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    MENAT Regional Council

    The MENAT Regional Council is made up of devoted alumni, friends, and business leaders who volunteer their time to strengthen Syracuse University’s presence in the Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey. This includes building a stronger philanthropic base, increasing support for recruiting new students from the region, expanding career networking opportunities for local alumni and recent SU grads seeking job opportunities, creating new alumni events, and developing academic programs in the region.

    Dr. Khaled AlAjmi, G’11
    General manager, Safeer Program of the Ministry of Higher Education

    Tony Azzi, LAW ’10
    Legal Counsel, Enshaa PSC

    Iman (Al Bahar) Al Qatami, ’79 (founding member)
    Principal, Al Qatami Trading Company

    Taha Arvas, ’02
    Partner, Enarge Ltd.

    Carol Azar, G’92, G’96
    Associate professor, the Lebanese University

    Gina Barbone, G’10

    Nabil Habayeb, ’80, G’82 (founding member)
    President and CEO, GE Middle East, North Africa and Turkey

    Farhad Khalilnia, ’81
    Owner, Penta

    Reda Raad, 95 (founding member)

    Shawez Sabri, ’84, G’89
    General Manager, SUFA LTD

    Mike Venutolo, ’84 (founding member)
    CEO of Raymond International Pipeline Services Group

    Ahmed Youssef, ’99
    Partner, McKinsey & Company