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The Honorable Howard Eugene Douglas is Managing Director of Kinyeti Development, LLC, a company engaged in agro-forestry, green technologies and infrastructure development in Southern Sudan and adjacent countries in East Central Africa.

Mr. Douglas has been President and CEO of Alpha Environmental, Inc., an international environmental and energy services company (1988 – 1995), and a visiting professor at the University of Texas at Austin where he held the C. B. Smith Centennial Chair in political economy (1986 – 1988).

From 1981 to 1985, he was United States Ambassador at Large and Coordinator for Refugee Affairs during the Administration of President Ronald Reagan. Mr. Douglas served on the Policy Planning Staff of the U.S. Department of State under Secretary Alexander M. Haig with responsibility for economics, technology and the Far East. Prior to his service in Washington, D.C., Mr. Douglas was with the Memorex Corporation in Santa Clara, California where he was Director of International Trade and Governmental Affairs (1971 – 1980).

A native of the State of Texas, educated in the United States and Europe, he holds academic degrees from the University of Texas at Austin (B.A.) and Columbia University in New York (M.A.) . He served as a commissioned officer with the United States Navy with active service in the Atlantic Fleet, Vietnam and Southeast Asia (1966 – 1971), retiring from the Naval Reserve in 1990 with the rank of Commander.

Mr. Douglas is a frequent speaker on political and economic issues and has served on numerous boards and commissions: the Board of Directors of the U.S. – Mexico Chamber of Commerce; the International Research and Exchanges Board; International Institute of Humanitarian Law in San Remo, Italy; the Computer and Communications Industries Association; Executive Committee of the Presiding Bishop’s Fund for World Relief of the Episcopal Church; Her Majesty the Queen of Thailand’s Support Foundation; the Alpbach Foundation; Presidential Commission on the Ukraine Famine; Board of the International Foundation of the British Museum of Natural History. At present, he serves as Chairman of the Board of Orbis Associates (USA) and Orbis Orient Pte Ltd. (Singapore). He is on the Board of Directors of the SURVIVE Foundation and the West - West Agenda (USA) ; and is a member of the Foreign Policy Association; the Council of American Ambassadors, the Association of Former Intelligence Officers, and the Association of Naval Intelligence Professionals.





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