The organizational chart of the Arab Thought Foundation is composed of the following administrations:
• The General Secretariat
• The Board of Trustees.
• The Board of Directors
• The Advisory Committee.
The General Secretariat
It is the executive body, responsible to carry out the daily work of the Foundation, presided by a General Secretary, chosen by the Board of Trustees, according to the candidature of the Board of Directors. The General Secretary shall be in charge to determine the meetings of the General Assembly of the Foundation, the Board of Trustees and the Board of Directors. He shall also execute the resolutions of these parties. The General Secretary shall organize the Foundation management and coordinate the affairs between its different units, having assistant general secretaries.
The actual General Secretariat consists of the following: the General Secretary Dr. Soliman Abdel Moneim (from Egypt), and two Assistant General Secretaries Dr. Mounira El Nahed (from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) and Mr. Hamad El Ammari (from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia).
The previous General Secretariat consisted of the General Secretary the ambassador Ali Maher El Sayed (from Egypt) and the Assistant General Secretary Dr. Ali Moussa (from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia).
The Board of Trustees
It is composed of the founder members, and constitutes the supreme authority in the Foundation. It shall develop the general policies, use its assets, choose the members of the Board of Directors, nominate the General Secretary and the Assistant General Secretaries, approve on the annual budget and acknowledge the Foundation lists.
The Board of Directors
It consists of eighteen members, presided by the President of the Foundation. The Board of Trustees shall choose nine of its members, three of them are elected by the participating members, and six are chosen by the General Assembly from amongst the members of the Advisory Committee. The mandate shall be for two years provided that each membership period shall not exceed two rounds for each member. The Board shall prepare financial and administrative lists, organize the good work performance, lay down proposals on different methodologies to manage the financial investments, set forth proposals on ways to preserve and develop the Foundation resources, as it shall control its expenditures. It shall be accountable for all the Foundation operations before the Board of Trustees and shall be delegated powers and prerogatives to manage the Foundation, set forth its programs, its technical, financial and managerial policies to be carried out by the Board of Trustees.
The Advisory Committee
It consists of a number of intellectuals and specialists designated by the Board of Trustees from different specializations with relation to the operations and programs of the Foundation. The members of the Advisory Committee shall be changed every two years. There have been two Advisory Committees, and the Foundation is now about to constitute a new Advisory Committee.
The General Assembly consists of the members of the Board of Trustees, the participating members, the honorary members and the Advisory Committee members. It shall meet once per annum, at least, and choose six members from amongst the Advisory Committee for the membership of the Board of Directors. It shall also review the Foundation annual report and express opinions on the projects, programs and plans.
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