Dr. Atallah Kuttab is currently the Chairman and Founder of SAANED for Philanthropy Advisory, the first of its kind in the Arab Region. Atallah holds a Ph.D. from the Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London. He spent 3 years working in engineering consulting in the private sector and ten years in education, which included planning, teaching, and research at Birzeit University in Palestine and at Heriot-Watt University in Scotland. Atallah served with Save the Children for 11 years, most recently as Middle East Regional Manager, covering operations in Palestine, Egypt, Lebanon and Jordan. In the period 2005-2011, he was Director General of the Welfare Association, the lead foundation supporting Palestinians primarily in Palestine and Lebanon. He is a Founding Member of Arab Human Rights Fund and Founding Member of the Arab Foundations Forum. He also a member of the Editorial Board of Alliance Magazine, Founding Board member of the Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support (WINGS) and since January 2013 is Chairman of the Board of WINGS.