Updated Sunday Nov 4, 2020
Mr. Maher began his career in 1980 specializing in technical sales for the British Steel Corporation in Egypt, through which he dealt with most of the government infrastructure developing bodies; and major contracting and construction companies.
In 1984 he joined the National Bank for Development where he held different posts in trade, finance and investment banking activities, the last of which was the position of Foreign Treasury and Dealing Room Manager where he was responsible for the bank’s foreign investments; involved in monitoring the bank’s money market and foreign exchange activities, as well as the capital market investments. Through this post, he gained extensive experience in international as well as local capital market activities, specifically in the Egyptian Stock Exchange where he dealt with governmental and local institutional bodies.
In 1992 Mr. Maher started Prime financial advisory with Mr. Shireen Alkady, as a founder and associate consultant involved in corporate finance services, mainly providing financial advisory services to the government of Egypt in the privatization program.
Mr. Maher is one of the founders of Prime Group, whereby he engaged the role of Managing Director of Prime Investments starting in 1995 for two years, followed by Chairman and Managing Director of Prime Securities till today, in addition to holding the post of CEO & Vice Chairman of Prime Holding which includes other Prime Group affiliates.
Mr. Maher has an active role in several NGOs. He was a Board Member of the Egyptian Stock Exchange (EGX); and was previously on the first Board of the Egyptian Institute of Directors. Currently Vice Chairman of the Egyptian Capital Market Association (ECMA) as well as Vice Chairman of the Capital Market Committee of the Egyptian Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member of the (EGX 30) index committee in the Egyptian Stock Exchange (EGX), Recently, he became a member of the advisory committee of the Small and Medium Companies Exchange (NILEX).
Mr. Maher holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Ain Shams University and a Masters degree in Banking & International Finance (MBF) from the “Cariblo Institute” for financial & banking studies in Milan, Italy.
During his career Mr. Maher participated in numerous local and international training courses, conferences and round table discussions in the areas of banking, investment and capital markets activities and acts as an active participant in discussing capital market regulatory issues either through his active participation in the various NGOs or directly with the regulatory bodies.