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Advancing Aquaculture Summit

Yasmine Kamar
Business Director at Koudijs Kapo Feed


Yasmine Kamar graduated from the American University in Cairo (AUC) in 2011, with both a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and a minor in Economics. She began her career working at HSBC’s corporate banking unit. After which, she started her journey with startups in 2012 at Flat6Labs, MENA’s first and largest startup accelerator in which she supported early stage startups raise funds from various investors.
In 2014, she joined her family business (KAPO Group), working with the group’s Egyptian- Dutch joint venture “Koudijs Kapo Feed” in the agricultural feed industry. During 2016- 2017, she spearheaded the launch of a USD10 million fish feed business targeting Egyptian fish farmers. As of 2019, the business has exceeded EGP100 million in revenues and became profitable in less than 2 years.
Kamar was recognized as one of the “Top 50 Most Influential Women in Egypt (2016)” under the auspices of former Egyptian Prime Minister, Sherif Ismail and Amwal El Ghad. Thereafter, she was chosen by the U.S. Department of State as one of 30 women in the Sub-Sahran and North African region to represent Egypt in the “African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program (2017)”; part of the U. S’s International Visitor’s leadership program.
In 2018 Yasmine was named “Distinguished Young Alumni” by AUC and is the youngest to receive the award since its inception.
As of 2019 she joined Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), one of the oldest and largest global networks for entrepreneurs. With her participation, she aims to support and learn from this dynamic community.
In 2020, Kamar completed her certification in corporate governance given by the Financial Regulatory Authority in Egypt in coordination with AUC and the International Finance Corporation (IFC). The certification will now legally allow her to serve on boards of publicly listed companies. By doing so she hopes to also contribute to the advancement of the board of directors of her family business KAPO Group.

Agenda Sessions

  • Promoting Entrepreneurship and Women in Aquaculture