Annual Conference, Dubai

March 12, 2015—May 14, 2015

Thursday, March 12

1:30 PM
CEO International Forum
Featuring Yogesh Mehta, PNT’11 , Chief Executive Officer, Petrochem Middle East Ltd. 

4:00 PM
YGL Opening Session 
For NU YGL members and invited guests Welcome by Joseph E. Aoun, President of Northeastern University

8:30 PM
Private Dinner | Sajwani Residence
Hosted by Ali Hussain Sajwani, SSH’14, NU YGL member, and family


Friday, March 13

12:30 PM
Welcome Buffet Luncheon

1:00 PM
Mohammad Al Wazzan, SSH’12, L’16

1:05 PM
Disruptive Innovation: Seeking the Next Land of Opportunity

  • Moderator: Ned Jaroudi, E’86, Innovation Advisor, United Arab Emirates
  • Rich D’Amore, DMSB’76, Trustee, Partner, North Bridge Venture Partners
  • Iyad Malas, former Chief Executive Officer, Majid Al Futtaim

2:30 PM
Personal Observations from the C-Suite

  • Moderated by Hugh Courtney, Dean of the D’Amore-McKim School of Business
  • Pierre Choueiri, PNT’17, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Choueiri Group
  • Ziad Makkawi, Chief Executive Officer, Istithmar World

3:45 PM
Coffee Break NU YGL families and guests welcome for the next sessions

4:00 PM
Creating a Family Legacy: The Power of Strategic Philanthropy | Peregrine Ballroom

  • Moderated by Ahmad Zameli, E’14, YGL member
  • Maha Al-Juffali Ghandour, Director and Supervising Trustee, The Help Center
  • Rebecca Riccio, Director of The Social Impact Lab at Northeastern University

5:00 PM
Managing Intergenerational Leadership

Introduction by Robert Dietrich, Associate Vice President, International Advancement

  • Moderated by Sultan Alhokair, DMSB’15, NU YGL Member
  • Abdulrahman Al Dabal, PNT’14, President and Chief Executive Officer, GAS Arabian Services Co., Ltd.
  • Fawaz Alhokair, PNT’15, PNT’16, Founder and Chairman, Fawaz AlHokair Group
  • Salah Al Wazzan, PNT’12, Chairman, Al-Wazzan Group & Founding Board Member , Tharawat

    7:30 PM
    Empower Dubai

Wednesday, May 23 (Continued)

11:00 AM
Wrap Up and Conversation
Joseph E. Aoun, President of Northeastern University