Dr. Alaa Arafa is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Arafa Holding. Dr. Arafa joined his father in managing and developing industrial and commercial activities in Egypt for textile and apparel sector. Since then, such activities have gradually grown and led to the establishment of a Holding (“Arafa Holding” listed in Cairo Stock Exchange in 2004) that is, today, a prominent apparel and textile manufacturer and fashion retailer in Egypt, UK and Italy.
In addition to his major investments in fashion, Dr. Arafa has been actively investing in other industries including real estate, agriculture, energy, cement and food where he co-founded and was a key shareholder of the largest Private Equity firm in the region and served on their board of directors.
Dr. Arafa is a Board Member in CI Capital Holding and he co-founded and served as a Board member of CIIC, one of the first and largest private investment banks in Egypt.
He graduated from the faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University.