Our Leadership Team
An active entrepreneur in the Information Technology industry for more than 22 years, Samer is the Co-founder, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Capital Banking Solutions. He has been active in the Financial Technology sector since 2006, leading the success of Capital Banking Solutions as an industry leader and a global player through lightening organic growth and three major acquisitions. Prior to that, Samer has co-founded and led Capital-Outsourcing, a pioneer in the IT Outsourcing and Business Process Outsourcing industries. Samer has also co-founded, invested in, and sits on the board of several startups in the MENA region, spanning a range of industries, including technology, real estate, and hospitality (Orange Holding). Samer is a member of several industry associations.
As Group COO , Michel manages operations with responsibility toward achieving growth and ensuring profitability. Michel has over 20 years of entrepreneurial experience in business and IT bringing a rich and diversified background. Prior to joining Capital Banking Solutions in 2008, Michel was associated partner and shareholder of Valoris, a European consultancy CRM and Business Intelligence firm, now part of Sopra Group, as well as founder of a French IT company CEDRIA. At Valoris he started as Director of Operations and moved to the BENELUX as a Managing Director developing the company’s subsidiary and was later appointed as MD of Sopra Belgium when the latter acquired Valoris.
As Group CFO, Aziz oversees the financial planning and analysis, business support, internal controls and group support functions. He also provides strategic and tactical information related to budget management, cost benefit analysis, forecasting needs and the securing of new funding. Aziz has over 15 years of experience building and leading finance teams in global companies with result and profitability oriented objectives. He joined Capital Banking Solutions in 2009, having previously been CFO at Strong Satellite TV Europe, Finance Manager at Virgin Megastores and an External Auditor at Ernst & Young. Aziz holds a Masters in Business Administration from Ecole Supérieure des Affaires (ESA).
As Group CCO, Nikos is in charge of building and maintaining high-level contacts with current & prospective customers, and other business partners. He is also in charge of facilitating global business growth and developing Group-wide marketing strategies. He has over 27 of years experience in the Management of information systems for financial institutions, where he was involved in different types of banking complex transformation programs. He was with the Oracle Financial Services for 15 years, where he occupied the position of Regional Vice President. In addition, he was responsible for the Consulting Services of the Financial Services Global Business Unit in the EMEA region. Before that, he managed his own company for 10 years. Nikos holds a Masters in Software Engineering from Boston University and a PHD from the City University of London.
As Group CTO, Nohad is in charge of examining the short and long-term technology needs of CBS and aligning resources and investments to reach objectives. He is also in charge of delivering products and systems of the highest quality and reliability. Nohad has over 24 years of experience in information system consultancy, he was involved in transformation projects for companies in different sectors as banking, aerospace and retail. He worked for major European and International companies in the field of digital transformation, consolidation and management of data centers and the migration to the different types of cloud. Nohad holds a Software Engineering degree from Alger University.