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

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

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

H.E. Amb. Walid Abdel Nasser ’83, ’85

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

H.E. Dr. Mohamed El Sherif ’79

Former Minister, Ministry of Local Development

H.E. Dr. Sameh Abuel Enein '86

Assistant Foreign Minister and Director of the Egyptian Diplomatic Institute

H.E. Rania Al Mashat ’95

Egypt's Minister of Tourism

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 

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

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

Sahar Ahmed Nasr ’85, ’90 

Minister, Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation

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

Governor, Central Bank of Egypt

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

 

Entertainment

Abu Bakr Shawky ’10

Writer and Director

Ahmed El Attar ’93

Founder and General Manager of Orient Productions

Amina Khalil '09

Actress

Amr Waked '96

Actor
Owner, Zadcomm

Angie Wegdan '04

Actress and Video Editor

Asser Ashraf Yassin ’04

Actor

Gala El Hadidi '05, '07

Singer
BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2013 

Haifaa Almansour ’97

Film Maker, Saudi Cinema

Injy El Mokkaddem ’97

Actress

Khaled Aboul Naga '89

Actor

Mahmoud El Esseily '06

Singer

Mai Kamal Kholosy '14

Singer

Mohamed Abu El Enin (Abu) ’02

Singer

Mohamed Hisham Abbass ’88

Singer

Mohamed Imam '07

Actor

Nesma Mahgoub '13

Singer

Rami Imam '98

Director

Tarek El Ebiary ’12

Actor

Yosra El Lozy ’07

Actress

 

Athletes

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

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

 

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

Assem Ragab '97

Chairman, Credit Agricole

Hassan Abdallah, '82 '94
Former 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.)

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

 

Business

Abdullah S. Jum’ah ’65

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

Adel Garas '86

Asia Pacific Region President, PepsicCo

Ahmed Rady ’97

General Manager at The Coca Cola Company

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

Basel Mashhour ’04

Co-Founder of The Bakery Shop (TBS)

Sameh El Sadat ’05

Co-Founder of The Bakery Shop (TBS) 

Tarek El Nazer ’06

Co-Founder of The Bakery Shop (TBS)

Eng. Ahmed Mostafa El Bakry ’87, ’90

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Olympic Group

Eng. Emad Zaki El Sewedy ’88

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

Hadeer Shalaby ’11

Youngest Regional Director of Careem Bus

Hatem Mohamed Galal Dowidar ’01

Chief Executive 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

Khaled Bichara ’93

Chief Executive Officer, Orascom Development Holding

Khalil El Bawab '98

Co-CEO and Managing Director, Misr Capital Investments

Moataz El Hout ’91

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at 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 at Fawry Egypt

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 and Development

Mohamed Shelbaya '90

Chairman and Managing Director, PepsiCo International, Egypt

Mostafa Kandil ’15

Co-Founder of Swvl

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

 

Education

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

Nevenka Korica ’99

Director of the Center for Arabic Study Abroad Program at Harvard University’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies

 

Entertainment

Benjamin Wedeman '81

Senior International Correspondent, CNN

Jasmine Taha Zaky ’92 ’97

Presenter, Ambassador Aziza TV Show
Presenter, the opera program from the Cairo Opera House
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
Representative of the International Herald Tribune in Egypt

Lamees Al Hadidi ’87 ’90

Egyptian journalist and broadcast presenter 
Presenter, Alkahera Alaan (weekly news show)

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, CBC - TV Network

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

Presenter of, 8 El Sobh (morning show)

Riham El Sahly ’93 ’97

Presenter, Al Mowagha (daily evening talk show)

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

 

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

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)

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

Reem Al Oraby (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

*Deceased

Commencement Awards

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