Notable Alumni


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



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 of Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee



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
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.)

Assem Ragab '97

Chairman, Credit Agricole



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


Mohamed Shelbaya '90

Chairman and Managing Director, PepsiCo International, Egypt

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


Khalil El Bawab '98

Co-CEO & Managing Director, Misr Capital Investments


Omar Radwan '97

Chief Operating Officer, Misr Capital Investments



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



Dina El-Mofty '98

CEO, Injaz, Egypt


Mohamed A. Abdel Wahed Rafea ’03, ’11

Co-Founder, Managing Partner and CEO,


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


Angie Wegdan '04

Actress and Video Editor


Asser Ashraf Yassin ’04



Benjamin Wedeman '81

Senior International Correspondent, CNN


Haifaa Almansour ’97

Film Maker, Saudi Cinema


Jala El Hadidi '05, '07


BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2013 


Khaled Aboul Naga '89



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



Mai Kamal Kholosy '14



Mohamed Hisham Abbass ’88



Mohamed Imam '07



Mona El Shazly ‘96

TV Presenter, CBC - TV Network


Mona El Tahawi ’90, ’92 

Managing Editor, Arabic Women's eNews


Nesma Mahgoub '13



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



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


AUC's Alumni Awards Ceremony is an annual celebration hosted by the Office of Advancement and Communications to celebrate AUC graduates who have exhibited exceptional dedication and made a remarkable difference to their careers and communities.