After graduating from the German School in Cairo in 1981 and receiving her BA in Business Administration, with the highest honors, from the American University in Cairo (AUC) in 1985, Ms. Wefky joined CIB in 1986 and finished the Credit Course in February 1987, then joining the Corporate Banking Group. Ms. Wefky completed various post graduate training courses throughout her banking career in the USA, the UK, and Europe, covering different areas such as corporate, risk, investment, and strategic leadership.
In March 2017, Ms. Wefky was appointed Deputy CEO – Institutional Banking, handling both the Corporate Banking Group and the Global Customer Relations Group, before assuming her current role as President of Corporate Credit and Investment in December 2017, handling the Corporate Credit Banking Group, Direct Investment Group, and Debt Capital Market Group. She joined the Bank’s Management Committee in October 2020 and was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Corporate Credit & Investment in February 2021.
Under her leadership, the Bank’s corporate loan book has more than quadrupled in the last 10 years. Ms. Wefky is currently overseeing a transformation project for the corporate functions across the value chain aiming to migrate the entire corporate lending cycle to an electronic solution, thus streamlining all business, risk, and operation processes and paving the way for future CIB employees to continue leading the corporate finance market.
Throughout her career, Ms. Wefky was chosen to represent CIB as a board member, Managing Director, and Chairman at several affiliates. She is an active member in several committees within the Bank, such as the Management Committee, High Lending and Investment Committee, Asset and Liability Management Committee, Non-Financial Risks and Compliance Committee, and Pricing Concession Committee.