International Advisory Board
is a Member of the International Advisory Board. She is a Principal and Director of The Olayan Group, a private, multinational enterprise that is a leading diversified business in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East as well as a major investor in world capital markets. She has headed the Group’s operations in the Americas for more than 20 years, currently as president and CEO of Olayan America Corporation in New York. Before joining The Olayan Group, Ms. Olayan worked in investment and commercial banking at Chase Manhattan Bank, Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette, and Saudi International Bank.
Ms. Olayan is a director of Morgan Stanley and Equity International, as well as a former director of Thermo Electron Corporation.
Ms. Olayan serves on the boards of a number of not-for-profit organizations, including the American University of Beirut, Georgetown University, The Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. She is a member of international advisory bodies affiliated with The Brookings Institution, The Conference Board, Carnegie Middle East Center, and the US-Middle East Project. She is a founding member of the Arab Bankers Association of North America.
Ms. Olayan holds a BA from the American University of Beirut and an MBA from Indiana University.