“ This Is Where The New Renaissance Begins”

The Advisory Board is the backbone of the Foundation, guiding it through as it organize and establish itself as a successful on going think tank with a purpose and management consulting organization. It will play a major and key role in nominating and selecting the Board of Trustees and the Managing Directors for the Areas of Expertise, guide and advice the management forward.The Advisory Board is a group of professionals from different disciplines and from all over the world reflecting the vision of the New Arab Foundation as an international organization.

New Arab Foundation Advisory Board


Rami Abdulhadi


Dr. Rami Abdulhadi
, is a Palestinian with over 40 years of professional experience in urban planning and development.Holder of a PhD in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, M.SC in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and B.Sc in Aeronautical and Astronomical Engineering all from the University of Illinois- Urbana Champaign campus.
Since 1984 Dr. Rami held the position of Director, Team leader, Co-Project Director, Project Coordinator and Institutional and Capacity Building at the Center for Engineering and Planning in Ramallah providing Strategic Development Framework for the City of Ramallah (SDF 2014-2035).
In addition Dr. Rami as Team Leader was responsible for the Evaluation and Update Phase and Implementation Plan (SDIP) in Cluster 04 Cycle II for 11 municipalities working in support of selected municipalities in monitoring, evaluation and updating their SDIP. The work includes assisting municipality staff in preparing the planned annual expenditures foe departments, preparing the needed documents for the preparation phase, advising departments on fund raising approach and evaluating implementation of the SDIP components. Beneficiaries of such support included among others cities and town such as Al Zaytouna, Silwad, Deir Debwan, East Bani Zeif, Jericho (2012-20130 and Marj Ebn Amer, A’rruna, Faqqua, Deir Ab- Daif, Jalbun, AlJamla, Abu- Ash, Sharqiya and Arabbuna (2011-2012).
Dr. Rami was also the principal contributor to the Master Plan for the State of Palestine- Suggested Guidelines for Comprehensive Development both as Principal Author and Editor. Dr. Rami appeared in several international documentaries related to the ever-expanding Israeli settlements.


Ahmed Adlouni


Prof. Ahmed ADLOUNI
is Professor of clinical and metabolic Biochemistry at the Faculty of Sciences Ben M’Sik, University Hassan II of Casablanca since 1989.
- Head of the Unit of Metabolic and Immune Diseases at the Laboratory of Biology and Health. Ben M’Sik Faculty of Science, University Hassan II Casablanca.
- Doctor from the Louis Pasteur University in Strasbourg, France. (1988)
- Doctor of Sciences, University Hassan II Mohammedia-Casablanca. (1997)
- International Reviewer for several scientific journals’ European Journal of Clinical Nutrition ”, ” Life Sciences’ ‘,’ ‘British Journal of Nutrition’ ‘,’ ‘British Journal of Cancer’ ‘……
- Founder and Chairman of Moroccan Society of Atherosclerosis’ SMA (2000-2004)
- Past-President and 1st Vice President of the SMA (2004-2008)
- Vice-President of the ‘Moroccan Society of Biochemistry’ ‘(2002-2004)
- President and Founder of the ‘Moroccan Society for the Study of Fat’ SMEL (2009-2015)
- Member of the Moroccan Society of Nutrition
- Member of the International Atherosclerosis Society
- Member of the Mohammed VI Foundation for Research and Protection of the Argan
- Member of the International Committee of the XIV International Symposium Advisors Atherosclerosis Rome 2006 and XVII International Symposium DALM Doha 2011.
- Expert in the ‘National Committee on the evaluation of scientific research’
- Expert of accreditation assessor laboratories at the University Hassan II Casablanca.
- Secretary, Adviser to the Presidency of ‘AICHA Institute Health – Nutrition’
- Partner with leading laboratories in France, Spain and Canada
- Head of agreement and several international cooperative research projects
- Author of over 40 scientific publications in relation to nutrition and cardiovascular disease, mostly in international journals with referees.
- Author of over 80 papers presented in national and international conferences.
- Speaker and chairman invited in more than 50 national and international meetings as an expert in Lipids, Atherosclerosis and Nutrition.
- Member of national and international Scientific Jury
- Expert of several national doctoral thesis panel
- Member of the scientific and organizing Committee of Medical Congress
- Member of the Scientific committee of Medical Journal
- Expert of the Scientific Committee of the CNRST from 2012
- Publishing Director and Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Medical Biology ‘’JBM’’ (launched in 2012)


Ala Ali


Ala Ali is a women’s rights and peace activist, with over seventeen years’ experience working in civil society in Iraq, including the Kurdistan Region. Ala has substantial experience managing and administering programs funded by UN agencies and other international donors. In her seventeen years’ experience, Ala has acquired skills, expertise and knowledge in multiple sectors, including: building partnerships and coalitions for the purpose of peacebuilding; conflict transformation; and social cohesion and democratization in a transitioning context. Recognizing that a successful transition out of conflict requires collaboration and understanding, Ala is specialist in conflict analysis, peace-building strategies and organizational democracy. Ala has been a member of the Iraqi al-Amal Association since 1995, and was elected to the board of trustees in 2008 and 2012. In addition her work at UNDP-Iraq as Community Mobilization Expert, Ala has served as Iraq Program Coordinator with the Olof Palme International Center, Senior Regional Program Officer with the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), Peacebuilding Consultant with the UN Development Program, and Country Manager for the Institute of International Education. Ala holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, a Master in Business Administration/MBA and a Master of Arts in Conflict Transformation from the Eastern Mennonite University-Center for Justice and Peace. Some of Research’s and publications:
• Participated in developing the Iraqi women’s economic empowerment research with UNDP, 2010. www.undp.org
• Conducted a Conflict analysis study of Anbar province – Iraq (research for my MA practicum/thesis). www.icanpeacework.org – www.insightonconflict.org
• Conducted a Conflict analysis study of Nineveh province – Iraq in 2015. www.insightonconflict.org
• Several Articles in the Modern Discussion – media agency website, www.ahewar.org
• Several Articles in Insights on Conflict website, www.insightonconflict.org


