Board of Trustees

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Nausherwan Hafeez

Chairman of the Board

Nausherwan Hafeez grew up in Tampa, Florida and completed his B.A. from New College of Florida in History/International Area Studies. He began his career in education and taught for seven years at both the secondary and postsecondary levels, including a teaching Fulbright in Malaysia and Teach for America in Baltimore. Nausherwn is committed to continuous educational growth and holds a Master’s degree in the Social Sciences from the University of Chicago, a Master’s degree in Education from Johns Hopkins, and a Master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Florida. Nausherwan transitioned into the business world after completing an MBA from Georgetown University and works in fulfillment operations at Amazon. Nausherwan believes all children deserve the opportunity to attain an excellent education. Working with the board, he hopes to help AISJ chart a path forward for sustainable growth all while delivering the highest quality education to students. He lives in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, with his wife and two young children, including a daughter who attends AISJ.

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Sherene El-Sioufi

Vice Chair of the Board

Dr. Sherene El-Sioufi is a quadruple board-certified physician specializing in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. Born and raised in the USA, she moved to Jeddah in 2016 with her husband and four children. Currently working at the International medical center, she is excited to contribute to strengthening and growing our AISJ community.

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Gary Flom

Member of the Board

Gary is an influential, successful leader with inexhaustible drive and unquenchable thirst to succeed having served in senior executive roles (including CEO, President, MD) with two decades of international automotive, transportation, and sustainable mobility experience in U.S, Europe, GCC & Middle East. A decorated U.S Marine and philanthropist, Board member and relentless passionate innovator. Expert at technology implementation and applied empirical solutions to achieve profitable results. Avant-garde advocate, backer and enabler of early EV and ULEV mobility transformation forlarge private and government fleets in U.S. and the MENA Region. Authority at transitioning fleets to sustainable platforms utilizing EV and FCEV technology with intelligent management, specialized financing for “green” projects and asset management.

Currently Gary is the Chief Executive Officer of the National Transportation Solutions Company (NTSC), a technology driven enterprise for Advanced Multi-Modal Mobility through zero-emissions platforms founded in June of 2021. NTSC quickly became the leading automotive services, and cutting-edge technology company offering innovative Fleet-as-a-Service (FaaS), eMobility-as-a-Service (eMaaS) and Hydrogen mobility solutions in the MENA Region. In less than one year, under Gary’s leadership NTSC became the fastest growing, transformative, multi-modal mobility company havinggained 233 B2B clients with 317,288 vehicles under management and a vector for large scale sustainable mobility which will, in keeping with the Vision 2030, reshape logistics, transportation and public sector industries in KSA and MENA Region from the perspective of industrial diversification, progressive environmental responsibility and embetterment of our planet.

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Raed AlZubi

Member of the Board

C-Suite executive, who has performed in Board of Directors, CEO, and other senior leadership and advisory roles in several medium to large scale industrial manufacturing organizations both regional (Middle East / GCC) as well as, international.  Since 2013, he has been active in setting up and leading such organizations especially in Downstream chemical and plastic conversion industries, in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

In addition to his professional assignments, Dr. ALZubi has been an active Board member of Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), and as its 2017-2018 President. SPE is a global non-profit professional society dedicated to spreading knowledge, strengthening skills, and promoting the benefits and values of Plastics and its Industry worldwide.

Dr. ALZubi has a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering with an emphasis in Manufacturing and hold several patents in the field of Plastics as well as, numerous articles, publications and speaking engagements on investment attraction and development for the downstream conversion industry, especially in the GCC.


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