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Mentor: Mohamed Kharma

Startlife Mentor

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

Offer and interest (startups)

Offer:

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.

Interest:

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.

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