Ziad K. Abdelnour joins Blitz

Priyanka Choudhury

Internationally acclaimed personality, Wall Street Financier, Author, Philanthropist, Activist, Lobbyist, Oil and Gas Trader and President and CEO of Blackhawk Partners, Inc., a New York based private equity firm, Ziad K. Abdelnour has joined the Editorial Board of Blitz as the Editor (Economy & Finance).

Blackhawk Partners, Inc., a New York based private equity “family office” that focuses on originating, structuring, advising and acting as equity investor in management-led buyouts, strategic minority equity investments, equity private placements, consolidations, buildups, and growth capital financing in companies and projects based both in the US and emerging markets and the trading of key physical commodities.

Mr. Abdelnour is also Founder and Chairman of the Board of the Financial Policy Council; a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization designed to give its select group of supporters the opportunity to have direct face-to-face dialogue with the nation’s quintessential powerbrokers and policymakers.

Since 1985, Mr. Abdelnour has been involved in over 125 transactions worth in aggregate over $10 billion in the investment banking, high yield bond and distressed debt markets and has been widely recognized for playing an integral role in those three key market sectors.

Ziad K. Abdelnour is broadly acknowledged for taking an integral role in the global capital markets.

He serves on the board of Elate Partners, a Chinese investment group backed by large institutional, strategic and wealthy individual investors from China.

He also serves on the Advisory board of DPG Investments, a recognized premier multi strategy global merchant banking, alternative investment, management and advisory firm.

Ziad K. Abdelnour has command over American English, French, Arabic, and Italian.

A Lebanese American Ziad K. Abdelnour is also the Founder and Chairman of the Financial Policy Council, a public policy-oriented not-for-profit organization with a mission to educate and advise the public about fiscal and economic matters. Additionally, Ziad is a member of the Board of Governors of the Middle East Forum as well as the Former President of the Arab Bankers Association of North America.

Outside of Blackhawk Partners, Ziad K Abdelnour is the Founder and President of the United States Committee for a Free Lebanon (USCFL); a lobbying group founded on July 4, 1997 by Ziad including 56 notable Lebanese American activists. The objective of the organization is to “Educate the American public as to Lebanon’s strategic and moral significance as an ally of the United States and an outpost of Western values in the Middle East.”

The USCFL believes that the United States has crucial interests in the Middle East and sees the region, with its profusion of radical ideologies, dictatorships, border disagreements, existential conflicts, and political violence as a considerable source of complications for the Free World. Toward this end, the USCFL looks to help configure the intellectual climate in which U.S. foreign policy is contrived by focusing on key affairs regarding the region in an approachable way and for a sophisticated public.

The USCFL also operates as a resource for institutions and individuals searching for not only correct and trustworthy information, but also novel and original viewpoints, linked with creative and productive solutions, for Lebanon and the Lebanese people.

Therefore, the USCFL serves as an instrument to disseminate “intelligence” and “out-of-the box” concepts to institutions and policymakers in the United States and abroad that is capable of exerting political, economic, military or spiritual leverage to bring abuses towards Lebanon to a closure and hold those responsible to account.

Ziad K. Abdelnour attended the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business where he obtained his Master of Business Administration in Finance. He also received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the American University of Beirut, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude.

In 2014, TIME magazine published a cover story on Ziad K. Abdelnour.

The team of Blitz welcomes Ziad K. Abdelnour as the Editor Economy & Finance).

Blitz, the most influential anti-militancy newspaper has been publishing since 2003 from Bangladesh. This is the only newspaper in Asia that is recognized by the West as an authentic source of information.

Blitz publishes contents that other newspapers in South Asia do not publish.

This newspaper is known globally for its unique and strict editorial policy for which Blitz never publishes any content against Judaism, Zionism or the State of Israel. Currently, Blitz desists from writing anything on issues in the South-East Asia due to the very polarized political situation in the region.

Blitz has an unfaltering stand against political and radical Islam and Islamic militancy; and wholeheartedly defends the Land of the Zion and Jerusalem. Blitz operates from Bangladesh – the 4th largest Muslim country in the world (in terms of population).

South Asia is home to around 460 million Muslims. In this region, all the newspapers (including a section of Israeli/Jewish press) feel subdued by the menace and barking of radical Islamists and hesitate uttering a single word that defends Jews and Zionists and confronts Holocaust denial. However, Blitz strongly defends the religious minority groups in Bangladesh and elsewhere in the world, and gallantly publishes contents which other newspapers in South Asia, let alone Bangladesh, do not dare publishing.

Although Jews have some position in global economy and the technological world – Jews and Zionists still get little or no support from the media. Instead, media are mostly inclined towards antisemitism, radical Islam and Israel/Jew bashing. Blitz has constantly been trying since 2003 to break this wall of isolation.

Blitz exposes the sinister motives of political Islamists and for this the Editor of the newspaper, Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury (multi award winning anti militancy journalist), has faced charges of treason, sedition and blasphemy and had served 7 years of rigorous imprisonment in Bangladesh. Blitz office in Dhaka was also bombed by militant Islamist groups in 2006.

As part of its efforts of enhancing the size of readership, Blitz signed an agreement with the HT [Hindustan Times] Syndication since 2009.

Hindustan Times, the flagship newspaper of HT Syndication, is today the newspaper of choice of over 3.7 million Indians. It is the market leader of the National Capital Region and has in the last decade rapidly expanded its footprint across the length and breadth of the country. The newspaper has editions published from Delhi, Mumbai, Lucknow, Patna, Ranchi and Kolkata, thus dominating most of India. On the other hand, Hindustan – a sister publication of the Hindustan Times is one of the most read newspapers in the Hindi segment.

Few hundred newspapers, news agencies and news portals, including Reuters, Fox News, Wall Street Journal, Lexis Nexis etc are associated with the HT Syndication, which connects Blitz with this huge network of media outlets. This agreement helps Blitz in the increase of its global readership and subsequently the voice of Israel and the Zionists reaches to more people across the world.

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