Board of Directors
MOHAMMED KHUDAIRI is a native of Baghdad, Iraq and currently lives in Dubai where he serves as the Managing Partner of Khudairi Group. From Dubai, he leads Khudairi Petroleum Services (KPS), Azku Oil and Gas (AOG), and Al-Khudairi Distribution & Marketing Company (AKDMC) under his executive oversight. Mohammed has extensive experience in the areas of project management, operational logistics, project financing, and a deep knowledge of cultural, political and security conditions within Iraq. Mohammed founded the Khudairi Group in 2004 along with his father and brother and was closely involved with the company’s early work with the Department of Defense, USAID, and other multinationals in Iraq. Mohammed attended the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business and received a degree in Finance with an additional focus in Middle Eastern Studies. More recently Mohammed Khudairi completed executive programs at Singularity University as well as the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. Mohammed assisted in founding TechHub, Iraq’s first technology focused co-working space, based in Erbil, Iraq and is a contributor to Bite.Tech, Iraq’s largest online platform for technology news and businesses. He is actively involved in several non-profit organizations, including the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), the Bali Process and currently serves as the Chairman of the Iraqi Children Foundation.
Barbara A. Marlowe
Barbara Marlowe is the Director of Marketing and Public Relations for Dworken & Bernstein Co., L.P.A., a law firm in Cleveland and Painesville, OH.
Barbara gained wide public recognition after helping Teeba, a young Iraqi girl who was badly injured in a 2003 bombing while riding in a taxi with her family near Baghdad. Her face was badly scared and her brother Yousef was killed. Barbara saw her story and brought Teeba to the US for multiple reconstructive surgeries. Barbara and Teeba’s story has been featured in magazines, newspapers, and television.
Barbara oversees Dworken & Bernstein law firm’s “Ohio Lawyers Give Back” initiative and has worked with over 300 recipients of cy pres, distributing more than $32 million to charity. She is on the Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital Leadership Council and co-chair of an event called Save a Smile, Save a Child that has benefitted Pediatric Plastic Surgery at University Hospital’s Rainbow Babies & Children Hospital for the past 5 years.
Ward E. Scott II, Esq.
Secretary and General Counsel
Ward Scott, a retired US Marine Corps Colonel, is a graduate of Wharton School of Finance as well as Villanova Law School. In 2005, he served as President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Baghdad as well as with an American foundation focused on relief and reconciliation. Today, as the founder of Scott Advocates, PLLC, he is extensively involved today in the practice of commercial law, particularly related to Afghanistan.
Grant Felgenhauer is Managing Partner at Euphrates Advisors, one of the largest investors on the Iraq Stock Exchange. The firm sits on the boards of several leading Iraqi businesses and is actively involved in the development of domestic capital markets. Grant travels frequently to all regions of Iraq to source investments and meet with local partners and management teams. Prior to Euphrates, Grant was a partner at Hermitage Capital Management in Moscow and London, where he co-managed the firm’s holdings in emerging market equities. Grant received a BA in Economics and Russian Studies, with honors, from Yale, where he rowed four years on the Heavyweight Crew. He received a JD from Columbia Law School, where he was a Kent Scholar. He lives in Washington with his wife and two children.
Based in Washington DC, Ali Halabi is a program manager and international recruitment specialist with 10 years of field experience in the MENA region and the United States. A former humanitarian aid worker, Ali supported USG-funded refugee assistance, local governance reform, and legislative strengthening initiatives and projects across several hot spots in Iraq. He currently works for a leading international development and research firm in Maryland managing proposal staffing efforts for anticipated USAID and State Department-funded contracts. Having worked under the dome of Iraq’s Council of Representatives for several years, discussing policy and legislative reform with major political parties, and providing media and communications training to members of parliament, Ali brings unique insights into the political arena in Iraq, in addition to the country’s cultural nuances and demographics. He is fluent in English, modern standard Arabic, and the Levant and Iraqi dialects. Ali has earned several diplomas in communication, journalism, terrorist threat research and analysis from Indiana University and the University of Maryland, respectively. He earned a degree in Industrial Design from the University of Baghdad.
Mr. Quqa served in Iraq from 2006 to 2009 as an American bilingual bi-cultural advisor to U.S. diplomatic and military personnel. He is fluent in Arabic and knowledgeable about Iraqi and other Middle Eastern cultures and traditions. He has 20 years of experience in dealing with NGOs as well as 30 years of international business development. Mr. Quqa founded ICF in 2007.
David Collins, LMSW is a social worker specializing in child and family policy, systems reform, and evidence-based practice. He is currently the Vice President for Programs & Policy at The Children’s Village in Dobbs Ferry, NY. In partnership with ICF, he has represented The Children’s Village on six different training and technical assistance missions to Baghdad since 2009, with the goal of supporting local NGOs, government partners and international agencies responding to the needs of orphans, widows, and victims of war. He previously served as the Assistant Commissioner for Program Innovation and Planning at New York City’s Administration for Children Services, where he helped lead the design, contracting and implementation phases of several large-scale child welfare and juvenile justice reform initiatives. He earned a BA magna cum laude from Simon’s Rock College and a MSW from Columbia University School of Social Work.
Luma Jaffar, a Partner and Director of Architecture at KGA, a Nevada-based architectural firm with offices in both Las Vegas, Nevada and Austin, Texas, leads KGA’s Austin office in a role that encompasses a broad spectrum of responsibilities. As a creative, strategic thinker with over twenty years of professional experience, Luma enjoys solving architectural challenges and moving processes forward in a manner that results in realistic, well-executed design solutions.
A native of Baghdad, Iraq, she attended the University of Technology in Baghdad and the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College of London where she received a Master’s degree in Advanced Architectural Studies. A community-minded individual, Luma is heavily involved in organizations throughout the Austin area including the Austin Rotary Club, Institute for Leadership in Capital Projects, Austin Chamber of Commerce, and is a graduate of Leadership Austin program. On a global level, Luma is a member of the National US-Arab Chamber of Commerce and the Royal Institute of British Architects.
US Liaison, Executive Director
Mrs. Fogleman is a member of the Board and U.S. Liaison for ICF. She was an Associate Financial Advisor for Ameriprise Financial for five years, prior to which she served on Capitol Hill as legislative staff for the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Committee on Financial Services of the U.S. House of Representatives. She has a Master’s Degree from the University of Michigan.