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Dr. Ayman Kandeel

is the Founder and Chairman of Fanarah Development, LLC, Dr. Ayman Kandeel is best known for being a savvy economist, and a serial entrepreneur. In November 2018, in his capacity as the founder and CEO of Borak Capital Holding, a Cairo based boutique investment bank, Dr. Ayman Kandeel engineered and managed the $680 MM sale of AK for Real Estate Marketing and Development (AKREM) to Inertia Developments, a transaction that created more than 300% return to most of AKREM’s investors.

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Dr. Ayman Kandeel currently the Founder and Chairman of Fanarah Development, LLC, Dr. Ayman Kandeel is best known for being a savvy economist, and a serial entrepreneur.

In November 2018, in his capacity as the founder and CEO of Borak Capital Holding, a Cairo based boutique investment bank, Dr. Ayman Kandeel engineered and managed the $680 MM sale of AK for Real Estate Marketing and Development (AKREM) to Inertia Developments, a transaction that created more than 300% return to most of AKREM’s investors.

In 2015, under Dr. Kandeel’s leadership, Fanarah Developments, LLC, established the concept of Fanarah Coast, the first attempt at creating an integrated destination along the Mediterranean seafront in Egypt. In 2016, the project was renamed Jefaira, and today it is the largest Mediterranean-front project of its kind, along the entire coast of the Mediterranean Sea.

Between 1999 and 2009, Dr. Kandeel founded and co-managed many financial companies, including Borak Capital Holding, Arab African International Securities, and Pi Capital, Inc., to name a few. He has been involved in raising significant capital for various companies, in the technology, real estate, entertainment, and finance sectors.

In 2001, Dr. Kandeel founded AK Comics, a highly publicized comic book publisher, with over forty publications in English, Arabic, Greek, and Chinese. Envisioning the peaceful Middle East in the future, AK Comics created a Muslim, a Jewish, and a Christian superhero/superheroine.

The three heroes’ universe revolves around the concept of protecting an imaginary parallel Middle Eastern against conspiracies targeting the disruption of supposed futuristic peace. He has been featured on multiple media outlets such as the BBC, NPR, CNN, Al Jazeera, NBC, and John Stewart’s The Daily Show, to name a few, and through this endeavor, he got introduced to a lot of known politicians, several of which remain in his close circle of contacts.

Dr. Kandeel has a passion for the advertising industry. In 1995, confounded Bonus Advertising, which was eventually acquired by JWT. Today, JWT Cairo is by and large Egypt’s top ad agency. He is also a major shareholder of Advision, one of Egypt’s most renowned below-the-line ad agencies.

With a Ph.D. in emerging financial markets from USC, MA degrees in economics from both the American University in Cairo and the University of Southern California, and, an MA from the University of California, Santa Barbara, Dr. Kandeel has had a distinguished academic career. He served as a professor at Cairo University from 2003 to 2009.

He also lectured at the University of Southern California, and at Cal State Long Beach. In April of 2011, Dr. Kandeel decided to fully retire from the academic arena, in order to further focus on his businesses in the USA and Egypt.

At present, Dr. Kandeel sits on the board of various corporations including the Arab African International Securities, The Space SaMo, Pacific Agencies and Contractors Corporation, Al Forsan Holding, and Borak Capital Holding.

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Dr. Ayman Kandeel Says Technology Is Not Only Changing How We Live
October 12, 2021

Entrepreneur Ayman Kandeel reflects on his distinguished academic career.

Ayman Kandeel looks back on his time as a lecturer and shifts focus to his business ventures. Ayman Kandeel is a renowned Global Economist and Entrepreneur. Also a retired academic, Dr. Kandeel has previously taught at prestigious universities both in the U.S. and abroad. Looking back, he reflects on his time as a professor as […]

Dr. Ayman Kandeel Says Technology Is Not Only Changing How We Live
October 12, 2021

Dr. Ayman Kandeel Says Technology Is Not Only Changing How We Live, But It Is Also Changing Economies Throughout the World

Dr. Ayman Kandeel Explains the Impact of Technology on Economies The rate at which technology evolves has had a significant impact on our daily lives. Dr. Ayman Kandeel knows that technology ultimately impacts every aspect of our daily lives, including different economies worldwide. Some economies have thrived thanks to technological advancements, while others have seen […]

Dr. Ayman Kandeel
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Dr. Ayman Kandeel Recently Discussed the Future of MMA in Egypt

Mixed martial arts is a sport that has been sweeping the globe. However, the popularity of the sport didn’t take off as rapidly in Egypt. That is, until now. Dr. Ayman Kandeel recently discussed the vibrant future of MMA in Egypt. MMA is a fighting sport that combines wrestling, jiu jitsu, muay thai, boxing, karate, […]

Dr. Ayman Kandeel Opens Up About Main Passions In Life
August 26, 2021

Dr. Ayman Kandeel Opens Up About Main Passions In Life

Global Economist and Entrepreneur Dr. Ayman Kandeel Shares Personal Insight Into His Passions In Life From His Home In Los Angeles. Dr. Ayman Kandeel is a serial entrepreneur, a doctor of finance and global economics, and is the founder of some of the leading development firms across the board. Over the years, most of Dr. […]

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