Board Members

Adam Ereli

Adam Ereli is Vice Chairman of Mercury’s Washington, DC office and co-leader of the Mercury International Affairs operation. Ambassador Ereli is a proven leader and innovator in the fields of foreign government relations, international education, business development, commercial advocacy, and...

Alex Shalaby

In addition to serving as the Chairman of the Egyptian Company for Mobile Services (Mobinil) since September 2008, Alex Shalaby currently chairs the boards of the nonprofit organizations Injaz and Enactus in Egypt. Mr. Shalaby also serves on the boards...

Ghada Shahbender

Ghada Shahbender is a founding member of Shayfeencom (“We Are Watching You”), an Egyptian popular monitoring movement, and was active in the organization from 2005-2008. She was next a member of the Board of Directors of the Egyptian Organization for...

Marietje Schaake

Marietje Schaake is a member of the European Parliament for the Dutch Democratic Party (D66) with the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) political group. She is the ALDE Coordinator of the International Trade committee (INTA) and the...

Nagla Rizk

Nagla Rizk

Dr. Nagla Rizk is Professor of Economics and Founding Director of the Access to Knowledge for Development Center at the American University in Cairo (AUC). Dr. Rizk is an associate at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard...

Sultan Al Qassemi

Sultan is a UAE based commentator on Arab Affairs writing for numerous local and international publications including The National, Gulf News, New York Times, the Financial Times, Foreign Policy, Open Democracy, the Independent and the Guardian. He tweets prolifically @SultanAlQassemi...

Francis Fukuyama

Dr. Francis Fukuyama, professor at Stanford University, currently serves as the Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. Dr. Fukuyama has written prolifically on issues of development and international politics. His published works include The...

Larry Diamond

Dr. Larry Diamond is a senior fellow at both the Hoover Institution and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University, where he also directs the Center for Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. He is the...

Graeme Bannerman

Dr. Graeme Bannerman is the founder of Bannerman Associates, an international consulting firm. He is a former staffer for Middle East and South Asia on US Senate Foreign Relations Committee (1979-1987), as well as a former Middle East analyst on...

Ziad Asali

Ziad J. Asali, M.D., is the President and founder of the American Task Force on Palestine, a 501(c)3 non-profit, non-partisan organization established in 2003 and based in Washington, DC. Dr. Asali is a long-time activist on Middle East issues. He...