The Bhutan Foundation would not be able to facilitate these global and local partnerships without our generous donors, exceptional staff and leadership, the expertise of our advisory council, and the vision of our board of directors. I would like to take this opportunity to introduce Mr. Michael Philipp, our new Co-Chair of the Bhutan Foundation. Michael comes to us with over 30 years of financial leadership for organizations serving Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, in addition to the United States. He is Chairman and Managing Partner of Ambata, a merchant bank with an interest in businesses serving global issues of energy, food, waste, and water. He is also Chairman of Reykjavik Geothermal and a member of the World Wildlife Fund's national council. We offer him a warm welcome.
We invite you now to read about the many ways you are helping build Bhutanese capacity to meet challenges and solve problems. Please accept our most sincere thanks for your support through the Bhutan Foundation.