Board of Directors

officers 

*Dr. Mary W. Gray, Chair
Professor of Mathematics, American University
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
*The Honorable Robert H. Pelletreau, Treasurer 
Former U.S. Ambassador and Assistant Secretary of State
United States

members

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

Mrs. Ghada Irani
United States
Mr. Hussam Abu Issa
Vice President and COO
Salam International Investment Ltd.
Qatar
Dr. Paul Jabber
President, Globicom Inc.
United States
*Dr. Odeh Aburdene
President, OAI Advisors
United States
The Honorable Deborah K. Jones
Former U.S. Ambassador; Chair, Hollings Center for International Dialogue
United States
Mr. Kutayba Yusuf Alghanim         
Chairman, Alghanim Industries
www.kutaybaalghanim.com
Kuwait 
Dr. Samir Khalaf (Emeritus)
Professor of Sociology, American University of Beirut
Lebanon
Ms. Judith Barnett
President, The Barnett Group, LLC
United States
Mr. Hasan M. El-Khatib
President, Dena Corporation
United States
Dr. Mondher Ben Ayed
President and CEO
TMI
Tunisia
Dr. Mary E. King (Emerita)
Professor, Peace & Conflict Studies, University for Peace, Costa Rica; Fellow, Rothermere American Institute, Oxford University, England
United States
*Dr. Paul F. Boulos
Former Chairman, President & CEO, Innovyze
United States
*Mr. D. Patrick Maley III
Retired Petroleum Executive
England
Ms. Katharine Cushing
Managing Principal, 7Sisters LLC, Founder
Newport Global Summit
United States

Mr. Jonathan McKay
Product Lead, Facebook; former U.S. Foreign Service Officer 
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
*The Honorable William A. Rugh
Former AMIDEAST President and CEO; former U.S. Ambassador
United States
Mr. Hisham Fahmy
CEO, The American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt, Inc., AmCham Egypt, Inc.
United States
Mr. Frederick C. Seibold, Jr., Esq
Consultant; former Vice-President and Treasurer, Sears World Trade
United States
Mr. Antoine N. Frem
Chairman, INDEVCO Management Resources, Inc., Lebanon, and Chairman, Interstate Resources, Inc., USA
Lebanon
Mr. Alex Shalaby
Former Chairman and CEO of Mobinil, Egypt
United States 
The Honorable Edward M. Gabriel
President, The Gabriel Company; former U.S. Ambassador 
United States

H.E. Leila Abdul Hamid Sharaf 
Member of Parliament and former Minister, Jordan
Jordan

Mr. Mohammed Grimeh
Deputy Global Head of Fixed Income
Millennium Management 
United States
Dr. Mostafa Terrab
President and CEO, Group OCP
Morocco
Dr. Taher Helmy
Senior Partner
Baker McKenzie
Egypt
Mr. J.T. (Jack) Tymann (Emeritus)
President, Smart Partnerships International; former President, CBS/Westinghouse International Services
United States
Dr. Alan W. Horton (Emeritus) 
Former Director, Center for Mediterranean Studies
United States
Dr. Hillary Wiesner
Program Director, Transnational
Movements and the Arab Region
Carnegie Corporation of New York
United States

*Executive Committee Members

officers 

*Dr. Mary W. Gray, Chair
Professor of Mathematics, American University
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
*The Honorable Robert H. Pelletreau, Treasurer 
Former U.S. Ambassador and Assistant Secretary of State
United States

members

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

Mrs. Ghada Irani
United States
Mr. Hussam Abu Issa
Vice President and COO
Salam International Investment Ltd.
Qatar
Dr. Paul Jabber
President, Globicom Inc.
United States
*Dr. Odeh Aburdene
President, OAI Advisors
United States
The Honorable Deborah K. Jones
Former U.S. Ambassador; Chair, Hollings Center for International Dialogue
United States
Mr. Kutayba Yusuf Alghanim         
Chairman, Alghanim Industries
www.kutaybaalghanim.com
Kuwait 
Dr. Samir Khalaf (Emeritus)
Professor of Sociology, American University of Beirut
Lebanon
Ms. Judith Barnett
President, The Barnett Group, LLC
United States
Mr. Hasan M. El-Khatib
President, Dena Corporation
United States
Dr. Mondher Ben Ayed
President and CEO
TMI
Tunisia
Dr. Mary E. King (Emerita)
Professor, Peace & Conflict Studies, University for Peace, Costa Rica; Fellow, Rothermere American Institute, Oxford University, England
United States
*Dr. Paul F. Boulos
Former Chairman, President & CEO, Innovyze
United States
*Mr. D. Patrick Maley III
Retired Petroleum Executive
England
Ms. Katharine Cushing
Managing Principal, 7Sisters LLC, Founder
Newport Global Summit
United States

Mr. Jonathan McKay
Product Lead, Facebook; former U.S. Foreign Service Officer 
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
*The Honorable William A. Rugh
Former AMIDEAST President and CEO; former U.S. Ambassador
United States
Mr. Hisham Fahmy
CEO, The American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt, Inc., AmCham Egypt, Inc.
United States
Mr. Frederick C. Seibold, Jr., Esq
Consultant; former Vice-President and Treasurer, Sears World Trade
United States
Mr. Antoine N. Frem
Chairman, INDEVCO Management Resources, Inc., Lebanon, and Chairman, Interstate Resources, Inc., USA
Lebanon
Mr. Alex Shalaby
Former Chairman and CEO of Mobinil, Egypt
United States 
The Honorable Edward M. Gabriel
President, The Gabriel Company; former U.S. Ambassador 
United States

H.E. Leila Abdul Hamid Sharaf 
Member of Parliament and former Minister, Jordan
Jordan

Mr. Mohammed Grimeh
Deputy Global Head of Fixed Income
Millennium Management 
United States
Dr. Mostafa Terrab
President and CEO, Group OCP
Morocco
Dr. Taher Helmy
Senior Partner
Baker McKenzie
Egypt
Mr. J.T. (Jack) Tymann (Emeritus)
President, Smart Partnerships International; former President, CBS/Westinghouse International Services
United States
Dr. Alan W. Horton (Emeritus) 
Former Director, Center for Mediterranean Studies
United States
Dr. Hillary Wiesner
Program Director, Transnational
Movements and the Arab Region
Carnegie Corporation of New York
United States

*Executive Committee Members