Vice President - Project & Structured Finance - US Ex-Im (Retired)
Hala El-Mohandes recently served as the Deputy CEO of Project & Export Finance at Carbon Holdings.
Mrs. Hala El-Mohandes is the Deputy CEO of Project & Export Finance for Carbon Holdings. She has a proven track record in project finance having worked for 27 years at the Export-Import Bank of the United States (US Ex-Im Bank), in addition to her 16 years of commercial banking experience at Chase-National Bank of Egypt (currently; CIB), the National Bank of Egypt, and the National Bank of Washington.
Whilst working at US Ex-Im Bank and as Vice President of the Project Finance Division, Mrs. El- Mohandes led and closed 28 project finance transactions totaling over $16 billion in Ex-Im Bank exposure and covering US$90 billion in total project costs. These included the Sadara Chemical Company project in Saudi Arabia, which represents the largest financing project in the history of Ex-Im Bank totaling US$5 billion and the EBIC Ammonia project (formerly owned by Carbon Holdings). She has also closed transactions for Australia-Pacific Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Project, Papua New Guinea LNG Project, the Emirates Aluminum project, and the Abu Dhabi Sovereign Wealth Fund, the Baku-Tblisi-Ceyhan Oil Pipeline project, Oman (LNG) Project, the three Enka BO power projects in Turkey in addition to several telecommunications projects in Mexico.
Mrs. Hala El-Mohandes holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Cairo University and a Master of Arts in Economics from the American University of Cairo. She is proficient in Arabic, English, and French.