Mr. Ashraf Shash is the head of Direct Investment at the CIB where he has worked since 1990. Mr. Shash has vast experience in private equity, corporate finance, asset and financial restructuring risk, credit appraisal and project finance. He brings more than 27 years of experience in various fields, mainly correspondent banking, corporate banking, investment banking, strategic planning and investor relations. During his work at CIB, Mr. Shash was involved in and has structured a number of significant privatization, corporate finance, and M&A deals. He was also responsible for various strategic initiatives within the bank, including but not limited to, the newly launched Venture Capital initiative. He is currently a member of CIB’s Affiliates Committee, overlooking all strategic decisions pertaining to the bank’s affiliated companies. Mr. Shash has attended courses at prestigious international institutions, including the London Business School and Harvard Business School. He holds a BA in Accounting from Cairo University’s Faculty of Commerce.