CI Capital announced on Monday the appointment of Amr Helal as the Sell-Side CEO of its investment bank.
Helal brings more than 20 years of experience spanning equity capital markets, debt capital markets, and private equity across Egypt, MENA, and emerging markets.
The new CEO will assume oversight of the group’s investment banking, securities brokerage, and equity research lines of business.
“We are excited to have Amr Helal — a renowned finance and investment veteran — on board to lead the sell-side business of CI Capital’s investment bank platform. His experience across the region, passion, and solid track-record will be vital assets that will fuel CI Capital’s next chapter of growth,” commented Hesham Gohar — Group CEO of CI Capital Holding.
Prior to joining CI Capital, Amr was the CEO of Renaissance Capital North Africa, where he was responsible for leading the business across MENA. During his tenure, Helal built the company’s presence in Egypt, effectively transforming it into one of the top three investment banks operating in Egypt.
“I am delighted to be joining CI Capital — Egypt’s leading fully fledged financial services group — and I look forward to building on this success as we grow the business further in Egypt and beyond by delivering quality and added value to clients and stakeholders,” Helal said.
Gohar added: “With our brokerage business leading The Egyptian Exchange’s YTD ranks in terms of market share of executions, and the investment banking team’s record of closing landmark deals with an aggregate value surpassing $23bn since inception, the company’s investment bank will be gaining more momentum with Helal at the helm of the investment bank’s sell-side operations.”