Board of Directors

Lord St John of Bletso

Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Lord St John has been a member of the House of Lords of the U.K. Parliament since 1978 and is currently Deputy Chairman of Strand Hanson Ltd., Non-Executive Chairman of Global Resources Investment Trust, a member of the Advisory Board of Silicon Valley Bank, Non-Executive Director of Albion Ventures LLP, Chairman of the Governing Board of Certification International and holds advisory roles with Milio International, Alliance Media Group USA, Sapinda and ABN Corporation. Lord St John received a BA and a BSocSc in Psychology from Cape Town University, a BProc in Law from the University of South Africa and an LLM from the London School of Economics.

Prof. Dr. Hend El Sherbini

Group Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Hend has been IDH Group’s Chief Executive Officer since 2012 and prior to that served as the CEO of Al Mokhtabar between 2004 and 2012. She received her MBBCh and her Master’s degree in Clinical & Chemical Pathology from Cairo University in the early 1990s, and also holds a Master’s degree in Public Health from Emory University in Atlanta. Dr. Hend completed her PhD in Immunology from Cairo University in 2000, where she is also a professor of clinical pathology at the university’s Faculty of Medicine. She sits on the Board of American Society of Clinical Pathology (Egypt) and consults on the international certification process. Dr. Hend completed an Executive MBA from the London Business School in 2015 and was featured as Forbes most powerful women between 2016 and 2023.

Sherif El Zeiny

Group Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director

Mr. El Zeiny is a certified Board Director and Executive Partner with over three decades’ experience in financial management, business leadership, and corporate strategy. He currently serves as Vice President and Group Chief Financial Officer at IDH. Throughout his career, he has filled several executive positions in various leading regional and international corporations, most recently serving as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Elsewedy Electric Group prior to joining IDH. Mr. El Zeiny holds an MBA from the City University of Seattle, a Non-Executive Director Diploma from the Financial Times, and a BA in Accounting from Cairo University.

Hussein Choucri

Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee

Mr. Choucri is Chairman and Managing Director of HC Securities & Investment, which he established in May 1996. He currently sits on the boards of EDITA Food Industries S.A.E and SODIC (Sixth of October Development & Investment Company), as well as the Egyptian British Business Council and the Egyptian Greek Business Council. Mr. Choucri served as a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley from 1987 to 1993 and served as Advisory Director at Morgan Stanley from 1993-2007. He received his Management Diploma from the American University in Cairo in 1978.

Dan Olsson

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr. Olsson has extensive international experience in the diagnostics and healthcare sector, having worked in the industry in numerous capacities since 1999. For 20 years he has served in a range of executive positions in the field, most notably as Head of Diagnostics at Capio and CEO of Unilabs Group in Geneva, Switzerland. Mr. Olsson holds a BA in Economics from the University of Lund in Sweden.

Richard Henry Phillips

Non-Executive Director

Mr. Phillips is a founding partner of Actis LLP, the emerging markets private equity group. As Actis LLP is one of the Company’s major shareholders, Mr. Phillips is not considered by the Board as being independent. He was previously responsible for the investment activity of Actis in North Africa and is currently responsible for Asia. He is a member of the Actis Investment Committee. Mr. Phillips is a director on the board of a number of companies including Emerging Markets Knowledge Holdings (Mauritius) Limited, Les Laboratoires Medis SA, and others. Mr. Phillips holds a degree in Economics from the University of Exeter.

Yvonne Stillhart

Non-Executive Director

Ms. Stillhart is a seasoned Senior Executive working with innovation and growth driven companies across a wide range of industries and geographical regions, including Europe, USA, North Africa and Sub-Sahara Africa. She has been a Non-Executive Director and Audit and Risk Committee Member for more than 12 years. She has co-founded and led as a Senior Partner a specialised private equity manager in Switzerland. Ms. Stillhart serves currently as a non-executive Director of UBS Asset Management Switzerland Ltd. and is the Chairperson of the South African EPE Capital Ltd. She is also on the Board of Standard Life Private Equity Trust Plc. Ms. Stillhart holds a Director Certificate from Harvard Business School, the Corporate Risk Certificate from the DCRO Institute and the ESG Competent Boards Certificate.