WORLD CLASS LEADERHIP
Ideavelopers is guided by top executives in EFG-Hermes
Yasser El Mallawany
Mr. El Malawany is the CEO of EFG Hermes and the Chairman of Ideavelopers. After a 15 years banking career with Chase (later CIB), Mr. El Malawany moved to become the CEO of Egypt’s largest merchant bank (CIIC). He established and became the CEO of a regional joint-venture with Fleming and subsequently co-led the consolidation of the investment banking industry in Egypt at the beginning of 2001 creating EFG Hermes as it stands today. Mr. El Malawany has extensive private equity, capital markets and M&A experience and has been involved with some of the most high-profile investments and transactions in the region.
Mr. Yassa is a Managing Director in Private Equity at EFG Hermes. He has more than 15 years experience in investment banking and private equity in Cairo and London. Mr. Yassa started his investment banking career in Fleming – CIIC in Cairo, where he worked on landmark Egyptian capital markets and M&A transactions. Before joining the private equity team of EFG Hermes, Mr. Yassa was an Associate in JPMorgan London focusing on healthcare M&A.In private equity, Mr. Yassa has led a team of investment professionals in sourcing, structuring, managing, and exiting private equity investments across different industries in Egypt. Mr. Yassa sits on the investment committee of the private equity funds. He also represents the funds on the board of directors of the portfolio companies. During his years of experience in private equity, Mr. Yassa made investments in excess of $300mn and achieved investment exits of $186mn. Mr. Yassa holds a BA in Economics and an MA in Public Administration from the American University in Cairo and an MBA from Edinburgh University.
Mr. Moussa is a Managing Director in Private Equity at EFG Hermes. He is a member of the Investment Committee of several EFG Hermes’ managed funds and sits on the Board of Directors of various portfolio companies. He joined EFG Hermes in 2008. Prior to EFG Hermes, Mr. Moussa was a Vice President at Deutsche Bank in Global Banking with responsibilities for M&A, ECM and DCM advisory in MENA. He joined Deutsche Bank in 2001 as an Analyst in the M&A execution team in Frankfurt, advising on several mid-cap transactions in Continental Europe. He moved to Dubai in 2005 to join the CEO of Deutsche Bank MENA in building the bank’s regional platform. In 2006, he joined Deutsche Bank Global Banking Dubai, where he advised on the sale of Sokhna Port to Dubai Ports World, the financing and acquisition of Egyptian Fertilizers Company by Abraaj Capital and the Dubai Ports World IPO. Prior to Deutsche Bank, Mr. Moussa worked as an Investment Analyst at Berlin Capital Fund, a Venture Capital Fund managed by the Berliner Bank. Mr. Moussa holds a Masters in Business Administration and Mechanical Engineering (Diplom Wirtschaftsingenieur) from the Technical University of Berlin.