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Our Think Tank

Levant Suez Consulting has hand-selected business and thought leaders from varying industries around the globe to serve as its Board of Advisors.

  • Governor Edward Rendell

    News Analyst, NBC

    Special Counsel, Ballard Sparh, LLP

    Governor of Pennsylvannia (2003-2011)

    Mayor of Philadelphia

    After 34 years of public service, including 24 years as an elected official, Governor Rendell continues to pursue many of the same issues he was passionate about while serving.

    His commitment to making America a cleaner, more efficient place and to fostering investment in our nation's crumbling infrastructure is as strong as it has ever been. Rendell has become a champion for progress in the area of alternative energy, and now serves as a consultant or board member for several green and alternative energy firms, including Own Energy, Element Partners and Ocean Thermal Energy. He has also remained heavily involved in the campaign for government efficiency and strategic cost cutting through his work with entities such as Government Sourcing Solutions, Public Financial Management and Greenhill Advisors.

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  • Major General John Hawley (US Air Force Ret.)

    Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Near Space Systems, Inc.

    Upon retirement from the Air Force as a Major General in 1999, John founded and served as CEO of CollaborX, Inc. After growing CollaborX to a 120-employee defense contracting company, John sold CollaborX to Teledyne Brown Engineering in 2006 and remained on the management team to serve as the President of Teledyne Brown CollaborX until assuming his current position as CEO of Global Near Space Services. John served 30 years in the Air Force becoming a senior leader and military force modernization expert. He is a combat experienced fighter pilot and has hands on experience in government acquisition and operational requirements management. An expert in organizational leadership, development and change management, Maj Gen Hawley won the Eugene M. Zuckert Award for outstanding executive management - the highest award presented by the U.S. Air Force. Mr. Hawley has served on Senior Review Boards for NASA, DOD, the Missile Defense Agency, the U.S. Air Force, the Office of Naval Research, several major defense contractors and continues to be involved in USAF and Joint transformation efforts. Maj Gen (ret) Hawley was the founder and first commander of the U.S. Air Force's Command, Control, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Center. He is a member of DOD's Blue Ribbon Panel for Interoperability and an active consultant to the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board.

    In addition, he is experienced as a Combat Wing Commander and a Joint Coalition Task Force Commander. John has over six years of experience in operational requirements development and major systems acquisition. He was directly involved in the development of most current and projected weapon systems, C2 & ISR platforms and Joint Command and Control systems. He was the principal concept designer and a contributing author for the ground breaking Capabilities-Based Acquisition Report to the Under Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition. Mr. Hawley was directly involved in drafting the first Concept of Operations for Northern Command at Peterson AFB, CO, and participated as a senior member of the exercise assessment team for Northern Command's Initial Operational Capability Exercise. John continues to make highly significant contributions to the Defense of the U.S. as CEO of Near Space Systems, Inc. and as an active senior defense consultant.

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  • Dr. Hitesh Bodani

    Chairman, Bond Investment Group Holdings

    Dr Hitesh Bodani is both a registered MD and a self-driven ambitious entrepreneur. He is regarded as being particularly astute and has proven his capability to transfer business vision into corporate reality. As founder, general partner and chairman of board at Bond Investment Group Holdings his reach has stretched across a number of sectors, including hotel and resort developments, private equity, shopping malls, real estate, medical technology, mining and oil and gas. The firm also operates the Buddha Bar chain internationally. Over the many years the family owned business grew rapidly and has increased its scope and now has over 30 subsidiaries. In the past, Bodani served as a board member at the Fortune Group, a Dubai-based property development company with a series of high-profile luxury projects in Jumeirah Lake Towers, Business Bay and Nakheel's the Palm Jebel Ali. Bodani's dabbles in the international property market have included interests in mixed-use developments in London and in Mauritius. He also retains a directorship at SL Consultants JLT, a management consultancy firm based in Dubai. As well as his considerable business interests, Bodani also has strong links to charitable and philanthropic causes, such as climate change Vision Africa, a private charitable trust to support the plight of poor and vulnerable children in Africa and which has so far helped nearly a thousand children across the entire African continent.

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