Board of Trustees

Our Board of Trustees is led by Ibrahim Muhanna, the Foundation’s Founder. He is joined by industry leaders from around the world, whose expertise is invaluable as we pursue our mission of improving the region’s economies and institutions through education and capacity building.

Ibrahim Muhanna, Chairman of Board of Trustees

IBRAHIM MUHANNA is the Managing Director of i.e. Muhanna & co. (Actuaries & Consultants). Since 1986, he has advised insurers, governments and other clients in 38 countries. He graduated from the University of Michigan (1976) with a MSc in Actuarial Mathematics. Since 1995, he has been a member of the International Actuarial Association (IAA) Council. He has served as a member of the IAA Executive Committee and he was the Chairperson of the Steering Committee of the IAA Education Program and is currently actively involved in other IAA Committees & Sections. He is also the founding member of the IAA Health Section. Moreover, he is the vice-chairman of the actuarial technical commission of the International Social Security Association (ISSA). His other roles involve being the first Chairman of the Cyprus Actuarial Association, member of the Swiss Association of Actuaries and he is the President of the Lebanese Association of Actuaries. He has written several papers on actuarial and insurance issues. In 2001 he introduced the first financial strength rating services for insurance companies and municipal credit rating in the Arab World. In 2007, he was awarded “The National Order of the Cedar” by the Lebanese President. The award is in recognition of his great service & devotion to the Nation.

Christopher Daykin

CHRISTOPHER DAYKIN was the Government Actuary of the United Kingdom from April 1989 to September 2007.He qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries in 1973 and was a member of the Council of The Institute of Actuaries from 1985 to 1999, serving as President from 1994 to 1996. He was Chairman of the International Forum of Actuarial Associations (IFAA) from 1996 to 1997. He has written numerous papers on actuarial topics and is ajoint author of the book Practical Risk Theory for Actuaries with Professor Teivo Pentikäinen and Dr. Martti Pesonen. In 1993 he was made a Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) by Her Majesty the Queen. In 1995 he was awarded a degree of Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) by the City University, London. He is a visiting professor at City University and at universities in Shanghai and Beijing. He is Chairman of the Pensions, Benefits and SocialSecurity Section of the International Actuarial Association (IAA) and a member of the IAA Executive Committee.

Michael Muhanna

MICHAEL MUHANNA graduated with a Bachelor’s in Economics from Duke University. He is the Founder and Executive Director of Afikra – a global organization that aims to promote intellectualism and the diversity and richness of the Arab world’s cultures and histories. He is currently completing his capstone course for his Associateship designation from the Society of Actuaries. Moreover, Michael has worked on Morgan Stanley’s alternative asset management team in New York City and was part of the actuarial consulting practices at Pricewaterhouse Coopers in New York and AonBenfield in Chicago.  A former Teach For America corps member, Michael has remained heavily involved in education. He sits on the Board of Trustees for the Muhanna Foundation, American Community School at Beirut and on the NYC education nonprofit, COOP*ERATE.

Anthony Muhanna

ANTHONY MUHANNA is head of Client Coverage for TPG Capital in the Middle East and North Africa, responsible for managing relationships with investors in the region. Prior to joining TPG, Anthony spent six years with Morgan Stanley, and held the position of Vice President and Head of Sales for Morgan Stanley Investment Management Saudi Arabia. He has also worked in the asset management division of Global Investment House in Kuwait from 2005-2007. Anthony holds a degree in business administration with a finance specialty from the American University of Beirut.

Rosie Muhanna

Rosie MUHANNA is a dynamic professional with 18 years of experience leading in communications, business development, strategic planning, and fundraising. Rosie spent over a decade as managing Weber Shandwick Kuwait, where she crafted award-winning PR campaigns, earning accolades such as Silver Stevie Awards, Gold MEPRA Awards, and Silver MEPRA, which significantly increased local and regional brand visibility for her clients. Rosie’s expertise spans diverse industries and regions, encompassing both for-profit and non-profit sectors. This unique perspective informs her approach to achieving the goals for her clients. Rosie is a passionate storyteller and communicator who believes in the power of authenticity to engage donors, build brands, and strengthen stakeholder relationships. She currently advises clients on how to leverage their own brands by telling their authentic stories to the right audience.

Strengthening Our Region’s Economies & Institutions Through Research, Education, & Capacity Building.