Notable Alumni


Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah ’91

Queen of Jordan

Maumoon Abdul Gayoom ‘69

Former President of the Maldives

Diplomacy and Government

Amal Mohamed Kamal Essawi ’89, ’90

Professor, The American University in Cairo
Member of Egypt's Specialized Council for Education and Scientific Research

Amani Essawi ’86, ’89

Advisor to the Chairman for International Relations
General Authority for Suez Canal Economic Zone

Amina Tarraf '12

Associate Minister of Social Solidarity for Social Policies

Dr. Imane Helmy (MA'16)

Associate Minister for Social Solidarity for Economic and Financial Inclusion Affairs

Farkhonda Hassan ’67*

Former Secretary-General, National Council for Women
Former Member of the Shura Council
Former Professor, The American University in Cairo

Hassan Abdallah, '82 '94

Acting Governor, Central Bank of Egypt
Former Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Arab African International Bank, Egypt

Hisham Tawfik ’82

Egypt’s Minister of The Public Business-Sector

Hoda Badran ’57 

Chair of the Egyptian Feminist Union
Elected in October 1991, President of the Committee for the Rights of the Child
Former Secretary-General, National Council for Childhood and Motherhood

Jawad Anani '67 

Chairman, Amman Stock Exchange
Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs and Minister of Investment in Jordan

Khaled Al Wazani '90 

Strategy and Knowledge Adviser for Mohammed Bin Rahid Foundation in Dubai

Madiha El Safty '72, '76*

Chairperson, Alliance for Arab Women  

Maya Morsy ’95

New Head of Egypt’s National Council for Women, United Nations Development Business

Mervat Tallawy '61

Board Member, Sawiris Foundation for Social Development
First female career diplomat to become an ambassador
Former Egyptian Ambassador to Austria and to Japan
Former Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)
Former Secretary-General, National Council for Women
Former Minister of Insurance and Social Affairs

H.E. Mohammed bin Ali bin Mohammed Al Mannai '97

Qatar's Minister of Communications and Information Technology

H.E. Dr. Mohamed El Sherif ’79

Former Minister, Ministry of Local Development

H.E. Amb. Mohamed Nabil Fahmy ’74, ’77

Dean and Distinguished Professor of Practice in International Diplomacy
Dean of Global Affairs and Public Policy, The American University in Cairo
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs

Mourad Wahba ’80 ’82

Assistant Administrator and Director of Regional Bureau of Arab States, UNDP

Nadia Ebeid ’77

Executive Director, Center for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe          
Member of the General Secretariat of the National Democratic Party
Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the Arab League
Former Minister of State for Environmental Affairs

H.E. Dr.Rania Al Mashat ’95

Egypt's Minister of International Cooperation and Egypt’s Governor at the World Bank

Sahar Ahmed Nasr ’85, ’90 

Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Economics
Former Minister, Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation

H.E. Dr. Sameh Abuel Enein '86

Assistant Foreign Minister and Director of the Egyptian Diplomatic Institute

Sandra Farid '11
Advisor to the Minister of Tourism & Antiquities
Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Economics

Sarah Seif '18

Former Associate Minister of State Minister of Information for Communication Affairs

Shaden Khallaf ’98 ’04

Senior Policy Advisor for the Middle East and North Africa at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Sherif Mansour ‘94

Advisor to the Minister for Facility Management, Ministry of Finance

Tarek Amer '80

Former Governor, Central Bank of Egypt

H.E. Amb. Walid Abdel Nasser ’83, ’85

Director, Regional Bureau for Arab Countries, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva, Switzerland

Yuriko Koike ’71 

Former Member, The House of Representatives
Former Defense Minister
Tokyo’s first female governor

Ziad Bahaa Eldin ’87

Former Deputy Prime Minister of Egypt, the Cabinet of Ministers
Former Chairman, Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority
Chairman, Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority
Former Member of Parliament, People’s Assembly
Member of the Board of Directors of the Central Bank of Egypt, the Capital Market
Former Senior Legal Advisor, Central Bank of Egypt Legal Advisor, Nile Advisory

