Board of Trustees
Zahi Khouri

Zahi Khouri, born in Jaffa, is the Founder of The Coca-Cola Co Palestine and is co-founder of key publicly held companies in Palestine such as Paltel and Padico. He holds a number of executive positions and Board Memberships in Palestine and the USA. He is a key founder of the first innovation fund in Palestine, the Ibtikar Fund. Previously, Mr. Khouri was a Board Member of the Olayan Group in Saudi-Arabia and USA. He is co-founder of the merchant bank American Express Middle East. Mr. Khouri is presently the Chairman of the NGO's Development Center in Jerusalem (NDC) and the Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Dar Al Kalima University in Bethlehem. He is a recipient of the Business for Peace Award 2015, Oslo, Norway and the merit of the “Cavaliere” from the Republic of Italy. Mr. Khouri has an M.B.A. from INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France and an M.Sc. in Engineering from the Technische Hochschule in Stuttgart, Germany. He is fluent in 5 languages.