Board of Directors

Mr. Abu — Dayyeh is the Pres­i­dent of NET Tours with offices in Jerusalem, Amman, Istan­bul, Athens and Rome. Mr. Abu Dayyeh ini­ti­at­ed the estab­lish­ment and has served as Pres­i­dent, board mem­ber and Direc­tor of the High­er Coun­cil of the Arab Tourist Indus­try (HCATI ), the Union of Arab Tourist Trans­port, the Pales­tin­ian Devel­op­ment Fund (PDF), Beth­le­hem 2000. He was a mem­ber of the Mid­dle East group for Cen­ter for Strate­gic and Inter­na­tion­al Stud­ies (CSIS), Beth­le­hem Arab Soci­ety for Reha­bil­i­ta­tion Hos­pi­tal (BASR), Chair­man of the Direc­tors of Beth­le­hem Devel­op­ment Foun­da­tion (BDF) and the Beth­le­hem Uni­ver­si­ty Tourism Insti­tute (BUTI). He has rep­re­sent­ed Pales­tine inter­na­tion­al­ly and nego­ti­at­ed on behalf of the Pales­tin­ian Author­i­ty, includ­ing the Paris Agree­ment on Tourism and Trans­port. Mr. Abu Dayyeh holds degrees in Chem­i­cal Engi­neer­ing from Van­der­bilt Uni­ver­si­ty, Ten­nessee, a BSC in Chem­istry from Bel­mont Uni­ver­si­ty, Ten­nessee and a Mas­ters Degree in Inter­na­tion­al Affairs and Eco­nom­ics from School of Advanced Stud­ies — SAIS, the Johns Hop­kins University.

Hani Abu — Dayyeh

Chair­man

With an edu­ca­tion­al back­ground in eco­nom­ics and busi­ness man­age­ment, Mrs. Khoury had a rich and diverse pro­fes­sion­al life and held respon­si­ble posi­tions. She also served as the Ambas­sador of Pales­tine in France from 2006–2010 and Min­is­ter of Jerusalem Affairs in 2005–2006.
Hind Khoury

Vice Chair­man

Dr. Kat­tan is the Dean of the Fac­ul­ty of Busi­ness Admin­is­tra­tion at Beth­le­hem Uni­ver­si­ty and Founder/ Direc­tor of the Mas­ter of Inter­na­tion­al Coop­er­a­tion and Devel­op­ment pro­gram (MICAD).
Fadi Kat­tan

Trea­sur­er

Ph.D. from Moutha Uni­ver­si­ty, Jor­dan, Col­lege of Social Sci­ences, full-time lec­tur­er at col­lege of human sci­ences, Istiqlal Uni­ver­si­ty (Pales­tin­ian acad­e­my for secu­ri­ty sciences).
Kifah Man­as­ra

Sec­re­tary

Dr. Jal­lad is a finan­cial con­sul­tant at Con­sol­i­dat­ed Con­trac­tors Group CCC, Athens. He is hold­ing a Ph.D. in Eco­nom­ics and Bank­ing from Uni­ver­si­ty of Notre Dame USA, and a B.A. in Eco­nom­ics from the Amer­i­can Uni­ver­si­ty of Cairo.
Saleh Jal­lad

Head of Gov­er­nance Committee 

Nafez Hus­sei­ni is the VP of ICT & Dig­i­tal Busi­ness of the Greece based Con­sol­i­dat­ed Con­trac­tors Com­pa­ny. Holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Amer­i­can Uni­ver­si­ty of Beirut and a Mas­ters from Cal­i­for­nia State Uni­ver­si­ty — Sacra­men­to spe­cial­iz­ing in Man­age­ment & Infor­ma­tion Tech­nol­o­gy. Active in pro­mot­ing Knowl­edge-Based economies. Board mem­ber of The Mid­dle East Invest­ment Ini­tia­tive (MEII), Pales­tine Eco­nom­ic Pol­i­cy Research Insti­tute (MAS), Part­ners for Sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment, Edu­ca­tion for Employ­ment, Arab Ameri Care Foundation.
Nafez Hus­sei­ni

Mem­ber

Ph.D. from the Jor­dan­ian Uni­ver­si­ty, Jor­dan, Col­lege of Edu­ca­tion­al Sci­ences, full-time lec­tur­er at col­lege of edu­ca­tion­al sci­ences, Jerusalem Open Uni­ver­si­ty (Pales­tin­ian Pub­lic Uni­ver­si­ty). Dr. Abdel Rah­man is the Direc­tor of Orphan Care Asso­ci­a­tion in Beth­le­hem, and the rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the Pales­tin­ian Aca­d­e­m­ic Council.
Nael Abdel Rahman

Mem­ber

M.A., Mod­ern Mid­dle East­ern and North African Stud­ies; the Uni­ver­si­ty of Michi­gan, 1995. Vice Pres­i­dent for Devel­op­ment & Out­reach, DIYAR Beth­le­hem, Palestine.
Rana Khoury

Mem­ber

Mr. Al Ama is a researcher on the Pales­tin­ian cul­tur­al her­itage and con­tem­po­rary art, and a col­lec­tor of arte­facts and art­work includ­ing tra­di­tion­al cos­tumes, pho­tographs, lith­o­graphs, man­u­scripts, maps, books, moth­er of pearl and olive­wood relics, dead sea stone engraved items and Armen­ian pot­tery, in addi­tion to a col­lec­tion of Pales­tin­ian con­tem­po­rary art pieces.
Mr. Al Ama is an expert and deal­er of antique and mod­ern icons for the past 16 years and worked as an exclu­sive importer and deal­er of Sil­ver Axion Icons Com­pa­ny in the Holy Land for a year in addi­tion to work­ing as an Assis­tant Man­ag­er in Lama Broth­ers Com­pa­ny in whole­sal­ing and retail­ing sou­venirs of the Holy Land for 15 years.
George Al’Ama

Mem­ber

Mrs. Kas­sis is a busi­ness­woman with a pas­sion for hors­es; mem­ber of the Fed­er­a­tion of Chilean Horse Breed­ers; man­ages fam­i­ly ranch in the breed­ing of Ara­bi­an, Chilean and Frisian horses.
Direc­tor in sev­er­al fam­i­ly busi­ness­es group com­pa­nies; respon­si­ble for trans­form­ing her ances­tral fam­i­ly home in Beth­le­hem into Dar Al Sabag Dias­po­ra Stud­ies and Research Cen­tre.
Stud­ied Busi­ness Admin­is­tra­tion and Visu­al Arts. Host of horse-relat­ed TV shows; Pro­duced­her film “Artax a new begin­ning”, which deals with the use of hip­pother­a­py in the treat­ment of Asperg­er’s dis­ease, was screened at the Pales­tin­ian Film Fes­ti­val in 2018 in Beth­le­hem, Ramal­lah and Nablus; her band, Diás­po­ra Trío, which res­cues tra­di­tion­al and ances­tral Pales­tin­ian music and trans­forms it into con­tem­po­rary music, per­formed 12 con­certs in Palestine.
Eliz­a­beth Kassis

Mem­ber