Board of Directors

Medhat Khalil

Raya Holding for Financial Investment - Chairman & CEO

Medhat Khalil has dedicated his career to realizing a vision: Raya Holding. After 15 years holding top management positions with IBM Egypt, Khalil founded the pioneering IT companies Protech and Oratech in 1993 and 1997 respectively. In 1998.

Protech and Oratech became two of the seven entities comprising Raya Holding. Medhat Khalil is a member of the National Sports Council, board member of the National Fund for Finance of Juniors, Youth, and Sports.


Yasser Hashem

Zaki Hashem & Partners - Managing Partner

Yasser Hashem is the managing partner of Zaki Hashem & Partners, a leading Egyptian law firm established in 1953. The firm has around 80 lawyers with strong local and international legal background, and manages a large portfolio of multinational, and local clients.

Hashem specializes in the areas of corporate, mergers acquisitions, capital market and telecommunication.


Malek Sultan

Watheeqa - Operations Manager

Malek Sultan is Watheeqa operations manager in Egypt and a board member representing Watheeqa in several of its investments in Egypt. With more than 10 years of experience in investments and IT, Sultan has led the arranging of several landmark deals in the IT, Real Estate Development and Financial sectors for major institutions in Egypt as well as Sudan, Kenya and Uganda.

Sultan is well versed in the restructuring process for maximizing the return of Private Equity deals. His latest deals yielded on the average 3x over an average vintage period of 3 years. He holds an MBA from Georgia State University with a concentration
in Finance and E-business and a BSc in Business Administration from Cairo University.


Amr El Tawil

Triangle Group - CEO

Amr Eltawil returned to Egypt from the United States in 1993, with a degree from Texas A&M University and work experience as a construction manager for a real estate developer.

In Egypt, he applied his knowledge to expand his family business, Triangle Holding, into the fields of utilities, oil & gas projects and services, and construction engineering. Eltawil is known as an innovative entrepreneur and he is currently the
CEO of Triangle Holding.


Seif Coutry

Capital Trust - Chairman

Coutry is a commercial and investment banking executive with more than 30 years of international and local professional banking experience. He also served as Advisor to the Minister of Finance of Egypt for tax administration reform and modernization for 30 months (2005-2007). Formerly, Chairman and Managing Director of United Bank of Egypt, after serving as VP and Director of Bank of America London, in charge of EMEA Private Banking.

Currently Mr. Coutry also serves as a board member in several corporations including Fawry for Banking & Technology Payment Services, The Egyptian Catering and Contracting Company, Tatweer for Financial Consultancy, Acquire Investment Company and Rameda Pharmaceuticals Company.


Ashraf Mahmoud Kheireldin

First for Distribution & Trading - CEO

Ashraf Kheireldin earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Cairo University in 1992. He was the sales manager of Protect from 1996 till 1998.

Kheireldin then became the owner & general manager of First for Distribution & Trading (agent of Vodafone). He is currently the chairman and CEO of First for Distribution & Trading (franchising partner of Vodafone).


Ahmed Khalil

Raya Restaurants & Raya Smart Buildings - CEO

Ahmed Khalil’s background entails sales, marketing and business development which he gained through his work in Microsoft Egypt.

Before joining Microsoft, Khalil gained extensive retail experience from running the family business, where he managed and developed a home-grown retail chain of fashion apparel stores. Khalil serves on the board of Raya Holding since 2008
as well as other leading companies such as Fawry Technologies and Rameda Pharmaceuticals.

He holds a BA in Business Administration, with a double concentration in Finance and Marketing, from the American
University in Cairo (2005) and an MBA from the Harvard Business School (2012), with a focus in Corporate Finance and Real Estate. Currently, Khailil is the CEO of Raya Restaurants & Raya Smart Buildings.


Samer El Waziri


Samer El Waziri currently holds the position of Raya FMCG CEO. El Waziri played a key role as part of the management team who has been achieving significant financial returns and building the company that is nowadays
considered one of the strongest IT and Telecommunications companies in the region.

Previously and until December 2005, El Waziri held the position of Finance Director and Board Member of GlaxoSmithKline.
El Waziri has 29 years of experience in financial management, including the interpretation of financial data relevant
to manufacturing and marketing, evaluation and general coordination of corporate investment decisions and
strategic planning.

El Waziri holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Cairo University.
Mr. Waziri also obtained a management diploma from Harvard Business School.


Khaled Shash

Khaled Shash graduated from the Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University in 1984, with an Honor degree in Telecommunication and Electronics. Shash has spent over ten years in Research and Development Management in Giza System. Some of the major Projects he has participated in and lead during nearly two decades of IT experience, included the main billing platform for Egyptian GSM operator Click, the automation of the Junior World Cup tournament in Egypt. In addition, Shash was responsible of Arabizing of many Digital products. He then Joined “Digital” company in UK to participate in the localization team for the Middle East. Prior to that, he worked in Alcatel as a site Engineer responsible for the automation of Cairo Airport’s Customs.

Khaled Shash Joined Raya since its foundation in Year 2000, He started in as a General Manager for technology system integration in order to develop the infrastructure solution. From 2001 to 2008 Shash became the CEO of Raya Contact Center. During this period, he succeeded in lobbying with the government sector in Egypt, multinational companies and the global standard accreditation center to be perceived as a world-class operator. He managed to provide call center services for major accounts, such as Microsoft, McDonald's, HTC, General Motors, Stream and Intel.

Shash then started a new line of business in manufacturing, initiating the first Food grade plastic –PET- pellets recycling factory. He was the CEO of “BariQ” during the period of 2009-2014. He succeeded in producing an approved food grade quality from both the European Food and Safety Authority –EFSA- and the Food and Drug Authority FDA. He established the distribution channels abroad and at the same time, he developed the supply chain across Egypt. In 2015, he has been appointed as the VP – Industrial sector, and accordingly he assessed many industries to engage Raya in.


Mostafa Mubarak

Mostafa Mobarak graduated from The American University in Cairo (AUC) in 2005 with a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering, Majoring in Communication, and then he completed his Master’s in Business Administration Majoring in Finance and Strategic Management from the University of Pennsylvania in 2010.

Between the years 2005-2006 Mostafa started working as a Software Engineer at IBM and helped the newly established department win the outsourcing of a 125 Million dollars project, the department’s first. Then he worked from 2006-2007 as an economic researcher in Ministry of Trade and Industry, MINISTER’S TECHNICAL OFFICE. From 2007 to 2008, he started working as a Reserve Management Unit at the Central Bank of Egypt. In 2010, he moved to McKinsey & Company as an Engagement manager.
Mostafa Mubarak established Solera in the late 2013 and is currently Managing Partner. He has signed projects that reached more than 100 Million EGP.