Ibrahim Sarhan is e-finance’s Chairman of the Board and CEO. He brings valuable experience having held several leadership positions in the fintech and telecommunications industry, with a solid and extensive track record of more than 30 years. Prior to e-finance, Ibrahim spent 13 years at ICL, and before that, held key management stints at Triangle and Raya Integrated before establishing e-finance in 2005. Throughout his career, Ibrahim joined a number of Community Service and Board memberships such as at the American Chamber of Commerce, the Software Industry Chamber and the Federation of Egyptian Industries. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Cairo University and a Senior Executive Management Diploma from Harvard University in 2011.
Ahmed Ismail joined the company’s team in 2007 and is currently the Chief E-payment Consultant at e-finance. Ahmed has extensive experience in the government sector and has played an important role in building and developing the electronic payment and collection systems for the government. During his career, Ahmed has worked for the Egyptian Customs Authority, leading delegations at international conferences, and was also a member of the High Commission for Customs Regulations and Policies. As a member of the commission, Ahmed was responsible for negotiating custom policies with trade partners including Tunisia and Japan. He also played an instrumental role in introducing the new Treasury Single Account (TSA) at the Egyptian Ministry of Finance, which later played a key role in helping the ministry transition over to an electronic payment system. Ahmed Ismail holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a concentration in Accounting and a postgraduate degree in Auditing and Taxation from Ain Shams University.
Essam Bahgat has been the Chief Financial Officer at e-finance since 2011. He joined the company in 2007 and boasts over 29 years of industry experience. Over the course of his career, he has contributed to the establishment and support of various companies and has executed multiple international agreements and partnerships. Prior to e-finance, he worked as a Chief Accountant at Oratech Information Technology for 7 years and as a Senior Accountant for Arab Union Contracting for 8 years. Essam Bahgat holds a Bachelor of Commerce with a concentration in Accounting from Ain Shams University and an MBA in Financial Management from the Arab Academy for Banking and Financial Sciences.
Mahmoud Hosny has been the Strategic Planning and Investment Director since 2017, where he leads strategy development for each of e-finance’s lines of business and serves as an advisor to the Board of Directors on potential investment options. Mahmoud holds an extensive 23 years of experience in leading corporate finance, business planning, financial analysis, budgeting and strategy formulation. Prior to joining e-finance, Mahmoud worked for 14 years in the telecommunication sector and nine years as a strategy and financial advisory consultant in various sectors, including Strategy and Business Planning Director for Banglalink Digital Communication, Strategic Planning Director for Orascom Telecom Holding and Business Planning, Profitability Senior Manager at Orange and a Financial Consultant at KPMG. Mahmoud started his career in Air Bus Industries, Toulouse, France. He acquired an MBA from the Maastricht School of Management in 1999.
Tag Eldin Eltabbakh is currently the Director of Human Resource and Organizational Development at e-finance, a position he has held since 2007. Upon joining, Eltabbakh was assigned to build the human resources management infrastructure of e-serve, he was responsible for developing the organizational structure, job descriptions, salary structures, job interview structures, job contracts, internal workflow models as well as setting the overarching management policies and guidelines for the human resources department. Prior to joining e-finance, Tag Eldin worked as the HR Section Head at Ahli United Bank. Tag Eldin first started his career in 1999 working as a lawyer. He holds a Bachelor of Law from Ain Shams University, an MBA in Project Management from the Arab Academy for Science, Technology, and Maritime Transport and is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Business Administration in Project Management from the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport.
Mohamed Nasr joined e-finance as Internal Audit Director managing corporate governance, compliance, internal control and business processes. Prior to his time at e-finance, Mohamed worked at MCMAN Consulting as the lead consultant for audit and finance, providing leadership and administrative management to audit and finance staff and supervising large external assignments. Mohamed has conducted several management, financial and audit-based trainings and academic sessions in Egypt and abroad. Mohamed has over 20 years of experience in the field of finance, audit and corporate governance, including nine years of international experience. He holds an MBA from ESLSCA Business School and a DBA from the International Business School of Scandinavia and is a graduate of Ain Shams University’s Faculty of Commerce English Section.
Hossam El Goly has joined e-finance since 2007. During his time with the company he was instrumental in developing the company’s e-payment system. He also worked on the development and deployment of the new digital tax and customs collection and pension distribution system recently adopted by the Egyptian government. Prior to joining e-finance, Hossam worked as a Project Manager at NCR. Hossam holds a BSc. in Civil Engineering from Cairo University and an MBA from Maastricht School of Management in Holland.
Islam Mamoun has joined e-finance since 2019. Prior to joining the company, Islam spent 20 years at NCR, including seven years as country General Manager. Islam has over 22 years of experience working in digital transformation and financial inclusion mega projects in both public and private sectors. He is experienced in payment platforms, self service, digital solutions, including mobile banking, internet banking, ATMs, data centers, and transaction processing technologies. Islam holds a BA in Economics from the American University in Cairo.