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Between 2002 & 2015, Dr. Rouhana was the Executive Director of Berytech Technological Pole for Business Innovation & Incubation in Lebanon, counseling and mentoring Lebanese entrepreneurs in their startup ventures.
Since 2008, he has been the senior strategy & technical advisor to Berytech Fund, an entity investing in Lebanese technology start-ups. Dr. Rouhana is a lecturer at the Saint Joseph University Faculty of Engineering (ESIB). He also is a Board Member of ISOC-Lebanon Chapter, Berytech, and Lebanon Internet Center (LIC). Dr. Rouhana is a certified Business Incubation Trainer from InfoDev (WorldBank) and an accredited Business Innovation Center (EU-BIC) auditor, and administrator of Beirut Internet Exchange Point.
Dr. Rouhana holds a Telecommunications Engineering degree from the Saint Joseph University and a PhD in Networking Systems from Université Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris. He is an EDP graduate from INSEAD, France.
Compliance & Advisory
Sami is currently the co-founder and managing partner of Berytech fund, and the co-founder and vice chairman of Berytech fund II. He spent most of his career with major US investment banks, namely Merrill Lynch, EF Hutton, Shearson American Express and Lehman Brothers, in Beirut, New York, and London.
He has a diploma in Law & Economics from Saint Joseph University (USJ) in Beirut.
Randa Chebaro Safah
Manager | Office of Group CEO, Bank Audi sal
A seasoned banker, Randa is the Manager at the Office of the Group Chief Executive Officer at Bank Audi. Prior to that, she handled the positions of Group Coordinator at the Office of the Chief Executive Officer and Senior Corporate Finance Analyst at the Corporate Finance Department.
Randa is also active in Lebanon’s booming entrepreneurship scene, serving as a Member of Board of Directors of Berytech.
Randa received a Masters in Finance from American University of Beirut in 1997 and a Bachelor of Business and Economics from American University in Paris in 1994.
Serial entrepreneur / Investor / Angel
Abdallah is a Partner at Result Venture Knowledge International. He founded the first European Electronic Money issuer Bank in Europe Hipay.
Abdallah started his professional career as a Chief Technology Officer at L’Oréal. Later he was a co-founder of Euromodas, Blue Line International, Eurodata, Hi-Comm, Tel2Get, and M.I.T. He has been part of the management team of KleLine/Paribas, Mepax, and Res-Hotel. As an interim manager, he worked for STS, Cap-Invest, Ingot Brokers, Paynova, Eccox, ProjectPlace, Letsbuyit, Netlog, and Kyube. He has helped ProjectPlace, Appgate, Zoom, eSafeTransfer, Aura Eventos, DMS, and Cyber Spectrum to roll-out internationally.
As an investor, he is or has been involved in Blueline, Nutrimate, Mepax, Res-Hotel, Hi-Comm, Tel2Get, NTSys, and Xylux. He serves as a Member on the boards of HiPay Porte Monnaie Electronic, Hi-Comm, Medef, CCBF, CCSF, AFPI, Berytech.
Abdallah is an Engineer in Data Processing from ENSIIE – ENST (Paris) and MBA at Insead.
Corine is the Investment Manager at Insure and Match Capital Holding SAL (IM Capital) since April 2015. She supervises the matching & insurance capital process and manages the work of the analytical team.
Corine is responsible for IM Capital operations, including deal sourcing, investment project evaluation and valuation, business models validation, value creation and mentoring in investments, and supervision of exits from investments. She is also junior coach of the Seeders Business Angels group.
Prior to joining IM Capital, and for more than 9 years, Ms. Kiame was a Director at SHUAA Capital psc Dubai, UAE, where her responsibilities included Product Development, Strategy and Project Management, and Operations. In 2006 and 2007, Mrs. Kiame worked as an assistant fund manager on several regional funds representing USD 1 Billion in assets under management, covering fifteen Arab markets. Corine holds a Masters in Finance from Paris IX Dauphine in Paris, an Executive Education Certification from Harvard Business School with emphasis on Private Equity and Venture Capital, and is currently a member of the “Grant Evaluation Committee” of the iSME Program, a Kafalat-World Bank program, and a member of the Lebanese League for Women in Business.
Mohamad A. Jaroudi
Deputy Country Manager - Arab Bank Lebanon
Mohammad holds the position of Deputy Country Manager at Arab Bank. Previously, he was Head of Private Banking Strategy at Arab Bank. His career path encompassed the positions of Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton, Relationship Manager - Private Banking at Banque Audi, Relationship Manager - Corporate and Investment Banking at Saudi Investment Bank, as well as Relationship Manager - Commercial Lending at Bank Audi.
Mohammad is the Chairman of the Board of Arab Investment Bank since 2011 and he serves as a Member of the Board of Directors of Berytech since 2012.
Mohammad received a Master in Business and Finance from the Lebanese American University in 1998.
CEO, Majid El Futaim Holding
Alain has built a distinguished career at Majid Al Futtaim. He was formerly the Chief Corporate Development and Brand Officer at Majid Al Futtaim Holding, and Vice President (Legal) and Head of Business Development at Majid Al Futtaim Properties.
Prior to that, Alain served as Executive Vice Chairman of the Investment & Development Authority of Lebanon (IDAL) and a founding partner of the Bejjani - Melkane - Rached law offices. He is a board member of the Lebanese Chapter of the Young Arab Leaders and the Lebanese Economic Forum, a member of the Beirut Bar Association, and an executive committee member of the Lebanese International Business Council.
Alain holds a Bachelor’s Degree in civil law and a Master’s in Civil and Corporate Law from Université Paris XII.
Prior to joining IM Capital, Renée had experience in the financial markets as well as in corporate finance. She joined the Mergers & Acquisitions team at the FINCA International headquarters in Washington DC, where she contributed to the financial analysis and evaluation of several M&A opportunities in Africa.
Renée was the Secretary of the World Bank Toastmasters Club in 2014-2015 and an active coordinator of the Business Student Society in 2011-2012.
Renée holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration with a double emphasis in Finance and Marketing from the American University of Beirut as well as an MSc in Finance from the George Washington University in Washington DC.
Senior Investment Advisor
Constantin is a senior international executive with a strong academic background (engineering degrees from King's College & MIT and MBA from Stanford University) and a proven track record of value creation as the CEO/MD/CFO of leading global groups (HP and Bata from 1984-2006) and diversified regional GCC family conglomerates (Al-Ghurair Investments, ETA Ascon/Star and AMS groups from 2007-2015)
Alexandre currently holds the position of Investment Officer at IM Capital.
Prior to joining IM Capital, Alexandre worked for more than two years in Cairo, Egypt, as part of Flat6Labs, a regional hybrid accelerator / venture capital structure; supporting both on business development and fundraising, and on the company's portfolio management.
Alexandre holds a Master Degree in International Affairs from Sciences Po Paris and a B.A.in Political Science from the George Washington University, in Washington D.C. During that time, he interned with think tanks & research centers and helped organize events for corporate and governmental clients. Alexandre also attended the Académie de Port-Royal, a Paris-based art studio, and worked with the founders to expand their online presence.
Communication & Program Lead
Ghinwa currently holds the position of Communication and Program Lead at IM Capital. She has almost five years of professional experience in marketing and communication across various industries.
Prior to joining IM Capital, Ghinwa was leading the Marketing and Communication department at Kurban Group as a MarCom Supervisor handling four brands in the automotive sector among them the two international car rentals Avis and Budget and working on their local and international expansion.
Ghinwa holds a Master Degree in Corporate Communication from IE Business School in Madrid, Spain and a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from the American University of Beirut.