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Emal Dusst

Chief of Staff to the Founder, Chairman, & CEO
Laureate Education, Inc.

Emal is currently Chief of Staff to the Founder, Chairman & CEO of Laureate Education (a Public Benefit Corporation & B Corp), a global education company with a presence in 28 countries. Previously, he was a Director focused on global strategy & M&A at Saint-Gobain, a $60 billion French industrial conglomerate, where he was also the leader of the Oil & Gas Group and on the extended board of the External Venturing arm. In 2014, Emal was a speaker at the World Energy E. Congress in Washington, D.C. in 2014. He started his career in investment banking and has also worked in private equity. Emal holds a Bachelor's Degree in Economics with a minor in German from UCLA and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He is a member of the Robert S. Brookings Society at Brookings Institution. Emal was born in Kabul, Afghanistan and currently resides in Washington, D.C. He speaks English, Pashto, German and French.