Aldo Cardoso

Aldo Cardoso

Aldo Cardoso – Advisor of various companies in Europe; Former Chairman of the Worldwide Board of Arthur Andersen

After spending 24 years with Arthur Andersen, Aldo Cardoso served as their worldwide CEO till 2003, as well as Chairman of their Worldwide Board from 2000 to 2003.
Aldo Cardoso is on the Advisory Board of EuroMena III.

Aldo Cardoso is a Graduate of the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce, Paris, and holds a Master of Law and is an Expert-Comptable. He is also a leading expert on Corporate Governance. His work includes a book on Corporate Governance, “L’anarchie libérale”, published in 2003.

Aldo Cardoso is a Senior Advisor for Deutche Bank and a consultant and advisor to several leading European companies. He is also a Board member of GDF Suez, Imerys, Bureau Veritas, AXA Investment Managers’ (AXA IM), and Worldline. In addition, he was a Board member of Orange, Accor et Penauille Polyservices, Rhodia, Gecina, and Mobistar.

Carlos Abou Jaoude

Carlos Abou Jaoude

Carlos Abou Jaoude – Founder and Managing Partner of About Jaoude & Associates Law Firm

Carlos Abou Jaoude is the Founder and Managing Partner of Abou Jaoude & Associates Law Firm, one of the largest law firms in the MEA Region. He has gained broad knowledge and more than twenty years of experience working in Europe (mainly Paris, London and Geneva) and Beirut.

Carlos Abou Jaoude sits on the boards of several prominent international institutions, corporations and funds. He is a member of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) Banking & Finance Committee. His multidisciplinary expertise and international experience spans over a broad range of industries in the public and private sectors, including Corporate Law, Banking, Finance (including Structured and Project Finance), Capital Markets & Securities, Mergers & Acquisitions, Media, Telecommunications, Energy, Financial Restructuring & Insolvency, Tax, Real Estate, and Privatization. He combines his legal capabilities and sought-after business perspective to handle major cross-border transactions of first impression in the region and his recent representative work including syndicated facilities, bank acquisitions in Europe, issuances of preferred shares, Government bonds repo transactions, financing arrangements and tendering processes for a major media group, and major EPC Contracts and power plant projects with the Lebanese Ministry of Energy and Water.

Carlos Abou Jaoude is regularly invited to participate in government-led legal reform initiatives under the patronage of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers in collaboration with the World Bank and the IFC. He is also solicited to participate in pre-legislative round tables organized by the Central Bank of Lebanon and the Capital Markets Authority. He has been keynote speaker at conferences on a variety of legal subjects, namely banking and capital markets, with recent speaking engagements including the 2017 renowned Euromoney Lebanon Conference and the BDL Accelerate Event. He is recognized as a Leading Lawyer by prominent global directories, including The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.

Charles El-Hage

Charles El-Hage

Charles El-Hage  – Former Senior Vice President of Booz Allen Hamilton, Middle East

A former Senior Vice President of Booz Allen Hamilton, Charles El-Hage has 25 years of worldwide management consulting experience, covering a wide variety of industry and functional areas. He established and developed the Booz Allen business in the Middle East, until retiring from consulting in 2009.

Charles El-Hage is on the Advisory Board of EuroMena III.

Charles El-Hage has provided services to a broad spectrum of multinational and regional companies, in areas such as Banking, Insurance, Automotive, Health Care, Telecoms, Petroleum, Chemicals, Information Technology, and Construction. He is currently a Director on the Boards of a number of Middle Eastern companies and non-profit organizations, including Chedid Capital Holding, Group One, Aramex, Quantum Group, and Jouzour Loubnan, among others.

Fadi Al-Husseini

Fadi Al-Husseini

Fadi Al-Husseini – Head of Family Investment Office of Sheikh Abdulaziz Abdullah Al Sulaiman’s Group

Fadi Al-Husseini has been the Head of the Family Investment Office of HE Sheikh Abdulaziz Abdullah Al Sulaiman’s Group (AAS Group) since January 2004. He has also represented the group in several Boards of Directors in the Tourism & Lodging, Consumer Discretionary, and Financial Industries. He previously worked with Ets. F.A. Kettaneh S.A.L. in their Automotive Division & with BLOMInvest Bank in their Private Banking division.
Fadi Al-Husseini is on the Advisory Board of EuroMena III.

Fadi Al-Husseini obtained his postgraduate degree in MMB Money & Banking and graduate degree in BA Business Administration from the American University of Beirut.

Farid Chedid

Farid Chedid

Founder, Chairman & CEO
Chedid Capital Holding

Farid Chedid is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of the Chedid Capital Holding group of companies.

Starting with the founding of Chedid Re in 1998, Mr. Chedid embarked on a two-decade journey building one of the region’s premier insurance and reinsurance group across the Middle East, Africa, and parts of Europe. Chedid Re is recognized among the top-20 reinsurance brokers worldwide and registered as a Lloyd’s broker.

Today, Chedid Capital Holding includes Chedid Re, Chedid Insurance Brokers, and Chedid Corporate Solutions. In 2009, Mr. Chedid also founded Seib Insurance Company, as a Qatar-focused company dealing with corporate and complex risks.

For more than a decade, Mr. Chedid has been listed among the top 50 most influential members of the regional insurance industry. He has been publicly recognized with a number of awards, including the ‘Middle East and Africa Industry Achiever of the Year 2016.

In addition to his many company board memberships, Mr. Chedid is active in support of many non-profit and professional development organizations, serving as a member of the board of trustees at Notre Dame University, Lebanon; a member of the board of Endeavor, Lebanon; a member of Human Rights Watch, Beirut Committee; a UNDP Goodwill Ambassador; and a Fellow of the Middle East Leadership Initiative (MELI), among others.

Mr. Chedid is a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute of the UK, he holds a Master’s in Risk Management from NYU Stern School of Business; a Master’s in Finance from ESCP Europe; a Master’s in Management from Universite Paris IX Dauphine, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Maritime Law from London Metropolitan University.

Tom Fletcher

Tom Fletcher

Tom Fletcher – Professor at New York University & Former UK Ambassador to Lebanon

Tom Fletcher CMG is a former UK ambassador and Foreign Policy Adviser to three British Prime Ministers. He is now a visiting Professor at NYU, Hon Fellow of Oxford University, and adviser to the Global Business Coalition for Education and Emirates Diplomatic Academy.

Tom Fletcher’s book, “Naked Diplomacy: Power and Statecraft in the Digital Age”,
was published by Harper Collins in June 2016.

Yousef Abalkhail

Yousef Abalkhail

Yousef Abalkhail – Chairman of National Company for Glass Industries

Yousef Abalkhail is the Chairman of The National Company for Glass Industries (ZOUJAJ, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia), which is a Saudi Joint Stock Industrial Investment Company with a paid up share capital of $67 million.
Yousef Abalkhail is on the Advisory Board of EuroMena III.

Zoujaj is the largest investor in glass and related products among GCC countries. Zoujaj has also investments in three companies of which Yousef Abalkhail is also the Chairman. He is on the Board of (i) Arabian Pipes company, a Saudi public traded company who’s main activities include the production of longitudinally welded steel pipe and coated for pipelines; (ii) AXA Cooperative Insurance Company, a Saudi public traded company; (iii) SHUAA capital Saudi Arabia, and; (iv) Qassem Cement Company, a publically traded Saudi company with turnover of above $170 million.

Yousef Abalkhail holds an M.S. in Information Technology from the University of Southern California, USA, and a B.S in Computer Science from Point-Luma University, California, USA.