Our partners and staff are internationally-qualified and well-trained professionals who have long and strong experience locally and internationally. They are committed to the implementation and adoption of international professional standards, ethics and best practices.

Our capability is built on the deep and diversified expertise of our partners and consultants gained from working for top multinationals, international institutions and the Big Four accounting and consulting firms in Egypt, USA, Canada, and Gulf countries.

Mr. Hamdy El-Sayed

Mr. El-Sayed is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Financial Consultant (CFC), Certified Business Manager (CBM), Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), and Certified Compliance Officer (CCO) with an MBA from the University of Wales.

Mr. Hamdy El-Sayed has more than 28 years of experience working for multinational organizations. This includes working for leading multi-billion regional financial institutions such as Gulf Investment Corporation, a leading investment institution established by the Gulf Cooperation Council. Mr. El-Sayed also worked for Ernst &Young International, one of the worldwide big-four Accounting and Consulting firms. He joined their offices in Canada, Saudi and Egypt.

Mr. EL-Sayed worked for GlaxoSmithKline, the second largest pharmaceutical company in the world, and the Bank of Alexandria a leading retail bank. Mr. El-Sayed managed and developed many training courses for the business community and carried out audit and consulting services to many mega entities including Al Rajhi Bank, the largest Islamic bank in the world, Coca Cola, Saudi Monetary Agency, Saudi Cairo Bank, Riyadh Bank, Saudi Dutch Bank, Union Carbide, American Insurance Co, Elothem Jewelers manufacturing company, Almaghrbi optics, the Danish Lunbeck, and many more, Mr. Hamdy El-Sayed participated in the review and issuance of Islamic Banking Accounting Standards. He carried out many audit and consulting assignments for various Islamic financial institutions such as Al-Rajhi Mudaraba Fund, Alrajhi Currency Fund, Al-Rajhi Employees Fund etc.

Mr. Hamdy El-Sayed worked on the re-engineering of the finance function in several multinational companies in Africa, the Middle East and Canada. He established the riskmanagement process, and supervised the implementation of SOX regulations in major multinational companies.

Through his extensive network and data base, he secured the provision of highly qualified top executives and staff to many satisfied clients such as Otis, Arab African Bank, Aayan holding Company, Aayan Investment Company, El Sewedi Group of companies, GlaxoSmithKline etc.

Mr. Ahmed Hussein

Mr. Ahmed Hussein is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and a member of the Egyptian Society of Accountants and Auditors (ESAA), Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), Certified Compliance Officer (CCO), and Accredited SMEs Consultant (ASMEC).

Mr. Ahmed Hussein accumulates more than 25 years of professional experience in finance consulting and training, including more than 15 years (1998-2014) of capital market development experience through working with USAID-funded projects (Capital Markets Development “CMD, Egypt’s Financial Services “EFS”, and Egypt’s Competitiveness Program “ECP”) that provided technical assistance to Capital Market Authority (CMA), Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority (EFSA), Egyptian Exchange (EGX), Misr for Central Clearing, Depository, and Registry (MCDR), Egyptian Capital Market Association (ECMA), and Egyptian Investment Management Association (EIMA).

Mr. Hussein has extensive experience in corporate finance, investment banking, and related consulting services including due diligence, business valuation, feasibility studies, equity financing, financial leasing, corporate bonds, and securitization.

Mr. Hussein is a certified trainer by Egyptian Banking Institute (EBI), and was a trainer in finance with USAID-funded projects CMD, EFS, and ECP. Mr. Hussein is a trainer with the Egyptian Society Accountants and Auditors (ESAA).

For DTC, Mr. Hussein has developed and delivered trainings in internal auditing principles and standards, risk-based internal audit and internal control, Egyptian Accounting standards, Certified Compliance Officer, Corporate Compliance, financial leasing, cost accounting. Clients include: CIB, HSBC, Barclays, Banque Misr, ABC, NSGB, QNB, NBE, NBG, Mashreq Bank CorpLease, Olympic Group, Madinet Nasr for Housing and Development (MNHD), MCV, MCSR, EIPF, etc.

Mr. Hussein worked for EY, Cairo office, Chemonics International, an American consulting firm implementing technical assistance by USAID-funded projects, American consulting company AECOM, and the Central Auditing Organization in Egypt.

Mr. Hussein conducted professional assignments in Bahrain, France, Canada, USA, Ukraine, Saudi Arabia, Kenya, Nigeria, Malaysia and Singapore.

Mr. Magdy Hassan

Mr. Magdy is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a member of The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants - AICPA, U.S.A. He holds a Bachelor degree in Commerce, Accounting major, Ain Shams University, Egypt.

