2013 Business Speakers

2013 Business Summit Speakers and Honorable Guests

MR. RANSEL N. POTTER

FOUNDER, MANAGING PARTNER

C3 SUMMIT, LLC

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Mr. Ransel N. Potter has been a guest speaker at financial events in t ...

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AMBASSADOR PATRICK N. THEROS

FORMER AMBASSADOR QATAR

PRESIDENT, US-QATAR BUSINESS COUNCIL

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Ambassador Patrick Nickolas Theros assumed the office of President of ...

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MS. LAURA LOMBARD

PRESIDENT & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA CONSULTANTS ASSOCIATION

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Ms. Laura Lombard is the founding President and Executive Director of ...

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MR. KHUSH CHOKSY

VICE PRESIDENT FOR TURKEY

U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

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Mr. Khush Choksy is vice president for Turkey, Middle East, and North ...

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MR. KEN DORPH

PRESIDENT & CEO

SAG HARBOR CONSULTING

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Mr. Ken Dorph is a leading global expert in financial institution and ...

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MR. ROBERT MICHAEL

CHAIRMAN

NEW YORK CITY BAR ASSOCIATION

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Mr. Robert E. Michael, a globally recognized expert on Islamic Finance ...

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MR. GEORGE LIKOUREZOS

PARTNER

CARTER, DELUCA, FARRELL & SCHMIDT LLP

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Mr. George Likourezos is a patent attorney and partner at the intellec ...

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MR. RON BRUDER

FOUNDER & CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

EDUCATION FOR EMPLOYMENT

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Mr. Ron Bruder is an American entrepreneur and advocate for increased ...

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DR. JOHN DUKE ANTHONY

FOUNDING PRESIDENT & CEO

NATIONAL COUNCIL ON U.S.-ARAB RELATIONS

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Dr. John Duke Anthony is the Founding President and Chief Executive Of ...

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MR. ZIAD MAKKAWI

CHAIRMAN AND MANAGING PARTNER

BLUE GATE,CAPITAL PARTNERS, BAGHDAD, IRAQ

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Prior to co-founding Blue Gate Capital Partners, Ziad Makkawi was the ...

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MR. FRANK WISNER

FORMER US AMBASSADOR EGYPT, ZAMBIA, INDIA,PHILIPPINES

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Ambassador Wisner’s diplomatic career spans four decades and eight Ame ...

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MR. ANDREA FIANO

EDITOR

GLOBAL FINANCE MAGAZINE

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Andrea Fiano has been involved with Global Finance since it was launch ...

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MR. ANDREW H. LEVY

SENIOR COUNSEL

DLA PIPER

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In his practice, Mr. Levy serves the business and legal needs of parti ...

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MS. RANDA FAHMY HUDOME

PRESIDENT

FAHMY HUDOME INTERNATIONAL

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As an internationally recognized expert in Middle East and North Afric ...

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MS. SOLANGE WARNER

FOUNDER

WORLD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

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Solange Warner is founder of the World Chamber of Commerce. The World ...

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MR. KARIM BABAY

FOUNDER, MANAGING PARTNER AND CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER

IVIP CAPITAL

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Mr. Babay founded Intrinsic Value Investment Partners (IVIP) in 2009 a ...

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MR. MUSSAAD Al RAZOUKI

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

KLEOS HEALTHCARE CORPORATION

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Dr. Mussaad Al-Razouki is the Chief Executive Office at Kleos Healthca ...

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MR. SHAYKH YUSUF TALAL DELORENZO

SHARI'AH ADVISOR

DUBAI, UAE

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Shaykh Yusuf Talal DeLorenzo is a scholar of Islamic Transactional Law ...

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MR. JALOUL AYED

FORMER MINISTER OF FINANCE

TUNISIA

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Mr. Ayed was appointed Minister of Finance of Tunisia in January 2011 ...

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MS. JUDITH KIPPER

DIRECTOR

MIDDLE EASTPROGRAMMES, INSTITUTE OF WORLD AFFAIRS

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Judith Kipper is an internationally recognized Middle East expert. She ...

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MS. HARRIET ANNA MAYOR FULBRIGHT

PRESIDENT

J. WILLIAM AND HARRIET FULBRIGHT CENTER

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Ms. Fulbright is the former Executive Director of the President's Comm ...

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MS. LORRAINE HARITON

COMMERCIAL AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS

U.S.DEPARTMENT OF STATE

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Lorraine Hariton was sworn in as the State Department’s Special Repres ...

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MR. MICHAEL J.T. MCMILLEN

PARTNER

CURTIS, MALLET-PREVOST, COLT & MOISLE LLP

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Mr. McMillen is a partner in the Finance group. He focuses his practic ...

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MS. HAZAMI BARMADA

PRESIDENT & CEO

Al-MUBADARAH

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Hazami Barmada is a social entrepreneur and international affairs prof ...

