Fadlo R. Khuri, MD

​​Prior to joining AUB, Dr. Khuri was a faculty member at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas from 1995 until 2002. In 2002, he joined the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia where he was appointed to the Frances Kelly Blomeyer Chair in 2002 and the Roberto C. Goizueta Chair in translational research in 2007. Khuri was instrumental in leading t​​he development of several major cancer-related programs in the United States and was the principal investigator on a number of National Cancer Institute and American Cancer Society grants.

​The​ Board of Trus​​​tees​​

The Board of Trustees governs the university by establishing policy and exercising fiduciary responsibility for the long-term well-being of the institution. The board and its Executive Committee act on the recommendations from board committees, university offices, and the University Senate.​

​Current Members

William Zoghbi, MD
Vice Chair for Medicine and Health

Professor and Chairman, Department of Cardiology Elkins Family Distinguished Chair in Cardiac Health Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center Houston Methodist Hospital ​​Houston, Texas

Philip S. Khoury, PhD
Chairman of the Board

Ford International Professor of History and Associate Provost, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, Massachusetts

Nemeh Sabbagh
Co-Chairman and Treasurer of the University

Former Chief Executive Officer, Arab Bank Amman, Jordan​

Huda Y. Zoghbi, MD
Vice Chair​ for Academic Affairs​

​The Ralph D. Feigin Endowed Chair at Baylor College of Medicine Professor of Pediatrics, Molecular and Human Genetics, Neurology, and Neuroscience Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Founding Director, Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research I

Abdo George Kadifa
Vice Chair for Information Technology and​ Innovation

Managing Director and Partner Sumeru Equity Partners Palo Alto, California

Ada H​. Porter
Secretary of the University

New York, New York

Ayman Asfari
Non-Executive Director of the Board of Directors, Petrofac​

Beirut, Lebanon

David G. Bradley
Chair Emeritus, Atlantic Media

Washington, DC

Walid A. Chammah
​Former Co-President Morgan Stanley

London, United Kingdom

Hana El-Samad, PhD
Senior Vice President and Director of Science Integration, Innovation, and Insights, Altos Labs

Founding Principal Investigator, Altos Labs Former Kuo Family Endowed Professor in Biochemistry & Biophysics, UCSF San Francisco, California

Fouad Es-Said
Chairman and CEO of Transmed

Beirut, Lebanon

Kim Ghattas
Author and Journalist

Washington, D​C and Beirut, Lebanon

Nabil Antoine Habayeb
Senior Vice President - GE

President and CEO - GE Middle East, North Africa and Turkey Dubai, UAE

Randa El-Sayed Haffar
Managing Director, Citi Private Bank

Trustee, Elmer and Mamdouha Bobst Foundation New York, New York

Abdulsalam Haykal
CEO of Haykal Group (Transtek Systems, Haykal Media, TMS Mobile, Eastwards Projects)

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Philippe Raymond Jabre
Founder and CEO, Jabre Capital Partners

Geneva, Switzerland

Jafar J. Jafar, MD
Former Department of Neurosurgery Neurosurgeon-in-Chief New York University Medical Center

New York, New York

Amabel James

New York, New York

Sarine Karajerjian
Program Director at Arab Reform Initiative, Alumni Elected Trustee

​Beirut, Lebanon

Ricardo Karam
Media Personality / Entrepreneur, Alumni Elected Trustee​

​Beirut, Lebanon

Fadlo ​R. Khuri, MD
President, American University of Beirut

Beirut, Lebanon

Katherine Maher
Consultant, ​​U.S. Department of State on the Foreign Affairs Policy Board

San Francisco, California

Jacques P. Merab, MD
Cardiology S​pecialist

New York, New York​​

Maher Mikati
Chief Executive Officer, Areeba SAL Deputy CEO, M1 Group CEO, M1 Fashion

Beirut, Lebanon

Marwan Muasher, PhD
Vice President for Studies, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Amman, Jordan​

Carlos del Rio
Professor of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine

Decatur, Georgia​

William Dodge Rueckert
President, Oyster Management Group, LLC Southport, Connecticut

President, Cleveland H. Dodge Foundation New York, New York

Mu’taz Al-Sawaf​
Executive Board Member, Saudi Binladin Group Managing Director of the Architecture and Building Construction Division (ABCD)

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Tania Issa Semaan
Chairperson​ of Blu Stone Management Limited

Dubai, UAE

Talal Shair
Chairman-CEO of​ Dar Al Handasah

Amman, Jordan

Senator John E. Sununu
US Senator, New Hampshire 2003-09

Waterville Valley, New Hampshire

Viviane S. Tabar, MD
Chair, Department of Neurosurgery

Theresa C. Feng Chair for Neurosurgical Oncology ​Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center New York, New York

Fuad ​Tamer​, PhD​​
Senior Operating Partner, Francisco Partners

Hillsborough, California

​Kevin Taweel
Chairman, Asurion

San Mateo, California

Eve Troutt Powell, PhD
Professor of History and Africana Studies, University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania​

Franz-Josef Ulm, PhD​​
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology​ Cambridge, Massachusetts​

Kamel Wehbe
Consultant at the Boston Consulting Group – Dubai, Alumni Elected Trustee

Dubai, UAE​​

B. Philip Winder
Managing Director, Polygon Investment Management

Princeton, New Jersey

D. Scott Wise
Senior Counsel, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

New York, New York


Carol Bellamy
David R. Bickers, MD
Myrna Bustani
PW. Ronnie Coffman, PhD
Paul J. Collins
Ibrahim S. Dabdoub
Richard A. Debs, PhD, AUB Chair Emeritus
HE Salim El Hoss, PhD
Alexander T. Ercklentz
Alexander S. Geha, MD
Ray R. Irani, PhD
Farouk K. Jab​re
Hisham Izzat Jaroudi
Riad B. T. Kamal​
Herant Katchadourian, MD
Ann Z. Kerr-Adams
Joseph B. Martin, MD, PhD
Munib R. Masri
Thomas Q. Morris, MD, AUB Chair Emeritus
Ambassador Richard W. Murphy
Hutham Olayan
HE Leila A. Shar​af
James Wei, PhD
Ambassador Frank G. Wisner
José A. Zaglul, PhD

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