Khaled Ismail, PhD is Founder and Chairman of Himangel , an angel investment fund investing in early-stage startups in Egypt (2011 -present). Himangel has supported over 100 startups in Egypt, invested in 20 startups, and has helped create several success stories during the past 5 years.
Member of the Board of Feather Invest
Member of Leap Ventures Investment Committee
Member of the Board of Elsewedy Electrometer
Member of the Board of ZPA Smart Meters
Member of the Board of MoriCo
Member of the Board of Hyde Park
Member of the Board of Creative Media Ventures (Ebda3).
Member of the Egyptian Presidential Advisory Board on Economic Development (2014-2015)
Member of the Board of Orascom Telecom Holding (2005-2011)
Managing Director of Intel Mobile Communications (2011 -2014).
Founder of SySDSoft (2003-2011 ) , an Egyptian engineering company that ranked among the top in the world in the design and development of the protocol stack of 4G cellular technology, which has been acquired by Intel in March 2011.
Senior Advisor of the Egyptian Minister of CIT( 2004 and 2007), focused on technology development, incubation of startups, and the establishment of 2 Centers of Excellence for data mining and natural language processing.
VP of Engineering at Ellipsis Digital Systems (2000-2002), one of the early startups focused on developing a WiFi integrated chipset solution.
Managing Director of GEMMA(1997-2000), the leading ceramics manufacturer in Egypt.
Research Staff Member at IBM’ s T J Watson Research Center (1989-1997).
Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from MIT in 1989
IEEE Fellow since 1997. Published over 160 papers in international journals and holds 22 US patents.
Recipient of the Eta Kappa Nu “ Best Young Electrical Engineer in the US” award in 1994, and the Shuman Award for the “ Young Arab Engineer” in 1995.
Married, 2 children, speaks Arabic , English, German and French.