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CodeBrave Lebanon Team (A-Z)

Ali Mezher, a CodeBrave coding & robotics trainer
Ali Mezher
Coding & Robotics Trainer

Ali is a patented inventor with a passion for tinkering. He is a Mechatronics Engineering student at LAU and has been a Robotics instructor for 2 years.

Carolina, HR & Accounting Officer
Carolina Abou Tarieh
HR & Accounting Officer

Carolina is in charge of finding and attracting talents, and day-to-day accounting operations. She has a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management from the UoB and holds a Master’s in Human Resources Management from Lebanese American University.

Clementine Brown, CodeBrave's co-founder
Clementine Brown
Director and Co-Founder

Clementine co-founded CodeBrave in 2018 and now directs CodeBrave and CodeBrave Tutors, our affiliated social enterprise (codebravetutors.org). Prior to founding CodeBrave, Clementine was a data analyst including for the UN. She has a M.A. in Arabic & Persian from Oxford University.

Eliana Sleiman, a CodeBrave coding & robotics trainer - CodeBrave Tutors - CodeBrave's 2021 Impact Report
Eliana Sleiman
STEM Education Manager

Eliana combines her BE in Mechanical Engineering with a MA in Educational Psychology (both AUB), embodying CodeBrave’s joint expertises! She has 10 years experience teaching children.

Faten, a CodeBrave Lebanon coding and robotics trainer
Faten Fayad
Coding & Robotics Trainer

Faten holds a Masters in Science in Petroleum Engineering from the Lebanese International University and has been tutoring for the past 2 years. She’s interested in sustainability, and Artificial Intelligence and passionate about music!

Fatima, a CodeBrave Lebanon coding and robotics trainer
Fatima Al Shehimi
Coding & Robotics Trainer

Fatima holds a Masters in Computer Science (focusing on BioInformatics) and a Teaching Diploma from the e Lebanese International University. Teaching is her passion!

Gracia Soued, CodeBrave's Head of Communications
Gracia Soued
HEAD OF COMMUNICATIONS

Gracia has 10 years of experience in marketing, digital communications and events in the tech entrepreneurship and Oil & Gas sectors. She has a M.A. in Marketing & Communications from ESA Business School and ESCP Europe.

Hana Bechara, CodeBrave's project manager
Hana Bechara
Senior Project Manager

Hana manages CodeBrave’s projects in Lebanon and trains our teachers on Child Psychology. She has a background working with children from deeply traumatic backgrounds both as an operations coordinator and therapist. She has a degree in Psychology from American University of Beirut and holds a Masters in Project Management from the University of Salford. 

Marwa, a CodeBrave Lebanon coding and robotics trainer
Marwa Al Shahal
Coding & Robotics Trainer

Marwa is a passionate educator, has a Master 1 degree in pure Mathematics and an approximate of three years teaching experience. She is Certified Web developer from flatiron school.

May Gharib, a CodeBrave Lebanon coding and robotics trainer
May Gharib
Coding & Robotics Trainer

May is an Architect and Socio-Urban Anthropologist with degrees from the Lebanese University. She has been teaching coding to children for over 3 years and is passionate about astronomy and space!

Razan Ali Hussein, CodeBrave Lebanon's lead robotics trainer
Razan Ali Hussein
Coding & Robotics Trainer

Razan teaches coding through interactive craft-based robotics. She is full-stack web developer by training, with a degree from LIU.

Hani Janzi, a CodeBrave Lebanon coding and robotics trainer
Hani Janzi
Coding & Robotics Trainer

Hani is a self-taught full stack web developer. He has taught kids of all ages from Scratch to Web Development. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Physics at Beirut Arab University (BAU).

Jawad Kaisania, a CodeBrave Lebanon coding & robotics trainer
Jawad Kaisania
Coding & Robotics Trainer

Jawad has been teaching programming to children and adults for over 3 years and is currently doing his Masters in Computer Science at AUB, with a particular focus on machine learning and its applications in the medical field.

Kareem Tayara, CodeBrave's strategy & modeling volunteer
Kareem Tayara
Strategy & Modelling Volunteer

Kareem works as an independent consultant for an emerging market investment company. His background is in financial marketing, venture capital and strategy consulting. He has a degree in English Literature (Durham).

