Marianne Bitar

DOT – Managing Director

As DOT Lebanon Country Director and DOT Global’s Director of Operations for the MENA Region, Marianne is in charge of leading regional business development, forming new partnerships to support expansion and delivering economic and social programs in Lebanon working closely with the public and private sectors.

During her tenure with DOT Global, Marianne was director of the IBM Corporate Social Volunteering program supporting 12 countries in East and North Africa, Asia, Middle East, and Latin America.

Marianne has extensive experience in NGO Management and relief and development project implementation and is an expert in issues surrounding refugee communities in Lebanon. Before joining DOT Lebanon, Marianne managed operations at World Vision International and established World Vision Lebanon’s refugee program, building an impressive network of Lebanese and International civil society organizations that served her duties in coordination, partnership and fundraising.

A feminist by all means, Marianne has made it her personal mission to create activities that bridge together the gender divide in the digital world. A true believer in the butterfly effect, Marianne took to the TEDx stage in 2016 to talk about this issue and how she was able to connect the dots in her life and her network – watch it here.

Marianne holds a Bachelor in Agricultural Engineering from the American University of Beirut, a master’s in food science from McGill University in Canada, and a Master’s in Business Administration from Saint Joseph University/Paris Dauphine.

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