DR. HEND EL SHERIBINI INTERVIEWED BY LIONESSES OF AFRICA

IDH CEO Dr. Hend El Sherbini speaks to Lionesses of Africa about her entrepreneurial journey and the Group’s development story going from a single lab in Egypt in 1979 to the largest diagnostic provider in Egypt with over 450 points of presence, and with a growing footprint in Sudan, Jordan and Nigeria.

Read the full interview HERE.

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  • Sunday, 11 October 2020 - News

    DR. HEND EL SHERIBINI INTERVIEWED BY LIONESSES OF AFRICA

    IDH CEO Dr. Hend El Sherbini speaks to Lionesses of Africa about her entrepreneurial journey and the Group’s development story going from a single lab in Egypt in 1979 to the largest diagnostic provider in Egypt with over 450 points...

  • Thursday, 9 April 2020 - News

    Dr. Hend El Sheribini featured on the cover of Forbes Middle East

    IDH CEO Dr. Hend El Sherbini speaks to Forbes about the Group's readiness for Coronavirus testing in Egypt and IDH's plans for the future Read the full interview here.

  • Thursday, 17 January 2019 - News

    Dr. Hend El Sheribini Interviewed by Sky News

    IDH CEO Dr. Hend El Sherbini speaks to Sky News about the Group's development story from a single lab in 1979 to running over 400 branches across Egypt, Sudan, Jordan and Nigeria. Watch full interview here.

  • Thursday, 7 December 2017 - News

    Vice President of Finance and Strategy Appointment

    (Jersey) Integrated Diagnostics Holdings ("IDH" or "the Group"), IDHC on the London Stock Exchange, Egypt's largest fully integrated private-sector provider of medical diagnostics services, announced today the appointment of Omar Bedewy as Vice President Finance and Strategy. Mr. Bedewy has more than 16...

  • Thursday, 7 December 2017 - News

    Second Price Monitoring Extension

    A second and final Price Monitoring Extension has been activated in this security. The auction call period is extended in this security for a further 5 minutes. Following the first price monitoring extension this security would still have executed more...

  • Sunday, 23 October 2016 - News

    Oxford Business Group Profiles Dr. Hend El Sherbini

    Interview: Hend El Sherbini How does listing on the stock market create benefits for Egyptian health care companies? HEND EL SHERBINI: We considered an initial public offering for quite some time before finally listing in 2015. In our case, we wanted to...

  • Thursday, 30 June 2016 - News

    The Powerful Egyptian Woman Behind A $700 Million IPO, And Her Advice To Other Women

    Few people, even in Egypt, have heard of Hend El Sherbini. But she last year pulled off an amazing feat with the help of Abraaj Group: In May, she led her lab company, Integrated Diagnostics Holdings, to an IPO on the London Stock...

  • Monday, 23 February 2015 - News

    Dr. Hend El Sherbini Named One of the 100 Most Powerful Arab Women 2015

    It has been a busy time for Dr Hend El Sherbini – CEO of Integrated Diagnostics Holding. In December last year, private equity firm Actis announced an investment for 21 percent of IDH – the largest private sector healthcare diagnostics...

Press Releases

  • Wednesday, 18 November 2020 - Press Release

    IDH exploring a possible dual listing on the Egyptian Exchange

    (Cairo and London) — Integrated Diagnostics Holdings (“IDH,” “the Company” or “the Group,” IDHC on the London Stock Exchange), a leading consumer healthcare company with operations in Egypt, Jordan, Sudan, and Nigeria, notes the recent press speculation and confirms that...

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IDH CEO Dr. Hend El Sherbini speaks to Forbes about the Group’s readiness for Coronavirus testing in Egypt and IDH’s plans for the future

Read the full interview here.

In the News

  • Sunday, 11 October 2020 - News

    DR. HEND EL SHERIBINI INTERVIEWED BY LIONESSES OF AFRICA

    IDH CEO Dr. Hend El Sherbini speaks to Lionesses of Africa about her entrepreneurial journey and the Group’s development story going from a single lab in Egypt in 1979 to the largest diagnostic provider in Egypt with over 450 points...

