Hisham El-Khazindar

Hisham El-Khazindar
  • Co-Founder and Managing Director
    Qalaa Holdings

Hisham El Khazindar is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Citadel Capital, a leading investment company in Africa and the Middle East, controlling investments of US$ 9.5 billion. Prior to co-founding Citadel Capital, El Khazindar was Executive Director of Investment Banking at EFG Hermes where he advised on landmark M&A and IPO transactions in the region. During 1999-2000, he was on secondment to Goldman Sachs in London. El Khazindar serves on the boards of leading regional companies, including El Sewedy Electric and Magrabi Retail, and on the Advisory Committee of the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association. He also serves as a Trustee of the American University in Cairo, as a Trustee of the Cairo Children's Cancer Hospital and as a Fellow of the Aspen Institute's Middle East Leadership Initiative. He holds a BA in Economics from the American University in Cairo (1996) and an MBA from Harvard Business School (2003).