A native of Fez, Morocco, Adil Naji is President and Founder of Arabesque, Inc. a Design and Interior Decoration firm that specializes in Moorish Architecture. He also directs business development and strategic planning for Moresque, Ltd. in Morocco, and has expanded his company's worldwide network to include offices in Morocco, the UAE, and the USA, now employing over 200 master artisans, designers, and consultants.
Adil came to the United States in 1996 to pursue a business degree. He was awarded a full athletic scholarship from the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) for his soccer abilities. He graduated Magna Cum laude from UDC with a B.S. in Business Administration and Management in 1999. While at UDC, he was recognized by the National Honor Society in Business Administration, the National Consortium for Academics and Sports, and named All American Scholar for his superior academic achievement. He became an American citizen in early 2004.
Adil is currently developing software and a reference book for Moroccan architectural design and decoration.
In October 2004, Adil became Vice-President and Board Member of The Friendship Caravan. Proud to be an American but equally attached to his Moroccan roots, Adil has committed himself through the Caravan to his long-held belief that only by overcoming the barriers of ignorance and building bridges of people-to-people understanding can true peace be attained. He is dedicated to producing events that lead to more positive communication between Americans and Moroccans.