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Omar El Hamamsy

Senior Partner, Cairo , Dubai
Helps leading companies, private equity players, sovereign wealth funds, and national governments define and deliver ambitious growth strategies. Passionate about improving education and work opportunities for youth.

About Omar

Omar El Hamamsy serves leading organizations across many sectors, in the Middle East and Europe, on topics spanning strategy, marketing and sales, operations, and finance. Omar leads New Ventures for EMEA and coleads the New Ventures Competition, our ongoing internal “crowdsourcing” event for new services and solutions. Omar was previously based in our Belgian office.

His recent client work includes developing an investment strategy for a Middle Eastern country, focused on its short- and long-term development goals. He also helped shape a multi-year strategy for a Middle Eastern sovereign wealth fund, focused on achieving outstanding financial and social impact across several industries.

Omar has helped major companies define and execute ambitious growth strategies. He led the development of an international-growth strategy for a large regional company over an 8 year period, and helped oversee its implementation in more than ten countries. He also helped shape a leading global consumer company’s strategy for the Middle East and Africa.

Omar has deep experience in advising companies in the telecom and private equity sectors. For example, he led the design and development of a business-unit strategy for a large private equity firm. He has also conducted due diligence of numerous companies in high-growth markets.

Omar is passionate about improving education and work opportunities for young people. He serves on the regional board of directors of Injaz al-Arab (a member of Junior Achievement Worldwide), a not-for-profit organization focused on youth education. He has led several projects to accelerate youth development and enhance job creation opportunities.

In his free time, Omar pilots a multi-engine aircraft.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Omar spent 6 years at Bell Labs (formerly AT&T and now a subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent) in the United States.

Published work

How investors can support entrepreneurship in the Middle East and North Africa,” McKinsey & Company, May 2018


Stanford University
MS, electrical engineering