Sherif H Kamel is founding dean of the School of Business at The American University in Cairo (September 2009-present) and professor of management information systems.
Kamel has a long and varied experience as an academic leader investing in human capital, building and managing executive development institutions addressing management, entrepreneurial, and leadership issues. He was associate dean for executive education (2008-2009). Between 2002 and 2008, he was director of the school’s primary professional development platform, the Management Center and during the period 2002-2006, he was director of the school’s Institute of Management Development. Before joining AUC, he was director of the Regional IT Institute (1992-2001) and for the period 1987-1992, he helped establish and manage the training department of the Cabinet of Egypt Information and Decision Support Centre. Kamel is an advocate of diversity, empowerment, and inclusion.
Kamel holds a PhD in Information Systems from London School of Economics and Political Science (1994), an MBA (1990) and a BA in Business Administration (1987) and an MA in Islamic Art and Architecture (2013) from The American University in Cairo. His research and teaching interests include management of information technology, information technology transfer to developing nations, electronic business and decision support systems, his work is broadly published in IS and management journals. Kamel is an Eisenhower Fellow (2005) and was member of the Eisenhower Fellowships Alumni Advisory Council (2008-2011). He is a member of the World Bank Knowledge Advisory Commission (2012-present). He is Executive VP and board member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt (2012-present) and non-executive board member of the Commercial International Bank (2013-present), board member of the Egyptian American Enterprise Fund (2012-present), Egypt-US Business Council (2013-present), Association of African Business Schools (2011-present), Junior Achievement-Injaz Egypt (2010-present) and member of the Board of Trustees of the National Management Institute (2013-present). He is a member of the Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs. He is a founding member of the Internet Society of Egypt. Kamel was Chairman of the Chevening Association in Egypt (2004-2009).
He consults to government organizations and corporations addressing executive development, management and IT strategy. He was a guest lecturer and taught degree and non-degree programs for Middlesex University, Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University), Maastricht School of Management, Claremont Graduate University, the Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania), Carlton University and McMaster University. He was invited as panelist/speaker in a variety of Policy Issues, IS, management, development and leadership conferences and expert meetings including Asia-Middle East Dialogue, Microsoft Leaders Forum Arabia, EBRD, PRME, AACSB International, EFMD, ITU, UNECA, UNIDO, UNDP, IGF, WSIS, AMIDEAST, TEDxAUC, British Council, League of Arab States, Center for Strategic and International Studies and the World Bank. The FT, NY Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Global Journal and Oxford Consulting Group interviewed him for his work.