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Based in Houston, Texas, Jamal Daniel has more than three decades of investing experience as a leader in the oil and gas industry. Beyond his work as president and chairman of Crest Investment Company, Jamal Daniel serves the private, not-for-profit Levant Foundation as chairman.

The Levant Foundation works towards expanding knowledge of Middle Eastern history and culture, as well as the varied, intricate connections between Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. To this end, the foundation manages a host of programs and special events, including Ibrahim Maalouf’s premiere performance of Levantine Symphony №1.

Maalouf, a world-renowned quarter-tone trumpeter and composer, is best known for his unique blends of native Levantine melodies and improvisational jazz movements, which can be attributed to his Lebanese background and home in France. He has performed at a number of notable venues throughout the United States, including the Lincoln Center. …


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A senior administrator with diverse areas of interest, Jamal Daniel serves as the chairman of Crest Investment Company and The Levant Foundation. Jamal Daniel is also the founder of Al-Monitor, a source of news and analysis of issues on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

Al-Monitor publishes the work of highly trusted independent journalists and writers from around the world. In addition to covering stories centered in MENA, Al-Monitor investigates the ways policies in Russia and the United States affect the region.

Mr. Daniel founded Al-Monitor in 2012 to further mutual understanding between MENA and the international community. Al-Monitor drives this mission by publishing pieces that offer nuanced investigations of complex subjects and place these subjects in a broader sociopolitical and cultural context. …


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The president and chairman of Crest Investment Company, Jamal Daniel has more than three decades of experience investing in the areas of real estate and technology, as well as the oil and gas sector. Additionally, Jamal Daniel founded Al-Monitor, an American-based news website committed to offering unbiased and accurate coverage of current events in the Middle East.

In recognition of its series, “Middle East Lobbying: The Influence Game,” a revealing look at lobbying and foreign policy, Al-Monitor received the 2017 Online Journalism Award for Best Explanatory Reporting from the Online News Association.

The Explanatory Reporting award acknowledges outstanding digital reporting on a current event or news topic over a sustained period. Journalists who wish to apply for the award must demonstrate their ability to keep audiences engaged and informed over a length of time, utilizing compelling storytelling techniques to communicate the impact of the story. …

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Jamal Daniel

Jamal Daniel is a Houston-based investment manager who presently serves as President and Chairman of the Crest Investment Company.