American Univesity of Beirut

Advisory Council & Steering Committee

​​​​Advisory Council ​

Mr. Omar Masri

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A graduate in finance from George Washington University, Omar subsequently completed a two-year training programme at the Philadelphia National Bank/Wharton Business School in the United States.

He then worked as a fund manager at Foreign & Colonial Emerging Markets in London, where he structured and managed the first regional Middle East investment fund.

​In 1996 he founded Atlas Investment Group, one of the leading Investment banks in the Middle East and North Africa. In 2004 the Arab Bank acquired Atlas and established it as its investment banking arm (AB Invest). Omar became Arab Bank's first Global Head of Investment Banking. 

Omar joined Edgo as a managing director in 2006. He is a board member of several local, regional and European public and private companies as well as financial institutions. He is a member of the Young Presidents' Organization in Jordan and was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

Mrs. Mai Masri
Masri Family

mai masri.jpgMai Masri is a director/producer who studied film at UC Berkeley and San Francisco State University where she received her BA in 1981. 

She has directed and produced sixteen award-winning films that have been screened worldwide and received more than 60 international awards including the Trailblazer award in Cannes, the Asia-Pacific Screen award in Australia and the Luchino Visconti Award in Italy. 

She has served as a trustee in several institutions including Television Trust for the Environment (UK), and Welfare Association steering committee in Lebanon. 

She also oversees the Masri Development Foundation projects in Lebanon.

Dr. Mohamed Harajli
American University of Beirut - Provost​

2rsz_mohammad_harajli.jpgProvost Mohamed Harajli holds the prestigious Al-Kharafi Endowed Chair in Construction Engineering, the highest academic distinction at AUB, awarded in 2013 following an international competitive search.

Former Acting Dean and Associate Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture (FEA), he is Professor of Structural and Earthquake Engineering and most recently served as Chairperson of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Prior to joining AUB, Dr. Harajli held academic positions at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and the University of Oklahoma, Norman. Since joining the University, he has served as expert advisor and consultant with an outstanding record of outreach activities and assistance to both the public sector and to non-governmental organizations. 

​Dr. Nesreen Ghaddar 
American University of Beirut - Endowed Qatar Chair in Energy Studies and Professor

rsz_dr_ghaddar_website_new.jpgNesreen Ghaddar is the Director of the Munib & Angela Masri Institute of Energy and Natural Resources, Endowed Qatar Chair in Energy Studies and Professor at the American University of Beirut. 

Dr. Ghaddar obtained her PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1985.

Her primary research focus is in the area of efficient cooling, thermal comfort, solar energy applications, and energy conversion.​


rsz_dr_ghaddar_website_new.jpg Chair | Dr. Nesreen Ghaddar | Department of Mechanical Engineering

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imageedit_2_4472886532.jpgDr. Abdel Fattah Abdel Rahman | Department of Geology

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Dr. Mohammad Ahmed | ​Department of Chemical Engineering 

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issam srour website.jpgDr. Issam Srour | Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 

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Mazen Al Ghoul.jpgDr. Mazen Al Ghoul | Department of Chemistry 

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Rabih Jabr.jpgDr. Rabih Jabr | Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering  

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Fadl Moukalled.jpgDr. Fadl Moukalled | Department of Mechanical Engineering

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