Founders

Founders

Giving More to Your Wealth

Mr. Hesham El Sewedy

Mr. Hesham El Sewedy is one of the largest investors in the region and a prominent investment figure in the Egyptian stock market. Mr. El Sewedy is the Chairman of Energya Industries, the owner of Energya Cables, Energya Steel Manufacturing, and Energya Electrical Industries. He is also the Chairman of Wadi El Nil Cement Company, Hayah Urban Development, Hayah International Academy and Helal El Sewedy Foundation for Society Development.

Mr. Mohamed Abdalla

Mr. Mohamed Abdalla is currently the president of Coldwell Banker affiliates of Egypt. Mr. Abdalla has over 23 years of experience in the equity and real estate markets. His experience includes the founding and managing of InterCapital Securities in 1997, which shortly after its inception was ranked as one of Egypt’s top three brokerage firms participating in most of Egypt’s major public sector companies’ privatizations and private placements. As a result of its impeccable success, the firm merged with Robert Fleming, changing its name to Fleming CIIC Securities that soon after merged with EFG-Hermes in 2000.

Mr. Abdalla then founded and brought the franchise of the first multinational real estate franchise to Egypt; Coldwell Banker. He also co-founded and chaired the Real Estate Committee in the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt since 2003 and has attended the US door knock mission of the chamber for the past 12 years.

In 2010, Mr. Abdalla, along with Mr. Hesham El Sewedy; a prominent Saudi business figure, and Mrs. Rana Adawi; a well-known investment banker in Egypt founded Acumen Holding with a paid-in capital of EGP 30 million.

Mrs. Rana Adawi

Mrs. Rana Adawi comes with prime expertise in Asset Management and over 22 years of experience in the financial services industry with leading international and regional financial institutions. Her previous roles include Head of Research in Fleming CIIC Securities.

Managing Director of Egyptian Portfolio Management Group, the portfolio management arm of the region’s largest investment bank EFG-Hermes. Under her mandate was the management of Egypt’s largest local mutual funds and equity portfolios of high-net-worth individuals investing in the Egyptian stock market. Total assets under her direct management exceeded EGP 5bn. Mutual funds managed by her were ranked 1st through 3rd for three consecutive years (2005, 2006 and 2007) among all competing Egyptian funds, and beating the index by no less than 50%.

In 2010, Mrs. Adawi, along with Mr. Hesham El Sewedy; a prominent Saudi business figure, and Mr. Mohamed Abdalla; founder of Coldwell Banker Egypt founded Acumen Holding with a paid-in capital of EGP 30 million..

Mrs. Rana Adawi is the Chairperson and Managing Director of Acumen Asset Management. The company is managing Egypt’s Top performing balanced fund “El Kheir Fund” that ranked number one in cumulative performance for three years from 2012-2014 and Bank Audi’s Islamic fund “Ezdehar”, the first fund to be launched in Egypt after the revolution and was also ranked number one amongst all Islamic funds in Egypt in 2015.

Mrs Adawi also manages portfolios of public sector banks, public and private institutions, and high-net-worth individuals with a total AUMs of USD 120 million.

Mrs Rana Adawi was recently recognized as one of the Top 50 Most Influential Women in the economy in Egypt in 2016 in a ceremony that was organized by one of Egypt’s top financial magazines under the auspices of the Prime Minister of Egypt Sherif Ismail.

 Mrs Adawi  is also a member of the Top 50 Committee that is taking an active role in the economic development of the country. 

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Why join Acumen?

Our number one focus in Acumen is our performance and our greatest asset is our people. We look for a team that is self-motivated, appreciates challenge and innovative. We tend to always pick the right person in the right position.

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