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Patronage and Governance

Pearl Initiative benefits from the patronage and leadership of outstanding personalities from diverse backgrounds across the Region.

Founding Patron

His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohamad Al-Qasimi, member of the Supreme Council of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Sharjah.

BOARD OF GOVERNORS

The Pearl Initiative Board of Governors comprises of prominent business leaders from across the Gulf Region.

Mathad-Al-Ajmi
Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel
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HH Sheikha Intisar AlSabah
Founder
Intisar Foundation, Alnowair, Bareec, Intisars & Ebbarra
Pervez Akhtar
Managing Partner and Head of MENA Region
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Middle East Territory Senior Partner
PwC
Patrick Chalhoub
President
Chalhoub Group
Amir-Dossal
Founder & Chairman
Global Partnerships Forum
Jamal Farko
Managing Partner
KPMG Bahrain & Qatar
Badr Jafar
CEO
Crescent Enterprises & President, Crescent Petroleum
Hamid Jafar
Chairman
Crescent Group
Ahmed Al Janahi
Head of Shallow Reservoir
Tatweer Petroleum
Chairman
Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC)
Varouj Nerguizian
CEO
Bank of Sharjah
Campbell M. Steedman
Partner
Squire Patton Boggs
Abdullah Sweileh
Chairman
Student Advisory Board
Group Chairman
Tamer Group
Sheikha Hanadi Bint Nasser Khaled Al Thani
Vice Chairman
Nasser Bin Khaled Al Thani & Sons Holding Company
CEO COUNCIL

The Pearl Initiative CEO Council comprises of the CEO or Equivalent from Each of Pearl Initiative’s Partner Companies.

Patrick Allman-Ward
CEO,
Dana Gas
Hani Ashkar
Middle East Senior Partner,
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
Bilal Ballout
Co-CEO & Partner,
BMB Group
Yousef Al-Benyan
CEO,
SABIC
Patrick Chalhoub
President,
Chalhoub Group
Amir Dossal
Founder and Chairman,
Global Partnerships Forum
Jamal Fakhro
Managing Partner, KPMG Bahrain & Qatar and
Member of the Shura Council, Bahrain
Khalid Alhussan
CEO,
Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul)
Badr Jafar
CEO,
Crescent Enterprises
Hamid Jafar
Chairman,
Crescent Group
Majid Jafar
CEO,
Crescent Petroleum
Ali Al Janabi
Country Chair
Shell Group of Companies – Iraq & UAE
Sunil John
CEO,
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Reem Bint Karam
Director,
NAMA Women Advancement Establishment
Samer Khoury
Chairman,
Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC)
Charles Menkhorst
Group CEO,
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Joe Murphy
Managing Partner,
Ernst & Young (EY)
Amin H. Nasser
CEO,
Saudi Aramco
Nasser bin Suleiman Al Nasser
CEO,
Saudi Telecommunications Company (STC)
Varouj Nerguizian
CEO,
Bank of Sharjah
Khalid Al Rajhi
Chairman,
Al Rajhi Partners
Tomaso Rodriguez
CEO,
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Nizar Sanadiki
Group CEO,
Khaled Ahmed Al-Juffali Holding
Ayman Tamer
Chairman & Managing Partner,
Tamer Group
Saleh Al-Turki
Chairman,
Nesma Holding

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