Ragy Soliman holds an unparalleled track record in legal, strategic, operational and financial management. With experience which includes senior management positions at both holding and operating companies’ levels. Experience in managing businesses in multiple geographies with a focus on value creation; strategic and operational efficiencies; and sourcing, structuring and executing large M&A transactions across several geographical regions. Mr. Soliman played a pivotal role in the merger of major telecom companies for a total consideration of $25.7 billion to create the world’s sixth largest telecommunications carrier.
• Executed more than 45 transactions M&A transactions;
• Equity more than $60bn;
• Ability to negotiate complex transactions;
• Executed over 65 equity and debt transactions;
• Participated in raising over $64bn on financing market across the entire capital structure (bank debt, bonds, public equity, private equity…).
Ragy has over 20 years of experience in the legal and telecom field. He served on several boards of London, New York, Egyptian, Milan and Hong Kong Stock Exchanges listed entities among other non-public entities in various jurisdictions including Egypt, United Kingdom, Italy, United Arab Emirates, France, Tunisia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Algeria, Delaware, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Jersey, Malta, BVI, Cayman Islands and Mauritius. Other than Board membership,
Mr. Soliman played various corporate governance roles, board secretary, member of governance, audit, remuneration, investment and executive management committees. Further; money laundry monitoring officer, disclosure officer and data protection officer.
Ragy Soliman is the founder and Managing Partner of Adsero LLP (Ragy Soliman & Associates).
Ragy Soliman is a Director and Co-Founder of Accelero Capital. Prior to current capacities, Mr .Soliman held the positions of Deputy General Counsel of VimpelCom Ltd. (now “Veon”) and Executive Officer - General Counsel of Wind Telecom Group (“Wind Telecom”).
From 2003 to 2012 Mr. Soliman was Executive Officer - General Counsel of Orascom Telecom Holding S.A.E. (“OTH”) Wind Telecom S.p.A, (“Wind Telecom”).
During his tenure, he led the legal affairs of the group and participated in the Boards of OTH and several of its operational and non- operational subsidiaries.
In his capacity as Group Executive Officer of OTH and Wind Telecom, Mr. Soliman participated in a team that executed more than $65 billion of financing transactions across the entire capital structure. In addition to multiple financing transactions, Mr. Soliman also played an instrumental role in the group’s M&A transactions: the group completed more than US$60 billion of transactions in equity value. Previously, Ragy worked in magic-circle law firms in the United Kingdom as well as leading law firms in Egypt.
He holds a Bachelor degree in law and a Masters in International Business Law.
Litigation / Arbitration Forums: Civil and criminal matters before English Courts and Egyptian Courts. Arbitration proceedings at LCIA, ICC and ICSID.
1999 – 2000 LLM International Business Law London Metropolitan University (Business School)
1993 – 1997 LLB Cairo University (School of Law)
2012 – 2019 Accelero Capital 2011 – 2012 Veon – Deputy General Counsel
2003 – 2012 Orascom Telecom Holding – General Counsel
1998 - 2003 Ibrachy & Dermarkar – Trainee, Associate and Senior Associate
1998 - 1999 (6 months Placement) A&O – Trainee Project Finance Seat
1997 – 1998 (6 months Placement) Bark & Co Solicitors – Trainee Criminal Law Seat
Co-founded an Egyptian political party and assumed a leading role in its legislative committee.
Legislative Drafting and Review – participated to constitutional and legislative reforms in Egypt: 2014 Constitution, Parliamentary legislative map, EFSA regulations,
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