Malek Ghanem joined Berytech in August 2022 as the Business Development Specialist for the REAF program with GIZ.
His passion for his country and duty of giving back to the community, especially in times of crisis, drove him to come back from Italy to rejoin the developmental and entrepreneurial ecosystem in Lebanon, this time being part of the astounding Berytech team.
During Malek’s diverse career path, his experience includes more than 2 years as a business development expert for NGOs supporting SMEs and Start-ups, especially in rural areas, with Rural Entrepreneurs and Shouf Biosphere Reserve.
He has worked for more than 3 years in the microfinance sector and led a team of customer relationship officers, handling a large credit portfolio of SMEs in Mt. Lebanon in various sectors, and 2 years of sales and marketing experience in the services sector, in addition to constantly volunteering within his community.
Moreover, Malek’s expertise also lies in strategy and innovation design, working with CIHEAM – Bari, Italy on sustainable development challenges in the Puglia region, whilst finishing his master’s from CIHEAM and the University of Bari, in “Innovation and Entrepreneurship”. He also holds a recent master’s degree in “NGO Management” from Sagesse University, Beirut, and is a Political Science graduate from Haigazian University in 2015.
Malek is a certified ICAO Private Pilot and has been flying since 2012. He has a passion for sports and a taste for adventure and the outdoors. He finds pleasure in anything that includes an adrenaline rush.