Board of Directors

Key officers 

*The Honorable Deborah K. Jones, Chair
Former U.S. Ambassador; Chair, Hollings Center for International Dialogue
United States
The Honorable Theodore H. Kattouf, President and Chief Executive Officer
Former U.S. Ambassador
United States
*The Honorable Nicholas A. Veliotes, Vice Chair
Former President, Association of American Publishers; former U.S. Ambassador and Assistant Secretary of State 
United States
*Dr. Odeh Aburdene, Treasurer
President, OAI Advisors
United States

members

Mr. Richard Abdoo (Emeritus) 
President, R.A. Abdoo & Co., LLC
United States

Mr. Hasan M. El-Khatib
President, Dena Corporation
United States
Mr. Hussam Abu Issa
Vice Chairman and COO
Salam International Investment Ltd.
Qatar
*Mr. D. Patrick Maley III
Retired Petroleum Executive
U.K.
Mr. Kutayba Yusuf Alghanim
Chairman, Alghanim Industries
www.kutaybaalghanim.com
Kuwait 
Professor Safwan M. Masri
Executive Vice President, Global Centers & Global Development, Columbia University
United States
Dr. Mondher Ben Ayed
President and CEO
TMI
Tunisia
Mr. Jonathan McKay
Product Lead, Facebook; former U.S. Foreign Service Officer 
United States
Ms. Katharine Cushing
Managing Principal, 7Sisters LLC, Founder
Newport Global Summit
United States
Ms. Mona Oswald
United States

The Honorable Robert S. Dillon (Emeritus)
Former Amideast President and CEO; former Deputy Commissioner General of UNRWA and U.S. Ambassador
United States

*Ms. Erica Pelletreau
Strategic Communications, Ford Foundation 
United States

Mr. Hisham Fahmy
CEO, The American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt (AmCham Egypt), Inc.
United States

The Honorable Robert H. Pelletreau (Emeritus)
Former U.S. Ambassador and Assistant Secretary of State 
United States

Mr. Antoine N. Frem
Chairman, INDEVCO Management Resources, Inc., Lebanon, and Chairman, Interstate Resources, Inc., USA
Lebanon

*The Honorable William A. Rugh
Former Amideast President and CEO; Former U.S. Ambassador
United States

*The Honorable Edward M. Gabriel
President, The Gabriel Company; former U.S. Ambassador 
United States
H.E. Leila Abdul Hamid Sharaf (Emerita)
Senator and former Minister
Jordan
*Dr. Mary Gray
Former Amideast Chair; Professor of Mathematics, American University
United States
Dr. Mostafa Terrab
President and CEO, Group OCP
Morocco
Dr. Taher Helmy
Senior Partner
Baker McKenzie
Egypt
Dr. Hillary Wiesner
Program Director, Transnational
Movements and the Arab Region, Carnegie Corporation of New York
United States
Mrs. Ghada Irani (Emerita)
United States

 

*Dr. Paul Jabber
President, Globicom Inc.
United States

 
  
  

*Executive Committee Members

Key officers 

*The Honorable Deborah K. Jones, Chair
Former U.S. Ambassador; Chair, Hollings Center for International Dialogue
United States
The Honorable Theodore H. Kattouf, President and Chief Executive Officer
Former U.S. Ambassador
United States
*The Honorable Nicholas A. Veliotes, Vice Chair
Former President, Association of American Publishers; former U.S. Ambassador and Assistant Secretary of State 
United States
*Dr. Odeh Aburdene, Treasurer
President, OAI Advisors
United States

members

Mr. Richard Abdoo (Emeritus) 
President, R.A. Abdoo & Co., LLC
United States

Mr. Hasan M. El-Khatib
President, Dena Corporation
United States
Mr. Hussam Abu Issa
Vice Chairman and COO
Salam International Investment Ltd.
Qatar
*Mr. D. Patrick Maley III
Retired Petroleum Executive
U.K.
Mr. Kutayba Yusuf Alghanim
Chairman, Alghanim Industries
www.kutaybaalghanim.com
Kuwait 
Professor Safwan M. Masri
Executive Vice President, Global Centers & Global Development, Columbia University
United States
Dr. Mondher Ben Ayed
President and CEO
TMI
Tunisia
Mr. Jonathan McKay
Product Lead, Facebook; former U.S. Foreign Service Officer 
United States
Ms. Katharine Cushing
Managing Principal, 7Sisters LLC, Founder
Newport Global Summit
United States
Ms. Mona Oswald
United States

The Honorable Robert S. Dillon (Emeritus)
Former Amideast President and CEO; former Deputy Commissioner General of UNRWA and U.S. Ambassador
United States

*Ms. Erica Pelletreau
Strategic Communications, Ford Foundation 
United States

Mr. Hisham Fahmy
CEO, The American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt (AmCham Egypt), Inc.
United States

The Honorable Robert H. Pelletreau (Emeritus)
Former U.S. Ambassador and Assistant Secretary of State 
United States

Mr. Antoine N. Frem
Chairman, INDEVCO Management Resources, Inc., Lebanon, and Chairman, Interstate Resources, Inc., USA
Lebanon

*The Honorable William A. Rugh
Former Amideast President and CEO; Former U.S. Ambassador
United States

*The Honorable Edward M. Gabriel
President, The Gabriel Company; former U.S. Ambassador 
United States
H.E. Leila Abdul Hamid Sharaf (Emerita)
Senator and former Minister
Jordan
*Dr. Mary Gray
Former Amideast Chair; Professor of Mathematics, American University
United States
Dr. Mostafa Terrab
President and CEO, Group OCP
Morocco
Dr. Taher Helmy
Senior Partner
Baker McKenzie
Egypt
Dr. Hillary Wiesner
Program Director, Transnational
Movements and the Arab Region, Carnegie Corporation of New York
United States
Mrs. Ghada Irani (Emerita)
United States

 

*Dr. Paul Jabber
President, Globicom Inc.
United States

 
  
  

*Executive Committee Members