Who We Are

National Bank of Egypt (UK) Limited is a British Bank with significant connections with Egyptian Markets worldwide. Its origins date back to 1898, and it is one of the oldest banks operating in London.

As it is the only Egyptian owned bank in the UK, it is well placed to provide services to clients engaged in business in the two countries. However, it has diversified to offer global services to all countries participating in our product expertise in the last five years.

National Bank of Egypt (UK) Limited is recognised by the UK clearing banks, investment banks and other financial institutions for its leading role in Trade Finance relating to global foreign trade and its prominent role in the syndicated lending market during the last ten years. National Bank of Egypt (UK) Limited is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and by the PRA. Depositors are covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.

Your
Trusted Bank
of Choice

Vision Statement

The National Bank of Egypt (UK) Limited vision is to be the trusted bank of choice for all our customers’ banking needs, building on our core values, people, and expertise established over many years of NBEUK operating in the United Kingdom.

Our Goals

  • To deliver world-class products and the highest quality service to our customers.
  • To attract, develop and retain the best banking talent in the region.
  • To support the communities in which we operate.
  • To adhere to our core values of passion, integrity, conservatism and knowledge.

Board of Directors

Mr Hisham Ahmed Okasha

Chairman

Dr Yasser Ismail Hassan

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

Dr Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed Maait

Non-Executive Director

Mrs Lobna Hilal

Deputy Chairman and Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Edward Alan Marks

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Ian Gray

Independent Non-Executive Director

Dr Ziad Ahmed Bahaa Eldin

Non-Executive Director

Mr Sherif Amir Ahmed RIAD

Non-Executive Director

Mrs Dalia Abdallah Mohamed EL Baz

Non-Executive Director

People

Mr Mokhtar Abdel Gawad El Shennawy

Deputy Managing Director

Mr Moataz Ghanem

Deputy Managing Director & Chief Operating officer

Mr Ashraf Hamed

Chief Risk Officer

Mr Simon Stevenson

Head of Treasury

Mr Ali Ansari

Money Laundering Reporting Officer

Chris Bromby

Head of Compliance

Mr Aden Nguyen

Chief Business Officer

Mr Paul Leonard

Head of Finance

Environmental, Social & Corporate Governance

Environmental

We are committed to playing a part in building a sustainable future. We carefully consider the impact our practices have on the environment. You can find out more here

Social

We are deeply embedded in and committed to all the communities that we serve and wholeheartedly support many charitable causes. You can find out more here

Governance

We aim for transparency in our governance and management structure and create a clear path to responsibility and accountability. You can find out more here

The Bank

The National Bank of Egypt (NBE) is the oldest and the largest bank in Egypt with a global presence in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America.

NBE was established on 25th June 1898, with a capital of £1 million. During the 1950s, NBE assumed a central bank’s duties, before The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) was established in 1961.

In 1960, after the nationalisation, NBE became a commercial bank and the in-charge bank of issuing and managing saving certificates on behalf of the government.

History
of our Bank
and Brand

The Brand

The NBE logo’s evolution attests to our commitment to develop, grow, and remain contemporary while drawing on our country’s heritage and our bank’s history. The logo design expresses the bank’s position in Egyptian society and pays homage to our civilisations, as Ancient Egyptian and Arab.

Over the years, the logo has morphed to reflect the inevitable evolution of the times and the bank itself. These changes demonstrate how the bank has managed to maintain its illustrious legacy while keeping pace with modernisation and the advent of technology and catering to a growing community’s needs.

NBE’s logo reflects the bank’s remarkable history of over one hundred years of leadership in the banking industry and evokes Ancient Egypt.

The Brand

Our original logo design is rooted in hieroglyphic symbolism: NBE is the house of wealth. It was developed in 1981 by Egyptian artist Abdel Salam El-Sherif, a prominent creator of Fine Arts.

The outer green frame represents a house, which is associated with an enclosed and safe space. It serves to shelter and protect. The gilded semicircle, supported by three golden pillars refer to wealth and valuables. Combined, these symbols speak of treasury, riches, and all things valuable. Beyond the materiality of our world, our emblem embodies wealth, familiarity, security, trust, and protection, all values that the bank pledges to uphold.

We moved from dark green and gold to a more vibrant green and a gradient from yellow to orange, thereby infusing a more dynamic and modern characteristic to our image. These colours convey honour, loyalty, endurance, and strength.

The Brand

Our typography bears the history of our Arabic tradition. Written in Thuluth, a variety of Islamic calligraphy, it is an elegant script that has always been associated with the bank. As the letters lost their sharpness over the years, the script was restored to its glory by certified calligrapher Mohamed Samy in 2019. The brand name thus regained its heritage, with a contemporary twist.

The addition of the English font creates a hybrid identity that affirms how we merge respect for the past and readiness for the future.

This inherent association, past and future, traditional and modern, within the various elements of the logo, represent Egypt in its finest form. It ultimately epitomises not only the role of the bank but its timelessness.

By Encapsulating the brand’s essence, the NBE logo presents an aesthetics that asserts the bank’s legacy as a pillar of society and the country’s rich history.