Independent Consultant at Social Entrepreneurship
Independent Consultant in Livelihoods, including Youth and Local Community Development, Social Entrepreneurship, and Micro Business Development with several international agencies such as the UNDP, the ILO, and governmental entities. Serves on various panels assessing the work of social entrepreneurs.
Cross-sectoral idea synthesis and innovation, with experience in Architecture and Design, Digital Business Design, Management Consulting, Micro Business Development, Social Entrepreneurship, and Private Travel.
Founder and CEO, My Middle East (www.mymiddleeast.me), a socially responsible, private travel service to the Middle East and East Mediterranean. MyME designs customised and socially responsible trips for its guests.
Prior to that, Ziad was the Regional Project Manager of UNDP/ICTDAR (ICT for Development in the Arab Region). Based in Cairo, Egypt, ICTDAR was a regional program of the UNDP that focused on the use of technology and social networking as a tool for increasing access to knowledge, building capacities, creating jobs, and reducing poverty in the Arab region, with a special focus on youth, women, and micro enterprises. Flagship programs included an initiative to promote responsible citizenship, leading to the creation of socially responsible projects at the community level.
UNDP Project Coordinator for the National e-Strategy in Lebanon. Preceding that, he worked in the United States as Director of Client Relations and Project Manager at a management consulting firm that focused on digital business strategy.
He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the American University in Beirut, and a Masters in Business Administration with a focus on Entrepreneurship from Babson College in Boston.
Author of "The Hedohumanic's Punctured Container" blog (www.hedohumanic.com)
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