American University of Beirut

Hutham Olayan

Ms. Olayan is Chair of the Corporate Board of The Olayan Group, a private international investor that also has commercial operations in the Middle East. She has been a director of The Olayan Group since 1981. As President and CEO of Olayan America and its US affiliates, she led the Group's investment activity in the Americas for more than 30 years, until her retirement from that role in January 2018. Ms. Olayan has been a director of Morgan Stanley since 2006.  She serves on the board of Brookfield Asset Management Inc., and the Executive Advisory Board of General Atlantic. She is a former director of IBM and Thermo Electron (now Thermo Fisher). In the non-profit sector, Ms. Olayan serves on the board of the Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics and the board of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She is a member of the Stanford University Global Advisory Council.  Ms. Olayan is Trustee Emeritus of the American University of Beirut as well as a member of AUB's International Advisory Council.  She is a former director of the MasterCard Foundation. ​

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