Tharwat Abouraya


Tharwat Abouraya
Tharwat Abouraya, CTIE
Effective, socially aware executive leader (strategic partnership & profit engineer), political advocate and a published writer.

Chief Operating Officer Political Lobby - Washington D.C., USA
American Egyptian Strategic Alliance, assist U.S. policymakers in defining and shaping U.S. policies towards Egypt to develop a lasting alliance based on mutual respect, strategic security interests and a common quest for peace in the Middle East.

Current
- International Organization for the E-Tourism Industry, The Americas
- Travel Business CPR, USA

Previous
- AAA New York, USA
- American Express, USA

Education
Alexandria University, Egypt

Projects

- International Air Transport Association – travel management training manuals updated travel management training manuals
- The Travel Institute – professional education contributor - Professional Education Contributor
- Gerson Lehman Group (GLG Research) including McKenzie & Co. - Educator – top 23%

Publications
Diamond Expert Author (highest level) Ezine 7,921 clicks with 50 published online articles

Certifications
- CTIE (Certified Travel Industry Executive)
- The Travel Institute – 2005 – Present
- Certified Accessible Travel Advocate
- SNG (Special Needs Group) 2012 – Present

Volunteer Experience & Causes
- Friends of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina’s Co-Chair, DC/MD/VA & The Baltimore-Luxor-Alexandria Sister City Committee Member
- Founding Member American Egyptian Strategic Alliance - Political Advocacy
- Advisory Board Member and Entrepreneur Coach - Empowered Women International - Providing professional coaching to women small business owners & entrepreneurs
- Board of Directors Member - Egyptian American Cultural Association - EACA Arts/Culture

Causes Tharwat cares about:
- Economic Empowerment
- Education/Training
- Politics

Honors & Awards
- Disney Travel Agency of the Year Marketing Award, 2007 & 2008
- Winner of 2000 Amex Leadership Award (exemplary leadership during crisis, innovation, change or challenging economy)