Board of Trustees

BDF Board of Trustees  is com­prised of high­ly rep­utable and knowl­edge­able indi­vid­u­als who are respon­si­ble for over­see­ing the man­age­ment of the foundation.

Pres­i­dent Engi­neer­ing & Con­struc­tion at CCC, active in many eco­nom­ic insti­tu­tions around the world, board mem­ber of more than 28 region­al and inter­na­tion­al­ly renowned eco­nom­ic orga­ni­za­tions and institutions
Samer Khoury

Chair­man

PLO spokes­woman, for­mer min­is­ter of High­er Edu­ca­tion, leg­is­la­tor, activist, and schol­ar. Offi­cial spokesper­son for the Pales­tin­ian Del­e­ga­tion to the Mid­dle East peace process, and has been elect­ed numer­ous times to the Pales­tin­ian Leg­isla­tive Council.

Hanan Ashrawi

Vice Chair­man

Active mem­ber of sev­er­al NGOs and groups includ­ing mem­ber­ship of the board of com­mis­sion­ers of the Pales­tin­ian Inde­pen­dent Com­mis­sion on Human Rights. Author of sev­er­al stud­ies, man­u­als and nation­al reports on: Jerusalem, edu­ca­tion, youth, women and management.

Varsen Aghabekian

Sec­re­tary

For­mer prime min­is­ter and for­eign min­is­ter, mem­ber of Jor­dan­ian sen­ate and For­mer advi­sor to King Hussein.
Abdel Salaam Al Majali

Mem­ber

For­mer Head of Bat­tir vil­lage council.
Akram Bad­er

Mem­ber

Mem­ber of the Board of Trustees of the Insti­tute for Pales­tine Studies.
Basel Aql

Mem­ber

Direc­tor at Khat­ib & Ala­mi, for­mer chair­man of Taawon.
Faisal Al Alami

Mem­ber

Mr. Kat­tan gained expe­ri­ence in admin­is­tra­tive affairs when he worked as an admin­is­tra­tive man­ag­er in ACA Com­pa­ny for tourism and also through his work with the engi­neer­ing company.
Fouad Kat­tan

Mem­ber

Founder and Chairman/CEO of the Cres­cent Group of com­pa­nies, Shar­jah UAE.
Hamid Jaa­far

Mem­ber

For­mer may­or of Beit Sahour.
Hani Hayek

Mem­ber

For­mer CEO at Nation­al Bank of Kuwait; Board Mem­ber of the Cen­tre for Con­tem­po­rary Arab Stud­ies at George­town University.
Ibrahim Dab­doub

Mem­ber

Founder and Pres­i­dent of Dar al-Kali­ma Uni­ver­si­ty Col­lege of Arts and Cul­ture in Bethlehem.
Mitri Raheb

Mem­ber

For­mer min­is­ter of tourism, For­mer Chair­man of the Jor­dan Bar Association.
Mitri Abu Aita

Mem­ber

Palestine’s Ambas­sador to UNESCO.
Munir Anas­tas

Mem­ber

Gen­er­al Direc­tor of Pales­tine Eco­nom­ic Pol­i­cy Research Insti­tute (MAS); for­mer min­is­ter of plan­ning, for­mer min­is­ter of finance, for­mer pres­i­dent of Birzeit University.
Nabeel Kas­sis

Mem­ber

.Founder and pre­vi­ous Chair­man of PROJACS, for­mer Chair­man of the Board of Trustees of the Wel­fare Asso­ci­a­tion TAAWON.

Nabil Qad­du­mi

Mem­ber

For­mer VP Cap­i­tal Trust. Board of direc­tors Lebanon Invest, Sut­ton Place Gourmet, Inter­na­tion­al Pep­si-Cola; For­mer mem­ber coun­cil for­eign rela­tions New York Mid­dle East Insti­tute, First Chica­go Bank, Occi­den­tal Petro­le­um, Senior VP/GM Arab Bank Europe, Mid­dle East, Africa First City, Texas, London.
Odeh Abur­dene

Mem­ber

Israeli-Arab politi­cian and for­mer may­or of Nazareth.
Ramez Jaraisy

Mem­ber

Pales­tin­ian busi­ness­man in UAE with many char­i­ta­ble acts in Pales­tine, among the recip­i­ents is Birzeit Uni­ver­si­ty Fac­ul­ty of Law and Pub­lic Administration.
Riad Al Sadek

Mem­ber

Jor­dan­ian-Pales­tin­ian busi­ness­man. Founder and chair­man of Arab Sup­ply and Trad­ing Com­pa­ny and the Pales­tine Secu­ri­ties Exchange (PSE).
Sabih Al-Mas­ri

Mem­ber

A Pales­tin­ian refugee, mem­ber of the Lebanese Lawyers Union, lec­tur­er at the Lebanese Uni­ver­si­ty and the Amer­i­can Uni­ver­si­ty of Beirut.
Salah Al Dabbagh

Mem­ber

For­mer gov­er­nor of Bethlehem.
Salah Al-Tamari

Mem­ber

Is for­mer Group Vice Pres­i­dent Trea­sury, Insur­ance and Rela­tions at CCC (Con­sol­i­dat­ed Con­trac­tors Com­pa­ny). He has also served as the legal rep­re­sen­ta­tive of CCC with the Greek author­i­ties, includ­ing Greek courts; Board of Direc­tors Finan­cial Com­mit­tee; Mem­ber of the Board of Exec­u­tive Oper­a­tional Com­mit­tee; Mem­bers of the Board of com­pa­nies owned by CCC; Deputy Gov­er­nor for the “Arab Mon­e­tary Fund Abu Dhabi.
Saleh Jal­lad

Mem­ber

Direc­tor of Education/Bethlehem at the Min­istry of Edu­ca­tion. For­mer Board of BDF Director.
Sami Mroua

Mem­ber

Chair­man of Beth­le­hem Cham­ber of Com­merce & Indus­try. For­mer Board of BDF Director.
Samir Hazboun

mem­ber

Suheil Sab­bagh

Mem­ber

For­mer may­or of Bethlehem.
Vera Baboun

Mem­ber

Pales­tin­ian his­to­ri­an, Gen­er­al Sec­re­tary and co-founder of the Insti­tute for Pales­tine Studies.
Walid Al Khalidi

Mem­ber

Region­al Man­ag­ing Direc­tor of UAE & Pales­tine Oper­a­tions for CCC.
Walid Salman

Mem­ber

Suc­cess­ful Pales­tin­ian-Amer­i­can busi­ness­man and entrepreneur.
Zahi Khouri

Mem­ber

Mr. Al Ban­dak served in the PA as Min­is­ter of Tourism, Min­is­ter of Local Gov­ern­ments, and Min­is­ter of Labor. Cur­rent­ly he is the advi­sor to the Pres­i­dent for Chris­t­ian Affairs and head of the Pres­i­den­tial Com­mit­tee for the Restora­tion of the Church of Nativ­i­ty. He holds a degree in Elec­tri­cal Engi­neer­ing from the Tech­ni­cal Uni­ver­si­ty of Dresden.
Ziad Al Bandak

Mem­ber

Civ­il engi­neer from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Texas, Austin, taught at AUB, then joined Khat­ib & Ala­mi. Mem­ber of the PLO Exec­u­tive Com­mit­tee in 1970; head of its Pales­tin­ian Nation­al Fund.
Zuhair Al Alami

Mem­ber