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Mr. Al Khalifa is the CEO of Dragon Oil and the 2007 President of the International Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). After completing more than twenty-two years with Saudi Aramco, in May 2008 he assumed the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Dragon Oil, a publicly listed company on the London and Irish Stock Exchanges which operates in Turkmenistan and had exploration interests in Yemen. In the past, he served as a board member of SPE and several E&P companies and a member of the advisory board of the Earth Science school at Stanford University and the Petroleum Engineering school at King Saud and King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals. He holds a PhD in Petroleum Engineering from Stanford University in California, USA. Al Khalifa's interests span petroleum engineering, leadership and human resources. He has been a keynote speaker on global mission and People First culture in many international forums. He served as an executive director of IHSAN from 2007 through 2012. 





Mr. Brown is a partner with the law firm of Ackerman Brown, PLLC with offices in Washington DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia, USA. Mr. Brown's representation focuses on civil litigation, real estate and franchise law. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and South Texas College of Law. Mr. Brown is admitted to practice in Texas, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.






Koerner was born and raised in Oklahoma, was graduated by the University of Tulsa in Petroleum Engineering in 1958 and later earned a M.S. degree in Petroleum Engineering from Louisiana Tech University in 1968. He was President of the Society of Petroleum Engineers International (SPE) in 1995 and President of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers (AIME) in 1998. He retired from Texaco Exploration Inc. in 1996. He is an Elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA). Mr. Koerner is active in community affairs having served several Boards as the Samaritan Institute and their Foundation, Colorado Ethics in Business Alliance and has written several published papers on business ethics, U. Tulsa Petroleum Engineering Industry Advisory Board, U. Tulsa National Alumni Board, SPE Foundation, Industry's Humanitarian Support Alliance NGO (IHSAN), and Renewed Hope Charitable Foundation. He is presently engaged in a jail ministry at the Douglas County jail. He was inducted into the University of Tulsa Engineering and Applied Sciences Hall of Fame in 1995, the Minoru Yasui Community Volunteer Award in 2004 sponsored by the Denver Foundation and the 2005 ChevronTexaco Public Service Award. He was also awarded Honorary Membership (highest award) by SPE and AIME in 2007. He and wife MaryAnn reside in Castle Rock, CO, have three grown sons and five grandchildren. Roy served on the board of IHSAN from 2007 through 2012. 


Mr. Apelian is Howmet Professor of Engineering and Director of the Metal Processing Institute at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). MPI is an industry-University alliance dedicated to materials processing with over 90 corporate partners. He joined WPI in 1990 as the Institute's provost. He is credited with pioneering work in various areas of materials and metals processing. During the last decade, he has worked on sustainable development issues, and particularly, resource recovery and recycling. Apelian is the recipient of many distinguished honors and awards; he has over 500 publications to his credit, and serves on several technical and corporate boards. During 2008/2009 he served as President of TMS. Prof. Apelian is a Fellow of TMS, ASM, and APMI; he is a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), and the Armenian Academy of Sciences. Apelian served on the board of IHSAN from 2007 through 2012. 


Lon Stuebinger is a reservoir engineering consultant who joined the Water, Sanitation, & Hygiene (WASH) cause in 2004.    He has taught well drilling, pump repair, hygiene, sanitation, and WASH in Schools on 14 trips to Africa, Asia, and Central America as a team member, leader, and/or lead trainer.  He has taught sanitation to volunteers in the USA and mentored volunteers on trips to become leaders.  In addition to formal training in each of those subjects, he is trained in community training, team leader training, and biosand filters. He plans to be trained in ultrafiltration by 2014.




Eliza has over ten years experience studying, volunteering and working in the field of international development. Eliza’s Masters Degree focused on good practice in international volunteer programs, and involved researching a variety of different volunteer programs in South America, Africa and Australasia. Following her studies, Eliza ran programs for the Global Volunteer Network (GVN) in Peru and then returned to New Zealand to work for the GVN Foundation. Eliza is currently the Executive Director for the GVN Foundation and also recently co-founded GOOD Travel. Eliza is British/French by nationality but calls New Zealand and Peru home.



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