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 $7.5 billion.

Founders and/or board members of the Mansour Group

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.


Launch of soccer club in USA

Major League Soccer awarded its 30th team to the city of San Diego, California. The new club, co-owned by Mohamed Mansour, will begin play in the MLS in 2025.


Senior Treasurer of the Conservative Party

Sir Mohamed Mansour is appointed as the senior Treasurer of the UK’s ruling political party, the Conservative Party.

Honorary Doctorate

Sir Mohamed Mansour is awarded an honorary doctorate by his alma mater, North Carolina State University, in recognition of his life-changing philanthropy in Egypt and internationally.


Right to Dream

Man Capital acquires Right to Dream, a global opportunity-creating ecosystem of football academies and professional clubs.


Bedouin Community Centre

The Mansour Group completes a community centre for the Bedouin people and other residents of Saint Catherine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Egypt.

The Mansour Voice

Mansour Group launches a new podcast series called ‘The Mansour Voice’, providing news, updates and conversations about the Mansour Group.


Mansour Group companies contribute a combined US$11 million to aid the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.


Partnership with Hero Motocorp

Al Mansour Automotive partnered with Hero Motocorp, the world’s largest motorcycle manufacturer, to form Mantra Motorbike and enter the Ugandan market.


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.


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.


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.


Man Capital acquisition of Vanguard Logistics Services

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


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.


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.


Creation of Palm Hills Developments

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


GM and Mansour Group expand into Iraq

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


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.


GM/Mansour Group deepen partnership

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



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.


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.


Launch of Metro Market

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



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



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.


Mansour Group becomes national McDonald’s franchisee

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


First Locally Assembled GM Vehicle

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



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


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.


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.


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.


Nationalisation of the cotton industry in Egypt

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


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.



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