Amr El-Husseini is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Lodestone Advisory Group, a boutique management consulting and venture capital firm centered around business innovation and transformation, growth and acceleration, entrepreneurial ecosystem development, venture capital, international business and cross-border transactions, market-entry strategy, business and corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and business turnarounds. Throughout his career, Amr has been involved in investments and business transactions in 20+ countries covering sectors such as financial services, technology, healthcare, real estate, telecom, energy, education, and infrastructure.
Prior to founding Lodestone, Amr was Senior Executive Manager and Head of International Development at QIB, an international banking group with operations across four continents. Amr oversaw the bank’s international operations and strategic investments (M&A, Ventures and Integrations), as well as the bank’s international network stretching from the UK to Malaysia, where he led a number of successful turnaround and transformation assignments. Amr’s role with QIB also included the development and execution of the bank’s international expansion strategy, where he led market entry initiatives into European, Asian, and GCC countries, such as Malaysia, Indonesia, the UK, France, Turkey, Lebanon, China, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Egypt and Sudan. He also led and successfully negotiated agreements with governments and multinational corporations for the development of international business enterprises.
Before QIB, Amr served as a Project Manager at Path Solutions, where he led large scale consulting projects for global and regional clients in areas of strategy, international expansion, technology transformation, product development, fund management, treasury, e-commerce, and risk management. He also held various banking and consulting roles with international groups including Fransabank, Ernst & Young, HSBC and Audi Bank.
Since 2015, Amr has been a board member at the International Business Council of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, an advisory board member to the Tennessee World Affairs Council, an investor and mentor for a number of start-ups, a mentor at Vanderbilt University’s innovation center (the Wond’ry), and has served on the selection/investment committees for a number of local and international accelerators. Recently, Amr also served a two-year term as a board member for an international bank, and was selected to Leadership Connect’s inaugural cohort.
Amr is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s General Management Program. He also received an MBA from the University of Wales and a B.S. in Finance and Accounting from RHU, where he was presented with the Lifetime Alumni Achievement Award.