McKinsey Achievement Award Winner 2020

2019 Graduate of Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics, Magna Cum Laude

Graduated 2019
Liana Abou Zaki

About the award

About Liana Abou Zaki


  • Graduated with a BBA in Economics & Minor in Political Science
  • Magna Cum Laude honors
  • Outstanding Economics Student Award (awarded annually to 1 graduating student per major, est. top 5% of cohort)
  • Featured on the Dean’s List 6 times
  • Beta Gamma Sigma honor society lifetime member


  • First AUD student to intern at Google / first hire without prior industry experience (Worked independently on a Strategy and Operations project for the MENA Regional Director and Strategy Manager)
  • Co-Founded Asem, a social impact startup designing cooling wearables for outdoor workers that won an Expo 2020 Live grant out of more than 500 applicants.

Leadership (previous):

  • Co-Founder and President of the United Nations Global Compact club at AUD
  • Inaugural UN Global Compact local network Youth Ambassador
  • President and Special Advisor of the UAE delegation at the Harvard College in Asia Program


  • Done a backpacking tour of Japan
  • Practice meditation, yoga, and boxing

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