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Thursday, 2 September 2021

Kudos: Egyptian companies recognized in fintech, banking sectors

Our friends at CIB and Elsewedy Electric topped the list of nominees at this year’s Institutional Investor Best Practice awards. The two are nominated for the grand prix (ie: regional award) as leading corporations for investor relations in the Middle East, according to a statement (pdf).

CIB CEO Hussein Abaza is once again a finalist for “best investor relations by a CEO” in the Middle East, according to the statement. No Egyptian CFO was nominated for best CFO for IR.

Nominees for best corporate for IR in Egypt include CIB, Edita, Elsewedy, Raya Contact Center and Telecom Egypt.

Nominees for best IR professional in Egypt include a number of our favourite people:

  • Haitham Abdel Moneim (EK Holding)
  • Menna Shams El Din (Edita)
  • Tarek Yehia (Elsewedy)
  • Sarah Shabayek (Telecom Egypt)
  • Ahmed Zayed (Telecom Egypt)
  • Jan Pawel Hasman (TMG)

We hope we see all of you on the road soon instead of in these horrible damn video calls.

Four Egyptian companies made it to Forbes’ list of Top 15 Fintech Apps In The Middle East, with online portal myFawry topping the list. It was followed by EFG Hermes’ buy-now-pay-later platform valU and digitized rotating savings and credit association, MoneyFellows. Raya Holding’s merchant financial services provider, Aman, rounded out list.

A large number of Egyptian banks and financial services firms were recognized in the 2021 Global Banking and Finance Review Awards. The list includes Concord International Investments, QNB Alahli, ADIB Egypt, Credit Agricole Egypt, Banque Misr, Banque du Caire, Servfund, and Arab Moltaqa Investments.

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