AccountAbility names Nasir as regional head
Riyadh, August 31, 2010
AccountAbility, an international corporate responsibility (CR) research and advisory organisation headquartered in New York and London, has appointed Bassem Nasir as regional head, Mideast and Africa.
In his new role, Nasir will be based in Saudi Arabia and have responsibility for all AccountAbility operations in the region.
Nasir brings 14 years of experience in sustainability and development to AccountAbility, having worked with a broad range of corporations, NGOs, governments and academic institutions throughout the developing world.
Nasir’s background includes several years at Intel in the Middle East in various CR roles, as well as a stint at the World Bank, launching the Palestinian Development Gateway, a development-focused web portal. At Intel he directed the company's educational outreach programs, a key component of its regional marketing effort, and represented the firm at the World Economic Forum and various global and regional sustainability conferences.
He also led Intel's government relations initiative in the Middle East and North Africa and worked closely with the World Bank, the United Nations, USAID, and the International Youth Foundation on development projects.
Recently, Nasir successfully ran his own consulting business -- The Good Consultant -- which focused on 'good' management practices such as sustainability, CR, fundraising and partnership building. He also directed the long term strategic planning process for the Jordan River Foundation, a prominent Jordanian NGO and conducted sustainability training seminars for leading organisations throughout the Middle East. – TradeArabia News Service