Emad Barsoum

Managing Director, Ezdehar Management

Founder of Ezdehar Management, a PE firm focused on the Egyptian mid-market. Prior to founding Ezdehar, Emad was a Co-Founder and Partner of 8 Miles LLP, an Africa-focused private equity firm which raised approximately USD 200 million and executed investments across Egypt, Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia. Previously, he spent 10 years with the Orascom Telecom Group as CEO of Wind Hellas where he led one of the largest debt restructurings in Europe in 2009, and as Chairman and CEO of OrasInvest Holding where he led the growth of the company across 8 countries in North Africa and Asia and later exited the business to a PE consortium in the largest MENA LBO at the time. He was also the co-founder and CFO of Djezzy Algeria, and a Director at Mobinil (currently Orange, Egypt’s first mobile network operator). Emad started his career as a civil engineer in New York where he spent six years with Parsons Brinckerhoff and Imbsen & Associates. Emad holds an MBA from INSEAD in France, a Ph.D. in Engineering Mechanics from Columbia University, USA, and a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from Cairo University, Egypt