  • Thursday, 9 April 2020 - News

    Dr. Hend El Sheribini featured on the cover of Forbes Middle East

    IDH CEO Dr. Hend El Sherbini speaks to Forbes about the Group's readiness for Coronavirus testing in Egypt and IDH's plans for the future Read the full interview here.

  • Thursday, 17 January 2019 - News

    Dr. Hend El Sheribini Interviewed by Sky News

    IDH CEO Dr. Hend El Sherbini speaks to Sky News about the Group's development story from a single lab in 1979 to running over 400 branches across Egypt, Sudan, Jordan and Nigeria. Watch full interview here.

  • Thursday, 7 December 2017 - News

    Vice President of Finance and Strategy Appointment

    (Jersey) Integrated Diagnostics Holdings ("IDH" or "the Group"), IDHC on the London Stock Exchange, Egypt's largest fully integrated private-sector provider of medical diagnostics services, announced today the appointment of Omar Bedewy as Vice President Finance and Strategy. Mr. Bedewy has more than 16...

  • Thursday, 7 December 2017 - News

    Second Price Monitoring Extension

    A second and final Price Monitoring Extension has been activated in this security. The auction call period is extended in this security for a further 5 minutes. Following the first price monitoring extension this security would still have executed more...

  • Sunday, 23 October 2016 - News

    Oxford Business Group Profiles Dr. Hend El Sherbini

    Interview: Hend El Sherbini How does listing on the stock market create benefits for Egyptian health care companies? HEND EL SHERBINI: We considered an initial public offering for quite some time before finally listing in 2015. In our case, we wanted to...

  • Thursday, 30 June 2016 - News

    The Powerful Egyptian Woman Behind A $700 Million IPO, And Her Advice To Other Women

    Few people, even in Egypt, have heard of Hend El Sherbini. But she last year pulled off an amazing feat with the help of Abraaj Group: In May, she led her lab company, Integrated Diagnostics Holdings, to an IPO on the London Stock...

  • Monday, 23 February 2015 - News

    Dr. Hend El Sherbini Named One of the 100 Most Powerful Arab Women 2015

    It has been a busy time for Dr Hend El Sherbini – CEO of Integrated Diagnostics Holding. In December last year, private equity firm Actis announced an investment for 21 percent of IDH – the largest private sector healthcare diagnostics...

Press Releases

  • Wednesday, 18 November 2020 - Press Release

    IDH exploring a possible dual listing on the Egyptian Exchange

    (Cairo and London) — Integrated Diagnostics Holdings (“IDH,” “the Company” or “the Group,” IDHC on the London Stock Exchange), a leading consumer healthcare company with operations in Egypt, Jordan, Sudan, and Nigeria, notes the recent press speculation and confirms that...

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IDH CEO Dr. Hend El Sherbini speaks to Sky News about the Group’s development story from a single lab in 1979 to running over 400 branches across Egypt, Sudan, Jordan and Nigeria.

Watch full interview here.

In the News

  • Sunday, 11 October 2020 - News

    DR. HEND EL SHERIBINI INTERVIEWED BY LIONESSES OF AFRICA

    IDH CEO Dr. Hend El Sherbini speaks to Lionesses of Africa about her entrepreneurial journey and the Group’s development story going from a single lab in Egypt in 1979 to the largest diagnostic provider in Egypt with over 450 points...

  • Thursday, 9 April 2020 - News

    Dr. Hend El Sheribini featured on the cover of Forbes Middle East

    IDH CEO Dr. Hend El Sherbini speaks to Forbes about the Group's readiness for Coronavirus testing in Egypt and IDH's plans for the future Read the full interview here.

  • Thursday, 17 January 2019 - News

    Dr. Hend El Sheribini Interviewed by Sky News

    IDH CEO Dr. Hend El Sherbini speaks to Sky News about the Group's development story from a single lab in 1979 to running over 400 branches across Egypt, Sudan, Jordan and Nigeria. Watch full interview here.

  • Thursday, 7 December 2017 - News

    Vice President of Finance and Strategy Appointment

    (Jersey) Integrated Diagnostics Holdings ("IDH" or "the Group"), IDHC on the London Stock Exchange, Egypt's largest fully integrated private-sector provider of medical diagnostics services, announced today the appointment of Omar Bedewy as Vice President Finance and Strategy. Mr. Bedewy has more than 16...

