All Board of Advisors

Laurie Fitch

Chairman of the Board; Partner, PJT Partners, London

Laurie Fitch is a Partner at PJT Partners, an advisory-led investment bank, where she advises industrial manufacturers, utilities and infrastructure companies on mergers and acquisitions, strategy and corporate finance.

Elias F. Aburdene

President, Rock Creek Corporation, Aburdene & Associates, Inc., and Morgan Capital & Energy Corp., USA

Mr. Aburdene is currently the President of Rock Creek Corporation, an investment company; Aburdene & Associates, Inc., an investment management and administration firm; and Morgan Capital & Energy Corp., an investment holding company.

Yousef H. Al-Ebraheem

Advisor, Al-Diwan Al-Amiri, Kuwait

Dr. Al-Ebraheem held several Ministerial & Academic Positions in Kuwait. He was the Former Minister of Finance, Minister of Planning and Minister of State for Administrative Development Affairs from 2001 to  2003, the Former Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education from 1999 to 2001, and the Former Vice Chairman of Al Mal Investment Co. from 1997 to 1999.

Hunaina Al-Mughairy

Ambassador Sultanate of Oman to the United States

In December 2005, Her Excellency Hunaina Sultan Al-Mughairy was appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Sultanate of Oman to the United States.

Turki Al-Faisal Al-Saud

Chairman, King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies, Saudi Arabia

His Royal Highness Prince Turki Al-Faisal served as the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United States of America from September 13, 2005 until February 2, 2007. Prince Turki was appointed an Advisor in the Royal Court in 1973.

Yusuf Alireza

CEO and Co-CIO, ARP Global Capital LLC

Mr. Alireza is CEO & Executive Director of Noble Group Limited, a commodities trading firm ranked number 77 in the Fortune Global 500.

Hamida Abdullah Alireza

Trustee, The Barakat Trust, Saudi Arabia

Ms. Allreza is a trustee at the Barakat Trust, a UK registered charity which provides financial support for the study and research of the material and visual cultures of Islamic societies.

Peter Baumbusch

Partner, Gibson, Dunn, & Crutcher, UAE/USA

Peter L. Baumbusch recently retired from being a partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He had joined the firm in 1972. Mr. Baumbusch concentrated his practice in foreign investment in the United States, international taxation, general corporate taxation, executive compensation, and mergers, acquisitions, and restructurings.

Abdulrahman bin Saud Al-Thani

Minister of State, Qatar

Sheikh Abdulrahman Al-Thani was Ambassador of the State of Qatar to Washington DC in the early 1990s. Upon his return to Doha, he became the Director of the Political Department at the Amiri Diwan, followed by Ambassador at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Undersecretary of the Amiri Protocol.

Amr Diab

Managing Partner, Cailon Capital

Mr. Amr Diab is Managing Partner at Cailon Capital, a private investment firm based in London, and Advisory Director at Morgan Stanley International. He is also Board Director of Apex International, which is an E&P company focused on Egypt.