About

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Fuad El-Hibri

Fuad El-Hibri

Fuad El-Hibri provides leadership to the Board of Trustees and the management team in shaping and achieving the Foundation’s mission.  He recognizes that strategic philanthropy is the best way to address the complex issues at the heart of the Foundation’s work, and utilizes his business acumen to focus on solutions. Mr. El-Hibri also chairs the Board of Directors of Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., a global biopharmaceutical company, where he formerly served as Chief Executive Officer.  He has experience in the...(read more)

Karim El-Hibri

Karim El-Hibri

Trustee El-Hibri brings more than a decade of board membership experience to the Foundation and represents the next generation of board leadership. Mr. El-Hibri is President of East West Resources Corporation.

He also served as a fundraiser for the Oren Gateway Center at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he currently sits as an Advisory Board Member for the StepUp Program.  In addition, Mr. El-Hibri serves on the Boards of Directors for the Oslo Center U.S. Foundation in...(read more)

Nancy El-Hibri

Nancy El-Hibri

Ms. El-Hibri brings over 30 years of executive, administrative and management experience relating to property development and real estate construction.  In the late 1980s, with Fuad El-Hibri, she co-founded the East-West Resources Corporation (EWR), a management consulting and business development firm.  She has participated in the renovation of five townhouses in northwest Washington, DC involving the gutting of their interiors while restoring their historic exteriors.   She has worked closely with engineers, architects and...(read more)

Mary Goudie

Mary Goudie

A global advocate for the rights of women and children, Baroness Mary Goudie has been a member of the British House of Lords since 1998, when she was appointed a life Peer.  Baroness Goudie serves on the Board of Vital Voices, an organization that supports and invests in women's leadership around the world.  As a senior member of the House of Lords, she served as Vice-Chair of the All-Party Group on Global Education and Vice-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Equality Group.  Baroness Goudie chairs the United Nations’ Women...(read more)

Lisa Jones

Lisa Jones

Ms. Jones is an attorney and experienced media and entertainment executive whose background includes senior management positions in large media companies, running digital media start-ups and positions as a corporate, transactional and entertainment lawyer. Her experience in digital media, includes her current position as CEO/co-founder of an early stage venture in the public safety area and her tenure as CEO of Comedy Express, a start-up television broadband company focusing on delivering short form comedy content to young adult males. Comedy...(read more)

Nadia Roumani

Nadia Roumani

Ms. Roumani’s professional experience includes acting as the Principal of Roumani Consulting LLC, whose clients include the United Nations Development Program and the Ford Foundation, among other organizations.  Ms. Roumani has also served as Program Officer of the Doris Duke Foundation’s Islamic Arts Building Bridges Program; as Senior Associate of the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs; as Assistant Director of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue, managed by Joseph Stiglitz, the 2001 Nobel Laureate for Economics; and as...(read more)

Abdo Sabban

Abdo Sabban

Abdo Sabban contributes to the Foundation the skills and knowledge he developed from his extensive experience as a community activist and successful entrepreneur at a real estate brokerage, management and investment firm.  Business Week named Mr. Sabban one of the country’s most successful immigrant entrepreneurs.   Mr. Sabban serves as Chair of the Board of the Rene Moawad Foundation, which promotes the social, economic and rural development of Lebanon and helps build a responsible civil society to strengthen Lebanese national unity,...(read more)

Abdul Aziz Said

Abdul Aziz Said

As an internationally recognized expert in conflict resolution and peace education, Abdul Aziz Said provides guidance to the Foundation’s Board of Trustees in the area of peace building.  Dr. Said is a senior professor of International Relations in the School of International Service at American University, where he has taught for more than 50 years.  He is the founder of the American University Center for Global Peace and occupies the Mohammed Said Farsi Chair of Islamic Peace.  His involvement in many activities advance...(read more)

Allen Shofe

Allen Shofe

Allen Shofe contributes to the Foundation his expertise, based on 20 years of experience, in government relations, public service and public affairs.  Mr. Shofe is Senior Vice President of Public Affairs at Emergent BioSolutions, Inc.  He has developed an extensive network of professional contacts throughout North America, Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.  He has held senior-level government and public affairs positions at Eli Lilly and Company, BAT UK and Export, and the Tobacco Institute.  He served as Chief of...(read more)