• Tarek Salah
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    Tarek Salah

    Managing Director, Qalaa Holdings Cement Division
    Tarek Salah

    Tarek Salah

    Managing Director, Qalaa Holdings Cement Division

    Mr. Salah joined Qalaa Holdings in 2007. Mr. Salah worked with Arab Consulting Engineers in the Project Management Department, where he managed projects including the US$ 750 million CityStars multi-purpose real estate development and a US$ 107 million float glass factory in Tenth of Ramadan City. He holds a BSc in Engineering from Cairo University and an MBA from the Arab Academy for Technology and Maritime Transport in Cairo.

  • Karim Sadek
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    Karim Sadek

    Managing Director, Qalaa Holdings Transportation Division
    Karim Sadek

    Karim Sadek

    Managing Director, Qalaa Holdings Transportation Division

    Prior to joining Qalaa Holdings, Mr. Sadek was Managing Director of the Arab Investment Company (ABIC), one of the largest private-equity firms in Egypt. During his tenure, Mr. Sadek returned a substantial part of the firm’s total investments (valued at over EGP 500 million [US$ 90.91 million]) to ABIC’s shareholders in the form of dividends and share buybacks. Mr. Sadek holds a Master’s in International Securities, Investment and Banking from the Business School for Financial Markets at the University of Reading in the United Kingdom. He has extensive experience in corporate banking and credit risk assessment through his work both at the Commercial International Bank (CIB) and Arab Bank.

  • Alaa El-Afifi
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    Alaa El-Afifi

    Managing Director, Qalaa Holdings Mining Division
    Alaa El-Afifi

    Alaa El-Afifi

    Managing Director, Qalaa Holdings Mining Division

    Prior to joining Qalaa Holdings in 2006, Mr. El-Afifi was part of the UK Mergers and Acquisitions and the Industrials and Natural Resources teams at Goldman Sachs & Co in London. There, he worked on a number of high-profile investment banking deals and advised clients including Mittal Steel, Petroplus, Saint-Gobain, BP, Shell, BG, InterGen, MOL, SAS, ICI and Odeon Cinemas on mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt market strategies and raid-defense activities. He started his career as an investment banker at EFG Hermes, the leading investment bank in the region. Mr. El-Afifi is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) who holds a BA in Economics and Business Administration from the American University in Cairo and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business, with a concentration in Finance, Strategic and Entrepreneurial Management.