Antelak Mohammed AbdulMalek. Al-Mutawakel


Antelak Almutawakel is a co- founder of Youth Leadership Development Foundation (YLDF) and has been the Chairperson of YLDF Administrative Board since 2001 and recently 2011 she has resigned to give another board member the opportunity to lead the NGO and make a democratic role model system for Yemeni civil society organizations. YLDF was founded in 1998 has become one of the prominent and accountable CSOs in Yemen.
Dr. Antelak brings more than 20 years experience in working in Education, Youth and Gender in private, public and governmental sectors. In the private sector she is a co-founder one of the early kindergarten in Yemen (Ahlam Al’Asafeer & Leaders School). She has great interest in civil society and played several roles in the growth of Yemeni civil society particularly those working in education, youth and gender aiming to make positive change in society. She is a co-founder of several civil society coalitions and Networks such as Waten and Shima.
Dr. Antelak is an academic person who has been working as assistant teacher at Sana’a University lecturing at the English Literature Department and at the Gender-Development Research and Studies Center (GDRSC). She has been very much interested in promoting women’s situations particularly in Yemen. She holds a PhD from Tilburg University, Holland in Gender and Literature. She is a co-founder of the Master program in International Development and Gender (MIDG) at the GDRSC- Sana’a University and the director of the Higher Study Dept. from 2005-2012. Believing in democracy Dr. Antelak has left her post as the head of High Study and director of the Master program to be a lecturer of one of the courses in the program ” Socio-Cultural Dynamics of Development” and an advisor of the Advising Board of the GDRSC.
Dr. Antelak was an active member in the Community Coalition for Effective Participation of Women in the National Dialogue and the Transitional Period and a member of the National Dialogue (Freedoms & Rights Team) that aims to draw the constitution of New Yemen. In the NDC Dr. Antelak was one of the civic components that played a leading & effective role in the draw of new Democratic Yemen and the negotiation of the current power conflicts. In March 2014 she was selected as a member of the constitution drafting committee working for 9 months in the Yemeni new constitution. Recently due to the civil war in Yemen she is active in the process of peace building. she is a member of Women’s Pact for Security and Peace and a member of Peace Women’s Partners.


Samir Algazzar


Name: Prof. Samir Abdul Fattah Al-Gazzar
Birth: March 23, 1961, Cairo, Egypt.
Nationality: Egyptian
Marital Status: Married & 3 kids.
Current Position: Professor & Dean College Ph. Th. & Rehabilitation
QUALIFICATION & COMPETENCE :
• 30 years of national and international clinical and academic experience in positions of increased responsibility.
• Excellent communication and training skills with the ability to interact favorably with individuals of all skill experience levels.
• In-depth background and experience in general physical therapy as well as in musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary, neurology and geriatrics specialties.
• Efficiently evaluate and implement treatment programs for inpatients and outpatients. Cases handled include varieties of disorders. Identify and analyze potential problems relative to the presenting signs and symptoms.
• Properly administer all therapeutic modalities including electrotherapy, hydrotherapy, therapeutic exercises, manual & alternative therapies through Implement an effective therapeutic program.
• Effectively give instructions to patients in functional training such as bed mobility, transfers, use of assistive & adaptive devices, Ambulation aids & gait training, activities of daily living (ADL) training, proper body mechanics and home exercises.
• Designing & starting B.Sc. curriculum for Department of Physical Therapy, King Faisal University.
• Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in research methodology, biomechanics, kinesiology, physical agents, and alternative therapy as acupuncture, acupressure, reflexology, manipulation, and geriatric rehabilitation.
• King Fahd Hospital of the University, Saudi Arabia. A 1200- bed government major teaching and research hospital, which serves as a tertiary referral center and local treatment resource in specialized medical care for residents around the Arab Gulf region.
• Curriculum preparation of Bsc, Msc & DPT; Al-Battarjee Academy for Medical Sciences & Technology.


Raed AlJallad

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Dr. Raed AlJallad is Consultant and head of oral and maxillofacial surgery department Makassed Hospital Jerusalem from 1998-2008. Assistant professor in oral and maxillofacial surgery and anatomy, Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Dentistry, AlQuds University, Jerusalem Palestine, 1999-2008. Chief of Dental Services Saad Specialist Hospital AlKhobar KSA 2013-2015. Consultant oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Saad Specialist Hospital AlKhobar KSA 2008 to-date. Member of editorial board Smile Dental Magazine.I was born in Nabuls, Palestine, and spent my childhood and early life in Tulkarm Palestine, and finished my high school in 1987 from Alfadilyah Secondary School. This gives me a lot of pride as this school is one of the eldest and most prestigious schools in Palestine. Following that move to Jordan to study at Jordan University in Amman, just after I left to Jordan the first intifada started. In 1992 I graduated from Jordan University and moved to UK to get my specialisation. I completed my training in 1998 and moved back to Palestine. I worked at Makaased Hospital at Mount Olive in Jerusalem and at AlQuds University. In the year 2000, the 2nd intifada started I witnessed all its events, treated hundreds of Palestinian casualties in many different hospital all over Palestine. I was also actively involved in charity and volunteer work to treat patients especially in missions to treat patients with congenital deformities and clefts. Moved to KSA in 2008 to work at Saad Specialist Hospital in the Eastern Province where I am still working until now. I actively participate in medical conferences held in the Middle East by giving lectures and doing workshops. My main ambition is to continue giving support to my people and to see my children grow safely in Palestine and to give them the best education to serve their country and people.


Khaled Almaeena


Khaled Almaeena is a founder and Co – Chairperson of NAAM ASSOCIATION. He has held a broad range of position in Saudi media for thirty years, including CEO of a PR Firm, Saudi Television news anchor, talk show host, radio announcer and journalist. As the Editor-in-Chief of Arab News, the largest English- language newspaper in the Middle EAST, Almaeena steered the paper through the Gulf Crisis and pioneered bringing the newspapers back to a liberated Kuwait. Under his direction, the paper was first in 2003 to send a Saudi reporter to Iraq to report extensively from the front lines. As a journalist, Almaeena has represented Saudi Media at Arab summits in Baghdad , Morocco and elsewhere. In 1990, he was one of four journalists to cover historic resumption of diplomatic ties between Saudi Arabia and Russia. He also traveled to China as part of this diplomatic mission. Highly regarded for his views, Almaeena’s political and social columns appear in Gulf News – Dubai, Asharq Al-Awsat, Al-Eqtisadiah, Arab News, Times of Oman, Asian Age, Al Arabia , Makkah and the China Post. His interest in sports attracted him to the successful promotion of squash and tennis tournaments in the Kingdom. In 1982, Almaeena became the Editor-in-Chief of Arab News. He stepped down in 1993 to head the Saudi Public Relations Company (SRPC) a position he held for five years. He returned to the top editor’s post of Arab News in 1998 and continued until October 2011. In 2012, He has joined as the Editor in Chief of Saudi Gazette, English daily published from Jeddah and continued in the position until the end of 2014. Almaeena was educated in several countries, including the United States, Britain and Pakistan. He is fluent in English, Arabic and Urdu.


