Waleed J. Iskandar, age 34 of Boston and London, a consultant with the Monitor Group, was killed September 11, 2001 in New York City while on American Airlines Flight 11. He was born in Beirut. In 1984, he came to the United States and graduated from Stanford University in 1989, earning a bachelor of science degree and a master of science degree with distinction in industrial engineering and computer science.
Mr. Iskandar moved to Boston in 1990 to begin his career as a consultant with the Monitor Group, a leading global strategy consulting firm in Cambridge. In 1993, he earned a master's degree in business administration from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar. He worked extensively in the United States, Korea, and throughout Europe. He established Monitor Group's Istanbul office and helped develop Monitor's Central/Eastern European and Middle East operations. Most recently, he was living in London and was head of Europe for Monitor's digital strategy unit.
He loved to travel and recently returned from a vacation to Greece, where he and his fiancee were planning to be married in July. He was a food and wine enthusiast who enjoyed yoga. He was fluent in French and Arabic.
Mr. Iskander leaves his parents, Joseph and Samia of Los Angeles; his fiancee, Nicolette Cavaleros of London; a brother, Sany, of Sudbury; a sister, May Marconet of Los Angeles; and six nephews and nieces.
A memorial service will be held Monday, September 24, 2001 at 10 a.m. in St. Paul's Church in Harvard Square in Cambridge.
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