CEO, American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt
Hisham Fahmy has been serving as executive director then CEO of the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt since December 1999, before which he was general manager from 1987 to 1993. Fahmy has been playing an instrumental role in promoting US-Egypt business relationship, through the organization of over 26 business missions to Washington D.C. and other States. Fahmy is a familiar face in Washington DC offering experience on a wide range of strategic bilateral issues and is often invited to speak and participate on panels addressing different aspects of the economic relationship between Egypt and the United States. During his tenure at AmCham Egypt, membership has reached over 1800 members. For over 20 years, Fahmy has been advocating for a friendly business environment for US companies operating in Egypt and Egyptian companies working with the United States. Fahmy helped in the formation of the AmCham MENA council in seven countries to promote US business and investment in the MENA region. Fahmy has been engaged in supporting the establishment of AmCham Bahrain and Afghanistan.
Fahmy previously served as acting director of the Egyptian Center for Economic Studies, a nonprofit think tank that carries out and disseminates independent economic research. Fahmy currently serves on the advisory board of AUC’s School of Business, and is a board member of Education for Employment Egypt and a member of the American Society for Association Executives ASAE. He is also the founder and former chairman of the Egyptian Society of Association Executives (EgSAE). Fahmy graduated from the American University in Cairo (AUC) in 1974 with a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry.