Entrepreneurship & Careers in Renewable Energy
Did you know renewable energy could supply four fifths of the worlds electricity by 2050?! Clean energy is the key to meeting our global climate goals and mitigating climate change! ⚡️
Hisham El-Khazindar is the Co-founder and Managing Director of Qalaa Holdings (formerly Citadel Capital), a leading investment company for energy and infrastructure in Africa and the Middle East. He'll be sharing his journey, diving into the development and changes happening in the energy industry and sharing opportunities and the insights into the future of work!
The energy industry is worth more than $304 Billion in the US alone and this huge sector has the potential to impact our lives and the lives of generations to come. Learn more about:
✅ Entrepreneurship in renewable energy
✅ Industries that convert agriculture and municipal waste into fuel
✅ Jobs that touch solar energy and water treatment solutions
✅ Careers and trends in renewable energy
✅ Starting a career in sustainable energy and infrastructure after graduation
Mr. El-Khazindar was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and in 2014 he was chosen among the top 100 Young African Leaders by the Paris-based Think Tank, Institut Choiseul. He holds a BA in Economics from the American University in Cairo and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
About Hisham El-Khazindar:
Mr. Hisham El-Khazindar is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Qalaa Holdings, a leading investment company in Africa and the Middle East. Established in 2004, Qalaa Holdings (formerly known as Citadel Capital) is an African leader in energy and infrastructure. Prior to co-founding Qalaa Holdings, Mr. El-Khazindar was Executive Director of Investment Banking at EFG Hermes where he advised on landmark and IPO transactions in the region, and where he started his career in 1996. During 1999-2000, he was on secondment to Goldman Sachs in London. Mr. El-Khazindar serves on the boards of several leading regional companies including El Sewedy Electric and Magrabi Retail. He also serves as a Trustee of the American University in Cairo, and as a Fellow of the Aspen Institute’s Middle East Leadership Initiative. In 2013 Mr. El-Khazindar was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and in 2014 he was chosen among the top 100 Young African Leaders by the Paris-based Think Tank, Institut Choiseul. He holds a BA in Economics from the American University in Cairo (1996) and an MBA from Harvard Business School (2003).
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