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Ambassador for Peace: Simon Shaheen
Simon Shaheen is one of the most significant Arab musician, performer and composer of his generation. His work incorporates the legacy of Arabic music, whilst simultaneously exploring new frontiers and integrating different musical styles into his process. He was honored with the prestigious National Heritage Award in 1994.
Ambassador for Peace and Sport: H.E. Ambassador Jack Brewer
Jack Brewer was an NFL player, known as an exceptional special teams player and veresatile defensive back. Since retiring from the game, however, Mr. Brewer has become a well-known international entrepreneur and philantrophist.
After a successful career at Merrill Lynch, Mr. Brewer founded The Brewer Group (2009), a diversified global advisory firm that offers private client, specialty finance and corporate advisory services. TBG's clientele includes high networth individuals, small to medium sized corporations, elite athletes, entertainers, sport agencies, investment funds and money managers. Mr. Brewer has also spearheaded various successful partnerships and initiatives in the sports, business and global development fields. As a sports finance and business professional, Mr. Brewer has also been featured in expert panels on South-South News, KFAN, Fox and CBS, and is also a regular contributor for CNBC and The Business Journals.
In addition to his sporting and business credentials, Mr. Brewer is also a passionate philanthropist. He is the Founder and Executive Director of The Jack Brewer Foundation (JBF Worldwide), which he founded in 2006. The JBF Worldwide focuses on the empowerment of women and children living within impoverished circumstances, through intiatives that provide food security, access to education, diaster relief and medical aid, and promoting peace and development through sport. His organization maintains a presence in countries including Malawi, Haiti, China, Mexico, South Africa, and others. JBF Worldwide also works in conjunction with the Joyce Banda Foundation (created by President Joyce Banda of Malawi) to develop the communities and economy of Malawi.