has received a number of training courses and international certifications in Credit and Credit Specialized Certification in SME. She has visited a number of countries to represent Egypt in the SME topics; USA, UK, Germany, Jordan, Lebanon, France, UAE, and Kuwait. Adding to this, Soliman chaired the Arab Union for Small Enterprises of the League of Arab States, and she was awarded by the Union of Arab Banks (UAB) as one of the most influential woman in Arab economic and banking sectors in 2015.