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.

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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 (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 Al Baradei

Laila El Baradei qualified as a lawyer in London and New York and spent six years advising clients on financial services. She is current…

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Saeed Taji Farouky

Saeed Taji Farouky is a Palestinian/British freelance documentary filmmaker, documentary photographer and print journalist.

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