  • Thursday, 7 December 2017 - News

    Second Price Monitoring Extension

    A second and final Price Monitoring Extension has been activated in this security. The auction call period is extended in this security for a further 5 minutes. Following the first price monitoring extension this security would still have executed more...

  • Sunday, 23 October 2016 - News

    Oxford Business Group Profiles Dr. Hend El Sherbini

    Interview: Hend El Sherbini How does listing on the stock market create benefits for Egyptian health care companies? HEND EL SHERBINI: We considered an initial public offering for quite some time before finally listing in 2015. In our case, we wanted to...

  • Thursday, 30 June 2016 - News

    The Powerful Egyptian Woman Behind A $700 Million IPO, And Her Advice To Other Women

    Few people, even in Egypt, have heard of Hend El Sherbini. But she last year pulled off an amazing feat with the help of Abraaj Group: In May, she led her lab company, Integrated Diagnostics Holdings, to an IPO on the London Stock...

  • Monday, 23 February 2015 - News

    Dr. Hend El Sherbini Named One of the 100 Most Powerful Arab Women 2015

    It has been a busy time for Dr Hend El Sherbini – CEO of Integrated Diagnostics Holding. In December last year, private equity firm Actis announced an investment for 21 percent of IDH – the largest private sector healthcare diagnostics...

Press Releases

  • Wednesday, 18 November 2020 - Press Release

    IDH exploring a possible dual listing on the Egyptian Exchange

    (Cairo and London) — Integrated Diagnostics Holdings (“IDH,” “the Company” or “the Group,” IDHC on the London Stock Exchange), a leading consumer healthcare company with operations in Egypt, Jordan, Sudan, and Nigeria, notes the recent press speculation and confirms that...

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(Jersey) Integrated Diagnostics Holdings (“IDH” or “the Group”), IDHC on the London Stock Exchange, Egypt’s largest fully integrated private-sector provider of medical diagnostics services, announced today the appointment of Omar Bedewy as Vice President Finance and Strategy.

Mr. Bedewy has more than 16 years of financial services experience acquired in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region. Having worked in investment banking, private equity and investment consultancy, he brings to IDH a diverse background in transactions, including M&A advisory, financial restructuring and capital raising services for both buy- and sell-side clients.

Mr. Bedewy began his career on PricewaterhouseCooper’s corporate finance team, where he was broadly exposed to due diligence and financial advisory transactions. He later became part of the newly-established Citadel Capital subsidiary ASEC as Investment and M&A Manager, assisting the group in acquisitions across the MENA region. During this time, his team spearheaded successful investments and transactions in Sudan, Algeria, Libya, Iraq and Egypt. Prior to joining IDH, Mr. Bedewy was financial advisor to Easy Group, where he led a restructuring plan that included the raising of new debt facilities to finance expansion plans. He holds a BS in Economics from Cairo University and is both a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) and Financial Risk Manager (FRM).

Commenting on Mr. Bedewy’s appointment, Dr. Hend El Sherbini, Group Chief Executive Officer at IDH, said, “We are pleased to have a professional with Omar’s background and experience join our company. He brings key strengths to our financial and management teams as we focus on expanding our footprint in Egypt and across the MENA region.”

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  • Sunday, 11 October 2020 - News

    DR. HEND EL SHERIBINI INTERVIEWED BY LIONESSES OF AFRICA

    IDH CEO Dr. Hend El Sherbini speaks to Lionesses of Africa about her entrepreneurial journey and the Group’s development story going from a single lab in Egypt in 1979 to the largest diagnostic provider in Egypt with over 450 points...

  • Thursday, 9 April 2020 - News

    Dr. Hend El Sheribini featured on the cover of Forbes Middle East

    IDH CEO Dr. Hend El Sherbini speaks to Forbes about the Group's readiness for Coronavirus testing in Egypt and IDH's plans for the future Read the full interview here.

  • Thursday, 17 January 2019 - News

    Dr. Hend El Sheribini Interviewed by Sky News

    IDH CEO Dr. Hend El Sherbini speaks to Sky News about the Group's development story from a single lab in 1979 to running over 400 branches across Egypt, Sudan, Jordan and Nigeria. Watch full interview here.

