Hisham Fahmy has been serving as executive director then CEO of the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt since December 1999, before which he was general manager from 1987 to 1993. Fahmy has been playing an instrumental role in promoting US-Egypt business relationship, through the organization of over 26 business missions to Washington D.C. and other States. During his tenure at AmCham Egypt, membership has reached over 1800 members. For over 20 years, Fahmy has been advocating for a friendly business environment for US companies operating in Egypt and Egyptian companies working with the United States. Fahmy helped in the formation of the AmCham MENA council in seven countries to promote US business and investment in the MENA region. Fahmy is serving as the regional coordinating officer for the AmCham MENA Council. Fahmy has been engaged in supporting the establishment of AmCham Bahrain and Afghanistan.
Fahmy previously served as acting director of the Egyptian Center for Economic Studies, a nonprofit think tank that carries out and disseminates independent economic research. He worked on implementing programs that furthered the center's mission and oversaw the acquisition of an endowment for the sustainability of the center.
Fahmy has extensive private sector experience including the development of quality systems and business development programs for an Egyptian conglomerate, International Group of Investments (IGI). He has experience in the tourism sector and worked in representing engineering, construction and electronics firms.
Fahmy currently serves on the advisory board of AUC's School of Business, and is a board member of Education for Employment association and a member of the American Society for Association Executives ASAE. He is also the founder and former chairman of the Egyptian Society of Association Executives (EgSAE), an association whose mission is to enhance the professional management of associations in Egypt.
Fahmy graduated from the American University in Cairo (AUC) in 1974 with a Bachelor's degree in chemistry.