Africa Expert Breakfast: Egypt’s Stabilisation Efforts to Bear Fruit in 2023
The Africa Expert Breakfast brings together seasoned CEOs, Founders, and Directors for a 90-minute round table discussion providing high-profile insights and fresh market perspectives saving you time and resources.
Africa is the fastest growing region in the world with a continuously changing economic, political, and social landscape. Staying on top of the latest developments and what they mean for your business can become tedious, especially with an already tight schedule. The Africa Expert Breakfast brings together seasoned CEOs, Founders, and Directors for a 90-minute round table discussion providing high-profile insights and fresh market perspectives saving you time and resources.
Benefits of joining Africa Expert Breakfast:
- Access to top-level experience-based knowledge;
- Stay on-top of market trends that matter;
- Save time and resources by learning from fellow-peers;
- Connect with fellow market-leaders and grow your network.
Africa Expert Breakfast session on Egypt, as organised in collaboration with the Standard Chartered Bank, VNO-NCW, and Invest International, will focus on the country’s stabilisation efforts and what is needed for them to bear fruit in 2023. Following close to 12 months of macroeconomic and FX challenges, the EGP went through a third devaluation in less than a year in January. The IMF programme factors in continued financial support from the GCC, a recovery in portfolio inflows, and a substantial pick-up in foreign direct investment. The session will address the implications these financial and macroeconomic developments are set to have for economic agents, particularly given the lingering FX backlog which continues to constitute an overhang on the EGP.
This is a physical event and will not be live streamed. Please note that the event has been fully booked and registrations have been closed.
Click here for the programme of the Africa Breakfast Session on Egypt.
Standard Chartered Bank
Carla is an economist covering the Middle East, based in Dubai. She has a decade of experience in sell-side research, providing on-the-ground analysis to external and internal stakeholders of the Bank. She speaks at industry conferences and regularly appears in global and regional media. She was nominated in 2020 to represent the Bank at the Institute of International Finance’s (IIF’s) Future Leaders programme, which recognises young leaders in the financial services industry. Carla holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics from the American University of Beirut, and has completed the IIF’s course on forecasting macroeconomic variables in the Middle East. She speaks French, English and Arabic fluently.
H.E. Hatem Elsayed Kamaleldin
Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt in The Hague
Ambassador Hatem Elsayed Kamaleldin joined the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1993 and had his early diplomatic assignment in London, United Kingdom. He served as First Secretary at the Egyptian Embassy in Rome, Italy and as Minister Plenipotentiary at the Egyptian Embassy Tripoli, Libya. For the period 2014-2017, he was the Permanent Representative of the Arab Republic of Egypt at the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. In 2017 he was the Deputy Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs for International Legal Affairs and Treaties. Before his assignment to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, he was the Secretary General of the National Security Council. Ambassador Hatem has a degree in Law from the Faculty of Law, Cairo University in Cairo, Egypt. He also holds Master of Laws, LLM in Public International Law from King’s College – University of London and Master of Laws, LLM in International Business Law from Queen Mary College – University of London. He speaks Arabic, English and Italian. He is married to Rania Abouelela and has two daughters.