Abdulhameed A. Alsaleh

 
Abdulhameed A. Alsaleh,  Saudi Hollandi Capital: Investment Funds Board Member (Independent).
Saudi Culture and Arts Association: Advisor to the Board.
Saut Down Syndrome Society: Advisor to the Board.
Member of the Social Responsibility Committee at the Saudi Arab Football Federation.
Member of the Saudi Moroccan Business Council.
Member of the Saudi Egyptian Business Council.
Member of the Saudi Algerian Business Council.
Member of the Saudi Jordanian Business Council.
June 2006 to present: Vice Chairman and CEO of Malabata International Corp. SA Tangier, Morocco.
1987 to 2006 – Samba Financial Group, Saudi Arabia:
Various position ending with being the Consumer Bank Region Head for the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.
1983-1985 Fluor Arabia Ltd. Human Resources.
Education : BA (Sociology) King Abdulaziz University


Jawdat Al-Obedi

 
Jawdat Al-Obedi,  Graduated from the Military Academy in Capital Baghdad having a bachelor degree. Was a part of the Iraqi opposition in Iraqi against ‘Sadam Hussein” Regime.Political prisoner, been captured on st 1996 “no fly zoon” in Erbil city by” Sadam Hussein “regime and tortured for about 16 months. August 31 Participated in the military action to overthrow former dictator’s regime in 2003, serve in 101 ARMY.Participated in the political process in Iraq from 2003 to 2006.Writer, and a speech maker at the present time on the Iraqi, and Middle Eastern affairs.Executive Director of the “ Iraqi Center for Dialogue” advocating for civil society ,Peace, and supporting youth & women leadership,Public relations, Crises Management during and after war.
Personal : Born in Babylon City , Iraqi in 1957. Married Zainab Alrubaye 54 Bachelor and A High School Teacher., and having to kids ,daughter “Shahed Kadem’ 26 Master in Political science ,Leadership ,and sociology , Son ” Yasser Kadem” 25 , Working to support his life. We left Babylon and fled to North of Iraq after the uprising 1991, Saddam Hussein regime have executed 21 people from my family, tribe. I was luck to asylum Visa to US in September 23rd 1999. I live with my family Right now.


Mr Hassan AlKhazraji

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Mr Hassan ALKhazraji, born in Geneva, Switzerland, from an Iraqi father and a Swiss mother. He speaks French, English and Arabic. He possesses a Master of Arts (International Relations) from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva (2008) and a Master in Law from the University of Lausanne (2010), Switzerland. He is currently completing the International Diploma in Compliance taught by the University of Manchester (UK).
Mr ALKHAZRAJI has acted as representative of many Arab NGOs in the United Nations in Geneva since 2008, such as the Union of Arab Jurists, the Arab Lawyers Union and others. He then served as legal officer in international organisations such as the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the International Labor Office (ILO). Confronted with the lack of discussion about fundamental topics within these institutions, he decided to go back to the civil society world and to join the executive committee of Geneva International Centre for Justice (GICJ), a Swiss based NGO whose aims are to promote and defend human rights in Iraq, the Middle East and the Arab world, with the paramount objective of putting an end to the impunity that prevail in that region.


Mr Abdullah Al Nasser

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Mr Abdullah Al Nasser,Researcher, Founder, and General Manager of Aftercare Center (Edmaj) for released inmates. With over 20 years of experience as a researcher, Mr. Al Nasser has focused his research on prison reform, marginalized groups, and released inmates and reintegration into the society. In conducting his research, Mr. Al Nasser adopts field studies research pattern based on observation and cohabitation to identify realities and problems. With his depth of experience, he has also passionately advocated for inmates rights issues, through Media and lobbying decision makers. Recognizing that better legislations and enabling environment for reintegration go hand in hand, Al Nasser has worked hard to improve both.
AL Nasser is the author of two books entitled: “Prisons community in Jordan” which inspects prison and prisoner’s culture, and “Shock Release and Reintegration into the Society’, which came to examine the reality and challenges released prisoners encounter to reintegrate into the society.
Al Nasser worked as a researcher with Noor Al Hussein foundation on assessing local community needs. He has also worked with the Arab thought Forum as researcher and debater on interfaith and European-Arab Dialogue. Mr. Al Nasser started his career as a lecturer at the Royal Police Academy on topics pertaining to prison reform for police officers from the Arab region. Al Nasser is a member of a number of associations including member of Steering Committee of the Middle East Partnership Initiative MEPI Alummni Network, member of the Democracy Regional Forum for Middle East & North Africa, and member of the International Alliance for the International Criminal Court..


Dr. Nafez Alyan

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Dr. Nafez Alyan is a senior educational expert who specializes in operations and finance. For decades, Nafez has advised several clients from both the public and private sectors in a wide range of issues related to financing education, school budgeting, streamlining operations in the education sector, and finance reform. He played a key role in designing and building the Qatari Educational reform’s operational infrastructure, setting the rules and regulations of the finance department, and developing modern and efficient policies and procedures. As the Economic and Financial Advisor to the Minister of Finance in Qatar, Dr. Nafez led a major reform initiative to modernize, restructure, and streamline all key processes at the Ministry. He also developed the framework for funding ministries and public sector agencies based on a comprehensive performance system. Most recently, he served as the Chief Financial Officer for the United Arab Emirates University where he led a major overhaul of the University’s administrative and financial functions. In 2012, Dr Alyan established his consulting firm, NOVUS International Consultants, and undertook and lead projects commissioned by different public and private clients in the GCC region. Most of these projects focus on the education and higher education sectors. Dr Alyan Advised clients and offer recommendations on matters related to establishing priorities and strategic directions that fulfill their mandates, oversee implementation of developed strategies, and ensure alignment between operational tasks and strategic objectives. Recruit, mentor, and lead teams of highly qualified experts and consultants. Dr. Nafez holds a M.A. in Accounting and Financial Management from the University of Sheffield in the UK, and a Ph.D. in Economics with a concentration in Finance, Labor Economics and Econometrics from the University of Oklahoma in the USA.


