Sameh leads origination, execution and portfolio management of transactions across a wide range of sectors and products at AFC.
With over 27 years of experience in infrastructure investments, project development and fundraising in international capital markets, Sameh has a deep knowledge of African markets as well as power, transport & logistics and oil & gas sectors.
Prior to joining AFC, Sameh was the Chief Executive Officer of Zarou, a developer, owner, investor and operator of infrastructure projects in Africa, the Middle East and Asia, that is 100% owned by The Blackstone Group.
Sameh previously spent 5 years as Head of Infrastructure at CDC Group Plc, the UK’s development finance institution. He built the institution’s direct infrastructure equity business, investing in excess of US$2 billion in Africa and South Asia. His earlier experience also includes Natural Gas Industries Director at Orascom Construction Industries and Investment Principal at Actis.
Sameh holds an MBA in Financial Management from the University of Exeter, UK and degrees from the American University in Cairo, Egypt in Development Studies and Economics. He is also a graduate of INSEAD’s International Executive Program.