U.S.-Egypt Business Council and The American University in Cairo Launch Fellowship Program

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 10:45am

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-Egypt Business Council announced today their collaboration with The American University in Cairo (AUC) School of Business to launch the Egypt Fellowship Program, aiming to strengthen the bilateral relationship and provide a unique education opportunity to AUC students.  

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Chamber’s U.S.-Egypt Business Council, and the mission over the past four decades has been to bring the economies of the two countries closer together and grow the commercial relationship.

“Looking to the future, this new partnership with AUC aligns with our efforts and reflects what our companies are doing in Egypt—investing in people to build capacity,” said Steve Lutes, vice president of Middle East Affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “This fellowship will create new and lasting ties and open doors of opportunity for young entrepreneurs.”

The Egypt Fellowship Program will provide highly qualified, young professionals, an unparalleled opportunity to strengthen their leadership skills and gain an in-depth understanding on current and prospective U.S.-Egypt economic opportunities, while also providing insights into the intersection between business and government.

“Our mission at AUC School of Business is to develop entrepreneurial and responsible global business leaders and professionals who can make a difference “This fellowship will give many of our graduates the opportunity to strengthen those skills and practice them in a dynamic, competitive and agile business environment,” said Dr. Sherif Kamel, Dean of the School of Business at the American University of Cairo. “We are excited to partner with the U.S.-Egypt Business Council through the fellowship program which will be pivotal to the fellows’ exposure and career advancement; furthermore, it will provide them with invaluable educational and networking opportunities.”

The fellows will have the opportunity to work on crosscutting projects aimed at strengthening and further cultivating the commercial relationship between the United States and Egypt, focusing on three primary areas: policy formulation and advocacy, business expansion, and entrepreneurism.

A group comprised of representatives of AUC, the U.S.-Egypt Business Council and the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt are currently in the process of selecting fellows. If you are interested in applying for the fellowship, please find more information here. The first Egypt fellow is slated to start at the U.S.-Egypt Business Council in Washington, D.C. in September 2019 for a six-month program.