Chairman of the Al Andalus Mosque Board of Directors and the driving force behind the proposed Al Andalus Library and Community Center. Successful developer and businessman. Born in Damascus, Syria to a well-to-do family. Earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from The University of Damascus. Immigrated to the US with his wife Aminah in 1987. First settled in Chicago, then moved to Naperville in 1991. 55 years old.
Rom Barkhordar (Tawfiq Qabbani) appeared this Summer in Ayad Akhtar's The Who and the What at Victory Gardens. Other notable Chicago credits include: In a Garden (A Red Orchid Theatre, Jeff nomination for best Actor); Night Over Erzinga (Silk Road Rising); Around the World in 80 Days (Lookingglass); The Elephant Man (Steppenwolf); and Pravda (Timeline). Mr. Barkhordar has also worked at The Goodman, Griffin, Lifeline, Eclipse, Defiant, Trap Door, City Lit, and Writer's. T.V. credits include Chicago Fire, Mind Games, Boss and The Beast.