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Short Bio - Assem's Profile

Executive 70293

Assem's Profile

iCEO #70293

Position: CEO

Nationality: Egypt


I am an executive management professional with close to 30 years experience in Investment Banking, Project Finance, Strategic Planning, Business Development, Corporate Governance, and General Management.

Major Achievements

I am the founder and Executive Partner of FACT, a leading Investment Banking firm in Egypt established since 1999 focusing on Investment Banking and Corporate Finance advisory throughout the NENA. For more than three years ending 2009, I was the Chairman of the Egyptian General Authority for Investment and Free Zones (GAFI) as well as the Chairman of the Gulf of Suez Special Economic Zone Authority (the Government Organizations in charge of Corporate Registration, global Investment Promotion and Economic & Free Zones in Egypt) during which he achieved the highest Foreign Direct Investments in the history of Egypt as well as milestone improvements in Business Environment and Regulations recognized by the International Business Community and the World Bank. I enjoy an extensive network within the business communities in Egypt and the GCC region and was fortunate enough to be a change agent to a number of Government and Private organizations as well as Financial Institutions across 4 continents.

Industry Sector Competencies

Systems Integration
Financial Services
Private Equity

Professional Objectives

Function: Chief Executive, Managing Director, Non-executive Board Director
Sector: Financial Services, Service Industries, Professional Services
Interim Manager: Yes
Permanent Position: Yes
Operational: Yes
Availability: Full time, part time, coaching on demand
Prefered Locations: Europe, MENA

Additional Professional Interests

Non executive director assignments

Countries Covered

Saudi Arabia
United Arab Emirates (The)

Operational Competencies

Business development (Expert)
Acquisition and shadow management (Professional)
Geographical expansion (Professional)
Company rescue or turnaround (Professional)



Home Country



Full time
Part time
Coaching on demand


Bachelor of Science, Diploma in Business Administration


Arabic, English

Management Experience

More than 15 years

Company Size

Start-up, SMB, Multinational

Interim Manager


Founder or Co-Founder


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Professional Matching

a timely professional matching process to identify and present the right international executives with relevant local expertise amongst our interim managers, executives, and executive investors.

Fast Selection

a unique cross-border reactivity with a first selection of international executives submitted to our clients in less than 10 days through an executive search amongst our executives and interim managers.

Contractual Flexibility

for any executive recruitment, the clients have the flexibility either to sign a few months interim management agreement or to hire directly our vetted executives for a permanent position.

Competitive Fees

100% success fees based on executive recruitment closing. A fixed recruitment fee specific by region and unique for any salary. No retained fees. No exclusivity.