Walid’s leadership comes with a strong academic background as well as a rich experience that goes for over 20 years in different industries and in 8 countries. Academically, Walid is an Electrical and Communications Engineer from Alexandria University, an MBA in Financial Engineering, Corp Finance and International Business from York University-Canada, Graduate Banking Diploma holder from Wisconsin University – USA, where he was amongst the top 5% of his class and had started DBA in “Risk Measurement Units”. He also used to teach the CFA curriculum at the American University in Cairo. He has started his career in Alexandria University teaching Physics, then moved as a Maintenance Engineer in WEPCO, then an Instruments Engineer at Schlumberger. Walid worked for Citibank, Allianz, AIG, NBE, ADIB, NBK at different function and positions and his current position is at National Bank of Kuwait – Egypt as General Manager of Retail Banking, an ALCO and Executive Committee member. Walid managed Retail Banking profit center, up to 70 Branches and over 1000 employees. Walid comes with a wide and diversified Financial Services exposure, as he was also an instructor at the American University in Cairo, where he taught (Finance, Portfolio Management, Equity Investments and Alternative Investments) in the CFA curriculum. Walid was also elected in ADIB to become the Chairman of the Board of the Bank Pension Fund.