Trustees

The Arab British Centre is governed by a board of trustees who bring with them a wealth of personal and professional experience of the Arab world.

Sir Derek Plumbly

Sir Derek Plumbly, Chairman

Sir Derek Plumbly has long experience as a diplomat and international official in the Arab world. From 2012 to 2015 he was the UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon …

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Randa Achmawi

Randa Achmawi is a journalist, political commentator and consultant on MENA region politics and inter-cultural affairs based in London and Cairo.

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Maytham Akbar

Maytham Akbar is an Investment Banker with Deutsche Bank. Maytham has worked with the firm since 2005 following his Politics and Economics…

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Haroun Soud Al-Mishwit

Haroun is a Kuwaiti/American investor based in London.  He currently works with Goldman Sachs International in a principal investing role.

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Brian Constant

Brian Constant (Hon. Treasurer)

Between 1957 and 1970 Brian worked in various managerial posts for the Ottoman Bank in Iraq, Jordan, Qatar and Sudan.

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Laila El Baradei

Laila El Baradei is qualified as a lawyer in England and New York and is a graduate of the London School of Economics, Georgetown University and the School of Oriental and African Studies.

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Saeed Taji Farouky

Saeed Taji Farouky

Saeed Taji Farouky is a Palestinian-British filmmaker and artist.

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Lizzy Moriarty

Lizzy Moriarty

Lizzy has worked in the museum sector for over fifteen years most recently at the British Museum where she was responsible for developing the Museum’s international partnerships through consultancy and capacity building projects.

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