Who We Are

About the Mansour Group

The Mansour Group is a global, family-owned conglomerate

The Mansour Group was founded more than 60 years ago and now has over 60,000 employees, a presence in more than 100 countries and total revenues exceeding $6 billion.

Founders and/or board members of the Mansour Group

Mr. Loutfy Mansour
Founder — Deceased in 1976

Mr. Ismail Mansour
Founder — Deceased in 1997

Mr. Youssef Mansour
Founder and Board Member

Mr. Mohamed Mansour
Founder and Board Member

Mr. Yasseen Mansour
Founder and Board Member

Mrs. Rawya Mansour
Founder

The Mansour Story

The Mansour Group has grown over three generations

From its early beginnings as a cotton exporter in Egypt to the global conglomerate it is today, the story of the Mansour Group is a testament to the importance of family values, long-term relationships and growth.

1933

Graduation

Loutfy Mansour graduated from St John’s College, Cambridge University.

1952

Founding of Mansour & Sons Company

Loutfy Mansour founded Mansour and Sons Cotton Company in Egypt after which it soon exported to USA, the Soviet Union, China and the UK. It became the second-largest cotton exporter in the world.

1964

Nationalisation of the cotton industry in Egypt

President Nasser’s nationalisation policy led to the Mansour family’s business and assets being confiscated.

1970

Founding of Cotton Brokerage in Geneva

Loutfy Mansour moved to Geneva, Switzerland to set up a cotton brokerage. The new firm connected cotton traders in Sudan with international buyers.

1975

Return to Egypt & GM tie-up

Loutfy Mansour returned to Egypt and founded Mansour Automotive Company which became the dealer for GM in Egypt. Today, it is one of the largest GM distributorships in the world.

1976

Loutfy Mansour passes away

The business that Loutfy Mansour founded passed to his children – sons Ismail, Youssef, Mohamed, Yasseen and daughter Rawya – following his passing in 1976.

1977

Mantrac

Mantrac became the sole authorised dealer of Caterpillar products in Egypt.

1985

First Locally Assembled GM Vehicle

Significant co-investment in the first private sector, GM-operated vehicle factory in Egypt, manufacturing the Chevrolet Minibus.

1992

Agreement with Philip Morris International

An agreement was reached to make Mansour Group the sole licensee to manufacture and distribute Philip Morris tobacco products in Egypt.

1994

Mansour Group becomes national McDonald’s franchisee

Manfoods was established as the sole franchisee for McDonald’s restaurants in Egypt.

1995

Sunshine

Sunshine brands of seafood and frozen vegetables was launched.

Further acquisitions

The Mansour Group acquired the distribution rights in Egypt for IBM, Microsoft, HP and Compaq IT products, the Selcam dairy in Alexandra, and the Hayat water bottling plant near the Siwa Oasis.

1997

Unatrac

Mansour Group acquired Unatrac, Unilever’s Caterpillar dealership in East and West Africa.

1998

Launch of Metro Market

The largest supermarket chain in Egypt with over 100 stores, catering to a high-quality shopping experience.

2000

Mantrac Group

Mantrac and Unatrac merged to form Mantrac Group.

Hayat Factory

The factory bottles water from a reservoir that is over 1,000 meters deep in the Siwa oasis.

2001

Infort

GNS Egypt (rebranded as Infort in 2016) was founded to provide learning opportunities, e-security and application development for its clients.

Crédit Argricole

Crédit Agricole Indosuez Egypt commenced operations following the acquisition of Credit International Egypt.

Creation of Mansour Foundation for Development

The Mansour Foundation for Development (MFD) was founded to support and development programmes to empower people in Egypt. Among the initiatives it supports, the MFD helps build schools, address illiteracy and boost educational opportunities for girls.

2002

GM/Mansour Group deepen partnership

Deepening an already extensive and long-term partnership, General Motors acquired a stake in Al-Mansour Automotive.

2003

Creation of Lead Foundation

Mohamed Mansour founded the Lead Foundation, which has provided over 2.5 million loans to small businesses and underprivileged women in Egypt.

2004

GM and Mansour Group expand into Iraq

General Motors appointed Al Mansour Automotive as its official dealer in Iraq.

2005

Creation of Palm Hills Developments

Palm Hills Developments, a leading real estate developer in the Egyptian market, was established.

2006

GM and Al Mansour Automotive expand further

General Motors appointed Al Mansour Automotive as its official dealer in Libya.

Launch of Kheir Zaman

Offering a discount supermarket chain across Egypt.

2010

Creation of Man Capital

Man Capital LLP, the global investment arm of the Mansour Group, was founded to invest in a number of businesses and ventures around the world.

2012

Man Capital acquisition of Vanguard Logistics Services

Man Capital acquired Vanguard Logistics Services, the leading neutral freight consolidation service.

2013

Man Capital investment in Inspired Education Group

Man Capital invested in Inspired Education Group (then known as Educas), a group of co-educational, non-denominational, independent schools, furthering its push into the education sector.

2014

Man Capital investment in IHS Towers

Man Capital invested in the largest mobile telecommunications infrastructure provider in Africa, Europe and the Middle East, IHS.

Man Capital investment in Millennium Offshore Services

Mansour Group invested in this leading provider of offshore jack-up accommodation services vessels to oil and gas companies in the MENA and Asia-Pacific region.

Imperial Tobacco Group

Al Mansour partnered with the ITG.

2017

Mantrac expands into Liberia

Mantrac Group became the sole authorised dealer of Caterpillar products in Liberia.

Man Capital co-founds 1984 Ventures

Man Capital co-founded 1984 Ventures, a California-based venture capital fund targeting early-stage investments in high-growth technology businesses, and is an anchor investor in the firm’s inaugural fund.

2019

BAT Patnership

Al Mansour partnered with BAT to distribute their extensive range of tobacco products in Egypt.