Nivine Chaaban

Program Manager

Nivine Chaaban joined Berytech in August 2018 and is currently the Program Manager for The Food System Challenge.

During her role as Business Advisor for the Lebanon Enterprise Development project (LED) funded by USAID, she assisted local businesses through customized technical assistance to help them identify and solve the problems that are preventing them from increasing sales, and therefore needing to hire more Lebanese. Her previous two-decade experience was in the banking sector. 

She was promoted to manager of the LED project after almost three years; she is responsible for overseeing all aspects of contract performance, providing technical guidance to all contract duties, representing the LED activities as a whole to external audiences, ensuring close collaboration and teamwork, and managing the project’s day-to-day operations. 

Before joining Berytech, she served for five years as the Head of Small Business Enterprises Department at BLC Bank SAL. In this role, she was responsible for the development part of the business; her calling was to promote a well-functioning rapport within a group of 14 RM’s, to manage clients’ dealings in a streamlined optimal approach. 

Previously, as Head of Analysis Department in an Alpha Bank, her role was to analyze the credit requests thoroughly and suggest how to improve the loan structure so that it is an acceptable risk. 

She joined the banking sector as a Regional Sales Representative. In this role, she was responsible to promote existing and new products, through ongoing visits to all branches in the region and establish action plans for performance related to the regional set goals. 

Her twenty years of experience in the banking sector have led to a strong understanding of credit risk assessment. Her skillset is extensive and well balanced between the development side of the business and the fiscal/monetary side of the client credit involvement within the institution. 

A people-serving person, speaking English, Arabic and French, she was born in Lebanon. She is a graduate of the University of Saint-Joseph in Business Administration.  

Nivine loves travelling, sightseeing and listening to music. 

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