  • Thursday, 7 December 2017 - News

    Vice President of Finance and Strategy Appointment

    (Jersey) Integrated Diagnostics Holdings ("IDH" or "the Group"), IDHC on the London Stock Exchange, Egypt's largest fully integrated private-sector provider of medical diagnostics services, announced today the appointment of Omar Bedewy as Vice President Finance and Strategy. Mr. Bedewy has more than 16...

  • Thursday, 7 December 2017 - News

    Second Price Monitoring Extension

    A second and final Price Monitoring Extension has been activated in this security. The auction call period is extended in this security for a further 5 minutes. Following the first price monitoring extension this security would still have executed more...

  • Sunday, 23 October 2016 - News

    Oxford Business Group Profiles Dr. Hend El Sherbini

    Interview: Hend El Sherbini How does listing on the stock market create benefits for Egyptian health care companies? HEND EL SHERBINI: We considered an initial public offering for quite some time before finally listing in 2015. In our case, we wanted to...

  • Thursday, 30 June 2016 - News

    The Powerful Egyptian Woman Behind A $700 Million IPO, And Her Advice To Other Women

    Few people, even in Egypt, have heard of Hend El Sherbini. But she last year pulled off an amazing feat with the help of Abraaj Group: In May, she led her lab company, Integrated Diagnostics Holdings, to an IPO on the London Stock...

  • Monday, 23 February 2015 - News

    Dr. Hend El Sherbini Named One of the 100 Most Powerful Arab Women 2015

    It has been a busy time for Dr Hend El Sherbini – CEO of Integrated Diagnostics Holding. In December last year, private equity firm Actis announced an investment for 21 percent of IDH – the largest private sector healthcare diagnostics...

Press Releases

  • Wednesday, 18 November 2020 - Press Release

    IDH exploring a possible dual listing on the Egyptian Exchange

    (Cairo and London) — Integrated Diagnostics Holdings (“IDH,” “the Company” or “the Group,” IDHC on the London Stock Exchange), a leading consumer healthcare company with operations in Egypt, Jordan, Sudan, and Nigeria, notes the recent press speculation and confirms that...

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A second and final Price Monitoring Extension has been activated in this security. The auction call period is extended in this security for a further 5 minutes.

Following the first price monitoring extension this security would still have executed more than a pre-determined percentage above or below the price of the most recent automated execution today. London Stock Exchange electronic order book users have a final opportunity to review the prices and sizes of orders entered in this security prior to the auction execution.

The applicable percentage is set by reference to a security’s Millennium Exchange sector. This is set out in the Sector Breakdown tab of the Parameters document at www.londonstockexchange.com/tradingservices

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  • Sunday, 11 October 2020 - News

    DR. HEND EL SHERIBINI INTERVIEWED BY LIONESSES OF AFRICA

    IDH CEO Dr. Hend El Sherbini speaks to Lionesses of Africa about her entrepreneurial journey and the Group’s development story going from a single lab in Egypt in 1979 to the largest diagnostic provider in Egypt with over 450 points...

  • Thursday, 9 April 2020 - News

    Dr. Hend El Sheribini featured on the cover of Forbes Middle East

    IDH CEO Dr. Hend El Sherbini speaks to Forbes about the Group's readiness for Coronavirus testing in Egypt and IDH's plans for the future Read the full interview here.

  • Thursday, 17 January 2019 - News

    Dr. Hend El Sheribini Interviewed by Sky News

    IDH CEO Dr. Hend El Sherbini speaks to Sky News about the Group's development story from a single lab in 1979 to running over 400 branches across Egypt, Sudan, Jordan and Nigeria. Watch full interview here.

  • Thursday, 7 December 2017 - News

    Vice President of Finance and Strategy Appointment

    (Jersey) Integrated Diagnostics Holdings ("IDH" or "the Group"), IDHC on the London Stock Exchange, Egypt's largest fully integrated private-sector provider of medical diagnostics services, announced today the appointment of Omar Bedewy as Vice President Finance and Strategy. Mr. Bedewy has more than 16...

