Mohamed Farid Saleh was appointed as the Executive Chairman of EGX since August 2017 as per the Prime Ministerial Decree No.1759/2017. Prior to his appointment Farid served as the   Chairman and CEO of Dcode EFC, a leading economic forecasting and advisory firm in Egypt. He is currently The Chairman of the Working Committees of The Federation of Euro-Asian Stock Exchanges (FEAS), The Chairman of The Arab Federation of Exchanges (AFE) & Chairman of The Emerging Market Working Group (EMWG) of The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE).

Furthermore, between 2013 & 2016, he was an external consultant on Venture Capital and Financial Leasing for the World Bank Group in Egypt, and was a Member of the Capital Market Advisory Committee established by the Financial Regulatory Authority Board & Investment committee member of the state owned Insurance Holding Company. Additionally, he was the Vice Chairman of the Egyptian Exchange in 2010-2011.

Farid holds a BSc in Foreign Trade and Economics from Helwan University, Egypt, he also holds an MBA from the Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport (ASST), an MSc in Economics, Finance & Investment from York University, UK, an MSc in Quantitative Finance from CASS Business School, City University of London, UK and a certificate in Venture Capital form UC Berkley, USA. He also served as a part time lecturer on Financial Markets, International Finance, and Financial Derivatives at the American University in Egypt (AUC) and at the Arab.  (Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (ASST).