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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.

Campioni brings with him strong commercial expertise gained from his diversified experience through different business units in the Intesa Sanpaolo Group, which started in 1979. His extensive Italian and international business experience featured several assignments within the Group, both in and outside Italy. Amongst the other, for about 4 years, he held the position of General Manager at the Singapore Branch of Sanpaolo IMI, he was then the Head of Europe and Mediterranean Area at the London Hub of Sanpaolo IMI for about 6 years, then Head of Corporate Banking and International Development Division in 2006/2007 at Banca IMI Milan, the Group’s investment banking arm, then the Head of Business of Mediocredito Italiano (ISP Group entity specialized in SMEs advisory and Financing) for more than 3 years.

Before his assignment in ALEXBANK, Campioni headed the Liguria and South West Piedmont region for about 3 years, one of largest Italian Areas within the ISP domestic network. Before Egypt, starting from Parma - his hometown. Campioni’s global path included Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Singapore, and London, in addition to Milan, Turin, Rome, Florence and Genoa in Italy.

Mr. Alessandro D’Oria

Non-Executive Board Member Representative of Intesa Sanpaolo

Alessandro D’Oria began his extensive experience in the Intesa Sanpaolo Group in 1987, covering many positions. He started his career in the network, initially as branch manager in Puglia and subsequently area manager in several regions, in the south and north east of Italy.

In 2011, he assumed the role of the Head of Area Puglia within the Banca dei Territori Division until 2015, when he became Head of Direzione Regionale of Milan and province, being responsible for approximately 400 branches. Finally, in 2017 he joined the International Subsidiary Banks Division as Head of the Retail sub-department, in charge of mass and small business segments, pricing, cards and payments.

He launched, with the support of the Retail team in ISBD and in collaboration with the Subsidiaries, the ongoing business transformation project named “Adopting Group Distribution Model”, aimed at fostering a proactive sales approach and building a stronger relationship with customers within the ISBD network. Last February, he was appointed Head of the Retail and Wealth Management Department, which includes Affluent and Private segments, Multichannel and CRM activities. Alessandro holds a bachelor degree in Economics and corporate organization. 

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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