King’s appoints three new board members

December 2, 2015
Board of Trustees

King’s Academy, December 2, 2015 — King’s Academy recently elected three new members to join its board of trustees – Chairman of the Board of Arab Bank Mr. Sabih Masri, Cultural Advisor to the Ministry of Presidential Affairs in Abu Dhabi Mr. Zaki Nusseibeh and Vice Chairman at Saudi Oger Mr. Ali Kolaghassi.

Masri is also chief executive officer and chairman of the board of the Arab Supply and Trading Corporation (Astra Group), which he founded in 1966. In addition, he chairs several other boards, including Zara Investment Holding Co. Ltd. and Paltel Group. Masri holds a Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Texas in Austin.

Nusseibeh has been active in government service as an interpreter for UAE President His Highness Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan since 1968. He is also a member of a number of boards, including Abu Dhabi University and the Paris-Sorbonne University - Abu Dhabi, which he helped establish in 2006. Nusseibeh graduated from the University of Cambridge with a Master’s degree in economics.

Kolaghassi, whose son is a student at King’s, spearheaded the innovative Abdali project – the first public-private partnership in Jordan for the comprehensive development of a central district in Amman. He is chief executive officer of Saraya Holdings and chairman of Rubicon, and serves as a board member of the Saudi Med Investment Company and Arab Bank Capital, among others. In 2008, Arabian Business Magazine announced Kolaghassi as one of the world’s “100 most influential Arabs.” He earned his MBA from George Washington University.

“It gives me great pleasure to welcome Sabih, Zaki and Ali to the board,” Headmaster John Austin said. “They bring unrivaled experience and expertise to King’s and I know they will further strengthen our already strong board and help us chart a path into the future that enables us to fully realize His Majesty’s vision for King’s.”

King’s Academy Chairman of the Board HE Bassem Al-Salem also welcomed the new board members, saying: “Zaki, Ali and Sabih are an ideal addition to our board, as they bring a wealth of experience and talent that will greatly assist in the governance of King’s. I cannot wait to start on this important work with them, as we endeavor together to make King’s Academy all that it can possibly be.”

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