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Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) and Arab Investment Bank (AIB) Sign Shareholders Agreement to Collaborate in the Leasing Business in Egypt


Enmaa Leasing have an authorized capital of 150 million Egyptian pounds

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) (, the private sector arm of the Islamic Development Bank Group (IDB), and the Arab Investment Bank (AIB) signed a Shareholders Agreement to establish “Enmaa Leasing Company” a Sharia-compliant leasing company in Egypt. Enmaa Leasing have an authorized capital of 150 million Egyptian pounds and expect to commence its operations during the third quarter of 2015.

As a strategic partner in Enmaa Leasing Company, ICD will utilize its extensive experience in the leasing sector, which have accumulated over the course of establishing more than ten similar leasing companies across the Islamic and Arab world, to ensure that the Company meets its stated goals and objectives

The shareholders’ agreement was signed between Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Ali, ICD Board Chairman, and Mr. Mohammed Hani Saif El Nasr, AIB Board Chairman, during the recent Egypt Economic Development Conference in Sharm Al Shaikh, in the presence of the Minister of International Cooperation, Dr. Naglaa Al Ahwani.

The Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of ICD, Mr. Khaled Al Aboodi, commented “Egypt is one of the main shareholders of ICD, and has always been one of the key countries for our investments. ICD is pleased to collaborate with a leading Egyptian bank such as the Arab Investment Bank to contribute and develop the private sector in Egypt. Through this partnership, we aim to assist Egyptian SMEs in achieving their growth potential by offering them Sharia-compliant financing products. I am confident that Enmaa Leasing Company will help add depth and diversity to the Egyptian financial services sector.”

From his side, the Chairman of the Arab Investment Bank, Mr. Mohammed Hany Seif El Nasr commented: “The idea of founding Enmaa Leasing Company came after noticing the growing demand for leasing activity and the ability of the market to welcome new companies offering this service. Enmaa Leasing Company is expected to add value to Egypt Leasing sector especially by targeting the small and medium enterprises sector, which represents one of the most important pillars of the national economy”

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