Hela Kaddour Fourati


Mrs. Fourati is president of the Tunisian American Enterprise Fund since 2013.

Prior to joining TAEF, Mrs. Fourati, as an Executive Director, lead the investment activity in Tunisia of SanLucar Group present in Europe, South Africa and Ecuador for acquisitions and investments in the agribusiness field. Previously, as a Director of Swicorp, a private financial services group providing solutions in the spheres of investment banking, private equity and asset management in the Middle East and North Africa headquartered in Saudi Arabia and UAE. Mrs Fourati was one of the founding member of a pioneering team that successfully raised over USD 1 billion invested in a diversified portfolio across the region. She served on the boards of multiple companies of the portfolio. Her due expertise with investment, valuation, due diligence, structuring and oversight is complemented by her audit expertise. Earlier in her career, Mrs. Fourati worked as an auditor with Coopers&Lybrand Tunisia (the global accounting and consulting firm that subsequently merged with Price Waterhouse) and KPMG Tunisia.

She participated in many juries, debates, conferences and international forums in entrepreneurship, investments and Women empowerment. She was also selected to represent the Tunisian delegation during The Women’s Forum global meeting in Deauville in October 2015. She was a speaker at the “EY Strategic Growth Forum” in Italy, a member of the jury of the “Empower Her Maghreb” initiative of the World Bank and a speaker at the “Forum of Digital Economy Opportunity In Africa” ​​of the IFC in Sharm El Sheikh

Mrs. Fourati has a C.P.A., masters and bachelor degrees from the Universities of IHEC Tunis and ISCAE Tunis. She is fluent in English, Arabic and French.