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MR. HUSSAIN A. QARAGHOLI

PRESIDENT OF THE US BUSINESS COUNCIL

IRAQ

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Hussain Qaragholi is President and Executive Director of the United St ...

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MR. DAVID VAN BUREN

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT

CORPORATE BUSINESS STRATEGY, L-3 COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION

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David M. Van Buren was appointed Corporate Senior Vice President for B ...

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MR. PETER GISH

PARTNER

UPC RENEWABLES

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Peter Gish has served on the Board of Directors of First Wind (formerl ...

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MR. MARK T. KIMMITT

FORMER DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE

BRIGADIER GENERAL, US ARMY, RETIRED

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The Honorable Mark T. Kimmitt specializes in advising firms on interna ...

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AMBASSADOR JARI FRIJS-MADSEN

CONSUL GENERAL

ROYAL DANISH CONSULATE GENERAL

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Jarl Frijs-Madsen assumed his post as Denmark’s Consul General in New ...

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MR. ROBERT E. MICHAEL

CHAIRMAN,ISLAMIC LAW COMMITTEE

AMERICAN BRANCH INTERNATIONAL LAW ASSOCIATION

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Robert E. Michael is the Managing Member of Robert E. Michael & Associ ...

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MR. PAUL HOMSY

PRINCIPAL

NOONMARK CAPITAL PARTNERS, LLC

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Paul Homsy is one of the leading authorities on the Arabian Gulf, Isla ...

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MR. AHMED EL-ALFI

FOUNDER & CHAIRMAN

SAWARI VENTURES, CAIRO, EGYPT

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Ahmed El Alfi, a veteran investor with over 25 years of experience in ...

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MR. SCOTT ANDERSON

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

GLOBAL CLEANTECH CENTER, ERNST & YOUNG

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Scott Anderson recently joined Ernst & Young's Global Cleantech Center ...

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MR. JOSEPH L BRAND

PARTNER

PATTON BOGGS LLP

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Joseph Brand’s involvement in more than 90 countries has been foreign ...

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MR. MICHAEL BENNETT

HEAD OF DERIVATIVES AND STRUCTURED FINANCE

WORLD BANK

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Michael Bennett is the Head of Derivatives and Structured Finance in t ...

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MS. AIYAH SAIHATI

FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT

SAIHATI INTERNATIONAL GROUP

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Aiyah Saihati, an international entrepreneur and intellectual, is the ...

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MR. WAEL FAKHARANY

REGIONAL DIRECTOR

GOOGLE

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Wael Fakharany is the regional director of Google Egypt & North Africa ...

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AMBASSADOR MICHAEL H. CORBIN

AMBASSADOR OF THE UNITED STATES

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

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Michael H. Corbin arrived in the United Arab Emirates on July 27, 2011 ...

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MR. JOHN M.DIONISIO

CHAIRMAN, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

AECOM

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John M. Dionisio leads AECOM (NYSE: ACM), an $8-billion global provide ...

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MR. FREDERICK W. WERNER

PRESIDENT

EUROPE-MIDDLE EAST-AFRICA, AECOM

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Frederick "Fred" Werner is President, Europe-Middle East-Africa, for A ...

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Dr. MUHAMMAD MUNIR CHAUDRY

Ph.D. PRESIDENT

IFANCA

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Dr. Muhammad Chaudry a career food technologist received his academic ...

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AMBASSADOR CHASE UNTERMEYER

FORMER U.S. AMBASSADOR

QATAR

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Ambassador Untermeyer has been an international business consultant si ...

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MS. JANE GARVEY

NORTH AMERICAN CHAIRMAN

MERIDIAM INFRASTRUCTURE

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Ms. Jane Garvey serves as North America chairman of Meridiam Infrastru ...

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Dr. JAMES J. ZOGBY

FOUNDER & PRESIDENT

ARAB AMERICAN INSTITUTE

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Jim Zogby is the founder and president of the Arab American Institute ...

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MR. THAD GEIGER

AGRIBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

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Mr. Geiger serves with the Agribusiness Development for the Kansas Dep ...

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MR. IBRAHIM MARDAM-BAY

GROUP PRESIDENT

TAYLOR-DEJONGH

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Ibrahim Mardam-Bey is an entrepreneur, financier and business develope ...

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MS. TANYA COLE

U.S. COMMERCIAL OFFICER, U.S.

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

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Tanya Cole joined the U.S. Commercial Service in 2006 as a Foreign Ser ...

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MS. JUDITH BARNETT

FOUNDER & PRESIDENT

THE BARNETT GROUP, LLC

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Judith Barnett (Founder & CEO, The Barnett Group) Judith Barnett bega ...

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MR. EDWARD BURTON

CHEIF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AND PRESIDENT

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Edward Burton was appointed President and Managing Director of the U.S ...

