Sherif Kamel

Dean; Professor of Management

The American University in Cairo School of Business

Sherif Kamel is professor of management at The American University in Cairo. Before joining AUC, he served as director of the Regional IT Institute and managed the training department of the Cabinet of Egypt Information and Decision Support Center. He consults with government organizations and corporations, addressing organizational transformation, executive development, IT, management and strategy. He was a guest lecturer, and taught degree and non-degree programs for Middlesex University (United Kingdom), Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University, United States), Maastricht School of Management (Netherlands), Claremont Graduate University (United States), the Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania, United States), Carlton University, University of Ottawa and McMaster University (Canada). 

Kamel was invited as a panelist/speaker on a variety of policy issues at IS, management, development and leadership conferences and expert meetings, including Asia-Middle East Dialogue, EBRD, European Foundation for Management Development, ITU UNDP, Internet Governance Forum, World Summit on the Information Society, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Atlantic Council, the German Marshall Fund of the United States, Middle East Institute, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. He served as a judge in IT and business plan competitions including IBM Watson Entrepreneurial Project Showcase at the University of Toronto and the Stockholm challenge. He won a number of organizational leadership awards for serving the IT community from Conf-IRM (Canada), Cabinet of Egypt and IRMA (USA). 

Kamel holds a Ph.D. in information systems from London School of Economics and Political Science. In addition, Kamel is an Eisenhower Fellow and a Center for Global Enterprise Fellow. He is a member of the AACSB International Middle East Advisory Council and Eduniversal International Scientific Committee. He was a member of the World Bank Knowledge Advisory Commission and founding member of the Internet Society of Egypt. He was a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors (Canada).

Research Interests

His research and teaching interests include management of information technology, information technology transfers to developing nations, organizational transformation, electronic business, decision support systems and entrepreneurship. His work is broadly published in IS and management journals and books.