Authority, and the National Bank of Egypt
Chairman, The Upper Egypt Investment Company.
Former Chairman, General Authority for Investment and Free Zones
Managing Partner, Bahaa El Din Law Office
AUC Trustee

Arts and Fashion

Farida Temraz ’12 ’18

Chief Executive Officer and Designer-In-Chief of Temraza

Jude Benhalim ’15

Founder of Jude Benhalim Jewelry

Rana Al Azm ’92

Co-Founder of Jude Benhalim Jewelry

Yasmine Yehia '03

Founder of Maison Yeya


Ali Farag

First Married Couple to Win Championships at The 2017 US Open Squash Final
No.1 World Ranking in the Professional Squash Association (PSA)

Amany Khalil ’90

First Egyptian Women to Complete the 2016 Ironman Barcelona Triathlon in the age group 50 to 54

Asmaa El Zohairy ’10

National Rowing Athlete

Leila Abdelmoez ’19

Earned Seventh Place in Synchronized Swimming at Rio 2016 Olympics

Mohammad Sanad '14

Egyptian handball player for USAM Nîmes Gard and the Egyptian national team

Nour El Tayeb ’16

First Married Couple to Win Championships at The 2017 U.S Open Squash Finals

Omar El Borolossy ’00

Founder of El Borolossy Squash Academy
Ranked amongst the Top 20 Professional Squash Players in the World

Reem Mansour ’15

Earned 56th place in Archery at Rio 2016 Olympics

Reem Kassem ’19

Earned 25th Place in 10k Open Water Swim at Rio 2016 Olympics

Samia Hagrass ’18

Earned Seventh Place in Synchronized Swimming at Rio 2016 Olympics

Tarek Momen ’11

World Squash Champion 2019


Abdulatif Al-Hamad ’58

Director-General and Chairman of Board of Directors, Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development

Adel El Labban ‘77, ‘80 

Group CEO and Managing Director, Ahli United Bank BSC

Assem Ragab '97

Chairman, Credit Agricole

Heba Handoussa ’66 

Managing Director, Economic Research Forum

Hisham Okasha ’90, ’94 

Chair, National Bank of Egypt

Lobna Hilal '83, '89

Former Deputy Governor, Monetary Stability, Central Bank of Egypt

Mervat Soltan '83, '89 *

Chair, Export Development Bank of Egypt

Moataz Mostafa El Said ’90, ’95

Senior Economist, International Monetary Fund

Nidal Elkassem Assar '95

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director at Egyptian Gulf Bank (S.A.E.)

Nevine Loutfy ’74*
First Female CEO and Managing Director of an Islamic Bank  in the Arab world ­­­­– Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

Rami Aboul Naga ‘02

Deputy Governor, Monetary Stability, Central Bank of Egypt


Abdullah S. Jum’ah ’65

Former President and CEO, Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco)

Adel Garas '86

Asia Pacific Region President, PepsiCo

Eng. Ahmed Mostafa El Bakry ’87, ’90

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Olympic Group

Ahmed Rady ’97

General Manager, The Coca Cola Company

Ahmed Ismail '97

CEO, Majid Al Futtaim Properties UAE

Asaad Kelada ’61

Director, Asaad Kelada Trust, USA

Ashraf Moh. Mounir El Afifi ’91

President, India, Middle East, Henkel Corporation

Azza El Shinnawy '90, '94

Head of Amazon Web Services Egypt

Bahaa Hussein Mahmoud ’86

General Manager and Learning Officer, Abu Dawood Group

Dina El-Mofty '98

CEO, Injaz, Egypt

Eng. Emad Zaki El Sewedy ’88

Founder, CEO and Chairman, El Sewedy Electrometer Canada, Inc.

