Board of Directors
Mr. Khouri serves as Board Member of Palestine Development & Investment Co (Padico), the largest Palestinian holding Co. Mr. Khouri was an Executive Board Member of the Olayan Group in Saudi-Arabia and NY for over 20 years. He also holds a number of civic positions among others, the Chairman of NGO Development Center (NDC) in Jerusalem, the Palestine Business Committee for Peace and Reform (PBC) in Washington, the Carter Advisory body in Palestine and Chairman of the local chapter of Partners for New Beginning (PNB). Mr. Khouri received an M.B.A. from the European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD), Fontainebleau, France and an M.Sc. in Engineering from the Technische Hochschule in Stuttgart, Germany. He ended his high school studies at the IC in Beirut, Lebanon.
Mr. Ashour has served as the vice chair since 2006. He holds a B.Sc in Economics from the University of Halwan, Egypt. Working since 1982 with the Palestinian Agricultural Relief Committees, he is currently its Deputy Director General and is responsible for the overall oversight of its programs and projects in the Gaza Strip. Mr. Ashour has attended numerous courses locally and abroad on networking, strategy planning, and management. He has also participated in regional workshops on agriculture, civil society and human resources. Mr. Ashour is board member of various NGOs such as the Arab Thought Forum, FATEN, and the Palestine Export Council. He is also member of the Advisory Committee for the Human Resources Development and a member of the Palestinian team for poverty alleviation. Mr. Ashour’s strengths lie in his leadership skills, capacity building, and networking with the local NGOs.
Dr. Suleiman serves as the Board’s Secretary and represents PNIN, the Palestine National Institute for NGOs. He holds a PhD in Medicinal Chemistry and is currently the Director of the Scientific Research Center, as well as being an Associate Professor in An-Najah University, a position he has held for the last 21 years. Voluntary work includes being the Chairman of the Patients Friends Society in Tulkarem and the Chairman of Khadoury Friends’ Society. His strengths lie in public relations, fundraising, and communication.