About GHL / Hossam Abou Moussa

Hossam Abou Moussa

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Hossam Abou Moussa is a Partner of Actis, a leading growth markets investor.

Actis is a leading investor in growth markets, delivering consistent competitive returns, responsibly. It has a growing portfolio of investments across Asia, Africa and Latin America and has raised over US$12bn since inception

Hossam has 18 years of experience in private equity. He joined Actis in 2006 and is based in Actis’ Cairo office, He is responsible for origination, execution and managing investments in North Africa and the Financial Services sector across Actis’ markets. During this period Hossam has played leading roles in some of Actis’ significant transactions including the Commercial International Bank (CIB); a leading bank in Egypt and one of the largest companies listed on the Egyptian Stock Exchange, Emerging Markets Payments Holdings (EMPH); a leading payments company in Africa and the Middle East offering accounts processing, merchant acquiring and ATM switching across the region, and Integrated Diagnostic Holdings Plc (IDH); a London Stock Exchange listed company being the largest fully integrated private-sector provider of medical diagnostics in Egypt, Jordan and Sudan.

Prior to Actis, Hossam worked at CIIC and EFG-Hermes Private Equity; the leading regional private equity investors.

Hossam holds an MBA from the University of Oxford and a BA in business and finance from the American University in Cairo and is a CFA Charter holder.

Hossam has held a number of Non-Executive Director roles on various Board of Directors and Boards’ Committees including the Board of Directors of Emerging Markets Payments Holdings (EMPH) Mauritius, a leading payments company in Africa and the Middle East; where he also served on the Remuneration and Risk and Audit Committees. He also served as a Director on the Boards of EMPH’s subsidiaries in Egypt and Jordan. Hossam is also an Observer of the Board of Directors of Integrated Diagnostics Holdings (IDH), which is listed on the London Stock Exchange.

Other than the Actis portfolio companies, Hossam sits on the Board of Trustees of the CIB Foundation, a leading Egyptian nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing existing health services for underprivileged children in Egypt and is the Treasurer and sits on the Board of Directors of the British International School Society (BISC) in Cairo.