Behind the scenes

The London Business School Middle East Club was founded in 2002 to introduce students to Middle Eastern markets and cultures, assisting in career placements for students interested in working in the region, and increase the presence of Middle Eastern nationals at London Business School.

The Club has over 3,000 members, including current students and alumni, and hosts several events throughout the academic year ranging from career presentations to discussion panels and social events.

With a growing membership, the Dubai Campus, and the region’s phenomenal economic potential, we have a unique opportunity to act as a bridge between London Business School and the Middle East in terms of culture and career placement.

Conference Team

 

Dahlia Farhat

Co-President

Dahlia Farhat

Co-President

Dahlia is a second year MBA candidate at London Business School and Chair of the 16th Middle East Conference. Prior to joining LBS, she was a Senior Associate with Alvarez & Marsal in Dubai where she worked on operational and

Ali Behbehani

VP Speakers

Ali Behbehani

VP Speakers

Ali is a first year MBA candidate at London Business School. Prior to joining London Business School, Ali was an Analyst in the industrials group of UBS Investment Bank in New York and advised clients on acquisition and private equity

Dana Shaheen

VP Speakers

Dana Shaheen

VP Speakers

Dana is a first year MBA candidate at London Business School. Prior to joining LBS, she was a Senior Associate with 7 years of Investment Banking experience at HSBC and Deutsche bank executing complex, cross-border, debt, equity and M&A transactions

Haitham Alsahfy

VP Speakers

Haitham Alsahfy

VP Speakers

Haitham is an MBA2019 candidate at London Business School. Prior to joining LBS, Haitham was an investment associate with Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures (SAEV) where he was responsible to oversee upstream deals flow, and evaluate venture opportunities for their strategic,

Nasser Alkadi

VP Speakers

Nasser Alkadi

VP Speakers

Nasser is a full time Master in Finance candidate at London Business School. Prior to joining LBS, he was a Senior Analyst with Saudi Aramco Investment Management Department in Dhahran where he worked on executing direct investments deals in private

Lea Touma

VP Marketing

Lea Touma

VP Marketing

Lea is a first year MBA candidate at London Business School. Prior to joining LBS, she was an Investment Manager with EuroMena Funds, where she was engaged in all aspects of the investment process (fundraising, transaction analysis, due diligence, negotiations,

Mateo Labaki

VP Marketing

Mateo Labaki

VP Marketing

Mateo is a first year MBA candidate at London Business School. Prior to joining London Business School, he was working as a Senior Consultant for EY in their Brussels office, where he focused on performance improvement projects for financial services

Ahmad Abboushi

VP Logistics

Ahmad Abboushi

VP Logistics

Ahmad is a first-year MBA candidate at London Business School. Prior to joining LBS, Ahmad spent three years working as a Project Development Specialist with the U.S. Agency for International Development covering multiple sectors including workforce development, water conservation, municipal

 

Club Team

 

Mohsen Kharaldin Garcia

Co-President

Mohsen is a second year MBA candidate at London Business School. Prior to joining LBS, he acted in several strategic and commercial capacities for Royal Dutch Shell in London, the Hague, and Dubai. His experiences span new business and market

Rahul Kanodia

VP Careers & Professional Events

Rahul Kanodia

VP Careers & Professional Events

Rahul has over 7 years of work experience in the energy sector in operations, supply chain, and business strategy. He has worked across Asia and Europe. Before LBS, he worked as an economist for Shell Netherlands for 3 years and

Abdullah Al-Shakarchi

VP Careers & Professional Events

Abdullah Al-Shakarchi

VP Careers & Professional Events

Abdullah is a 2018 Masters in Management student at London Business School. His experience includes Formula 1 engineering at McLaren, innovation at Airbus, airport transaction advisory, automotive and marketing. He holds a bachelor in Electronic Engineering from XX school.

Michel El Khoury

VP Social Events

Michel El Khoury

VP Social Events

Michel is a 2018 Masters in Management student at London Business School. During his studies in Civil Engineering at the Saint Joseph University in Beirut, he interned at Petrofac in Dubai where he worked on generating process interfaces to design

Abraham El Hajjar

VP Sponsorship & External Relations

Abraham El Hajjar

VP Sponsorship & External Relations

Abraham is a first year MBA candidate at the London Business School and VP of Sponsorship and External Relations for the Middle East Club. Prior to joining LBS, he was a Deputy Commissioning Manager at Petrofac International within the completions

Alia Ayyoub Agha

Club Treasurer

Alia Ayyoub Agha

Club Treasurer

Alia is a first-year Executive MBA candidate at London Business School. Alia joined KA Investments in May 2015 as Project Coordinator. Alia is also responsible for Accounts. Her role involves liaising with a team of consultants overseeing KA's development