Cairo :- Emirates NBD Egypt announced today the appointment of international banking expert, Mohamed Berro, as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Member of Emirates NBD Group’s Executive Committee.

Mr. Hesham Al Qassim, Emirates NBD Egypt’s Chairman, commented on Berro’s appointment, saying, “With his extensive experience in the banking sector, Mohamed Berro’s appointment is yet another step in the right direction for Emirates NBD Egypt. Berro’s leadership style and stellar track record combine to give him an edge in identifying and meeting the Egyptian banking sector’s growth factors and the diverse needs of its customers. I am confident that his appointment assures the banks strategic objectives will continue to be fully met and surpassed.”

Mohamed Berro comes to Emirates NBD Egypt armed with a lengthy and versatile track record in the Middle East and GCC banking sector. Prior to joining Emirates NBD Egypt, Berro served for six years as CEO of Abu Dhabi based Al Hilal Islamic Bank since its establishment in 2008, where his strategic leadership style contributed heavily to its steady growth until his departure in 2015.

In 2003, Berro joined Arab Bank in Amman, Jordan as Global Head of Personal Banking Group, achieving back to back successes, including rebranding the bank’s retail banking division and instituting a new global scale, bank-wide corporate culture.

Prior to that, Berro served as Head of Retail Banking at Credit Agricole Egypt, a position he moved to from National Bank of Kuwait, where he was Head of Retail Banking for Lebanon, as well as various roles during his previous time at Arthur Andersen in the US and Kuwait. 

Mohamed holds a Masters Degree and B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of North Texas, USA.


About Emirates NBD Egypt:

Emirates NBD is a wholly owned subsidiary of Emirates NBD Group, a leading banking group in the region and a major contributor to the banking industry at an international level.  Emirates NBD Egypt is one of the largest banks operating in Egypt with total assets at EGP 51 billion as of 28 February, 2018.  The bank is a leader in the global digital banking industry, supported by a large network of 67 branches across all governorates, with over 1,952 employees.  The bank has more than 260 ATMs across the country.

Emirates NBD Egypt is a key player in financing mega infrastructure and development projects and initiatives, which enabled it to win the “Best Digital Bank” in Egypt for 2017 from “International Finance Magazine”, in addition to three major awards from “The Banker”, the most prestigious across the entire Africa dedicated to premier banking.  The awards included Best Retail Bank in Egypt, Most Innovative Bank and Best Online Platform. Emirates NBD Egypt has also won IJ Global’s award for “MENA’s Best Transport Deal” in 2016 for financing the expansion of Cairo Internal Airport’s terminal capacity.

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