Yehia El Husseiny
Yehia El Husseiny is the Corporate Governance Project Manager for Egypt and Levant markets, Middle East and North Africa, at the International Finance Corporation (IFC) — World Bank Group.
Yehia has 20 years of vast experience in corporate governance, education, and training. Yehia is leading IFC Advisory Services’ Corporate Governance projects and training activities in Egypt and the Levant to improve firm performance and enhance access to finance by promoting better corporate governance practices among listed companies, financial institutions, and small/medium enterprises.
Yehia is advising private and public sector clients and is working closely with regulators, intermediaries, and companies in many regions to enhance their understanding of the business case for corporate governance; enable investors to improve governance practices of their investee companies; assisting regulators to develop effective corporate governance frameworks; and building capacities of institutes of directors, private equity firms, and governance centers to provide advice and support to their clients in their corporate governance journey. Yehia is leading research studies on board gender diversity in the Middle East, as well as in East Asia Pacific, to raise awareness on the value of women on boards.
Yehia contributed substantially to the creation and business/financial sustainability of more than eight local corporate governance service providers in MENA. Yehia presented globally at various conferences to raise the awareness of corporate governance for companies, banks, and investors. Yehia wrote several articles, papers, and publications, a recent one is ‘Family businesses: sons, daughters and outsiders’ in the Financial Times (http://on.ft.com/1EJFkQQ).
Yehia pursued his PhD at Georgia University, he is currently enrolled in a doctoral research degree on corporate governance at the Netherlands Maastricht School of Management (MSM) from which he received earlier his Master Degree in Business Administration (MBA) with honors. Yehia used to teach economics at MSA University and he is currently a part-time instructor at the American University in Cairo. Yehia has a Cambridge Intl Diploma for Teachers and Trainers (CIDTT), certified in corporate governance from the International Finance Corporation, trained by Harvard School of Business, a Certified Compliance Professional (CCP) from the IABFM, and he has numerous certifications from various recognized and accredited international organizations in the fields of training, education, corporate governance, compliance, risk management, business leadership, and management information systems.