Team and Partners

Our Team

James Harmon

Board Chairman of the Egyptian-American Enterprise Fund

James Harmon

James Harmon

Board Chairman of the Egyptian-American Enterprise Fund

James Harmon is the Founder and Chairman of the Caravel Fund, an emerging and frontier market fund. He served as Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of the Export-Import Bank of the United States from 1997-2001. James was appointed as EAEF Chairman in 2012 to establish the EAEF. Bringing extensive investment and emerging markets experience, he nominated the board and selected the management team, establishing the EAEF as a reputable player in the Egyptian market today. In 2004, James was elected Chairman of the Board of the World Resources Institute, a global policy and research institution. Prior to working at the Export-Import Bank, James was Chairman and CEO of Schroder Wertheim & Co. investment bank.

Nishan Seal

Chief Financial Officer

Nishan Seal

Nishan Seal

Chief Financial Officer

Nishan Seal is the Chief Financial Officer for EAEF. Nishan was previously with PineBridge Investments where he was a Fund Controller. Prior to PineBridge Investments, Nishan worked at JP Morgan and also at SS&C Technologies. He received his BA with a major in Economics from Rutgers University and received an MBA from New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business.

Yasmine Ghobrial

Associate

Yasmine Ghobrial

Yasmine Ghobrial

Associate

Ms. Ghobrial joined the EAEF in 2017 bringing with her years of valuable finance, investor relations and financial communications experience. Prior to assuming her role as an Associate at the EAEF, Ms. Ghobrial was Senior Investor Relations Analyst at Edita Food Industries, one of Egypt’s largest publicly listed snack food companies. During her tenor at Edita, Ms. Ghobrial assisted in running the company’s IR program including managing an active flow of communication between the company and its investors, as well as the preparation of the full suite of IR material. Prior to her stint at Edita, Ms. Ghobrial was Head of Business Development at Inktank Communications, a leading investor relations and financial communications agency based in Cairo, where she also assumed the role of Investor Relations Project Manager. Ms. Ghobrial worked closely with Inktank clients to develop their IR strategies and help them create effective communication and IR programs and material. Ms. Ghobrial began her career as an Investment Analyst at First Equity Partners, a Cairo-based private equity outfit.

She hold a Bachelor’s from the German University in Cairo with a double major in Economics and Strategic Management.

Our Partners

Lorax Capital Partners: Our Partners on the Ground

Lorax Capital Partners: Our Partners on the Ground

Founded in 2015, LCP is an Egypt-focused private equity firm that serves as a bridge between global investors and businesses in underserved sectors in Egypt. Our partners at LCP share our goal of making smart investments that contribute to Egypt’s growth and have a real, positive impact on local communities. LCP helps screen businesses so our Board can make informed investment decisions. Subsequently, our partners at LPC help us to monitor our investments and support our investees.