Office of the Counselor
The Counselor and the supporting team are responsible for the liaison and engagement between AUC and the Egyptian government, authorities, and educational institutions and ensure that AUC complies with the Egyptian government’s laws and regulations.
The office of the Counselor is the main focal point for strategic and administrative functions and correspondences including, but not limited to, communications with national and regional universities, government entities, ministries and other public institutions to support all projects and events in the fields of education and research, along with arts and cultural activities in Egypt and across the region. The team also facilitates the equalization process for all academic and non–academic degrees from Egypt’s Supreme Council of Universities.
Tarek Shawki is the University Counselor and the representative of the Egyptian government at AUC. He is the former Minister of Education and Technical Education. A member of AUC’s senior leadership group, Shawki serves a critical role in maintaining our collaborative relationships with national universities, the Supreme Council of Universities, and the Egyptian Government. Shawki is a distinguished member of our community with a long-standing history at AUC. He was dean of AUC’s School of Sciences and Engineering from 2012 to 2015 and served as a Senior Strategic Advisor to the AUC President for Education and Outreach. He has a long career in leading educational and cultural institutions. He is internationally recognized for his efforts to re-imagine classical education systems. He served as director of the Regional UNESCO Bureau for Science and Technology in the Arab States (2008 – 2012) and as Secretary General of the Presidential Specialized Councils (2015 – 2017). He is renowned for his work in the field of theoretical and applied mechanics and has taught a wide range of engineering and applied mathematics courses for decades.
His responsibilities as the University Counselor include implementing AUC’s mission by maintaining a positive relationship with the Egyptian Government and developing positive initiatives for collaboration with educational institutions, and solving specific problems through a collaborative approach focused on mutually beneficial outcomes.
Director, Egyptian Government Relations
Fawzy works closely with the University Counselor as the primary strategic liaison with the Egyptian government and universities to perform special assignments. Her responsibilities also include overseeing and facilitating all activities, logistics, and communications between key governmental officials, Ministries, University Presidents and AUC senior administration. She also manages the operation and coordinates the execution of the office of the Counselor’s overall vision.
Officer, Administration, and Governmental Relations
Sayed deals directly with all schools, departments, offices and faculty members, answering their queries and helping them navigate any difficulties or problems they may have. Sayed handles the daily financial transactions. His responsibilities also include correspondence with the government, educational entities, secondment to AUC of part and full-time professors from their home institutions and the Supreme Council of Universities.
Shereef El Tanahi
Senior Administrative Support, Governmental Relations
Shereef assists with all the administrative tasks related to the Office of the Counselor. His responsibilities include preparing reports, advising on issues related to meetings with the Counselor and providing advice and support on events with government participation. He also serves as a liaison to University administrators and effective communication with campus-wide staff, faculty, and students.