Before joining Citadel Capital, the leading private equity firm in the Middle East and Africa with US$ 9.5 billion in investments under control, in February 2006, Mr. ElEbiary was a banker with the Investment Banking Division at Merrill Lynch & Co. in New York, where he participated in M&A transactions in addition to public and private financing, including the comprehensive financing of telecom and media companies such as Clearwire and Valor Communications Group. Previously, he was Business Analysis Manager at the Corporate Finance Department of the MeadWestvaco Corporation in New York. Mr. ElEbiary also spent five years with P&G, where his last position was Finance Group Manager - Internal Control Egypt, Lebanon and East Africa. He sits on the boards of Citadel Capital platform companies including ASEC Cement (Egypt), Al-Takamol (Sudan), Zahana (Algeria) and Arab National Cement Company (Egypt). Mr. ElEbiary holds a BA in Economics from the American University in Cairo and an MBA from Columbia University in New York.