Hani K. Findakly, D.Sc.
Dr. Findakly, an investment
banker, is Vice Chairman and Director of Clinton Group Inc., an
investment management firm in New York.
From 1990 to 1999, he was
President of Potomac Babson Inc.,
an investment management firm
in New York. From 1986-1990, he held senior management positions
on Wall Street, including PaineWebber Inc., as Managing Director
of global risk management, and Drexel Burnham Lambert, as Head of
the International Division with overall responsibility for
managing the firm’s international subsidiaries in the US, Europe
He joined Wall Street from the
World Bank in Washington D.C. where he worked from 1975
to 1986. As Director of the Investment Department and Chief
Investment Officer of the World Bank and its affiliates, he had
overall management responsibility for the World Bank’s global
investment portfolio of US$25 billion in 20 international
Between 1972 and 1975, Dr. Findakly served on the MIT faculty, where he did research and
teaching in the field of decision theory and systems analysis.
In 1973, he was OAS Visiting Associate Professor at the Catholic
University in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on leave from MIT.
Dr. Findakly received his Doctor
of Science (D.Sc., 1972, Decision Theory); and Master of
Science (M.Sc., 1971, Computer Simulation) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). At MIT, he was Goulbenkian Foundation Fellow and was elected
to Sigma Xi and Chi Epsilon (research & engineering excellence).
from Baghdad University (B. Sc., magna cum laude, Civil
For 30 years, Dr. Findakly has
advised many governments, central banks, and international
institutions in the fields of portfolio management, capital
markets, and risk
management. Over the years, he has participated in a number of
symposia on related
Dr. Findakly serves on a number of
academic and public interest boards, including,
the Middle East Institute (Governing Board, and, Chairman,
Advisory Board); Harvard University Center for Middle East
Studies (International Board); University of Maryland Sadat Chair for Peace
and International Development (Selection Committee), along with
several national and community boards. From January 2000 to
January 2003, he was President of the Arab Bankers Association of
North America. His international activities include the UNDP
Steering Committee on Private Finance for Human Development, UN
Summit on Financing for Development, and the Council on Foreign
Relations Task Forces on the Balkans 2010 and Middle East Trade &
Investments. In the private field, Dr. Findakly is a director of
the Clinton Group Inc., New York; a private equity mutual fund
affiliated with Deutsche Bank; as well as a major international
investment company, among others.
A member of the Council on Foreign
Relations, Dr. Findakly has done extensive work and
lectured worldwide on issues of international development, global
global investing, and financial risk management.
Dr. Findakly is a US citizen, and resides in
McLean, Virginia with his wife and two children.