EFE Network Boards


  • Anis Aclimandos (Chair): Chairman, American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt (AmCham Egypt)
  • Dr. Abla Abdel-Latif, Chairwoman, Presidential Advisory Council for Economic Development
  • Ahmed Abou Ali: Partner, Hassouna & Abou Ali
  • Hossam Allam: Managing Director, Head of MENA and New Markets, Hassan Allam Services
  • Amr Badr: Managing Director, AmCham Inc.
  • Andrew Baird: CEO, EFE-Global
  • Ronald Bruder: Founder, Education For Employment
  • Adel Danish: Chairman & CEO, The Smart Village
  • Hisham Fahmy: CEO, American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt (AmCham Egypt)
  • Alaa Hashem: Co-Founder and Executive Partner, Transcendium
  • SherifH. Kamel: Professor & Dean, American University in Cairo (AUC)
  • Elizabeth Khalifa: Chief People Officer, Zooba
  • Omar A. Mohanna: Chairman, Suez Cement Group
  • Gamal Moharam: Non-Executive Chairman, Newscape Egypt
  • Tarek Tawfik: Chairman, Cairo Poultry Group
  • Shahira Zeid: Vice Chairman & CEO, MZ Investments



  • Luay Abugazaleh (Chair): Managing Partner, Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property
  • H.E. Samir Murad: Business and Social Entrepreneur
  • Andrew Baird: President & CEO, EFE-Global
  • Mohammed Bataineh: Chairman & CEO, Agri Jordan and BADR Developments
  • Ronald Bruder: Founder, Education for Employment
  • Taima Khoury Kawar: Social and Civic Leader
  • Isam Salfiti: Chairman, Al Etihad Bank for Savings and Investment



  • Anas Guennoun (Chair): Managing Partner, West Capital Partners
  • Naziha Belkeziz-Laraqui, Co-Founder, Cabinet Associés en Gouvernance Maroc
  • Amine Berrada Sounni: CEO, Compagnie Chérifienne de Chocolaterie (Aiguebelle)
  • Abdelkader Boukhriss: CPA, Societe Feduciare du Maroc
  • Ronald Bruder: Founder, Education For Employment
  • Omar Chaabi: Executive Vice President, Ynna Holding
  • Mohamed Ali Kadiri: Founder, Dictys
  • Soraya Sebti: Head of Sustainability & CSR, BMCE Bank of Africa
  • Mohamed Ibrahim Slaoui: CEO, MAFODER Group
  • Laila Slassi-Sennou: Co-founder, Afrique Advisors



  • Mazen Sinokrot (Chair): Chair & CEO, Chairman, Sinokrot Global Group (SGG)
  • Samih Al Abid: Advisor, Former Minister of Public Works and Housing, Palestine Investment Fund
  • Asmaa' Alkhoudary: Financial Officer, Saqqa & Khoudary (Gaza)
  • Andrew Baird, CEO, EFE-Global
  • Ronald Bruder: Founder, Education For Employment
  • Rushdi Ghalayini: Deputy General Manager, Bank of Palestine
  • Hiba Husseini: Senior Attorney & Managing Partner, Former Vice Chair, Palestine Securities Exchange
  • Nafez Husseini: VP, ICT & Digital Business; Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC)
  • Mazen Ja’bari: Director, Youth Development Department (YDD)
  • Jamal Jawabrah: Secretary General, Palestine Chamber of Commerce
  • Umayyah Khammash: Head of Department of Health, UNRWA (Jerusalem)
  • Samer Khoury: President Engineering & Construction, Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC)
  • Safa Nassereldin: Former Minister- VP for Jerusalem, Alquds University, Al-Quds Open University
  • Maha Abu Shusheh: General Manager, Abu Shousheh Trading Company


EFE-Saudi Arabia 

  • Saeed Alharbi, Chairperson - Vice President Human Resources, Olayan Holding Company
  • Lynne M. Fleifel, Vice President Corporate Affairs, Olayan Financing Company
  • Hamad Al-Kaltham: Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, AlTurki Holding
  • Sultan K. Olayan, Senior Associate Private Equity and Corporate Development, Olayan Financing Company



  • Maitre Donia Hedda Ellouze (Chair): Lawyer, Supreme Court of Tunisia, Hedda-Ellouze, Ellouze & Belajouza-Felli
  • Andrew Baird, CEO, EFE-Global
  • Souheil Ben Abdallah: Senior International Development Specialist, Deloitte
  • Ronald Bruder: Founder, Education For Employment
  • Naceur Hidoussi: President, AmCham Tunisia
  • Tawfik Jelassi: Professor of Economics, IMD Business School; Former Minister of Higher Education & ICT
  • Hedi Sellami: CEO, Tunisie Cables; Vice President, One Tech Group
  • Salwa Smaoui: Regional Director - Advertising & Online, Microsoft Middle East & Africa
  • Adel Torjmen: CEO, Sungard - FIS
  • Slim Zeghal: CEO, Altea Packaging


EFE-UAE Advisory Board

  • Abdul Aziz Al-Yaqout: Founder & Partner, Meysan Partners
  • HE Reem Abdel Rahim BinKaram: Director, NAMA Women Advancement Association
  • Andrew Baird: CEO, EFE-Global
  • Ronald Bruder: Founder, Education For Employment
  • Mariam Farag: Head of CSR, MBC Group
  • Raza Jafar: Founder GSN, ENSHAA
  • Yogesh Mehta: CEO, Petrochem Middle East
  • Hamdi Osman: Founding Member, Middle East and North African Franchise Association (MENAFA)
  • Karim Seifeddine: Corporate Communications Head, Middle East & Africa, CITI
  • Arda Atalay: Regional Director, LinkedIn Middle East



  • Alwan Shaibani (Chair): Chairman of the Board, Universal Group of Companies
  • Amat Alsoswa: Assistant Administrator and Regional Director Regional Bureau for Arab States, UNDP
  • Andrew Baird: CEO, EFE-Global
  • Ronald Bruder: Founder, Education For Employment
  • Yusuf Al-Kuraimi: Managing Director, AlKurami Express Islamic Microfinance Bank
  • Jamal Al-Mutarreb: Owner and Founder, Al-Mutarreb Group
  • Maha Salah: Training & Performance Director, CAC Bank
  • Mohammed Abdo Saeed: Regional Director, Hayel Saeed Anam Group
  • Huda Al-Sharafi: VP, Almaz Group
  • Hani Shehadeh: Area GM (construction) and GM (oil and gas), Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC)

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