Mr. Magdy has been awarded the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation from The American Institute of CPAs and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. The CGMA designation recognizes professionals who have deep understanding of finance and have expanded their business skills through experience as management accountants to help drive better business decisions.

Mr. Magdy has 30 years of rich diversified work experience in multinational companies. Mr. Magdy was the Chairman and Managing Director of Otis Egypt. His main accountability was to set the vision and mission of the company in compliance with the company global values and develop its strategy. Prior to that Mr. Magdy was the Chief Financial officer of American express company in Egypt. Mr. Magdy has implemented a major restructuring project to improve its business performance and enhance the financial results. As a result of his outstanding performance, Mr. Magdy has been awarded The Leadership Award from the Head office in USA in 2003.

Mr. Magdy has intensive experience in Training and Development. He has been lecturing the preparation course of the CPA international certificate with Human Investment Corporation in Kuwait. He has been also developing professional training courses in collaboration with Kuwait Foundation for the advancement of Sciences, Kuwait.

Mr. Magdy was delivering training courses in the filed of total quality management (ACE) and several managerial courses such as situational leadership and managing change.

Dr. Nihal El-Behery

Dr. Nihal El Behery brings over 20 years of experience in the area of international education, training, private sector development, international business, and economic development. She has a rich diversified work experience having served different national, regional and international institutions. She began her career working as a macro-economist at the National Investment Bank, a quasi-government investment bank, where she worked on classified files including Egypt’s National Plans, economic reform programs (known as Structural Adjustment Programs) with the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, privatization of the Egyptian state-owned companies, sector analysis, support to Egyptian SMEs and others. Dr. Nihal El Behery co-managed close to 8 years the Private Sector Development Program at the Danish International Development Assistance (DANIDA) where she helped create a lot of joint ventures, production agreements, license agreements, and export agreements between hundreds of Egyptian SMEs and Danish companies. These partnerships were accompanied by transfer of know- how, organizational reform, capacity building-training and upgrading of the Egyptian firms which led to more export and employment opportunities for the economy of Egypt. Dr. El Behery capitalized on this rich experience by working closely with different donors and development agencies in Egypt and overseas on many issues such as SMEs and economic development, sector analysis, regional economic integration and others.

Dr. Nihal El Behery worked as Senior Education Advisor with the American University in Kuwait (AUK) as well as its lecturer of the prestigious Cambridge International Business Diploma by the renowned University of Cambridge. Dr. El Behery is currently a lecturer with the London School of Economics international programs at the AAST. In addition, Dr. El-Behery has a rich experience in delivering corporate training and conducting training needs assessment for top companies in Egypt and the region. She has been a writer and editor in many business publications such as OPEC publications, EU publications, Middle East Times, Cairo Times, Gulf News, German Arab Chamber of Commerce, and El-Wekalah Business Monthly and many others.

In addition to her current role as an international business consultant with major international and national institutions, Dr. Nihal El Behery is the Partner in charge of International Cooperation, Training and SMEs Support at Developers for Training and Consultancy where she served major corporations in the different sectors including HSBC, CIB, Barclays, EFG-Hermes, OTIS, Macdonald’s, National Bank of Egypt, Banque Misr, Pfizer, British Gas, GlaxoSmithKline, Gulf Investment Corporation, Abraj Capital, Qatari Ministry of Finance and Economy, Social Fund for Development, USAID and many others in Egypt and the region.

Dr. Nihal El Behery graduated with honours from the American University in Cairo, had her Master’s degree from the reputable London School of Economics, UK and her Doctorate in Business Administration from L’Ecole Supérieure Libre des Sciences Commerciales Appliquées. Dr. El Behery is an Accredited SME Consultant from the Association of Accredited Small Business Consultants, USA. In addition, she attended and organized international training programs in business, management, entrepreneurship, private sector development, and economic development in several countries including Egypt, UK, Germany, Denmark, Jordan and Kuwait.

Mr. Ahmed Ragab

Mr. Ragab is a highly experienced professional with strong audit, risk management and IFRS for more than 18 years. Mr. Ragab is accredited in IFRS from the Institute of Association of Certified Chartered Accountant in England (ACCA). He is a member of the Egyptian Society for Accountants and Auditors (ESAA) and is a Chartered Accountant from Canada. He has completed many international certificates which include the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) from the USA and the MBA–Edinburgh Business School from the UK. Mr. Ragab has managed to successfully apply his rich theoretical background through his long years of professional experience. Mr. Ragab has been working as the Head of Management Assurance and Special Assignment in Electrolux- Egypt operations since December 2012. He is handling the risk assessment process and the alignment of Olympic Group with Electrolux structure. He is also responsible for the implementation of the audit plan approved by the Audit Committee.

