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 Syracuse University grads seeking job opportunities, creating new alumni events, and developing academic programs in the region. 

Please contact Jason Feulner,, with any questions.

2020-2021 Members

Reda Raad ’95 WSM, Council Chair

Iman (AlBahar) Al Qatami ’79 ECS
Assistant Managing Director, Anwar Al Qatami & Company 

Sahibzada Yusuf Ali Khan G’00 MAX
Managing Director, Citigroup Inc. 

Carol Azar ’92 ECS
Associate Professor, Lebanese American University 

Nithya Bandi ’07 ECS
Program Manager, Medtronic 

Nabil Habayeb ’80, G’82 ECS
President & CEO, Middle East & Africa, General Electric Company 

Farhad Khalilnia ’81 ECS
CEO, Penta Corporate Hosting Ltd. 

Shawez Sabri ’83 A&S, G’89 MAX
Managing Director, AJS Techno Flow 

Mike Venutolo ’77 ECS
Managing Director, Raymond International W.L.L. 

Nabeel Waheed ’80 WSM
Executive Vice President, Mashreq Bank 

Yousef Yasmineh ’00 ECS
General Manager, CPL Aromas Dubai 

Ahmed Youssef ’99 IST