Amr Badr currently holds the position of Regional Managing Director of Abercrombie & Kent for Egypt and the Middle East. Abercrombie & Kent has been a worldwide leader in luxury travel since its establishment in 1962. Abercrombie & Kent Egypt is a full-service travel agency and ground operator with extensive experience in leisure, cruise, conferences, events, and educational travel. In addition to Egypt, one of A&K’s largest operations worldwide with over 400 employees, Mr. Badr also oversees A&K’s operations in Morocco, Jordan, and Libya.
In addition to over 25 years of experience in the tourism industry, Mr. Badr’s main expertise is in international relations where he has extensive global experience in lobbying, public relations, strategic marketing, fundraising, entrepreneurship, and public diplomacy. Involved in a number of philanthropic causes with a particular focus on peace and international relations, he works actively with a number of NGOs in the US, Europe, and the Middle East.
Badr serves on the Board of Directors of People to People International and serves
on the Advisory Board of the United States Center for Citizen Diplomacy.
As a longtime advocate for peace and increased international understanding, Mr. Badr also serves on the Board of Directors of Seeds of Peace, an organization dedicated to empowering young leaders from regions of conflict with the leadership skills required to advance reconciliation and coexistence.
Badr also sits on the Board of Directors of Tomorrow’s Youth Organization and is a member of the Egypt Chapter of Partners for a New Beginning.
Amr Badr has also served on the Boards of the U.S. - Egypt Business Council, the Cairo International Film Festival, and Operation Smile Egypt. In the Tourism sector, Mr. Badr chaired the Tourism Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt for 3 consecutive years and also served on the Board of Directors of the Egyptian Travel Agent’s Association. He also served on the Human Traffic initiatives.
As a member of the Cairo Chapter of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), Mr. Badr served on its Board of Directors for 3 consecutive years and remains an active member. YPO is an active international organization that aims to broaden interaction and networking between its members.
In the commercial sector, Mr. Badr sits on the Board of Directors of a number of Egyptian and regional companies in the hospitality, investment, and IT sectors. Mr. Badr also works as a consultant to help global clients access opportunities in culture, entertainment, sports, hospitality, and real estate in the MENA region.
Badr is frequently featured in the press. He has given hundreds of interviews with regional and international media including the News Hour Program with Jim Lehrer, CBS 60 Minutes, CNN, the BBC, Al Jazeera, The Washington Post, and The New York Times. He has also given lectures at The National Geographic Society in Washington D.C., The Metropolitan Museum in New York City, The Royal Geographic Institute, The Royal Institute of International Affairs in London, The National Press Club in Washington, D.C., and the Jordan River Foundation.
Badr holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Cairo University as well as post- graduate studies from Stanford University’s Executive Management Business School as well as the Hospitality Management Program at Cornell University. He lives in Cairo with his wife and two children.