2013 Business Speakers

2013 Business Summit Speakers and Honorable Guests

MR. KHUSH CHOKSY

VICE PRESIDENT FOR TURKEY

U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

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Mr. Khush Choksy is vice president for Turkey, Middle East, and North ...

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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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MR. RON BRUDER

FOUNDER & CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

EDUCATION FOR EMPLOYMENT

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Mr. Ron Bruder is an American entrepreneur and advocate for increased ...

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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. 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. 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. 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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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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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. 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 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. 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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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. 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. 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.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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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.Wael Fakharany

Regional Director

Google

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Wael Fakharany is the regional director of Google Egypt & North Africa ...

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AMBASSADOR MICHAEL H. CORBIN

AMBASSADOR OF THE UNITED STATES

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

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Michael H. Corbin arrived in the United Arab Emirates on July 27, 2011 ...

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MR.John M. Dionisio

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer

AECOM

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John M. Dionisio leads AECOM (NYSE: ACM), an $8-billion global provide ...

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MR.Frederick W. Werner

President

Europe-Middle East-Africa, AECOM

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Frederick "Fred" Werner is President, Europe-Middle East-Africa, for A ...

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MR.PATRICK N. THEROS

FORMER U.S. AMBASSADOR

US-QATAR BUSINESS COUNCIL

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Ambassador Patrick Nickolas Theros assumed the office of President and ...

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MR.Ransel N. Potter

Founder, Managing Partner

C3 Summit, LLC

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Mr. Potter has been a guest speaker at financial events in the Middle ...

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Dr.Muhammad Munir Chaudry

Ph.D. President

IFANCA

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Dr. Muhammad Chaudry a career food technologist received his academic ...

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MR.Ziad Makkawi

Chairman and Managing Director

Blue Gate Capital Partners

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

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Ambassador Chase Untermeyer

Former U.S. Ambassador

Qatar

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

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MR.Andrea Fiano

EDITOR

GLOBAL FINANCE MAGAZINE

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Andrea Fiano has been involved with Global Finance since it was launch ...

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MR.ANDREW H. LEVY

SENIOR COUNSEL

DLA PIPER

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In his practice, Mr. Levy serves the business and legal needs of parti ...

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