Sherif Samy was appointed as the independent board member of Orange Egypt in July 2018.
Sherif Samy is an experienced senior executive in the areas of investment, financial markets and corporate governance.
He serves as non-executive chairman or board member of a number of companies in the automotive, education and financial services sector. Additionally, he is a member of the Investment Board of the State Pension Funds and of the International Advisory Board of the UAE Securities & Commodities Authority.
Sherif has most recently completed a four-year term as head of Egypt’s independent non-banking financial regulatory authority (FRA) where he achieved a major legislative and regulatory leap in capital markets, insurance, mortgage, leasing, private pensions, factoring and microfinance.
He served on the board of the Central Bank of Egypt (2013 – 2017) and its Monetary Policy Committee, and a member of the board of the country’s National Payment Council. He also headed the board of the Financial Services Institute, the Egyptian Institute of Directors and the Egyptian Accounting & Auditing Standards Committee.
In 2014 Sherif was the first Egyptian to be elected to the board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), he was reelected for a second term in 2016. He was also elected president of the Union of Arab Securities Authorities in 2016 / 2017.
Prior to that, he was the managing director of Banque Misr’s investment arm “Misr Capital” and a board member of Banque Du Caire. Starting from 2007 he was appointed for several consecutive terms to the board of the investment promotion agency (GAFI).
Sherif previously held leadership positions in investment management and consulting firms, operating in Egypt and various countries within the Arab region. He started his career with global consulting firm Accenture in Chicago in 1987.