Majida Bargach

 
Majida Bargach was born and raised in Morocco. She obtained her education abroad, at the University of Bordeaux, France (Law and Economics for undergrad and Political science for graduate studies).Bargach immigrated with her family to the US in the summer 2000. In Spring 2001 she started teaching at UVa both in French and Arabic before accepting a full time lectureship position at the French Department. In 2002 she started the UVa study abroad program in Morocco. She was hired in June 2009 as Associate Director of the Center for international Studies and in May 2012 as Acting Director. From December 2013 to December 2015, she has been the inaugural Director of the Office of Global Internships and since November 2015 she’s the University of Virginia Director of Morocco Programs. From 2004 to 2009 Bargach has been visiting Professor at the University of Bordeaux for a winter seminar for the students of the Master of Comparative Studies. She served as interport Lecturer with Semester at Sea at several times from Alexandra, Egypt, Istanbul, Accra, and Barcelona to Casablanca. Bargach is regularly invited to lecture in different institutions on Migrations, Comparative Politics, and North African Politics and Cultures. Awards:Mead Endowment Teaching Award for 2007/2008, University of Virginia. Study Abroad Teaching Award, 2009, University of Virginia. Seven Society Faculty Award, 2010, University of Virginia Extraordinary Achievement Award in education, American-Arab Anti- discrimination Committee, 2013 Bargach serves on the Board of Tangier American Legation Institute for Moroccan Studies and on the Board of the French Alliance of Charlottesville.


Lena Alhusseini

 
Lena Alhusseini is the Executive Director of the Arab American Family Support Center in New York, and has previously served with global organizations such as USAID, UNICEF and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC). She established the Jordan River Foundation’s child protection unit which was the first Middle East organization to address the issue of child abuse. She has also served with the Gateway Battered Women’s Shelter in Denver, Colorado. The White House and Obama Administration honored her in 2011 as a champion of change for her work with child protection, domestic violence and sex trafficking. She is the recipient of the 2007 Auburn Seminary Women of Commitment Award; “Brooklyn Women of Distinction” award by the Brooklyn Newspaper Group; Named “Extraordinary Woman 2008” by Kings County District Attorney’s Office; Global Woman leader by Womensphere; Womyn Warrior by Project Reach; Top 20 “Female Power Players” by Brooklyn Exposed. Ms Alhusseini has been recognized by The New York City Council as well as the National Arab American Medical Association. Ms. Alhusseini serves on the Board of Directors of Family Alliance and Family for Every Child; the Human Services Council of New York City; National Network of Arab American Communities; and the Greater Brooklyn Health Coalition. She was also appointed by the De Blasio Administration on the advisory committee of the The New York City Human Resources Administration/Department of Social Services (HRA/DSS). She has a Masters in Public Administration (NYU) and an MSc in Information Technology Engineering (Regis University).


Luai Bahder

 
Luai Bahder, Founder of the Collaborative Economy Initiative for Nations – CEI-N Metropolises Master Planner, Business Strategy & ICT Specialist Master Degree in Strategic Project Planning – MSc S.P.P.
Prepared the Master Plan Concept for Suez Canal Corridor Development Project – Egypt, including the Logistic Zones, Ports facilities, the Airport City, the Industrial Zones, the Internet City, the Financial Center, the Commercial City, the Residential City, the Health Care, the Academic, & the Sport Cities. Also, prepared the High Level Plan, including the establishment of the Authority, and the preparation of the master plan along with the business and marketing plans (2011).
Designed and deployed the ICT Master Plan of DWC – Dubai World Central, the World Largest Master-Planned Aerotropolis, which will propel Dubai’s economy into the future and will position Dubai as a leading Global Trade, Logistic, Business and Aviation Hub. The master plan was the first in the Middle East to deploy unified, unique and ubiquitous, Open Equal Access Network OEAN (2010).
Designed the ICT Infrastructure of Al Maktoum International Airport the World Largest Airport – and deployed Phase 1, with the capacity to handle 600,000 tonnes per annum and operates 24 hours a day on an A380-compatible, 4.5 km runway and a 66,000 square meter, single-level passenger terminal (2009).
Designed and deployed the Data Centers of the world’s number 1 airport for international passengers according to Airports Council International passenger numbers totaling 70 million in 2014. Dubai International Airport – Terminal-3 & Concourse-2 (2007).


Mohamed Dekkak

 
Mohamed Dekkak, is Founder and Chairman of Adgeco Group
Adgeco Group Holding Company, founded in 1992, specialized in Oil and Gas, EPC, Construction, Energy and Power, Renewables, Consulting and Desalination and Sewage.
Founding Member of Carlac
Rabat, Morocco The Council for Arab Relations with Latin America and the Caribbean is a non- governmental and non-partisan organization instituted to reinforce relations between the Arab World and Latin America and the Caribbean.
Executive Vice President and Founding Member Al Moravide Foundation
Al Moravide Foundation is a non-profit organization and its objective is to position the Moroccan citizen in the centre of interest as well as to help advance their lives. Pledged to filling differences left out by authorities and work towards creative ideas that can be a basis of accomplishment for the Moroccan citizen.
Board Member | President of the Foreign Affairs Committee | Member of Marketing Committee – Morocco
Wydad Athletic Club (WAC) Football
Member of Arab Business Club – United Arab Emirates
Member of AmCham Abu Dhabi – AmCham Abu Dhabi
Member Spanish Business Council – United Arab Emirates


Medhat El-Banna

 
Medhat El-Banna, The President of the Middle East and North Africa Forum at the International Court for Dispute Resolution. Medhat always identifies himself as ADR Expert (Alternative Dispute Resolution Expert), a professional Adjudicator, Arbitrator, Mediator, Negotiator, Peace Mediator and Peacebuilder. Well known for being a very good Negotiator. Since, June 2013 stopped to act as Arbitrator (with little exceptions) to devote more time to peace mediation, negotiation, and Peacebuilding. Though he is from a legal background and listed in the Egyptian Bar, he always say in regard on peace mediation “Let us resolve the dispute first then see what the law says in what we have done”. Hates the Bureaucracy of the third world countries and keep ignoring it most of the times. In addition to presiding the Middle East and North Africa Forum at the International Court for Dispute Resolution INCODIR (an UK registered entity), Medhat is the head of the board of directors of North Egypt Chamber for Dispute Resolution NECDR (Egyptian Registered Entity), he also the head of the Egyptian Branch of the Association for Young Mediators AYM (Main HQ in the UK), and the head of Egypt representative office at the Association for International Arbitration AIA (Main HQ in Belgium).


