About ABANA

The ABANA Fellowship

DSC_0255The 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.

2018 Fellows:

  • Karim Ahmad, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • Joelle Barbar, American University of Beirut – Olayan School of Business
  • Ralph Khattar, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • Julien Medlej, Columbia Business School
  • Elena Roman, American University of Beirut – Olayan School of Business
  • Sabah Shaikh, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • 2017 Fellows:

    • Tala Al Jabri, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
    • Carl Ziade, Columbia Buisness Scool

    2016 Fellows:

    • Jad Najjar, Columbia Business School
    • Marc Ziade, Columbia Buisness Scool
    • Ayshe Ulgen, Thunderbird School of Global Management
    • Tamara Abi Raad, Suliman S. Olayan School of Business, American University of Beirut
    • Mohamed Haj Hasan, Stanford Graduate School of Business
    • Naif Alhujilan, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

    2015 Fellows:

    • 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, Suliman S. Olayan School of Business, American University of Beirut
    • Shireen Makarem, Suliman S. 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

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    Supporting Institutions:

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    Contact:

    To learn more about the ABANA Fellowship contact Nada Ezzat at [email protected]