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Trustee Spotlight: Sir Tim Lankester

The MBI Al Jaber Foundation, a UK Registered charity, is governed by a Board of Trustees, each one chosen for their interest in education and development in the Middle East. Since we concentrate on forging partnerships rather than simply giving grants, we view our Chairman, Trustees and Director as resources in themselves, inasmuch as they all master specialist areas of knowledge that are used to assess applications for projects and to reach out to a network of like-minded institutions.

Here, our Trustee Sir Tim Lankester speaks about his personal experience: “I was born in Cairo, where my father was a teacher at the English Mission College, and I have always had a strong interest in the Arab world and in countries further to the east. I am currently a member of the joint advisory board of the Georgetown School of Foreign Studies in Doha. I am an adviser to the consulting firm, Oxford Analytica, on South East Asia, and I have written and lectured on the political economy of Indonesia. I am currently completing a book on British aid to Malaysia which will be published towards the end of 2012. Early in my career, I spent three fascinating years working with the World Bank in India and am now a member of the UK-India Roundtable. I am a trustee of the Karachi Education Initiative, which is developing a new business school in Karachi with an emphasis on ethical leadership. I am also a member of the management committee of the Aga Khan UK Development Network, which funds projects in Pakistan, Afghanistan and other countries with Ismaeli populations.”

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