American Univesity of Beirut

Faculty Management Essentials Program

Dr. Alain Daou on Management (OSB), Academic Coordinator. Before joining academia, Alain worked for 10 years with several not-for-profit organizations as project manager, country manager, in house advisor and consultant in Canada, Central America, Middle East and Africa. Upon completing his PhD at Laval University in Canada (2014), he moved to the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven) in Belgium to complete a post-doctoral research project on social entrepreneurship. Through his research, Alain tries to understand how certain types of enterprises such as social enterprises, not-for-profit and small and medium businesses innovate, scale up and have a positive social and economic impact on stakeholders and society as a whole. Program Suggested Faculty 

Dr. Johanne Brunet on Marketing (HEC) is full-time Professor of marketing at the department of marketing at HEC Montréal. She teaches executives, EMBA and MBA students. She is co-director of the Catalytic Mindset of the EMBA McGill –HEC Montreal. Her research interests lie in creativity and innovation, international marketing and cultural industries as well as performance measurement and indicators. She obtained her Ph.D. degree from the University of Warwick, UK. Before joining HEC Montréal, Professor Brunet worked in the media industry for organizations such as the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and TV5 Americas. Professor Brunet sits on many boards of directors, such as the SAQ (Société des alcools du Québec), the SHDM (Société d'habitation et de développement de Montréal), Liquid Nutrition, Le devoir and the Théâtre du Rideau vert. She is a member of the International Advisory Board at Regents' University in London. She also served on the Board of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. In 1999, Professor Brunet received the Action femmes d'affaires award from the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal. She was a finalist for the competition of Business Professor of the Year in 2013 for the prestigious publication The Economist. Professor Brunet has given many professional seminars in International Executive Education programs to several organizations in Canada, Europe, China and North Africa. 

Mr. Patrick Dubé on Human Resources (HEC) joined the Department of Human Resources Management of HEC Montréal in June 2015 as a full-time lecturer. He teaches mainly in the BBA and Graduate Diploma program in Montreal and internationally. He is also the coach of the Commercial Games Team (HR) and a member of the Board of Directors of AEHEC. Prior to joining HEC on a full-time basis, he was Director of Human Resources and Director of Operations for Brossard Tool Rental (LOU-TEC). Previously, he spent seven years in the human resources department at Lakeshore Hospital, which became the West Island HSSC. There, he was a generalist HR professional before becoming the Director of the department for four years. Prior to working in the health sector, Patrick worked in different organizations, always in a role of human resources manager. Since 2004, he has been a lecturer at HEC Montréal where he taught various courses on personnel management, management and human resources management, as well as mobilization. Patrick Dube has developed skills and a solid expertise in staffing, working relationships, coaching managers, conflict management, organizational development (mainly in support of managers), management change and strategy development, human and organizational resources. He is known for his dynamism, efficiency and strong leadership. Patrick Dube holds a master's degree in human resources management from HEC Montréal, a bachelor's degree in psychology and a certificate in administration from UQTR. He is also a member of the Quebec CHRP (Certified Human Resources Professional). 

Dr. Wassim Dbouk on Finance (OSB), Academic Director. Dr. Dbouk  joined AUB in year 2007 as an assistant professor of finance. Along his journey with AUB he developed expertize in research, teaching, and service.  His research focuses on the fields of equity, fixed income investments and banking. He published in reputable journals, such as "Journal of Futures Markets", “The European Journal of Finance", “International Review of Financial Analysis", and “Research in International Business and Finance". His papers rely on advanced quantitative skills and forecasting techniques and delve into the financial markets of the Arab world as well as the US financial markets.  His teaching interests vary across a wide spectrum of courses and programs. He has been teaching at the undergraduate, graduate, and executive levels. His main teaching interests evolve around corporate finance, valuation, financial modeling, and commercial bank management courses. Also, he has been involved in external education where he gave many workshops to executives from Lebanon and the Arab world. Dr. Dbouk served as a founding director to the Master's of Finance program at OSB. More recently, Dr.  Dbouk has been instrumental in designing and launching the Investment Management Program at AUB. Currently,  he serves as the director of the program. 

Dr. Victor Araman on Operations (OSB) is an Associate Professor of Decision Science at the Olayan School of Business (OSB), at AUB. He was formerly a full-time faculty at the Stern school of Business, NYU. He is still affiliated with NYU as an associate adjunct professor. He was also a visiting professor at INSEAD in 2006-2007 and again in 2016-2017. He received his Engineering degree from Ecole Centrale in France, and his MS and PhD degrees in Operations Research from Stanford University. His research interest is broadly on stochastic modelling and control, with focus on dynamic pricing, resource allocation, demand learning and consumer behavior.  He has been teaching courses on operations management, supply chain management, decision models and pricing and revenue optimization in the full-time MBA, Executive MBA and undergraduate programs. He received the AUB Teaching Excellence Award in 2014. Professor Araman has an intensive professional experience. He previously worked with Altera Corporation in San Jose, California as an operations strategist, and McKinsey & Company in Paris. He has consulted and advised many companies in the Silicon Valley area and in the region. Recently, he has been involved with and advising few tech oriented startups in the UK and the MENA region. 

Mr. Luc Bélanger-Martin on Strategy (HEC) has been teaching at HEC Montreal since 1993 in bachelor, certificates, M.Sc. and MBA programs. He is a graduate of HEC Montréal in Management Sciences. He was first a consultant in management and strategic planning with companies working mainly in information technology. He then managed several businesses in fields as varied as multimedia, advertising and insurance. He is now devoted to teaching. He works with companies from different sectors. His interventions touch on management, strategy and change, putting at the heart of reflection the organization's performance improvement. In addition, the understanding of management responsibilities in change is the other dimension of his interventions. He has been with the Mouvement Desjardins since 2006 and has accompanied more than 200 Cases in the change of culture facing the Movement. In addition, he has acted in the health sector by helping several CSSSs, within several CRDI-TED (intellectual disability), Youth Centre, in addition to university hospitals. This diversity of sectors allowed him to develop an intimate knowledge of health issues in Quebec.

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