To provide a regional and international reference to the Arab Financial Markets through:

  • Exchanging viewpoints and providing opportunities for cooperation among members.
  • Transferring of knowledge through conferences, workshops, and training as well as issuing markets studies, research and statistics.
  • Working on the development of regulations and promoting harmonized and proactive legislations.

The Arab Federation of Exchanges was established in June 1978 to be the guiding body for the Arab stock exchanges, under the recommendation of the Arab Central Banks Conference, held under the auspices of the General Secretariat of the League of Arab States in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

The mission of the Federation is to create a transparent environment for the Arab capital markets, develop market members and reduce the barriers of security trading across the countries through establishing harmony across the laws and regulations of the Arab countries, adopting new technologies and advanced trading and clearing settlements.

The Federation's Vision:

  • Facilitating the exchange of views and providing collaborative opportunities for the members
  • Knowledge transfer through workshops and conferences
  • Developing the legislations in the Arab financial markets
  • Resolving potential disputes
  • Cooperating with regional and international federations
  • Increasing the value of the Arab stock markets
Members of the Federation The headquarters of the Arab Federation of Exchanges is located in Beirut, Lebanon. For contact details, visit this page.

Chairman The President of the council is the Head of the Stock Exchange who hosted the latest annual council meeting. He is appointed until the next annual council meeting.
Council The Federation Council consists of all stock exchanges and clearing houses of the Federation and has the highest authority in the Arab Federation of Exchanges. The council is responsible for determining public policy within the framework of the objectives and bylaws of the AFE.
Executive Committee Follows up on the implementation of the Federation Council strategies, and plays an advisory role related to general policies.
Secretariat The Federation Secretariat is the executive organization of the Federation, headed by the Secretary General, who has the financial and administrative powers to establish the implementation of tasks related to the Federation functioning.

Mohamed Farid Saleh Chairman Arab Federation of Exchanges
Executive Chairman, The Egyptian Exchange
H.E. Khaleefa Al Mansouri Acting CE Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange
Karim Hajji CEO Casablanca Stock Exchange
Mohamed Abdel Salam Chairman Misr for Central Clearing Depository and Registry 
Mazen Wathaifi CEO Amman Stock Exchange
Rami El Dokany Secretary General Arab Federation of Exchanges