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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.

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

    Hanoof Al Sughayer ’15 Humphrey Fellowship

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

    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 (chairman)

    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