Sameh joined CDC in 2013 and is Head of Infrastructure. Prior to that he was Natural Gas Industries Director at Orascom Construction Industries for over 7 years where he headed the development of a $2.3 billion ammonia/urea fertilizers plant in Algeria (including a non-recourse financing of $1.5 billion).

He also participated in the development of a $600m ammonia plant in Egypt. In 2001, Sameh joined CDC (later Actis) for 4 years and was one of the team members who started the CDC Cairo office. He also led the first Management Buyout in Egypt.  Sameh started his career in investment banking where he worked for Morgan Stanley’s Egypt affiliate for 5 years.

Sameh attended the International Executive Program at INSEAD. He obtained an MBA from the University of Exeter, an MA in Development Studies and a BA in Economics from the American University in Cairo.

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