We, at Fondaton Diane, are passionate people! Crazy about Lebanon and its people!!!
Our goal is to Awaken Citizens on the virtues of the Eco-sustainable development. We invite you all to Take Action with us to actively impact our society. Let's do this together!
Carine has more than 15 years of experience, both in the field and in academia. She holds a PhD in Geography and Spatial Planning from the University of Montpellier, France. She also has a master’s degree in Urban Planning and Policy from the American University of Beirut, and a master’s degree in Agricultural Engineering/Economics from the Lebanese University. Being passionate about development and civic engagement, she has held technical and management positions at local and international organizations, where she has worked on agriculture, water, landscaping, and entrepreneurship projects, among others. Carine lectures on landscape architecture, agricultural and food production spaces, and runs research workshops on cities, landscapes, and the environment. She is also the author of several publications on urban agriculture, and a member of the O-Life Environmental French- Lebanese Observatory. Believing in the importance of volunteering and community mobilization, she volunteers with the NGO Nahnoo that advocates good governance, public spaces, and cultural heritage.
Fadi El Hage,
Chairholder – Chair of “Fondation Diane” for Education on Eco-Citizenship and Sustainable Development
Fadi holds a PhD in Science education from the Montpellier University, in France. He also holds a Master’s degree in Biology, a certificate of professional aptitude in secondary teaching (CAPES), and a “Training of Trainers” diploma. As an education consultant for over 20 years, he has headed national and international projects. Former Dean of the Faculty of Education at the Saint Joseph University, he now holds the position of “Delegate of the Rector for Professional Development”. He is also the Vice-President of the Association for the Development of Education Assessment Methodologies (ADMEE) and national Delegate of Unesco Chair “Global Health and Education”. He is also member of the advisory board of the “International foundation for women's empowerment”. Professor El Hage is also the author of several conferences and scientific publications.
Selim El Chami,
Head of Investment and Advisory
Selim holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from ESIB (Lebanon) and a Masters from Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris. He has over 18 years of banking experience out of which he spent the last twelve years providing investment banking advisory services and capital raising with deals originating from Europe to the Middle East. Prior to heading VIRIDIS Investment Fund within Fondation Diane, Selim was in charge of various investment banking departments as a senior executive with Lebanese and regional banks. He also acted as a consultant throughout his career, and has lately founded his own consultancy practice. His investment banking experience spans across financial services including M&A, private placements, securitization, project finance, syndication, and investments in private equity funds, mutual funds, real estate, etc.
Emilio studied Mechanical Engineering at the Metropolitan University of Caracas. He has always loved to understand how logical systems work or how to repair them. Since 1986, he has worked and implemented solutions in all types of companies: Textile manufacturing, administrative computer systems, trade, import-export, oil, furniture manufacturing, finance, Interactive multimedia, agriculture, environment and eco-tourism. He lived in Venezuela, a country with a situation similar to the Lebanese, politically complex and violent. For him, it is a golden opportunity to present solutions and try to implement them. In organizations such as the Fondation Diane, the teams seek to provide and implement solutions, which makes the work very interesting.
Business Development Manager
Joumana holds a BS in "Management Information Systems" from the State University of New York, and a certificate in "Proficiency in English" from the University of Michigan. She was a former consultant on a service contract base at UNICEF, a project with the Center for Educational Research and Development (CRDP), Ministry of Education and Higher Education in the position of an Advisor to the CRDP President. Joumana has more than 15 years experience in management and its different fields, to name the development management, purchase management, marketing management, personnel management, office management and others. Throughout these years, she put in effort into her soft skills and was able to inspire, motivate and encourage her teammates in order to help them become more productive.
Communication & Marketing Manager
Lara holds a BA in Advertising and Marketing from Notre Dame University (NDU). With over 10 years of experience in Communication & Marketing, Lara utilizes her creativity and know-how in the latest marketing trends to prepare a Communication & Marketing plan. She is skilled in implementing a full fledge strategy of offline and online media, while using an integrated marketing approach.
Senior Project Coordinator
Pascale holds a Master’s degree in Marketing from La Sagesse University and a BA in Management from Universite Saint Esprit de Kaslik. She has more than 13 years of working experience in Project Management and Hospitality Management. Pascale proved to be a reliable hard-worker, a team player, motivated and multitasker.
Senior Financial Analyst
Elie holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Université Saint Joseph (USJ). With several years of experience in investment, banking, and finance, Elie is responsible for managing and monitoring the division’s portfolio of assets, devising strategies for growth mainly through business development and fundraising, supervision of the investees of the division while working with independent third-party service providers and consultants. He is also responsible for performing financial analysis, planning, budgeting, modeling and valuations.
Senior Financial Analyst
Eddie holds a BE in Mechanical Engineering from Notre Dame University (NDU). He has cleared CFA levels 1 and 2 from the first attempt and he is currently a level 3 candidate. With several years of experience in investment, portfolio management, and finance, Eddie provides investment, portfolio monitoring, and operational support to the team. He is responsible for developing financial models through benchmarking and process analysis, forecasting cost projections and budgeting, comparing anticipated and actual results in order to identify areas of improvement.
Communication & Administrative Assistant - Chair of "Fondation Diane" for Education on Eco-Citizenship and Sustainable Development
Christiane holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Science and Management, and a double major degree in Biology and Biochemistry from USJ. Since sustainablity is her life vocation, it perfectly matches the vision and mission of Fondation Diane. She has more than 3 years of work and training experiences in various fields including Research and Development, Social Media Coordination and Quality Control. Christiane also studied Theater at the Lebanese University and is using her artistic side to spread environmental awareness in a creative way.
Coordinator - Chair of “Fondation Diane” for Education on Eco-Citizenship and Sustainable Development
Céline holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Science and Management, and a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. She is familiar with NGO work since her young age, dedicating her energy to various humanitarian and environmental causes. She holds a special interest in the fields of climate preservation and climate change on which she emphasized her Master’s thesis. Previously, she worked as a water resources management and climate change intern at ACTED as well as a research intern at Centre de Recherche en Environnement – Espace Méditerrannée Orientale (CREEMO).
Responsible of Civic Circle - Chair of “Fondation Diane” for Education on Eco-Citizenship and Sustainable Development
Perla holds a Master’s degree in Agricultural Engineering with a Focus on Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering from the Lebanese University. She worked in the volunteering field for 4 years with the Lebanese Red Cross. She has a passion for the environment and believe that us as citizens have a responsibility to be part of the solution. She is also highly interested in the green energy and renewable resources field.
Jana Al Kassir,
Jana holds a Bachelor of Graphic Design from AUL university. Within three years of experience, she became a highly-skilled junior graphic designer, detail-oriented and creative.