Between 2010 and 2012, he has been acting as a shadow partner with EY- Cairo and managing a portfolio of 50 clients in different industries including Banking, Oil and Gas and Real Estate sectors. Before 2010, Mr. Ragab has been nominated by EY-Toronto to work on a project where he was responsible for bridging the gap between IFRS and Canadian GAAP and authored CICA publication to all academic staff in Canada. He was the Senior Manager in Financial Services Industry (FSI) group in EY Toronto office between 2005 and 2010.

Between 2004 and 2005, Mr. Ragab has been a member of the Financial Services Institutions Group in Abu Dhabi Audit Authority; among his responsibilities was the analysis of financial and operational risks in Abu Dhabi Oil Company for Distribution. Audit Planning was one of his tasks in the National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) and United National Bank. Mr. Ragab’s responsibilities and tasks included bank regulatory compliance review.

Between 1998 and 2004 he worked with EY-Egypt office as a supervisor. Mr. Ragab is an experienced trainer conducting training workshops in CPA, IFRS and IFRS ACCA Diploma, internal audit, and risk management since 2010 to a diversified portfolio of clients.

Mr. Mohamed Eweiss

Mr. Eweiss is a member of: the AICPA, the Institute of Business Appraisers, and a Fellow member of the Egyptian Society of Accountants and Auditors (ESAA). Mr. Eweiss graduated from Cairo University in 1982 with a major in Accountancy and qualified as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in 1990 from Colorado, USA. In 1994, as part of his growing interest in the area of Business Valuations; Mr. Eweiss became a member of the Institute of Business Appraisers in Florida, USA.

Between 1982-1990, he joined International Accounting firms such as Price Waterhouse (before the merge with Coopers) and Ernst and Young, where he practiced public accountancy in Egypt and the ME region. In 1990, he started his first privatization and lecturing experiences in Egypt. In 1995 joined Arthur Andersen Egypt and specialized in the area of Privatization/Corporate Finance and became an Advisor to the Government of Egypt (GOE), Ministry of Electricity in Yemen, and the Palestinian Authority on various privatization transactions in diversified sectors. Mr. Mohamed Eweiss led the valuation and privatization of Alex Bank and carried out the valuation of more than 43 companies. In addition, Mr. Eweiss led the investment department of the Egyptian Post Authority and carried out many assignments in Egypt and the region. Mr. Eweiss is a recognized speaker in the international valuation conferences.

Between 1990 and 2002, he joined the AUC, as a part time coordinator/instructor on the CPA course and on other courses in the fields of Finance, Accounting, Investments, and Auditing. From September 2004, to April 2011, he joined the GOE as an Advisor to the Minister of Investment on Asset Management activities (2004- 2007) and as an Economic Advisor to the Telecom Regulator (NTRA)'s Executive President (2007-2009), and during 2009, he joined the International Telecom Union (ITU) as a part time expert. Between January 2007 and April 2011, he was appointed as a board member for Egypt Post with a particular focus on the investment Portfolio.

Between 1996 and 2004, Mr. Eweiss wrote many articles on privatization in the Egyptian press. Since 2014, Mr. Eweiss is a Financial Consultant and Trainer working with Developers for Training and Consultancy where; he delivers comprehensive training programs in Business Valuation, Financial Modeling, Financial Analysis and Budgeting for major corporations and Banks in Egypt and the region.

Dr. Mohammed Al-Kalyoubi

Dr. Mohammed Al-Kalyoubi has over 24 years of experience including 7 years in GCC countries (KSA) and expertise in consultancy, project management, technical research, financial systems deployment as well as integration of all business/industry processes, costing and industrial process elements tracking, developing IT solutions, contract negotiations, user change management. Dr. Al-Kalyoubi has outstanding experience within diversified working environments like Operation and maintenance, retail, manufacturing, services.

Dr. Al-Kalyoubi holds Doctorate of Philosophy, Public Administration from Faculty of economics, and political sciences, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt. He also, holds PhD., in Administration from Ashbourne University, London, United Kingdom with Minor in Finance & Economics. Dr. Al-Kalyoubi grants his Master's degree in Administration from Arab Academy for Sciences, Technology, and Maritime transportation, Cairo, Egypt, Dissertation on Marketing of Services. Additionally, Dr. Al-Kalyoubi holds a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from Faculty of Commerce, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt.

Dr. Al-Kalyoubi has lead the implementation and development of ERP systems in major projects. Dr. Al-Kalyoubi has developed financial and logistics system of Modern Home for Importing and Trading. He was assigned to unify all finance, logistics, and production activities to be performed using the ERP, as well as standardize the Stock management, sales and manufacturing operation with Al Arafa for Investment & Consultation (Arafa Holding).

