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AUC Alumni and Community Members Featured in Forbes Middle East 30 Under 30 for 2022

Abigail Flynn
October 9, 2022

Forbes Middle East chose seven AUC alumni and community members for their 30 Under 30 MENA cohort this weekend. Nominees were judged by the impact they’ve had on their field, their prospects for the future, the value of their funding and the number of awards they have received, amongst other measures.


Hadia Ghaleb



Hadia Ghaleb ‘14

Ghaleb is the founder of Ghaleb Production House, a digital production agency, and Hadia Ghaleb Brand. She graduated from AUC in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in business and economics. 






Ahmed El-Ghandour



Ahmed El-Ghandour ‘16

El-Ghandour co-founded the hit YouTube series El-Da7ee7 in 2014, which currently has over 1.5 billion views. He graduated from AUC in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in biology.






Nouran Gohar



Nouran Gohar ‘21

Ranked as the number one female squash player in the world, Gohar won eight out of twelve finals in the 2021/2022 season. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in construction engineering in 2021.






Dina Meshref



Dina Meshref '17

Meshref has won seven consecutive titles in table tennis and is a two-time gold medalist. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 2017.






Fatma El Shenawy



Fatma El Shenawy '14

Shenawy helped to launch the startup Khazna which aims to provide financial assistance to underserved Egyptian communities. She graduated from AUC with a bachelor’s degree in actuarial science in 2014.






Mousa Salem



Mousa Salem

In 2020, Salem co-founded a medical developing and manufacturing company named Colibri Care. He currently works as a researcher and teaching assistant at AUC.






Belal El Megharbel



Belal El Megharbel

El Megharbel co-founded a business-to-business marketplace named MaxAB in 2018 which connects food and grocery retailers across Egypt. El Megharbel is a former student of AUC from 2009-2011