Board and Management

Board of Directors
    • Dr. Raouf Ghabbour
      Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer

      Dr. Raouf Ghabbour founded the Ghabbour Group of Companies, which he began incepting in 1985. Dr. Ghabbour began his career working in his family’s auto-related trading business, where he initially established himself in the tire division. Having quickly gained a commendable reputation in the market for his business savvy, Dr. Ghabbour went on to acquire agency agreements from global OEMs, which he transformed into successful businesses. Dr. Ghabbour has grown the Company to a leading automotive assembler and distributor in the Middle East and North Africa.

    • Mr. Aladdin Hassouna Saba
      Non-Executive Director

      Mr. Aladdin Hassouna Saba is the co-founder and Chairman of Beltone Financial, a leading regional financial services institution operating in the fields of Investment Banking, Asset Management, Private Equity, Brokerage and Equity Research. Mr. Saba is also a founding member of the Egyptian Investment Management Association, in addition to the Egyptian Capital Markets Association. Mr. Saba sits on the boards of The Egyptian Stock Exchange, National Bank of Egypt, as well as various corporations and investment funds.

    • Mr. Ahmed El Wakil
      Non-Executive Director
      Mr. Ahmed El Wakil is a highly active and well-reputed member of Egypt’s business community and joins GB Auto’s Board of Directors with over four decades of experience. Since 1971, he has served as Chairman of his growing privately-owned ventures – El Wakil Oil Mills, El Wakil Cotton Gins, and El Beheira Rice Mills – which all fall under the umbrella of the self-founded Wakalex Group. Mr. El Wakil has been the Chairman of the Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce since 2010 and sits on the Board of various organizations, including the National Organization for Social Insurance, the Alexandria Port Authority, and the Internal Trade Development Authority, in addition to being the Vice Chairman of the Association of the Mediterranean Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ASCAME).
    • Mr. Mostafa El Mahdi
      Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer

      Mr. Mostafa El Mahdi brings to GB Auto 22 years of experience at KPMG, where he joined in 1990 before being promoted to Partner in 2001. While there, he was Head of the Manufacturing and Consumer Market line of business and the Responsible Partner for Audit Efficiency. Mr. El Mahdi has also worked as Chief Internal Auditor and Advisor to the President of the Board of Directors for IGI. He has extensive experience in restructuring projects and transaction services, including due diligence and mergers & acquisitions. Mr. El Mahdi holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a focus in Accounting from Cairo University and is a Fellow of the Egyptian Society of Accountants and Auditors, as well as a Member of the American Institute of Accounts and Auditors.

    • Mr. Nader Ghabbour
      Executive Director and Group Chief Operating Officer

      Mr. Nader Ghabbour started his career at GB Auto as a showroom sales representative for the passenger car division. He worked his way up to running the daily sales operations within the show room and later assumed the role of showroom sales supervisor and manager. Mr. Ghabbour’s managerial capabilities were proven when he took on the more strategic role of managing the business-to-business arm of the passenger car segment. He currently serves as the chief operating officer for the passenger car division, managing the passenger car sales and after-sales functions, regional operations, and the Motorcycle and Three-Wheeler operations. Mr. Ghabbour graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Boston University.

    • Dr. Walid Sulaiman Abanumay
      Non-Executive Director

      Dr. Walid Sulaiman Abanumay has been the Managing Director of Al-Mareefa Al Saudia Company since 1997, where he oversees investments in both developed and emerging markets. Mr. Abanumay has held several executive roles: between February 1993 and January 1994, he was the General Manager of the Investment Department of the Abanumay Commercial Center; between November 1990 and February 1993, he worked in the Treasury and Corporate Banking department of SAMBA. Mr. Abanumay is a board member of several prominent companies, including: Madinet Nasr for Housing and Development (since 1998), Raya Holding (since 2005), and Beltone Financial.

    • Mr. Mounir Fakhry Abdelnour
      Non-Executive Director
      Mr. Mounir Fakhry Abdelnour brings more than 40 years of economy-centric experience to GB Auto’s Board of Directors. Since 1970, he has occupied various high-ranking positions at a number of reputable banking institutions and also served in different ministerial posts, including Minister of Tourism and Minister of Industry and Trade, among others. In 1976, he co-founded American Express Middle East (AMEX), where he served as Vice President and board member until 1980. He was also a founder and Chairman of the Egyptian-French Agro-foods Company between 1983-2014. Throughout his career, Mr. Abdelnour served as a board member at the EGX, the National Council for Human Rights, and the Federation of Egyptian Industries. He currently sits on the board of Commercial International Bank of Egypt (CIB), Beltone Financial, and Domty. As an active participant in Egyptian political life, Mr. Abdelnour headed the opposition bloc in parliament between 2000-2005 and was a member of the time-honored political party Al Wafd from 2005-2011.