Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, Chairman of Al Habtoor Group met with Lisa Anderson, President of the American University in Cairo (AUC) on Tuesday, January 21 at his office on Al Wasl Road. Ms Anderson came to personally inform Mr. Al Habtoor that he will receive an Honourary Doctorate from the respected American university. She was accompanied by Moataz Al-Alfi, Chairman, Americana – who is also Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees at AUC and Mary Iskander, Senior Advisor to the President, AUC. Mr. Al Habtoor has long been a supporter of the AUC. In 2010 he donated $5 million to finance a Football and Track Stadium in his name at the Cairo campus. He visited the university to officially inaugurate the Olympic standard track and stadium the same year. It is part of the AUC Campus.
The President of the AUC said the university wanted to recognise Mr. Al Habtoor’s contribution to AUC and invited Mr. Al Habtoor to formally accept the honorary doctorate Stadium and Track. She also presented the Chairman with an Impact Report so he could see the benefits of his contribution. Among other events, the stadium was used to host the Egyptian Special Olympics in 2013.