H.E. Ashraf Salman

Chairman & CEO


Mr. Salman is currently the Chairman & CEO of AUR Capital.

Ashraf Salman was appointed Minister of Investment of the Arab Republic of Egypt from June 2014 until March 2016. The ministry’s mandate included directly supervising The General Authority for Investment (GAFI), the state owned companies under the law number 203 of 1991 (8 Holding companies and 125 affiliates). And overseeing the Egyptian capital market via the Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority (EFSA), and the Egyptian Stock Exchange (EGX).

During this period, he chaired, and participated in, a number of governmental institutions such as being the chairman of The General Authority for Investment (GAFI), board member of the New Urban Communities Authority (NUCA), the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC), the General Authority for Rehabilitation projects and Agricultural Development (GARPAD), the General Authority for the Suez Canal Economic Zone (SC Zone), and The Supreme Council of Tourism.

Salman also headed and was a member of over 40 government committees concerned with investment related issues such as the ministerial economic committee, the investment conflict-resolution committee, the international arbitrage counseling committee, amongst others. Before the ministry, Salman was the co-founder and co-CEO of Cairo Financial Holding (CFH), one of Egypt’s fastest growing investment banks. He is an MBA holder from Birmingham University, Alabama, USA, and a Lead Assessor granted by SGS Yarsley, United Kingdom.