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Appointment of Med-Or Foundation's International Board

The Board of Directors of the Med-Or Foundation announces the composition of its International Board

The Board of Directors of Med-Or Foundation, whose meeting was held on Thursday 13 October, announced the members of its International Board, consisting of 26 members from 23 countries.

Members of Med-Or’s International Board[1]

Algeria - Said Djinnit

Special Envoy of the United Nations for the Great Lakes Region (2014-2019)

Special Representative of the United Nations for West Africa (2008-2014)

Commissioner for Peace and Security at the African Union (2003-2008)

Bahrain - Khalid bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa

Advisor of the King of Bahrain for Diplomatic Affairs

Bahrain’s Minister of Foreign Affairs (2005-2020)

Burundi - Frederic Gateretse-Ngoga

Ambassador, Office of the African Union Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace, and Security

Egypt - Rachid Mohamed Rachid

Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Trade and Industry (2004-2011)

Chairman of Maison Valentino S.p.A. and Balmain

Chief Executive Officer of Mayhoola for Investments LLC

France - Gilles Kepel

Special Envoy of President Emmanuel Macron for the Mediterranean

Political scientist and Arabist

Germany - Sigmar Gabriel

Germany’s Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs (2017-2018)

Germany’s Vice-chancellor (2013-2018)

Germany - Thomas De Maizière

Germany’s Federal Minister of the Interior (2013-2018)

Germany’s Federal Minister of Defense (2011-2013)

Greece - Dīmītrīs Avramopoulos

European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs, and Citizenship (2014-2019)

Greece’s Minister for National Defence (2013-2014)

Greece’s Minister for Foreign Affairs (2012-2013)

Mayor of Athens (1995-2002)

Kenya - Mohamed Ali Guyo

IGAD Special Envoy for the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, and Somalia

Israel - David Meidan

Former Prominent Israeli Government Official, serving as personal representative of Prime Minister Netanyahu in the negotiations for the release of IDF soldier Gilad Shalit

Lebanon - Abdallah Bou Habib

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants

Malta - Carmelo Abela

Malta’s Minister within the Office of the Prime Minister (2020-2022)

Malta’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion (2017-2020)

Malta's Minister for Home Affairs and National Security (2014-2017)

Mauritania - Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah

Former Mauritania’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation

Special Envoy of the United Nations for Somalia (2007-2010)

Morocco - Bahija Simou

Director of Morocco’s Archives Royales

Morocco - Karim El Aynaoui

President of the Policy Center for the New South

Vice-President of the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University

Niger - Salim Mokaddem

Advisor to the President of Niger

Qatar - Khalid Al-Khater

Director of Policy and Planning Department at the Qatar’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Somalia - Awes Hagi Yusuf Ahmed

Advisor to the President of Somalia

Spain - Bernardino Léon

Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (2014-2015)

Former Director General of the Emirates Diplomatic Academy

Spain - Josep Piqué

Spain’s Minister of Foreign Affairs (2000-2002)

Spain’s Minister of the Industry and Energy (1996-2000)

Tunisia - Kamel Ghribi

Chairman of GKSD Investment Holding Group

Chairman of GK Investment Holding Group

Vice President of the San Donato Hospital Group Italy

Turkey - Çağatay Özdemir

Deputy Director of the Presidential Communications of the Republic of Turkey

UAE - Ebtesam Al-Ketbi

President and Founder of the Emirates Policy Center

Professor of Political Science at the United Arab Emirates University

Member of the Consultative Commission of the Gulf Cooperation Council

UK - Sir Alex Younger

Former Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service of the UK government

USA - John Negroponte

United States Deputy Secretary of State (2007-2009)

Director of National Intelligence (2005-2007)

United States Ambassador to the United Nations (2001-2004)

United States Deputy National Security Advisor (1987-1989)

Professor at the Miller Center for Public Affairs at the University of Virginia

Zambia - Mayamba Cindy Mwanawasa

Policy Advisor to the President of the Republic of Zambia


[1] The country refers only to the nationality of each member.

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