American Univesity of Beirut

 Youssef El Zein

Mr. El Zein is the managing partner of Pillar Invest Corporation, a Beirut-based company that he founded, and is the general partner of a family of funds investing in cutting edge biotechnology companies since 2011. Mr. El Zein served on the board of directors of Idera Pharmaceuticals Corporation, a publicly traded portfolio company of Pillar until October 2017. He established the Pillar Genomics Institute of Precision Medicine at the AUB Medical Center, which will link advanced research and next-generation sequencing from the laboratory to the patient’s bedside. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the American University of Beirut in 1970 and a post-graduate degree in economics from St. Catherine’s College, Oxford University in 1973.​

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