Nancy Prager-Kamel, the company's Co-founder and Co-Managing Partner, has been appointed as Corporate Ambassador for the US Department of State in 2009 and in addition to this as US National Commissioner for UNESCO in 2010.
Formerly she served as the CEO of a US Investment Bank which includes a registered Broker Dealer, a Public/Private Fund, and multiple structured and alternative products. She headed the American Headquarter of a multinational Private Merchant Bank. Prior to this she was heading the Investment Banking business of US Securities and Trading, the largest Chinese owned global financial institution in the USA.
Previously, she was with Bottom Line Financial Services where, as Managing Director she developed the Investment Banking Division.
She serves on the steering committee for Tri State Ventures; a New York based Angel Investment Corp focusing on technology and healthcare. Mrs Kamel sat on the Board of Directors of Select University Technology Inc, a holding group that develops University technologies into diverse technology companies, and was Chairman of the Board of four of their portfolio companies: Titan Folding Technologies, Inc, Aqua Cool, Inc, Mac Vision, and MTU Software, Inc.
Mrs. Prager-Kamel has worked with Resource Recovery Associates Inc. as Senior Vice-President, Business Development, with a seat on the management committee and was a partner and Managing Director of Investment Banking for the first women owned boutique Wall Street firm - Wolff Investment Group, where she advised on capital for public and private companies and served as a financial advisor for a joint venture with the largest Chinese pharmaceutical company.
She was co-founder of Ark Development Group, a business development and financial Advisory Corporation, as well as the Boskoff-Prager Group, which brokered international global investment opportunities. She has also held the positions of Director - Business Development for a multinational Merchant Bank - Continental American Capital and Managing Director for Selby, an international industrial and marketing organization. She is experienced in financial services, global business expansion and strategic and structural development with business relationships in the European Union and the Middle East.
Since 1982, Mrs. Kamel has been involved with the United Nations co- heading a Non-Government Organization, “World’s Children’s Day”, and in the capacity of board member, executive board member and vice-chairman for UNICEF (Metropolitan regional committee). She is presently a member of Women’s International Forum, The Islamic Heritage Society, and U.N. Ambassadors’ Spouses Group. Mrs. Kamel is/has been a director on several other boards including: Vital Voices Global Partnership, the Global Academy, Human Rights Watch (Tri-State Committee), Immigration & Refugee Services of America, the U.S. Committee for Refugees, Georgetown University, American Italian Cancer Foundation, and Foreign Press Association etc. She is listed in “Who’s Who“,“ Who’s Who of Women in the World”, “Who’s Who of American Women”, “Distinguished Men and Women of the World”, “Who’s Who in the East”, “Who’s Who in the World”, “International Who’s Who of Professional and Business Women”, “Foremost Women of the Twentieth Century” and others.
Mrs. Kamel had an early career as a painter, exhibiting in Galleries and Museums worldwide. In this capacity she was a member of the Black Emergency Cultural Coalition, a group of multi-disciplined artists serving the New York Prison system. She also co-founded the first program for disabled children at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and produced shows for their Costume Institute.
Nancy Prager-Kamel received a BA from Cooper Union, and additional degrees from Accademia de Belle Arte, Florence, Italy; she did her graduate program in Political Science at Maxwell School - Syracuse University.
Mrs. Kamel has been awarded the Grande Prix Humanitaire de France.