DR. Ahmed Zahran


    Ahmed Zahran was born in Cairo in 1962. He has graduated from Cairo University with a bachelor degree (BA), Faculty of Economics and Political Sciences in Economics (September 1979 - June 1983), and an M.A. in Finance from the American University in Cairo, proposal and documentation at University of Kent at Canterbury, England, UK (February 1985 – June 1988) back to Cairo University to obtain the Ph.D. in Finance (September 1989 – February 1993). Ph.D. proposal and documentation had done at Harvard University, Boston, USA.

    Zahran's remarkable 27 - year career of providing strong direction, expert advice within large, corporate environments, is highlighted by a personal dedication to maximizing organizational efficiency and empowering others to succeed. He has contributed his expertise by developing and implementing policies and procedures that facilitate noticeable improvements in most institutions he worked with.

    Dr. Zahran displays a wide range of experiences gained through both Training in Finance and Management all over the world as in Cairo, Dubai, Cambridge UK, London, Harvard business school Boston , New York, Wharton University Philadelphia and working in numerous and huge financial institutions. At the same time, he was a lecturer at The American University in Cairo for Finance 424(Corporate Finance) from 1995 to 2000 and now a lecturer at the Arab Academy for finance.

    Dr. Zahran has worked extensively in the financial and banking field, starting his career as a Credit Officer at Misr Iran Development Bank. He then moved to be a Credit and Marketing Manager at Mashreq Bank before becoming Vice President at Mashreq Bank Abu Dhabi. Dr. Zahran worked for 8 years at Delta International Bank as a General Manager Head of Credit & Marketing and Board member. He also was General Manager Head of Corporate Banking & Marketing at Banque Du Caire and board member . Then was Senior General Manager at Egyptian Gulf Bank. Dr. Zahran was the Chairman and Managing Director for Orascom at Oman.

    Last but not least he is now, since 2008, the CEO and Managing Director of Tamweel Holding Finance Company, Subsidiary of Orascom Hotels &Development OHD (Tamweel Mortgage – Egypt, Tamweel – Oman, Tamweel Leasing Finance Egypt, Tahseel for Collection and Call Center Services and finally OIB- the insurance brokerage arm handling all insurance works needs of the group). He is also an AC member in OHD, Muriya and Holdipharma . Dr. Zahran was a board member at J W Marriott Cairo and Renaissance Hotel Alex. Now is a Board Member at Orascom Hotels and Development (OHD), Orascom Housing Communities (OHC), Muriya Tourism Development (Orascom – Oman), Drug Holding Pharma (HoldiPharma).