MICHEL NAUFALManaging Partner
Co-founder and managing partner of Venus Consultancy, Michel is a Construction Project Management specialist with more than 10 years of extensive experience in the Construction and Civil Infrastructure industry in the Middle East and Africa. Michel’s expertise goes beyond project management to include consulting and execution of projects. Lebanese-British engineer, Michel Naufal holds a BA degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering as well as an executive MBA degree from France. He had also post-graduate studies in Project Management at the American University of Beirut and he is a certified Project Management Professional. He is an active member at the Project Management Institute and acts as an engineering consultant for many international organizations and private clients.
CHRISTO TOMAZOUContracts Manager
Co-founder and senior director of VC, Christo is ISO 9001-2000 certified for internal audit and a leader in the construction and civil infrastructure industry with a BA in civil engineering and over 36 years of international experience in international construction, procurement and contracts, risk and commercial management and business development in top tier companies. His industry experience has been acquired throughout Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Cypriot-British engineer, Christo has worked on many other significant projects in Lebanon, Qatar, Kuwait, Congo, Senegal, Gambia, Guinee Bissau, and Albania.
CHLOÉ MAROUNTelecom Consultant
Chloé is a Lebanese-French Telecommunication Engineer project manager with an MA in Radio Mobile from Telecom ParisTech and over 9 years of experience in France as a solution architect in 3G/4G/5G Core and Access Radio network. She worked on several dimensioning projects and capacity studies of different core network nodes. Fulfilling her dream of reaching a managerial position, Chloe took a Project Manager position which allowed her to develop her leadership and project management skills by managing the support contract of all the Mobile Network domains of Orange France and affiliates.
STEPHANIE KAIProject Controls Specialist
Lead QS and Cost Consultant at VC, Stephanie has a BA in Architectural Design and more than 10 years of experience in AutoCAD 2D and 3D, Primavera P6, project management, project controls, estimating, and conceptual architectural experience in the building construction industry. Throughout her professional career, she has been involved in commercial, residential, educational, healthcare, and real estate projects. As an architect, she follows up on projects’ initiation and setup, site analysis, urban planning, and technical feasibility studies.
CHARBEL CHIDIACFinance and Auditing Consultant
Charbel has more than 20 years of experience working with contractors, developers, and financial institutions with a specialization in project financing. His role within Venus Consultancy is analyzing matters related to equipment and manpower costs, schedule compression costs, delay costs, cumulative costs of changes, misplaced profits, and indirect costs. Being a certified public accountant and having a master’s in accounting and auditing, Charbel is an expert in auditing, accounting, tax, financial advisory, and management consulting with substantial experience in the fields of procedures reviews, implementations of cost control systems, and helping managing risk throughout the construction process.
Krystel HarbArchitect – Urban Planner
Krystel is an Architect, she is a talented designer of modern architecture and landscaping. She is highly involved in sustainable design and development projects. She has different experiences in architecture and recently in urban planning in addition to a vast knowledge of the Lebanese national building code. Krystel holds a master’s degree in architecture and she is completing a master’s degree in Urban Planning. Krystel’s role at Venus is mainly the design and follow-up of projects in the field of built environments, office spaces, real estate, and urban development.
Joe El KhouryEngineering consultant – AI specialist
Joe has many years of experience in the energy and manufacturing industries. He holds various engineering degrees and certificates in AI and ML. He is recognized for his achievements in predictive maintenance and developing new and innovative applications and systems that utilize AI to improve performance and efficiency, for better decisions making cost reductions, and profits increase. His experience doesn’t limit only to supervised, unsupervised, and reinforcement learning techniques but also to the ability to link his engineering knowledge with data.