Samira Salman is the COO of a single family office based in Lancaster, PA; sits on the finance committee of the family foundation, and runs an advisory firm that works with family offices and high net worth individuals to make direct investments into companies. Additionally, Samira speaks globally on direct investments and fundraising and is a professor at LSU law school teaching a course she developed entitled Building Your Business and Your Brand. She is a former corporate tax attorney, was in-house counsel at Shell Oil Company, and was the vice chair of the American Bar Association Energy and Environmental Taxes committee. She grew up in the Middle East and Europe, graduated from boarding school in Switzerland, has a BS and JD from LSU and an LL.M. in Taxation from University of Houston. She splits her time between Houston and New York and travels globally for work.