Renaissance Capital, an emerging and frontier markets investment bank, has appointed Omar Gaafar as Vice President, Investment Banking, in Cairo.
Gaafar will be covering Egypt and MENA, and will report to Amr Helal, CEO, North Africa.
Helal says: “We are delighted that Omar is joining the team. His extensive and strong experience will allow us to enhance our client offering. We are actively building our on-the-ground team in line with the expanding pipeline. Since the establishment of Renaissance Capital’s office in Cairo back in 2017, we have gained a strong local foothold in the MENA region, consistently growing our market share across the region and winning new mandates.”
Gaafar says: “I am happy to join the team at a time of its active development. Robust growth of the Egyptian economy bodes well for new opportunities in M&A and capital markets. Renaissance Capital is ideally positioned to provide a full scope of investment banking services across the region.”
Gaafar brings over 10 years of experience in investment banking. In his most recent role as Associate Director at Beltone Financial, he was involved in the origination of major complex transactions and the execution of M&A and ECM deals. Omar holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Southampton (UK). He is fluent in English and Arabic.