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Hythem El-Nazer EMBA `08 has recently joined the Advisory Board of the Private Equity Program at Columbia Business School.
Hythem El-Nazer is a Managing Director with TA Associates, a global growth private equity firm headquartered in Boston. He focuses on investments in software and technology-enabled companies. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Accruent, Bomgar, Gamma Technologies, Idera, MicroSeismic, Mitratech and TEOCO. Hythem has led or was actively involved in over a dozen investments including AboveNet, Aicent, Answers, Idea Cellular, MetroPCS Communications, RGM Advisors and WIND TELECOM.
Prior to joining TA in 2004, he worked in the U.S. and the Middle East offices of McKinsey & Company and in the Investment Banking Department of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in New York.
In 2012 he was appointed by President Obama to the Board of Directors of the Egyptian-American Enterprise Fund, a $300 million private equity fund seeded with U.S. Government funds to promote the development of the Egyptian private sector with a particular focus on small- and medium-sized enterprises. Hythem received a General Course degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science, an AB degree in Economics from Brown University and an MBA degree from Columbia Business School.