Amr Ali Abdallah AbouelSeoud
Mr. AbouelSeoud has been a director within the Group since March 2007. With over 20 years of experience in the investment industry, Mr. AbouelSeoud also currently holds board positions at Tejara Capital Limited, Tejara Capital Investment Bank, Manazel Real Estate Developments Company, Credit Rating & Collection Company and Grosvenor House Apartments Limited (UK).
Mr. AbouelSeoud has worked at Coopers & Lybrand and Ernst & Young and has a Bachelor of Commerce and Accounting from Cairo University. He is a Certified Public Accountant.
Mahmoud Samy Mohamed Ali El Sayed
Mr. Ali El Sayed has been a director within the Group since March 2007. He is the current Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chair of Adeem Investment and Wealth Management Company and serves as the Chair of the board at Manazel Development Company (K.S.C.C – Kuwait) and Grosvenor House Apartments Limited (UK) and is a director of Wethaq Takaful Insurance Egypt (S.A.E). Prior to this, Mr. Ali El Sayed was an Executive Vice-President of Investment and Risk Management at EFAD Holding (K.S.C.C) and had also worked in assurance services for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Kuwait and KPMG in Egypt. He holds a BS (Commerce) in accountancy from Cairo University and is a Certified Risk Analyst and a Certified Public Accountant.
Michael de Picciotto
Michael de Picciotto joined the Board as a representative non-executive director of the Yew Tree Consortium in April 2020.
Michael de Picciotto is Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Engel & Volkërs AG, a Hamburg-based real estate group founded in 1977, a position he has held since March 2016, having been an important shareholder in the firm since 2014.
Michael started his career at RBC Dominion Securities, a global investment bank, in 1982 where he held several roles in Paris and London and was co-head of the Capital Markets department from 1986 to 1988.
Michael then joined Union Bancaire Privée (UBP), a family owned Swiss private bank in London and Geneva where he worked for 27 years until 2015. During that time, he held several senior leadership positions including being responsible for UBP’s global financial activities as well as treasury and trading and its London operations from 1990. Michael also served as a long-standing member of the Executive Board of Union Bancaire Privée and remains a shareholder in the bank. Michael studied at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales at the University of Lausanne.
William (Bill) Tame joined the Board as a representative non-executive director of Prestige/Strategic European Investment Group S.a.r.l. in June 2020. Bill will also join the Nomination Committee.
Bill has held a number of non-executive directorships, including most recently as Independent Non-Executive Director and subsequently Chairman of Southern Water Services Ltd (2015-2019) and Senior Independent Director and Audit Committee Chair of Carclo plc (2006-2015). He has also acted as an advisor for various private equity firms since 2019.
His first Board level executive appointment was as Group Finance Director of Scapa Group plc in 1999 and then as Group Finance Director and CEO of the International Division of Babcock International Group plc from 2001 to 2018.
Bill started his career at Thomson McLintock (now KPMG) where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. He then held a number of financial roles in business, first at The Boots Company plc from (1981-1984) and then joined Courtaulds plc as Group Financial Controller in 1984 and taking up a series of regional Finance Director positions in the company up to 1999.