Afreximbank Appoints Haytham El Maayergi as Executive Vice President, Global Trade Bank

Mr. Haytham El Maayergi brings over three decades of experience to lead Afreximbank’s Global Trade Bank.

African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has announced the appointment of Mr. Haytham El Maayergi as its Executive Vice President, Global Trade Bank, succeeding Mr. Amr Kamel, former Executive Vice President, Business Development & Corporate Banking.

Mr. El Maayergi brings to this role over three decades of diverse experience, with 25 years dedicated to regional and multinational banking institutions, including Citibank, Standard Chartered Bank, and Société Générale. Throughout his career, Mr. El Maayergi has served in various capacities within global transaction banking/trade finance, corporate banking and financial institutions, retail banking, digital factory, operations, and technology departments. Mr. El Maayergi boasts a long and proven track record of structuring innovative trade finance and bilateral lending solutions, including Islamic structures, for both multinational corporations (MNCs) and large local corporates.

Moreover, Mr. El Maayergi’s expertise spans multiple markets in the Middle East & North Africa, with a primary focus on Egypt and Gulf Council Countries. Additionally, Mr. El Maayergi brings abroad international perspective, having worked extensively in Asia, Europe, and the Americas during his tenure with other multinational banks.

We are delighted to welcome Mr. Haytham El Maayergi to Afreximbank as the new Executive Vice President,Global Trade Bank. This crucial appointment aligns with our strategic vision, as outlined in Strategic Plan VI. With an impressive wealth of experience, we are confident that Mr. El Maayergi will play a pivotal role in advancing our mission of fostering intra-African trade and economic integration.

Prof Benedict Oramah, President and Chairman of the Board of Directors, African Export–Import Bank (Afreximbank)

In his new role, Mr. El Maayergi will lead a team managing a diverse portfolio of customers across Africa, and also will be tasked with developing a broad range of global trade banking products. This includes trade finance, syndications, and advisory and capital market services. He will also be responsible for sourcing new transaction opportunities, and managing the entire value chain for global trade banking, while mitigating associated risks. In addition, he will serve as a liaison between the President, the Board of Directors, stakeholders, and investors providing strategic direction, building relationships, and ensuring compliance with risk guidelines, a vital role pivotal for Afreximbank’s and the Global Trade Bank’s success.

I am deeply honored to take on this  role  and embrace the significant responsibilities it entails. We have a tremendous opportunity to make  meaningful impact on global trade and economic development for Africa. I look forward to working with the team to identify new opportunities and effectively manage the entire value chain of global trade banking while ensuring rigorous risk management. I believe that together with Afreximbank’s leadership, we will achieve outstanding results and propel our global trade bank portfolio to greater success.

Mr. Haytham El Maayergi, Executive Vice President, Global Trade Bank

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