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Board Of Directors

Dr. Ziad Ahmed Bahaa El-Din

Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors Representative of Intesa Sanpaolo

Dr. Bahaa El-Din has occupied a number of high-level political and economic appointments, most notably as Egypt’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Cooperation, Executive Chairman of the Financial Regulatory Authority (FRA), Executive Chairman of the Egyptian General Authority for Investment and Free Zones (GAFI), the Legal Advisor to Egypt’s former Minister of Economy and board member in the Central Bank of Egypt. 

Dr. Bahaa El-Din, is currently the Managing Partner of Bahaa-Eldin Law Office (in Cooperation with BonelliErede) and the Managing Partner of Thebes Consultancy, and has more than 30 years of experience in the fields of legal consultancy, compliance and governance of financial institutions.  

Dr. Bahaa El-Din currently holds the positions of non-executive Board Member at AXA -Egypt, MTI, Samcrete for Industrial Development, Arabian Cement Company, NBE-UK, Saray Capital - DIFC, and Hassan Allam Holding. 

In the field of volunteer work, Dr. Bahaa El-Din is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, a Member of the Board of Trustees of the American University in Cairo, and Chairman of the Ahmed Bahaa El-Din Cultural Foundation in Assiut.

Dr. Bahaa El-Din earned his PhD in Financial Law from the London School of Economics in 1997, and his Master’s Degree in International Business Law 
from the University of London in 1989. He earned his undergraduate degrees in law from Cairo University in 1986 and in economics from the American University in Cairo in 1987.

Mrs. Elena Breno

Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors Representative of Intesa Sanpaolo

Mrs. Elena Breno holds 23 years of extensive experience in the banking industry.

Graduated with full honors in Business Administration at Bocconi University in Milan, Mrs. Breno started her professional career in 1995 in the Risk Advisory Service Team of Bankers Trust Co in London and afterward she moved to Merrill Lynch’s Global Power Group in New York. In 1997, she came back to Italy as senior consultant for Bain & Co, strongly involved in several strategic projects with a focus on the wealth management, commercial and investment banking sectors.

In 2001, she joined the Sanpaolo  Group (now Intesa Sanpaolo) as Head of Business Development in the Asset Management Department, afterwards she took the responsibility of the Planning and Control of BIMI (Banca IMI) the Group’s investment banking and the responsibility of the commercial activities of Eurizon Vita, insurance company of Intesa Sanpaolo Group. She had the opportunity to know the competitive dynamics, product and service models of these significant growing business areas.

In 2009, Mrs. Breno started her experience in the International Subsidiaries Banks Division, which is landed of the Central Eastern Europe and North Africa businesses of Intesa Sanpaolo Group. She currently supports the top management in assessing and defining the strategy and the business plans in line with the commercial targets, the risk appetite and the regulatory frameworks, being also involved in analyzing the international subsidiaries profitability by business lines.

Mrs. Breno is a strong advocate for Inclusion, diversity and women leadership and a firm believer in transparency, integrity and meritocracy. Working in a Group that has a massive footprint in sustainable development and active CSR, Breno collaborated with several associations in the development arena.

Mrs. Breno is currently the Vice chairman, with previous experience as a member of Intesa Sanpaolo  Slovenia’s Supervisory Board, Audit Committee, and Risk Committee, and Board Member of Sanpaolo  Bank Albania Sh. A (Albania), Eurizon Tutela Spa (Italy) and EurizonLife Ltdd (Ireland).

Mr. Dante Campioni

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

Dante Campioni joined ALEXBANK in January, 2015 as Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director and Board Member.

Campioni brings with him strong commercial expertise gained from his diversified experience through different business units in the Intesa Sanpaolo Group. Starting 1979 his extensive Italian and international business experience featured several assignments within the Group, both in and outside Italy. Amongst the other he held the position of General Manager and Head of Europe and the Mediterranean Area in the London Hub of Sanpaolo IMI for about 6 years, where he managed a balance sheet in excess of €16bn total assets, Head of Corporate Banking and International Development at Banca IMI in 2006/2007 the Group’s investment banking arm with a turnover above €500Mn, and Head of Business of Mediocredito Italiano (ISP Group entity specialized in SMEs advisory and Financing) for more than 3 years.

Previous to his assignment in ALEXBANK, for about 3 years Campioni headed Liguria and South West Piedmont region, one of the largest Italian Areas within Banca dei Territori, the largest business unit of Intesa Sanpaolo Group. There he managed financial assets in excess of €21Bn through a network maintaining relationship with about half a million customers. Campioni’s global path included Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Singapore, and London, in addition to Milan, Turin, Rome, Florence and Genoa in Italy.

Throughout his career, Campioni has been a member of several banking institutions. Just before leaving to Egypt, he was the deputy chairman of the Italian Banking Association’s Regional Committee (Liguria ABI), and board member of Rete Fidi Liguria, a regional institution which provides guarantees on bank credit facilities granted to small and medium-sized Italian enterprises.

Mr. Eduardo Bombieri

Executive Board Member and Chief Risk Officer

As of September 2015, Mr. Eduardo Bombieri, Chief Risk Officer and Board Member, joined ALEXBANK.