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MS. KAREN CRENNAN

MANAGING DIRECTOR

GEOGRAPHIC GROWTH & STRATEGY, ACCENTURE

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Karen Crennan is Managing Director Geographic Growth & Strategy, respo ...

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MS. NAZANIN ASH

FORMER DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE, MIDDLE EAST PARTNERSHIP INITIATIVE

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Nazanin Ash is currently Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Near Eas ...

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MR. MICHAEL JACOBSON

DIRECTOR

CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY OFFICE, INTEL CORPORATION

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Michael Jacobson is responsible for leading Intel’s corporate responsi ...

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MR. PATRICK M. HUGHES

LIEUTENANT GENERAL, U.S. ARMY (Ret), PRESIDENT

PMH ENTERPRISES LLC

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Patrick M. Hughes is now engaged in consulting in the focus areas of i ...

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MR. RICHARD A. CODY

GENERAL, USA (Ret), CORPORATE SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT

WASHINGTON, L-3 COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATIONS

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General (USA, Ret) Richard A. Cody was born in Montpelier Vermont. He ...

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MR.PAUL J. DE LIA

CORPORATE VICE PRESIDENT

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, L-3 COMMUNICATION

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With over 29 years of progressively responsible technology, management ...

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MR. NATHANIEL T. G. FOGG

PARTNER & MANAGING DIRECTOR

THE CHERTOFF GROUP

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Mr. Fogg is a partner and Managing Director with The Chertoff Group an ...

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MR. JASON B. SCHER

ASSOCIATE, CARTER, DELUCA

FARRELL & SCHMIDT LLP

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Jason B. Scher received a B.S., Mechanical Engineering with a Minor in ...

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MR. JASON J. POULOS

ASSOCIATE, CARTER, DELUCA

FARRELL & SCHMIDT, LLC

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Jason Poulos received a B.E. Computer Engineering, Stevens Institute o ...

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MR. MICHAEL R. BREW

PARTNER, CARTER, DELUCA

FARRELL & SCHMIDT LLP

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Michael Brew received a B.S., Biology, Cornell University, 1988; J.D., ...

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MR. DANA A. BRUSSEL

PARTNER, CARTER, DELUCA

FARRELL & SCHMIDT LLP

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Dana Brussel received his B.S. Nuclear Technology, Regents College, 1 ...

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MR. KEN CLOSE

CEO & FOUNDING PARTNER

THE QUINCY GROUP

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Mr. Close is the CEO and Founding Partner of The Quincy Group and a sp ...

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DR. PRESCOTT WINTER

MANAGING DIRECTOR

CHERTOFF GROUP

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Dr. Prescott Winter is a Managing Director at the Chertoff Group. With ...

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MR. MARK D. COWAN

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

COWAN STRATEGIES

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As the Chief Executive Officer of Cowan Strategies, Mark Cowan draws o ...

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MR. FAREED OSMAN

CHAIRMAN

ANTIGRAVITY GROUP

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Fareed Osman is Chairman of the Antigravity Group, a holdings firm wit ...

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MR. OMAR ELSAHY

GENERAL MANAGER

SOUQ.COM, EGYPT

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Omar Elsahy is the general manager for Souq.com in Egypt. With a Maste ...

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MR. TODD P. SCHWARTZ

DEPUTY SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE

COMMERCIAL & BUSINESS AFFAIRS, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE)

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Todd Schwartz is the Deputy Special Representative for Commercial and ...

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MS. BEATRICE VON SILVA-TAROUCA LARSEN

BOARD MEMBER

SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN

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Beatrice von Silva-Tarouca Larsen is a Doctor of Law (University of Mu ...

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MR. JOHN H. MARINO, SR.

VICE CHAIRMAN

CONTINENTAL RAIL CORPORATION

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Mr. Marino's railroad career spans over 40 years. He was a co-founder, ...

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MR. HISHAM ELKOUSTAF

SENIOR ADVISOR

BILATERAL US-ARAB CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

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Hisham H. Elkoustaf is a Moroccan-American attorney with over a decade ...

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MR. TAHA ABDUL-BASSER

AFFILIATE

HARVARD LAW SCHOOL

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Taha Abdul-Basser is an Affiliate at the Harvard Islamic Finance Proje ...

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MR. JOSEPH L. BRAND

PARTNER

PATTON BOGGS LLP

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Joseph Brand’s involvement in more than 90 countries has been foreign ...

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MR. IBRAHIM MARDAM-BAY

GROUP PRESIDENT

TAYLOR-DEJONGH

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Ibrahim Mardam-Bey is an entrepreneur, financier and business develope ...

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MR. CHEMI PERES

MANAGING GENERAL PARTNER AND CO-FOUNDER

PITANGO VENTURE CAPITAL

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Chemi is a Managing General Partner and Co-Founder of Pitango Venture ...

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