Lost in the furor over what Moscow did or did not do, and what effects it did or did not have, is the broader question of what this incident says about Russian intentions and aims. Just how unusual was it for great powers to interfere in a democracy’s electoral processes, and just how outraged should Americans be by the alleged activities?
Hutham S. Olayan is a principal, director and senior executive of The Olayan Group.
Ms. Olayan has headed The Olayan Group’s U.S. presence since 1985, currently as president and CEO of Olayan America and other U.S. affiliates of the Group. She is responsible for all of the Group’s investment activity in the Americas.
Ms. Olayan is a director of Morgan Stanley and a former director of Thermo Electron Corporation. She is a member of the Executive Advisory Board of General Atlantic.
In the non-profit sector, Ms. Olayan serves on the boards of the American University of Beirut, Georgetown University, Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and The MasterCard Foundation.
Ms. Olayan is a member of international advisory bodies affiliated with The Brookings Institution and Carnegie Middle East Center. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a founding member of the Arab Bankers Association of North America.
Ms. Olayan holds a B.A. from the American University of Beirut and M.B.A. from Indiana University.Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 12:57pm