BDF Board of Trustees  is comprised of highly reputable and knowledgeable individuals who are responsible for overseeing the management of the foundation.


Samer Khoury
Chirman
President Engineering & Construction at CCC, active in many economic institutions around the world, board member of more than 28 regional and internationally renowned economic organizations and institutions
Hanan Ashrawi
Vice Chairman
PLO spokeswoman, former minister of Higher Education, legislator, activist, and scholar. Official spokesperson for the Palestinian Delegation to the Middle East peace process, and has been elected numerous times to the Palestinian Legislative Council.
Varsen Aghabekian
Secritary
Active member of several NGOs and groups including membership of the board of commissioners of the Palestinian Independent Commission on Human Rights. Author of several studies, manuals and national reports on: Jerusalem, education, youth, women and management.
Abdel Salaam Al Majali
Former prime minister and foreign minister, member of Jordanian senate and Former advisor to King Hussein.
Akram Bader
Former Head of Battir village council
Basel Aql
Member of the Board of Trustees of the Institute for Palestine Studies.
Faisal Al Alami
Director at Khatib & Alami, former chairman of Taawon
Fouad Kattan
Mr. Kattan gained experience in administrative affairs when he worked as an administrative manager in ACA Company for tourism and also through his work with the engineering company.
Hamid Jaafar
Founder and Chairman/CEO of the Crescent Group of companies, Sharjah UAE
Hani Hayek
Former mayor of Beit Sahour
Ibrahim Dabdoub
Former CEO at National Bank of Kuwait; Board Member of the Centre for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University
Mitri Raheb
Founder and President of Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture in Bethlehem.
Mitri Abu Aita
Former minister of tourism, Former Chairman of the Jordan Bar Association
Munir Anastas
Palestine’s Ambassador to UNESCO.
Nabeel Kassis
General Director of Palestine Economic Policy Research Institute (MAS); former minister of planning, former minister of finance, former president of Birzeit University.
Nabil Qaddumi
Founder and previous Chairman of PROJACS, former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Welfare Association TAAWON. محافظ فلسطين للصندوق العربي للإنماء .....
Odeh Aburdene
Former VP Capital Trust. Board of directors Lebanon Invest, Sutton Place Gourmet, International Pepsi-Cola; Former member council foreign relations New York Middle East Institute, First Chicago Bank, Occidental Petroleum, Senior VP/GM Arab Bank Europe, Middle East, Africa First City, Texas, London.
Ramez Jaraisy
Israeli-Arab politician and former mayor of Nazareth
Riad Al Sadek
Palestinian businessman in UAE with many charitable acts in Palestine, among the recipients is Birzeit University Faculty of Law and Public Administration
Sabih Al-Masri
Jordanian-Palestinian businessman. Founder and chairman of Arab Supply and Trading Company and the Palestine Securities Exchange (PSE).
Salah Al Dabbagh
A Palestinian refugee, member of the Lebanese Lawyers Union, lecturer at the Lebanese University and the American University of Beirut.
Salah Al-Tamari
Former governor of Bethlehem
Saleh Jallad
Is former Group Vice President Treasury, Insurance and Relations at CCC (Consolidated Contractors Company). He has also served as the legal representative of CCC with the Greek authorities, including Greek courts; Board of Directors Financial Committee; Member of the Board of Executive Operational Committee; Members of the Board of companies owned by CCC; Deputy Governor for the “Arab Monetary Fund Abu Dhabi
Sami Mroua
Director of Education/ Bethlehem at the Ministry of Education. Former Board of BDF Director.
Samir Hazboun
Chairman of Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Former Board of BDF Director.
Suheil Sabbagh
Vera Baboun
Former mayor of Bethlehem
Walid Al Khalidi
Palestinian historian, General Secretary and co-founder of the Institute for Palestine Studies
Walid Salman
Regional Managing Director of UAE & Palestine Operations for CCC
Zahi Khouri
Successful Palestinian-American businessman and entrepreneur
Ziad Al Bandak
Mr. Al Bandak served in the PA as Minister of Tourism, Minister of Local Governments, and Minister of Labor. Currently he is the advisor to the President for Christian Affairs and head of the Presidential Committee for the Restoration of the Church of Nativity. He holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Dresden.
Zuhair Al Alami
Civil engineer from the University of Texas, Austin, taught at AUB, then joined Khatib & Alami. Member of the PLO Executive Committee in 1970; head of its Palestinian National Fund.