Chairman of Idris Foundation, Imad Yassin

A multilingual global resident. Graduated in Genetics from Queen Mary and Westfield, University of London and most recently from Singularity University. His professional work involves helping innovation technologies grow their business globally in the life sciences market. His philanthropy work is mostly focused in bringing exponential technologies in health and education to less privileged regions of the world. Most recently he was appointed as a global Ambassador for the global online sustainability movement, World Leaders Forum.

Trustee of Idris Foundation, Ayman Fakoussa

Ayman has lived and worked in Dubai for 12 years, educated in Canada. He graduated from McGill University with Honors in International Business & Entrepreneurship.

He started his career in Events Management for just over 1 year working in the UAE & Qatar. Ayman worked at L’Oreal Luxury Division for 4 years in Regional Marketing (Product Management. Marketing, PR & events). He worked on several brands including Helena Rubinstein, Kiehl’s and finally on Lancôme make-up, skincare & fragrance.

He moved on to set up and head the Marketing & PR department for regional luxury retailer Villa Moda, developing the communications and marketing strategies for each market (UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain), establishing strong relationships with partners $ VIPs around the region.

Trustee of Idris Foundation, Ahmed Ashmawi

Ahmed Ashmawi was born in Jeddah to a German mother & a Saudi Arabian father. Educated in Saudi Arabia, Switzerland and the USA.

Ahmed speaks 5 languages and is an avid supporter of education, peace projects, environmental conservation and the arts.

Trustee of Idris Foundation, Dipesh Depala

Dipesh Has Lived and worked in Dubai for 23 years. Educated in the UK and Switzerland, je brings a truly global and professional perspective to the needs of luxury brands in the region.

Formerly head of a group of companies. Which include ASAAT, one of the leading food distribution companies in the region established since 1969, handling companies such as Nestle, Luna, Priya and many other, Depala International, Richnesse ltd.

Elysee llc, which is the luxury brand division of his business, under which he has represented brands such as Herve Leger, Aysha Depala, Jo Malone, Gina, La Mer, and Korloff Paris.

Under his stewardship, Aysha Depala today has become one of the most prolific and respected designer womenswear brands to emerge from this region, with presence all around the world. A true homegrown success story!

It is the same dedication the he aims to bring all his clients and give their brands the best possible communication and creative direction.