Fuad El-Hibri

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Fuad El-Hibri
Born Fuad El-Hibri
Hildesheim, DE[1]
Occupation Chairman of the Board of Directors of Emergent BioSolutions[2]

Fuad El-Hibri (born March 2 1958) is an American businessman, and founder of Emergent BioSolutions.


Early life[edit]

Fuad El-Hibri (born March 2, 1958) in Hildesheim, Germany[1] spent his childhood equally in Europe and the Middle East before coming to the USA to get an economics degree from Stanford and an MBA from Yale[1]


El-Hibri earned a Masters Degree in Public and Private Management from Yale University and a Bachelors Degree with Honors in Economics from Stanford University.

Early career[edit]

El-Hibri served as president of Digicel from August 2000 to February 2005. He served as the president of East West Resources Corporation from September 1990 to January 2004.

He was a member of the senior management team of Speywood, LTD. in the United Kingdom and organized and directed the management buyout of Porton Products Ltd. El-Hibri reorganized Porton, and was advisor to the senior management team involved in the oversight of operations and served as a senior associate and resident project manager at Booz Allen Hamilton and as a manager of Citicorp in New York (Mergers and Acquisitions), and in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (Operations and Credit).

El-Hibri has been chairman of East West Resources Corporation, a venture capital and financial consulting firm, since June 1990. He served as the chairman of Digicel Holdings from August 2000 to October 2006. He serves as Executive Chairman of the Board of Emergent BioDefense Operations Lansing Inc.

Current career[edit]

El-Hibri was Director and CEO of Emergent BioSolutions between 2004 and 2012, and he serves as Chairman of the El-Hibri Foundation, and founded the El-Hibri Peace Education Prize in 2007. El-Hibri serves as a member of the board of trustees of American University. He is a member of the board of directors of the International Biomedical Research Alliance (an academic joint venture among the National Institutes of Health, Oxford University and Cambridge University). El-Hibri is also a member of the board of trustees of the National Health Museum.

El-Hibri Peace Education Prize[edit]

The purpose of the El-Hibri Peace Education Prize is to celebrate the outstanding achievements of peace educators and advance the field of peace education by awarding an annual cash prize of $20,000 an individual who has demonstrated leadership, impact and innovation in the field of peace education. [3]


  1. ^ a b c Jones, Del (May 18, 2004). "Muslim CEOs of U.S. firms fight terrorism, 'stop evil'". USA Today. Retrieved May 3, 2010. 
  2. ^ Shay, Kevin James (March 30, 2012). "Emergent’s Fuad El-Hibri, an entrepreneur at heart". Gazette.net. Retrieved 4 April 2012. 
  3. ^ http://www.elhibrifoundation.org/peace_education/prize.  Missing or empty |title= (help)