Who We Are

We understand entrepreneurs - because we're entrepreneurial ourselves.

EFG Hermes Leasing is a subsidiary of EFG Hermes Finance, the NBFI of the leading financial services corporation in the MENA region. We specialize in providing financial leasing services to large corporates and SMEs across Egypt. Our mission is simple: Create value for our clients, vendor partners and parent company alike by innovating in offering unrivalled financial solutions.

What does that really mean? It's simple:

We have five beliefs

  • #1

    Experience multiplies the impact of finance: We provide financial leasing, yes. We also call on decades of experience across the MENA region to provide highly sought-after advisory and other financial services. As a subsidiary of the MENA region’s leading financial services corporation, we bring to bear the full weight of more than three decades of insight into what makes regional markets click.

  • #2

    We're in this for the long term: We aren't in the financial leasing industry for quick hits, but to create value for our clients, our partners and our parent company through long-term relationships. We view new leasing relationships as merely the first chapter in a long story yet-to-be-written - that's why we call our relationship managers Enterprise Mentors. Our goal is to grow as our clients and partners grow.

  • #3

    Fast growth: Businesses grow fastest when they have the right financial structure in place.

  • #4

    Avoid financing tenor mis-matches: Match long-term financing with long-term assets & short-term financing for short-term assets. Let us finance your capital expenditures and save your firepower with banks so you can finance operations through existing equity and bank facilities with the right tenor.

  • #5

    Speed counts, and so does character: That's why we commit up-front to giving you a decision in half the time others in the industry would take, while our decision-making process is designed so that part of your “credit score” is based on a qualitative assessment of your business, your prospects and your character.

What We Do

We provide comprehensive leasing solutions and value-added advisory to qualified corporate clients as well as Egyptian SMEs, bundling the provision of an asset, arrangement of maintenance contracts and insurance in a single transaction. We work with an outstanding network of vendor partners and call on deep industry knowledge in everything from origination to our credit process.

We're industry veterans.

  • Ahmed El-Kholy

    Chief Executive Officer

    Ahmed has nearly two decades of experience in the financial industry starting 1998. He started his leasing career at Incolease and became a founding team member where he spent nine years. Later on, he become the Head of Marketing at Corplease followed by GB Lease (a GB subsidiary) where he helped create the foundation for GB Lease over a five-year period. El Kholy played a fundamental role in establishing the company's full infrastructure; including manuals and processes and personally developing GB Lease's portfolio. Prior to becoming the CEO of EFG Hermes Leasing, he was most recently the General Manager for Business Development at AL-Ahli Lease (a subsidiary of the National Bank of Egypt). Among El Kholy's experiences is working in the mortgage finance industry gaining experience in the retail segment of the non-banking financial services sector. Ahmed holds a BA in Accounting from Cairo University and a Master's in International Business Administration from ESLSCA University in France. He is also a graduate of the EFG Hermes Finance and Investment Appraisal Course and earned a diploma in Risk Management from the American Academy for Financial Management.

We're an entry point to a world of sophisticated non-bank financial services.

We don't just help our clients grow through leasing services - we're also guides to the full world of Investment Banking, Securities Brokerage, Asset Management, Private Equity and Research products and services offered by EFG Hermes.

Our Parent Company

EFG Hermes Leasing is a wholly-owned subsidiary of EFG Hermes Holding, the leading investment bank in the Arab world with operations in MENA and offices in progress across Pakistan, the United States and other markets around the world. EFG Hermes is the region's most sought-after advisory house; the largest securities broker in the Arab world; an asset manager that consistently outperforms its peer group in like-for-like comparisons; an innovator in infrastructural private equity; and a globally-renowned research house.

As a subsidiary of EFG Hermes and operating under the umbrella of EFG Hermes Finance, we call on our parent company's oversight functions - including risk management, compliance - and benefit from access to more than three decades of insight into what makes regional markets work. We also serve as a point of entry for new businesses to the EFG Hermes family, making certain our clients have access to the full suite of EFG Hermes products and services.

Learn more about EFG Hermes on its corporate website.