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The Learn. Impact. Grow. Program - AUB



The Learn. Impact. Grow. Program


As an entrepreneur in today’s fast changing world, you need to know how to adapt to an increasing international environment while keeping the business momentum and creating new opportunities for sustainable growth. In partnership with the American University of Beirut (AUB) – Suliman S. Olayan School of Business (OSB), LLWB is bringing the Learn. Impact. Grow. program to its members and community.


Key objectives of program include


-          Lead yourself to lead others

-          Understand the numbers in your business


-          Outline your strategy – Where are you? Where do you want to be? How to get there?


-          Differentiate your value proposition

-          Develop a digital marketing strategy for your business

-          Create a pitch deck for potential investors


Target Audience


-          LLWB members

-          Business owners and executives nominated by LLWB




The program’s six modules will be delivered over 14 days, 2-3 days on the weekends of September, October, and November 2017.




AUB – OSB Campus





Dr. Lina Daouk-Oyry


Lina is an accomplished researcher expert in organizational behavior within healthcare settings. She is the Director of the Evidence-based Healthcare Management Unit (EHMU) at AUB and is involved in executive training and development at OSB focusing on leadership, team building, managing oneself as well as other Organizational Behavior related topics. Lina obtained her MSc in Organizational Behavior in 2003 and completed a PhD in Psychometrics at City University’s Psychology Department in 2009.





Ms. Lina Tannir


Lina has an extensive professional experience in Finance for both the public and the private sectors. She serves on the board of various NGOs and has recently chaired one of them. She works as a financial consultant for the Lebanese Ministry of Finance and the Beiteddine International Festival. She has also worked with startups and SMEs through the MIT Arab Enterprise Forum, BADER Young Entrepreneurs Program, and the Darwazah Center for Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship, serving as juror, mentor, speaker, and instructor. She is an entrepreneur herself co-owning a franchised high-end natural cosmetics store. Ms. Tannir holds an MBA from the American University of Beirut.





Dr. Philippe Bouvier

Dr. Bouvier currently serves as an adjunct Professor at both the Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University and the Rochester Institute of Technology Dubai where he teaches strategy, innovation and entrepreneurship.  Philippe also serves as a visiting professor of urban studies at the University of Mauritius. Dr. Bouvier provides regular contributions for press, radio and T.V. interviews.

Philippe is the founder and Managing Partner of Urban Value Creation (UVC) Consulting.  UVC Consulting works with urban developers, municipalities, governments and governmental organizations to improve living quality through sustainable development and the creation of  "Smart Cities“.

Dr. Bouvier has a PhD in Urbanism and City Management from Paris Diderot University and an Executive MBA from INSEAD Singapore.






Ms. Leila Khauli


Leila is an expert in Marketing and Digital Communication. She is a Lecturer at AUB where she introduced and coordinated several highly specialized courses. Ms. Khauli is also a communication consultant and has worked with local and regional brands specializing in brand strategy and communication. She holds a Masters of Business Administration with a specialization in Marketing and Econometrics from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. Her research interest lies in how brands and organizations are adopting digital strategies in the region.



Mr. Ash Singh


Ash is an accomplished entrepreneur expert in Sales, Marketing, Business Development, Business Model Innovation and General Management. He is the producer of Angel’s Gate and Executive Director of Fintech Accelerator and AIA-KM Healthtech Accelerator. He has led organizations through turn-around, start-up and high growth situations and helped them raise over $255 million to date.  He is a speaker and honorary judge for business venture competitions at different international business schools. He obtained his Honors Bachelor of Art from Ivey Business School at Western University.


He was noted by Business Week in 2009 as one of "Asia's Top Young Entrepreneurs" and by the Economic Times in 2012 for having "built a solid reputation as one of the most successful serial entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia”.




Dr. Paul Kewene-Hite


Paul is an expert in entrepreneurship and an Affiliate Professor of Entrepreneurship at INSEAD where he teaches a real-time role-play course on how to turn around a failing company. He created bootcamps that teach participants how to evolve step-by-step from concept to successfully pitching for investment inside 48 hours. Paul actively consults to governments, family businesses, and companies of all sizes across industries. Over the years he has worked in startups and major technology companies in the Silicon Valley and around the world. He was a Technology Evangelist at Apple, and Director of Strategic Planning and New Business Development at NEC Computers.


For further information or for registration, please contact:

Lebanese League for Women in Business (LLWB)   Mobile: +961-71-445155 – Email: program.manager@llwb.org




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