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.
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.
- 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
Dr Farouk Abdel Baki El-Okdah
Mr Hisham Ahmed Okasha
Dr Yasser Ismail Hassan
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director
Mr Mokhtar Abdel Gawad El Shennawy
Deputy Managing Director
Mr Mahmoud Montaser Al-Asfar
Mr David Somers
Mrs Dalia Abdallah Mohamed EL Baz
Dr Ziad Ahmed Bahaa Eldin
Mr Edward Alan Marks
Mrs Lobna Hilal
Mr Moataz Ghanem
Deputy Managing Director
Mr Ahmed Maksoud
Deputy General Manager & Chief Risk Officer
Mr Mark Hyde
Chief Operating Officer & Head of Operations
Mr Paul Leonard
Head of Financial Control
Mr Ashraf Hamed
Chief Credit Officer
Mr Simon Stevenson
Head of Treasury
Mrs Katie Chong
Head of Human Resources
Mrs Nora Amin
Head of Compliance
Mr Richard Hodges
Head of Internal Audit
Mr Peter Long
Environmental, Social & Corporate Governance
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
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
Financial Statements & Annual Reports
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.
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.
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.
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.