Haigazian University


AEP Instructors

Maître Nadim Abboud (Licence en Droit, St. Joseph University; L.L.M., Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.; M.B.A., Ecole Supérieure des Affaires, Pôle associé ESCP-EAP, Beirut) is a counselor and attorney at law.  He is the managing partner of the law offices of A. Abboud & Associates.  He has lectured on Labor and Social Security Laws and Tourism Law at St. Joseph University.

Mr. Georges Bejjani (Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration – Option: Management Information System, Saint Joseph University, Beirut; Master Degree in Human Resources Management, Saint Joseph University, Beirut) is the “HR Manager” at Transmed, a leading company fully dedicated to the sales and distribution of high quality fast moving consumer goods (FMCG). Mr. Bejjani started his career at Bank of Beirut as HR Analyst responsible for training, performance evaluation, and HR Database. He then moved to work at M1 Group (formerly known as Investcom) where he was “Learning & Development Manager” for seven years.

Mr. Mike Chamieh (B.B.A., Notre Dame University; M.B.A., Lebanese American University) is Head of Training Activities Unit at Bank Audi. His previous positions included taking charge of the Training & Development unit at one of the alpha group banks, instructing Economics, Quality Coordinator at a hospital, and Research Executive at an embassy. He is a certified trainer and has delivered many training sessions.

Mr. Raffi Haytayan (Maîtrise in Business Computer Science, Saint Joseph University, Beirut; Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute (PMI); Microsoft Certified Professional – Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2013 Specialist; Certified in Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Foundation in IT Service Management) is Project Management Office (PMO) Manager at Path Solutions.

In the past decade, Mr. Haytayan provided, in numerous countries,  more than one thousand hours of business and project management training sessions in several international institutions such as Al Baraka Banking Group, Bank Muscat, Arab Bank, ABN Amro, United Bank Ltd., National Bank of Abu Dhabi, and European Finance House.

Mr. Shant Estepan (Master of Business Administration (MBA), B.S. in Computer Science from Haigazian University; Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS); CISCO) is Senior Network Analyst at Haigazian University. He teaches “Networking Essentials” and “Digital Electronics” to HU computer science students.

Mr. Bassam Nammour (B.B.A.,  Notre Dame University; Post Graduate Diploma in Organizational Behavior, University of London; EMBA in Business Administration, Lebanese American University (current); various certifications including SHRM Learning System, Society for Human Resources Management, USA and ROI Skill Building, ROI Institute & ASTD, Chicago) is currently Training and Development Manager at Credit Libanais Bank and Managing Director of Think HR!, a Human Resources consultancy company.  He is also a local and regional trainer and speaker for many institutions and corporations. He was previously the Talent Development Manager at Byblos Bank.

Ms. Julie Harfouche Nammour (Bachelor of Business and Management – Option Advertising & Marketing, Masters in Human Resources Management [DESS], Saint Joseph University, Beirut) has worked at Bank of Beirut since 2003. She is currently Head of the Recruitment and Selection Unit in the Human Resources Department at Bank of Beirut.

Ms. Sonya Sabbah (L.L.B. Law degree, University of London; Diploma in Journalism and News Writing, London School of Journalism; Certified Executive Coach, USA; Certified Image and Personal Branding Coach, USA; Certified Process Director [IPAP]) is the founder of ‘Excellence First Executive Coaching & Training’ firm. She is a regular resident expert on many local and regional television and radio shows, as well as being a columnist in many lifestyle magazines, tackling the subjects of Civility, Personal Image, Personal Branding, Etiquette and Protocol. She trains on all types of soft skills and coaches on Leadership Communication, Strategic Thinking, and Personal Image. From 1993 till 2008 Ms. Sabbah worked in a variety of professions, namely in public relations and marketing, as a Legal Officer with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, as a journalist (current affairs and business), and as a Trade Mark Agent in London. Ms Sabbah published her first book Etiquette in the City: Beirut in November 2011 and is hoping to publish her second one soon. She received the AICI Civility Star Award and the Certificate of Distinguished Services as Member of the AICI Ambassadors Committee  award for distinguished service and dedication.

 Ms. Jennifer Tabet (B.A., George Washington University; M.A. Georgetown University; Master of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University) has established her own Human Resources consulting company based in Lebanon and the UAE. Prior to this, she worked at Merck & Co (a leading US pharmaceutical company) first as a Business Partner at Merck?s headquarters in New Jersey (US) and later as the Regional HR Manager in their Middle East Subsidiary. Ms. Tabet is certified in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Level A & B Psychometrics.