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Yalda Aoukar – Co-Founder, Jobs for LebanonA person with long hair Description automatically generated with low confidence
Founder and Managing Partner at Bracket Capital 

Yalda Aoukar is a successful financial service professional with skills in equity and capital for entrepreneurs and startups.  She has used this expertise to help co-found Jobs for Lebanon. 


Yalda Aoukar is Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Bracket Capital, a global investment management firm with offices in the US, Europe, and the Middle East. Yalda started her career in London in Investment Banking at Lehman Brothers, followed by Morgan Stanley, and later as Vice President for Investcorp Qatar, where she advised clients on a variety of investments in Private Equity, Hedge Funds and Real Estate.

Yalda presides over Bracket Foundation, the group’s philanthropic venture arm whose mission is to leverage the power of technology for social good.

In addition to her role as an investor and her work at the Foundation, Yalda is a champion for women’s empowerment in technology and financial sectors, where women are traditionally underrepresented. She sits on the Board of the World Innovation Summit for Education Accelerator providing support and guidance to international edtech start-ups. 

Yalda co-founded and sits on the board of Jobs for Lebanon, a US non-profit that leverages on the power of the Lebanese expat community to hire local Lebanese talent. She holds a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from the American University of Beirut (2006) and a master’s in public policy (MPP) from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government (2008).

LebNet, a non-profit organization, serves as a multi-faceted platform for Lebanese professionals residing in the US and Canada, entrepreneurs, investors, business partners in a broad technology eco-system, and acts as a bridge to their counterparts in Lebanon and the rest of the Middle East


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