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June 10, 2013
The Middle East Policy Council today announced that Ambassador Ford M. Fraker, who served as United States Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from April 2007 to April 2009, has joined the Council's Board of Directors.
"The Ambassador brings a unique perspective to the Board with his more than 30 years of experience in banking, finance and investment in the Middle East," said Dr. Omar Kader, Chairman of the Middle East Policy Council's Board of Directors. "On behalf of the entire Board, we extend a warm welcome to Ambassador Fraker and we look forward to his leadership as the Council continues to contribute to better U.S. understanding of the political, economic and cultural issues that affect U.S. interests in the Middle East."
"It is an honor to join such a distinguished group of Middle East policy experts and I look forward to working with the Council to promote greater U.S. understanding of Middle East developments," said Ambassador Fraker.
Ambassador Fraker currently serves as Senior Advisor to Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co (KKR) and as Chairman, KKR Middle East and North Africa. He is Senior Advisor to Trinity Group Limited and a member of the Middle East Advisory Board of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS). He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the International College in Beirut and the International Advisory Board of the Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts. Ambassador Fraker graduated cum laude with a BA from Harvard College.