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Board Members

Hanan Abu-Ghazaleh graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in May of 2010. With a Bachelors of Science in Hospitality & Tourism Management and a Minor in Psychology, she joined ALBAIK Food System and began her career in Human Resources & Business Development. Hanan’s focus at ALBAIK is on building & implementing business systems to ensure the sustainability of the departments she works with. Hanan’s interests are in traveling & discovering the world and giving back to the community whenever possible.

Jean-François de Lavison is the President of Ahimsa Partners.

In 2010, Jean-François de Lavison launched Ahimsa Partners SA with the objective to take part in setting up a global action for health and contribute to promoting dialogue amongst health decision-makers around the world. He is advising the main Global Health players around the world. In order to remain in direct touch with the realities on the ground and work in the field of medical anthropology, he created in 2012 a new endowment fund: Ahimsa Fund.

Jean-Luc Soulier is the managing partner of the Soulier law firm, an independent full-service law firm with offices in Paris, Lyon and Brussels. Jean-Luc obtained an LL.M from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1980 and worked as a foreign associate in the New York- based law firm Sullivan & Cromwell in the early 1980’s before getting back to France and developing his own firm. Jean-Luc Soulier is a member of the International Bar Association, the American Chamber of Commerce in France, the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, L.E.S. France and the Association Française des Investisseurs en Capital.

Born Lebanese – Raised in the UAE – Studied and lived in Europe – Mother of two children – Adventurous, tenacious, curious. My path of life gifted me with the ability to navigate between cultures, my greatest strength lies in understanding the differences that unite us, in bringing together people from all walks of life. With my corporate hat on, I strived and built a successful career in Marketing/Communications/Fundraising and Business Development for world leading companies. On a personal level, I have always been driven by the call to make a difference and contribute to the world. Being a firm believer of being the change I want to see in this world, and because of my urge to act rather than talk, “Smile For Hope” was created.

Ziad Salloum is a partner with Salloum & Partners, formerly the Law Offices of Samir A Salloum. The firm was initially established in Abu Dhabi, UAE in 1983 and has offices in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah. Ziad has represented both UAE and foreign government entities and embassies, as well as top multinational and local companies, entrepreneurs and business-owning families operating in a variety of fields, including banking and finance, oil & gas, construction, real estate, design, manufacturing and education. Most notably, he has advised the Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi. He has also participated in the development of the Louvre Abu Dhabi and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi projects. Ziad is also a professional photographer and has participated in a number of charity fundraising and awareness initiatives.

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