Lama Makarem joined Berytech in October 2022 as an investment specialist for the WE4F MENA program. She works closely with innovators on their investment readiness, helping them map growth opportunities, providing support on financial model development and company valuation and advising them on the whole capital raising process from mapping funding sources to capital structure and pitch preparation.
Lama has 12 years of experience in risk management in banking and 2 years in management consulting with the Boston Consulting Group.
She received her MBA from the London Business School (LBS) in 2013 and her BA in Economics from the American University of Beirut (AUB) in 2007.
Lama is also a CFA charterholder and the holder of the FRM (Financial Risk Manager) certification.
In her last position as head of financial risk unit in a leading regional commercial bank, Lama focused on formulating risk strategy and appetite, monitoring the Bank’s financial position covering asset quality, liquidity, P&L and solvency, designing and running stress test scenarios, developing recovery plans and actions, as well as overseeing the risk management and reporting processes across risk types and subsidiaries.
Her environmental consciousness and eagerness to create positive socio-economic impact drove her to Berytech.
When she’s not spending quality time with her two daughters, Lama enjoys going to the theatre and loves watching ballet, opera and classical music concerts.