International Council Member, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Hutham S. Olayan is a principal and director of The Olayan Group.† She has headed the Groupís†US operations for more than 25 years, overseeing all investment activity in the Americas.† She is president and CEO of Olayan America and other US-based affiliates of the Group.
Ms. Olayan is a director of Morgan Stanley and a former director of Thermo Electron Corporation.† She is a member of the International Advisory Board of The Blackstone Group.
Ms. Olayan serves on the boards of several not-for-profit organizations: the American University of Beirut, Georgetown University, Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and The MasterCard Foundation.
She is a member of international advisory bodies affiliated with The Brookings Institution, The Conference Board, and Carnegie Middle East Center.† She is a founding member of the Arab Bankers Association of North America and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Ms. Olayan holds a BA from the American University of Beirut and MBA from Indiana University.