Dr. Josiane Fahed-Sreih is a full time Associate Professor of Management in the School of Business at the Lebanese American University. She is the founder and currently the Director of the Institute of Family and Entrepreneurial Business at the Lebanese American University. She is also Assistant Dean at the School. She holds a Ph.D from the Sorbonne University and is a fellow member of the Family Firm Institute, USA. She holds the responsibility of the Middle East Coordinator for the Family Firm Institute, USA. She is a Family Wealth and a Family Business Consultant. She is the winner of the 2007 International Award from the Family Firm Institute in the US, in recognition for outstanding achievement in furthering the understanding of family business issues that occur between two or more countries. She participated and organized international conferences, workshops and seminars. She has presented in major conferences locally and internationally and consulted on management issues in many countries and specially the Middle East: Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Jordan, Qatar, Kuwait, Syria, Bahrain, Oman, France, Cyprus and Lebanon. She currently sits on five boards of directors as a shareholder, two as a Chairman of the board, and one as an independent director in the private sector; she is also involved as an advisor on boards of community service organizations.
She speaks regularly to trade and professional groups, and presents her research in academic conferences worldwide. She is frequently invited as a Key Note speaker to recognized Family Business and Corporate Governance conferences. Her research interests are in Management, Family Business Management, Boards of Directors functioning and Corporate Governance. She published in 2004 her book in the US on “Facts and Figures concerning Family Businesses in Lebanon” in 2017 her book on “Conflict in Family Businesses: Conflict Models and Practices” with Palgrave Macmillan and another book on the “How to Manage Family Businesses: The 10 imperatives for success” with Cambridge Scholars. Moreover, she contributed many compendiums on Family Business Management in the Middle East in articles, chapters in books, book reviews, and academic articles in rated Internationally Refereed Journals. She is on the Editorial Board and also acts as a reviewer for academic Family Business and Management Journals.