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Minoush AbdelMeguid

Managing Director of Union Capital. Investment Banker & financier. WEF, YGL. Yogi. Aspirant of Naqshbandi Sufi path

Minoush is the Managing Director and cofounder of Union Capital Partners, the Investment Manager of Union Capital Private Equity one of Egypt’s first SME focused private equity funds. She leads the investment management team of Union Capital and also works on post acquisition value creation. She serves on the board of several investments as well as their executive committees. She has worked on the booking and managing of the investments undertaken by Union Capital including major restructuring and turn around of several of them.

Minoush served as Assistant to the Chairman and of the Head Corporate Finance Division within Egyptian Capital Market Authority between December 2005 and December 2007. In her capacity as corporate finance head, Minoush has been part of the team leading the introduction of a new takeover chapter as well as working on a comprehensive reform plan for the division.

Minoush has more than 18 years of experience in the field of investment banking and investment management. Prior to joining the CMA Ms. Abdel Meguid was Senior Transactor - Resident Vice President, Corporate Finance & Investment Banking North Africa Division at Citigroup in Egypt since April 2004. She also served as a Manager, Investment Banking Division HSBC Investment Company Egypt from up to April 2004. Prior to joining HSBC she was a Financial Analyst at the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs International, London, as part of the European Mergers & Acquisitions team covering M&A, Debt and Equity capital market transactions.

Minoush was the founding president and former chairperson of the Egyptian Young Bankers Association, an Egyptian non-governmental organization that caters for the progression of young bankers from 2003 until her resignation in 2008. She was Valedictorian at her graduation commencement at the American University in Cairo (AUC) and received the Distinguished Alumni Award from AUC in 2016 from which she holds a B.A in Economics and International Relations, magna cum laude.

Minoush has been on the Forbes list of the Most Powerful Women in Africa since 2011, the renowned magazine has cited her strong commitment to bring about change in the field of investment and entrepreneurship in Egypt as reasons for her selection.

Minoush is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and serves as an active member among the WEF and the YGL global communities. She is an active member of the YGL Leadership & Spirituality initiative as well as other initiatives. She has been selected by the Paris based French Institut Choiseul among the 100 future leaders of the African continent since 2014. She was also selected Young Achiever of the Year by the Global Leadership Congress in 2015 and received a special award in that regards.

Minoush participated in several international conferences and has lectured as a guest speaker at various leading universities and think tanks across the world on topics including Entrepreneurship, Women Empowerment, Economic Development, Investments and Finance including at the University of Georgetown, University of Kansas, University of Sydney, Australian National University and Girls Inc.

Minoush has a strong interest in spirituality, yoga, meditation as well as the overlapping principals of various world religions. She is an aspirant of the Naqshbandi Sufi path.

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