Dr. Fawaz is the Executive Director of the Lebanese Association for Development
– Al Majmoua. He joined Al Majmoua as a Founding Board Member in 1996, and served
as President of the Board in 1999. He joined the staff as Operations Director in
2000 and became Executive Director in July 2004. He holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering
from the University of California at Berkeley. Prior to joining the staff of Al
Majmoua, he worked as a Senior Transportation Engineer with SOLIDERE, the company
in charge of rebuilding the Beirut Central District. Dr. Youssef was elected to
the Board of Sanabel, the Microfinance Network of Arab Countries, in November 2005
and elected as Chairman of the Board in May 2008.
Amer Husni Lutfi is the Minister of State Planning in Syria. He holds a master’s
degree in Economics, from the Catholic University of Louvain and PhD in Economic
Analysis, from the Free Brussels University. He worked in the Economic Research
Team at the European Economic Community. Before his work as The Minister of State
Planning, he worked as the Director General of the Public Establishment for Ginning
and Marketing Cotton. He also worked as the Minister of Commerce & Economics, Syria.
Nasser Bakr Al-Kahtani holds a Master degree from the University of Miami, USA.
Mr. Al Kahtani worked in the Institute of Public Administration as a Training Faculty
Member from 1985-1992, then as a Coordinator of Programs Section in the same institute
from 1992-1995. He joined AGFUND in 1995 and was assigned as the Director of HRH
President’s Office until 1998. In 1998, he was appointed as the Executive Director
of AGFUND. Mr. Al Kahtani is currently heading an AGFUND team to establish the “Bank
For the Poor” in Arab countries, in addition to his membership in many other committees
in the region.
Xavier joined CGAP in 1999 and leads CGAP's Transparency Team in addition to chairing
the Board of Directors of the Microfinance Information eXchange. He is also the
Director of the CGAP MENA Initiative. Before joining CGAP, he was the Regional Microfinance
Advisor for Southeast Asia with Catholic Relief Services. Xavier graduated from
ENSIA and has a master’s degree in International Finance from the University of
Paris. He speaks French, Spanish, English, and Bahasa Indonesian.
Bill Tucker has over 30 years of microfinance experience in Latin America and the
Middle East. Prior to joining SEEP in 2007, Mr. Tucker held the position of Director
of Program Development at the National Cooperative Business Association (NCBA).
From 1999 to 2004 Mr. Tucker was NCBA’s Chief of Party for USAID’s microcredit program
Fouad Abdel Moumni is a consultant for “Farah Development”, established in Rabat,
Morocco. From 1996 to 2010, he founded and was CEO of Association Al Amana (www.alamana.org).
He serves on the Executive Committee of CGAP. He is a former member of the board
of WWB (www.swwb.org), of the U.N Consultative Group for the Year of Microcredit
(http://www.yearofmicrocredit.org) (2004-2005), and former chairman of Sanabel (www.sanabelnetwork.org),
Arab MFIs network, and the CGAP PAG (Policy Advisory Group, 2003-2005).