HAF-US Board of Directors

Nora Larhouasli Marrakchi, Outreach and Events Co-chair

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Nora Larhouasli Marrakchi is an independent international energy Consultant specializing in Global Industry Benchmarking, Asset Management, Regulatory / PAS 55 projects and Renewable Corporate Strategy across North America, Europe and Latin America. Nora has served on the boards of several North African and Middle Eastern organizations. She researches and writes on issues related to Moroccan women, education, energy and international development. Nora’s work on Moroccan women and education has been published in the Journal of North African Studies and in Routledge Major Works’ 3-Vol. Islam and Education: Major Themes in Education (Routledge). She holds a BA in economics, French literature, and Middle Eastern studies from Douglass College, Rutgers University, and was raised in Fes and Marrakech, Morocco. Nora chairs HAF’s Outreach and Events Committee, helping to create a strong presence for HAF’s work in the US, and co-chairs HAF’s Moroccan Film Festival.

Charles Benjamin, PhD

Charles Benjamin is a Senior Manager with the International Resources Group, an international development consulting firm based in Washington, DC. He has over twenty years of experience in rural development and program management, with extensive experience in community development and natural resource management in Morocco and other African countries. For nearly six years (1993-1998) he was the Near East Foundation (NEF) Country Director in Morocco, based in the rural Ouarzazate Province. Charles has conducted long-term field research in Morocco and Mali. As a Fulbright scholar (1990-1992), he lived for two years in a village in the Drâa Valley of southern Morocco, where he conducted ethnographic research on the social organization of traditional canal irrigation systems. Prior to this, he was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Casablanca (1986-88). He holds a PhD in natural resources and environment from the University of Michigan, with a focus on decentralization and local institutional development

Peter Jupp

Peter is a major supporter of HAF’s community initiatives and has played an important role in scaling-up the organization’s projects and partnerships in Morocco. His deep commitment to Morocco’s development grew from his many visits to the country and the close friendships that formed over the course of his professional life. Known as a true entrepreneur, Peter is Chairman of Infocore. He has been a leader in direct mail, list brokerage and management services for over two decades – helping companies realize significant growth potential in new customer acquisition, organic growth and retention programs, new and improved customer relationships and revenue. Before founding InfoCore, Peter was CEO of a London, England based direct mail firm where he grew the business to one of the UK’s largest direct mail providers while expanding the business to support emerging client needs. Peter is an active member of the World President’s Organization and the Chief Executive Organization and is an active supporter of the San Diego Rescue Mission and the Salvation Army.

Talal Belrhiti

Talal Belrhiti is vice president for international business at the Moffett Group. Previously, Talal launched the Discovery Channel’s Global Education Partnership in Morocco, and helped in negotiating the introduction of the same program in Egypt. He previously served as founding director at the Maghreb Center, a Washington DC think tank, and currently serves on the board of the High Atlas Foundation, an organization whose aims is to establish development projects and plant trees in rural Morocco. Talal has extensive experience in issues related to the Middle East and Africa, previously serving as the Director of Economic Development Programs at the MENA Center, and as Assistant Editor of the Middle East Journal, published by the Middle East Institute, a Washington DC think tank. He has also worked at think tanks in Morocco and other NGOs with focus on democratic development. Talal completed his MA in Politics at the University of Virginia and his undergraduate studies in government and international politics at George Mason University

Kimeo Carr

Kimeo Carr is an independent consultant, with over ten years of experience in business administration and public policy, and has consulted for the World Bank’s Resource Management Advisory and Knowledge Dissemination division. He holds a MBA with an international marketing concentration from Richmond, The American International University in London, England, and a BS in marketing from Hampton University. Kimeo served as a small business development Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco (2001-2003). He is a lifetime member of the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) and is the Government Affairs Committee chairman for the DC Chapter.


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