His career began in 1990 as a researcher and consultant at IC-Parc, a research center at Imperial College London specializing in applying Artificial Intelligence techniques to solve the business problems of large corporations such as British Airways and British Telecom. He later moved to the world of finance with the United Bank of Kuwait in London.
Dr. El-Kholy is an adjunct faculty member at Alliance Manchester Business School, lecturing on finance, and also serves on the Global Advisory Board for AMBS. In addition, he is an ICF Certified Coach, ANLP Certified Master NLP, and IHA Certified Eriksonian hypnotherapist and has a keen interest in team-building and individual and team motivation. He holds an MBA in Finance from Alliance Manchester Business School, and an MEng in Software Engineering and PhD in Artificial Intelligence, both from Imperial College London.