Hassan El Sayed Abdalla


Governor of the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) since 2022, Mr El-Sayed Abdalla also serves as Chairman of Union de Banques Arabes et Françaises (UBAF).  Prior to his joining the CBE, Abdalla founded and led Panther Associates, a boutique investment advisory and private equity firm and chaired both United Media Services (UMS) and MisrSpinning and Weaving (Al-Mahala Al-Kubra).

During his over thirty years of experience, Abdalla served as Vice Chairman and Managing Director at Arab African International Bank, from 2002 until 2018, and held board seats in several reputable and international organizations including but not limited to the Central Bank of Egypt, the Egyptian Stock Exchange, the Egyptian National Competitive Council (ENCC), the Arab Business Council of World Economic Forum, the Institute of International Finance (IIF), the IIF Emerging Markets Advisory Council (Washington DC), and the London Stock Exchange’s London Africa Advisory Group.

 He obtained his Bachelor’s and Masters degrees from the American University in Cairo (AUC).