Mr. Hisham El-Khazindar '96


Co-Founder and Managing Director
Qalaa Holdings

Mr. Hisham El-Khazindar is the co-founder and managing director of Qalaa Holdings (formerly Citadel Capital), a leading investment company in Africa and the Middle East. Before co-founding Qalaa Holdings, El-Khazindar was executive director of investment banking at EFG Hermes and earlier was on secondment to Goldman Sachs in London. He serves on the boards of several leading regional companies, including El Sewedy Electric and Magrabi Retail. He also serves as a fellow of the Aspen Institute’s Middle East Leadership Initiative. El-Khazindar holds a BA in economics from AUC and an MBA from Harvard Business School.