“Dr. Pierre EL HADDAD is professor of management at Saint Joseph University, Chair and Founder of NODE, and president of SEPT NGO.
He holds a record of management consulting toward the immediate performance improvement and developing the dynamic capabilities of organizations. He is also a researcher in diverse themes such as organizational development, responsible decision-making, performance improvement, and sustainable strategies. His fields of interest include business, NGOs, municipalities, and public affairs.”
Gabriel Habib is a management consultant, entrepreneur, and member of both, NODE and SEPT NGO. In addition to having initiated two technology startups, he works with senior executives to help identify real business issues and challenges, and creatively draws insightful solutions that unlock value within organizations as well as enhances their performance. His consulting work covers various industries including financial and oil & gas. His fields of interest include financial trading and investments, technology, public service, astronomy, and music.
Gabriel holds an MBA in Finance from NYU, New York and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Indiana University, USA.
Elias Ghaleb is a Doctor of Business Administration. He is an IT system administrator, in a Lebanese bank, with an intensive background in business management and organizational development, in addition to a wide experience in integrating IT in the business process to preserve agility, sustainability, and long-term continuity.
He is also an intervention research practitioner in the field of business administration in revealing daily dysfunctions and hidden costs and recognizing needs for organizations to facilitate change management in procedures and increase financial and economic performance. He worked in academia, for three consecutive years, as a University lecturer within the business faculty by providing several major courses.
Maître Georges Hanna
Attorney At Law – Beirut Bar Association
Experienced legal adviser in Commercial Law, real estate and rental laws,
family laws, and corporate advisory. Member of several civil society
organizations with interest in community development.
Lara Khabbaz is specialized in Organizational Development and Change Management. She holds a Doctorate in Business Administration from Universite Lyon 3, France. Khabbaz acquired her Master’s degree in Sciences of International Business from KEDGE Business School and her Executive MBA from Notre Dame University-Louaize.
Lara is a passionate researcher with a demonstrated history of working in the Marketing and Communication industry. She has also researched and lectured in topics related to Organizational Development and Change, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Sustainable Development and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
Lara is co-founder and managing partner at INSIGHTS’ For Consultancy (IFC) and is currently occupying the role of Director of Marketing at Notre Dame University-Louaize.
Dr. Sally Al-Rabbaa
Dr. Sally Al-Rabbaa is a healthcare management expert, university instructor, consultant, surveyor and trainer. His focus is on the future of Healthcare Strategies, Leadership, Improvement, Metamorphic Change, Accreditation Programs as well as Medical Laboratory Sciences. Currently he is the Managing Director of Khoury General Hospital- Lebanon. Dr. Al- Rabbaa assumed multiple senior positions at renowned regional companies and university hospitals. He has a Doctorate in Business Administration, Master’s in Public Health and an Executive Master’s in Business Administration. He is a co-author of the book “Quality Management and Accreditation”.
Omaya Kuran is full-time Assistant Professor, Chairperson-Undergraduate Programs and Director-DBA Program at the Faculty of Business and Management, University of Balamand. Previously she held the position of Director at the Career Services Center, where she created and organized over 10 students’ programs and promoted student employability through various cooperation. Omaya is a double award winner at the AOM conference 2017, winner of Best Paper Award of the Management Consultancy Division and of the Benedictine University Scholar-Practitioner Collaboration Award. She holds a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) from University Jean Moulin Lyon 3.
Born in 1980, Youssef Akiki is a PharmD with MBA and Doctorate Degree in Business Administration able to mix managerial and clinical skills in order to achieve goals with high levels of performance and leadership in a challenging field.
He is also a researcher and consultant and believes that learning is a continuous process that never ends and that sharing knowledge is an essential tool for continuous improvement.
Dr. Rony Saab
A dynamic and power-drive leader who is a Director of Port Consulting firm InterPorts UK, consultant with the EBRD on transport sector for SMEs, consultant on various projects for USAID on ports, and lecturer at the Lebanese University.
Holding a doctorate (DBA) from the University Jean Moulin (Lyon III) / University of Balamand, and holds an MBA from Lebanese Canadian University & IPAC France and number of accreditations from Denmark, the Netherlands, Canada, and Lebanon, including Maersk International Shipping Education (MISE) Supply Chain Management Diploma in Port design and management, Advanced Diploma in Finance and Accounting, International Ship and Port Facility Security Certificate (ISPS), Certificate in Ship International Safety Management System (ISM), Certificate in Project Management from ESI/George Washington University, and Situational Leadership II from the Ken Blanchard Companies.
Dolly Bassil, MPH, DBA is an experienced international consultant with a public health and development background and a doctorate degree in Socio-Economic Approach to Management. Her expertise revolves around strategies, systems and programs development besides monitoring and evaluation of development programs. She closely collaborates with UN agencies, INGOs, and NGOs besides public and private entities in different regions.
Sherin Assaf is an urban planner researcher, architect, consultant, and activist. She has a Master’s Degree in Architecture (2015) and a Research Master in Urbanism “Planning of Territories and Urban Environments“(2019) from the Lebanese University. She is interested in the bottom-up approaches of planning produced by the civil society organizations within post-conflict communities. Her work focuses on governance and territorial development related to the topics of social innovation, organizational development, urban activism/urban social movement, gentrification, urban resilience, and post-reconstruction/recovery.
Sabine El Riachy
Sabine El Riachy is a Business Development Lead in the pharmaceutical industry. Sabine has more than 10 years of experience in FMCG and pharmaceutical sales and marketing, and more specifically in generic drugs.
