1986 – Present
Court, International, Legal, Technical, Travel.
Extensive translation/interpretation experience, lead simultaneous
Interpreter for the military tribunals / commission at Guantanamo Bay,
Cuba, worked with the U.S. States Attorney's Office, the U.S. Federal
Courts system, the Department of Homeland Security. An experienced
Bowne Global Immigration Court-Certified Interpreter. Berlitz Arabic
language Certified Instructor. Certified by Language Learning
Enterprises as an Arabic Over-the-Phone Interpreter.
1990 - 1999 President and Managing Director
EGYPT TOURS & TRAVEL, INC. Chicago, Illinois
Owner of nationally-recognized deluxe
tour operation with two offices in Illinois. Full managerial charge of
both offices, including ticketing clients, supervision of professional
staff, and communicating with airlines, incentive houses, travel agents,
and tour operators. Clients include the former Governor of the State of
Illinois and various news organizations.
1985 - 1990 Managing Director
SPHINX TOURS & TRAVEL, Chicago, Illinois
Managed regional office for domestic and international travel, shouldering
full responsibility for coordinating and generating business in 14 states.
Hired, trained, and supervised professional sales representatives. Liason
with agents, clients, international organizations, corporations,
suppliers, and wholesalers. Extensive communication with home office in
Cairo and regional offices in London, Paris, Rome, and Sweden required
excellent managerial skills and the ability to act under pressure with
diplomacy and a positive attitude. Promoted in 1986 from sales
representative to sales manager, and then in 1988 to managing director
1981 - 1985 Manager
PEACE TOURISM INC., Cairo, Egypt.
Managed busy Cairo office and tourism operations, including the
translation of relevant brochures. Promoted in 1983 from tour escort to manager
:CAIRO UNIVERSITY, Cairo, Egypt
--BA in English literature and
English-Arabic translation, with emphasis on comparative
Arabic and Englishlinguistics
1976--Diploma, Saint George College, Cairo, Egypt
COUNTRIES OF EXPERIENCE: Egypt,
Israel, Jordan, Syria, Iran, Turkey, England, Spain, and Switzerland
: References are available upon request.