MIT REAP Team Lebanon’s focus is on the country of Lebanon. The team is represented by stakeholders from all five stakeholder groups. The team is championed by Benchmark Development with key stakeholders from the Prime Minister’s Office Economic Affairs, Touch, American University of Beirut, and Daher Capital.
Innovation Ecosystem Stakeholder Model
Champion CEO, Benchmark Development
Yasmina El Khoury
Champion PM Office Economic Affairs
Associate Professor, Olayan School of Business, American University of Beirut
CEO, Chairman, Mirum MEA DNY
CEO, Touch / Zain
Jamal El Hout
Vice President, Product Planning & Commercial Vehicle Operations, General Motors Europe
Managing Director, Daher Capital
CCO, Touch / Zain
Chairman, Daher Capital
Challenge & Opportunity:
Strategy & Action
Core Regional Metrics
Economic & Social Progress
Social progress and economic prosperity as a collective measure of development in a region.
Innovation-Driven Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
Innovation-Driven Entrepreneurial Ecosystems are regional environments that effectively support startups focused on addressing global markets based on technological, process or business model innovation.
Ability to develop new to the world innovations from inception through to the market.
Ability to start and build new to the world businesses from inception to maturity.