Mr. Hamad Abdullah AlAmmari
ATF Deputy Secretary General Arab Thought FoundationFikr ConferencesMaarad Street Down TownBeirut, Lebanon 11-524Lebanon(961) 199-7100+961997101 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hamad AlAmmari was appointed on April, 2009 as Arab Thought Foundation’s Deputy Secretary General, in addition to his position asFIKR Conference Executive Director. Mr. AlAmmari has joined in the FIKR Conferences (Arab Thought Foundation Annual Conference)in2004, to organize FIKR4 entitled “the World and Arab Media”. He has since then organized all FIKR annual conferences till the currentFIKR11 scheduled to take place on December 2012. AlAmmari was accredited for creating the FIKR brand and fostering manypartnerships with private sectors which generated funding for ATF programs. He also initiated since 2006, the youth involvement andpresence in ATF activities, which led to creating a fully independent youth program. He also forged several knowledge partnershipprograms with other non-profit organizations and research centers. Hamad AlAmmari is an entrepreneur and an accomplishedbusinessman with commitments to several organizational and commercial associations. He holds a bachelor’s degree in IndustrialManagement from the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, with concentrations in Operation Management and Marketing. Healso, attended IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland where he completed the Managing Corporate Resources program. He also attendedHarvard Business School Executive Program “Performance Measures for Non-Profit Organizations”; and Harvard Kennedy SchoolExecutive Education “Leading for the Future: The Arab Region in a Changing World”.
Mr. Carlos Avila Rivero
FounderThe CatapultPaseo de los Parques 6 P7-1C Alcobendas, Madrid 28109Spain+3 (466) email@example.com
Carlos Avila Rivero has spent his entire professional life in the private sector and has become increasingly involved in nonprofit activitiesover the last few years. He graduated in physics from the University of Barcelona (1996) and in telecommunications engineering fromE.T.S.E.T.B. (1997). Specialized in wireless network planning, he participated in projects in countries like the Czech Republic, Mexico, thePhilippines, Sri Lanka, and the US among others, and finished this engineering phase working for British Telecom in London. In 2004, hereceived an MBA from London Business School. That year he participated in his first nonprofit project, assessing the financial and socialimpact of the Business Programme of The Prince’s Trust, a British NGO that provides start-up services and finance to young people. Hethen worked for UBS and Citigroup in London, analyzing companies and giving investment recommendations. In 2007 he returned toSpain as right hand to the CEO of a cable operator, where he focused on strategy and corporate development. Afterwards, he became anExecutive Director at BBVA, working as Head of Telecoms, Media and Technology within the Global Sector Strategy team. Today, Carlosis a founding director of a media start-up and is a mentor at Startupbootcamp, a European start-up accelerator network. He is also avolunteer at the Red Cross and founder of The Catapult, a modest nonprofit organization that aims at helping other organizations tomaterialize and foster activities that can have a development impact in emerging economies.