Where We Come From

Global Connections, Local Know-how

Planet Investment Banking is a firm founded and led by veterans of the MENA banking and finance industry with proven global track records who bring to the table an aggregate of more than 120 years of experience and deep networks of relationships spanning the Middle East and global financial centers.

We combine outstanding local market intelligence and a deep network of global relationships to help MENA companies access capital and achieve their business goals — and to help offshore investors tap the best opportunities in an exceptionally dynamic region.

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Key Highlights of Our Team

Ahmed El-Houssieny, our Chief Executive Officer, led Egypt’s first acquisition finance package, first corporate bond, first leveraged buyout and first securitization, in addition to first project finance facility in Algeria.

Mona Yassine, our Chief Risk Officer, was the first Chairperson of the Egyptian Competition Authority and brings more than 35 years of experience in the banking and risk management industries to Planet.

Our Chief Legal Officer, Marlon Portes, has more than 20 years of experience in international finance law covering the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America. From there, we can more accurately explore prevention and intervention programs to keep them on a pathway to have a glance at the web link success?

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