Anthony Haggar (B ’98), co-founder of HCH Partners and chief executive officer of Haggar Trading DMCC, has joined the advisory board of the Business, Society, and Public Policy Initiative at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. The initiative provides students, business and political leaders, and the general public, a greater understanding of critical business issues of the day through a nonpartisan, global lens.

Haggar joins more than a dozen other prominent leaders on the initiative’s advisory board, including former heads of state, government officials, and corporate and nonprofit leaders.

“Anthony Haggar has shown success as a business leader in a challenging part of the world,” said James P. Moore, Jr., managing director of the Business, Society, and Public Policy Initiative. “His extraordinary care and courage in paving the way for a future of hope and expectation on the continent of Africa has been awe-inspiring. Through his work, he is dedicated to building a better Africa by employing Africans and supporting business on the continent from within. His commitment to serving society through business makes him an ideal addition to our board.”

Haggar Trading DMCC is an Africa-focused family firm with investments in a range of sectors spanning consumer, retail, oil and gas, telecommunications, finance, agriculture, and real estate. Since inheriting HCH Partners and Haggar Trading 15 years ago, Haggar has engaged in a series of mergers and acquisitions as well as company restructurings. In 2011, he led the sale of Haggar Trading DMCC’s tobacco assets in Sudan to Japan Tobacco for $450 million, as well as Haggar Trading DMCC’s $23 million investment in ACE Marine Cables based in West Africa.

Haggar received a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in 1998.

About the Business, Society, and Public Policy Initiative:
Housed at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, the Business, Society, and Public Policy Initiative ensures that the student experience includes an emphasis on the impact that public decision-making can have on the dynamism of business and, in turn, the extraordinary influence business can have on society. The initiative also provides a platform for faculty research and a nonpartisan, global venue to address critical business issues of the day. Learn more at http://msb.georgetown.edu/bspp. Follow the initiative on Twitter: @MSB_BSPPI.