Mr. Farouki is Chairman of FIIC, an International firm that controls Finance, Construction and Shipping companies that are active in Europe, Middle East/North Africa, and East Asia. For 30 years, Mr. Farouki has managed, developed and structured major private and public construction, trade, finance and shipping ventures.
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David W. Jackson is the President of Northridge Capital, Inc., a Washington, DC-based independent real estate asset management firm. Prior to the creation of Northridge, Mr. Jackson was closely involved as an advisor to several of the investors whose assets are currently managed by Northridge.
Mrs. Juffali, who is of Palestinian and German descent, is the widow of the late Sheikh Ahmed Juffali, an extremely important business tycoon in the region. Mrs. Juffali received an Honorary Doctorate in Human Letters from AUC in 2007.
Nemir Kirdar is the founder, Executive Chairman and CEO of the global investment group, Investcorp, which operates out of New York, London and Bahrain. Mr. Kirdar began his banking career in New York in 1969.
H.E. Mohamed Loutfy Mansour serves as Chairman of the Mansour Group and Chairman of Man Capital LLP, a London based Family Office/Private Equity firm established to oversee the group’s global investments and provide capital and strategic support to companies with attractive growth perspectives. From 2005 to 2009, Mr. Mansour served as Minister of Transport for the Egyptian Government.
Mr. Loutfy Mansour is CEO of Man Capital LLP, the Mansour family’s London-based investment arm founded to expand the group’s global presence by investing in new markets and verticals. Mansour has led an international team of 10 professionals for Man Capital since its founding in 2010.
Mr. Moore has had a long career in the fields of energy and petroleum that includes both private sector and government experience. He is currently the Director of Aramco Services Company’s Washington DC office, where he oversees governmental and public affairs activities.
George Salem founded the Law Offices of George R. Salem PLLC. He was formerly a partner in the Washington, DC office of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP, where he chaired the firm’s Middle East and US Department of Labor practices and serves as Strategic Advisor to the international law firm of DLA Piper.
Betty Sams is a Lebanese-American who has long been actively involved in US-Arab relations. Mrs. Sams is on the National Advisory Board of the Arab American National Museum, the Visiting Committee of the Smith College Museum of Art, a member of American Task force for Lebanon and The Leadership Council of Churches for Middle East Peace.
Mr. Tanous is President and a director of Lynx Investment Advisory, LLC of Washington DC, a SEC registered investment advisory firm. In prior years, Mr. Tanous was First Vice President and International Regional Director with Smith Barney and a member of the executive committee of Smith Barney International, Inc.