A significant affiliate to the Egyptian energy market and a notably respected member of the local business community, Mrs. Pakinam Kafafi, has nearly 25 years of experience within the Energy and Investment Banking sectors. She assumed leadership of TAQA Group as Chief Executive Officer in 2013. Mrs. Kafafi was one of the founding cornerstones of TAQA Arabia in 2006 when she served as the Chief Investment officer. She successfully contributed to the groups evolution by acquiring and consolidating several gas distribution companies of BG, ENI, Edison and AMEC. In addition, she led the groups business diversification strategy into Power Generation and Distribution and later orchestrated TAQA Arabia penetration to the Renewable Energy market. Before TAQA Arabias incorporation, Mrs. Kafafi served as the Investment General Manager for Genco Group starting 2003. In her role as Chief Executive Officer, Mrs. Kafafi provides strategic planning and operational leadership to optimize the companys growth. Her expertise and proven track record as an efficient and talented leader are invaluable for TAQA Arabia. Before joining TAQA Arabia she held the position of Vice President at EFG-Hermes Investment Banking a leading regional investment institution, where she successfully participated in various acquisitions and privatization projects in Egypt. In 2016, Mrs. Kafafi was chosen as one of the Top Fifty Influential Women in Egypt. She is also a long-standing member of the American Chamber of Commerce and the British Egyptian Business Association (BEBA).