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New York 2017 ISPA Congress - Oussama Rifahi
New York 2017 ISPA Congress

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Oussama Rifahi

Session 5 | New Audiences: Integrating Migration and Mobility
Thursday, January 12, 2017

Oussama Rifahi | Speaker

Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (Lebanon)

Board Member

Oussama Rifahi is board member of the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture - AFAC, and was its executive director from 2010 to 2016. Previously, he was Managing Director for Museum Development in New York with Global Cultural Asset Management, and provided cultural consultancy services to governments, cities, foundations and private collectors in Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia. As Director of Special Projects for the Guggenheim Foundation, Rifahi led feasibility studies of modern and contemporary museums.

From 2003 to 2006, he was project manager at Mubadala in Abu Dhabi and an advisor to the chairman of TDIC. Rifahi directed the market analysis, strategy definition and development of the business model for tourism and culture in Abu Dhabi and supported the first architectural developments of its Cultural District, as well as the initial negotiations between Abu Dhabi and the Louvre and Guggenheim museums.

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