Mr. Ahmed is responsible for strategy formulation and execution across CIB’s consumer banking and business banking. Mr. Issa is also responsible for managing CIB’s branches and is a member of ALCO, and other group management committees.

He has a proven track record in delivering results as a corporate and investment banker, as a retail banker, as a CFO, and as a chairman of portfolio companies. He has successfully led big transformative change mandates within several divisions and subsidiaries.

Mr. Ahmed started his banking career in 1993 in CIB branches, attended CIB’s industry-leading credit course in 1994, and was later promoted through the ranks within CIB corporate banking and investment banking divisions between 1995 and 2001. In 2001, he took a two-year study break to earn an MBA degree at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School.

During his career, he took on notable positions such as Head of Research at CIBC, Managing Director at CI Capital Investment Banking, Head of Strategic Planning at CIB, Head of Financial Institutions Group at CIB Corporate Banking, Group CFO at CIB, Chairman of the Board of Director at CORPLEASE- The leading lease finance company in Egypt, and Chairman of the Board of Directors at Falcon Group.

He was the chairman of the Banking Committee at the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt, and is now an elected Non-Executive Director. He was appointed by His Excellency, the Prime Minister of Egypt in 2017 to sit on the Board of Egypt’s Trade Development Authority. In April 2018, at the request of His Excellency, the Minister of Aviation, he became a member of the Board of Directors at EGYPTAIR Holding Company, ITIDA ‘Egypt’s ICT Industries Development Agency’, and ITDA ‘Egypt’s Trade Development Authority’ and Member at MasterCard MENA Leadership council.

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