Sabine is active in the health and environmental fields and is committed to creating change in her community through awareness and activities initiating individual social responsibility.
Sabine holds an executive MBA from ESA Business School and a Master’s degree in Chemistry from the Lebanese University.
Mireille Daaboul is a lecturer of economics and finance at the American University of Technology, she holds a doctorate in business administration from University Jean Moulin Lyon 3. Obtained her master’s in business administration from Lebanese American University and her bachelor degree in business administration and economics from Richmond American International University in London.
Mireille was appointed at several academic institutions in Qatar, Saudi Arabia and South Africa, that entailed her to gain cross-cultural work experience and build connections with multinational student body.
Mireille’s economic background triggered her interest to research “Family-Owned Businesses” the catalyst of the economic system due to their role in creating new jobs, and promoting economic development. Her interest is to contribute to a deeper understanding of family business transformational capabilities for new management practices and human capital development for sustainability and growth.
Education: Holding “Licence en Gestion” and a Master’s degree in “Production Management” from Saint Joseph University of Beirut, and an M.B.A from AUB.
Doctorat Es Sciences de la Gestion from: «Université de Montesquieu» Bordeaux IV.
Professional experience: Professor in marketing and management at Saint Joseph University – School of Business and Management (Beirut). Responsible of developing and implementing the Business programs at USEK and La Sagesse University.
Teaching in the field of hospitality management and marketing in France at: Institut Maxims (Paris); Institut Europeen de Management International, Institut Superieur de Gesion (ISG) Universite de Perpignan.
Consulting in hospitality in Lebanon and Armenia.
President of the business alumni of Saint Joseph University (ADG: Association des Anciens Gestionnaires).
Involved in volunteer activities to support the transition of the Armenian economy to market economy. Responsible of the marketing and management training modules at CEMA (Centre de Management Armenien).
Involved in the Armenian community social and educational life in Lebanon. Member in committees, working in close collaboration with the Armenian Prelacy of Lebanon.
Co-Founder of “Atamant” International Consulting company.
Research interest in the field of NGO Management, consumer behavior.
Hiba is a lecturer in Marketing and Fashion Marketing at York St. John University (UK). I hold a Ph.D. in Marketing from Northumbria University Newcastle (UK) and a Masters in Economic and Consumer Psychology from Exeter University (UK).
Previously she led the market, strategy, and understanding service line at Ipsos in Mena (Lebanon office). She is an experienced market researcher and worked on a number of public affairs multi-country research projects.
Hiba is a true believer in research that achieves the balance between having an impact on businesses and social development as well as on the greater body of knowledge. Her main research interests are in services marketing and the role of technology in achieving inclusivity for people with disabilities.
Roula Chehab is a Marketing, Branding and OD Consultant. She is also a lecturer in the Faculty of Business Administration at the Saint Joseph University of Beirut, and a self-taught Conceptual Artist, Photographer, and Miniaturist.
A slash profile who sees her career as a crossroad of divergent streams rather than a pathway. Her consultancy practice naturally followed her corporate career as a Marketing Director in reputable companies such as Inkript, Resource Holding, and Libanpost.
Armed with over two decades of experience in business, education, and conceptual arts; she decided to create a space of thought that transcends the frames of her professions and hobbies and explore the realm of creative and design thinking.
Her aim today is to help develop action-oriented creative endeavors to stir a new dynamic, the dynamic of Creative Transformation.
Shant Estepan is a Senior IT Professional and Instructor in Computer Science and Information Systems at Haigazian University, USJ, EduDMG, ALLC and New Horizons. He holds a Master’s in Business Administration, BS in Computer Science, and certifications in Microsoft and Cisco.
After years of experience in Information Technology, university level teaching and administering IT projects in Lebanon and the Gulf region, Shant now advises companies on Technology Systems development. He also offers a wide range of workshops on Microsoft Office and Windows, Web and App Development, Social Media editing, and Basic Computer Literacy.
He has published conference articles on Factors That Influence Information Communication Technology Usage by Private University Instructors in Lebanon and The Visual Discourse of Food and Its Impact on Health: Research and Practical Implications.
Shant is also an active member of the Armenian National Education Committee and the Lebanese Standards Institution (Libnor).
Joelle Abi Hanna
Joelle likes to challenge the status quo and has an interest in better understanding the volatile, socio-economic undercurrents traversing the Lebanese society today. Joelle is currently finishing her Bachelor in Business Administration at the University of Saint-Joseph.
Marwa Halwani is a senior business administration student enrolled at the Saint Joseph University of Beirut, with a great passion headed mostly towards the fields of management consultancy and research under the supervision of Dr. Haddad.
Marwa participated in the conference held by ISEOR on the 8th of October 2020, in Lyon, France. She also interned over a 4-month period as a researcher and consultant at S.E.P.T, in collaboration with the Saint Joseph University of Beirut, ISEOR and APAVE, in a project aiming to explore and enhance the work performance of the Lebanese municipalities.
Piero is a retired executive whose international career of 35 years spanned a number of senior roles in industry, banking and consulting. Organizational development and transformation were always a core element of his responsibilities as businesses needed to change in response to globalization and technological advances.
He holds a degree in Biology from the American University of Beirut and is a UK qualified chartered accountant. After an initial career with Ernst & Young, including a stint in Beirut in the early 80’s, he held senior roles in Europe, US, Far East and more recently in the Middle East as the COO of a major American Bank in Saudi Arabia.
In his retirement, Piero spends 7 months a year living and floating across the Mediterranean on his sailing boat.