Cambridge, MA – Former Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter will join the Harvard Kennedy School as the Belfer Professor of Technology and Global Affairs and Director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. As Secretary of Defense, Carter, a physicist, became known for pushing the Pentagon to “think outside its five-sided box” in order to transform the way the military fought adversaries and strengthened alliances, managed its budget and talent, developed its technology, and more. He will now lead the Belfer Center’s programs and will focus his scholarship on the role of innovation and technology in addressing challenges at home and around the world.
Hutham S. Olayan is a principal, director and senior executive of The Olayan Group.
Ms. Olayan has headed the Group’s US presence since 1985, currently as president and CEO of Olayan America and other US 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 IBM as well as a former director of Thermo Electron Corporation. She also serves on the Executive Advisory Board of General Atlantic.
In the non-profit sector, Ms. Olayan serves on the boards of the American University of Beirut, Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and The MasterCard Foundation.
Ms. Olayan holds a BA from the American University of Beirut and MBA from Indiana University.Last Updated: Feb 10, 2017, 2:59pm