Samer El Waziri has three decades of experience in optimizing the financial success of companies of all sizes, including Fortune 500 enterprises. As a champion of operational excellence and productivity he has consistently driven corporate financial performance records instrumental in achieving even the most ambitious business goals. El Waziri is known as an unrelenting bottom line driver with a remarkable track record of spearheading organic and inorganic business expansions.
El Waziri is the Financial Advisor to the Board of Raya Holding a position he took on after retiring from his position of Chairman of Raya FMCGRaya Foods along with Raya Food Trading where he was responsible for the restructuring of the company and the implementation of an ambitious international expansion strategy in the frozen foods industry. During that time he launched “Haneya, Lidia & Barawa” in various product ranges and categories. He also helped in positioning the Polish products Macaroni Polski and Sorenti, in the Egyptian market. During that time, he implemented a number of quality driven initiatives with farmers obtaining funding from the Agricultural Bank of Egypt (ABE) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Prior to that El Waziri was CFO of Raya Holding and GSK. El Waziri holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Cairo University and a management diploma from Harvard Business School.