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Foundation Leadership

Nadim M. Nsouli

Nadim Nsouli is a managing director of Providence Equity Partners based in London. Providence Equity is a global private equity fund with $23 billion under management. Prior to joining Providence in 2006, Mr. Nsouli was the European head of The Gores Group, a special situations private equity fund based in Los Angeles. Prior to Gores, he founded and managed Lago Ventures, a venture capital firm. Previously, Mr. Nsouli was a member of the media and telecommunications investment banking teams of Morgan Stanley and J.P. Morgan in London. Mr. Nsouli started his career as a lawyer at Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue in New York City.

Mr. Nsouli received a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD (with distinction), a Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law and a Bachelor of Science from Georgetown University (magna cum laude).

Simone Cheetham Nsouli

Simone Cheetham Nsouli completed a MSc from The London School of Economics and Political Science in Media and Communications in 1999 after earning a BA with Distinction from McGill University. She then worked in financial investor relations consulting for several years before beginning a career in fundraising and investor relations in the hedge fund industry.

She worked for Blue Crest Capital and then Man Group Plc as an institutional sales manager for five years before leaving to raise her children.

H.R.H. Princess Ghida Talal, Chair, Board of Trustees, King Hussein Cancer Foundation, Jordan*

A holder of two honors degrees from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, Princess Ghida married Prince Talal of Jordan in 1991. The late King Hussein appointed her as his Press Secretary and asked her to establish the International Press Office of the Royal Hashemite Court.

In 2001, King Abdullah appointed her as Chairperson of the King Hussein Cancer Foundation.  As the wife of a cancer survivor and knowing firsthand the heavy toll that cancer takes on patients and their families, she has devoted herself entirely to the fight against cancer and is a dedicated fundraiser for the King Hussein Cancer Foundation and passionate advocate for cancer patients.

Princess Ghida, born Ghida Salaam in Beirut to a distinguished Lebanese political family, is a board member of the Institute of International Education’s ‘Scholar Rescue Fund’ and has been awarded its Humanitarian Award for International Cooperation.  She has also served two terms on Georgetown University’s Board of Regents.

*Honorary Board Member

Walid Fakhry

Mr. Fakhry co-founded Core Capital in 2004, a leading mid-market growth capital focused private equity house with over £100m in assets under management and investments in 13 companies across a range of sectors.  He has over eight years’ private equity investment experience.  Prior to founding Core, he was a Partner at Lago Partners, which focused on growth and early stage investment in technology-driven businesses in Europe and the US.  Previously, Mr. Fakhry was a member of the TMT corporate finance group at JP Morgan, before which he acted as an entrepreneur, establishing a number of technology-related businesses including one of the leading ISPs in the Middle East, Cyberia Sal.  He began his professional career at Gemini Consulting, working mainly on operational restructuring.  Mr. Fakhry has particular experience of investing in service-led Telecoms and IT businesses.

He has a BSc in Mechanical Engineering, a BSc in Finance and an MSc in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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