MICHEL NAUFALManaging Partner
Co-founder and managing partner of Venus Consultancy, Michel is a Senior Management Consultant with more than 14 years of extensive experience in the Engineering and Manufacturing industries in the Middle East, Africa and Europe. Michel’s expertise goes beyond project management to include consulting and scaling up businesses. Lebanese-British engineer, Michel holds a BE 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 a management consultant for many international organizations and private clients. Michel is the co-founder of three companies and is a business advisor for many startups.
CHRISTO TOMAZOUContracts Manager
Co-founder and senior director of VC, Christo is ISO 9001-2015 certified for internal audit and a leader in international development 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 East Europe, 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.
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 masters 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.
FOUAD KANAANTransformation Specialist
Fouad is an Information and Communication Technologies specialist with over 9 years of experience in the field. His work focused on ensuring IT compliance for global infrastructure services and test websites to assure their functionality at optimum capacity. Fouad installed, configured, monitored and maintained computer hardware, operating systems and applications, in addition to providing customer support either face to face or over phone calls. His role at Venus is to review Operational Process Assets for different clients and prepare them for ERP integration.
CHLOE MAROUNManagement Consultant
Chloé is a Lebanese-French Telecommunication Engineer, Business Process Engineering specialist with an MA in Radio Mobile from Telecom ParisTech and over 12 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. Chloé is skilled in procurement advisory, organization structuring and business development services.
Elie AntounInvestment Manager
Elie is a Finance and Investment Specialist with an extensive experience of more than 14 years in the fields of banking and corporate management. Holding an MBA in Banking and Finance, he has filled several positions from bank teller to administrative staff, to accounting and cost control officer. Elie is actually responsible of a large portfolio of investors. His role with Venus is to prepare companies to become investment ready and matchmake them to potential investors. He supervises junior financial analysts by providing expert advice on financial matters, including budgeting, forecasting, and strategic planning.
MARIE-MICHELLE ABBOUDGraphic Designer / Junior Analyst
Marie-Michelle is a Consistent and self-motivated Junior Business Analyst with a solid academic background. Her role at Venus is to support seniors by collecting, analyzing and interpreting data. She is skilled in creating reports, charts and presentations to communicate findings to stakeholders. She is also involved in preparing applications, proposals and business analytics. Marie-Michelle has developed analytical skills, and works collaboratively with the team.
JOE EL KHOURYIndustrial consultant – AI specialist
joe is an industrial consultant specialized in AI backed up with a strong background in the industrial field from manufacturing to oil and gas and energy projects. with over 5 years of progressive experience. Hands on energy reduction and optimization, using AI to optimize process and reduce costs. Maintenance and OEE optimization, predictive maintenance, quality control using AI, business development, strategic innovation, business analysis, project management, team building, people management and empowerment, and improving operational efficiency. Moreover, his experience expands to 3D modelling, FEA and AI simulation for manufacturing optimization and to MEP drawings. He sketched various AI and smart tools for start-up companies and for big oil and gas companies.
GRACE CHEMALYElectrical Engineer
Grace is a Project Manager, Electrical Consultant. She owns a Project Management Professional Certificate and has a demonstrated experience of more than 12 years in Project Management, Project Design, and Project Supervision. Her work focuses on managing residential building designs, following up the maintenance of panel boards, delegating responsibilities and supervising the work of the executives, in addition to overseeing a company’s financial performance. She acted as the public speaker and public relations representative of companies, analyzed problematic situations, and supervised work on sites.