Filling the GAPs

Philanthropy Support in the Arab Region

Board Members

Ebba Augustin and Atallah Kuttab
Ebba Augustin is a Political and Social Scientist, has more than 18 years of development experience as project manager, advisor, management coach and consultant in the Middle East.
Her engagement started in the late 80s with her PhD research on Women Political Mobilization during the first Palestinian Intifada. For eight years she managed projects and programs for the German Agency for Technical Cooperation GTZ in the Middle East, Europe and Africa and later provided consultancy services for international and national organizations in the Balkans, Asia, Europe and the Maghreb. In 2000 Ms. Augustin represented the Graduate School-USDA in Washington as Country representative in Egypt. Since 2001 a resident of Amman-Jordan her work has focused on advisory services, research, strategic planning, impact monitoring and moderation of high level meetings and conferences for public and private sector actors, civil- society groups, international and multi-national organizations in the Arab Region and Europe. Mrs. Augustin has served as board member and provides voluntary services to Middle Eastern philanthropic organizations and in 2011 founded SAANED for Philanthropy Advisory in the Arab Region and assumed CEO position at SAANED.
Atallah Kuttab holds a Ph.D. in civil engineering from the Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London. He spent 3 years working in engineering consulting in the private sector and 10 years in education in planning, teaching and research at Birzeit University in Palestine and at Heriot-Watt University in Scotland. Dr. Kuttab was a GTZ technical consultant for informal sector employment in Zambia for 3 years, and served with Save the Children for 11 years, most recently as Middle East Regional Manager, covering operations in Palestine, Egypt, Lebanon and Jordan. His management specialty areas are in staff management, fundraising and in forging private sector/ non-government sector relationships to further development efforts. He joined Welfare Association as the Director General in August 2005 supporting Palestinians primarily in Palestine and Lebanon. He is a Founding Member of Arab Human Rights Fund and Founding Member of the Arab Foundations Forum. He also a member of the Editorial Board of Alliance Magazine, Global Philanthropy Leadership Initiative, and WINGS Coordination Committee. In 2011, he founded SAANED for Philanthropy Advisory in the Arab Region and is the Chairman of the Board of SAANED.


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