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Dr. Findakly, is Vice Chairman and Director of the Clinton Group Inc., an investment management firm in New York. For 30 years, he has advised many governments, central banks, and international institutions in the fields of portfolio management, capital markets, and risk management.

Dr. Findakly previously served as President of Potomac Babson Inc., as well as senior management positions on Wall Street, including PaineWebber Inc. and Drexel Burnham Lambert. He joined Wall Street from the World Bank in Washington, DC, where he served as Director of the Investment Department and Chief Investment Officer.

Prior to this, Dr. Findakly served on the MIT faculty and as OAS Visiting Associate Professor at the Catholic University in Rio de Janeiro. He received his Doctor and Master of Science from MIT, where he was Goulbenkian Foundation Fellow and elected to Sigma Xi and Chi Epsilon. He graduated magna cum laude from Baghdad University with his Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering.

Dr. Findakly serves on several academic and public interest boards, including the Middle East Institute, Harvard University Center for Middle East Studies, and University of Maryland Sadat Chair for Peace and International Development. He is the former President of the Arab Bankers Association of North America, and his international activities include the UNDP Steering Committee on Private Finance for Human Development, UN Summit on Financing for Development, and the Council on Foreign Relations Task Forces on the Balkans 2010 and Middle East Trade & Investments.

A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Dr. Findakly has lectured worldwide on issues of international development, global capital markets, global investing, and financial risk management.