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Dr. Suzan Fouad Hamdy

Chief Financial Inclusion, Sustainability and Business Development Officer at Banque Misr

Dr. Hamdy also chairs the Financial Inclusion Committee at the Federation of Egyptian Banks. Before this role, she was the Chief Investment Officer. She founded the Capital Markets and Investments Group at Banque Misr in 2006. During her term, BM assets under management surged to EGP 60bn by 2020, marking one of the largest investments’ portfolios in Egypt. Dr. Hamdy has a career spanning more than 38 years in the banking industry. She began her career at the credit and syndication’s department at the Arab African International Bank, where she worked in a variety of banking divisions, including project finance, remedial management, investment banking, retail banking, marketing, business development, and foreign branches. She was formerly the Chairman of the Nile Fund Company for Development and Investment in the Nile Basin countries.

Dr. Hamdy is the Chair of Misr Real Estate Asset Management and Managing Director of the Egyptian Charity Sports Fund as well as a Board Member of Banque Misr Lebanon and Misr Capital. She was also a Board Member at the Export Development Bank and several other companies. She also served as a Board Member at different prominent companies, including Export Development Bank of Egypt (EBE), Misr Beltone Asset Management, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, and Petroleum Tankers. Moreover, Dr. Hamdy is a member of different business associations, such as the Egyptian Capital Market Association, Fixed Income Association, Egyptian Investment Management Association, the American Chamber of Commerce, the British Egyptian Business Association, and the World Studies Future Generation in Finland. Dr. Hamdy is a certified Corporate Director by the IFC and a certified trainer by the Egyptian Central Banking Institute. She is also a certified expert in Financial Inclusion Policy by the Alliance for Financial Inclusion. Besides, she is a lecturer in several universities and a speaker at several conferences on retail banking, real estate, and financial markets locally and internationally.

She had represented Egyptian banks as part of the Visa International Risk Advisors for the Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa (CEMEA) region. In 2014, Dr. Hamdy was chosen as one of the top 10 bankers in Egypt, and as one of the 50 most influential women in the Egyptian economy in 2015. She was also selected as a member of the International Who’s Who of Professionals for the year 2009.She holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Economics from the American University in Cairo. Graduating at the age of 17, Dr. Hamdy holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Monetary Policy from the University of Hungarian Sciences, which she received at the age of 22, to become the youngest university graduate and Doctorate holder in Egypt and the Middle East.


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