Tarek Elhousseiny

Tarek Elhousseiny drives Spire MENA’s new business development, strategic planning and thought leadership. He brings with him more than three decades of senior management expertise in financial services and payments, having worked with blue chip corporates like American Express and Visa Inc. At Spire MENA, Tarek.

Tarek Elhousseiny drives Spire MENA’s new business development, strategic planning and thought leadership. He brings with him more than three decades of senior management expertise in financial services and payments, having worked with blue chip corporates like American Express and Visa Inc. At Spire MENA, Tarek.

At American Express, Tarek was responsible for P&L management and business development of travel – related services and the card payments business in the GCC and Eastern Mediterranean regions. He finished his tenure as Regional Director for North Africa. During his subsequent term with Visa in London, he was responsible for expanding the company’s footprint across North and Francophone Africa with offices in Cairo, Casablanca and Abidjan. By 2018, he was also handling the Levant region managing offices in Beirut and Amman.

He holds a BSc degree in Tourism from the Cairo University; has attended The Bank Card Business School in Cambridge University; and done a Management Development program at the London Business School.