  • Thursday, 7 December 2017 - News

    Second Price Monitoring Extension

    A second and final Price Monitoring Extension has been activated in this security. The auction call period is extended in this security for a further 5 minutes. Following the first price monitoring extension this security would still have executed more...

  • Sunday, 23 October 2016 - News

    Oxford Business Group Profiles Dr. Hend El Sherbini

    Interview: Hend El Sherbini How does listing on the stock market create benefits for Egyptian health care companies? HEND EL SHERBINI: We considered an initial public offering for quite some time before finally listing in 2015. In our case, we wanted to...

  • Thursday, 30 June 2016 - News

    The Powerful Egyptian Woman Behind A $700 Million IPO, And Her Advice To Other Women

    Few people, even in Egypt, have heard of Hend El Sherbini. But she last year pulled off an amazing feat with the help of Abraaj Group: In May, she led her lab company, Integrated Diagnostics Holdings, to an IPO on the London Stock...

  • Monday, 23 February 2015 - News

    Dr. Hend El Sherbini Named One of the 100 Most Powerful Arab Women 2015

    It has been a busy time for Dr Hend El Sherbini – CEO of Integrated Diagnostics Holding. In December last year, private equity firm Actis announced an investment for 21 percent of IDH – the largest private sector healthcare diagnostics...

Press Releases

  • Wednesday, 18 November 2020 - Press Release

    IDH exploring a possible dual listing on the Egyptian Exchange

    (Cairo and London) — Integrated Diagnostics Holdings (“IDH,” “the Company” or “the Group,” IDHC on the London Stock Exchange), a leading consumer healthcare company with operations in Egypt, Jordan, Sudan, and Nigeria, notes the recent press speculation and confirms that...

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Interview: Hend El Sherbini

How does listing on the stock market create benefits for Egyptian health care companies?

HEND EL SHERBINI: We considered an initial public offering for quite some time before finally listing in 2015. In our case, we wanted to raise capital and institutionalise management in order to continue expanding our reach, while at the same time improving the quality of our diagnostic centres by implementing the latest in international standards. Given that we mostly work with international suppliers, we also thought that growing our business in this way would give us greater leverage in negotiating contracts, which is something that applies to all large companies, no matter which sector, vis-à-vis smaller ones. Right now there is a lot of interest in health care in general, not only in diagnostics but also in hospitals and medical supply manufacturers. For instance, a number of private equity companies have, or are in the process of, acquiring private hospitals. There have also been some recent acquisitions of local pharmaceutical companies. This demand is not only coming from the local or regional market. When we were on our road show, investors from Dubai, South Africa, the US and Europe all expressed interest in the sector.

Which are the most important factors driving demand for health care services?

SHERBINI: The biggest factor is the population, which is driving demand for everything from diagnostics to pharmaceuticals to hospital care. Health care in Egypt remains highly fragmented and localised, which has a negative impact on service quality. This, however, also creates opportunities for consolidation, economies of scale and, consequently, improved services. For instance, when we were conducting research on the diagnostics market, we found that there were more than 5000 labs with at least one doctor in the country. While this looks like a reasonably adequate number when you consider the country’s total population, after further examination we realised that demand actually far exceeded supply because most of these labs are very small, with limited and outdated offerings. This is further complicated in a heavily congested place like Cairo, because patients often have to go to more than one lab to complete all of their tests, spending a significant amount of time in traffic. Through consolidation, and by putting all the necessary tests under one roof, efficiencies can be achieved and the lives of ordinary Egyptians can be greatly improved. The quality and price of services are very important in Egypt, as the vast majority of health care spending that is not provided by the state, whose resources are lacking, is out-of-pocket. Consumers are becoming savvy and they quickly figure out which centres offer the best quality for the right price.

What types of policy changes would result in a more efficient health care system for Egyptians?

SHERBINI: There are a number of steps that can be taken. For instance, in diagnostics, quality standards need to be updated and enforced. This is quite important for the system overall, given that physicians primarily treat patients based on lab results. A more inclusive, universal health insurance scheme would also be welcomed. At the moment, many people are insured through corporates, such as banks and oil companies, or syndicates that are able to negotiate lower prices for treatment than for individual patients. While many syndicates do cover portions of the lower-middle class, there are still huge segments of the population that do not have access to quality health care because they lack insurance. There also needs to be a greater role for the private sector. Many state-owned hospitals in the country are not properly run and need professional management. Consolidation of private hospitals could help to fill the services gap, but we need to be sure that they are also run by qualified, professional managers, not just investors.

