About

Leadership

ABANA is led by a rotating, twenty-person board of directors. Each year, ABANA members elect approximately one-third of the Board, whose members serve terms of three years.

ABANA members are encouraged to submit nominations for new directors by emailing nominations@abana.co.

Directors & Officers

Amr Nosseir, Chairman

Senior Advisor
Clayton Dubilier & Rice

Joud Abdel Majeid, Vice-Chair

Deputy Chief Financial Officer
BlackRock

Ferris Hussein, Vice-Chair

Managing Director
Carlyle

Lotfi Karoui, Vice-Chair

Managing Director
Goldman Sachs

Laura Osman, Vice-Chair

President
Amunet Advisors

Khalid Azim, Treasurer

Senior Director of Lifelong Learning
Columbia Business School

Marwan Azzi, Secretary

Partner
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

Zubaid Ahmad

Founder & Managing Partner
Caravanserai Partners

Issa Baconi

Executive Vice President & Regional Manager
Arab Bank

Karim Baghdady

Chief Executive Officer
EFG Hermes US

Mona Dajani

Global Co-Head Energy & Infrastructure Projects Team
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

Hania Dawood

Global Manager, Climate Business Development & Strategy
International Finance Corporation

Marwan Elaraby

Partner
Shearman & Sterling

Heather Ibrahim-Leathers

Founder
Global Fund for Widows

Nicolas J. Kahale

Partner
DeaconCapital Asset Management

Thana Abdullah Al-Mufarrej

Director
Wafra Inc.

Mona Al-Saffy

Morgan Stanley

Ola El-Shawarby

Senior Investment Analyst
VanEck

Carolyn S. Weimer

Managing Director - Partner
Carlyle
Susan Peters

Susan Peters, Senior Advisor

Senior Advisor
ABANA

Past Chairs

Mahmoud Mamdani

2018-2021

Mona Aboelnaga Kanaan

2015-2018

Dr. Amer Bisat

2012-14

Omar Wohabe

2010-12

Wa’el N. Chehab

2009

Laura Osman

2006-08

Samer S. Khanachet

2003-05

Dr. Hani K. Findakly

2000-02

Antranig R. Sarkissian

1997-99

Isam Salah, Esq.

1995-96

Monir Barakat

1993-94

Camille A. Chebeir

1992

Issa N. Baconi

1990-91

Taher D. Makkiyah

1988-89

Talat M. Othman

1985-86

Fakhruddin Khalil

1983-84, 1987
Founding President

ABANA