Hadeer Shalaby ’11

Managing Director, Talabat 

Hala Abdel Wadood '96

Director of Public Affairs, Communication and Sustainability North Africa, The Coca Cola Company 

Hatem Mohamed Galal Dowidar ’01

Chief Executive Officer, Etisalat Group

Hisham El-Khazindar '96

Co-Founder and Managing Director, Qalaa Holdings
AUC Trustee

Karim Bichara '97

Co-Founder and CEO of Accelero Capital 

Karim Ramadan ‘88

General Manager Communications Sectors MEA, Microsoft Gulf

Khaled Bichara ’93*

Chief Executive Officer, Orascom Development Holding

Khaled El Gibaly '85

Division President for the Middle East and North Africa, Mastercard

Khaled Hegazy '93, '98

Chief Business Officer, Etisalat Misr

Khalil El Bawab '98

Co-CEO and Managing Director, Misr Capital Investments

Manal Gamal Eldin Hassan '90, '08

Group CSR and Sustainability Director - Vice Chairman Elsewedy Electric Foundation

Marwa Moh.Kamal Eldin Abbas '94, '98

General Manager and Technology Leader IBM Egypt

Moataz El Hout ’91

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Nestlé North East Africa Region

Mohammad Abughazaleh '67

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Del Monte Fresh Produce Company
Former AUC Trustee

Mohamed El Sayed Okasha ’95

Co-Founder and Managing Director, Fawry Egypt

Mohamed Samir Abdel Razzak ‘89

Group CEO, Alyasra Foods

Former President, India Middle East and Africa (IMEA), Procter and Gamble

Mohamed Shafik Gabr ’73

Chairman and Managing Director, ARTOC Group for Investment and Development

Mohamed Shelbaya '90

Chairman and Managing Director, PepsiCo International, Egypt

Mustafa Abdel-Wadood ’91

Former Partner and Chairman of the Management Executive Committee, Abraaj Group

Omar Radwan '97

Chief Operating Officer, Misr Capital Investments

Ramzi Atta Dalloul ‘59

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Astra Horizons Group Ltd.

Takreem Mohamed El Tohamy ’84, ’94

Country General Manager, IBM Middle East FZ.LLC

Violette Jaggi ’73

Founder and CEO, White Rock SA

Wasef Jabsheh '67

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, International General Insurance Co. Ltd.

Yousef Abdul Latif Jameel ’68, ’08

Founder of the Yousef Jameel Academic Program
Founder of Yousef Abdul Latif Jameel Group Co Ltd.

Yousreya Sawiris ’82

Owner and Financial Adviser, Yousreya Loza Sawiris Office


Afaf Lutfi Al Sayyed Marsot ’52

Professor Emerita, University of California

Amin Ashraf Marei ’11

Associate Director of Professional Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education

Edward Walker 

Christian A. Johnson Distinguished Professor, Hamilton College

Freeman Hrabowski

President of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Iman Bibars ’81 ’88

Vice President of Ashoka Global
Regional Director of Ashoka Arab World

John Waterbury ’62 

Global Professor of Political Science in New York University (Abu Dhabi)

Juan Cole '78

Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History, University of Michigan

Lisa Anderson  CASA ‘76

Former President, The American University in Cairo
Humanities Research Fellow, NYU-Abu Dhabi
Professor Emerita and Senior Lecturer in Political Science and International Affairs, Columbia University in the City of New York 


Abu Bakr Shawky ’10

Writer and Director

Ahmed El Attar ’93

Founder and General Manager of Orient Productions

Amina Khalil '09


Amr Waked '96

Owner, Zadcomm

Angie Wegdan '04

Actress and Video Editor

Asser Ashraf Yassin ’04


Gala El Hadidi '05, '07

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2013 

Haifaa Almansour ’97

Film Maker, Saudi Cinema

Injy El Mokkaddem ’97


Khaled Aboul Naga '89


Mahmoud El Esseily '06


Mai Kamal Kholosy '14


Mohamed Abu El Enin (Abu) ’02


Mohamed Hisham Abbass ’88


Mohamed Imam '07


Nesma Mahgoub '13


Rami Imam '98


Tarek El Ebiary ’12


Yosra El Lozy ’07



Alain El Hajj '15

Co-Founder of Paymob

Basel Mashhour ’04

Co-Founder of The Bakery Shop (TBS)

