Ahmed Galal Ismail is the Chief Executive Officer of Majid Al-Futtaim Ventures, a subsidiary of Majid Al Futtaim Holding. Mr. Ismail is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Enova, and both Majid Al Futtaim Finance and Cinemas. He manages the company’s strategic relationships with the Presidents and CEOs of various international partners. From 2007 to 2008, he joined Majid Al-Futtaim Holding as Group Strategy Vice President where he was a member of the group’s executive and investment committees before eventually joining Majid-Al Futtaim Ventures.
Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Ismail started his career in 1997 with Proctor & Gamble in Cairo and then moved to Frankfurt where he was a regional project manager for projects in Mexico, Geneva, and Saudi Arabia until 2000. In 2002, he moved to Dubai to become a Principal with Booz Allen Hamilton and co-led the travel and transportation practice. During his tenure with the firm, Mr. Ismail led a variety of strategy, turnaround and transformation programs for major private sector and government clients across the MENA region.
Mr. Ismail holds an MBA with distinction in Finance and Strategy from the London Business School where he was a Chevening Scholar in 2000. He attended the American University in Cairo from 1992-1997, where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. Mr. Ismail is also a founding board member of Endeavor UAE, a global organization that supports high impact entrepreneurs all around the world.