The World Press Photo Foundation announced that Joumana El Zein Khoury has been appointed in the capacity of Executive Director starting February 2021.
A different world has presented itself in recent months. Whereas the foundation’s mission remains to connect the world to the stories that matter, the COVID-19 pandemic and other global developments have shifted the way World Press Photo fulfils this mission.
Joumana El Zein Khoury has been the director of the Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development since 2015. During her tenure, she has established the Prince Claus Fund as an internationally renowned institution supporting culture under pressure and she has been crucial to strengthening the Prince Claus Fund’s fundraising capabilities.
She has over 15 years of experience in international cultural exchange, developing programmes and fostering new talent. She was previously the director of the Lutfia Rabbani Foundation for Euro-Arab exchange and has worked with organisations such as the Arab Image Foundation and the Baalbeck Festival. She is a board member of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) and the Lutfia Rabbani Foundation.
Joumana El Zein Khoury will join the World Press Photo team on 1 February 2021. Arnoud van Dommele, the foundation’s interim managing director, will hand over the executive director role to Joumana El Zein Khoury on 1 February 2021 and will stay until 1 April to ensure a smooth transition.
For further information World Press Photo Foundation: https://worldpressphoto.org/news/2020/new-executive-director-announced/40638
Prince Claus Fund: http://www.diplomatmagazine.eu/?s=Prince+Claus+Fund