Hassan is managing partner and lead portfolio manager at Independent Franchise Partners, LLP. He has 30 years of experience managing equity portfolios for institutional clients. Prior to co-founding Independent Franchise Partners, LLP, Hassan was a managing director at Morgan Stanley Investment Management. Hassan holds an AB in Economics and an MBA in Finance, both from the University of Chicago. He is a member of the CFA Institute. Mr. Elmasry joined Human Rights Watch’s London Committee and the organization’s Middle East/North Africa Advisory Committee in 2004. He joined the board of directors in 2007 and currently serves as co-chair of the board along with Joel Motley.