Hesham Gohar

CEO of the Investment Bank

Hesham Gohar is CEO of the Investment Bank and Member of the Executive Committee at CI Capital. He has 17 years of experience in investment banking and private equity across the MENA region, having worked in Dubai, Jeddah and Cairo.

Since joining the firm in 2012, Gohar led the transformation of CI Capital’s investment banking franchise into the leading advisor in Egypt, gaining numerous accolades, including EMEA Finance’s “Best Investment Bank in Egypt” award for four consecutive years (2013-16). During this period, he oversaw the completion of ~28 investment banking advisory transactions valued at >EGP75bn. Gohar was previously with Beltone Financial, and prior to that was Head of Principal Investments at SHUAA Capital based in Dubai, where he managed the firm’s USD400m proprietary investment portfolio.

Earlier, he was Director of Principal Investments at Dubai Group, the global investment arm of Dubai Holding, where he managed a multi-sector, multi-asset class portfolio across global emerging markets. Gohar also has experience as a banker at regional investment bank Swicorp, where he advised regional and international institutions and family offices on M&A and debt & equity financings based in Cairo and later in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He previously served as a member of the Investment Committee of the Dubai Government’s Education Endowment Fund, and also served on the boards of several companies across the region.

Gohar holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the American University in Cairo and completed Executive Education at Harvard Business School.

Other Team Members

Gamal Olama

Director of Investment Banking