Tennessee World Affairs Council – President’s Advisory Board
The TN WAC President’s Advisory Board is organized to bring together a group of distinguished citizens to advocate for and advance the mission and vision of the Council – to improve our community by promotion of study and public education in world affairs and to increase international understanding and relations. [Advisory Board Guidelines]
Chief Executive Officer, Lodestone Advisory Group
Amr El-Husseini founded and serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Lodestone Advisory Group. Based in the US, he directly oversees the global operations of the company and execution of client mandates. Amr advises clients located across the world in the areas of international expansion and market entry strategy, investment advisory, and corporate restructuring. Amr is also a board member of an international banking subsidiary in the QIB Group, and a Senior Advisor to GSIS, a Washington, D.C.-based consulting firm specializing in security and data analytics.
Over the past few years, Amr has authored works and presented globally on entrepreneurship, banking strategy, internationalization of banks, and Islamic finance, including speaking engagements at UC Berkeley and the University of Cambridge. Amr has also worked on various private equity and investment banking transactions covering diverse sectors including financial services, commodity brokerage, insurance and takaful, telecom, real estate and infrastructure. He has previously led and successfully negotiated various memorandums of understanding and joint venture agreements for the development of international business enterprises.
Prior to founding Lodestone, Amr served as the Senior Executive Manager & Head of International Development for Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB). In his capacity at QIB, he oversaw the bank’s international operations and strategic investments (M&A, Ventures and Integrations), as well as the bank’s international network stretching from the UK to Malaysia, where he led a number of successful turnarounds and restructuring assignments. Amr’s role with QIB also involved the development and execution of the bank’s international expansion strategy, where he led market entry initiatives into European, Asian, and GCC countries, including Malaysia, Indonesia, the UK, France, Turkey, Lebanon, China, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Libya, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Oman, Egypt and Sudan.
Prior to his work at QIB, Amr served as a Project Manager for Path Solutions, where he led large scale consulting projects in areas such as banking strategy, international expansion, product development, profit pooling, fund management, treasury, core banking system implementation, e-banking, conversion of conventional banks, and risk management for global and regional commercial and investment banks.
Before joining Path Solutions, Amr held various banking and consulting roles with regional and international groups including Fransabank, Ernst & Young, HSBC and Audi Bank.
Amr is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s General Management Program. He also received an MBA from the University of Wales and a B.S. in Finance and Accounting from the Hariri Canadian University. He also holds the CIPA certification from the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI). Amr is fluent in English, French and Arabic.
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