Fadi ElHusseini

 
Dr Fadi Elhusseini is a political Counselor. He is a commissioning editor at e-International Relations and he is an Associate Research Fellow (ESRC) at the Institute for Middle East Studies- Canada. Elhusseini holds a PhD in International Relations from the University of Sunderland in Britain. He received his Master’s degree in International Commercial Laws and Policies from Italy and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science from Egypt. He contributed with one chapter in a book entitled The Turkish Foreign Policy in the New Millennium and published a number of academic articles and papers. Elhusseini is a contributing writer for a number of magazines and journals and his articles appeared in scores of newspapers in English, French, Arabic and Italian. His research interests lie in international relations, Turkey, Arabs in the Middle East, the Middle East Peace Process and contemporary Islamic movements in the Arab World.


Jauad El-Kharraz

 
Jauad El-Kharraz Dr. Jauad EL KHARRAZ joined the Middle East Desalination Research Center (MEDRC)[1], based in Muscat (Sultanate of Oman) as Director of Research on October 1st, 2015. Dr. EL KHARRAZ is in charge of delivering and developing a Research Program at that International Non-Profit Organization established to seek solutions to fresh water scarcity in the MENA region. Among other responsibilities, he manages and develops MEDRC research activities, and maintains and grow an expert-level network of technical, academic and policy specialists on a wide range of water issues. In addition, he will provide support to the development and delivery of training programs and consultancy projects. Dr. EL KHARRAZ has been information and projects manager at the Euro-Mediterranean Information System on know-how in the Water sector (EMWIS) Technical Unit based in Sophia Antipolis (France) for the last 11 years and half. He also worked as senior consultant for Sud-Convergences consultancy (France) in the period 2006-2008, and Expert Evaluator of the European Commission DG Research & Innovation. On the other hand, he is co-founder and General Secretary of the Arab World Association of Young Scientists (ArabWAYS), member of the Global Change Unit (University of Valencia, Spain). He is member of the Global Young Academy (GYA) that he represented in several occasions among others in the UN Disaster Risk Reduction Science & Technology group in Geneva. He was nominated in 2011 by the French Ministry of High Education & Research as representative at the Intergovernmental framework for EU Cooperation in Science & Technology (COST Action TN1301) in Brussels, where he led its Networking Working Group since end of 2011 in Vilnius (Lithuania). In 2014 he was nominated new leader for the tomorrow by Crans Montana Forum (Switzerland) and was also co-leader of the regional Think Tank WANA Forum (WANA Institute currently, Jordan). Dr. Jauad El Kharraz was one of 40 scientists worldwide selected to attend the “World Economic Forum ‘Summer Davos’ for New Champions” in Tianjin China in September 2012. He joined the Global Shapers Community of the World Economic by July 2014 and he became the founding curator (creator) of Nice’ hub (France) to push young talents from Nice develop projects of development for their local community. He has published and contributed to hundreds of conferences, journals and reports in the fields of water management, agriculture, water information systems, remote sensing applications and scientific research. Moreover, he visited more than 44 countries around the world, chaired several conferences and forums sessions/panels and served as referee and chair for many international scientific journals and international platforms. Dr. Jauad contributed to numerous projects funded by the European Commission, European Space Agency, and other regional programmes (FP5-FP7, H2020, ENPI NGO, ENPI CBC-Med, LIFE…). Among others, he is member of the Arab Water Council and AWARENET water network. Dr. EL KHARRAZ has obtained his MSc and PhD in Remote Sensing from the University of Valencia (Spain). He had also a Diploma in Enterprises management & strategy from SKEMA Business School in Sophia Antipolis (France).


Samar Fatani

 
Samar Fatany, is a columnist for the Saudi Gazette English daily newspaper and Alarabiya.com.
She has been a tireless supporter of the reform movement in Saudi Arabia and has been called upon by government ministries to represent the Kingdom’s women as a member of Saudi delegations to international conferences in Europe, America and Asia.

She has taken part in United Nations Development Program conferences and attended dozens of conferences and forums on press freedom, Middle East reform and women’s issues.
Educated at Cairo University, she received additional broadcast training in British Broadcast Corp. media programs.
She maintains that Saudi women have important roles to play in the Kingdom and abroad and sees a connection between the empowerment of Saudi women and the Kingdom’s economic and social development. She is a critic of extremism and equally committed to projecting a moderate view of Islam as a religion of peace, tolerance and understanding.

As the former Chief Broadcaster in the English section at Jeddah Broadcasting Station, she has introduced significant news, cultural, and religious programs. During a period of 30 years she has conducted interviews with official delegations and political personalities visiting the Kingdom. She continues to be actively involved in activities aiming at fighting extremism and enhancing women’s role in serving society.

• Fatany is a Founding Member of “NAAM” Think Tank Group
• Founding member of “Alkalimah” Literary Society
• Member of Saudi Women Writers Group
• Member of the Saudi Committee for International Trade, CIT, council of Saudi Chambers, Riyadh
• Member of the Saudi Committee for International Relations, IRC, Jeddah chamber of commerce
• Former Member of the committee for Youth Forums of the Ministry Of Foreign Affairs

She has published four books:
• Saudi Perceptions & Western Misconceptions
• Saudi Women towards a new era
• Saudi Challenges & Reforms
• Modernizing Saudi Arabia

 


Ibrahim Fraihat

 
Ibrahim Fraihat, is a senior fellow in foreign policy at the Brookings Institution’s Doha Center and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University. He previously taught international conflict resolution at George Washington University and George Mason University. His research focuses on conflict resolution and post-conflict reconstruction in the Arab world, with a particular emphasis on conflict management and mediation, transitions, national reconciliation, national dialogue, and institutional reform. He has published extensively on Middle East politics, with articles appearing in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Financial Times, and the Christian Science Monitor, on the CNN and Al Jazeera websites, and elsewhere. He is the author of the book Unfinished Revolutions: Yemen, Libya, and Tunisia after the Arab Spring (Yale University Press, 2016). Professor Fraihat received a master’s in international studies from Birzeit University in Palestine in 1998 and a PhD in conflict analysis and resolution from George Mason University in 2006. He is the recipient of George Mason University’s Distinguished Alumni Award (2014) for his achievements in the field of conflict resolution.