Islam Shawky '15

Co-Founder of Paymob

Mohamed A. Abdel Wahed Rafea ’03, ’11

Co-Founder, Managing Partner and CEO,

Mostafa Kandil ’15

Co-Founder of Swvl

Mostafa Menessy '16

Co-Founder of Paymob

Omar Sherif Samra ’00

Founder and CEO, Wild Guanabana
First Egyptian to climb Mount Everest and the Seven Summits 
First Egyptian to complete the Explorers Grand Slam

Rana el Kaliouby ’98, ’00

Co-Founder and CEO, Affectiva
AUC Trustee

Sameh El Sadat ’05

Co-Founder of The Bakery Shop (TBS) 

Tarek El Nazer ’06

Co-Founder of The Bakery Shop (TBS)

Wael Ahmed Amin ’93, ‘06 

Co-Founder, ITWorx
Partner, Sawari Ventures


Benjamin Wedeman '81

Senior International Correspondent, CNN

Jasmine Taha Zaky ’92 ’97

TV Presenter
Former Media Consultant for Egypt’s minister of tourism
Former Advisory Committee Member for the Cairo International Film Festival

Laila Rustom ’56

Former TV Host
The representative of the International Herald Tribune in Egypt

Lamees Al Hadidi ’87, ’90

Egyptian journalist and broadcast presenter 

Lawrence Wright '71

Staff Writer, The New Yorker Magazine

Louis Greiss ‘55*

Writer, journalist, and Former Editor-in-Chief, Sabah El Kheir

Lobna Abdel Aziz ‘54

Anchor, Egyptian Radio and Television

Maggie Michael ’00

AP Investigative Journalist
2019 Pultizer Prize Winner for International Reporting

Mona El Shazly ‘96

TV Presenter

Mona El Tahawi ’90, ’92 

Managing Editor, Arabic Women's eNews

Nicholas Kristof ’84

Op-Ed Columnist, New York Times

Nihal Saad ’96

Spokesperson for the UN High-Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations, United Nations

Ramy Radwan ’06

TV Presenter

Riham El Sahly ’93 ’97

TV Presenter

Thomas Friedman ’74

Columnist, New York Times

Yosri Fouda ‘92

Editor/Presenter at The Fifth Estate السلطة الخامسة, DW (عربية) 

Yousef Gamal El-Din '07

Anchor at Bloomberg TV


Ahmed Hassan Said ‘85

Founder and Chairman, IT For Computers (Global Brands)
One of the founders and former president of the Free Egyptians Party (FEP)

Caroline Maher ‘09

HR Manager, Peugeot Egypt 

Elijah Sarwat Bassily ‘91

Chairman and CEO, Virgitech        

Heba Hagras '82 '98

Advocate for Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Egypt, the Arab Region and worldwide 
International Disability Consultant

Ibrahim Hegazy '84 '87

Professor, Department of Management, The American University in Cairo

Karim Salem '97, '01

Faculty, British University in Egypt

Mohamed Mohyeldin ‘78

Managing Director, National Company for Chemical Industries

Sahar Hawary '81, '83

Board Member, Egyptian Football Association (EFA)

Sameh Makram Ebeid ’75

Managing Partner at Fikry Makram Ebeid Financial Consultants

Tarek Mohamed A. Hamid Radwan ’96 

Chairman of Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee

Science and Technology

Ahmed Zahran ’02

Co-Founder KarmSolar

Elham Fadaly '13

Research Scientist and Laser Integration Engineer at Apple

Reem Al Olaby (MSC ’11 PHD ’14)

Assistant Professor of Biology and Biotechnology at California North State University

Yaseen Abdel Ghaffar ’10

Founder of SolarizEgypt

Service and Philanthropy

Amena El-Saie ’11

Established Helm Organization

Raghda Mohamed M. El Ebrashi ’04, ’07

Chairperson and Founder Alashanek ya Balady (AYB)
Assistant Lecturer, German University in Cairo

Ramez Maher ’12

Established Helm Organization