A little about us

Association OVERVIEW

EPEA was founded in 2011 by distinguished founding members, including leading experts as well as major corporate players in the private equity and venture capital industry.

EPEA members work in committees: Membership, capacity building, International Relations and Legal affairs. All four committees work together in complete synergy to accomplish the association`s objectives.

To be the representative body of the Egyptian PE and VC industry and to serve as the regional hub for fostering the flow of direct investments into Egypt and the surrounding region(s).

To be the pivotal hub for PE and VC professionals, organizations and stakeholders in Egypt, and their gateway to the international community and counterparts.

Towards the local PE and VC Industry:

To enhance PE and VC best practices among members and keep them abreast with the most up-to-date trends in the industry. To do this, EPEA will serve the current needs of the local industry in the areas of capacity building, networking, and policy advocacy, through a variety of activities. EPEA will also enhance the understanding of PE and VC among entrepreneurs, investors, government bodies, as well as the general public, through media awareness.

Towards the Egyptian Economy:

To serve as the platform for greater communication within and among the PE and VC regional and international networks, with the aims of  acilitating knowledge sharing, enhancing business matchmaking, and restoring investors` confidence, to reach the ultimate objectives of boosting direct investment and economic growth.

Legal Committee

Capacity Building Committee

International Relations and Alliances Committee

EPEA Objectives

EPEA seeks to establish and promote a well-developed ecosystem for the Private Equity, Venture Capital, and Angel Investment Industry, through four main objectives:

Awareness And Advocacy

Targeting various industry stakeholders, including:
(1) Government & regulator
(2) Funding sources
(3) Potential investments & SMEs
(4) Service providers such as auditing firms, legal advisors, and business and financial consultants.

Capacity Building

Targeting industry professionals as well as stakeholders dealing with the industry.

Development Of Regulatory Framework

Work in this area will target the government and the regulator, as well as the parliament (economic committee), and political parties (economic committees).

Setting Industry Standards Considering Best Practices

Work in this area will focus on the technicalities of the industry.

EPEA Communication Objectives

Updating the current and potential PEVC industry players with latest developments that impact their business, as well as the recent trends in PEVC best practices through:
• Seminars and conferences (Organize / Participate)
• Training programs and workshops
• EPEA’s Newsletters
• Circulation of recent reports (mail, social media, and web site)

Updating all kinds of local ecosystem stakeholders about the PEVC industry, benefits from dealing with PEVC players, and how to work with them through:
• Awareness raising events organized by EPEA.
• Participating in events organized by relevant business partners.
Updating international investment community about the local PEVC industry, and benefits of investing in Egypt and / or partnering with local PEVC investors through:
• International partnerships with peer associations
• Participation in international investment events.
• Investment roadshows

Updating the policy makers and decision makers about the concerns as well as the suggestions of PEVC investors (both local and international), to avail a more investor friendly climate through:
• Policy advocacy closed meetings.
• Policy advocacy White Papers.
• Media campaigns around a specific topic

70+Indvidual Members
60+Corporate Members
10+Legal Firms

OUR Allies

Ayman Soliman

Representing the Sovereign Fund of Egypt

EPEA Chairman

Chief Executive Officer at The Sovereign Fund of Egypt

Haytham Wagih

EPEA Vice Chairman 

Managing Director at Avanz Capital Egypt

Basel Roshdy

EPEA General Secretary

Managing Director at Nile Capital Holding

Karim Emam

EPEA Treasurer

International Tax and Transaction Services
Partner at EY Egypt

Abdelmonem Omran

Representing B Investments

EPEA Board Member

Managing Director at B Investments

Mona Osman

EPEA Board Member

Partner at BPE Partners

Mohanad Khaled

EPEA Board Member

Managing Partner at BDO

Emad Barsoum

Representing Ezdehar

EPEA Board Member

Managing Director at Ezdehar

Maged Ezz Eldin

EPEA Board Member

Managing Partner at PWC

Mohamed Mohy

EPEA Board Member

Managing Director Ard El Kheir Holding Company for Investment and Development

Omar Bassiouny

Representing Matouk Bassiouny

EPEA Board Member

Founding Partner and Head of corporate/
M&A, Matouk Bassiouny