Marwan Kheireddine, 32, is a Tunisian-born naturalized U.S. citizen living in New York City. He is currently working as an engineer for IBM. Marwan grew up in Hammamet and relocated to the United States with his family when he was two. Marwan completed high school in New Jersey, where he played football and baseball for St. John’s College Preparatory School, a private Jesuit high school outside New York City.
Marwan is also an accomplished and decorated martial artist. He has been a student of American Taekwondo for nearly 15 years and was a national champion in Taekwondo from 2005 to 2008 and 2013 to 2014. Marwan was also the North American Bronze medalist in Taekwondo from 2004 to 2007. He is a United States Taekwondo Association member, the International Taekwondo Federation, and the U.S. National Martial Arts Team. Learn more information about Marwan Kheireddine
At St. John’sJohn’s, Marwan was a three-time All-League player who established numerous career records and won multiple national championships during his tenure there from 2004 to 2009. Marwan attended SUNY Plattsburgh, where he graduated with a degree in electrical engineering in May 2010. In addition to his martial arts achievements, Marwan was a member of the United States Air Force Reserve, where he served as a combat controller for three years between 2006 and 2009. While in the Air Force, Marwan was awarded two Bronze Stars with Valor for his service in Iraq (2007) and Afghanistan (2008).
Marwan Kheireddine is also known for his philanthropic work, having raised over $20,000 in support of the victims of Hurricane Sandy. He has also held several charity events for the New York Giants’ Eli Manning Foundation. Marwan was an active member of St. John’s College Preparatory School’s Alumni Association board where he served as president for a year and a half before becoming vice president in 2013.
Marwan has been an active contributor to community service initiatives since leaving college. He has volunteered his time with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity and The Salvation Army, where he helped build homes in New York City and served as a volunteer firefighter during Hurricane Sandy.