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Board of Trustees

David L. Lee
Board Chairman
Aric Development, CEO



David Lee is the CEO of Aric Development, one of the largest agricultural projects in Georgia.From 2004 until 2016 David was the CEO and President of Magticom, the largest telecommunication company in Georgia. Prior to coming to Georgia, Mr. Lee served as the CEO of communication companies in Singapore, Moscow and Sakhalin and was the project manager of the first mobile phone company in Yemen between 1991 and 1994. Mr. Lee served 2 terms as the Amcham President in Georgia from 2008 to 2012 and was the Vice Chairman of the EU Georgian Business Council from 2012 to 2016. He has been the Chairman of CRRC in Armenia and Georgia, as well as EPF in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia since 2009. A Chartered Accountant with an MBA from Warwick Business School, he served 9 years as a Royal Naval Officer. Mr. Lee has a strong belief in the role of Civil Society as a key actor of conflict resolution and confidence building in the South Caucuses.


Andrew Coxshall
Board Treasurer
KPMG

Andrew Coxshall is the Managing Partner for KPMG in the South Caucasus. Andrew has over 20 years of experience working in a number of different countries around the world including Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Uganda, Botswana, South Africa and the UK. He specializes in finance and audit issues in the infrastructure, government and healthcare sectors, with additional experience in communications, financial services, industrial markets, consumer markets, World Bank projects and mining. Mr. Coxshall holds a Masters of Business Administration from Heriot Watt University and is a Chartered Accountant.


William Hanlon

Chief of Field Office, UNICEF Sukhumi


William Hanlon is the Chief of Field Office for UNICEF in Sukhumi starting from September 2017. He holds an MA from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in International Relations and International Economics as well as an MSc in Environmental Sciences from the Central European University. William Hanlon has worked for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe in Georgia and in Armenia. He finished his assignment as the Deputy Head of Office in Armenia but stays in the region.

 
Mary Sheehan
International Organization for Migration, ret.

Mrs. Sheehan brings more than 30 years experience in the field of migration, including eight years with IOM in the Caucasus. From 1998-2002 she was the Chief of Mission in Yerevan, and from 1998-2002 she was the Regional Coordinator for the Caucasus based in Tbilisi. After a three year break from the region during which she opened the IOM office in Sri Lanka to provide emergency response, and livelihood replacement for tsunami victims, Mrs. Sheehan returned to Tbilisi as Chief of Mission for the Georgia Office where she currently works. She has also served as Deputy Director of Volunteer Programs to the Governor of California on issues related to the influx of Southeast Asians after the Vietnam war; Director of the International Catholic Migration Commission training program in Sudan for Ethiopian and Eritrean refugees involved in a U.S. resettlement program; and nine years in a law office dealing with immigration. She began her career with the United Farm Workers Union in California and Arizona, advocating for the rights to unionize and strike, on political campaigns and with voter registration.


Danielle del Marmol

Belgium Ambassador, ret.


Danielle del Marmol was born in Brussels, of a Wallonian mother and a father who had immigrated from North Caucasus. She has a doctor’s degree in Law from Brussels University. After practicing at The Bar, she joined the Ministry of Economic Affairs and was then appointed attaché at the Bank Commission.
There, she met her future husband, François del Marmol, himself a Belgian diplomat. She accompanied him to Moscow, his first assignment and then decided to take the entrance examinations to the diplomatic career. She passed the examinations and returned to Brussels with their three children to do her training period as a diplomat (1984-1986), while traveling from time to time to Addis Abbeba (Ethiopia), where her husband was posted.
Danielle del Marmol’s first assignment as a diplomat (1986-1990) was at the Permanent Representation of Belgium to the European Union. Between 1990 and 1994, she worked as Economic Counselor at the Embassy of Belgium in Rome. In 1993, the year in which Belgium held the presidency of the UE, she worked temporarily at the Permanent Representation of Belgium to the EU, where she participated to the preparation of the first cooperation agreement between Israel and the EU.
Between 1995 and 1999, Danielle del Marmol was appointed Economic and Social Counselor at the King’s Cabinet. Her next assignment, from 1999 to 2003, was Ambassador to the Organization for the Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), in Vienna, where she dealt, among other matters, with the fight against racism and antisemitism. Her last post before arriving to Israel (2004-2006) was Roving Ambassador to Uzbekistan, Armenia and Georgia.

Dieter Boden
German Ambassador, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, ret.

