Mohamed Kharma

Mohamed Kharma is co-founder and managing director of Emkay Foods, a family owned and operated importer, distributor and manufacturer of food products based in Cairo, Egypt. In 2014 he co-founded Kayzon, which quickly became Egypt’s fastest-growing grocery store chain. In just a few years, Kayzon grew to become the largest Egyptian discount supermarket chain.

Mohamed is a graduate of the American University in Cairo, where he studied Mechanical Engineering. In 2011 he received a dual MBA degree from Columbia Business School and London Business School.

Skills and field of expertise

  • Starting up a business/opportunity
  • Navigating Ambiguity
  • Recruitment & team selection
  • Business Coaching


My career revolved around startups, in various sectors, in emerging markets context. If you need assistance on understanding the associated landscape and what to typically expect in such markets, particularly Egypt, I would be happy to help.


Any agrifood business, preferably in the protein & protein alternatives space, that is keen  on building a sustainable business and to use it to make a difference for the coming generations.

Mohamed Kharma