Making It
Making It
Dec 5, 2019
The team player: How Karim Awad has grown EFG Hermes from a regional giant into a global player (Ep 3)
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Karim Awad started at EFG Hermes as an analyst and rose to become the head of EFG’s high-profile investment banking unit — a job he held until he was tapped to run the firm as Group CEO in 2013. In an industry known for its outsized egos, Karim is Scottie Pippen, the consummate team player from the 1990s Chicago Bulls. 

In this week’s episode, Karim talks about the firm’s unique culture and how it helped him transform EFG into not just an Egyptian multinational, but a top-30 player in the global IPO market and a non-bank financial services powerhouse here at home.

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Making It is grateful for the generous support of:

CIB, Egypt’s number-one private-sector bank and the partner of choice for CEOs and leaders of businesses at all stages of their growth stories

The United States Agency for International Development, which has a 40 year history of inspiring Egyptian success in partnership with the Government and people of Egypt.

EFG Hermes, the leading financial services corporation in frontier emerging markets helping businesses realize their full growth potential.


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