Hassan Heikal - EFG Hermes CEO
Published Tuesday, 14 August 2012 16:26 | Written by Amwal Al Ghad
Hassan Heikal holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Faculty of Economics and Political Science at Cairo University. He has been serving as Chief Executive Officer since 2007. Heikal is one of the driving forces that has established EFG Hermes as the largest investment bank in the Arab world.
Heikal joined EFG Hermes in 1995 from Goldman Sachs. While Head of EFG Hermes’ Investment Banking Division, he spearheaded the drive that cemented the Firm’s reputation as the leading investment banking franchise in the Arab world. He is credited with the growth of EFG-Hermes, particularly into new markets. Under his leadership, the group has advised clients such as Vodafone plc, Sainsburys, Heineken, PepsiCo, Orascom Telecom, Pirelli and Bayer. Heikal was also instrumental in pushing EFG-Hermes acquiring the stake in Bank Audi in 2006. Heikal's principal investment banking experience was at Goldman Sachs International in mergers and acquisitions. He is working on several high profile buy/sell mandates. Heikal is a Board Member of EFG-Hermes Private Equity.
Hassan Heikal faces charges of manipulating the stock market for the benefit of the two sons of ousted President Hosni Mubarak, which he is considering
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