2012 Business Speakers

2012 Business Summit Speakers and Honorable Guests

MR. KEN DORPH

PRESIDENT & CEO

SAG HARBOR CONSULTING

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Mr. Ken Dorph is a leading global expert in financial institution and ...

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DR. JOHN DUKE ANTHONY

FOUNDING PRESIDENT & CEO

NATIONAL COUNCIL ON U.S.-ARAB RELATIONS

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Dr. John Duke Anthony is the Founding President and Chief Executive Of ...

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MS. JANE COURY

PROGRAM OFFICER

FOR THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA AND FOR EUROPE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH)

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Ms. Jane Coury is the Program Officer for the Middle East and North Af ...

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MS.PAULA COX

Minister of Finance

Minister of Labour, Home Affairs and Public Safety.

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Premier Paula Ann Cox, JP, MP is the Progressive Labour Party – or PLP ...

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MR. Nolan Bushnell

Founder

Atari Corporation

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Nolan Bushnell is a technology pioneer, entrepreneur and scientist. Of ...

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MR. DAVID HAMOD

PRESIDENT AND CEO

THE NATIONAL U.S.-ARAB CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

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Since its inception over 40 years ago, NUSACC has been the preeminent ...

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MS. Linda Rottenberg

CEO and Co-Founder

Endeavor-Global

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Named one of "America's Best Leaders" by U.S. News & World Report, Lin ...

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MR. ALAN PATRICOF

FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR

GREYCROFT, LLC

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Alan Patricof is the founder and managing director of Greycroft LLC. G ...

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MR. Miroslav Dusek

Director, Head of Middle East and North Africa

World Economic Forum

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Miroslav Dusek has a MA in International Studies from the University o ...

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MR. Ziad Makkawi

Chairman and Managing Director

Blue Gate Capital Partners, Baghdad, Iraq

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Prior to co-founding Blue Gate Capital Partners, Ziad Makkawi was the ...

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MR. Ekhleif Tarawneh

President

The University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan

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Professor Ekhleif Y. Tarawneh became the twelfth President of The Univ ...

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MR. KEN LIPPER

FORMER DEPUTY MAYOR

NEW YORK CITY

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Ken Lipper is a prominent figure in the arts, in the world of finance, ...

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Mr. Chase Untermeyer

Former US Ambassador, Qatar

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Ambassador Untermeyer has been an international business consultant si ...

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MR. Marc Ginsberg

FORMER US AMBASSADOR, MOROCCO

Layalina Productions

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Marc Ginsberg, former presidential adviser on Middle East policy and U ...

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MR. OMAR WOHABE

PRESIDENT & BOARD MEMBER

THE ARAB BANKERS ASSOCIATION OF NORTH AMERICA (ABANA)

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In addition to being President and a member of the Board of Directors ...

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MS. Randa Fahmy Hudome

President

Fahmy Hudome International

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As an internationally recognized expert in Middle East and North Afric ...

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MS. Solange Warner

Founder

World Chamber of Commerce

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Solange Warner is founder of the World Chamber of Commerce. The World ...

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MR. Karim Babay

Founder, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer

IVIP Capital

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Mr. Babay founded Intrinsic Value Investment Partners (IVIP) in 2009 a ...

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MR. Shaykh Yusuf Talal DeLorenzo

Shari'ah Advisor

Dubai, UAE

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Shaykh Yusuf Talal DeLorenzo is a scholar of Islamic Transactional Law ...

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MR. Jaloul Ayed

Former Minister of Finance

Tunisia

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Mr. Ayed was appointed Minister of Finance of Tunisia in January 2011 ...

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MS. Debora Guthrie

CEO and Managing Partner

Capital Health Global

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Debora Guthrie is the Founder and CEO of Capitol Health Global and its ...

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MS. Judith Kipper

Director

Middle East Programs, Institute of World Affairs

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Judith Kipper is an internationally recognized Middle East expert. She ...

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MS. David Pursell

Managing Director, Head of Securities

Tudor Pickering Holt & Co

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Dave Pursell serves as Managing Director and Head of Securities at Tud ...

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MS. Harriet Anna Mayor Fulbright

President,

J. William and Harriet Fulbright Center

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Ms. Fulbright is the former Executive Director of the President's Comm ...

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MR. Nicola Pangher

Chairman

Tesan

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Nicola Pangher, Chairman of Tesan S.p.A. Tesan is a company dedicated ...

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MR. Dan Nelson

Principal

International Strategic Insights, LLC

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For 32 years, Mr. Nelson served as vice president of ExxonMobil’s Wash ...

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MR. Rob Marano

Co-founder & Principal

The Hackerati

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Rob Marano has more than 20 years of technology, sales, marketing and ...

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MR. Mikael Hagström

Executive Vice President

EMEA, SAS

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Mikael Hagström is head of an expanding global team of 4,500 professi ...

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MS. Lorraine Hariton

Commercial and Business Affairs

U.S. Department of State

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Lorraine Hariton was sworn in as the State Department’s Special Repres ...

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MR. Michael J.T. McMillen

Partner

Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP

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Mr. McMillen is a partner in the Finance group. He focuses his practic ...

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MS. Hazami Barmada

President & CEO

Al-Mubadarah

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Hazami Barmada is a social entrepreneur and international affairs prof ...

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MS. Dame Julie Moore

CEO

University Hospital Birmingham

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Dame Julie Moore is a graduate nurse who worked in clinical practice b ...

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MR. Anthony Smith

Partner

Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP

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Mr. Smith is a partner in the Infrastructure Development Group. He is ...

