Here is another outstanding national proving the potential Lebanese students have if they had the opportunity!
Simon Abboud is a Lebanese architect and entrepreneur and says he is passionate about “innovation, tech, and cities.”
He graduated with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Architecture from the Lebanese American University, one of Lebanon’s top 8 universities.
He then attained a Master’s in Real Estate Development (MERD) in 2019 from the IE School of Architecture and Design, one of the most prominent schools in Spain.
He’s currently working as a Ventures Analyst for the Real Estate & Construction program at Plug and Play, an innovation platform headquartered in Silicon Valley, with 25 locations globally.
Simon was just nominated to win the 2020 EPIC Awards. EPIC is an initiative launched by the Global Alumni Relations department that aims to share the stories of IE University’s exceptional alumni to inspire their community.
EPIC – “Extraordinary People Inspiring the IE Community”
He will be one of 5 winners selected across the 5 categories of EPIC: Business Impact, Creators, Human Success, Women Inspiring Women, and Young & Ambitious Minds.
He was chosen among the top 3 finalists out of 66,000 IE alumni around the world in the “Young & Ambitious Minds” category.
“Thank you to everyone who believed in me and pushed me to become the passionate and entrepreneurial individual I am today,” Simon wrote on Instagram.
“Be committed, positive, and passionate in everything you undertake,” he advises young people starting their careers. “Train yourself in becoming curious, and involved in initiatives covering topics outside your comfort zone.”
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