Summary

Well-versed in global football with strong ties to Asian football organising bodies and major brands in Asia and the Middle East.

International experience in the United States, United Kingdom, Malaysia, Lebanon, Qatar, Bahrain.

Fluent in English and Arabic, advanced French.

Football Industries MBA at the University of Liverpool.

Work History

Work History

Internship/ Work Based Project

Lagardère Sports - Dallas
Jul 2015 - Sep 2015

Developed a football specific strategy for the consulting arm of one of the fastest growing sport agencies in the US as part of the work based project for the University of Liverpool Football Industries MBA. Consequently, I was tasked to:

  • Conduct market research, segmentation analysis, as well as proposal and sponsorship evaluations for clients.
  • Design and execute high-impact presentations used by senior management during client visits.
  • Collaborate with team members to successfully manage partnership activations across various touch points.

Director of the President's Office, Asian Football Confederation

Asian Football Confederation - Bahrain
2014 - 2015

Established the office in Bahrain and managed a team of 9 to support the AFC President in his responsibilities as legal representative of the Asian Football Confederation.

  • Informed the President of daily office activities, and liaised with AFC house in Kuala Lumpur on all issues, including the implementation and follow-up of decisions.
  • Corresponded with AFC committees and staff, FIFA, political bodies and other organizations and football confederations.
  • Formed powerful bonds with industry figures and leading decision makers.

Corporate & Syndicated Loans Officer

Qatar National Bank - doha
2011 - 2013

Served on team of 6 processing~ 90 requests and financial transactions per day (loans, money market deals, letters of credit/guarantee, lines of credit, and trade financing facilities) and conducting all account maintenance for corporate clients and government accounts.

  • Minimized human error by initiating collaboration with IT to automate processing.
  • Reduced processing time by up to 87% and bolstered accountability through process redesign.




Credit Officer

IBL Bank SAL - beirut
2010 - 2011

Managed a large portfolio of corporate banking clients, assessed risk of credit/lending to clients and potential clients, prepared credit reports based on financial statements and cash flow analyses, and promoted bank's services and cross-services.

  • Earned promotion from intern in recognition of independent cash flow analysis, reassessment of client request for risky loan extension. Grew portfolio of clients from 50 to 120, each with portfolios between $20K to $1 million.
  • Overhauled outdated credit files by initiating reassessment process, meeting with clients, and pushing superiors to speed assessment process, achieving 80% renewal rate.

Education

Education

Football Industries M.B.A

University of Liverpool
2015
  • Completed with merit grade.
  • Elected as MBA student representative.
  • Work Based Project (detailed above) conducted voluntarily without reimbursement.

Bachelor of Business Administration 

University of Balamand
2010
  • Cumulative grade average: 82% — Consistently ranked among top students in all classes while taking on large amount of credits per semester.
  • Senior Graduation Project: 90% — Led team to design portfolio made up of MENA region companies, overcoming numerous challenges relating to information availability and accuracy.
    • Earned highest grade in final year project.

Skills

Skills
Asian football

Thorough understanding of football in Asia, specifically in the Middle East, with established relationships with key decision makers in the sport and businesses involved in it.

European Football

In-depth knowledge of the legal structure and business dealings and trends of football in Europe.

English, Arabic, and french - presentation skills

Excellent verbal and written communication skills in the above stated languages allowing for ease in communication during meetings and visits.

Nielsen Scarborough & Simmons oneview

Retrieve, analyze and present survey data to increase consumer insights.

Desktop & mobile operating systems

Ease of use and handling of Microsoft, Google, and Apple operating systems.

Microsoft office

Advanced Excel and Powerpoint skills help me turn large amounts of data into concise and relevant information to act on in well designed and executed presentations. 

Social media

Active on all Social Media platforms.

Finance and Project management

Passed CFA Level 1 and PMP course.