Arab American Business & Professional Association

The Arab-American Business and Professional Association is thrilled to introduce our newly elected board of directors, featuring the accomplished businessman Sami Bader and the dedicated humanitarian Ekram Hanna. We are honored to have these outstanding individuals join our organization, and we look forward to the valuable contributions they will bring to our community.

Sami Bader

Sami Bader is a prominent figure in the business and real estate sectors, whose dedication to both professional success and community involvement has made a significant impact. With a distinguished background in business and real estate, Sami Bader has demonstrated his leadership abilities as a board member at Universal School in Bridgeview and as a valuable member of the community retail association advisory committee. His commitment to community advancement is further exemplified by his unwavering dedication to the well-being and progress of the Arab American community. As a devoted family man, Sami Bader’s passion for improving our community and empowering the Arab American population shines through in all his endeavors.

Ekram Hanna 

Ekram Hanna is a dedicated humanitarian and the newest addition to our board. Ekram serves as a director with the Middle East Immigrant and Refugee Alliance, where she passionately advocates for the rights and well-being of those in need. In addition to her impactful work in the nonprofit sector, Ekram is the proud owner of a boutique alteration business in Evanston, where she brings creativity and elegance to her community. Her leadership shone brightly as she took the reins as the lead organizer for the first-ever Middle East Festival on the North Side this past summer, bringing people together in celebration of diverse cultures. Ekram’s commitment to making a positive difference is truly inspiring, and we warmly welcome her to our team.