Associate Partner || Mohamed Ali Maawy (Head of Kenya) (Nairobi)

Mohamed Ali Maawy is an Associate Partner of MNCAA. Based in Nairobi, Kenya, Mr. Maawy has over 20 years cross-industry experience in banking, finance, investment advisory, and e-commerce projects.

Mr. Maawy began his career with Citibank in Kenya, gaining experience in Operations Management, Corporate Banking and International Private Banking. Mr. Maawy also pioneered the introduction of Collateral Management (CM) Trade Finance in Sub Saharan Africa in 1996 with ACE and PTA bank in Uganda, and in 1998 in Kenya with National Bank of Kenya. Mr. Maawy was also a TAC (Technical Advisory Committee) member from 1998 to 2001 during the setting up of ATI (Africa Trade Insurance). He also represented National Bank of Kenya’s lead role in the launch of EADB’s first issue of Uganda and Kenya shillings bonds. Mr. Maawy has also worked with Stanbic Bank turning-around non-performing debts and regenerating the trade finance business, and also managed the One Year Convertible Bond process on Lafarge’s equity purchase in Athi River Mining.

Additionally, Mr. Maawy has 14 years of Islamic banking experience, having structured the first Islamic Import Financing for Kenya in 2001. He also served as a Consultant to Gulf African Bank (the first Islamic Bank in Kenya) on Developing Collateral Management Trade Finance and to CfC Financial Services on coordinating client solicitations for HSBC (Geneva) Islamic Private Banking and Islamic Investments.

In Project Management, Mr. Maawy’s experience includes Project Manager for International Credit Bank, Uganda where he implemented Africa’s first Multi-Application Microchip Card payment system. He also set up Swift Global Uganda Ltd as a Store and Forward gateway/telecoms hub that later became Uganda’s leading ISP.

Mr. Maawy is an Economics and Sociology graduate from the University of Nairobi.