Ms. Chantal Abou Jaoude is a Mechanical Engineer with a Masters in Engineering Management from the American University of Beirut.
She founded her first company, EDGE, in 2004 during her 4th year of engineering studies and EDGE Middle East in 2010 to cover the Iraqi market.
She also worked fulltime in the estimation of mega projects related to the Oil & Gas Industry for several years while growing her companies along the way.
She introduced the periodic technical inspection concept, especially to rural areas of Kurdistan - Iraq, through the development of high-end inspection centers meeting international standards and thus gradually elevating the condition of vehicles driving on the roads there.
She recently accepted the challenge of setting up MAHA Middle East FZE – a regional subsidiary for a leading German equipment manufacturer, handling the Automotive Aftermarket Project activities in 14 regional countries including the Levant, Gulf, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Chantal was elected in May 2016 as the only female member of the municipal council of the Municipality of Zalka where she lives and has her offices in Lebanon.