Hisham El-Khazindar

Managing Director and Co-Founder

Citadel Capital

Mr. Hisham El-Khazindar is Managing Director and Co-Founder of Citadel Capital, the leading private equity firm in the Middle East and Africa. Established in 2004, Citadel Capital now controls investments worth more than US$ 8.7 billion in industries including mining, oil and gas, cement, transportation and food. Prior to co-founding Citadel Capital, Mr. El-Khazindar was Executive Director of Investment Banking at EFG Hermes, where he advised on key transactions, and where he started his career in 1996. In 1999-2000, he was on secondment to Goldman Sachs in London, advising firms on strategic options and M&A transactions. Mr. El-Khazindar sits on the boards of leading companies including ASEC Holding and El Sewedy Cables. He was Chairman of the Capital Markets and Investment Committee at the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt, was a member of US-Egyptian Business Council. He is a member of the Advisory Council of EMPEA, is a founding member of EPEA, a board member of the Egyptian Capital Markets Association, and a member of the board of advisors of AUC’s School of Business. He holds a BA in Economics from the American University in Cairo (1996) and an MBA from Harvard Business School (2003).