ABANA Summer Leadership Retreat

Salve Regina

Date June 22, 2011, 8:00 pm

Location Salve Regina University

100 Ochre Point Avenue, Newport, RISee Map

Wednesday, June 22

4:00 PM

Private Tour of The Marble House

    • Paul Miller, Curator, Newport Mansions

6:00 PM

Opening Reception at the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy at Salve Regina University

7:00 PM

Dinner and Keynote Address

Welcome from Salve Regina University and ABANA

"Rhode Island and the Art of Transformation"

    • Vincent ("Buddy") Cianci, Jr., Former Mayor, Providence, Rhode Island

Thursday, June 23

8:00 AM


8:30 AM


  • Omar Wohabe, ABANA President and Partner, Wohabe Law Offices
  • Katharine ("Kitty") Cushing, Chair, ABANA Summer Leadership Retreat

8:40 AM

Welcome to Rhode Island

  • The Honorable Lincoln D. Chafee, Governor, State of Rhode Island

9:00 AM

"The World Turned Upside Down: The New Energy of Geopolitics"

  • Dr. Joseph A. Stanislaw, Partner, Tremont Energy Partners and Chairman of the Advisory Board, Arlington Energy & Environment Fund

9:50 AM


10:05 AM

Roundtable Discussion 1: Transformation and a Time of Opportunity for the Arab World: The Landscape for M&A, Private Equity Partnerships and Strategic Ventures

  • Moderator: Mohannad Aama, Managing Director & Portfolio Manager, Beam Capital Management LLC
  • Harry Alverson, Managing Director, The Carlyle Group
  • Sanjay Hundiwala, Executive Vice President, United Gulf Management,      Inc.
  • Amr M. Nosseir, Founding Partner, Perella Weinberg Partners
  • Edwin Wang, Senior Managing Director, Accretive Exit Capital

10:55 AM


11:10 AM

Roundtable Discussion 2: Paths to Change: New Approaches to Education, Economic Development and Philanthropy

  • Moderator: Hussein Khalifa, Partner, MVision Private Equity Advisers
  • Ronald Bruder, Founder and Chairman of the Board, Education for        Employment Foundation
  • William Corcoran, President, ANERA
  • Ahmed Fattouh, CEO, Baron Group Holdings
  • J. Douglas Holladay, Co-Founder, Park Avenue Equity Partners, L.P.

12:00 PM


12:15 PM

Luncheon and Keynote Address: "The Complex World of Healthcare: US Landscape & New Horizon of Global Partnerships"

  • Edward ("Ted") Kennedy, Jr., Co-Founder, Marwood Group

2:00 PM


2:15 PM

Roundtable Discussion 3: Evolving Landscape in the Middle East and North Africa: Geopolitics and Energy

  • Moderator: Dr. Joseph A. Stanislaw, Partner, Tremont Energy Partners and Chairman of the Advisory Board, Arlington Energy & Environment Fund
  • Salah Brahimi, President and CEO, Grey Matter International, Ltd.
  • Peter Gish, Partner, UPC Renewables
  • Frank Savage, Chairman, Hinduja Capital Advisors, Inc.

3:30 PM

Program Conclusion

6:30 PM

The Life and Passions of Anthony Quinn: Dinner at the home of Katherine Quinn, Bristol, RI

Friday, June 24

8 - 10 AM

Dockside Breakfast at the Vanderbilt Residences


Ahmed Fattouh

Ahmed Fattouh

Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Baron Group Holdings

Edwin J. Wang

Edwin J. Wang

Senior Managing Director
Accretive Capital Partners LLC

Mohannad Aama

Mohannad Aama

Chief Investment Officer & Portfolio Manager
Beam Capital Management

Ronald B Bruder

Ronald B. Bruder

Founder & Chairman of the Board
Education for Employment Foundation

Salah Brahimi

Salah Brahimi

President & Chief Executive Officer
Grey Matter International Ltd

Sanjay Huniwala

Sanjay Hundiwala

Senior Vice President, Direct Investments
United Gulf Management, Inc.