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MR. Lionel Johnson

Vice President

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

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Lionel C. Johnson is vice president of Middle East and North Africa Af ...

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MR. Hussain A. Qaragholi

President of the US Business Council

Iraq

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Hussain Qaragholi is President and Executive Director of the United St ...

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MR. David Van Buren

Senior Vice President

Corporate Business Strategy, L-3 Communications Corporation)

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David M. Van Buren was appointed Corporate Senior Vice President for B ...

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MR. Peter Gish

Partner

UPC Renewables

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Peter Gish has served on the Board of Directors of First Wind (formerl ...

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MR. Ralph H. Salmi

Professor Emeritus of Political Science

California State University, San Bernardino

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Dr. Salmi currently holds the rank of Professor Emeritus of Political ...

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MR. MARK T. KIMMITT

FORMER DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE

BRIGADIER GENERAL, US ARMY, RETIRED

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The Honorable Mark T. Kimmitt specializes in advising firms on interna ...

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Ambassador Jarl Frijs-Madsen

Consul General

Royal Danish Consulate General

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Jarl Frijs-Madsen assumed his post as Denmark’s Consul General in New ...

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MR. Robert W. Jordan

Partner, Former Ambassador to Saudi Arabia

Baker Botts LLP

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Robert W. Jordan is the partner in charge of Baker Botts' Middle East ...

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MR. Robert E. Michael

Chairman, Islamic Law Committee

American Branch International Law Association

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Robert E. Michael is the Managing Member of Robert E. Michael & Associ ...

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MR. Miles Gilburne

Chairman & CEO

ePals, Managing Member, ZG Ventures

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Mr. Gilburne is currently Chairman and CEO of ePals, Inc., an educatio ...

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Dr. Yahia Abdul-Rahman

Chairman of the Board and CEO

LARIBA – Bank of Whittier

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Dr. Yahia was born in Cairo, Egypt and immigrated to the US in 1968. H ...

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Dr. Reza Aslan

Co-founder & Chief Creative Officer

BoomGen Studios

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Dr. Reza Aslan, an internationally acclaimed writer and scholar of rel ...

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MR. Joe Minton

President

Digital Development Management

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As president, Mr. Minton has overseen the growth of DDM from a single- ...

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Dr. Norman Ricklefs

Managing Partner

Iraq Advisory Group, Dubai / Baghdad

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Dr. Norman Ricklefs has served in Iraq since 2005, in various differen ...

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MR. Paul Homsy

Principal

Noonmark Capital Partners, LLC

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Paul Homsy is one of the leading authorities on the Arabian Gulf, Isla ...

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Ambassador Theodore H. Kattouf

President, CEO, AMIDEAST

United Arab Emirates

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Following graduation from The Pennsylvania State University, Ambassado ...

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MS. Anne Habiby

Co-Founder & CEO

AllWorld Network

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Anne Habiby co-founded AllWorld Network in 2007 with Deirdre Coyle and ...

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MR. Pradeep Ramamurthy

Vice President

Abraaj Capital

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Pradeep Ramamurthy joined Abraaj Capital in March 2012 after a career ...

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Dr. Usama Fayyad

Executive Chairman

Oasis 500

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Dr. Usama Fayyad is Executive Chairman of Oasis 500, a regional early- ...

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MR. Ahmed El Alfi

Founder & Chairman

Sawari Ventures, Cairo, Egypt

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Ahmed El Alfi, a veteran investor with over 25 years of experience in ...

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MR. Barr Potter

Former Chairman CEO

Largo Entertainment

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Barr Potter, the founder and CEO of Tripod Entertainment, has been in ...

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MR. Wayne Furbert

JP, MP, Minister of Business Development & Tourism

State of Bermuda

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Wayne L. Furbert became interested in public service at the age of 14 ...

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MR. Jeremy Cox

Chief Executive Officer

Bermuda Monetary Authority, State of Bermuda

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Jeremy Cox is the Chief Executive Officer of the Bermuda Monetary Auth ...

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Victor G. Webb

President,

Marston Webb International

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Victor Webb established Marston Webb International, an international c ...

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MR. Belaid A. Jheengoor

Director, Asset Managment

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) ACA, CFA

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Belaid Jheengoor has several years of professional experience in accou ...

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MR. Scott Anderson

Director of Marketing

Global Cleantech Center, Ernst & Young

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Scott Anderson recently joined Ernst & Young's Global Cleantech Center ...

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MR. Nicholas Fortugno

CEO

Playmatics LLC

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Nicholas Fortugno is an American game designer and educator. He is CCO ...

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MR.Mark Fulton

Managing Director

Deutsche Bank

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Mark Fulton, in his role as global head of climate change investment r ...

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MR. Joseph L Brand

Partner

Patton Boggs LLP

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Joseph Brand’s involvement in more than 90 countries has been foreign ...

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MR. Harri Koponen

COO, Rovio

Entertainment Ltd

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Harri Eric Koponen is currently the COO of Rovio, the creator of the g ...

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MR.Michael Bennett

Head of Derivatives and Structured Finance

World Bank

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Michael Bennett is the Head of Derivatives and Structured Finance in t ...

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MR.Mahmoud Mamdani

Vice Chairman, MD, Investment Banking Division

Morgan Stanley

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Mahmoud Mamdani is a Vice Chairman and Managing Director in the Invest ...

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MS.Aiyah Saihati

Founder & President

Saihati International Group

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Aiyah Saihati, an international entrepreneur and intellectual, is the ...

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MR.Eli Pariser

CEO & Co-Founder

Upworthy

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Eli Pariser is the author of the New York Times Bestseller The Filter ...

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