Dr. Al-Kalyoubi was a member in member in the restructuring steering committee of Daewoo Motors Egypt. He has Designed and deploy the new consolidation Chart Of Accounts, designed activities standard for all imported and local stock management, commercial and manufacturing operations to be performed using the ERP system. Dr. Al-Kalyoubi has managed the project of Awareness of Basel II accord in Egypt and Arab Academy for Banking Sciences in Amman, Jordan, as well as design and propose the surveillance policy for the Central Bank of Qatar.

Eng. Hazem Soliman, PMP

Eng. Hazem Awad is a graduate from the American University in Cairo, 1994 majoring in construction engineering, and a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)® since 2002. With an experience for over than 20 years in project management and contract management, he got involved in managing a wide range of projects, from telecom to power plants and construction. During his professional career, he worked with 3 of the most world-renowned multinational firms; Bechtel international, Lucent Technologies, and Vodafone Egypt where he acquired the world’s best practices in project management related issues.

During these years, Mr. Hazem’s responsibilities evolved substantially from managing daily deliverables and simple work packages to high complex assignments which would involve multiple work streams with diversified technical leads.

Eng. Awad acquired rich and unique experience in adopting complete project management solutions for small/ medium to large companies, which include a variety of perspectives, such as contract management, change management, risk management (contingency planning), design, supervision, training and business development,

In consultation, Eng. Hazem served many reputable corporate spectrum that covers almost all of industry sectors such as HSBC, DEWA, ADFCA, Borouge, Msheireb- Doha, Schnider Electric, First Gulf Bank, Qatar Gas, OXY- Qatar, Kuwait Energy Company, Kuwait Petroleum Company, STC- KSA, Qatar petroleum, Petrobel – Egypt, Zain – Kuwait, QP – Qatar, QF – Qatar, Etisalat – Egypt and many others.
Eng. Hazem is currently providing technical training and consultancy services in establishing rigorous PM methodologies for the corporates that are involved in project planning or execution, which would include the establishment of the project management office, project application platforms and reporting standards and templates.

Eng. Awad is a certified trainer of PMP courses at the American University in Cairo as well the Amideast-Egypt. He is the Head of PM Training and Consultancy Unit at Developers for Training and Consultancy.

Following today’s PM best practices, Eng. Awad work to create a project management hub inside our corporate customers to standardize the work flow and ensure consistent performance and evaluation over ongoing projects including staff training and certification.

Mr. Sherif F. Mahgoub

Mr. Mahgoub is a world-class Investment and Corporate Finance professional with close to 20 years of very rich work experience within holding companies, with particular expertise in Business Advisory and Real Estate Investments. Mr. Sherif is highly experienced within strategic financial planning and forecasting, fund raising, financial modelling, financial due diligence, managing initial public offering, corporate valuations and turn around studies. Mr. Sherif possesses an MBA in Banking and Finance.

Mr. Mahgoub’s different capacities as Group Investment, Budgeting and Treasury Director, Managing Director and Group Investment Manager for several reputed companies gave him a definite edge as a training provider in the above areas and enabled him to effect highly strategic inputs enhancing the financial solidity of the audience of his trainings.

Key Career Highlights:

  • Feasibility and turnaround analysis – While with Ernst & Young-Cairo, studied the feasibility of around 30 projects whether it be new startups or expansion plans for existing projects. Industries studied incorporated garments, hotel and leisure, real estate, telecommunication, TV channel, cement, media production and leasing.

  • Due Diligence and Valuations – While with Ernst & Young, played a pivotal role in writing down the due diligence and building the financial models for the valuation for not less than 20 mandates. Projects valued included the Four Seasons hotels, two banks and a major real estate project built over 8,000 Acers.

  • Investments appraisals – While with Mountain View, prepared the investment appraisals and teasers for more than 30 land parcel and was successful, on two separate occasions, in getting the approval of two institutional investors during the first meeting for engaging parts of their equities in the discussed investment opportunity.

  • Fund Raising – While with Mountain View, managed to increase an existing 50 Million EGP loan to 150 Million EGP based on a feasibility study that was prepared under his supervision and submitted to the bank. In addition, he was successful in adding a grace period to the loan agreement after holding tough negotiations with the bank.

  • Budgeting & Forecasting – While with Paris Gallery-Dubai, prepared the budget for the group incorporating the sales figures for the 430 franchised and owned brands during the global financial crisis and updating the budget every 3 month on revolving basis. He also built several valuation matrices following different valuation techniques for the purpose of taking the company into an IPO together with JP Morgan & Shuaa Capital, the transaction advisors.

  • Mr. Sherif started his career with the United States Agency for International Development as an accountant then he joined Deloitte & Touché followed by Ernst & Young as a Senior Business Advisor.