Speaker Profile

Hazem Hegazy

Al Baraka Bank - Egypt
Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Hazem Hegazy currently holds the position of Vice Chairman & CEO at Al Baraka Bank in Egypt. He was previously the Executive Vice Chairman at Banque du Caire, a post he took in 2018. He has over 29 years of experience in retail and SME banking across Egypt and the GCC and is highly skilled in risk management, banking, and operations. He also currently holds a position on the board of Al Nasr Housing and Development Company in Egypt and serves as Chairman of Herasat for Security Services. Before joining Banque du Caire, Mr. Hegazy served as the National Bank of Egypt’s (NBE) CEO of Retail and SMEs for two years where he managed 390 branches and over 10,000 members of staff, set up business strategies, and conducted high-level deals with international financial institutions. Mr. Hegazy was also CEO of the Egypt division of Network International, a leading UAE-based payment solutions provider, where he led on strategy creation and streamlining operations as well as profitability. Prior to that, he was the Consumer Banking Group Head at Barclays Bank in Egypt where he skillfully managed the bank’s retail and branch network solutions. For six years prior, he served as the Group Head of the Retail and Branch Group at NBE, where he restructured the retail business, built up key alternative channels like the call center, drove strategy on product development, sales, services, and more. From 2007 to 2008, Mr. Hegazy held the position of VP Head of Retail Banking at the Arab Bank, and from 2005 to 2007 he was Head of Distribution—Retail Banking at Al Ahli United Bank in Qatar where he recommended changes that boosted the bank’s performance and developed key relationships with partners that helped maximize market share. Mr. Hegazy spent some time working for Union National Bank as AVP Operations Risk Manager where he was integral to the bank’s risk management strategies. He was Manager of Asset Sales with the UAE division of Standard Chartered Bank where he ran consumer-facing products, enhanced the portfolio, and expanded the volume of the bank’s retail business. Mr. Hegazy began his banking career with Mashreq Bank where he held numerous posts bookended with a position of Branch Manager. Mr. Hegazy holds a BSc in Accounting from the Faculty of Commerce at Cairo University.

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