About Ayman

Dr. Ayman Kandeel founded Pi Capital, Inc., in 2006, together with Mr. Jarallah Aljarallah. Dr. Kandeel is also the Chairman of Borak Capital Holding, S.A.E., an Egypt based fully licensed boutique investment bank. Borak Capital Holding is the developer of several mega-projects in Egypt’s real estate sector. Dr. Kandeel also established and co owns the Arab African International Securities, one of Egypt’s top brokerage firms. In addition to his experience in the private sector, Dr. Kandeel is an accomplished economist, with a broad background in finance, emerging markets and strategic business development for both academia and research. During the period from 2007 to 2011, Dr. Kandeel raised significant investment funds for various large companies operating in the areas of real estate, finance and entertainment.

In 2001, Dr. Kandeel founded AK Comics, a highly publicized comic book published in the USA and the Middle East. Envisioning a peaceful Middle East in the future, AK Comics created a Muslim, a Jewish, and a Christian superhero, for which the reader does not know the difference between. The three heroes’ world revolves around the concept of protecting the future Middle East against conspiracies targeting the disruption of peace. He has been featured on multiple media outlets such as the BBC, CNN, Al Jazeera and NBC, to name a few.

Dr. Kandeel has had a distinguished academic career and has been a professor at Cairo University, Long Beach State University and the University of Southern California. Although recently resigned from it, In April 2009 Dr. Kandeel was awarded tenure in Cairo University’s Economics Department. He earned his doctorate in the field of Financial Markets from the University of Southern California, holds Master Degrees in Economics from both UC Santa Barbara and the American University of Cairo, as well as a B.A. in Economics from Cairo University. He has an extensive record in teaching at both the graduate and the undergraduate levels.

Dr. Kandeel forged strategic partnerships and relations with various international financial institutions around the world, including the Arab African International Bank, BGR, Al Rajhi Bank and Pacific Med Trade. He also sits on the board of various corporations including Khaya, Inc. (a leading company in the field of human genome research and technology), Arab African International Securities and Middle East Tech Investments, S.A.E.

Latest Photography


Being an artist at heart, Dr. Ayman Kandeel originally studied the craft of portraiture, fashion and commercial photography at the instruction of one of the best photographers in Los Angeles: Robert Ferrone. As his work progressed and his skills become honed and polished, he developed a unique and impactful style. As a result, he has added “professional photographer” to his long list of credentials. While he has special interest in HDR photography, his passion for the profession is clearly evident in his photo journalistic type of work, some of which is now available in limited and signed number of prints. More of Ayman’s commercial photography can be viewed at 1348 Photo.