Our Board

These are just a few of the amazing people supporting us and our work.

Chairman : Nafez Husseini is the Chief Technology & Telecommunications Officer of the Greece-based Consolidated Contractors Company, a multi-billion dollar engineering group and the largest construction company in the Middle East. Nafez is very active in promoting youth empowerment, knowledge-based economies and has been a key founding member of the Palestine Education Initiative.

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Chief Investment Officer , Palestine Investment Fund (PIF) - Durgham Maraee is the Chief Investment Officer at the Palestine Investment Fund (PIF). In this role, Durgham manages PIF’s $500 million private equity investment portfolio and oversees the development and implementation of PIF’s ambitious 5-year $4 billion investment program. He is also responsible for identifying, developing and executing new strategic investment initiatives that aim to spur economic growth in Palestine through the establishment of viable business enterprises, while achieving excellent returns to PIF.

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Mohammed Khateeb is the Chief Executive Officer of Bridge Development Group a holding company based in Palestine. BDG has a diverse range of investments which include residential, commercial & industrial real estate, construction management, electromechanical engineering and carpet manufacturing. Bridge’s work is focused in the Middle East and North America.

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Zohre Elahian has been actively involved in international development for over 10 years. With her husband, Kamran Elahian, she started Schools Online, a not-for-profit organization that has brought computers to schools and introduced ICT in education in many countries around the world and within the US.

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President and CEO, Skoll Foundation - Sally Osberg is a recognized leader in the social sector for her work in advancing the field of social entrepreneurship. As President and CEO of the Skoll Foundation, she leads the foundation’s team in identifying and supporting innovators who are pioneering effective, sustainable solutions to global challenges.

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Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Palestinian National Beverage Company (NBC-Coca-Cola licensee) Mr. Khouri is a leading Middle East businessman and holds a number of executive positions and Board Memberships including Chairman of Palestine Tourism & Investment Company. (PTIC), Jacir Palace Intercontinental in Bethlehem, the Jerusalem Investment Tourism (JIT), and Intram Investments Inc in Orlando, Florida. Mr. Khouri is also Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Development & Investment Co (Padico).

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Mr. Walid Namour is Chief Executive of IDARA, Institutional Development And Reform Associates, a private consulting firm located in Ramallah, West Bank, Palestine that specializes in Institutional Development and Reform of organizations in the public, private and (NGOs) sectors.

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Manal Zraiq is Partner and General Director of Massar Associates.  She is an experienced business executive and skilled communicator with demonstrated capabilities in the areas of team building and staff development.

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Hashim Shawa joined Bank of Palestine as Chairman and General Manager in 2007 and has continued its strategy of growth and expansion.

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Chairman, Dimensions Consulting Company - Mr. Hassan Kassem is an IT Specialist and Business Consultant. He is currently the Chairman and Managing Partner of Dimensions Consulting Company, which provides business and health care services. Mr. Kassem is also the Chairman of Young Scientists Club and of Palestinian Information Technology Association (PITA). He was one of the founders of PITA and PICTI.

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