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Mrs. Amani Hamed

Chairperson of OKAZ Stockbrokers

Mrs. Hamed is the Chairman of OKAZ Stockbrokers and OKAZ Portfolio Management. She has been an active contributor to the development of the Egyptian Capital Market, in her role as founder and board member of the Egyptian Capital Market Association for 6 consecutive years, and as head of its Stock Exchange Committee.  She also sat on the board of the Egyptian Stock- Exchange for three years. Furthermore, she co-chaired the Investment and Capital Markets Committee at the American Chamber of Commerce for two years.

Mrs. Hamed holds a Bachelor’s degree (with high honors) and a Masters Degree in Economics from The American University in Cairo.

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Mrs. Randa Hamed

Managing Director

Mrs. Randa Hamed is the Managing Director of OKAZ Portfolio Management. She started her financial career in 1999 with OKAZ Stockbrokers as business development and marketing manager, and later as Head of HNW and Institutional Sales and General Manager up to 2006, when she and the shareholders established OKAZ Portfolio Management to better serve our high net worth individuals. 

Mrs. Hamed is a member of ECMA (Egyptian Capital Market Association), ESTA (Egyptian Society of Technical Analysts) as well as at EIMA (Egyptian Investment Management Association). She is a certified Portfolio Manager (CPM) from EIMA (2005)  and a certified Financial Technician (CFTe) from the International Federation of Technical Analysts in (2007) .

Mrs. Hamed obtained extensive training in Egypt in stock market operations ,  in the USA  where she  completed her 2 weeks Research Analysis Course  in 2002, and the UK where she completed her Euromoney Training in Portfolio Management Techniques  in 2009  .

Mrs. Hamed went to the German School (DEO) in Cairo and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from The American University in Cairo (1987) and an MBA from
Edinburgh Business School (2012).

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Mr. Mohamed‎ Hamed

Managing Director

Mr. Hamed enjoys extensive experience of over 25 years in the brokerage industry. He has a strong track record in the field of brokerage operations.

Prior to being the Managing Director of OKAZ  Mr. Hamed held the position of General Manager where he oversaw the Dealing, Back Office, Accounting and Compliance departments.

 Thanks to his efforts OKAZ has been able to hold strong in the face of many operational hazards typical of brokerage operations in emerging stock markets, which usually lack efficient surveillance systems.

Mr. Hamed started his career as Internal Auditor in the office of Hazem Hassan KPMG,

He holds A Bachelor's degree in Commerce from Cairo University 1987, and is a graduate of the German DEO School.

Mr. Hamed also obtained several professional certificates in the felid of Investment and Brokerage operations in Egypt and overseas.  

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Mr. Maher Farahat ‎

Board Member Of OKAZ Stockbrokers ‎

Mr.Farahat is currently heading the Trading Department at OKAZ Stockbrokers.

He is overlooking the execution of orders  and  is responsible for putting in place the necessary systems and procedures  to secure an efficient flow of orders as well as the orderly and timely execution of both listed and OTC stocks .

Mr. Farahat has acquired extensive experience in many aspects of the brokerage business.

He started his career with OKAZ in 1993 as an accountant and later he moved on to the Operations Department, where he was responsible for custody and settlement.

He then obtained a license as floor broker in 1995 and he was one of the main floor brokers handling institutional orders, both foreign & local.

Mr.Farahat holds a Bachelor's degree in Commerce from Ain Shams University 1992. He has also obtained several professional certificates in brokerage operations and fundamental analysis.

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Mr. Mohamed Laban ‎

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Laban brings in over 35 years of experience in the Financial & Administrative fields.  He joined OKAZ team since 2018 as CFO. He has over 20 years of experience in the Banking & Asset Management Sector. Mr.Laban  started his career at Cairo Barclays Bank then moved on  to Barclays bank London  at L/C,s - L/G,s - foreign exchange and finally at Arab International Bank as head of documentary credits and authorized signatory of the bank. Mr.Laban served as Financial & Administrative Manager of many Asset Management Companies. Mr.Laban holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from faculty of Commerce Cairo University 1984.

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Mrs. Samar Soliman ‎

Head Of Institutional Desk‎

Mrs. Soliman is currently heading the Local Institutions Desk at OKAZ Stockbrokers & Investment Consultants since 2006.

She is heading a team of corporate account managers and is responsible for serving Institutional clients, as well as expanding the customer base by attracting a greater number of new financial institutions.

Mrs. Soliman has extensive experience in the field of securities brokerage

She began her career with Prime Securities in 1996 as a licensed floor broker.

She became one of the main Traders, dealing with foreign and domestic institutions' orders. After that, she joined Strategic Group for Securities in 1999 as Deputy Director of Trade Execution, followed by Head Of Execution Department, and later on as Institutional Sales Executive in 2001. She then joined Blom Securities as Director of Local and Arab Institutions in 2005.

Mrs. Soliman holds a Bachelor’s degree in commerce and financial transactions from Cairo University 1995. She also obtained many professional certificates in brokerage operations and technical analysis.

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Mr. Ibrahim Khalil

Head Of High Net Worth Desk‏ ‏

Mr. Ibrahim Khalil is currently heading the High Net Worth clients’ desk since 2006.

 He joined OKAZ Stockbrokers & Investment Consultants in 1995 in the Clearing and Settlement Department of the company, and then moved to the Customer Service Department of the company at the end of October of the same year. Later he moved on to   the Execution Department to work as a floor broker in the Stock exchange in January 1996. In 2000 he then moved on to be an account officer and floor broker.

Mr. Khalil obtained a Bachelor of Law degree from Cairo University in 1993. He also obtained many professional certificates in brokerage operations & execution.