HRAL Executive Committee


Carol Awad Bachour is Head of Human Resources at BSL Bank, Beirut Lebanon and Professor of Strategic HR Management at the Saint Joseph University, Beirut.

Holder with honours of an M.B.A and an HR Degree from HEC Montreal, Carol is Board Member of the Human Resource Association of Lebanon and MBA Ambassador for HEC Montreal. She also member of the BMW Responsible Leaders Network.

As strategic business partner, Carol’s current role as Head of Human Resources includes the re-engineering of the Human Resources department. With a strong knowledge in change management, performance management, leadership and employee development, she is always keen to offer innovative and practical HR solutions.

Previously, Carol was into HR consultancy where she handled several mandates for major firms in Lebanon. She has also been an associate professor of HRM at University Saint Esprit Kaslik –USEK for several years.
Interests and Expertise Strategic HR, Change Management, Leadership


Samir Costantine, owner of Waznat Consultancy. Waznat is involved in capacity building in schools, NGOs, and business firms. Waznat has two major departments, the Career Guidance and Academic Orientation Department, and the Training Department.


Samir Costantine graduated in 1982 with a BBA from American University of Beirut (AUB), and with an MBA from Samford University in USA.


Samir is currently a career counselor, a trainer, and a consultant on management and educational issues.



Preferred Quote:

To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.

Lewis B. Smedes




Mona Hardane, Assistant Professor in the Human Resources Master department at St Joseph University – USJ Beirut.  


Holder of a « DESS in law and Social Human Resource Management » from Université des Sciences Sociales, Toulouse (France) in 1991.


Mona worked in France, as a consultant at CRIDF (Centre de Recherche et d’Information sur le Droit de la Formation - Universite des Sciences Sociales) where she evaluated programs developed by the Midi- Pyrenees department of labor to combat unemployment.


She was also a consultant on training and learning evaluation at Sanofi Aventis Blagnac (France). 


Preferred Quote:

Traitez les gens comme s’ils étaient ce qu’ils pourraient être et vous les aiderez à devenir ce qu’ils sont capable d’être.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe






Marie-Louise Baboyan Azezian, Industrial Psychologist, Quality and Human Resources Manager at Château Ksara since 2004.


Over 15 years of experience in management consulting and training in the MENA region.


Lecturer in the human resources masters department at the St. Joseph University – USJ Beirut, since 1998.


National Expert in ISO 26000 for corporate social responsibility.


Preferred Quote:

“Half the way will get you no where, Half an idea will bear you no results”

Gibran Khalil Gibran





Rabih Turkieh, Human Resources Manager at Nini Hospital s.a.l - Tripoli, HR Consultant with Administrators for Management and Consultancy s.a.r.l - Beirut, Teaches General Economics at St. Elie Institute - El Mina.


Master’s degree holder in Human Resources Management from St. Joseph University (USJ). He also holds a Specialty Certificate in Demographics Sciences and BA in Economics from the Lebanese University. He has earned a Health Care Management CEP Certificate from the University of Balamand.


Preferred Quote:

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak, courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

Winston Churchill





Nicole Abboud Bakhache, consultant, trainer and counselor in Personal & Organizational Advancement at «Uptitude», which she has founded in May 2011.


She has served for 11 years as the « Organization Development & Human Capital Director » of a leading Regional Pharmaceutical Group, after a long career in the management of NGOs and in Education.


Nicole Abboud Bakhache has been entrusted lecturer at the Saint Joseph University of Beirut, and at the Lebanese University, in the Masters programs.


Holder of a DESS in “Human Resources Management, a Licence d’Enseignement in “Industrial Psychology” and a BA in “ Educational Sciences” from Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Nicole is currently pursuing her International Certification as a Transactional Analyst, in the field of Organizations, with the International Transactional Analysis Association (ITAA).


Preferred Quote:

Change is the process by which the future invades our lives.

Alvin Toffler



Rana Haddad

Recruitment Manager

Benta Traiding


Georges Saab



Joumana Yammine Saliba, General Manager for HR and Training at Mitsulift Group since 2005. Prior to joining Mitsulift, she worked at TD Canada Trust Bank in Montreal, Canada, for 10 years in Branch and HR Management.

Joumana holds a BA degree in Journalism and a MA degree in Public Policy from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. She is also a CIPD Chartered Member.

Preferred Quote:

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.”

Wendy Mass




Joseph M. Sfeir, Senior HR & Management Consultant for many Lebanese and Arab institutions & companies.

Lecturer in Human Resource Management.

Head of the HR Department at UA.


Master’s degree holder in Business Management. Advanced studies in HR and management from Lebanon and USA Universities. He also holds Special advanced diplomas in Leadership from the Lebanese & United States Army.

Specialized in Strategic Management, HR, Leadership, NLPs, Emotional Intelligence, Psychology & other.


Preferred Quote:

Good better best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best.

Tim Duncan




Cynthia Bakhos


C-Food International s.a.l.




Mirna Abi Aad


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