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Ms. Youmna ZIYADEH KARAM


CATEGORY: Business of the Year, Tech Innovation of the Year, Woman Entrepreneur of the Year
BLC Bank - Head of Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainable Development

Mrs. Youmna Ziade Karam is a member of BLC Bank’s Board of Directors. She joined the bank in 2008 and has held several managerial positions, notably heading BLC Bank’s efforts in corporate social responsibility (CSR) during the past years.

As a strong believer in the impact businesses can have by embracing sustainable practices, Mrs. Karam represents the Bank on the Steering Committee of the Global Compact Network Lebanon, the UN Global Compact Lebanese Chapter, of which BLC Bank is a founding member. She is also an entrepreneur herself, establishing one of the country’s first organic farms in the early 2000s and co-founding Kitchenlab, an innovative concept in the food and beverage industry.

Mrs. Karam Holds a Master’s degree in Law from Saint-Joseph University (2001) and a Diplôme de Sciences-Po from the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (2003). She started her career at Société Générale de Banque au Liban in 2003 where she occupied several positions within the corporate banking group.