To read the original article on OBG, click here.

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  • Sunday, 11 October 2020 - News

    DR. HEND EL SHERIBINI INTERVIEWED BY LIONESSES OF AFRICA

    IDH CEO Dr. Hend El Sherbini speaks to Lionesses of Africa about her entrepreneurial journey and the Group’s development story going from a single lab in Egypt in 1979 to the largest diagnostic provider in Egypt with over 450 points...

  • Thursday, 9 April 2020 - News

    Dr. Hend El Sheribini featured on the cover of Forbes Middle East

    IDH CEO Dr. Hend El Sherbini speaks to Forbes about the Group's readiness for Coronavirus testing in Egypt and IDH's plans for the future Read the full interview here.

  • Thursday, 17 January 2019 - News

    Dr. Hend El Sheribini Interviewed by Sky News

    IDH CEO Dr. Hend El Sherbini speaks to Sky News about the Group's development story from a single lab in 1979 to running over 400 branches across Egypt, Sudan, Jordan and Nigeria. Watch full interview here.

  • Thursday, 7 December 2017 - News

    Vice President of Finance and Strategy Appointment

    (Jersey) Integrated Diagnostics Holdings ("IDH" or "the Group"), IDHC on the London Stock Exchange, Egypt's largest fully integrated private-sector provider of medical diagnostics services, announced today the appointment of Omar Bedewy as Vice President Finance and Strategy. Mr. Bedewy has more than 16...

  • Thursday, 7 December 2017 - News

    Second Price Monitoring Extension

    A second and final Price Monitoring Extension has been activated in this security. The auction call period is extended in this security for a further 5 minutes. Following the first price monitoring extension this security would still have executed more...

  • Sunday, 23 October 2016 - News

    Oxford Business Group Profiles Dr. Hend El Sherbini

    Interview: Hend El Sherbini How does listing on the stock market create benefits for Egyptian health care companies? HEND EL SHERBINI: We considered an initial public offering for quite some time before finally listing in 2015. In our case, we wanted to...

  • Thursday, 30 June 2016 - News

    The Powerful Egyptian Woman Behind A $700 Million IPO, And Her Advice To Other Women

    Few people, even in Egypt, have heard of Hend El Sherbini. But she last year pulled off an amazing feat with the help of Abraaj Group: In May, she led her lab company, Integrated Diagnostics Holdings, to an IPO on the London Stock...

  • Monday, 23 February 2015 - News

    Dr. Hend El Sherbini Named One of the 100 Most Powerful Arab Women 2015

    It has been a busy time for Dr Hend El Sherbini – CEO of Integrated Diagnostics Holding. In December last year, private equity firm Actis announced an investment for 21 percent of IDH – the largest private sector healthcare diagnostics...

Press Releases

  • Wednesday, 18 November 2020 - Press Release

    IDH exploring a possible dual listing on the Egyptian Exchange

    (Cairo and London) — Integrated Diagnostics Holdings (“IDH,” “the Company” or “the Group,” IDHC on the London Stock Exchange), a leading consumer healthcare company with operations in Egypt, Jordan, Sudan, and Nigeria, notes the recent press speculation and confirms that...

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Few people, even in Egypt, have heard of Hend El Sherbini. But she last year pulled off an amazing feat with the help of Abraaj Group: In May, she led her lab company, Integrated Diagnostics Holdings, to an IPO on the London Stock Exchange that put its value at $668 million.

IPOs in the Middle East are still rare — those of companies led by women, incredibly so (I don’t know of any others, though would be glad to hear of some in the comments at the end).

Small, soft-spoken and steely, El Sherbini described how she built her company from one lab founded by her mother to, according to its web site and El Sherbini, a company with 4,000 employees, 290 branches and four central labs across the Middle East.

Her advice for other women entrepreneurs: “Don’t listen to what people are saying, because they’re probably jealous. You have to have a lot of self-confidence, especially here in Egypt and the Middle East. You’re not a second-rate citizen. Trust your gut.”