Suaad Genem-George

 
Suaad Genem-Geroge is author of Self-Determination to the Palestinian Citizens of the State of Israel and International Law (2007). Dr. Genem-George received her PhD in Human Rights Law from the University of Exeter, UK. The village of Fureidis, her home, is now part of the state of Israel and was one of the few Palestinian villages not to be cleansed of its Arab inhabitants during and after the creation of the State of Israel in 1948. In Fureidis, Dr. Genem-George supported full rights for Palestinians (who were granted second-class citizenship). She was imprisoned and tortured by the Israeli authorities as a result. Since she came to the UK in 1993, she has worked tirelessly, both at the grassroots level and within Devon County l, to oppose racism in all its forms, fight for justice, promote women’s rights, educate children, and help communities. She is the founder and managing director of Centre for Human Rights and Social Equality; Chair/ Managing Director of the Exeter Respect Festival; Vice-Chair of the Devon Faith and Belief Forum; a member of the Police Independent Advisory Group; a member of the Police local reference group; and the founding of Devon United Women. Elected Councilor to Exeter City. Author of a short stories entitled” Voices from Palestine Fears Tears and Hope” and the short stories “Memories From the Prison Cell”. An Honorary member of Plymouth Institute for Peace Research. Her area of interest of research Minority


Nawel Guellal

 
Nawel Guellal Founder &General Manager, HDN* Algeria (Human Development Network – Algeria)
Trainer and Consultant on various topics such as promotion of citizenship & civic engagement,cultural projects administration, communications, women empowerment and web technologies.
* HDN is a Social Enterprise specialized in delivering Capacity-Building Programs for CSOs and in implementing development projects in partnership with various NGOs.

Graduated from the International Institute of Management in International Marketing in 2003, hold a Master degree from the International University of Venice and Universittà Cattolica of Milan in Entrepreneurship of Euromed Relations in 2008; Nawel Guellal started working in diplomatic relations with successively the embassies of the United States and Great Britain as an assistant to the heads of diplomatic missions and then at the Delegation of the European Commission in Algiers where she held the positions of assistant to the head of Delegation and then, assistant to the head of cooperation, where she was in charge during 3 years with several development projects between Algeria and the European Union. Passionate about the German culture, she worked as a cultural projects manager within the Goethe-Institut in Algiers and finally landed at the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in 2010 where she had successively the positions of Programme Manager and then Programme and Communication Manager. Founder of the Algerian Forum for the Promotion of Active Citizenship – AFPAC, Nawel Guellal is very active in the associative environment and work to help the Algerian youth to recognize their role as citizens and thus be actively engaged in building a healthy society with values of justice, democracy and solidarity. She also contributes to an American platform:Search for Common Grounds – SFCG, by writing articles on various issues in Algeria. She also writes articles and animate webinars on personal development. Her engagement for the recognition of a genuine Algerian Cultural Policy started by joining the team of GTPCA-Groupe de Travail sur la Politique Culturelle en Algérie in early 2012; where she had the responsibilities to manage the administrative issues, the different meetings and most of the workshops realized with the support of El Mawreed Ethakafy.
Other Certificates & Diplomas:

- Certificate in Intercultural Communication and Public Moderation – Deutsch-Welle–Alexandria/Egypt
- Certificate in Blogging on conflicting Issues among the Arab Community –Rabat/Morocco
- Certificate in Quiz – Non-profit Project Management – Berlin/Germany
- Certificate in Project Management Involving gender aspect–Seki/Azerbaijan
- Certificate in TOT – SCPs and Grassroots Initiatives – Barcelona/Spain
- Diploma in Social Entrepreneurship –Stockholm/Sweden ​ Member of: JIL FCE, MED CULTURE, SWITCHMED,ASFRU,SAMG,AMSED,PICUM,ENAR,ACO,WAFA, Wave Network, GTPCA, Arterial Network, Al Mawred Al Thaqafy.
Mother tongues: French & Arabic, Fluent in English, Basic commands of German and Italian.


Sam Hamod

 
Sam Hamod, Juris Doctor, Ph.D, Nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature by Carlos Fuentes, and for the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry by Ray Carver and Ishmael Reed.
Expertise:
Creative Writing (poetry, fiction, meta fiction, drama, TV and film)15 books of poems, other work as well Contemporary World Literature, Contemporary World Poetry
Founder and Editor:
www.contemporaryworldliterature.com
www.contemporaryworldpoetry.com
www.todaysaltlernativenews.com
Director:
Princetonwritersworkshop.com a worldwide, online workshop in poetry and fiction, with Pulitzer prize winning faculty, headed by the only Ph.D. in Creative Writing from The University of Iowa Writers Workshop. Additionally, expertise in: Islam Multicultural Literature Ethnic Studies including: African American and Native American Culture Middle East Cultures and Politics: Beyond Hatred, Toward Peace Initiatives Comparative Religions.
Education:
Ph.D. The University of Iowa; The Writers Workshop/Modern Letters Double dissertation; selections from my own published poetry, 5 books at that time,  and a critical study of the complete work of Pulitzer Prize Winner,  James Wright.
M.A. Northwestern University; Rhetorical Theory, Mass Communications: MA published papers: “Arab and Islamic Rhetorical Theory and Practice: An Historical Survey.” “Politics and Influence in mass media in Chicago.”
B.S. Northwestern University: Communications Law School; University of Chicago Advanced Study at: Al Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt, Najaf University, Najaf, Iraq, and American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon. Institutes:  Middle Eastern History and Cultures; Native American Cultures; African American and African Cultures.
Media:
Correspondent for UPI, 1979-80, part-time; I worked with Helen Thomas on Middle Eastern and domestic politics. Founded and was Editor-in-Chief of Third World News in Washington, DC,1980-83 (An international weekly in Washington, DC with a circulation, by the time I sold it, of 25,000). Through this newspaper, I met and interviewed many third world leaders in Africa, Asia and the Middle East in their own countries, at Organization of African Unity conferences and in Washington, DC. Founded and was Editor-in-Chief of, www.todaysalternativenews.com, from the year 2000; I am still owner of the site but I have my co-editor doing most of the editing these days.I have published over one hundred articles on world and domestic politics, culture and economics on that site plus many on www.counterpunch.com, www.informationclearinghouse.info, and www.Opednews.com, and other sites.


