Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Zalmay Khalilzad Goes Boarding

RAK Petroleum appointed Dr. Zalmay Khalilzad to their board of directors. Khalilzad is former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., Afghanistan & Iraq.

RAK Petroleum has oil interests in Oman, the United Arab Emirates and Tunisia. It also holds 30% of DNO International, an oil and gas firm with operations are in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and Yemen.

Originally, Khalilzad was to join the DNO board, but he respectfully declined. Who was paying attention? Zalmay's friends.

Khalilzad Associates advises "clients at the nexus of commerce and public policies" from 1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 600. Global greed master The Carlyle Group holds two floors at the same address. While it's a fourteen story building with many tenants, how many are politically-connected profit takers?

How many are on the lineup for the 2011 World Leaders Symposium on the SilverSea's Silver Wind? Headliners include Carlyle Group Senior Counselor James A. Baker, III and Zalmay Khalilzad. The ship sails from Amman, Jordan, eventually docking in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The customized travel event runs from December 29, 2010 to January 12, 2011. Get your tickets now.