In an interview in her Cairo office, we talked about how her parents influenced her career, her perfectionism (obviously a great quality in a pathologist) and clothes. She favors dresses, because they look tidier.

IDH was formed by a merger of Al Mokhtabar, Sherbini’s company, and Al Borg Laboratories, controlled by Abraaj, in 2012. Sherbini became CEO of the combined company afterwards. Abraaj, which I wrote about last year, has a business model that calls for it to work closely with emerging markets companies, often family owned businesses, for five-seven years, building their processes and governance, and then exiting. In the case of Al Borg, which it invested in in 2008, and then IDH, Abraaj focused on building out the governance structure to prepare it for a public listing. IDH also developed a doctor consultancy program for referrals from physicians while Abraaj was working with the company.

IDH had a private chain market share of 55% in 2013. It was the first Egyptian health care company to have an IPO in London. Since the IPO, the stock has since fallen 30% to $3.95, most likely reflecting troubles in the Egyptian economy, which is growing fast but relies on support from the Gulf States. Abraaj exited its stake completely in January of this year.

To read the entire interview on Forbes.com click here.

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  • Sunday, 11 October 2020 - News

    DR. HEND EL SHERIBINI INTERVIEWED BY LIONESSES OF AFRICA

    IDH CEO Dr. Hend El Sherbini speaks to Lionesses of Africa about her entrepreneurial journey and the Group’s development story going from a single lab in Egypt in 1979 to the largest diagnostic provider in Egypt with over 450 points...

  • Thursday, 9 April 2020 - News

    Dr. Hend El Sheribini featured on the cover of Forbes Middle East

    IDH CEO Dr. Hend El Sherbini speaks to Forbes about the Group's readiness for Coronavirus testing in Egypt and IDH's plans for the future Read the full interview here.

  • Thursday, 17 January 2019 - News

    Dr. Hend El Sheribini Interviewed by Sky News

    IDH CEO Dr. Hend El Sherbini speaks to Sky News about the Group's development story from a single lab in 1979 to running over 400 branches across Egypt, Sudan, Jordan and Nigeria. Watch full interview here.

  • Thursday, 7 December 2017 - News

    Vice President of Finance and Strategy Appointment

    (Jersey) Integrated Diagnostics Holdings ("IDH" or "the Group"), IDHC on the London Stock Exchange, Egypt's largest fully integrated private-sector provider of medical diagnostics services, announced today the appointment of Omar Bedewy as Vice President Finance and Strategy. Mr. Bedewy has more than 16...

  • Thursday, 7 December 2017 - News

    Second Price Monitoring Extension

    A second and final Price Monitoring Extension has been activated in this security. The auction call period is extended in this security for a further 5 minutes. Following the first price monitoring extension this security would still have executed more...

  • Sunday, 23 October 2016 - News

    Oxford Business Group Profiles Dr. Hend El Sherbini

    Interview: Hend El Sherbini How does listing on the stock market create benefits for Egyptian health care companies? HEND EL SHERBINI: We considered an initial public offering for quite some time before finally listing in 2015. In our case, we wanted to...

  • Thursday, 30 June 2016 - News

    The Powerful Egyptian Woman Behind A $700 Million IPO, And Her Advice To Other Women

    Few people, even in Egypt, have heard of Hend El Sherbini. But she last year pulled off an amazing feat with the help of Abraaj Group: In May, she led her lab company, Integrated Diagnostics Holdings, to an IPO on the London Stock...

  • Monday, 23 February 2015 - News

    Dr. Hend El Sherbini Named One of the 100 Most Powerful Arab Women 2015

    It has been a busy time for Dr Hend El Sherbini – CEO of Integrated Diagnostics Holding. In December last year, private equity firm Actis announced an investment for 21 percent of IDH – the largest private sector healthcare diagnostics...

Press Releases

  • Wednesday, 18 November 2020 - Press Release

    IDH exploring a possible dual listing on the Egyptian Exchange

    (Cairo and London) — Integrated Diagnostics Holdings (“IDH,” “the Company” or “the Group,” IDHC on the London Stock Exchange), a leading consumer healthcare company with operations in Egypt, Jordan, Sudan, and Nigeria, notes the recent press speculation and confirms that...

