Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is elected every two years by members.

Ali Kamal Daud

Founder and Chairman Emeritus

Shayan Sumar

Board Member

Nourah Mehyar

Board Member

Fouad Eid

Vice President

Mohab Al Hinai

Board Member

Ray Slanina

Board Member

Matt Olson


Talal Al Subhi

Board Member

Marla Valdez

Executive Secretary

Samir Messaoudi

Board Member

If you are interested in serving on the OABC board, our next election will be held in the fourth quarter of 2023.

Requirements for Board Members:

  • Must be an authorized representative of a Premium, Corporate, or SME member company, or an individual member of the OABC.
  • Must complete the nomination
  • Must be present at OABC Election Night
  • Attend quarterly OABC Board meetings and other meetings as needed.
  • Respond promptly to emails regarding OABC initiatives.
  • Work with the Executive Director to recruit new members to the OABC.
  • Provide financial oversight and input, approve the annual budget.
  • Actively participate in OABC events when possible, and other priorities of the organization.
  • Be willing to chair a committee or sector-specific task force of the OABC.
  • Show fiduciary responsibility, keeping in mind the interest of all OABC members and their greatest needs.
  • Be an Ambassador of OABC, representing the organization to external stakeholders and even within the membership.

Benefits for Board Members

  • May suggest special initiatives and events of the OABC
  • Involvement in high-level planning of specific programs or events of the OABC
  • Vote on high-level decisions to impact all OABC members
  • Receive promotions and invitations to premium member events as well as complimentary tickets for other organizations’ events
  • Build relationships with other Members of the Board and OABC leadership