Kamel, a Jordanian national, was born in Kuwait in 1989 to a Palestinian father and a Lebanese-Palestinian mother. He spent most of his life in Jordan, studying and working in financial services and consulting, before he moved to Switzerland in 2015 to pursue a master’s degree in banking and finance at the University of Zurich. Following his studies, he settled in Zurich to work in banking.
In addition to his formal education, Kamel also studied Violin playing and music theory at the National Music Conservatory in Amman, Jordan and is an avid Opera fan. He joined IAFFZ in the hopes of promoting a better image of Arab culture and bring people together through the medium of film.