El Hamamsy joined Orascom Development Holding from McKinsey & Company where he was a Senior Partner in the Middle East office and was previously in the Belgium office.
In his 18 years at McKinsey, he led many practices including Travel and Transport. In his client work, his main focus was leading comprehensive transformations of multi-national companies in the Middle East and Europe. He also worked on a number of cross-border acquisitions and integrations for these companies. His clients at McKinsey spanned many sectors and he supported them on topics ranging from strategy, organization, sales and marketing, operations, and finance.
Prior to joining McKinsey, El Hamamsy worked for six years at AT&T’s Bell Labs in the US where he was managing a global engineering team for wireless product development. He holds a master’s degree from Stanford University.
El Hamamsy also sits on the regional Board of Directors of “Injaz Al-Arab” (a member of Junior Achievement Worldwide), a non-profit organization focused on youth education where he leads the Board’s Operations Committee.