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It has been a busy time for Dr Hend El Sherbini – CEO of Integrated Diagnostics Holding.

In December last year, private equity firm Actis announced an investment for 21 percent of IDH – the largest private sector healthcare diagnostics service provider in Egypt.

The stake was sold by UAE’s Abraaj, and a month later IDH announced plans to list on the London Stock Exchange, targeting a value of around $600 million.

IDH was created in 2012 as a merger of Al Mokhtabar and Al Borg Laboratories. It offers pathology and molecular diagnostics, genetics testing and basic radiology in Egypt, Jordan and Sudan, operating hundreds of laboratories, treating nearly six million patients, and conducting more than 19 million tests per year.

Discussing the proposed IPO, El Sherbini said: “As we continue to build on our success to date, reflecting years of profitable growth, high margins and operational excellence, we believe IDH represents a highly attractive future growth story.  This initial public offering is a pivotal next step for us that will allow us to further accelerate our market penetration and expand our service offerings.

To read the original post on Arabian Business, click here.

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  • Sunday, 11 October 2020 - News

    DR. HEND EL SHERIBINI INTERVIEWED BY LIONESSES OF AFRICA

    IDH CEO Dr. Hend El Sherbini speaks to Lionesses of Africa about her entrepreneurial journey and the Group’s development story going from a single lab in Egypt in 1979 to the largest diagnostic provider in Egypt with over 450 points...

  • Thursday, 9 April 2020 - News

    Dr. Hend El Sheribini featured on the cover of Forbes Middle East

    IDH CEO Dr. Hend El Sherbini speaks to Forbes about the Group's readiness for Coronavirus testing in Egypt and IDH's plans for the future Read the full interview here.

  • Thursday, 17 January 2019 - News

    Dr. Hend El Sheribini Interviewed by Sky News

    IDH CEO Dr. Hend El Sherbini speaks to Sky News about the Group's development story from a single lab in 1979 to running over 400 branches across Egypt, Sudan, Jordan and Nigeria. Watch full interview here.

  • Thursday, 7 December 2017 - News

    Vice President of Finance and Strategy Appointment

    (Jersey) Integrated Diagnostics Holdings ("IDH" or "the Group"), IDHC on the London Stock Exchange, Egypt's largest fully integrated private-sector provider of medical diagnostics services, announced today the appointment of Omar Bedewy as Vice President Finance and Strategy. Mr. Bedewy has more than 16...

  • Thursday, 7 December 2017 - News

    Second Price Monitoring Extension

    A second and final Price Monitoring Extension has been activated in this security. The auction call period is extended in this security for a further 5 minutes. Following the first price monitoring extension this security would still have executed more...

  • Sunday, 23 October 2016 - News

    Oxford Business Group Profiles Dr. Hend El Sherbini

    Interview: Hend El Sherbini How does listing on the stock market create benefits for Egyptian health care companies? HEND EL SHERBINI: We considered an initial public offering for quite some time before finally listing in 2015. In our case, we wanted to...

  • Thursday, 30 June 2016 - News

    The Powerful Egyptian Woman Behind A $700 Million IPO, And Her Advice To Other Women

    Few people, even in Egypt, have heard of Hend El Sherbini. But she last year pulled off an amazing feat with the help of Abraaj Group: In May, she led her lab company, Integrated Diagnostics Holdings, to an IPO on the London Stock...

  • Monday, 23 February 2015 - News

    Dr. Hend El Sherbini Named One of the 100 Most Powerful Arab Women 2015

    It has been a busy time for Dr Hend El Sherbini – CEO of Integrated Diagnostics Holding. In December last year, private equity firm Actis announced an investment for 21 percent of IDH – the largest private sector healthcare diagnostics...

Press Releases

  • Wednesday, 18 November 2020 - Press Release

    IDH exploring a possible dual listing on the Egyptian Exchange

    (Cairo and London) — Integrated Diagnostics Holdings (“IDH,” “the Company” or “the Group,” IDHC on the London Stock Exchange), a leading consumer healthcare company with operations in Egypt, Jordan, Sudan, and Nigeria, notes the recent press speculation and confirms that...

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