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December 2023

Dear CAC Community,

As we approach the end of the calendar year and look forward to a well-deserved winter break, I am excited to share some CAC achievements in 2023 that have brought to life our mission to inspire students to learn, explore, and have fun.

CAC students have participated in engaging overnight experiential learning trips across all divisions, from elementary to middle and high school. These hands-on experiences have taken our students on captivating journeys throughout Egypt and the world, expanding their understanding and fueling their curiosity beyond the confines of the classroom. From the memorable elementary adventure in Fayoum, to the week-long middle school excursions to Siwa, Hurghada, and Luxor, and the high school engagements in Croatia, Denmark, Vietnam, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, Switzerland, and Italy, CAC students have broadened their horizons, embraced new cultures, and formed lasting friendships along the way.

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Board Goals 2023 - 23




The School Board will be composed of a minimum of six (6) members and up to a maximum of twelve (12) members from the following categories:

    • Representatives of Organizations and Institutions;
    • Elected Representatives; and
    • Appointed Representatives

HarisonDustinJoined the Board of Trustees in June 2023 as the US Naval Medical Research Unit-3 (NAMRU-3) Representative. Dr. Harrison is a US Navy Microbiologist and currently is the Director US NAMRU-3 Cairo, Detachment. Prior to his assignment, Dr. Harrison previously served as a Technical Collections and Requirements Officer, and Head of Laboratory Operations for the Department of Defense. Prior to that he was the Head of Operations, Molecular Diagnostics, and Immunodiagnostics for the Naval Medical Research Center, Biological Defense Research Directorate, and has served as a Department Head for the US Naval Medical Research Unit – 2 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, as well as several other postings. Dr. Harrison has a Master of Science degree in Pathobiology from the University of Wyoming specializing in Parasitology and Immunology; board certification in Medical Technology; and received his Ph.D. in Microbiology/ Molecular Biology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2010. Dr. Harrison and his wife Sara have 2 children attending CAC.


Ms. Sioud is the Management Counselor for Management Affairs at U.S. Embassy Cairo, Egypt.  Prior to Cairo, she was the Deputy Consul General at the U.S. Consulate in Erbil, Iraq, the Management Counselor at U.S. Embassy Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and the Deputy Chief of Mission at U.S. Embassy N’Djamena, Chad. Her other postings include the Executive Office of the Near Eastern Affairs &  South and Central Asian Affairs Bureaus, U.S. Embassies Singapore, Ulaanbaatar, Tripoli, Algiers, and Doha, and U.S. Consulates General Dubai and Auckland. She also served as the Political Advisor to the 1st Armored Division based in Tikrit, Iraq, and as a Civilian Observer with the Multinational Force & Observers in the Sinai. Prior to joining the Department of State, Ms. Sioud was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guinea, and worked with the United Nations World Food Program. She is married with two school aged children.


KHORSHID DALIAMs. Khorshid joined the Board in July 2022 as an appointed representative.  Ms. Khorshid is a committed mother of two boys and a girl, with the youngest son attending CAC in grade 7.   

Dalia Khorshid is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director at Beltone Financial Holding (BTFH.CA) – a leading, full-fledged investment bank in the MENA Region. Khorshid boasts over 25 years of global experience in various leadership roles across the banking and financial sector, having advised on landmark transactions including private placements, investment strategies, and M&A deals in the region. 

H.E. Dalia Khorshid’s career spanned the private and public sectors. She founded and chaired MASAR Financial Advisory and Eagle Capital for Financial Investment where she advised on fundraising, corporate finance, project finance, M&A advisory and management of more than 50 strategic investments and transactions worth c.USD 44 billion. Khorshid is also the former Minister of Investment for the Government of Egypt where she led the charge on the country’s investment law and successfully launched Egypt’s 3-5-year IPO program. 

Prior to her ministerial tenure, Khorshid spent 11 years as Executive Vice President & Group Treasurer at Orascom Construction Limited and Head of Investment Banking and Corporate Finance at OCI NV (2008-2016) where she successfully spearheaded the groups’ multi-billion-dollar fundraising initiatives. Khorshid was the Vice President of Corporate Finance and Investment Banking at Citibank for the MENA region (1997-2005) where she brought numerous multi-million-dollar deals to completion. Khorshid started her corporate career at Commercial International Bank (CIB) (1994- 1996). 

In addition, Khorshid has held board appointments across local and regional private and public sector organizations. She is the former Chairwoman of the General Authority for Investment and Free Zone (2016-2017), Chairwoman of Egypt’s Dispute Resolutions Committee (2016-2017), Chairwoman of the Sovereign Wealth Fund 

Committee (2016-2017), Founder and Executive Head of the Supreme Investment Counsel (2016-2017), Board Member at the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation EGPC (2016-2017), Board Member at New Cairo Urban Communities Authority NUCA (2016-2017), Board Member at the Industrial Development Authority (2016-2017), Board Member at the Agricultural Development Authority ADA (2016-2017), and Board Member at the General Authority for Suez Canal Economic Zone (2016-2017). 

In recognition of her impact across the market, Khorshid was recognized in 2017 by Forbes Magazine as one of the most powerful Arab women. 

She holds a BA in Business Administration from The American University in Cairo (AUC). 


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