Saam Azar General Counsel Saam Azar is General Counsel for GF, a position he’s held since January 2017. He oversees all legal, compliance, government relations, and environmental health safety and security matters worldwide. Mr. Azar also serves as secretary to the GF board of directors and has been involved with the company since its founding in 2009. Before joining GF as General Counsel, Mr. Azar has served in various roles at Mubadala Investment Company, as a senior member of its Legal & Compliance Unit, working primarily on complex, cross-border partnerships from 2006 to 2017. Prior to Mubadala, he worked as a corporate associate at the international law firm of Cleary Gottlieb in New York, where he supported numerous corporate transactions with an emphasis on debt and equity capital markets. Mr. Azar holds a J.D. from New York University School of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Public Policy from Duke University.