Managing Director - Head of Strategy
Simon Kitchen leads our macro-strategy team, which includes our strategy, economics and index-related research in MENA. In addition, Simon is in charge of our MENA top 20 portfolio, which has outperformed the market since inception.
Simon Kitchen has worked in Middle East financial markets for 16 years. He leads the macro-strategy team at EFG Hermes. The strategy team was the top-ranked MENA Strategy team in the 2015 Institutional Investor survey. He joined the bank in 2007, initially covering economies in North Africa and the Levant. Before EFG Hermes, he worked for Eurasia Group, the political risk consultancy, in New York and Cairo, leading the firm’s coverage of Egypt, Iran and Israel. Simon studied at Edinburgh University in Scotland and Columbia University in New York.