Jessica Ghaoui

Senior Business Development and Program Officer

Prior to joining Berytech, Jessica held the position of Business Project Manager at Ciel/GlobalSign from July 2014 to April 2015. Ciel is exclusively focused on Cyber Security, with the objective to improve the efficiency of electronic communications in a safe manner, in Lebanon and the region. Her duties included meeting with potential clients to present new products and services. She also regularly conducted researches about products and updates in the field of cyber security to ensure data accuracy. Her day to day activities included working closely with the technical team to implement all new projects as well as with the marketing and sales managers to ensure activities were executed in a timely manner. Her presentation skills rose to a higher level during this year as she handled all local trainings related to the company’s cyber security strategy.

Jessica’s “can do” attitude and her communication skills were very much shaped from 2011 till 2014 as she worked as a Direct Sales Agent and project administration at Bank Med Brand Network and Retail Liability Product Division. Her job description ranged from marketing and implementing projects related to the retail products to exceeding set targets, to the management of new accounts, and the smooth management of client relationships.

She moved to Berytech mid 2015 and started working as the incubation support and community manager in BDD1294, before moving to join the team of the new Impact Rise program, managed by Berytech and funded by the U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative MEPI. Working with Berytech has greatly contributed to her experience in the field of startups and SME incubation and acceleration and has helped her analyze critical business requirements in different fields. Today she is working with a social impact purpose, help social ventures in their scale up phase in order to contribute to Lebanon’s social and economic growth.

Jessica enjoys big picture, forward, rational thinking but she is also very analytical and thorough in developing attainable plans and strategies. She is a team player and thrives in stimulating dynamic environments.

Academically, after completing a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from USEK University, she graduated from a dual MBA/MIB program from NDU in partnership with Bordeaux Business University.

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