Amr Abou El Seoud
Amr is a founding member of Tejara Capital Limited and held the position of CEO from 2011 to 2015. He was re-appointed as CEO in mid-2020. Prior to his executive role at Tejara Capital, he spent the early part of his career at Coopers Lybrand and Ernst & Young before joining the Investment Dar Company in Kuwait. Over a 15 year period in that group, Amr progressed from junior analyst to CIO and supervised the overall management including all capital market deals, landmark projects, and growth strategies for the firm. At Tejara Capital, his aim is to develop the firm as a prominent investment bank in the UK, that provides both Sharia-compliant and traditional financial services. Since 2015, Amr has also been serving as the Senior Executive Officer of Tejara Capital International Limited in Dubai.
Some of Amr’s key achievements include overseeing one of the most innovative global Islamic issuances of a Sukuk. In the real estate/hospitality area, he identified and played a major role in the acquisition of Grosvenor House Apartments, a prestigious building on Park Lane, London which opened to the public in February 2012 as luxury hotel apartments. In the manufacturing/luxury goods sector, Amr identified, sourced, and led a consortium in the acquisition and takeover of Aston Martin Lagonda from Ford in 2007 and played a key role in the management of that company. In 2018 he managed the team that advised key shareholders on the successful IPO of Aston Martin. He has also been advising group companies on financial restructuring and raising new funds.
Amr holds a BA in Commerce and Accounting from Cairo University and is a Certified Public Accountant.