This is a significance period of expansion for the Office of Regional External Programs (REP). Our consulting and technical services now span 15 countries throughout the region with an average of 50 projects managed per year. We are working with governments, institutions of higher education, medical centers, multinational corporations, and international organizations in an effort to elevate the standards of education, medicine, and business sectors throughout the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The Office of REP has been involved over the past three decades in extending consulting services and/or assuming management roles for over 20 higher education initiatives within the region in countries including Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, UAE, etc.
REP provides the American University of Beirut (AUB) with a unique ability to offer consulting services; a service that distinguishes AUB from other outstanding educational institutions in the region with a pool of over 1,000 consultants. We utilize the entire scope of expertise available at AUB to provide the highest level of consulting and technical services to all our clients. Thanks to a strong commitment to provide the highest level of service, we have adopted international evaluation standards using key performance indicators to ensure that our strategy is moving in the right direction. As a result we excel at providing professional consulting services throughout the region and are setting the pace for future endeavors. The road ahead is based on a strategy that encompasses market intelligence, maximizes human and material resources, and builds REP as a premier brand in training, consulting, and management services.
We look forward to exploring new territories and venues of cooperation while continuing to offer outstanding performance and dedicated services. We promise to plan strategically, work diligently, and execute efficiently conscientiously to help our clients overcome all their challenges with confidence. It is a promise we will spare no effort to keep. We move ahead with the mindset that the bigger and more extraordinary the challenge, the greater the opportunity for innovation. Within this report we invite you to learn more about our people, projects, and strategies that can help make REP your partner in all consulting and technical service needs.
Hassan B. Diab, PhD
Vice President for Regional External Programs