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Oussama A. Nasr


Oussama Nasr, founder and Managing Director of DNA Training & Consulting, has worked in executive education since 1997. Focusing primarily on international financial services, he provides consulting and executive education in the areas of derivatives, capital markets, risk management and asset/liability management for a number of major banks, securities firms, and institutional investors around the world.


Previously, Mr. Nasr was a Managing Director in Citigroup's emerging markets department, with responsibility for asset-backed securities and asset repackaging, then spent a few years in the bank's global derivatives group where he focused on structured transactions in the equity-, credit-, tax- and sovereign-risk arenas.


During that time Mr. Nasr was a member of the ABS management team that won Euromoney's "Best Bank for Asset-Backed Securities" award for three successive years.


Mr. Nasr began his professional career as a banking and securities attorney with the law firm of Shearman & Sterling, where he represented various commercial and investment banks in their domestic and international fundraising activities. He was involved in the rescheduling of Latin American debt and then in the earliest bond placements by issuers from that region.


Mr. Nasr, along with several members of Citibank/Salomon Smith Barney, co-authored the Risk Magazine Supplement "Credit Derivatives Issues and Opportunities" that was distributed with the June 2001 issue. He also authored two Learning Curves in the May 2003 editions of Derivatives Week entitled "Self-Referenced Credit Derivatives".


Mr. Nasr received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in mathematics from Cambridge University and his Juris Doctor degree from Cornell Law School. Mr. Nasr is fluent in Arabic and French in addition to English.

Mr. Nasr lives in Beirut, Lebanon with his wife and three daughters.

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Andrew D. Regan, CFA


Andrew Regan brings to the training task experience in finance in both the practical and academic spheres. Mr. Regan spent six years as a practitioner in the securities industry. He started in public finance at Merrill Lynch, serving as a financial advisor to municipal entities and directing their efforts in raising public capital in the tax-exempt debt markets. After receiving his MBA from Harvard Business School, Mr. Regan became Retailing Analyst at Donaldson, Lufkin, and Jenrette in New York, where he counseled large institutional investors on their retail sector holdings. In addition to these conventional sell-side duties, he was centrally engaged while at DLJ in a number of banking transactions involving merchants, including LBOs, IPOs, primary and secondary equity offerings, and private placements.


Mr. Regan returned to HBS as a Charles M. Williams Fellow and Dean's Doctoral Award Winner. His research interests included the performance of LBOs, privatization in emerging markets, competition in the securities markets, and capital availability in the airline industry. In 1994-95 Mr. Regan served as secretary to Professor Hayes, Warren Buffet, GE Chairman John Welch, former Merrill Lynch Chairman Daniel Tully, and other members of the Compensation Practices Committee, a panel of securities industry experts appointed by SEC Chairman Arthur Levitt to look at remuneration in the retail brokerage business.


Mr. Regan provides pedagogical support to financial service organizations looking for training in the theory and practice of corporate finance and financial markets. His specialty is valuation in the public and private equity markets. This includes both the "sell-side" process of such activity (advisory, M&A, and equity capital markets) as well as the concomitant "buy-side" analysis (investors and their analytical approaches). His other interests are portfolio management and real estate valuation.


Mr. Regan was also a contributor on valuation issues to tech journal The Industry Standard, and serves as a trustee for several endowment funds.


Mr. Regan received his A.B. magna cum laude in Modern European History from Harvard College in 1983, his M.Sc., with Distinction, in West European Politics from the London School of Economics in 1986, and his M.B.A., with High Honors, from HBS, where he was a George F. Baker Scholar, in 1988. He is a member of the Association for Investment Management and Research and holds the CFA Charter.

Mr. Regan lives in Jersey City, New Jersey.

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Nabil N. El-Hage


Nabil N. El-Hage is a Professor of Management Practice at Harvard Business School in the Finance Area. He first joined the HBS faculty in 1984, immediatly after obtaining his MBA from the School, and taught the first-year required finance course in 1984-85.


Prior to returning to HBS in 2003, El-Hage gained experience in venture capital with TA Associates and Advent International, as well as on the operating side, as CFO of Back Bay Restaurant Group. He also served as Chairman and CEO of Jeepers! Inc., a private equity-financed national chain of indoor theme parks with $40 million in revenues, for nearly ten years.


El-Hage also has experience with McKinsey & Company, Inc., where he was a Research Consultant before business school.


El-Hage has served on a dozen boards of private and public companies, ranging from start-ups to over $200 million in revenues. He is currently the idependent Chairman of the MassMutual Premier Funds, and President of The Yale Club of Boston.


El-Hage graduated cum Laude from Yale University with a degree in electronic engineering (1980), and earned his MBA with the Highest Honors, as a Baker Scholar, from Harvard Business School in 1984, where he was awarded the Henry Ford Foundation Award for the Best First-Year academic record, the Loeb-Rhodes Fellowship for Excellence in Finance, the Copeland (Marketing) Award nomination, and a Dean's Doctoral Fellowship.


El-Hage lives in Weston, Massachusetts with his wife, Lucy, and their children Nelson and Bea.

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Tim G. Delaney


Tim Delaneyis a principal in Financial Training Partners. He teaches credit, company analysis, corporate finance, and debt structuring at commercial and investment banks around the world. He is the co-author of FTP's Fundamentals of Company Analysis and Fundamentals of Debt Structuring. Mr. Delaney is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Banking at New York University.


Before joining FTP, Mr. Delaney worked in the training group at J.P. Morgan in New York, where he was in charge of the Global Credit training program and the financial modeling and credit curriculum for the Investment Banking and Global Markets training programs. In addition, he designed and taught credit analysis and financial modeling in J.P. Morgan's Client Training program.


Mr. Delaney was previously a banker at Citibank, where he was responsible for a portfolio of large corporate credits in Los Angeles and New York, in addition to corporate finance transactions for the Citibank Private Bank. He also executed leveraged buyouts and mezzanine investments at General Electric Capital Corporation.


Mr. Delaney earned a BA from Fordham University and an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at the University of California Los Angeles.


Mr. Delaney lives in Whately, Massachusetts, USA, with his wife and three children.