HAAA History

Previous Presidents

  • Ahmed El-Gaili

    Ahmed el-Gaili is the Managing Partner of the Dubai office of Vinson & Elkins LLP, an international law firm. His practice areas are project development and financing, M&A, private equity and joint ventures.

  • Amer Lahham

    Senior Director, Strategy Advisory Practice at EY, was the Market Development Director at Yahoo and a Senior Associate (Engagement Manager) at Strategy&, part of the PwC network (formerly Booz & Company)

  • Shahm Al-Wir

    Shahm is a Partner of Foursan Group and was with Debevoise & Plimpton in New York, having spent six years focusing on US and Middle Eastern mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactional work.

  • Sameh El-Saharty

    Sameh El-Saharty (MD, MPH’91) works as Program Manager for Human Development in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries at the World Bank (WB). He is responsible for the health, education, social protection and jobs portfolio.

  • Rania Succar

    Strategic business leader with a proven record in driving growth. She joined Intuit to build the QuickBooks Financing business. Prior to that, she oversaw product commercialization for YouTube’s multi-billion dollar adv business in North America.

  • Ashraf Hegazy

    Middle East analyst, advisor, and executive. Experienced strategy, operations, and technology consultant who has helped lead several startup companies, NGOs, significant teams within large companies, and multidisciplinary programs.

Previous Program Directors
Deena Shakir
Sena Halabi
Imane Karroumi