A special Thank-You to Mr. Mohamed Abdel Salam for his contributions to the World Forum of CSDs


This past week, the World Forum of CSDs (WFC) held a meeting of its Board without the participation of Mr. Mohamed Abdel Salam our Chairman, until recently having worked for Misr for Central Clearing, Depository & Registry (MCDR), the Egyptian CSD. He has been a permanent fixture on the WFC Board since its inception more than 9 years ago. While not present physically, his influence was, and will continue to be felt in the future, as the WFC strives to fulfil the vision he had for the organization as a Board member and during his two terms as WFC Chairman.
Mr. Abdel Salam, or ‘Mr. Mohamed’ as he is known to many of his friends and colleagues at the WFC, was instrumental in the formation of the WFC during the Global CSD conference held in Cape Town, South Africa in 2011, which was co-hosted by the Africa & Middle East Depositories Association (AMEDA) and Strate, the South African Depository.
‘Mr. Mohamed’ was instrumental in the founding of AMEDA in 2005, and served as its President until recently when he retired from MCDR or the Egyptian CSD, and stepped down as AMEDA President. He continues as Honorary President of AMEDA.
Whether discussing current industry issues, global politics, or the exploits of MCDR’s football (soccer) team, conversations with Mohamed were always interesting.
Mr. Abdel Salam submitted his notice of retirement from the WFC Board on November 12th, and will be greatly missed by his industry friends and colleagues from across the globe.
We want to take this opportunity to thank him for his tremendous contributions over the years and extend our best wishes for the future.
Very sincerely,
Your friends and colleagues of the World Forum of CSDs.