Co-founder & Chairman
Hazem Barakat co-founded BPE Partners in 2006 with a vision to capitalize on his industry and operational expertise by investing in domestic businesses with growth potential. He is the chairman of BPE Partners and B Investments and is a member of BPE Partners’ investment committee. Additionally, Mr. Barakat is the non-executive chairman of Madinet Masr and sits on the boards of Al-Ismaelia, Basata E-Payments, Basata Finance, B Healthcare Investments, The Egyptian IVF Center, and Daikin Egypt. Prior to founding BPE Partners, he co-founded Miraco-Carrier, one of the region’s leading air conditioner manufacturers, as well as Engineering Plastic Manufacturing, a leading plastics manufacturer.
Mr. Barakat holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from the New York Institute of Technology and is a member of the Egypt-based American Chamber of Commerce, the British Egyptian Business Association, and the Egyptian Businessmen’s Association. Previous directorships include the Egypt-US President’s Council, the Egyptian Economic Forum, and the Advisory Council of the School of Business, Economics, and Communication at the American University in Cairo.
Aladdin Saba founded Beltone Financial in 2002 and co-founded BPE Partners in 2006. Mr. Saba was also a co-founder of Hermes Financial, which became EFG Hermes in 1996, after working as a Senior Portfolio Manager at Kidder, Peabody & Co. Inc. in New York. He is a founding member of the Egyptian Investment Management Association and the Egyptian Capital Markets Association. Mr. Saba is the chairman of Basata E-Payments and Basata Finance and sits on the boards of B Investments and Madinet Masr. He was also a member of the board of directors of the Central Bank of Egypt, the Egyptian Exchange, and GB Auto. Mr. Saba holds a Bsc in Biomedical Engineering from Cairo University, an MBA from Wharton, and an additional Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Abdel-Monem Omran joined BPE Partners in 2006 after holding various positions at Douwe Egberts, Industrial Bank of Kuwait, and Helarb Management, Switzerland, an investment management firm concentrating on M&A in Europe. He previously founded an advisory firm, Egivest Consulting, to manage one of the first private equity funds in Egypt (Arab Investment Company). Dr. Omran is a founding member and board member of the Egyptian Private Equity Association. Dr. Omran holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering from Cairo University and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of California.
Chief Executive Officer
Mostafa El-Anwar joined BPE Partners in 2008 after working on a number of high-profile investment banking transactions at Morgan Stanley in London. He was previously Vice President at EFG Hermes Asset Management managing equity, balanced, and fixed income portfolios. Currently, Mr. El-Anwar sits on the boards of B Investments, Madinet Masr, Gourmet, B Healthcare Investments, The Egyptian IVF Centers, and Tamweel Holding. Mr. El-Anwar holds an MBA from London Business School.
Chief Financial Officer
Ahmed Madbouly joined BPE Partners in 2006 and is responsible for all the financial and treasury affairs of BPE Partners and its managed investment vehicles. Mr. Madbouly has a long and extensive track record in finance and accounting and has served in senior management positions at Miraco-Carrier, Nile Valley Gas, SADAFCO and KIPCO. Mr. Madbouly holds a BA in Accounting from Ain Shams University.
Mona Osman joined BPE Partners in 2009 after holding the position of the General Manager for Investments at Al-Ahly for Development and Investment (ADI). Ms. Osman spent 10 years in the Projects Department of Misr Iran Development Bank (MIDB) and is a founding and board member of the Egyptian Private Equity Association (EPEA). Currently, Ms. Osman sits on the boards of B Investments, Madinet Masr, Basata E-Payments, Basata Finance, Basata Microfinance, Tamweel Holding, and Al Ahly Pharos. Ms. Osman holds a BA in Economics from the American University in Cairo.
Chief Executive Officer of B Healthcare Investments
Omar El-Labban is the Chief Executive Officer of B Healthcare Investments and sits on the board of The Egyptian IVF Center. Mr. El-Labban is also the Head of Investor Relations at B Investments Holding. He joined BPE Partners in 2008 after working at Nile Capital. Mr. El-Labban holds a BA in Economics from the American University in Cairo and an MBA from the University of Edinburgh Business School
Partner – Finance & Transaction Management
Dr. Mostafa El-Bekpashy joined BPE Partners in 2007 and is responsible for all financial, accounting, and due diligence affairs of BPE Partners and its managed investment vehicles. Prior to joining BPE Partners, Dr. El-Bekpashy served as Finance Manager at Nile Valley Gas (British Gas – Venture). Dr. El-Bekpashy currently sits on the boards of B Healthcare Investments and The Egyptian IVF Centers Dr. El Bekpashy holds a BA in Accounting from Cairo University and an MBA from Arab Academy for Science & Maritime Transport as well as a Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) – Investment & Finance Major from Cairo University.
Yehia Omar joined BPE Partners in 2014 after previously holding the position of Manager of Development and Engineering at Eurus Energy America. Mr. Omar sits on the boards of Gourmet and Infinity Solar Projects. Mr. Omar holds a BS/BA in Mechanical Engineering from the University of San Diego.
Omar Altmann joined BPE Partners in 2014 and holds a BA in International Business from Pepperdine University as well as an MBA from St. John’s University.
Ramy Mahfouz joined BPE Partners in 2015 and holds a BSc in Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas, Houston.
Selim Hamdy joined BPE Partners in 2017 after previously working as an analyst for Grant Thornton Egypt. He holds a Bachelor of Accounting from the American University in Cairo.
Head of Venture Capital
Omar Barakat joined BPE Partners in 2015 and holds a BCom with a concentration in Finance from Concordia University.
Leila El Sahhar joined BPE Partners in 2023 and holds a BA in Economics with a concentration in Quantitative and Financial Economics and a minor in Political Science from the American University in Cairo.
Kerollos Gendy joined BPE Partners in 2023. He holds a Bachelor of Business in Finance and a Minor in Economics with Highest Honors from the American University in Cairo.
B Investments was found on a culture based on partnership and knowledge. We take these foundations and apply them to every plank of our organization, from our business partners to our team members. We not only work closely with our investment companies, but together as a team to the benefit of all our stakeholders.