As part of its traditional end of year celebration, the Bay Area community hosted a dinner attended by 50 members and friends.
Hosted at Tannourine restaurant on December 7th, the evening featured a thank you talk by George Akiki, LebNet President, who recognized the leadership of former Chairman of the Board, Abdo George Kadifa, and the past contributions of all the former board members Habib Kairouz, Najib Khouri-Haddad, Raymond Lahoud, Fares Moubarak, and Frederick Wardini.
Akiki also announced and welcomed LebNet’s new Chairman, Habib Haddad, Managing Director at E14 Fund, and the incoming new board members Nadine Alameh, CEO at Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC); Hala Jalwan, Senior Product Manager at Apple; Walid Khoury, Founder and CEO at Marc Media; Rania Afiouni Monla, PhD Candidate - Research on AI and the Changing Nature of Work; Aya Mouallem (Student Observer), Electrical Engineering PHD Student at Stanford University, Co-founder of All Girls Code; Layal Rouhana, Advanced Integrated Circuit Packaging Technologist at Google; and Marianne Zakhour, Co-Founder & Co-CEO at Orderbot Software Inc.
Jeanine Akiki, Executive Director of LebNet, shared with the attendees the LebNet 2022 Bireme award recipients and a summary of LebNet’s 2022 accomplishments.
Co-founder and CEO Arthur Bizidikian shared updates about his company, Lemonade Fashion, winner of the 2019 LebNet Ignite program.
LebNet Bay Area wishes all its members and friends Happy Holidays!!