Hussam El Tayeb

Member Title: Development Finance / Fund Management Executive

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  • Accomplished investment banker, and senior impact investment executive with 15 years of experience
  • Established three greenfield financial institutions, sits on the Board of two companies and one charity
  • Extensive experience in drafting business plans, financial projections, complex models, and presentations
  • Currently seeking to leverage experience to facilitate impactful social investments in Sudan, and to provide active support to PPP think tanks that are shaping development strategy on a national level


Founder, Sudanese Peace Music Festival

Offenbach, Germany.  July 2019 – to date

  • Kickstarted SPMF, secured initial funding, and onboarded executive team
  • Successfully held inaugural event in Offenbach featuring fifteen musicians and ten visual artists
  • Hosted a follow-up event in Khartoum, Sudan – the first of its kind – with 5,000 visitors
  • Provides overall leadership, and oversight on planning, logistics, finance and public relations
  • Objective is to leverage art and music as tools for social development, and community cohesion


Manager, Finance in Motion (FiM)

Frankfurt, Germany.  May 2013 – June 2020 (currently on sabbatical leave)

  • Transitioned into a development finance and impact investment track at Finance in Motion which is a globally leading alternative asset manager with over USD 2Bn of AuM on behalf of the European Union, the German Government, KfW, FMO, OeEB, IFC and other international development finance institutions
  • Played a pivotal role in the inception of the Equity Sub Fund of the SANAD Fund for MSMEs, which facilities financial inclusion in the MENA region by investing in and establishing leading microfinance institutions, banks, leasing and factoring companies
  • Was the execution lead on several complex equity transactions, which included the Greenfielding of three institutions: Sandah for Microfinance in Egypt, Global Leasing Company in Egypt, Sanadcom for SME Finance in Jordan and Enjaz Islamic Bank in Yemen
  • Grew into a leadership role as the Manager of the SANAD Equity Sub Fund which entailed overseeing the development of the portfolio, regular periodic reporting to the Investment Committee, Board, and Shareholders – including a recent speech at the European Union
  • Responsible for FiM’s direct equity investment portfolio, which included investments in a cloud microfinance banking solution, an aquaculture fund and a high tech insect protein facility
  • Spearheaded SANAD’s communication strategy and closely oversaw the production of a promotional film to highlight the success of Fund, and the revamp of website due to launch by year end 2019


Associate, HCSI – Investment Banking Department

Cairo, Egypt and Damascus Syria, January 2008  – March 2013

  • Started investment banking career as an analyst HCSI which is a regional investment bank, which specializes in mergers and acquisitions, and public market transactions
  • Worked on building pitches, memos and complex financial models for close to 50 deals, and closed 3 transactions with market capitalization in excess of USD 1Bn
  • In 2010 travelled to Damascus to Launch HC Syria as part of a small dedicated team, where I spearheaded execution efforts, developed manuals, marketing materials and recruited staff

Financial Specialist, Grant Thornton Consultants – Corporate Finance Department

Cairo, Egypt.  September 1st 2005 – to December 31st 2008

  • Started my career in finance in the consultancy arm of Grant Thornton Consultants, the Egyptian affiliate of a top four international auditing company
  • Played a large role in the drafting of Due Diligence reports for ten major transactions, including Egypt Air (and its ten subsidiaries) as well as Fairness Opinions for local stock market authorities on four companies including Tal’aat Moustafa Group, and Maridive Group
  • Seconded for six months to Coca-Cola Egypt to manage and optimize reporting of their USD 10 million market budget, as well as reconciliation with global accounting


Intern / Database Engineer, Motorola Egypt – Sales Department

Cairo, Egypt. July 2005 – September 2005

  • Consulted with executive management on ways to automate day-to-day activities, and independently designed an MS Access database to serve as intelligence and support platform

Trainee, Financial Investment bank

Khartoum, Sudan. June 2004 – August 2004

  • As a trainee, I was acquainted with Sudanese banking and stock market regulations, and had the privilege of visiting the trading floor of the Khartoum Stock Exchange

Intern, Nelson/Rietano Private Client Group – Merrill Lynch

Washington DC.  December 2001 – June 2002

  • As an intern, I designed template presentations that reduced manager input from 3 hours to less than 45 minutes, resigned CRM which saved firm USD 3,000, and ran Monte-Carlo simulations


Teaching Assistant, Marketing Department at the George Washington University

Washington DC. – January 2002 to June 2002

  • After successfully leading a student engagement with Coca-Cola, I was hired as a teaching assistant for Prof. Liebrenz Himes where I was responsible for designing PowerPoint presentations, as well as grading undergrad/grad assignment and proctoring exams



B.A. Business Administration – Presidential Scholar

The George Washington University, Washington, DC, Transferred to A.U.C January 2003

B.A. Business Administration, Specialization in Finance – First Category Scholarship

The American University in Cairo, Cairo; Egypt, Graduated May 2005


DoB 19 March 1982, Sudanese Citizen, Married to Daniëlle van de Kemenade