14:15-15:00

Panel Discussion: Lending in Non-Banking Financial Services — A Call for Change

  • What’s the state of non-banking private debt in Egypt and the rest of the region?
  • Are the trends driving non-bank lending here to stay?
  • How can we ease access to financing for businesses, grow the industry, and make an impact?
  • Do we need new regulations, products and outreach models?
  • How could fintech reshape the industry? Is competition or collaboration better for the industry?
  • Can making a social impact be part of a profitable strategy for the sector?

Moderator: Ashraf El Khatib, CFA, Board Member, CFA Society Egypt, and Senior Vice President, Private Equity, NI Capital

Khaled Walid Al-Gazawi, Chief Executive Officer, Ebdaa Bank for Microfinance – Kingdom of Bahrain

Amr Abou Elazm, Chairman, Tamweely Microfinance Company

Walid Hassouna, Chief Executive Officer, EFG Hermes Finance

Sherif Samy, Chairman, National Asset Management and Investment SAE