Labeeb M. Abboud

Labeeb M. Abboud is general counsel of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to accelerate the development of a safe, effective and accessible AIDS vaccine for use throughout the world. Previously, he served as general counsel to Atriax, a London-based electronic marketplace for foreign exchange products and related services. He has also held the positions of group counsel to American Express Bank, Ltd., and attorney with Shearman & Sterling in New York. Mr. Abboud has served as pro bono counsel to the Rainforest Alliance and a variety of other non-profit organizations, and has also been an active participant with Junior Achievement and Big Brothers/Big Sisters. Mr. Abboud has been on the board of the Rainforest Alliance since 1988, and is also a director of Shackleton Schools, as well as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is a graduate of Wesleyan University and Georgetown University Law Center.