Alumni Central was founded in 2011 and registered with the Lebanese Ministry of Interior (under license number /أد1141) on June 27 2012, with the objectives of: a) discovering like-minded people, creating solid friendships and enjoying a sense of belonging; b) developing a strong professional network consisting of leading global alumni and achievers; and c) giving back to the community.
Our vision is to be catalysts and change agents in Lebanon by a) bringing together alumni of leading international universities and key achievers, b) stimulating business networking, talent synergy and the exchange of ideas; and c) supporting and enabling selected high impact socio-economic development initiatives by providing support and in-house expertise to relevant stakeholders.
To help make our vision a success, we are proactively collaborating with civil society, volunteers, corporations, partners, local alumni groups, and our own networks. Naturally, your support is vital for achieving our vision, and as such we invite you to join and/or support us in making a difference. We hence invite and encourage you to learn more about Alumni Central.
Alumni Central was founded in 2012 by nine Lebanese alumni of leading global universities. They were brought together with a shared vision to bring together like minded graduate to become catalysts and agents for change in Lebanon. These founding members were: Wael Abul Rahaman (Chicago), Jocelyne Gerges (McGill), Lea Hakim (Yale), Youssef Heneine (Harvard), Khatchig Karamanoukian (Oxford), Wael Kechli (IE) and Marcel Stephan (LSE)
Alumni Central strives to fulfil its vision by bring alumni together to engage in various impactful
community projects of its own design or in partnership with NGOs.
We also give back to our members by organizing professional development and fun social events
We bring together our alumni members with partner NGOs to engage in impactful projects, project with tangible results
We help build a professional network of high-caliber alumni and achievers, and provide our members with development enablers, employment and entrepreneurship opportunities, and talent synergy
We organize and support social events conducive to developing and maintaining friendships, with interests or hobby pooling prospects. We also try to realize synergy opportunities between social events and community service projects
In order to realize its vision to become a "catalysts and change agents in Lebanon," Alumni Central seeks to enjoin graduates of top global universities and key achivers to become members. Graduates of international universities and key achivers can bring with them their educational, professional, social, etc. experiences and learning to positively bear on giving back to Lebanese society. Alumni Central found that having top global university graduates as its member base would give it the best chance to give back to Lebanon in the most meaningful way.
Members of Alumni Central are graduates of the following universities:
|California Institute of Technology||Columbia University|
|Cornell University||Duke University|
|Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne||ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology|
|Harvard University||IE Business School|
|Imperial College London||INSEAD|
|Johns Hopkins University||Kings College London|
|London Business School||London School of Economics and Political Science|
|Massachusetts Institute of Technology||McGill University|
|Princeton University||Stanford University|
|University College London||University of California, Berkeley|
|University of California, Los Angeles||University of California, San Francisco|
|University of Cambridge||University of Chicago|
|University of Michigan - Ann Arbor||University of Oxford|
|University of Pennsylvania||University of Toronto|
If you belong to one of the above universities, then we encourage you to contact us about becoming members and start helping us giving back to the community, while discovering like-minded people, creating solid friendships, and developing a strong professional network.
Achievers can apply to Alumni Central, if they fulfill the following conditions: 1) Received a regional or international recognition and/or the applicant heads a multinational company or organization; 2) At least 21 years old; 3) Clean judicial record and good reputation; 4) Complying with the Alumni Central By-laws, adhering to the Association’s values, and actively seeking to achieve the Association’s objectives; and 5) hold a Bachelor Degree or higher university diploma.