Mr. Borno was born and raised in Gaza until his teen years. At American University of Beirut, he earned his bachelor’s degree of civil engineering in 1976, he was the President of the Civic Welfare League that took the students’ council responsibility during the Lebanese Civil War. He lived in Kuwait where he worked and partnered with his family in a commercial and industrial company until 1990. He later immigrated to the United States and had his own commercial company. Mr. Borno lives in Charlotte, NC, with his wife Reem, who is also an engineer. Both are the proud parents of four daughters – all holders of graduate and post-graduate degrees. Mr. Borno is the President of the Palestinian American Community Center (PACC) and Member of the Board of Directors of the Arab American Council of the Carolinas. He recently was invited to join the board of directors of Know Thy Heritage (KTH). Mr. Borno worked and is closely associated with several university students and community organizations. He also has good working relations with organizations nationally and internationally with focus and vision serving the community, those in need, the Palestinian in diaspora and the homeland cause.