About Acumen

Board of Directors

The board of directors and shareholders at Acumen Holding are highly regarded and reputable leading individuals in the financial service industry and business community. Their experience and acumen has made them pioneers in their fields

Mr. Hesham El Sweedy

Chairman

Mr. Hesham El Sewedy is one of the largest investors in the region and a prominent investment figure in the Egyptian stock market. Mr. El Sewedy is the Chairman of Energya Industries, the owner of Energya Cables, Energya Steel Manufacturing, and Energya Electrical Industries. He is also the Chairman of Wadi El Nil Cement Company, Hayah Urban Development, Hayah International Academy and Helal El Sewedy Foundation for Society Development.

Mr. Mohamed Abdalla

Vice Chairman

Mohamed Abdalla pioneered institutionalizing the real estate brokerage sector in the country by establishing Egypt’s first premier real estate full service provider Coldwell Banker in 2001. This took place after an exceptional success in establishing and managing Egypt’s leading securities brokerage firm in the 1990s, InterCapital Securities, that is now a part of the largest investment bank in the region-EFG-Hermes. With over 23 years of experience in the equities and real estate sectors, Abdalla   is currently the Chairman of Coldwell Banker Egypt, and Coldwell Banker Intercontinental Affiliates that has the franchise of Coldwell Banker in 36 countries in the Middle East, North Africa and Eastern Europe. Coldwell Banker Egypt has 16 branches and employs over 340 real estate agents. The company earned several awards in international real estate conferences held in the USA over the last years

as the number one international master franchise.

In 2010, Abdalla co-founded Acumen Holding. The holding company has three main subsidiaries: Acumen Securities Brokerage, Acumen Asset Management and Acumen-BPE Realestate Fund Management. The firm is managing Egypt’s top performing balanced fund in 2014, “El Kheir”; Bank Audi’s Islamic fund “Izdehar”, the first fund to be launched in Egypt after the revolution; along with portfolios of public sector banks, public and private institutions, and high-net-worth individuals.

 

Abdalla is an active member of AmCham Egypt. He co-founded and chaired the Realestate Committee since its inception in 2003, and has attended the AmCham Egypt Doorknock Missions to Washington D.C for the past 15 years.

Abdalla served as Board Member in Raya Holding from 2013 until 2015; and as Board Member in the Egyptian Railways Projects and Transport Company from 2005 until February 2010.

 

In 2019 Abdalla joined Silicon Waha for technology parks as a board member .

 

Mrs. Rana Adawi

Board Member

Mrs. Rana Adawi, who comes with prime expertise in asset management and over 24 years’ experience in the financial services industry in Egypt, having worked with leading international and regional financial institutions.  Mrs. Rana was recognized by regional and global organizations for her leadership, and asset management skills. In 2019 she was awarded the Most Inspiring Woman of the Year by International Business Magazine. In 2018 she was chosen as one of The Middle East’s Most Influential Women by Forbes Magazine, and CEO of the year from Global Investors Group. She was also awarded “Outstanding Achievement by Individual” during MENA Fund Managers Performance Awards, and the Best Asset Management CEO 2018 award from International Finance Magazine. In addition to being awarded the Best Asset Manager and Best Fund Manager in Egypt 2018 from Global Business Outlook. In 2016, she was chosen as one of the Top 50 Most Influential Women in the economy in Egypt in a ceremony organized by one of Egypt’s top financial magazines under the auspices of the Prime Minister of Egypt. She is a member of the: Top 50 Committee that is taking an active role in the economic development of the country, American Chamber of Commerce, and British Egyptian Business Association- BEBA.

Mr. Anis Aclimandos

Board Member

Anis Aclimandos is president of Transcentury Associates, a U.S. private international consulting firm located in Bethesda, Maryland and Cairo that provides technical and management consulting services for development projects worldwide. Its clients include foreign governments, U.S. and international private firms, non-governmental organizations, USAID, the World Bank, the European Union and international donors.

Mr. Aclimandos is an international business development consultant with extensive expertise and experience in handling trade representations and affiliations between Egypt and the United States. He is a “Mergers and Acquisitions” specialist who has brought to fruition major transactions. He has designed and implemented a broad range of development programs for projects in Egypt, Yemen, Sudan, and Somalia, and managed components of the USAID funded projects, including procurement services shipment programs, supply chain management support to international corporations.

He is currently President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt.  He serves as Chairman of the Education for Employment Foundation and is a member of the boards of Community and Institutional Development, Concordia Construction Company, Ready Mix, Carry-On (Unilever distributor) and Amoun Pharmaceutical Company, where he is also a Senior Board Advisor of the holding company. He is a former Chairman of the USAID/Ministry of Finance Committees for the Chamber of Commerce; Secretary General of the French Chamber of Commerce in Egypt; President of the Jesuits Alumni Association; member of the International Affairs Committee at the Federation of Egyptian Industries; and member of the U.S. Egypt Presidential Council.

Fatma Lotfy

Board Member

Ms Fatma is a renowned Banking and Investment Expert.  Ms Lotfy is currently Chairman of EFG finance and Chairman of EFG leasing. Prior to that, Ms Lotfy was the Deputy Chairman and Managing Director of Bank Audi Egypt. Ms Lotfy also served as Deputy Chairman and Managing Director of Bank of Alexandria and Senior General Manager of the Egyptian American Bank an affiliate of American Express. Previously, Ms lofty was General manager of CIB and an executive director of commercial international investment company CIIC. Ms Fatma has over 30 years of commercial and investment banking experience. Ms Lotfy holds a Bachelor degree of Business Administration from the Faculty of Commerce at Cairo University, Graduate Diploma in Finance from the American University of Washington, Member of EPEA Private Equity and a Member of the Egyptian-European Council.

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