Mr. Bombieri joins ALEXBANK with a rich and broad international experience gained from working across various positions in several countries.

He started his international career in London in Structured Finance followed by over 10 years in the United States where he was heading Banca Intesa's International Desk.

Mr. Bombieri later managed Banca Intesa's Los Angeles Branch and finally their New York Branch, as well.

He also spent several years in Milan, where he was responsible for the set up and management of the International Corporate unit, and was later appointed head of ISP's International Credit.

Before joining ALEXBANK, Mr. Bombieri was a senior executive and Board Member in CIB, the Hungarian subsidiary of ISP, in charge of Risk, Underwriting, Finance, Operations and IT across different periods. 

Mr. Giovanni Bergamini

Non-Executive Board Member Representative of Intesa Sanpaolo

With over 34 years of experience in the field of Banking, Mr. Giovanni Bergamini brings valuable experience to his current role as member of the BoD and Chairman of the Audit Committee in ALEXBANK Egypt. Mr Bergamini also acts as an independent member at Intesa Sanpaolo Bank Romania, with the same roles both in BoD and Audit Committee.

Prior to his current role, Mr. Bergamini worked for over 34 years in the field of banking. From June 1978 to January 1997, Mr. Bergamini progressed quite rapidly from the role of employee in Back Office to managing tasks in retail and corporate segment in a regional network. In January 1997 Mr. Bergamini was requested to move to Head Office in Internal Audit Division and from since then his career entirely progressed in the area of the third level of controls.

Starting from 2002 Mr. Bergamini progressively was involved on activities focused of the Bank’s International network and from May 2010 was nominated Head of the IA Office competent for ISP Group South Eastern Banks. Mr. Bergamini took the roles of Chairman of the Audit Committee in Privredna Banka Zagreb (Croatia), in Banca Intesa (Serbia) and Intesa Sanpaolo Banka (Bosna I Hercegovina), and of Permanent Invitee in Intesa Sanpaolo Bank Romania, and was confirmed as independent Chairman in the AC of those Banks from the date of his accession to the pension status in September 2012.

Andrea Bressani

Non-Executive Board Member Representative of Intesa Sanpaolo

Head of Retail and Wealth Management Department within the International Subsidiary Banks Division of Intesa Sanpaolo since November 2014.

After obtaining degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Padua, he started his career in Lawson Mardon Group London, covering the position of Junior Project Manager (1992 – 1994).

From 1994 to 2000 he worked as Manager and Associate Principal at Mckinsey &Co

In 1995, he obtained a Master in Business Administration, specialization Finance at INSEAD Business School, Fontainebleau (France).

In 2000 he joined the Intesa Sanpaolo Group covering different positions: General Manager (FundsWorld Financial Services 2001-2003); Head of Marketing Retail and Private Banking (Italian Network Division 2004 - 2005); Head of Commercial Department (Government and Infrastructures Department 2006-2007); General Manager (Banca per le Infrastrutture e il Settore Pubblico 2008-2011); Head of Public Finance and Infrastructure Department (Corporate Division 2012-2013); General Manager of Mediocredito Italiano (2013-2014)

Over the years his responsibilities also included Board Member position at Alexbank (Egypt) and President of the Supervisory Board of Intesa Invest (Serbia).

Dr.Ehab Mohammed Hassan Abouaish

Non-Executive Board Member Representative of the Public Domain

Dr. Abouaish holds a BA degree on Business Administration, MSc on Financial Management of Financial Institutions and a PhD on Financial Services from Nottingham University Business School (UK) 2001. On 2005 he got the Fulbright visiting scholars and research grant in George Washington University (USA). He has a large number of published researches and studies on international journals and conferences. Before being appointed as Vice Minister of Finance for Public Treasury on June 2018, he served as Vice-Dean for Postgraduate Studies, Research and International Affairs, Faculty of Commerce, Cairo University from September (2014) - June (2016), and Dean of Faculty of Commerce, Cairo University June (2016) – June (2018).

Professionally he served as Chairman of the Board of Directors the Centre of Research and Commercial Studies, Cairo University. Chairman of the Risk Management Committee (ERM), Misr Insurance Company. Member of a number of Board of Directors of private companies. He acted as Managerial Consultant and participated on a large number of institutional reforms and development programs and consultations on different managerial fields for Egyptian and Arabian companies for more than 15 years.

Sherine Hamed El Sharkawy

Non-Executive Board Member Representative of the Public Domain

Mrs. Sherine El Sharkawy holds a BA degree on Economics, Sep. 1986 – Jun. 1990, The American University in Cairo (AUC), Egypt. 

M Sc in Finance and Investment, Sep. 1997 – Jul. 1998, University of Exeter, United Kingdom.

Member of the Association of Graduates from British Universities in Egypt, Member of the German Arab Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Egypt & Member of the Egyptian Junior Businessmen Association in Egypt.

From June 1991 to August 1997, Manager, Credit Department, The Commercial International Bank (Previously the Chase National Bank), then Director& Head of Direct Investment, The Commercial International Bank in Cairo from August 1998 to June 2007, then Senior General Manager – Corporate Finance – Ahli United Bank (Egypt), March 2008 – Dec. 2009., she is currently Deputy Minister of Finance for Economic Affairs.


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