- The Team
- The Investment Board
- Members of the Board
- The Shareholders
The management team brings to the fund a range of financial and business development skills, from critical investment analysis to shrewd economic and innovative development strategy. The team has also oversight over the management of portfolio companies.
Maroun N. Chammas, Chairman
Maroun N. Chammas is an established entrepreneur. He is Director and Deputy General Manager of the Chammas Group of companies, one of the largest privately owned industrial and service oriented groups in the Near East with interests in downstream petroleum activities and services. He is co-founder and Director of Teleinvest Holdings which has equity interests in several telecom companies of which Inconet-Data Management(IDM), Netlink, Triband and Netcommerce. He is also Chairman and CEO of Berytech and Chairman of the Berytech Fund.
Sami Beydoun, Managing Partner
Sami spent most of his career with major US investment banks in Beirut, New York, and London. After obtaining his diploma in Law & Economics from Saint Joseph University (USJ) in Beirut, he worked eleven years with Merrill Lynch out of which five years were in Beirut, one in New York, and four in London where he was Vice-President, Manager of the international managed futures accounts department. The next three years he was the Managing Director of SB commodities, a British asset management firm which he created, and subsequently, still in London, moved to what became Lehman Brothers (E.F.Hutton, Shearson American Express), where he spent eleven years as Senior Vice-President and General Manager of London Retail.
Paul Chukrallah, Business & Strategy Senior Advisor
Paul Chucrallah is a former banker, having held several senior positions in Lebanese commercial and investment banks, and served clients in a wide variety of sectors, ranging from services to insurance to manufacturing. He also has specific former experience in the Private Equity sector, having taken part in the establishment of a private equity venture as well as in the credit cards sector. Prior to that, Paul was a consultant with a leading firm in London. He holds a telecom engineering degree from l’Ecole Supérieure des Ingénieurs de Beyrouth (ESIB) and an MBA from INSEAD.
Elie Boujaoude, Investment Manager
Elie has extensive experience in financing small to medium entreprises and notably innovative start ups. He previously worked at Kafalat where he held the position of Head of Innovative Loan Guarantee Fund and was responsible for financial product research and development. He also handled the company’s external relations with international and local organizations. Additionally, Elie acted as technical consultant within a regional European Commission project aiming at launching new financing facilities for startups across the MENA region. Most recently he successfully completed an assignment as Lead Consultant in structuring and raising funds for a first of its kind equity guarantee fund. Elie is very active in the local and regional entrepreneurship ecosystem. He holds a BA in Economics from Université Saint-Joseph and an MA in Financial Economics from the American University of Beirut.
Nicolas Rouhana, Technical Advisor
Nicolas is a telecommunications engineer from ESIB (USJ), with a PhD in Networking Systems from Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France. He is a published researcher in the IT field, a Certified Cisco Networking Academy Instructor from University of Central England (Birmingham), a graduate of the INSEAD School of Management (Young Manager’s Program), and a certified Business Counselor from UNIDO Entrepreneurship Development Center. He is also accredited Business Advisor from the Institute of Business Consulting (UK) and accredited Assessor by the Oxford Cambridge & RSA Examinations (OCR) and a Certified Trainer by the Micro-Enterprise Acceleration Institute, Switzerland.
He is a lecturer at ESIB and acts as Director of Berytech Technology Pole which he had joined since inception in 2002.
Waddad Sawaya El Khoury, Financial Advisor
Waddad pursued a Masters degree in Economics from Université Saint Joseph where she graduated in 1999. While pursuing her studies, she attended different conferences concerning the political economy of the government & general investment strategy. In 2000, she joined "Cashless Card", a Lebanese credit card company where she handled the accounts & the finance studies such as feasibility & projections. In March 2007, she joined Berytech in her capacity as Accounting Manager and has been involved in ongoing financial concerns of the Berytech Fund as well.