AlumniGraduation

Notable Alumni

Leadership

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah ’91

Queen of Jordan

 

Maumoon Abdul Gayoom ‘69

Former President of the Maldives

 

Diplomacy and Government

H.E. Rania Al Mashat ’95

Egypt's Minister of Tourism

 

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

Assistant Minister for International Relations

Ministry of State for Administrative Development

 

Farkhonda Hassan ’67

Former Secretary General, National Council for Women

Former Member of the Shura Council

Former Professor, The American University in Cairo

 

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 

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 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. 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

Asstistant Admininstrator 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

 

Sahar Ahmed Nasr ’85, ’90 

Minister, Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation

 

H.E. Dr. Sameh Abuel Enein '86

Assistant Foreign Minister and Director of the Egyptian Diplomatic Institute

 

Sherif Mansour ‘94

Advisor to the Minister for Facility Management, Ministry of Finance

 

Tarek Amer '80

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

 

Parliamentarians

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)

 

Tarek Mohamed A. Hamid Radwan ’96 

Chairman and CEO, Horizon

Banking

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

 

Hassan Abdallah, '82 '94
Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Arab African International Bank, Egypt

 

Heba Handoussa ’66 

Managing Director, Economic Research Forum

 

Hisham Okasha  ’90, ’94 

Chair, National Bank of Egypt

 

Lobna Hilal '83, '89

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.)

 

Business 

Abdullah S. Jum’ah ’65

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

 

Adel Garas '86

Asia Pacific Region President, PepsicCo

 

Eng. Ahmed Mostafa El Bakry ’87, ’90

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Olympic Group

 

Asaad Kelada ’61

Director, Asaad Kelada Trust, USA

 

Ashraf Moh. Mounir El Afifi ’91

President, India, Middle East, Henkel Corporation

 

Bahaa Hussein Mahmoud ’86

General Manager and Learning Officer, Abu Dawood Group

 

Eng. Emad Zaki El Sewedy ’88

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

 

Hatem Mohamed Galal Dowidar ’01

Chief Operating Officer, Etisalat Group

 

Hisham El-Khazindar '96

Co-Founder and Managing Director, Qalaa Holdings

AUC Trustee

 

Karim Ramadan ‘88

General Manager Communications Sectors MEA, Microsoft Gulf

 

Mohammad Abughazaleh '67

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Del Monte Fresh Produce Company

Former AUC Trustee

 

Mohamed Samir Abdel Razzak ‘89

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

 

Mohamed Shafik Gabr ’73

Chairman and Managing Director, ARTOC Group for Investment & Development

 

Mustafa Abdel-Wadood ’91

Partner and Chairman of the Management Executive Committee, Abraaj Group

 

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

 

Education

Afaf Lutfi Al Sayyed Marsot ’52

Professor Emerita, University of California

 

Edward Walker 

Christian A. Johnson Distinguished Professor, Hamilton College

 

Freeman Hrabowski

President of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County

 

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

 

Entrepreneurship

Dina El-Mofty '98

CEO, Injaz, Egypt

 

Mohamed A. Abdel Wahed Rafea ’03, ’11

Co-Founder, Managing Partner and CEO, Bey2ollak.com

 

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

 

Perihan Abou Zaid ’09

Online Sales Account Strategist, Google Inc. 

 

Raghda Mohamed M. El Ebrashi ’04, ’07

Chairperson and Founder Alashanek ya Balady (AYB)

Assistant Lecturer, German University in Cairo

 

Rana el Kaliouby ’98, ’00

Co-Founder and CEO, Affectiva

AUC Trustee

 

Wael Ahmed Amin ’93, ‘06 

Co-Founder, ITWorx

Partner, Sawari Ventures

 

Arts, Media and Entertainment

Amr Waked '96

Owner, Zadcomm

 

Amina Khalil '09

Actress
 

Angie Wegdan '04

Actress and Video Editor

 

Asser Ashraf Yassin ’04

Actor​

 

Benjamin Wedeman '81

Senior International Correspondent, CNN

 

Haifaa Almansour ’97

Film Maker, Saudi Cinema

 

Jala El Hadidi '05, '07

Singer

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2013 

 

Khaled Aboul Naga '89

Actor

 

Lamees Al Hadidi ‘87,’90

Managing Editor and Bureau Chief, Alam El Yom

Egyptian journalist and broadcast presenter 

Presenter, Hona al Asema (daily news show)

Weekly Columnist, Al-Masry Al-Youm (newspaper)

 

Lawrence Wright '71

Staff Writer, The New Yorker Magazine

 

Lubna Abdel Aziz ‘54

Anchor, Egyptian Radio and Television

 

Louis Greiss ‘55*

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

 

Mahmoud El Esseily '06

Singer

 

Mai Kamal Kholosy '14

Singer

 

Mohamed Hisham Abbass ’88

Singer

 

Mohamed Imam '07

Actor

 

Mona El Shazly ‘96

TV Presenter, CBC - TV Network

 

Mona El Tahawi ’90, ’92 

Managing Editor, Arabic Women's eNews

 

Nesma Mahgoub '13

Singer

 

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

 

Rami Imam '98

Director

 

Riham El Sahly ’93, ‘97

News Anchor, El Mehwar TV Channel

 

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

Commencement Awards

ALUMNI AWARDS

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