What’s new at Vezeeta, Aspire, Catalyst and City Edge
Choucri Asmar (LinkedIn) has been tapped as “chief providers officer, customer and experience” at Vezeeta, according to a statement (pdf). Asmar is former founding executive at AXA Africa Health, where he led OneHealth, Vezeeta said. Previously, Asmar was strategy and PMO lead at Mondelez International and regional suppliers manager at AstraZeneca MENA.
Aspire Capital and its newly-listed subsidiaries, Pioneers Properties and Gadwa Industrial Development have appointed Aspire Chairman Waleed Zaki (LinkedIn) as the managing director and CEO of Pioneers Properties and non-executive chairman of Gadwa. Mohamed Zakaria Mohieldin has been appointed chairman of Pioneers Properties, while Yasser Zaki Ibrahim has been appointed Gadwa’s managing director and CEO, according to three separate EGX disclosures here, here and here (pdfs). The disclosures contradict an earlier report we picked up from Al Mal that incorrectly stated Zaki would act as the managing director and chairman of Pioneers Properties.
Catalyst Partners has tapped capital markets veteran Maged Shawky, the former executive chairman of Beltone and onetime head of the EGX, as its new chairman, according to Al Borsa. Shawky, who replaces Catalyst’s co-founder Aly El Tahry (LinkedIn) as chairman. Shawky stepped down from an executive role at Beltone earlier this year and became a non-executive board member in the company’s recent reshuffle.