Yehia El HusseinyCorporate Governance Project Manager
Yehia is the Corporate Governance Project Manager for Egypt and Levant markets, Middle East and North Africa, at the International Finance Corporation (IFC) – World Bank Group. Yehia has 20 years of vast experience in management, education, and training. Yehia is leading IFC Advisory Services’ Corporate Governance projects and training activities in MENA to improve firm performance and enhance access to finance by promoting better corporate governance practices among listed companies, financial institutions, and small/medium enterprises. Yehia is advising private and public sector clients and is working closely with regulators, intermediaries, and companies in many regions to enhance their understanding of the business case for corporate governance; enable investors to improve governance practices of their investee companies; assisting regulators to develop effective corporate governance frameworks; and building capacities of institutes of directors, private equity firms, and governance centers to provide advice and support to their clients in their corporate governance journey.
Yehia has contributed substantially to the creation and business/financial sustainability of more than eight local corporate governance service providers in MENA. Yehia has presented globally at various seminars, conferences, and workshops aimed at raising the awareness of corporate governance for companies, banks, and investors. Yehia wrote several articles, papers, and publications, a recent one is ‘Family businesses: sons, daughters and outsiders’ in the Financial Times (http://on.ft.com/1EJFkQQ).
Yehia pursued his PhD at Georgia University, he is currently enrolled in a doctoral degree on corporate governance at Netherlands Maastricht School of Management (MSM) from which he received earlier his Master Degree in Business Administration (MBA) with honors. Yehia has a BA Business Administration from the Faculty of English Commerce Cairo University, he used to teach economics at MSA University, and he is now a part-time instructor at the American University in Cairo. Yehia has a Cambridge Int’l Diploma for Teachers and Trainers (CIDTT), certified in corporate governance from the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation, trained by Harvard School of Business, a Certified Compliance Professional (CCP) from the IABFM, and he has numerous certifications from various recognized and accredited international organizations in the fields of training, education, corporate governance, compliance, risk management, business leadership, and management information systems.