Dr. Tamer believes that a company’s financial well-being is a mental, emotional, and educational process.
Having obtained CPA and CGMA credentials, he has earned a Professional Doctorate Degree in Global Finance, and he brings over two decades of experience in embedding financial governance across organizations, which has proven results in protecting the cash flow and profitability of the organization.
Besides his experience in finance, he is also highly skilled in managing projects for startups with rapid growth, leading major capital appraisals and fundraising, performing commercial feasibility analysis for M&A activity, and developing and implementing strategic financial plans to achieve top and bottom-line profit targets.
Arwa M. Al-Shaghrood is FII Institute’s Head of Legal & Governance as well as the Secretary of the Board, and its Committees. She has experience of working in both the public & private sectors of Saudi Arabia, having joined the Institute after successful stints with government-backed private equity and venture capital funds where she undertook dual legal and governance functions with equal ease, including undertaking the initial set-up.
Arwa has also worked in-house with the premier government business services company that was responsible for structuring companies to run efficiently, and also automating the services of a number of government authorities to make them available online to the Saudi public, therefore playing a proud part of the ‘digital revolution’ of Saudi Arabia.
Arwa is licensed to practice law before all Saudi courts, having been educated in reputable universities in Riyadh and London prior to obtaining her license. She has also worked in the legal department of the Royal Saudi Embassy in London. Arwa is also licensed notary.
Anthony is a senior investment manager with over 15 years of executive experience at global for-profit and non-profit institutions.
At Prudential Financial, Inc. (“PRU”, Fortune 50) Anthony helped grow the mature impact investing portfolio from USD 250 m to USD 1 bn in 5 years.
At the W. K. Kellogg Foundation — a top 10 private foundations with USD 10 billion in AUM — he launched the Mission Driven Investing platform and invested USD 100 m across asset classes in a high performing impact portfolio.
Anthony has enjoyed many successful exits, including Amplify (2010), Happy Family (2013), Revolution Foods (2014), General Assembly (2018), Southern Bancorp (2019) and Sokanu (2021).
Florence leads X-CHANGE which builds inclusive platforms for international dialogue and knowledge sharing.
It includes the flagship Conference in Riyadh and the international Summits in London and New York. Those platforms gather the brightest minds of the world who craft ideas and solutions together.
She also has the responsibility for the GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS (PIF, MISA, HSBC, BNY Mellon, Reliance, Aramco, Neom, SABIC, SNB, The Red Sea …) and conducts the strategy for its international development.
Florence is rich of more than 15 years international experience in luxury hospitality business and was more recently Board Member of Jumeirah Group based in Dubai.
She successful leads the Commercial, Marketing, Brand, Communications and Events departments in the different hospitality brands she worked for -Four Seasons, Raffles, Six Senses, Taj Hotels & Resorts …
She believes in the power of ideas and human relationships.
Paloma Haschke-Joseph is the Director of THINK at FII Institute. Her journey weaves through various cultures and disciplines, driven by a passion for impactful project management and strategic partnerships that span the globe. With a doctorate in Political Science she’s honed her skills in strategic communications, youth engagement, intercultural dialogue, and crisis management across several key roles at the United Nations.
Paloma loves the challenge of turning complex ideas into actionable projects, especially. She thrives on creating content that resonates and building bridges through collaboration. With a flair for research and policy analysis, she’s also explored the dynamic between technology and communication, delivering insights at international conferences and leading initiatives that engage young journalists and decision-makers.
Outside of her professional pursuits, she is a polyglot in progress, navigating conversations in French, Arabic, Spanish, and dabbling in Italian. She’s also a seasoned horseback rider.
Rakan Tarabzoni is the Chief Operating Officer of the Future Investment Initiative (FII) Institute, a role he has held since January 2020. He helped establish the Institute in 2019 while serving as Head of Corporate Communications at the Public Investment Fund (PIF) of Saudi Arabia.
Rakan had previously held the position of Director of Corporate Communications at PIF since August 2016, leading content creation, production, marketing, and communications. He also led the creation of the Future Investment Initiative global forum (FII) in 2017 onwards.
Rakan began his career in business management at Procter and Gamble (P&G) in Saudi Arabia, after which he led marketing and communications at different entities such as Rabea Tea & NCB. He later established Blueprint Communications, a first-of-its-kind communication and marketing firm specializing in real estate. By 2011, Rakan joined Microsoft, leading the business division of Windows OS & Devices in Saudi Arabia until 2016.
Richard Attias has built an unrivaled reputation for advising international leaders, corporations and nations on how to build their global influence, catalyze ideas, and mobilize populations. He has provided clients across private and public sectors with hands-on assistance in branding and strategic communications, the development of public-private partnerships, and investment in emerging markets.
Richard Attias’ talent for anticipating and managing the most pressing issues of our time, activating powerful networks and inspiring innovation, is based on the development and production of more than 2000 events over the past 30 years. The following are just a few examples of the leading platforms he has produced: World Economic Forum Annual Meeting at Davos, Clinton Global Initiative, Nobel Laureates Conferences, The New York Forum, The New York Forum AFRIC, UNESCO NGO Forum, One Planet Summit, Olympism In Action, Future Investment Initiative, Bloomberg New Economy Forum, The African Cup, The African Games, and multiple opening ceremonies. Attias currently serves as the CEO of the FII Institute, a new generation of not for profit foundation dedicated to empowering the world’s brightest minds to shape a brighter future for all, with all.
Prior to founding RA&A, Attias spent a decade at the media conglomerate Publicis Groupe, where he served as Executive Chairman of Publicis Events Worldwide. Attias began his career at IBM where a passion for innovation led him to establish several companies in the IT Industry and Global Communications fields. He also served as the CEO of the UAE Government entity Dubai Event Management Company.