Mr. Jérôme Guiraud graduated from Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales in 1984 (HEC Paris).
He started his career at the French Embassy in Zagreb (Croatia) in 1985 as Deputy to the Commercial Attaché. He joined the Société Générale group in 1986 and held multiple senior managing positions, in Europe and in emerging countries, mainly on capital markets, then as Country manager and Director of various Société Générale group’s listed & non-listed subsidiaries.
Mr. Guiraud joined the NNS group in 2008. He is currently Executive Chairman & CEO of NNS Luxembourg and Chief Operating Officer of NNS Advisers (two non-listed entities). He is also Director and Member of the Audit and the Nomination Committees of OCI.NV (a leading fertilizer company listed on the Euronext Amsterdam stock exchange) and a Board & Audit Committee Member of BESIX Group.
He was a member of the Board of Directors and the Audit Committee of Lafarge S.A. from May 2008 till August 2016.
Mr. Osama Bishai joined Orascom in 1985 and currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Orascom Construction PLC. He held the position of Managing Director of the construction business since 1998. Mr. Bishai played a key role in developing the construction business, particularly in the cement, infrastructure and industrial sectors, and led the development of OCI N.V.’s investments in the fertilizer industry in Egypt, Algeria and USA. Mr. Bishai currently spearheads the Group’s efforts to create a long-term concessions portfolio and is leading the growth of the US business. Mr. Bishai is a board member of BESIX Group.
Mr. Bishai holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Structural Engineering from Cairo University and a Construction Management Diploma from the American University in Cairo.
Mr. Johan Beerlandt is the Chairman of BESIX Group and former Chief Executive Officer from 2004 to 2017. He oversaw the transformation of the business into a major regional player in Europe and the Middle East.
In 2004, Mr. Beerlandt was instrumental in the 50-50 leveraged management buyout of the BESIX holding company executed by BESIX management and Orascom.
Mr. Beerlandt brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in regional and international construction and concessions markets to the Board.
Ms. Nada Shousha is a seasoned executive in the financial services, investment and economic development sectors.
She currently holds positions on various Boards, including Vice Chair and Investment Committee Member of the Egyptian American Enterprise Fund, Board Member and Chair of the Risk Committee of Bank of Palestine (WBG), Board and Audit Committee Member of AXA (Egypt), and member of the Investment Committee of Sawari Ventures.
Ms. Shousha was most recently the Regional Manager for Egypt, Libya and Yemen for the IFC, which she joined in 2002. During her tenure, Egypt’s IFC program increased from a $50-$75 million annual program to an annual average of $250+ million. In particular, she led IFC’s counter-cyclical strategy post Arab Spring which focused on restoring confidence in the country’s private sector and resulted in over $1 billion of new investments in the country in 2012-2014.
Prior to joining IFC, Ms. Shousha was a manager in the corporate finance practice at Arthur Andersen.
Mr. Sami Haddad has decades of experience in both the private and public sectors, specifically in finance, politics and academia.
Mr. Haddad worked for the International Finance Corporation, part of the World Bank Group, for more than 20 years in a variety of positions including Cairo-based Director of the MENA region. In 2005, he became Minister of Economy and Trade in Lebanon, a position which he held for three years. Mr. Haddad was also General Manager of Byblos Bank from 2008 to 2014. He is currently Chairman of Inventis, a management consulting company.
Mr. Haddad holds an MA in economics from the American University in Beirut and pursued his postgraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Mr. Sliwinski is a Senior Adviser at NNS Advisers, the London-based advisory office of the Nassef Sawiris family.
Prior to joining the NNS Group in 2018, Mr. Sliwinski spent twelve years at Elliott Advisors (UK) Limited. In his role, Wiktor was responsible for managing a multi-strategy portfolio consisting of positions across the capital structure including in listed & non-listed equities and in various types of credit instruments. His investment experience covers numerous sectors ranging from real estate, TMT, energy, aerospace & defense, heavy industrials and chemicals.
He also has served on the boards of numerous companies, including on three publicly listed entities in the real estate, steel, and finance sectors.
Between 2001 and 2004, Mr Sliwinski was an investment banking analyst at Merrill Lynch within the Corporate Finance division with a focus on the technology, media and telecom sectors.
Mr. Sliwinski obtained his B.Sc. in Economics from University College London (UK) in 2001, and his MBA from Wharton (USA) in 2006.