Announcement: Ana Patel is New Executive Director

The Board of Directors of the Outward Bound Center for Peacebuilding (“OBCP”) is extremely pleased to announce that Ms. Ana Patel will assume the position of Executive Director of OBCP on February 1,2010.

Mr. Chien Lee, Chairman of OBCP, notes, “We are very excited to have Ana join us as Executive Director. We believe her deep experience in the peacebuilding field, her work with the United Nations, her extensive management experience, and her personal experience with Outward Bound give her a unique ability to foster a constructive bridge between the peacebuilding world and Outward Bound. We are all looking forward to exciting developments under Ana’s leadership.” Ms. Patel comments, “I strongly believe that the Outward Bound approach can make a positive contribution to peacemaking and peacebuilding in divided societies. Peacebuilding is a logical expression of Kurt Hahn’s vision and the ethic of service that is central to Outward Bound. I am thrilled to be joining the Outward Bound community, and relish the opportunity to further develop and extend Outward Bound programming in peacebuilding contexts.”