Established in 2015 in a collaboration between the Ministry of Planning and other quasi-government institutions as a private investment entity, AYADY aspires to encourage investments and promote development in Egypt through providing access to capital to small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
SME segment in Egypt contributes to 80% of the country’s GDP and it employs the majority of the labour force. However, limited access to capital to SMEs from banks and equity investors hinders the growth of these companies creating an opportunity for AYADY to step in as a value-add investor.
Board of Directors
AYADY is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of highly prominent figures and professionals with extensive expertise in different sectors. The Board of Directors is comprised of 10 members, 9 of whom are independent members.