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Sherif Elkohly

Partner, Head of the Middle East & North Africa at Actis


Dr. Sherif Elkohly is a Partner at Actis heads up the firms’ activities in the Middle East and North Africa. He joined Actis in 2004 and has since led and executed, managed, and exited investments in several sectors and countries including Université Centrale Groupe (Tunisia), Mundiapolis University (Morocco), Edita Food Industries (Egypt), Mo'men Group (Egypt), El-Rashidi El-Mizan (Egypt), and Djezzy (Algeria). 

Prior to joining Actis, he worked at HSBC and prior to that with EFG-Hermes Private Equity. Sherif holds a Ph.D. in Economics and an MSc in Finance and Economic Development, both from the University of London and a BA in Economics from the American University in Cairo. Sherif is also Co-Chairman of the Investment Committee at the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt and is an Assistant Professor of Private Equity at the American University in Cairo.