Youssef Idaghdour

 
Dr. Youssef Idaghdour, is an Assistant Professor of Biology and Principal Investigator at New York University Abu Dhabi. Dr. Idaghdour grew up in southern Morocco where he graduated with BSc in Biology and spent several years working on conservation projects of endangered avian species. After completing his M.Sc. training in Molecular Genetics in the UK and Ph.D. training in Genetics at North Carolina State University under a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship, he received a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship and became part of a large program in medical genetics in Montreal prior to joining New York University Abu Dhabi. In 2015 Dr. Idaghdour has earned recognition as one of four UAE Innovators for his research aimed at making a practical difference for those who live and work in the UAE.


Hichem Karoui

 
Hichem Karoui 
is a Political analyst, researcher and consultant for various media and organizations, with 30 years’ experience across Europe and the MENA region, working at the intersection of culture and security, with a special focus on value and risk analysis and forecasting.
He has published daily and weekly analyses, along with peer-reviewed articles, about politics in the Middle East, the USA, Europe, and international relations, as well as books in three languages. He also participated to several international conferences.
Advisor to the Diplomatic Institute (Qatar), since 2013, with duties including:
– Strategic thinking, scenario- building, and policy analysis.
– Media strategies.
– Speech writing.
– Executive Editor of the Magazine of the Ministry + Editing, reviewing and supervising translations and publications of the Institute in both English and Arabic.
– General advisory and recommendations.
– Annual Survey of regional and international think tanks and organizations…
From 2011 through 2013, as Associate Researcher at ACRPS (Doha Institute), he served as Head of Online publishing (Website academic supervisor) and Coordinator of the Political Unit producing regular unsigned Assessment Reports and Policy papers, of which he was the Editor.
In 2009, while based in Paris, he has founded and supervised as Editor-in-Chief a peer-reviewed journal: Middle East Studies, to which several renowned scholars are associated as members of the international Editorial Board.
He is member of the editorial board of peer-reviewed journals: Maxwell Sciences for the journal “Current Research Journal of Social Sciences,” Adjunct fellow of the Guild of independent scholars (Florida, USA), which publishes the “Journal of Alternative Perspectives in the Social Sciences.”
He contributed as regular columnist to several media outlets, such as the Gulf Today (UAE), Al-Madinah newspaper (Saudi Arabia); Al-Arab (London) CCTV Panview, Beijing Review… and was several times guest and political commentator for radio and TV (France 24, Al Jazeera, etc.)… He was France Editor for World Security Network Foundation (WSN), and authored and co-authored more than dozen books.


Mouncef Kettani

 
Mouncef Kettani 
• Born on : January 1st, 1957
• Family status : married
• Number of children : 4 children
• Nationality : Moroccan
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES
•President of the company « SINO GROUP MOROCCO »
•President of the « Moubadara » foundation for youth and entrepreneurship. (FMJE.MA)
•WEBSITE : www.moubadara.org
•FACEBOOK : www.facebook.com/Fondation-Moubadara-pour-les-Jeunes-et-lEntreprenariat-580212232073990
•President of General Union of businesses and professions. (UGEP)
•WEBSITE : www.ugep.ma
•Member of the Economic and Social Council Morocco (CESE MOROCCO)
•WEBSITE : www.cese.ma


Thafar MAAITAH

 
Col Thafar Maaitah(R) Dr.,
is a Jordanian strategic expert in the field of Security and Counter Terrorism / Human Rights; he served at the Jordanian Public Security Department for 23 years (Special Police / Counter Terrorism – Secret Services / Criminal Investigation department, Preventive Security and Interpol Amman as Deputy Director).His doctorate degree titled ” The Role of Regional Organizations in Countering Terrorism and Human Rights.” And presently serve as Security Advisor of Corporate Security of Roads & Transports in Dubai.
Mr Maaitah worked at the United Nations Headquarters (UNHQ) – New York and in many field missions (Bosnia, Kosovo, and Darfur).
Mr Maaitah had the opportunity to work at the Jordanian National Centre for Security and Crisis Management (NCSCM) as a head of Counter Terrorism Analysis Office (CTAO) for five years. He was a member of the National Capabilities Assessment Team (NCAT).
Currently, Mr Maaitah is working for Dubai Government / Roads and Transport Authority as Security Specialist. The core of his business to develop transport security strategy for Dubai and related policies, procedures and ensuring its implementations. Mr Maaitah rewarded twice for his achievements.
Mr Maaitah obtained B.A and Master’s degree in Law (Counter-Terrorism Laws and its Implications on Human Rights. Diploma degree in Criminal Justice – Virginia University. Diploma Degree in Military Sciences. Currently, Mr Maaitah is PhD candidate in Law (Regional Organizations Role in Counter Terrorism and Protection of Human Rights).
Mr Maaitah, regularly lectures at Universities, Defence Academies (NATO Defence College – Rome, International Organisations – United Nations / European Parliament, and has advised governments on radicalization and Counter Terrorism.


