Advisors/ يدعمنا



Arab Excellence thanks very much these people for supporting the project at a personal or professional level

نشكر هده الاشخاص عن دعمها لمشروع الإمتياز العربي

Panel Of Advisors and Experts


Supporting Network


  • Mohed Altrad: CEO and founder of Altrad holding: Award of the best Entrepreneur of the World By E&Y
  • Neirouz Fahed – French-Arab Chamber of Commerce Executive Director
  • Majid Bouden – Lawyer and President of the international law association
  • Antoine Dahan – Ex-General Councillor of Institut du Monde Arabe
  • Serge Bedrossian – Investment Director at the FSI: French Sovereign fund
  • Louis DeMontille – Investment Director at the FSI: French Sovereign fund
  • Bertrand Marchais – Senior Consultant at the World Bank and former head of programs at the European Commission
  • Valérie Boumendil – In charge of recruitment at KPMG
  • Philippe Cornu-Thenard – Chief of Staff UBS France
  • Emmanuel Cassimatis – In charge of Harvard Alumni in France


  • Mohamed KabbajCEO of Lafarge Morocco, former King’s Councillor and Ministrer of finance
  • Mohamed Horani – CEO of HPS, former President of the employers Confederation (CGEM)
  • Anas Guennoun – Managing director Abraaj Group Morocco
  • Mehdi Qotbi – Painter and lobbyist
  • Khalid Safir – General Secretary of the Ministry of Economy and Finance
  • Abel Damoussi – Business man and owner of Kasbah Agafay
  • Ismail Douiri – Managing Director of Attijari Wafabank
  • Othman Serraj – Managing Director of BULL Morocco
  • Rachida Benabdallah – Managing Director of Rma Watanya
  • Mhammed Grine – Deputy president of CDG foundation
  • Mhammed AbbadCEO of Injaz Morocco
  • Bouchra Lahbabi – Journalist and writer at the news paper “La Verite”
  • Toufik Mouline – General Director of the Royal Institute of Strategic Studies
  • Khalid Cheddadi – CEO of the pension fund Caisse Interprofessionnelle Marocaine de Retraite
  • Noureddine Benabdenbi – General Secretary of the Olympic Committee
  • Bassim Jaï Hokimi – Former CEO of ONA and member of the World Arab Council
  • Touria Ikbal – Poetess and Deputy within the commission of culture


  • Hussam Abu Issa– Vice Chairman COO Salam International
  • Aya Abu Issal: CEO Hussam Holding
  • Karim Alami: Director Tennis Qatar Open
  • Younes El Aynaoui: Former N1 Tennis Champion
  • Said Aouita: 5 world olympic recordman, Gold medal
  • Yassir Hamad: Member of the founding group executives commitee at iHorizons
  • Dr Tag: Program Manager ICT, Qatar foundation
  • Simo Dakki: Director In charge of sponsoring Bein Sport

South Korea

  • Mhammed al Idrissi al Khair: Managing Director at Samsung Renault
  • Manar Mohaisen: Professor a Korea University
  • Elena Ji Eun Lee: Chief Manager of Double-me


  • Jalloul Ayed – Banker, former Minister of Finance and Symphony Composer
  • Sami Zaoui – Partner Ernst & Young
  • Riadh Zaoui – CEO of North Africa Group
  • Meryème Zaoui – Head of Media Managing à Tunisiana
  • Ouissem Ghorbel: Managing director de Numu Consulting
  • Mohamed Ghannem: chef de cardiologie, légion d’honneur française et député à l’assemblée tunisienne
  • Eya Essif: CEO d’EcoBois
  • Alya El Hedda – Founder and CEO of Opalia Pharma

United Kingdom

  • Severin Brizay – Managing Director & Head of M&A DI at J.P.Morgan London
  • Koen Van Velsen – Head of Investment Banking Diversified Industries at J.P.Morgan
  • Jeannette Smits van Oyen – Executive Director NRJ at J.P.Morgan London
  • Mehdi Ksikes: Portfolio Manager at New Amsterdam Capital
  • Giovanni Pini – Head of Asset Back Securities Department at Bnp Paribas
  • Joseph Najjar – Director at Credit Suisse
  • Farid Khoury – Co-founder of Equinon
  • Ali El Idrissi – Social Finance at J.P.Morgan
  • Soushiant Zanganehpour: Consultant, Strategy & Special Projects at Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship


  • Frederic Sicre: Partner at Abraaj Group
  • Giovanni Bagiotti: In charge of Finance division: Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
  • Ali Dracott: Commercial Manager Yougov MENA
  • Ahmed Saeed: Head of Public Sector: JP Morgan MENA
  • Lina Matta: Senior Channel Manager MBC 2, MBC 4, MBC Max, MBC Variety
  • Smiyet Belrhiti: Associate director Abraaj
  • Ghali Laraki: Executive Director Investment Banking at J.P. Morgan Dubai
  • Houssam Naswarin – President and Founder of Arab Business Leaders
  • Hicham Lahlou: Chief of Staff Middle-East and Africa at Barclays
  • Cherif Hosny: Senior Vice President Development at Jumeirah Group
  • Alex Pitt: Senior Vice President, Mubadala Development Company
  • Khaled Al-Gazawi: CEO of Ebdaa Microfinance Bank in Bahrain
  • Rama Chakaki: Managing PartnerL Baraka Advisors


  • Nassim Nicholas Taleb: Best-selling author of the Black Swan
  • Ahmed Younis: Adjunct Professor at Chapman University
  • Dr Ossama Hassanein: Chairman of Techwadi
  • David Martin: Chief Executive Officer of David E
  • Djibril Diallo: Senior adviser to the Executive Director UNAIDS
  • Kamal Oudghiri; In charge of the Curiosity Mission on Mars at the NASA
  • Michael Richardson-Borne: Founder, Globalish Institute &
  • Alan Shelton: Founder, Creator of Story Theory at Globalish Institute
  • Reda Hamedoun – In charge of the Asian infrastructure at the World Bank



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