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 a dedicated ocean conservationist.
Hala bint Khaled bin Sultan
Her Royal Highness Princess Hala bint Khaled bin Sultan earned her bachelor's degree from Wellesley College 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, creating two start-up businesses in 2014. She was a Legal Advisor at the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority and currently works at a Riyadh based law firm. She is an avid reader, equestrian, and 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 the current Chairman of Butterfield Trust (Bahamas) Limited. A distinguished business professional in The Bahamas, he is a former Chairman of the Bahamas First Insurance Group, the Bahamas Maritime Authority, and the Grand Bahama Port Authority. He was also the Founding Chairman of the Bahamas Financial Services Board and of The Bahamas International Securities Exchange, the latter of which he still serves as a Director. He has extensive involvement in charities in The Bahamas, the USA, and the UK.
Shawn M. McLaughlin, PhD is a research microbiologist at the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration’s Cooperative Oxford Laboratory in Oxford, MD. She currently investigates the impacts of land use on coastal ecosystem health. Previous research was focused on the effects of disease and other stressors on aquatic animal health. Dr. McLaughlin holds a B.A. from Notre Dame of Maryland University, a M.S. in Microbiology from the University of Maryland, and a PhD in Biology from Abo Akademi University. She is a graduate of the Department of Commerce's Executive Leadership Development Program.
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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