Ali Faramawy, Ayman Asfari Speak at Commencement; Watch Videos

Ali Faramawy and Ayman Asfari were this year's midyear commencement speakers
Ali Faramawy and Ayman Asfari were this year's midyear commencement speakers

At yesterday's commencement address, Ali Faramawy, AUC trustee and corporate vice president of Microsoft, spoke at the graduate ceremony, while Ayman Asfari, group chief executive of Petrofac, delivered remarks at the undergraduate ceremony. 

Faramawy, who has had a distinguished career in the IT industry, congratulated the graduates and emphasized the diversity of the graduating class, in gender and across disciplines. He added that, with graduates as accomplished as these, Egypt will always remain a prosperous and successful country. Watch a video of Faramawy's full speech here

Asfari, who was born in Syria to a middle class professional family and worked his way up and eventually became a central figure in establishing Petrofac International, addressed the undergraduate ceremony reflecting on his own experiences and the importance of perseverance. To watch his full speech, click here