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

*Mr. Antoine N. Frem, Vice Chair
Chairman, INDEVCO Management Resources, Inc., Lebanon, and Chairman, Interstate Resources, Inc., USA
Lebanon
*Dr. Odeh Aburdene, Treasurer
President, OAI Advisors
United States

*Ms. Dena H. Elkhatib
CEO, Shakli Corporation
United States

 

members

Mr. Hussam Abu Issa
Vice Chairman and COO
Salam International Investment Ltd.
Qatar

Professor Safwan M. Masri
Executive Vice President, Global Centers & Global Development, Columbia University
United States

Mr. Amjad Ahmad
Managing Partner, Precinct Partners;
Director & Resident Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council
United States
Mr. Jonathan McKay
Product Lead, Facebook; former U.S. Foreign Service Officer 
United States

Mr. Kutayba Yusuf Alghanim
Chairman, Alghanim Industries
www.kutaybaalghanim.com
Kuwait 

Ms. Mona Oswald
United States
Dr. Mondher Ben Ayed
President and CEO
TMI
Tunisia

The Honorable Michael Pelletier

Founding Executive Director, Institute for Global Engagement, University of Houston

Ms. Katharine Cushing
Managing Principal, 7Sisters LLC, Founder
Newport Global Summit
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 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

Dr. Hanine Salem
Managing Partner, Novus Consulting Group (NCG)
United States

The Honorable Gordon Gray
Professor of Practice, Penn State School of International Affairs; former U.S. Ambassador
United States

Dr. Mostafa Terrab
President and CEO, Group OCP
Morocco

*Dr. Mary Gray
Former Amideast Chair; Professor of Mathematics, American University
United States
The Honorable Nicholas A. Veliotes
Former President, Association of American Publishers; former U.S. Ambassador and Assistant Secretary of State 
United States

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

Dr. Hillary Wiesner
Program Director, Transnational
Movements and the Arab Region, Carnegie Corporation of New York
United States

*Executive Committee Members 

 

Emeriti Members

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

Mr. D. Patrick Maley III 
Retired Petroleum Executive
U.K.

The Honorable Robert S. Dillon 
Former Amideast President and CEO; former Deputy Commissioner General of UNRWA and U.S. Ambassador
United States
The Honorable Robert H. Pelletreau 
Former U.S. Ambassador and Assistant Secretary of State 
United States

Mrs. Ghada Irani 
United States

H.E. Leila Abdul Hamid Sharaf 
Senator and former Minister
Jordan
Mr. Hasan M. Elkhatib 
President, Dena Corporation
United States

 

 

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

*Mr. Antoine N. Frem, Vice Chair
Chairman, INDEVCO Management Resources, Inc., Lebanon, and Chairman, Interstate Resources, Inc., USA
Lebanon
*Dr. Odeh Aburdene, Treasurer
President, OAI Advisors
United States

*Ms. Dena H. Elkhatib
CEO, Shakli Corporation
United States

 

members

Mr. Hussam Abu Issa
Vice Chairman and COO
Salam International Investment Ltd.
Qatar

Professor Safwan M. Masri
Executive Vice President, Global Centers & Global Development, Columbia University
United States

Mr. Amjad Ahmad
Managing Partner, Precinct Partners;
Director & Resident Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council
United States
Mr. Jonathan McKay
Product Lead, Facebook; former U.S. Foreign Service Officer 
United States

Mr. Kutayba Yusuf Alghanim
Chairman, Alghanim Industries
www.kutaybaalghanim.com
Kuwait 

Ms. Mona Oswald
United States
Dr. Mondher Ben Ayed
President and CEO
TMI
Tunisia

The Honorable Michael Pelletier

Founding Executive Director, Institute for Global Engagement, University of Houston

Ms. Katharine Cushing
Managing Principal, 7Sisters LLC, Founder
Newport Global Summit
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 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

Dr. Hanine Salem
Managing Partner, Novus Consulting Group (NCG)
United States

The Honorable Gordon Gray
Professor of Practice, Penn State School of International Affairs; former U.S. Ambassador
United States

Dr. Mostafa Terrab
President and CEO, Group OCP
Morocco

*Dr. Mary Gray
Former Amideast Chair; Professor of Mathematics, American University
United States
The Honorable Nicholas A. Veliotes
Former President, Association of American Publishers; former U.S. Ambassador and Assistant Secretary of State 
United States

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

Dr. Hillary Wiesner
Program Director, Transnational
Movements and the Arab Region, Carnegie Corporation of New York
United States

*Executive Committee Members 

 

Emeriti Members

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

Mr. D. Patrick Maley III 
Retired Petroleum Executive
U.K.

The Honorable Robert S. Dillon 
Former Amideast President and CEO; former Deputy Commissioner General of UNRWA and U.S. Ambassador
United States
The Honorable Robert H. Pelletreau 
Former U.S. Ambassador and Assistant Secretary of State 
United States

Mrs. Ghada Irani 
United States

H.E. Leila Abdul Hamid Sharaf 
Senator and former Minister
Jordan
Mr. Hasan M. Elkhatib 
President, Dena Corporation
United States