Mr. Farid was appointed as the Executive Chairman of EGX since August 2017 as
per the Prime Ministerial Decree No.1759/2017. Prior to his appointment Mr. 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 Euro-Asian Stock Exchanges (FEAS) , The Chairman of The
Arab Federation of Exchanges (AFE) & Chairman of The Emerging Market Working
Group (EMWG), The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE).
Furthermore, between 2013 & 2016, Mr. Farid 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.
Mr. 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).