Meet the 12 finalists of the Brilliant Lebanese Awards 2017

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Introduction

Launched in 2012 by BLC Bank, the Brilliant Lebanese Awards (BLA) is the first Lebanese banking awards in Lebanon. The recipients of these awards are entrepreneurs who showed great dedication to their businesses and achieved excellence in their fields. The Bank offers the recipients of the awards recognition & exposure, learning & development, reassessment, coaching & mentoring, and financial reward. There are three awards in this competition: Business of the Year Award, Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and People’s Choice Award. 2017 celebrates the 6th edition of the Brilliant Lebanese Awards.

David Frem

Company Description:

Frem Automotive

is the leading Lebanese company that specializes in car design and manufacturing.

Entrepreneur Biography:

David Frem is an automotive engineer and the ambitious founder of Frem Automotive. Frem recently launched the first ever

car that is made in Lebanon

. Vote for him

here

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Carolina Chammas

Company Description:AURA Headpieces

is an international hair accessories brand. The products, which are handmade, are available in stores around the world.

Entrepreneur Biography:

Carolina Chammas holds a Master’s Degree in Fashion Marketing from the Istituto Marangoni Italian fashion school in London.She launched her own brand in 2012. Vote for her

here

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Mohamad Ali Beydoun

Company Description:

L’ART-QUI-TECTE is a consultancy firm that provides services in architecture, integrated communication, and branding in Lebanon, Dubai & London.

Entrepreneur Biography:

Mohamad Beydoun is a Lebanese entrepreneur that founded L’ART-QUI-TECTE in 2012. In 2016, he launched his greatest project, Lebanon 2040. The latter is a nonprofit organization that aims at developing Lebanon by creating a sustainable environment in the city. Vote for him

here

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Lamice Joujou

Company Description:Dent De Lait Eco Children’s and Family Center

is a child and family-centered, learning, and entertainment space. The aim of this center is to raise awareness for the children and their families about the environment and global citizenship.

Entrepreneur Biography:

Lamice is the CEO of

Dent De Lait Eco children’s & Family Center

which was founded in 1997. She received her BA degree in psychology from the American University of Beirut and her Master’s Degree from the University of Saint Joseph. Vote for her

here

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Claudine Mohbat

Company Description:Les Ateliers de Rififi

specializes in the creation of luxury children’s occasion wear such as flower girls, bridesmaid, page boys, prom, baptism, or first communion.

Entrepreneur Biography:

Claudine Mohbat obtained a Master’s Degree in Germanic Languages from Université La Sorbonne in Paris. When she had a hard time finding nice clothes for her children, she started to design kids’ clothes. Her creations had big success in her community, so she decided to start her own brand. Vote for her

here

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Georges El Aily

Company Description:Spectronite

activity revolves around designing and producing high-capacity, long-range Microwave systems for providing carrier-grade point-to-point IP connectivity.

Entrepreneur Biography:

Georges El Aily is a telecommunications specialist. In 2014, he co-founded Spectronite which specializes in designing and manufacturing advanced Microwave systems. He is currently working with KLEOS on creating the most advanced 4G+ base station with the aim of leading the company into the era of 5G. Vote for him

here

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Sabine Mazloum

Company Description:

The 

Sabine Mazloum

boutique specializes in handmade jewelry, fine pearls, and exclusive stones. The store also crafts custom designs.

Entrepreneur Biography:

Sabine Mazloum’s family is specialized in high-end jewelry. She studied fashion in London and received a lot of training in the study of pearls and rare stones which makes her an expert in her field. Sabine was named Ambassador of pearls to the Middle East since she is the first wholesaler of pearls in the region. Vote for her

here

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Nivine Bachir

Company Description:

The dietitian Nivine Bachir founded

Appelite

in 2015. It hosts a clinic and a head kitchen. The latter serves meals for the clinic’s patients with special dietary requirements.

Entrepreneur Biography:

Nivine Bachir is a clinical dietitian, a weight management specialist, and a licensed dietitian in the Lebanese Ministry of Health. She graduated from AUB in 2013 with a Master’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. She has developed diet products including her own diet chocolate based on maltitol sugar which is suitable for diabetics. Vote for her

here

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Nada Ghazal

Company Description:

Nada G™ is a brand that creates timeless fine jewelry pieces that are tailor-made.

Entrepreneur Biography:

Nada’s professional experience in advertising agencies enabled her to be able to build her own brand successfully. At the age of 30, Nada weaved her first jewelry pieces with 18k gold string and precious stones. The success of her first collection was followed by the establishment of her brand Nada G™ and the opening of her first boutique and workshop. Vote for her 

here

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Mohamad Watfa

Company Description:

The International School of Innovation (ISI) combines education with technology to deliver a curriculum that fosters innovation and creativity. The company aims at using technology such as augmented reality to change the educational system locally and internationally.

Entrepreneur Biography:

Dr. Mohamed Khalil Watfa is the founder and the main principal at the International School of Innovation (ISI). His background in technology and education helped him to initiate ISI. Vote for him

here

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Priscilla Elora Sharuk

Company Description:

The

Myki

Password Manager & Authenticator is an offline password manager which allows its users to safely and quickly access their online accounts through the use of their fingerprints.

Entrepreneur Biography:

Priscilla Elora Sharuk is the Co-Founder & COO of the Cyber Security Startup Myki. She has worked with more than 100 startups in the past year alone. Her company collaborates with numerous programs including accelerators, and the American University of Beirut’s Center for Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship. In fact, Priscilla was named “Top 7 Female Entrepreneurs in MENA for 2017” by Forbes. Vote for her

here

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Lebnan Nader

Company Description:

Game Cooks

is a premier game development and publishing studio. It aims at creating high-quality games of all types.

Entrepreneur Biography:

Lebnan Nader has an extensive experience in advertising and design. His professional background and his love for video games helped him kick off his career in the gaming industry. In 2016, he launched

VINDICTA

which is the first PC VR title to come out of the Middle East. Vote for him

here

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