Alia El Mehelmy initially joined CI Capital to lead MENA construction, industrials and consumer research, before being promoted to Head of Research. CI Capital now has a leading ranking in the 2017 Extel Survey for Middle East and Africa of 4, out of 33 global regional and local brokerage firms.
El Mehelmy has 14 years of MENA equity research experience. She spent most of this time at HSBC where she grew to become HSBC Securities’ Egypt team leader. This role, alongside her coverage of Egypt, GCC and South Africa construction, industrials and consumer research, was a critical component of HSBC’s MENA franchise at the time. Her product was well-recognized, achieving a top 5 Extel ranking in EMEA industrials in 2011. El Mehelmy plays an instrumental role in delivering what is now CI Capital’s distinguished research product. She continues to lead the team to firmly deliver on its plan is to grow equity research coverage to 120 stocks across the MENA region, up from approximately 90 stocks as of December 2017.