Oussama Rifahi is a board member of the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture and its executive director from 2010 to 2016. He started his career as a geophysical engineer, moving on to take management roles in aerospace and renewable energies. Oussama worked on the development of tourism and culture strategies and led feasibility studies for contemporary museums across the world. Oussama currently advises individuals and corporations on strategic philanthropy, and institutions and non-profits on communications and fundraising. He is involved in the launch and implementation of cultural initiatives in Europe, the MENA region and Africa.