The Association of MBAs and Business Graduates Association (AMBA & BGA) welcomes Professor Sherif H Kamel, Dean, of the School of Business at the American University in Cairo (AUC), as a Trustee of its International Management Board

The Association of MBAs and Business Graduates Association (AMBA & BGA) has enhanced its International Management Board with the appointment of a new Trustee, Professor Sherif Kamel.

Kamel is a Professor of Management, Dean of the School of Business at the American University in Cairo (AUC), and President of the Board of Governors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt.

Before that, he was a senior advisor for strategic planning to the president and vice president for information management at The American University in Cairo. Before joining AUC, he was director of the Regional Information Technology Institute. Prior to that, he managed the training department of the Cabinet of Egypt Information and Decision Support Center.

Kamel is an Eisenhower Fellow. He is the Co-chair of the Board of Stewards of the African Women Entrepreneurship Cooperative, a member of the AACSB International Middle East North Africa Advisory Council, Egypt-US Business Council, and a founding member of the Internet Society of Egypt.

He was a member of the World Bank Knowledge Advisory Commission, Chairman of the Chevening Association in Egypt and a member of the board of directors of the Association of African Business Schools. His research and teaching interests include digital transformation, information technology transfer to developing nations, decision support systems, and entrepreneurship. His work is published in information systems and management journals, books, and magazines.

He is the author of the NileView article series. He serves on the editorial board of Case Focus: The Journal of Business and Management Teaching Cases in the Middle East and Africa. He is the Associate Editor of the Journal of IT for Development and the Journal of Cases on Information Technology.

Kamel holds a PhD in information systems from the London School of Economics and Political Science, an MBA, a bachelor’s in business administration, and a master’s in Islamic art and architecture from The American University in Cairo.

Commenting on his appointment to AMBA and BGA’s International Management Board, Professor Kamel said: ‘I am honoured to be joining such a distinguished board. I look forward to working with my colleagues in what I believe is invaluable to society; that is to help its most important asset, the human capital, make a difference and realise a sustainable and scalable impact.’

Andrew Main Wilson, CEO of AMBA & BGA, added: ‘We are delighted to welcome Professor Sherif Kamel to our Board. He is an internationally accomplished academic with substantial managerial experience and a leader who represents one of the leading Business Schools in North Africa.

‘I am personally looking forward to working with Sherif on further enhancing our AMBA and BGA strategies.’


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About AMBA & BGA

Spearheading excellence and trailblazing innovation, for more than 50 years the Association of MBAs (AMBA) has been the impartial authority on post-graduate management education.

AMBA established that vision in 1967 and, in a volatile, uncertain world, it’s as relevant today as it was then.

We are committed to raising the profile and quality standards of business education internationally, for the benefit of Business Schools, students and alumni, employers, communities and society.

  • Our accreditation service is the global standard for all MBA, DBA and master’s degrees, currently accrediting programmes from the top 2% of Business Schools in more than 75 countries
  • Our Research and Insight Centre produces a rich body of reports exploring global trends in the business education sector. This drives our global thought leadership and public affairs campaigns
  • We are the only professional membership association that connects MBA students and graduates, accredited Business Schools and MBA employers throughout the world
  • Through our members, AMBA is building an international force for good, championing best practice, responsible management and sustainability. Membership to AMBA means being part of an international community of peers with access to business strategy thought leadership, career advice and knowledge, and an MBA jobs portal
  • Our multi-award-winning events offer networking opportunities online and in person across all continents in association with international corporate partners and thought leaders exclusively for our members and accredited Business Schools

The Business Graduates Association (BGA) is an international membership and accreditation body of world-leading and high-potential Business Schools that share a commitment for responsible management practices and lifelong learning, and are looking to provide positive impact on their students, communities and the economy as a whole. We offer:

  • Quality assurance services to Business Schools and similar institutions, aimed at continuous improvement and positive impact to increase a Business School’s credibility and influence
  • Consultation and mentorship services to Business Schools to improve their marketing and admissions, programme design, alumni interaction, teaching methods, and career development services
  • Award-winning international events for Business School professionals, focused on continuous learning
  • Student and graduate membership, which includes social networking events worldwide, professional development tools, a Career Development Centre, and much more
  • Leading and award-winning content on responsible management, professional and personal growth, and influence via the Business Impact content hub

About AMBA’s Board of Trustees

AMBA’s Board of Trustees is responsible for the overall control and strategic direction of the Association of MBAs and Business Graduates Association. It meets regularly during the year to consider, determine and review the charity’s strategies and policies, and to receive board updates from the CEO.

Trustees are drawn from our professional members and serve up to a maximum of six years in a voluntary capacity. Trustee positions are reserved for Deans or other representatives of our accredited Business Schools, and for the Chair of AMBA’s accreditation board.

The Board delegates to three committees oversight responsibility for Human Resources and Nominations, Finance and Risk, and Membership, respectively.

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