Aly El Tahry is Managing Partner and co-founder of Catalyst Partners, a financial advisory firm focusing on the Medium Size Enterprise space in Egypt. Mr. El Tahry was co-founder of Delta Financial Investments, which was acquired by Arabiyya Lel Isthmaraat in 2012. Mr. El Tahry was also co-founder of Hermes Financial and Beltone Financial Holding in 1993 and 2003, respectively; both now leading MENA investment banking firms. Starting 1987, Mr. El Tahry served as Vice President of Kidder, Peabody and Co. out of their London Office and returned in 1990 to Egypt to co-found Kidder,Peabody & Co.'s Representative Office in anticipation of Egypt’s capital market re-birth. Mr. El Tahry presently serves on the boards, Martin Currie's Global Funds and MENA Capital's Hedge Fund. The October 1997 and September 1998 issues of Global Finance magazine named Mr. El Tahry as one of the 'World’s 600 Most Powerful People in Finance’. Mr. El Tahry received his MBA from the Krannert Graduate School of Management at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA, in 1987. In 1977 he earned B.Sc. degrees in Physics-Engineering from Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia and Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, USA, respectively. He is a 6-handicap golfer and an Instrument Flight Rules rated pilot.