The EAO News!!

**Getty Villa Event on August 4th for members only.

**The EAO 40th Anniversary Gala on September 15th, 2024.

**RSS Scholarship Application Submission Due July 31. 

The EAO will award two students $1000 each.  

Scholarship Application Link https://forms.gle/RkMRxbsG2tX7Maam6

***The EAO Awards Committee is seeking nominations for two outstanding awards: 

Youth Leadership Award nominations due on July 30th

Outstanding Achievement Award nominations due on September 15

About the EAO

The Egyptian American Organization (EAO) was founded in 1984 with the following goals:

The EAO plans several annual functions, which include but are not limited to events such as the “Outstanding Achievement Award” ceremony, educational lectures by prominent speakers, and other social and recreational events which attract adults, youth and children.

The EAO is a nonprofit tax-exempt California corporation which relies on the volunteer work of its members, most of whom are professionals giving their time, effort and resources to accomplish the successful program that the organization offers.

The EAO’s bylaws allow various forms of membership for Egyptian Americans and others who are interested in the Egyptian culture and the EAO’s activities.

EAO Past Chairs

1985 Dr. Mahmoud E. Bayar

1986 Dr. Mahmoud E. Bayar

1987 Dr. Afaf Lutfi Al-Sayyid Marsot

1988 Mr. Cherif Youssef

1989 Dr. Telal Wassel

1990 Ms. Abla Magid

1991 Dr. Abdel-Moneim Afifi

1992 Dr. Tarek Fathy

1993 Dr. Merit Shoucri

1994 Dr. Said Helmy

1995 Dr. Ahmad Abdalla

1996 Mr. Nabil El Etreby

1997 Dr. Mahmoud E. Bayar

1998 Dr. Mahmoud E. Bayar

1999 Dr. Amer El Ahraf

2000 Dr. Abd El Mageed Ahmed

2001 Dr. Samy Adham

2002 Dr. Yahya Sanadidi

2003 Dr. Mostafa Zayed

2004 Dr. Mostafa Zayed

2005 Dr. Amer El-Ahraf

2006 Drs. Omar El Sawy & Yahya El Sanadidi

2007 Dr. Tawfik Ayoub

2008 Dr. Nagui Elyas

2009 Ms. May Mikhail

2010 Dr. Amany El Ghamrawy

2011 Dr. Faiza Shereen

2012 Mr. Wahid Boctor

2013 Mr. Said Hilmy

2014 Dr. Amer El-Ahraf

2015 Dr. Yehia Mortagy

2016 Dr. Mohammad Kamal

2017 Ms. Azza Akkad

2018 Dr. Tawfik Ayoub

2019 Mrs. Nancy Ibrahim

2020 Mrs. Nancy Ibrahim

2021 Mrs. Essraa Nawar

2022 Mrs. Amani Kamel

2023 Mrs. Jihan Medhat & Mrs. Sawsan Andrawis

Thank you to Ahmed Hamdi the Award-winning Egyptian Architect and Music Composer.

Check out his music video here

Ahmed Hamdi is the principal and founder of Ahmed Hamdi Architects, an award winning, multi-disciplinary design firm based in Cairo, Egypt. Hamdi holds a BSc degree in Architecture from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Helwan university, and a masters of science degree in Environmental Design and Engineering from U.CL., the United Kingdom.

Throughout his professional practice as an architect, interior and furniture designer for more than 22 years, Hamdi has gained vast design experience through working on diverse projects that varied in scale, nature and location, ranging from Large scale educational institutes, residential compounds, office building complexes and marinas, to apartment building, villas and commercial stores in the Middle East, Europe and the USA.

In addition to managing A H Architects, Hamdi has completed four years of teaching at the American university in Cairo’s architectural department where he has introduced the Egyptian Architectural heritage course. He also a frequent lecturer on different design and sustainability topics, where he regularly gives seminars and speeches at commercial chambers, such as the German chamber of commerce and the Egyptian-Canadian business council, and local and international educational institutes, such as the Milan polytechnic university in Italy. He is also an active member of a various business affiliations where he has participated in a number of official trade missions, such as the Egyptian-Canadian business council, where he founded the Youth committee, and the Egyptian junior business men association, where he founded the Green building Committee

Hamdi has won multiple design awards for his work, such as the 2017 Cairo design awards and the Design + Industry EFEC Award, The 2016 Now off award in paris and his product and furniture designs have been displayed in Local and international exhibitions, such as the Maison et Objet exhibition in Paris, France and the Furnex exhibition in Egypt.

Before establishing Ahmed Hamdi Architects, he has worked as an architect at Rafael Vinoly Architects (R.V.A) in New york, U.S.A, held a senior project manager position through working with CDC Abdel Halim for seven years.