Dr. Boden was the German Ambassador to the OSCE in Vienna from 2002-2005. He entered the diplomatic service in 1968, completing assignments in the political department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Bonn, to various diplomatic missions including to Soviet Russia and Italy and as a political counsellor in the German Bundestag. Dr. Boden was the Deputy Chief Negotiator for Germany in negotiations on the reduction of conventional forces in Europe (CFE) in Vienna from 1989-1992. In 1995 he became Head of the OSCE Mission in Georgia and, from 1999 to 2002 went back to the Caucasus as SRSG of the UN Secretary General in Georgia and Head ofUNOMIG. Dr. Boden is now retired from the foreign service but continues to work on contracts with the OSCE/ODIHR. He is also an Adjunct Professor of International Relations at the University of Potsdam. He holds a PhD in Slavic Philology from Hamburg University and was appointed Honorary Doctor by the Tbilisi School for Political Studies in 2006.

Kenneth S. Yalowitz
U.S. Ambassador, ret.;
Dickey Center for International Understanding, Dartmouth College


Ambassador Yalowitz was appointed Director of the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College on July 1, 2003. He completed his undergraduate work at the University of Wisconsin and holds a Russian Institute Certificate, MA and Master of Philosophy degree from Columbia University. He retired from the U.S. Department of State on September 30, 2001 after 36 years as career diplomat and member of the Senior Foreign Service. He served twice as a U.S. ambassador: to the Republic of Belarus from 1994-1997; and to Georgia from 1998-2001. He was chosen for the Ambassador Robert Frasure award for peacemaking and conflict prevention in 2000 for his work to prevent the spillover of the Chechen war into Georgia. His other foreign assignments included two tours of duty in Moscow, The Hague and the US Mission to NATO in Brussels. His domestic assignments have included Country Director for Australia-New Zealand Affairs, Deputy Director for Economics of the Office of Soviet Union Affairs, and Congressional Foreign Affairs Fellow. Ambassador Yalowitz previously taught political science at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. He also served as the Area Studies Chair on the former Soviet Union (1993-94) and Dean of the Senior Seminar (1997-98) at the Foreign Service Institute, the U.S. government’s training institution for American diplomats and other professionals preparing for foreign service. He has been adjunct professor of government at Georgetown University, visiting fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, a diplomat-in-residence at American University and a member of the Institutional Review Board of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

Anna Ohanyan
Chair of the Department of Political Science and International Studies at Stonehill College

Anna Ohanyan is Richard B. Finnegan Distinguished Professor of Political Science and International Relations and Chair of the Department of Political Science and International Studies at Stonehill College in Massachusetts, USA. She is the author of “Networked Regionalism as Conflict Management” (Stanford University Press: Stanford, CA, 2015) and “Network Mechanism of Post-Conflict Global Governance in Microfinance” (Palgrave Macmillan 2008). Her articles appeared in International Studies Review, Peace and Change, Conflict Resolution Quarterly and Global Society, among others. Prof. Ohanyan was a Fulbright Scholar in 2012-2013. Prior to joining Stonehill College, she was a research fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University (2002-2004). Over the years her research has been supported by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (2007), German Marshall Fund (2010-2011), U.S. State Department/IREX (2011-2012), Stonehill College (2006 and 2008), Eurasia Foundation (2006) and Syracuse University (2001, 2002 and 2003).
Prof. Ohanyan has also consulted for numerous organizations such as the United Nations Foundation, the World Bank, the National Intelligence Council Project, the U.S. Department of State, the Carter Center, and USAID. Her work has taken her across the globe, from Northern Ireland to the Balkans and the South Caucasus. She has been an invited speaker at Brown University (USA), European Geopolitics Forum (Brussels), The World Bank (USA), United Nations Foundation (USA), Armenian Business Network (USA), among others.

Raffi Doudaklian
"Tufenkian" Foundation 

Raffi Doudaklian is the Executive Director of the Tufenkian Foundation starting from July 2016. Since 2008, he has been the Country Director for Mission East in Armenia, a Danish organization operating in Armenia since 1992 which works to help vulnerable populations.
He has more than ten years of experience in capacity building of NGOs, fundraising, advocacy, public policy, project management, organizational development and public relations. Before moving to Armenia, Raffi Doudaklian was the Principal of the Armenian Relief Society Day School in Canada, where he led the expansion of the school from middle to secondary education level. He has been a member of the Armenian Educational Foundation Armenia Board, a member of Editorial Boards of Asbarez Daily (Los Angeles) and Aztag Daily (Beirut, Lebanon). He has studied Political Science in Beirut University, Lebanon, and has continued his graduate studies in UCLA, specializing in Near Eastern and Armenian Studies.

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