Board of Trustees


His Imperial Highness Prince Ermias Sahle - Selassie Haile Selassie

H.R.H. Don Leopold Isu Nisnoni, Raja of Kupang Liurai of Sonbai-Kecil

Award Winning Author and Biographer, Sally Bedell Smith,

Ahmed Fathi

Esquire Man of the Year, Chaker Khazaal

Sandro Monetti

and Mr. Matt Goss

His Imperial Highness Prince Ermias Sahle - Selassie Haile Selassie

His Imperial Highness Prince Ermias Sahle - Selassie Haile Selassie on our Board of Trustees. His Imperial Highness
Prince Ermias Sahle-Selassie Haile-Selassie, is the Grandson of HIM Emperor Haile Selassie I, and currently President of the Crown Council of Ethiopia, 1993 until now.


Prince Ermias Sahle-Selassie Haile - Selassie, the President of the Crown Council of Ethiopia believed that this was a challenge which could and must be met. He created the Water Initiative for Africa (WIA) and, while working closely with experts, friends and supporters at the International Strategic Studies Association , he has helped to develop technologies which could cheaply bring pure water to all Africans in a way which would eliminate vulnerability to water-borne diseases.

H.R.H. Don Leopold Isu Nisnoni, Raja of Kupang and Liurai of Sonbai-Kecil

H.R.H. Don Leopold Isu Nisnoni, Raja of Kupang and Liurai of Sonbai-Kecil on our board of Directors - Royal House of Kupang The Royal House of Kupang (Kraton Kupang) maintains a Companionship of Honor to include within its system those who have made contributions in the form of acts of merits towards the Royal House and people of Timor. The companionship stems from the historical and current system of cultural and traditional structure of the Royal House and society. The Current Head of the Dynasty is H.R.H. Don Leopold Isu Nisnoni, Raja of Kupang and Liurai of Sonbai-Kecil.

Existing till present time is a hierarchal and functioning system of cultural, ceremonial and traditional leadership and structure with appropriate cultural titles and ranks to ensure that the Royal House is able to manage its cultural, ceremonial traditional role. Also to include within its ranks those who are deserving. The Kupang Dynasty through its head does at its discretion, consider extending certain customary ranks and traditional designations to those deserving of such. Traditionally, such ranks are Raja Muda, Fettor, and Temukung . The Royal Dynasty of Kupang in order to recognize the meritorious accomplishments of well-deserving individuals in whatever field including foreigners does appoint them as members of the Companion of Honour of Kupang (Ahli- Ahli Kehormatan Kraton Kupang).


This is represented by various classes and in rare cases does incorporate the hereditary element. There is also a separate form of appreciation known as Tanda Penghargaan Kupang, as a mark of appreciation from the Royal Dynasty towards deserving individuals and organizations. It is a mark of appreciation and merit. Spanish & Portuguese Delegation of the Royal House of Kupang.

Mr. Matt Goss 

Matt Goss was the youngest artist to sell out and headline Wembley Stadium
to a crowd of 77,000 with his band ‘Bros’. They also played a record 19
consecutive nights at Wembley Stadium, and hold the record for selling out
London’s O2 arena in just 7 seconds. Their debut album ‘Push’ went platinum
7 times and earned 13 top 5 hits, remaining in the UK charts for a staggering
84 weeks.

During his career, Matt has had the honor of performing for her majesty the
Queen and Princess Diana, as well as recently performing in front of 50,000
people at London’s Hyde Park with the BBC Big Band Orchestra. Matt has
been in the music industry for 30 years, and has performed in some of the
worlds most prestigious venues including The Royal Albert Hall, Madison
Square Garden, Carnegie Hall, and The London Palladium to name a few.

Currently residing in Las Vegas, where Matt has been a headliner for ten
years, performing to over half a million people in that time at The Palms,
Caesars Palace, and now at his current residency, The Mirage. He’s part of
an exclusive club of British singer/songwriters to headline in Las Vegas for
such a long period of time, amongst the likes of Sir Elton John and Sir Rod


Sandro Monetti is a multi-award-winning journalist, author, and broadcaster frequently seen on CNN and the BBC as an expert on business, entertainment, and royalty.

An ultimate celebrity insider who has interviewed all of the biggest names in the world, he is a much in demand speaker and live event host.

Also a media consultant to various high profile individuals, Sandro uses his experience and contacts to advise and guide on reputation management and media coaching.

A Beverly Hills-based Brit, he is a member of the board of directors of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles and also has board experience with the United Nations Association of Beverly Hills.

A Journalist of the Year nominee two years running, he was Managing Editor of the Los Angeles Business Journal and, as an educator, created the world’s first Bachelor of Arts degree course in Celebrity Journalism.

Sandro is the author of bestselling biographies on movie stars: Mickey Rourke: Wrestling with Demons and Colin Firth: The Man Who Would Be King. He has also written a string of successful plays including “Marilyn & Sinatra,” a sellout success in New York and London’s West End. As a screenwriter, he currently has two TV series in development.

Award Winning Author and Biographer,
Sally Bedell Smith

Sally Bedell Smith is an American historian and author specializing in biographies of American political, cultural, and business leaders, as well as members of the British Royal Family. She has been a contributing editor at Vanity Fair for over 20 years, and is married to Stephen G. Smith, former editor of U.S. News & World Report and current editor in chief of National Journal Daily. Her books have been translated into more than a dozen languages.

 Smith spent her early career working as a reporter for TimeTV Guide, and The New York Times, where she was a lead cultural news reporter specializing in television.

Esquire Man of the Year, Chaker Khazaal

Chaker Khazaal is a Palestinian-Canadian reporter, speaker, former Huffington Post contributor, author of the Confessions of a War Child trilogy, and Editor in Chief of StepFeed and YallaFeed.


Chaker is an advocate for refugees and aspiring young writers. A savvy communicator, he has spoken at a number of platforms including United Nations Headquarters (New York), HuffPost Live, Google (San Francisco), msnbc’s Road Map show, International Youth Conference (Bahrain), Thomson Reuters Foundation (London), the launch of the 8th Arab Youth Survey (Dubai), and Harvard Arab World Conference 2017 (Jordan).

Chaker manages a for-profit program that offers refugees and migrants contractual remote employment in e-marketing, graphics, social media management and web development. Inc. (magazine) listed him 49th in their list of “50 Powerful Arab Businessmen You Should Know”. He has also cooperated with the Social Enterprise Project in Jordan to design the Chaker Scarf, embroidered by Palestinian refugees in Jordan. In addition, Chaker was the chairperson of the judging panel for the United Arab Emirate’s first Young Arab Awards held in Dubai.


In January 2017, Silatech chose him as international ambassador for the organization’s regional programs.

  Mr. Ahmed Fathi 

Ahmed Fathi, is an American Journalist born in Egypt and based at the United Nations, he is the Managing Editor of American Television News and Global Affairs and Economic Analyst focusing on the underserved niche of multilingual news production in the official U.N. languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian & Spanish) 

Ahmed is an expert in International Affairs and counter-terrorism and he is frequently appearing and commenting on International TV stations in the U.S. and Europe and the Middle East and China on topics, he is
multilingual and fluent in English, Arabic, French, Dutch and Afrikaans.