Ghanem Nuseibeh (born 11 May 1977) is the founder of strategy and management consultancy, Cornerstone Global Associates. He was a member of the Club of Rome's think-tank 30 from 2004 to 2008, and is in charge of the Persian Gulf region's section of the Budapest-based think-tank Political Capital Policy Research and Consulting Institute . He is a member of the Nuseibeh (alternatively spelt Nusseibeh) family of Jerusalem and lives in Dubai and London.
Nuseibeh holds an undergraduate degree in civil engineering from Imperial College, London and a Master of Science degree from the same university. As a trained civil engineer, he has taken part in the design of major international infrastructure projects, including the Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey dual oil and gas pipe-line, the Durrat Al Bahrain man-made island and the Dubai Tower in Doha, Qatar's then tallest proposed building. Before founding his own consultancy, Nuseibeh worked with WS Atkins and Mouchel Parkman.
Nuseibeh has written numerous publications including co-authoring two books with members of the Club of Rome's tt30, ICT for Education and Development: the challenges of meeting the Millennium Development Goals in Africa and Letters to the Future. He has also written articles for newspapers and magazines published around the world.
He is the 2005 winner of the British Geotechnical Association's Prediction competition and the 1st winner of the ALGS Papers Competition of the Institute of Civil Engineers in London. He was awarded the Royal Academy of Engineering's Top Flight scholarship in 1996.
Ghanem Nuseibeh is a Patron of the Executive Committee of the British Friends of Neve Shalom – Wāħat as-Salām, a village outside Jerusalem built to promote peace between Arabs and Jews in the Holy Land.
Ghanem Nuseibeh is a co-founder and former President of the Middle East Student's Union in the United Kingdom, which was created in 1996 to create a common-ground for Jewish, Christian and Muslim students. As part of his student work, he contributed to the "Report of Extremism and Intolerance on Campus", produced by the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals of British Universities in 1997. Nuseibeh was on the advisory board of Just Journalism, a UK-based organisation that monitors the coverage of Israeli and Middle Eastern issues in the British media.
In an extensive report about him by The National daily newspaper in Abu Dhabi in 2011, Nuseibeh was described as "the man investment bankers, business executives and even government officials turn to when they want to know what is happening in the Arab world. Not what appears to be happening on the surface, but what is really happening, and what it all means".
In February 2019, The New York Times reported, on the basis of several documents received from an anonymous source, the smear campaign run against the State of Qatar and FIFA 2022 World Cup by Ghanem Nuseibeh through Cornerstone Global. The report further details about Paul Tweed, a libel lawyer who introduced Nuseibeh to Damian Collins, a British politician. According to the summary of a Cornerstone meeting document, Nuseibeh and Tweed collaborated in a defamatory campaign against Qatar, using information supplied to them by Mike Holtzman, a prominent PR executive.
- Just Journalism Advisory Board, Accessed: 25 Nov. 2010.
- The National daily newspaper (UAE) report about Ghanem Nuseibeh, 27 May 2011
- "Ahead of Qatar World Cup, a Gulf Feud Plays Out in the Shadows". The New York Times. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
- "Exclusive: Qatar sabotaged 2022 World Cup rivals with 'black ops'". The Times. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
References and selected recent media quotes
The National newspaper report about Ghanem Nuseibeh  Club of Rome's tt30  Nuseibeh Family Website  Times report about Dubai  Sky News report about Dubai  Reuters report about US-Iranian relations  Budapest Sun report   The Peninsula Qatar report