Karim Helal

Karim Helal

Chairman, ADIB CAPITAL, Managing Director Corporate Finance & Investor Relations, CARBON HOLDINGS, Chairman ASIA EGYPT Business Association (AEBA), and Member, Egyptian Stock Exchange EGX Index Committee

Karim Helal is the Chairman of ADIB CAPITAL, Chairman of Asia Egypt Business Association, and member of the Egyptian Stock Exchange EGX Index Committee. Prior, he served as group CEO of CI Capital until 2011. Over the years, he has moved to Bahrain and Hong Kong to set up and manage two offshore banks, to London to set up a boutique investment bank. He has also spent a few years being involved in setting up successful scuba diving operations in the Red Sea and formalising the diving tourism sector in Egypt. He was the first chairman of the Diving and Water Sports Tourism Chamber of Egypt. Over the years, he has received many awards, including three times recipient of the Ministry of Tourism’s award for contribution to Tourism in Egypt and 2012 recipient of MEDAYS Business award from the AMADEUS Institute in Morocco. He is a regular speaker at local, regional and international conferences such as Euromoney, Super Return, Global Forum of the Americas, Global Trade Matters, and META. He graduated from Cairo University business school in 1971 and started a banking career in 1972 in Cairo with Arab-African International Bank.


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