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researcher , Civil engineer

Fuad Akil Rihani, Jordanian, Saudi Arabian civil engineer, researcher. United States Agency for International Development scholar, 1954-1959, Fulbright scholar, 1963-1964. Director Middle East Policy Council, Washington, since 1992. Member American Society of Civil Engineers, Institute Transportation Engineers, Transportation Research Board.

Background

Rihani, Fuad Akil was born on September 30, 1937 in Al-Husn, Jordan. Son of Akil Odeh and Tamam Bidaiwi (Ayyoub) Rihani.

Education

Bachelor of Civil Engineering, American University, Beirut, 1959. Master of Science in Transportation, North Carolina State University, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy in Transportation, North Carolina State University, 1974.

Career

Project engineer, Ministry of Public Works, Jordan, 1959-1963; project manager, M. Binladin Organisation, Saudi Arabia, 1965-1968; highway planning engineer, North Carolina DOT, Raleigh, 1968-1973; chief transportation systems planning, North Carolina DOT, Raleigh, 1973-1975; associate professor, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, 1975-1978; chief engineer, M. Binladin Organisation, Saudi Arabia, 1978-1982; director R & D, M. Binladin Organisation, Saudi Arabia, 1982-1990; director R & D, Saudi Binladin Group, Saudi Arabia, since 1990.

Membership

Director Middle East Policy Council, Washington, since 1992. Member American Society of Civil Engineers, Institute Transportation Engineers, Transportation Research Board.

Connections

Married Katherine Elizabeth Ketner, August 23, 1969. Children: Elizabeth Tamam, Kristin Awatif, John Akil.

father:
Akil Odeh Rihani

mother:
Tamam Bidaiwi (Ayyoub) Rihani

spouse:
Katherine Elizabeth Ketner

children:
Kristin Awatif Rihani

John Akil Rihani

Elizabeth Tamam Rihani