Yara Hamdar joined Berytech in July 2021 and is currently the Accelerator Manager for Act Smart Innovation Hub Team. She enjoys dynamic work environments and is passionate about sustainable development.
Yara is a Civil and Environmental Engineer with in-depth experience in the business and startup realms by both practice and education.
While pursuing her Masters in Transportation Engineering at the American University of Beirut (AUB) (2016), she co-founded QUEST, a transportation infrastructure consultancy company. During her 6-year tenure at QUEST, Yara managed a portfolio of 10 high-profile regional infrastructure projects and consulted highway and airport authorities on expenditures exceeding 300 million USD.
She holds an MBA from ESA Business School (2020) and a Masters in Management from ESCP Business School (2020). In 2020, she joined AUB as a Project Management Consultant to support the establishment of the Abdulla Al Ghurair Hub for Digital Teaching and Learning.
Yara has taught courses on sustainable engineering design, waste management and engineering business management under the ProGreen Diploma – a joint program between AUB, LAU, and AUC.