George Kadifa

Managing Director of Sumeru Equity Partners

George Kadifa is a Managing Director of Sumeru Equity Partners and brings three decades of operating experience in the technology sector to the FADEL board.

Prior to joining Sumeru Equity Partners, George was Executive Vice President, Strategic Relationships for HP. As a member of the Executive Committee reporting to the HP CEO, George was responsible for leading growth initiatives and alliance programs with key partners, service providers, and HP’s largest customers. He previously served as Executive Vice President of HP Software, leading HP’s $4 billion software business that includes IT/Cloud Operations Management, Application Delivery Management, Enterprise Security, and HP Big Data.

George previously served as Operating Partner at Silver Lake, a global technology investment firm with over $26 billion of assets under management. He was responsible for driving growth and operational improvement in a wide range of enterprises within the company portfolio of the firm’s large-cap investment fund. George has significant expertise building and managing technology businesses and has held various leadership positions at consulting companies such as IBM, Corio Corporation (founder), Oracle, Booz-Allen & Hamilton, and Xerox. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the American University in Beirut, an MS in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology, and an MBA, with Honors, from the University of Chicago.