Executive Management

Dr. Khouloud Daibes joined the Bethlehem Development Foundation as CEO in December 2021.
She is an architect, former politician, diplomat, and a mother of three.
Dr. Daibes has over 25 years of experience in the fields of cultural heritage, tourism, and public diplomacy.
After completing her Ph.D. degree in architecture from the University of Hannover in Germany, she returned to Palestine in 1994 to work on various national restoration projects especially in the Bethlehem Area as director of the Centre for Cultural Heritage Preservation.
Prior to becoming the Ambassador of Palestine in Germany from 2013 until 2021, Dr. Daibes served as Minister of Tourism and Antiquities from 2007 until 2012 and as Minister of Women Affairs from 2007 to 2009.
She is a member of the Presidential Committee of the restoration of the Church of Nativity and a board member of several local organizations.
Dr. Khouloud Daibes

Executive Manager

Eng. Ahmad Hifnawi plays a major role in the alignment and implementation of BDF’s Strategic Action Plan since 2013. His main duties is to coordinate the efforts between the foundation and the municipalities of Bethlehem Governorate from one side, and with the donors from the other to secure a successful implementation of BDF projects and Development Action Plan.
Beside serving BDF since its establishment in 2013, he served on the Beit Sahour Municipality Committee for preparing the Local Economic Development Plan 2015–2019, and the Bethlehem Governorate Committee for preparing the Spatial Development Strategic Framework 2016–2022. He joined CCC Head Office in 2007 and holds a Bachelor degree of Agricultural Engineering and Rural Development, and a Master’s degree in Economic and Regional Development from the University of Athens, Greece.
Ahmad Hifnawi

Development Coordinator

Mrs. Alhusseini handles the urban design, sustainability, and communication for the Bethlehem Development Initiative. She has over 16 years regional planning, urban design, sustainable architecture, development, and environmentally sustainable design experience. She has worked with city managers and has held positions in the public, private and non-profit sectors in Asia, UK, Europe, and the Middle East.
Mrs. Alhusseini holds an MA in Housing and Urbanism from the Architectural Association, an MA in Environmental Architecture from the University of Nottingham, and a BA (HONS) in Arts, Design and the Environment from Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design.
Basma Alhusseini

Urban Designer & Sustainability Expert

Mr. Saca worked for CCC on the Administration and Human Resources of several mega projects since 2008. He continues to do so at BDF since 2013. He holds a bachelor degree of Business Administration from the City University of Seattle, Athens Campus in 2011 and a diploma for Understanding the Human Resources Functions/Expert rating Solutions, in London. He is an HR Pro Certified 2018 from the Human Resource Professional Institute.
Marwan Saca

Head of Admins & Accounts

Miss Hazboun has been working in the accounting department at BDF since 2014. She holds a diploma of library management from Amman, Jordan in 2017 and a bachelor degree in Accounting from Bethlehem University, Palestine in 2014.
Charleen Hazboun


Mrs. Sabat has worked with a logistics firm for 5 years before joining BDF in 2017 as secretary and personal assistant to the CEO. She holds a diploma in filmmaking from Dar al-Kalima College in Bethlehem, Palestine since 2010.
Grace Sabat

Executive Secretary