Board of Directors
Prince Khaled bin Sultan
Chairman and President
His Royal Highness Prince Khaled bin Sultan is a leading member of the Royal House of Saudi Arabia and dedicated ocean conservationist.
Hala bint Khaled bin Sultan
Hala bint Khaled bin Sultan earned her bachelors degree in International Relations and a minor in Economics. She then earned her Jurist Doctorate (JD) degree from Boston University School of Law. She is an entrepreneur, currently working on two start-ups. She was a Legal Advisor at the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority. She is an avid reader, equestrian, scuba diver and has a strong interest in philanthropy, conservation, health and fitness.
Charles A. Horner, General, USAF (ret)
General Charles A. Horner is a former Commander in Chief of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and the U.S. Space Command; and Commander of Air Force Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base. While Commander of 9th Air Force, he also managed U.S. Central Command Air Forces, in charge of all U.S. and allied air assets during operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
Chief Financial Officer
Ian D. Fair is Chairman of the Board of The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited. A distinguished business professional in the Bahamas, Mr. Fair also serves as Chairman of the Bahamas First Insurance Group and Deputy Chairman of Butterfield Bank (Bahamas). He was the founding Chairman of the Bahamas Financial Services Board (BFSB) and is currently Chairman of The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) and Chairman of The Bahamas International Securities Exchange (BISX).
Dr. Shawn M. McLaughlin is a research microbiologist at the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Center for Coastal Environmental Health and Biomedical Research in Oxford, MD. She is also the Curator of the International Registry of Coral Pathology, which is supported by NOAA. In 2000, Dr. McLaughlin received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. She holds a Ph.D. in Marine Biology from Abo Akademi University in Finland.
Dr. Abdulaziz Abuzinada received his Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of Durham, United Kingdom. He
was a Professor in the Department of Botany at Riyadh University, before becoming Secretary General of
the Saudi Arabian National Commission for Wildlife Conservation and Development. In his 17 years in that
role he helped establish 16 national Protected Areas and has received seven awards including the
prestigious IUCN Commission on National Parks and Protected Areas Fred Packard Award for
Distinguished Achievements in Wildlife Preservation and Environmental Protection.
Dr. Mohamed Faisal is a Professor of Aquatic Animal Medicine and Principal Investigator of the Aquatic Animal Health Laboratory at Michigan State University. He is also President Elect of the World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association and Conference Honor Chairman for the 6th Global Fisheries & Aquaculture Research Conference, which takes place in October 2013.
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