In 2010, Shamel Aboul Fadl founded Compass and grew the company to become one of the leading private equity firms in Egypt. Prior to establishing Compass, Shamel Aboul Fadl was a Managing Partner at Pharos Holding, which he helped transform from a boutique investment firm into a full-fledged investment bank. During his tenure at Pharos Holding, Mr. Aboul Fadl launched Pharos Asset Management, where he served as Chief Executive Officer. In 2005, he co-founded Paragon Asset Management, an independent asset manager headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland with AUMs of USD 950 million. Previously, Mr. Aboul Fadl worked with Citigroup in Geneva as Vice President, where he was mandated to grow assets under management with a focus on Egypt and the wider North Africa region. Mr. Aboul Fadl started his career in 1999 with Mansour-Maghraby Investment and Development Company where he specialized in Telecom and IT investments. He is also the Chairman of Bonyan for Development & Trade and sits on the Board of Rameda Pharmaceuticals and on the Board of Trustees of Al Joud Charity Foundation.
Mr. Aboul Fadl holds a B.Sc. in Construction Engineering from the American University in Cairo and an MBA from The Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania.