There is a shakeup in the Royal Family, that may be a ruse. The Saudi economy is stagnant due to low oil prices. They want to diversify. I suspect they will activate their covert Royal Hives – like the one at the Buck Institute – and begin making more Royal Honey and Sugar – to blow up the ass of the American People – who will flock to purchase their line of goodies. There needs to be an investigation! This is not THE VISION Beryl Buck had. She was sure she left enough millions to the poor folks of Marine County, that they would remember her – FOREVER – the Rich Lady on the hill.
Beryl was a member of the Buck Clan who got wealthy cutting down trees in Oregon, and drilling for oil in California. The Bucks were BIG SHOTS! Now, they are mere servants, gun bearers for TRILLIONAIRES who just gave their royal permission for Saudi women to drive – and attend soccer matches! What has the Buck Foundation done to show the world they are obeying Beryl’s LAST WISHES? Well, they attacked a ARTISTIC BENTON – and destroyed her legacy! Christine Rosamond Benton is the most demonized artist in history thanks to Robert Brevoort Buck and Tom Snyder.
The Bucks used to be GIANTS! We’ve been rendered IMPOTENT, especially the poor folk of Marin, who instead of being given any MONEY, are given giant lessons on how to be a BILLIONAIRE by Bob Buck. To really rub these lessons in, Bob Buck invites his royal Arab-Muslim friends to promenade around the Buck Institute, patiently waiting for the miracle shot to growing old, that will cost ONE MILLION dollars, and be delivered up the old yin-yang with some Royal Jelly.
The poor got screwed again!
This article suggests the Royal Saudis are purchasing Billboard Space at your local U, in order to advertise how educated and cultured they are. The Buck Institute is a Saudi Beehive. Here come the Royal Drones!
Even by the standards of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, whose meteoric ascent has put him on the cusp of the Saudi throne at the age of 32, the Saturday night crackdown was stunning.
In just a few hours, security forces arrested princes, billionaires, ministers and former top officials as soon as King Salman announced a sweeping anti-corruption drive. Those detained included billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, who was picked up at his desert camp outside Riyadh, according to a senior Saudi official. Before midnight, the suspects’ names were already being leaked to local media, first as initials and later in full. Saudi media put the total of those in custody at more than three dozen, including 11 princes and four ministers and former officials. No charges have been officially announced.
The king also relieved Prince Miteb bin Abdullah from his post as head of the powerful National Guard, taking out one of the last senior royals that had survived a series of cabinet reshuffles that promoted allies of his son. Prince Mohammed became heir to the throne in June when his cousin was removed in a palace shakeup.
Hussam Abu Issa
Hussam Abdul Salam Abu Issa is the vice chairman and COO of Salam International. He is also the deputy managing director of Salam Holdings.
Mr. Abu Issa began his career in 1981 by joining his family’s business, Salam Studio & Stores, as operations manager, immediately after his graduation. He is the founding partner in establishing Salam Holdings in the mid-1990’s under which he developed and directed the growth of 15 companies in diverse areas.
In 2002, Mr. Abu Issa took a major role in the merger process of Salam Holdings Companies with Salam International to form a conglomerate of companies and made history by transforming a family-owned company into a public shareholding company, the first family-owned company to be traded in the stock market in Qatar. In 2006, Salam Group (high-end department stores in Qatar, UAE, and Oman) merged with Salam International.
To date, the company’s operations extend to Qatar, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, Lebanon, Jordan and Syria. Salam International owns and manages over 32 business units, which specialize in five lines of business: Construction & Development, Energy & Industry, Technology & Communication, Luxury & Retail and Investment & Real Estate. Salam International is known for being innovative, creative, modern, and very entrepreneurial.
- BS, Marketing, California State University, San Diego, 1981
MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS | AWARDS & HONORS
- Member, Buck Advisory Council, The Buck Institute for Research on Aging
- Board Member, Salam Bounian (real estate company established in Doha in 2006)
- Board Member, Doha Insurance Company, Qatar
- Member, Qatari Businessmen Association
- Member, Qatari-Syrian Business Council
- Member, Advisory Board, Qatar Chamber of Commerce & Industry
- Member, Industrial Committee, Federation of Gulf Cooperation Council Chambers
- Member, the Islamic Chamber of Commerce, GCC
- Member, Dean’s International Council, Harris School of Public Policy Studies, University of Chicago
- Advisory Council Member, College of Business & Economics, University of Qatar
- Ex-Board Member, Al Balagh Cultural Society/IslamOnLine, Qatar
- Member, the AMIDEAST/Lebanon Advisory Board (ALAB)
- Member, Senior Advisory Board of International Cooperation Platform (ICP), Istanbul/Turkey
HRH Prince Abdulmajeed Al-Saud
HRH Prince Abdulmajeed Al-Saud works for the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He graduated from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, in December 2014, where he pursued a joint degree in Political Science and International Affairs. He became an Affiliate at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government in 2015.
While at Northeastern, Prince Abdulmajeed earned the Dean’s List for the last three semesters, and completed a culminating thesis entitled, Fueling Stability: Peace, Prosperity, and Energy Policy in Saudi Arabia and Beyond. In addition to this work, Prince Abdulmajeed’s article, Lethal Autonomous Robots: A New Challenge to International Legal System, was published in the 2014 issue of Hemispheres, the Tufts University Journal of International Affairs.
Outside of the classroom, Prince Abdulmajeed served as President of Northeastern’s Saudi Arabian Student Organization (SASO). In that capacity, he worked to increase awareness of Saudi culture, while at the same time leading efforts to expand the group’s membership and involvement in the school community. In addition to SASO, Prince Abdulmajeed served as a Board Member on the Saudi Business Club, focusing his efforts on international recruitment of Saudi students at Northeastern. In recognition of these efforts, he was inducted as a member of the “Huntington 100” for the academic year 2013-14, which is the highest honor bestowed upon students by Northeastern’s Center for Student Involvement.
Northeastern has further recognized Prince Abdulmajeed’s contributions to the community and his leadership potential by asking him to join the University’s “Young Global Leaders” program immediately following graduation. Prince Abdulmajeed has been a member of the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations since 2013, where he was a founder and is currently a board member of the organization’s Emerging Leaders Committee. He has been invited to a number of speaking engagements, and in March 2014 gave the keynote address at the opening ceremony of the Model Arab League at Georgetown.
Following graduation from Northeastern, Prince Abdulmajeed plans to pursue a career in public service/administration and to obtain a graduate degree to further his expertise in world affairs.
- Bachelor’s, Northeastern University
MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS | AWARDS & HONORS
- Member, Buck Advisory Council, The Buck Institute for Research on Aging
- Affiliate, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
- Member, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations – Emerging Leaders Committee
- Dean’s List, Northeastern University
- President, Saudi Arabian Student Organization, Northeastern University
- Board Member, Saudi Business Club, Northeastern University
- Member, “Huntington 100,” 2013-14, Northeastern Center for Student Involvement
- Invited, Young Global Leaders program, Northeastern University
- Keynote Speaker, Model Arab League, Georgetown, March 2014
HRH Prince Abdulmajeed is fluent in Arabic, English, and French.
Mr. Fouad Makhzoumi was born in Beirut, Lebanon. His primary and secondary education were received at the International College in Beirut and he was awarded undergraduate (1974) and Master of Science degrees (1975) in Chemical Engineering from Michigan Technological University in Michigan, USA.
In 1975 Mr. Makhzoumi, a newly graduated and confident young man, sought the opportunity to make his fortune in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In the world of business, he showed imagination, initiative, and a readiness to take bold steps and undertake adventurous projects. In Saudi Arabia, Mr. Makhzoumi played a strategic role in developing one of the largest private groups of industrial companies.
In 1984 Future Management Holdings, a company controlled by Mr. Makhzoumi, acquired a substantial interest in a UAE pipe manufacturing and trading group of companies. Under Mr. Makhzoumi’s leadership and industrial expertise, through his worldwide reputation, and in recognition of his trading and industrial dealings and projects in the Arab World and abroad, the group has prospered and is now global in its scope of activities with specialized subsidiaries throughout the world. He managed and developed it to become the core of Future Pipe Industries Group with specialized subsidiaries across the globe.
These subsidiaries own and operate industrial, commercial, real estate, security, information, multimedia and publishing businesses as well as research centers. Together, these enterprises employ more than 3,500 people in 23 countries such as Lebanon, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Italy, France, The Netherlands, Germany, UK, Spain, USA, Thailand, Singapore and others.
Between 1995 and 1997, Mr. Makhzoumi, as a prominent figure in international political and diplomatic quarters, as well as a renowned leader among men of industry and business circles, served as the President of the International Desalination Association (IDA).
From 1995 until 1998, Mr. Makhzoumi acted as Vice Chairman of the Institute for Social and Economic Policy in the Middle East at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He has been a member of the International Board of the Council on Foreign Relations: US/Middle East Project since 1996.
He is also a member of the Board of the Arab Reform Initiative (ARI) created in 2006; a member of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) (2008-2010); a member of the Board of the International Council for Middle East Studies (ICMES) (2009); a member of the Board of the US Middle East Project (USMEP) (1994); and a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) (2009).
He is a member of the Middle East Board of the S. Olayan Business School at the American University of Beirut (2011), of the De Gasperi Foundation (2012) and of the Atlantic Council (2013).
In 1997, Mr. Makhzoumi founded the Makhzoumi Foundation, a private Lebanese non-profit organization that contributes to Lebanese civil society development through its vocational training, health care and micro-credit programs. In 1998 a sister foundation, “Makhzoumi Foundation (USA) Inc.,” was established to give wider support to the Lebanese Foundation.
Mr. Makhzoumi has been the Executive Chairman of Future Pipe Industries since 2003 and he reprised the role of Chief Executive Officer in 2011. He has also been the Executive Chairman of Future Group Holdings since 1982.
Mr. Makhzoumi began his involvement in Public Affairs after the end of the Lebanese civil war. He is the Founder and has served as Secretary General of the National Dialogue Party since 2004. His economic experience lent him considerable understanding about the political and social situation, not only in Lebanon but in the Arab World in general. In addition, he is a leading economist who looks at the economy as a main element in the development of countries.
He has made many contributions to the press, including “Al Hiwar,” a newspaper that he founded in 1999. He was the first to issue a daily electronic newspaper, “Mirror of the Arab Press,” in both English and Arabic.
In addition, he sponsored a study entitled “Harnessing Trade for Development and Growth in the Middle East” which was prepared by a group of experts selected by the US Council on Foreign Relations.
HUMANITARIAN AND PHILANTHROPIC ACTIVITIES
Mr. Makhzoumi has accomplished many charitable deeds. His love of mankind in general and the Lebanese people in particular has pushed him to work for the welfare of his compatriots. To this end, he has created institutions and organizations and committed personal funds to help the needy, providing assistance and relief to the poor and working for better living conditions for middle class people. In fact, Fouad Makhzoumi’s diligent and persistent endeavors have been fruitful and productive, enabling him to realize many of his dreams for the Lebanese people.
In keeping with his philosophy, he avails a number of philanthropic offerings to the Lebanese people through his Lebanese Foundation, supported by its US sister. These comprise vocational training in a great number of fields: medical care programs, guidance and awareness programs, agroforestry and desertification-related activities in conjunction with European Union NGOs, as well as a micro-credit loan program.
The latter program provides small loans to individuals to help them finance their own sustainability in life. This program has already provided over 6,500 loans to underprivileged Lebanese families to start or expand small businesses through capital loans made on the basis of their sound planning rather than financial collateral. The micro-credit loan program is carried out primarily with the financial support of the founder, Mr. Makhzoumi, and that of other international organizations such as USAID and LIM. In addition to this vibrant loan program, the Makhzoumi Foundation operates vocational centers where thousands of Lebanese citizens are provided training in languages, computer skills, Internet skills, hardware repairs, hairdressing/barber/beauty services, photo and video shooting, and other vocational skills. It also provides also health care through its clinics across the country. Moreover, the Foundation implements projects related to the environment and sustainable development. Any Lebanese is eligible for these programs and acceptance criteria are based on “need not creed.” So far, more than 250,000 persons have benefited from Lebanese Foundation programs.
Mr. Makhzoumi established the “Makhzoumi Lebanese Studies Endowment” at the University of Alberta, Canada (2009); the “Rami Makhzoumi Chair in Corporate Governance” at the American University of Beirut; and yearly awards for Leadership and Excellence at the International College in Beirut (2012).
Mr. Makhzoumi is a member of the Buck Advisory Council of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging.
- BS, Michigan Technological University
- MS, Chemical Engineering, Michigan Technological University