Hanaa Helmy

CEO , EFG Hermes Foundation and Head of CSR


Hanaa Helmy is the founding CEO of the EFG Hermes Foundation, a non-profit, non-governmental organisation that assists communities and institutions overcome financial, educational and health-related challenges. The Foundation focuses on integrated development programmes in Egypt to combat widespread diseases and support holistic development initiatives in the areas of infrastructure and human development, and economic empowerment.

Hanaa is social entrepreneur and Ashoka fellow who has devoted the last 20 years to working with children with special needs. She is the founder of the MOVE Foundation for Children with Cerebral Palsy, a non-profit organization that provides children with severe disabilities new opportunities for fuller participation and inclusion in the community. She is one of 18 global change makers recognized by the Economist’s Intelligence Unit for her efforts in the fight to eradicate liver disease in Egypt.

Heading the CSR department, Hanaa helped EFG Hermes to be recognized for the drive towards Sustainability, by receiving the Best Sustainable Financial Provider 2017 by The European magazine for EFG Hermes. She led EFG Hermes to develop its comprehensive ESG strategy. She oversaw the company’s appointment as the first Egyptian financial services corporation signatory to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment.

Hanaa is a member of the EGX Sustainability Advisory Committee, the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt CSR Committee, and the UNGCNE Board of Trustees.