Mr. Sherif Samy is an experienced senior executive and advisor in financial markets and services, investment management and corporate governance. He is currently non-executive Chairman of a real estate asset management company and serves on the boards of directors of the National Investment Bank, the Universal Health Insurance Authority, in addition to several listed and privately held companies in the education, venture capital, fund management and private equity sectors. Additionally, he is a member of the Investment Board of the National Pension Fund and the International Advisory Board of the UAE’s Securities and Commodities Authority.
Mr. Samy served a four-year term ending in 2017 as Chairman 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.
From 2013 to 2017, Mr. Samy served as a member of the board of the Central Bank of Egypt and its Monetary Policy Committee and chaired its Audit Committee. He was also Chairman of the Financial Services Institute, the Egyptian Institute of Directors and a member of the board of Egypt’s National Payment Council and its Anti-Money Laundry Unit.
In 2014, Mr. Samy was the first Egyptian to be elected to the board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) and was re-elected for a second term in 2016. He was also elected president of the Union of Arab Securities Authorities from 2016 to 2017.
Prior to that, he was the Managing Director of Banque Misr’s investment arm “Misr Capital Investments” 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, the General Authority for Investment and Free Zones.
Mr. Samy started his professional career with the global consulting firm Accenture, where he worked in its Chicago, Riyadh and Beirut offices. He graduated from Alexandria University’s Faculty of Commerce with high distinction and attended numerous executive programs at leading business schools in the US and Europe in the areas of strategy, management and investment.