About

ABANA Fellowship

The ABANA Fellowship is an annual program designed for graduate students who are currently pursuing an MBA or any business related degree. This ABANA initiative aims to foster the next generation of leaders in finance industry, who have a particular interest in the MENA region.

ABANA fellows are high-achieving MBA or EMBA candidates. Nominated by participating schools, the fellows take part in a two-day program that includes meetings with leading financial institutions and ABANA Board Members, introductions to mentors and opportunities to network with key players in business and finance. Fellows participate in the annual ABANA Achievement Award Dinner and receive a one-year complimentary student membership.

Fellows

Year Fellows
2021

Amir Abedrabo
University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Abdul Al-Asaad
Harvard Business School

Mohammad Alawawdeh
University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Yara Albeaini
The Wharton School

Jupier El-Asmar
McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University

Ahmed Farag
Harvard Business School

Dalia Halaby
Columbia Business School

Saadeddine Iskandarani
Columbia Business School

Mohammad Salhut
Columbia Business School

2019

Ahmad Nassar
Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business

Omar Al-Alami
Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business

Ghena Al Yaman
Olayan School of Business, American University of Beirut

Melanie Jabbour
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Wahid Masri
Harvard School of Business

Ahcene Ouldsaada
University of Miami

Omar Muaesher
Columbia Business School

David Abi Diwan
Columbia Business School

2018

Karim Ahmad
Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Joelle Barbar
Olayan School of Business, American University of Beirut

Ralph Khattar
Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Julien Medlej
Columbia Business School

Elena Roman
Olayan School of Business, American University of Beirut

Sabah Shaikh
Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

2017

Tala Al Jabri
Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Carl Ziade
Columbia Business School

2016

Jad Najjar
Columbia Business School

Marc Ziade
Columbia Business School

Ayshe Ulgen
Thunderbird School of Global Management

Tamara Abi Raad
Olayan School of Business, American University of Beirut

Mohamed Haj Hasan
Stanford Graduate School of Business

Naif Alhujilan
Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

2015

Rasha Salem
Columbia Business School

Mennatallah Shoukry
Columbia Business School

Samar Estephan
Columbia Business School

Sahar Sewaralthahab
McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University

Mohammad Alsaeedi
McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University

Faten Abdel Ahad
Olayan School of Business, American University of Beirut

Shireen Makarem
Olayan School of Business, American University of Beirut

Sara Chamas
Adnan Kassar School of Business, Lebanese American University

Ayman Kilzar
Adnan Kassar School of Business, Lebanese American University

Eman Barr
American University in Cairo School of Business

Bishoy Sabry
American University in Cairo School of Business

Saja Alhussein
Babson College School of Business

Almuthana Tawfiq
Babson College School of Business

Participating Schools

columbia-bschool
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thunderbird
aub-osb
babson
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Supporting Institutions

BlackRock
Bloomberg
morgan-stanley
Blackstone
PwC
Olayan
ABANA