International Council Member, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Hutham S. Olayan is a principal, director and senior executive of The Olayan Group.
Ms. Olayan has headed the Groupís†US presence since 1985, currently as president and CEO of Olayan America and other US-based affiliates of the Group.† She is responsible for all of the Groupís investment activity in the Americas.
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 and Executive Advisory Board of General Atlantic.
In the non-profit sector, Ms. Olayan serves on the boards of several organizations:† American University of Beirut, where she is co-chairman; Georgetown University; the Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics; Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; and The MasterCard Foundation.
Ms. Olayan is a member of international advisory bodies affiliated with The Brookings Institution and Carnegie Middle East Center. ††She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, The Economic Club of New York, and the Arab Bankers Association of North America.
Ms. Olayan holds a BA from the American University of Beirut and an MBA from Indiana University.