Board Committees

The Operating Committee evaluates the firm’s investment opportunities by analyzing each company and management and identifying potential risks and rewards. This committee is responsible for initial company valuations, as well as preliminary transaction structuring and consideration of potential exit strategies.

The Investment Committee makes recommendations to the General Partners after reviewing each potential investment case; Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) findings; and Value Creation Plan. Critical success factors and pricing are considered in this committee, as are due diligence findings, risk mitigation, and potential hedging strategies.

The Monitoring Committee conducts a periodic review of portfolio company performance against the original Value Creation Plan. It is also responsible for monitoring ESG standards on an ongoing basis and analyzing expansion opportunities, including potential acquisitions and preparing exit strategies.

The Audit Committee oversees financial reporting, audit, and risk management matters pertaining to the company on a periodic basis. Furthermore, it ensures the company is in compliance with local audit rules and regulations and adheres to the highest ethical standards.

The Advisory Committee importantly provides counsel to the General Partners on corporate governance issues. The members are responsible for reviewing and modifying the firm’s investment strategy and identifying and resolving potential conflicts of interest. While not involved in the investment decision making process, they are resources for discussion on valuations.


As one of the first financial institutions in Egypt to recognize the importance of integrating environmental and social best practices into the principles that govern our business practices and portfolio companies, responsible investing remains the cornerstone of B Investments’ business.

Through our Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) Manual, we analyze the risks and opportunities in our portfolio companies when it comes to their wider impact, looking to maximize both our financial and social returns by integrating ESG standards into our investment process at every stage, from initial screening to exit. Our management uses these guidelines to evaluate ESG issues related to our own business, and we encourage our portfolio companies to embrace them.

Current Transactions

Madinet Masr
  • Developed social welfare programs for its local communities, with investments ranging from road paving and garbage collection to landscaping and sidewalk painting.
  • Revitalized Nasr City through enhancing the aesthetics of the surrounding area to create more parks and green spots, as well as improving the traffic flow and adding parking.
  • Developed the “Gourmet Going Greener” initiative which aims to reduce one-time use of plastic in its stores and factories by 20% by the end of 2021 through using biodegradable and reusable shopping bags as well as alternative packaging solutions.
  • Supported Ahl Masr NGO in their continuous efforts to collect donations to support national isolation hospitals with protective equipment for doctors and nurses treating Covid-19 patients.

Previous Transactions

Giza Systems
  • Established Giza Systems Education Foundation (GSEF), one of the very few non-profits in Egypt leveraging technology and its applications to impact education, youth, marginalized groups and the environment.
  • Giza Systems Education Foundation, with support from Drosos Foundation, launched Project Nitrous. Under the slogan “Innovation that changes lives”, the project leverages digital technologies to develop assistive tools for persons with disabilities (PWDs) and empowers them to revolutionize the products they use to make them highly customizable to suit their individual needs.
  • Launched initiative utilizing digital fabrication technology to provide doctors and hospitals with face shields to support in their preparedness and responsiveness to COVID-19.
  • Providing business and technical mentorship to students in collaboration with Enactus Egypt and other student organizations.
  • Supporting Wataneya Association in Forsa program aimed to build capacity of young orphans by helping them acquire necessary skills for the job market.
  • In addition to its internal recycling initiatives and to raise environmental awareness, Giza Systems created the ‘EcoChic’ brand for products manufactured from discarded vinyl posters; this initiative also generates income for the disadvantaged women who manage the production.
Total Egypt
  • Launched ‘Startupper of the Year by Total’ Challenge, a contest to identify, reward and develop the top projects in enterprise creation or development in Egypt. Winning projects are given financial support and coaching from Total Egypt.
  • Launched the first fuel service station in Egypt to employ women as part of its Women in the Workforce Empowerment Program.
  • Committed to the environment and fighting climate change by introducing solar power stations to the Egyptian market, with 15 stations currently equipped with solar panels and more to come online in the following years.
  • Preserving the environment through partnering with “Go Clean” to recycle paper, plastic and carton waste from its head office and several stations in Cairo and Giza. Additionally, Total Egypt is selling recycled products through its stations to raise awareness about responsible shopping through its partnership with “Up Fuse”.