Asad Masri

 
Dr. As’ad M. Masri, MD is an award winning medical doctor and professor of psychiatry with long associations with the University of Virginia Hospital department of psychiatry having served as professor and chief resident for many years. Since 1998 Professor Dr. Masri is in private practice with major assignments in leading national medical institutions.
Professional Appointments:
1998 – Present
Private Practice
Jan 2008-July 2010 Walter Reed Medical Center, Psychiatric Consultative and Liaison Service (PCLS). Evaluated patients returning from Afghanistan and Iraq. Lead the evaluation process for cases involving Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and helped develop diagnostic criteria for treating patients returning from the theatre who sustained TBI’s and/or who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
1996 – 1998 Director General of Psychiatry and Neurology, West Bank & Gaza Strip programs for Bethlehem Hospital and Nasr Hospital. Supervised mental health clinics, worked as senior adviser to Health Minister and served as an adviser at the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) for six months; Served on International Board of Misgav Ladach Hospital in Israel; Lectured Nationally and Internationally
1993 – 1996 Medical Staff – Southside Regional Medical Center
1992 – 1993 Medical Staff – Charter Westbrook Psychiatric Hospital (Formerly Petersburg General Hospital)
1982 – 1991 Chief of Staff – Poplar Springs Hospital
1986 – 1989 Commissioner – Virginia Statewide Health Coordinating Council (Governor’s Appointment) 1982 – 1983 Chief of Staff – Petersburg General Hospital
1973 – 1982 Medical Director – Poplar Springs Hospital (Formerly Petersburg Psychiatric Institute) 1973 Chief of Staff – Petersburg Psychiatric Institute
Academic Appointments:
1987 – 1995 Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
1976 – 1994 Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry Medical College of Virginia
1971 – 1993 Mental Health Committee Member Virginia Medical Society
1977 – 1987 Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry University of Virginia School of Medicine
1977 – 1978 Chairman of Medical Advisory Committee University of Virginia School of Medicine
1975 – 1976 Co-Chairman of Subcommittee for Continuing Education University of Virginia School of Medicine
1975 – 1976 Advisory Board for Human Resources John Tyler Community College
1967 – 1975 Clinical Instructor of Psychiatry Medical College of Virginia 1973 Chairman of Continuing Education Committee Petersburg General Hospital
Special Awards:
1991 Raven Society
1991 Most outstanding American of Arab Heritage – University of Virginia
1987 A.M. Masri Crisis Intervention Center and Medical Communication Center – University of Virginia Hospital
1986 Named to Who’s who in America
1982 Fellow American Psychiatric Association
1982 Fellow Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
Memberships/Professional Organizations:
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
American Board of Psychiatry, Diplomat American Medical Association
American Psychiatric Association, Legislative Committee Member
Southside Medical Society (served as President)
University of Virginia Medical school Foundation
Virginia Medical Society
Virginia Neuro-Psychiatric Society.


Robert A. Naseef


Robert Naseef is seasoned by 25 years of professional practice as an independent psychologist with Alternative Choices in Philadelphia. Dr. Naseef’s specialty is working with families of children with autism and other special needs. He has published in scholarly journals and other publications. He has a special interest and expertise in the psychology of men and fatherhood. Robert relates to community and professional audiences and is a sought after speaker around the country who has appeared on radio and television. In 2008, Robert was honored by Variety, the Children’s Charity for his outstanding contributions over the past 20 years to the autism community. His 2013 book, Autism in the Family: Caring and Coping Together (Brookes Publishing) integrates advances in research and treatment with clinical experience to help families navigate the emotional landscape and the practical roadmap through the lifespan. Special Children, Challenged Parents: The Struggles and Rewards of Parenting a Child with a Disability, his first book, received international recognition. He has lectured internationally and appeared on radio and television. He is the co-editor with Cindy N. Ariel of Voices from the Spectrum: Parents, Grandparents, Siblings, People with Autism, and Professionals Share Their Wisdom (2006). Living Along the Autism Spectrum (2009) is a DVD which features him with Stephen Shore and Dan Gottlieb.


Gen. Samir Ragheb


Samir Ragheb, is : Founder/Executive Director Alarabiya Foundation for Development & Strategic Studies.
Samir Ragheb, is a political and strategic analyst. Reputable military expert with more than 25 years in Egyptian Armed Forces of experience encompassing Armament Systems and Methods of Fighting in Military and National security, Samir graduated in the Egyptian Military Academy & Faculty of Engineering Cairo University , Samir has a several Postgraduate Studies in Information systems and Operations Research Samir is a Strategic & National Security Media Commentator at All Media (written, TV, radio), Regular contributor to Commentary ,media, magazine’s “contentions” blog, with postings focusing on Egypt. public diplomacy, Middle Eastern policy, Security and politics. Alhurra TV, Sky News Arabia TV , RT TV, Alhadath , Alarabiya , Alghad Alaraby TV, Nile TV International , Nile News, BBC, Abu Dhabi TV, TG7, Tunisia TV, Samir has several publications in news papers and interviews in local and international media in the field of Armament Systems, conflict analysis, national & global security, crisis management & geopolitical analysis .Samir is a Member of the of The Egyptian Veterans and War Victims Association, Member of the Union of Arab Engineers , member of Egyptian Society of Engineers.


Jamal A. Shurdom

 
Dr. Shurdom is a Senior Expert in International Affairs, National Security, American Federal Government, International Law, Foreign Policy, Terrorism, and Strategic Studies.
Dr. Shurdom received his B.A. in International Studies from Fairleigh Dickinson University (New Jersey). 1974. M.A. in International Affairs-University of Miami-1977 .And a Doctorate degree in International Affairs from University of Miami: Graduate School for Advanced International Studies (Florida). 1980.
Dr. Shurdom received the Fulbright Scholar Award (1985).
Professor of Politics and International Relations at the Political Science Department, University of Jordan 1980-1986.
A Visiting & Adjunct Professor of Politics and International Relations in USA Institutions- 1985- present.


Zahir Serrai

 
Sir, Zahir Serrai – London United Kingdom
International Finance Expert
Mr. Zahir Serrai studied at University of Göttingen – Georg-August-Universität Göttingen with a Diploma in Economy 1993 he graduated at European business school reichartshausen in 1998 Mr. Zahir Serrai. In last 20 years has got an International reputation in Finance and Strategic analysis fields worldwide In last seven years by the finance department of Fitch Ratings Corporation in London, Zahir Serrai served as a Financial Analyst and was a Director of Banking Notation as well as a Independent Adviser; he was later promoted to the General Manager of Project Finances position, where he moved to peers. Zahir Serrai was a successful, easy to manage associate, and he always gave that extra effort to meet deadlines. Zahir Serrai demonstrated superior analytical capabilities and soon became an Independent consultant for the World Bank in the area of Multi-Corporate finance. As a member of the company’s Global Strategies and Finance Committee, in London he played a key role in leading a group of fifty associates through a process that would standardize practices across the enterprise. He is author of many international studies for the United Nations program for Food (F.A.O) and the (U.N.D.P) In 2003 he choose to become completely independent and creates his own company Serrai Invest Capital Ltd which is one of the leading company in investment branch and development in Europe


New Arab Foundation

Not-For-Profit, Tax Exempt 501 (c), (3) Organization