Oussama Rifahi

Board Member, Arab Fund for Arts & Culture (AFAC), Beirut, Lebanon
"Join me on the 7th of March 2019 where I will be moderating the opening panel on Empowering Cultural Development in the Arab World. Learn more on the overview page and register now to be part of this."

The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) is a private, independent Arab initiative dedicated to empowering artists and writers through strategic cultural philanthropy in the Arab world.

Oussama is a board member of the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture AFAC and its executive director from 2010 to 2016. Starting his career as a geophysical engineer in West Africa, he moved on to take management roles in Aerospace and Renewable Energies in Canada & Europe. Oussama worked on the development of tourism and culture strategies in Abu Dhabi and led feasibility studies for modern and contemporary museums around the world. Oussama is now based between Cologne, Germany and Beirut, Lebanon. He teaches philanthropy and leadership for non-profits and advises individuals, corporations, governments and private institutions on governance, strategy, communications and fundraising/ development. He is involved in the launch and implementation of cultural initiatives in Europe, the MENA region and Africa.