Chairman: Nafez Husseini
Chairman : Nafez Husseini is the VP of ICT & Digital Business of the Greece based Consolidated Contractors Company (www.ccc.gr), a multi-billion engineering group and the largest construction company in the Middle East. Nafez is very active in promoting Knowledge-Based economies and a strong advocate of the leading role of the Palestinian Private Sector in transforming and building capacity of the local economy and in the resiliency and contribution of SMEs to economic development in conflict situations. A diaspora native of Jerusalem, Nafez holds a Bachelor’s degree from the American University of Beirut and a Masters from California State University - Sacramento specializing in Management & Information Technology.
Vice President: Durgham Maraee
Dr. Durgham Maraee is the CEO of Wataniya Mobile. Dr. Maraee has extensive experience in Telecom and in business management and investment. Prior to his appointment to the position of CEO of Wataniya Mobile, Dr. Maraee served as the Chief Investment Officer of the Palestine Investment Fund (“PIF”).
Hashim Shawa joined Bank of Palestine as Chairman and General Manager in 2007 and has continued its strategy of growth and expansion.
Secretary: Zohre Elahian
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.
Sally Reeves Osberg
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.
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.
Treasurer: Mohammad Khateeb
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.
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.
Zahi Wadih Khouri
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).
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.
Ammar Aker is the Palestine Telecom Group CEO and a member of Paltel Group’s Board of Directors. Notably, Paltel is the second largest employer in Palestine (after the Government). Prior to assuming his current position as Group CEO, he was the CEO of the Palestine Cellular Communications Co. Ltd., Jawwal, the first private leading cellular operator in Palestine.