Senior Lecturer, American University of Beirut
Tarek Kettaneh teaches courses on Small business management, family businesses, startups, venture capital and real estate at the Olayan Business School. He also lectures on these topics in seminars given across the Gulf area. He has consulted for SMEs mostly on turnaround strategies, and has advised CEOs on several financial transactions. He serves on the boards of two privately held firms, consults with a handful of others and writes case studies for his students. He earned his MBA from Harvard Business School and a MS in Engineering from MIT. After 12 years of senior management experience in a multinational multi product line family business, he changed careers and became a venture capital investor in the USA for almost 10 years. In his last position prior to joining AUB, he headed a $50 million Luxemburg quoted private equity fund targeted to Lebanese firms.