Mr. Abouelazm is the Chairman & co-founder of Tamweely Micro Finance company. Tamweely is a Microfinance company comprising NI Capital, Ayadi & Post For investment. Previously Mr. Abouelazm was the vice Chairman, CEO and co-founder of Tanmeyah Micro Enterprise Services before he divested his interest as the company was acquired by EFG-Hermes in a historical transaction that witnessed the highest value of a MF company in Egypt.
Mr. Abouelazm is a board member of the International council for small business (ICSB), President of the Middle East Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (MCSBE). He is a Board Member and Member of the restructuring committees of Nasser Social Bank. Mr. Abouelazm is also a board member of the Micro Small and Medium Enterprise Development Authority (SMEDA)
Mr. Abouelazm has accumulated 25 years of experience in banking, finance, economic development and investment finance. Mr. Abouelazm was earlier the Deputy Director of the German Development Bank (KFW) in Egypt.
Mr. Abouelazm is recognized as one of the main resource executives in Egypt in the field of policy structuring and management of financial services, micro finance and SME projects. Mr. Abouelazm has participated in the formulation of the First National Micro Finance Strategy for Egypt and is a lecturer on Entrepreneurship development, financial services delivery and Management. He is recognized as a reference in the field by various financial institutions and service-providers. He is also an angel investor in a number of startups and mentor to a number of young entrepreneurs and advisor for Fin tech startups and existing enterprises.
Mr. Abouelazm received a B.A in Economics from the American University in Cairo in 1993 and an AUC Masters Degree in Development specializing in Commercialization and Development of Micro Enterprises in 2004.