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Maurice Horan

Mr. Maurice Horan operates a strategic management consultancy business, specializing in mergers and acquisition, and providing business development and financial advice to clients in a range of industry sectors. Mr. Horan also serves as a non-executive director on the boards of a number of companies based in Ireland, the United Kingdom, the United States, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.

Prior to establishing his own business, Mr. Horan spent over 25 years in commercial and investment banking. He has served as general manager and CEO at a number of major institutions in Ireland and the Gulf, and has extensive experience in corporate and big-ticket loans restructurings.

Mr. Horan holds an MBA from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School in Dublin, a B.A. (Mod) in economics and finance from Trinity College Dublin, and a degree in science from University College Cork.

Margie Evashenk

Margie Evashenk is a proven engineering leader with more than 25 years in the enterprise storage and networking industries, specializing in ASIC development.  Most recently, Ms. Evashenk was Senior Vice President and Chief Development Executive at Emulex Corporation, where she oversaw all of Emulex’s engineering functions globally.   Prior to that, she held various positions in engineering and R&D management at HP and Agilent Technologies, starting her career in ASIC supply chain management before becoming an ASIC design engineer, and eventually expanding to lead R&D for Agilent’s Fibre Channel controllers.   In 2001, she became Vice President of Engineering and Co-Founder of Sierra Logic, a venture-backed startup which produced enterprise storage routers and bridges, and she played a key role in leading the company to profitability prior to its acquisition by Emulex in 2006.

Margie holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Davis.

Abdulkarim Doaiji

Mr. Abdulkarim Doaiji is a former CEO of Alistithmar Capital, an Investment bank in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He has 31 years of experience, and worked in half of the big banks in Saudi Arabia, including Saudi American Bank, Saudi France Bank, NCB, Saudi Investment Bank, Bilad Bank and GIB. He worked in different capacities including advisor to the CEOs of two of those banks.

Abdulkarim was a member of the initial team that established CMA, the Saudi Capital Market Regulator, and also worked for the Saudi exchange (Tadawul) to manage the IPO of STC, the largest at the time.

Besides his investment banking and financial experience, Abdulkarim is a computer scientist by training (with extensive IT knowledge and experience) holding a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in computer science, plus a PhD candidate in computer science at the University of California in Irvine, California, USA.

Robert Eichfeld

Bob currently serves on the board and co-chairs the audit committee of EFG-Hermes, the leading investment bank in the Middle East. Bob has over 33 years of international banking experience with Citigroup where he managed Citibank’s client, business, country, and regional activities at posts in Puerto Rico, Indonesia, the United States, Pakistan, Brazil, New Zealand, India, and Saudi Arabia. In addition to his general management background Bob has extensive experience in commercial, investment, and consumer banking as well as in risk management and corporate governance. In his last two assignments he served as Region Head for Citibank’s activities covering 22 countries and as Chief Executive of Citibank’s affiliate, Saudi American Bank, the second largest and most profitable bank in the Middle East at the time. While abroad he also served on the boards of several business, community, and educational organizations.

Bob has a master’s degree in International Business from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and a bachelor’s degree in Economics with a minor in Political Science from Wake Forest University. Bob also completed Harvard Business School’s Executive Program for Management Development.