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Board of Trustees

Chair, AUIS Board of Trustees
Founder, AUIS
 
Barham A. Salih is the founder of American University of Iraq, Sulaimani. 
 
Vice Chair,  AUIS Board of Trustees
Chair, Advancement and External Relations Committee
 
David Skaggs holds positions as chair of the board of the Office of Congressional Ethics and vice-chair of the board of the National Endowment for Democracy. He is a senior strategic advisor & independent consultant with Dentons US LLP.
 
Secretary, AUIS Board of Trustees
 
Azzam Alwash is the founder and CEO of Nature Iraq and is the recipient of the 2013 Goldman Prize for grass roots activism in the protection of the environment.
 
Co-Chair, Finance and Operations Committee, AUIS Board of Trustees
 
Dov S. Zakheim is Senior Advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and Senior Fellow at CNA.
 
Member, AUIS Board of Trustees
 
Eli Sugarman is a Fellow within Schmidt Futures Talent Ventures focusing on Internet policy, content moderation, and related issues.
 
Co-Chair, Academic and Student Relations Committee, AUIS Board of Trustees
 
Eric B. Brown is a senior fellow at Hudson Institute where he studies the Middle East and Asian affairs, international security and development, alternative geopolitical futures, and diplomacy and strategy.
 
Member, AUIS Board of Trustees
 
Gail Dady serves on the Board of Directors of all of DC Capital Partners portfolio companies.
 
Chair, Audit Committee, AUIS Board of Trustees
 
Gaylen R. Hansen is an audit partner and Director of Quality Assurance at EKS&H, a firm of certified public accountants headquartered in Denver, Colorado.
 
Chair, Academic and Student Relations Committee, AUIS Board of Trustees
 
Henri J. Barkey is the Bernard L. and Bertha F. Cohen Professor of International Relations at Lehigh University. He is also Adjunct Senior Fellow for Middle East Studies at the Council of Foreign Relations.
 
Member, AUIS Board of Trustees\
 
Jill Derby, Senior Fellow at the Association of Governing Boards in Washington, DC, enhances global higher education governance. 
 
Co-Chair, Land and Buildings Committee, AUIS Board of Trustees (leave of absence)
 
Kamaran Ahmed has served as the minister of construction and housing in the Kurdistan Regional Government. Prior to joining the government, Mr. Ahmed had a successful career as an engineer in the private sector.
 
Co-Chair, Finance and Operations Committee, AUIS Board of Trustees
 
Mohammed Shanshal is Director at Numerus Group, the investment vehicle and holding company of Fakhry Shanshal and sons. 
 
Member, AUIS Board of Trustees 
 
Mina Al-Oraibi is an Iraqi-British journalist and analyst. 
 
Chair, Governance Committee, AUIS Board of Trustees
 
Newman T. Halvorson, Jr. is a retired partner of Covington & Burling LLP.
 
Member, AUIS Board of Trustees
 
Rizgar Mageed is Professor of Experimental Immunology, Queen Mary University of London.
 
Member, AUIS Board of Trustees
 
Saad T. Hasan is the CEO of Qaiwan Group, a role he has held since its establishment in 1992.
 
Member, AUIS Board of Trustees
 
Sadik Yildiz the main shareholder and Vice President of Sena Group Inc.
 
Member,  AUIS Board of Trustees
 
Sherri Kraham Talabany, an American human rights lawyer, advocate, and international development professional.
 
Member, AUIS Board of Trustees
 
Shwan Ibrahim Taha is chairman of Rabee Securities and has over twenty years of experience in the financial sector.
 
Member, AUIS Board of Trustees
 
Vance Serchuk is the Executive Director of the KKR Global Institute and serves as a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve.
 
Co-Chair, Land and Buildings Committee, AUIS Board of Trustees
 
Yassien Shanshal is Director at Numerus Group, the investment vehicle and holding company of Fakhry Shanshal and sons.