Minoush Abdel-Meguid

Minoush Abdel-Meguid

EGYPT

Managing Director and Co-Founder at Union Capital

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Minoush has more than 20 years of experience in the field of investment banking and investment management.

Middle East & North Africa

Minoush is the Managing Director and cofounder of Union Capital Partners, the Investment Manager of Union Capital Private Equity one of Egypt’s first SME focused private equity funds. She serves on the board of several investments as well as their executive committees. She is currently co-leading the management of EVCC, Egypt’s first impact investment fund with focus on financial and corporate restructuring of distressed SME’s with several investors from the Government of Egypt. She is an independent board member of the HC Securities and Investments, a leading regional investment bank and, also, a board member of the Holding Company for Metallurgical Industries and its Investment Committee.

Ms. Abdel Meguid was Senior Transactor - Resident Vice President, Corporate Finance & Investment Banking North Africa Division at Citigroup in Egypt.   She also served as a Manager, Investment Banking Division HSBC Investment Company Egypt from up to April 2004. Prior to joining HSBC, she was a Financial Analyst at the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs International, London, as part of the European Mergers & Acquisitions team covering M&A, Debt and Equity capital market transactions. She attended the Goldman Sachs International Analyst Training Program as well as the Principal Investment Area (PIA) Training during her work with Goldman Sachs in the UK. Minoush also attended the Chase Manhattan Bank Credit & Investment Training Program within the Commercial International Bank's training. Upon the completion of the program she worked as a Senior Investment Analyst, Private Equity Investments Division of Commercial International Investment Company managing the company's portfolio in the cement and building material, financial services, food and agribusiness as well as real estate with a total portfolio under management exceeding EGP500 million.

Minoush was the founding president and former chairperson of the Egyptian Young Bankers Association, an Egyptian non-governmental organization that caters for the progression of young bankers.  In June 2016, AUC awarded her the Distinguished Alumni Award at the annual spring alumni meeting. Minoush completed various senior executives’ programs at the Harvard Business School, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania as well as the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University covering areas in M&A, Venture Capital & Private Equity, Negotiation Skills, Public Policy & Global Leadership.

Minoush has been on the Forbes list of the Most Powerful Women in Africa since 2011, the renowned magazine has cited her strong commitment to bring about change in the field of investment and entrepreneurship in Egypt as reasons for her selection. She was selected by the World Economic Forum among the Young Global Leaders, Class of 2015 in March 2015 and serves as an active member among the WEF and the YGL global community and various initiatives. She has been selected by the Paris based French Institute Choiseul among the 100 future leaders of the African continent since October 2014 and was among the top 50 most powerful women contributing to the Egyptian Economy in 2015 by Amwal El Gad. She was also selected Young Achiever of the Year by the Global Leadership Congress in October 2015 and received a special award in that regards.

She has participated in several international conferences and has lectured as a guest speaker at various leading universities and think tanks across the world on topics including Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Women Empowerment, Economic Development, Investments and Finance including at the University of Georgetown, University of Kansas, University of Sydney, Australian National University, the London School of Economics and Girls Inc. She is also an irregular blogger at the Huffington Post and the World Economic Forum.