NEF Welcomes Mona Eraiba to Board of Directors

Feb 28, 2014

New York, NY (February 28, 2014) — The Near East Foundation is pleased to announce that Mona Eraiba has joined its Board of Directors.

Ms. Eraiba is a Senior Vice President of the Trust Company of the West (TCW), which manages a broad range of value-added investment products for many of the largest corporate and public pension plans, financial institutions, endowments, and foundations in the U.S., as well as a substantial number of foreign investors.

“Mona has remarkable insight into the challenges and opportunities at this critical time in the Middle East,” said Shant Mardirossian, NEF Board Chair. “Her expertise in the region – as well as in technology and investments – will help inform our initiatives to promote civic engagement and economic development during this time of great challenge and opportunity.”

Ms. Eraiba has over 30 years of experience specializing in technology and healthcare, having been involved in a wide range of transactions for both money management and investment banking for technology companies. Before joining TCW, she founded Rosetta Group Research LLC, an independent technology research and advisory firm catering to the investment management industry, where she advised and implemented strategies focused on the technology sector for clients.

She began her Wall Street career with Lehman Brothers and then worked at Salomon Brothers before founding Advanced Technology Investments (ATI), a technology sector research and consulting firm. She has frequently appeared before the financial media as a technology expert.

Prior to joining the financial community, Ms. Eraiba worked as a chief engineer in the technology industry.

She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Arab Bankers Association of North America (ABANA) and Board Chairperson of iEARN-USA, the largest worldwide network of students, teachers, and schools.

Born in Egypt, Ms. Eraiba received an engineering degree (B.S.E.E.) in electronics and computer science from Washington University and an M.B.A. from Columbia University.

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The Near East Foundation is a U.S.-based international NGO leading innovative social and economic development in the Middle East and Africa since 1915. For nearly 100 years, NEF has worked to empower citizens in disadvantaged, vulnerable communities. NEF field staff – all of them from the countries in which they work – partner with local organizations to find grassroots solutions to their development challenges. NEF’s “knowledge, voice, and enterprise” approach is helping build more prosperous, inclusive communities throughout the region. To learn more visit www.neareast.org.

Contact:

Stacia VanDyne
Director of External Relations
svandyne@neareast.org or (315) 428-8670

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