Apr . 2019


18.April.2019 BLC Bank tags: A Step towards Equality , #GenderGapLebanon

Dr. Josiane FAHED SREIH Associate Professor of Management, Director, Institute of Family and Entrepreneurial Business, Assistant Dean – LAU

Dr. Josiane Fahed-Sreih is a full time Associate Professor of Management in the School of Business at the Lebanese American University.  She is the founder and currently the Director of the Institute of Family and Entrepreneurial Business at the Lebanese American University. She is also Assistant Dean at the School. She holds a Ph.D from the Sorbonne University and is a fellow member of the Family Firm Institute, USA. She holds the responsibility of the Middle East Coordinator for the Family Firm Institute, USA. She is a Family Wealth and a Family Business Consultant. She is the winner of the 2007 International Award from the Family Firm Institute in the US, in recognition for outstanding achievement in furthering the understanding of family business issues that occur between two or more countries. She participated and organized international conferences, workshops and seminars.  She has presented in major conferences locally and internationally and consulted on management issues in many countries and specially the Middle East:  Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Jordan, Qatar, Kuwait, Syria, Bahrain, Oman, France, Cyprus and Lebanon. She currently sits on five boards of directors as a shareholder, two as a Chairman of the board, and one as an independent director in the private sector; she is also involved as an advisor on boards of community service organizations.


Josiane is taking "A Step towards Equality" by participating in the Fireside talk “Family Business: A Barrier or An opportunity for women” . Book your seat to the conference now!


Family Business constitutes more than 85% of the private sector and contribute to more than 80% of the Lebanese National GDP (IFC, 2016). The succession process represents one of the most critical events in the family business life-cycle.
Most companies prefer to maintain the business within their families, even at the expense of growth. This challenge is also faced within siblings of different gender in order to maintain the business not only within the family but within the same family name. The talk will tackle: 1) the challenges women are facing to prove to their families their capacities to lead the business 2) The key measures and reforms to be taken for a fair succession planning 3) How to embed the right corporate governance for a fair allocation of responsibilities to the women of the second generation.

By WE Initiative