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Oussama Rifahi is a board member of AFAC and its Executive Director from 2010 to 2016. Previously, he was Managing Director for Museum Development in New York with GCAM, 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. At Mubadala in Abu Dhabi, 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 on its Cultural District, as well as the initial negotiations between Abu Dhabi and the Louvre and Guggenheim museums.