APICORP appoints new chief financial officer

Dr. Sherif Ayoub will take on the role of CFO, joining from the Islamic Development Bank

Dr. Sherif Ayoub
Dr. Sherif Ayoub

The Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP), a multilateral development financial institution, has appointed Dr. Sherif El Sayed Ayoub as its chief financial officer. In this capacity, Dr. Ayoub will take charge of APICORP’s finances, including risk management, financial planning, financial reporting and accounting.

Commenting on the appointment, Dr. Ahmed Ali Attiga, CEO of APICORP said: “We are delighted to have Dr. Sherif Ayoub join our team during the next phase of our growth journey. During his career, Dr. Ayoub has demonstrated his strong financial management capabilities and has made significant contributions to various institutions, through a variety of diverse senior finance and operational roles. We are confident that his breadth of technical knowledge and experience will help us to achieve further financial excellence and create longstanding value for our partners and shareholders.”

For his part, Ayoub stated: “I have long admired APICORP and its efforts to expand the value-added economic activities within the broader energy industries. I am a strong advocate of the importance of sound financial management as an enabler to the development impact of APICORP and a key contributor to sustainable profitability. I am looking forward to the exciting journey of contributing to shape APICORP’s future.”

Ayoub joins APICORP from the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) where he oversaw key policy priorities, operations, and initiatives related to treasury, financial policies, planning and analytics, investment, financial control, budget and performance management as well as risk management. He has assumed numerous leadership positions over his career, serving as the Assistant Secretary General at the Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) and working with A.T. Kearney, the US Government, the United Nations, and the World Bank in different capacities.

Ayoub brings with him deep expertise in financial management, as well as a proven record of accomplishment, which spans over 20 years and includes experience in the finance, management consulting, prudential regulation, economic development, and Islamic finance domains.

Ayoub acquired his PhD in Finance from the University of Edinburgh, and is also a holder of a Masters’ Degree from Columbia University and a Bachelors’ Degree from Baldwin Wallace University. In addition, he has served as a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University.

Ayoub is a CFA Charter holder and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He has also published a book and several articles that relate to the finance and risk management domains.


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