Kamel is a professor of management and dean of the school of business at The American University in Cairo. Before that, he served as senior advisor for strategic planning, vice president for information management, and associate dean for executive education. Before joining the university, he was director of the Regional Information Technology Institute. Previously, he managed the training department of the Cabinet of Egypt Information and Decision Support Center.
He is a trustee and an international board member of the Association of MBAs and the Business Graduate Association. He is an independent non-executive board member of Raya Holdings for Financial Investments and Education for Employment. He is the co-chair of the board of stewards of the African Women Entrepreneurship Cooperative, a member of the AACSB MENA Advisory Council, Egypt-U.S. Business Council, and a founding member of the Internet Society of Egypt. Previously, he was the president of the board of governors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt, a non-executive board member of the Commercial International Bank, the Egyptian American Enterprise Fund, the World Bank Knowledge Advisory Commission, and Association of African Business Schools. He was the chairman of the Chevening Association in Egypt.
His research and teaching interests include digital transformation, IT transfer to emerging economies, decision support systems, and entrepreneurship. His research is published in IS and management journals and books. He is the author of the NileView article series. He is the editor of three books and serves on the editorial board of Case Focus: The Journal of Business and Management Teaching Cases in the Middle East and Africa. He is the associate editor of the Journal of IT for Development and the Journal of Cases on Information Technology.
Kamel is an Eisenhower Fellow. He holds a Ph.D. in information systems from the London School of Economics and Political Science and an MBA, a BA in business administration, and an MA in Islamic Art and Architecture from The American University in Cairo.