Brother’s Brother Foundation
Ozzy Samad is the President of Brother’s Brother Foundation (BBF) based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (USA). BBF’s mission is to help bridge the gap between aid and sustainability by supporting localized programs and providing essential resources in the areas of Healthcare, Infrastructure, Disaster Response, and Education (H.I.D.E). Our vision is A World where Aid leads to Sustainable Development. Ozzy joined BBF in 2017 as COO and became President in January of 2019. His prior career focused on the securities industry where he worked as a fixed income and derivatives trader and then founded an institutional equity trading and investment management firm.
Working in collaboration with the Board and executive team, Ozzy implemented a seamless management transition, helped create BBF’s new vision and mission statements, unveiled a new strategic plan and website, formalized its programs under the H.I.D.E. umbrella, and streamlined operations for greater efficiency and cost savings. BBF works globally with partners on-the-ground to understand and help address their needs while also responding to natural and humanitarian disasters. We do this by sending relief shipments of pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, and supplies, along with supporting physician led Med-Surg teams, educational programs, and projects such as mobile clinics, maternal care facilities, and solar power systems for emergency shelters.
Ozzy is a Pennsylvania Representative for the U.S. Global Leadership Council and member of the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh. He is also a former member of the Board of Trustees of Shady Side Academy and Fund for the Advancement of Minorities through Education and was the organization’s COO prior to joining BBF. He resides in Murrysville, PA with his wife, Lisa, and has two adult children. Marina is an avid equestrian and works in the equine industry and Harris is the Assistant Director of the Asia Center at the Atlantic Council in Washington D.C.