Lebanon Board

Fadi Bizri, a CodeBrave Lebanon advisor
Fadi Bizri
Advisory Board Member

Fadi co-founded and co-leads SE Factory, a leading skills-training-for-jobs academy in Lebanon. SEF provides intensive coding bootcamps for low-income youth, helping them train on the necessary practical programming skills as well as soft skills that are required by the job market. Fadi is also a Partner at B&Y Venture Partners, a $46M venture capital fund based in Beirut, investing in high-potential technology startups, with a global mandate. Fadi co-founded and managed two of Lebanon’s first tech accelerators and has over 11 years experience in entrepreneurship ecosystems. Fadi is a mentor and board member at a number of startups and regularly advises on innovation policy.

Mounir Mouawad, a CodeBrave Lebanon advisor
Mounir Mouawad
Advisory Board Member

As VP of Payments and Emerging Products since August 2021, Mounir is responsible for scoping and delivering new products and leading the teams required to deliver them. Mounir joined Fidel API from Google, where he oversaw the product strategy and European operations for Google Pay. Mounir led the launch of Google Pay across 20 markets and frequently served as an advisor to regulators on open banking. Mounir holds a computer engineering degree from the American University of Beirut and an MBA from the London Business School.

Sandy Fahed, CodeBrave Advisor
Sandy Fahed
Board Member

Sandy has substantive cross-sectoral experience in innovation and strategic management, capacity and entrepreneurship development, and community and partnership building both in the MENA region and further afield. She has contributed to the development of international and non-profit organizational learning programs as well as social innovation and youth-led community initiatives. Sandy holds a bachelor’s in Business Administration with an emphasis on Human Resource Management from Haigazian University, and a Master’s of Science in Entrepreneurship and Innovation from the University of Sussex, a degree she obtained while studying in the UK as a Chevening Scholar. Sandy is currently a consultant at Beyond Group where she catalyzes initiatives for meaningful change across all three practices.

Simona Helal, CodeBrave Lebanon Board Member
Simona Helal
Board Member

Simona is an experienced financial analyst and controller with a background in business administration, ad-hoc reporting and cost allocation. She has contributed to the development of local NGOs, including as the current President of Tripoli Rugby League Federation Club. Simona holds a BA in Auditing & Accounting from University of Balamand, a MSc in Financial Risk Management from Notre Dame University Louaize, and is currently pursuing the ACCA Certification. Simona is currently a Financial Controller at TotalEnergies EP.

Stephen Hall, a CodeBrave Board Member
Stephen Hall
Board Member

Stephen is a Partner with McKinsey and Company’s Middle East office. Most of his work is with governments and donors on addressing social sector topics, with a particular focus on education and public health. Originally from the UK, he has lived in Lebanon for over a decade. Stephen holds degrees in Middle Eastern studies from Cambridge and in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School.

Zalfa Nassar, CodeBrave Lebanon Board Member
Zalfa Nassar
Board Member

Zalfa is the senior partner at Serhal Nassar &Co. based in Beirut and Dubai with more than 50 years in activity. Before that, she was a senior auditor at Ernst & Young in Beirut. In the academic track, Zalfa also was an audit and financial accounting courses lecturer at AUB in 1996.

Zalfa holds several international certifications including US CPA, US CBA, US CIA and US CMA in addition to the Lebanese CPA. She also is an active member in the Information systems audit and control association and international federation of francophone accountants. Zalfa attained an M.B.A from the American University of Beirut (AUB) (1993), and a B.A. in Business and accounting from AUB as well (1991).

CodeBrave Foundation Team

Steven Wilbur, CodeBrave's co-founder
Steven Wilbur
Co-Founder & US Donor Relations

Steven leads on CodeBrave’s Education and Psychology approach. He is a former teacher and an expert in child psychology with eight years of experience and degrees in Educational Psychology (Washington) and Math (N. Texas).

Tatiana Woodhouse, CodeBrave Foundation Executive Director
Tatiana Woodhouse
Executive Director

Tatiana has a background in project management and child protection in the humanitarian sector, with three years experience in Lebanon. She has degrees in Ancient and Modern History (Oxford) and Human Rights and Humanitarian Action (Sciences-Po PSIA).

CodeBrave Foundation Board of Trustees

Amanda Ogilvie
Amanda Ogilvie
UK Board Member

Amanda is a solicitor qualified in both English and Scots law. She is Legal, Risk and Compliance Counsel at Action Against Hunger UK. Amanda has experience working as a specialist charities lawyer at DLA Piper and Bates Wells. She has also worked at a senior level in risk and compliance at Plan International, including work in Asia, Africa and the Americas. Amanda has extensive experience of advising charities on a wide range of legal, risk, compliance and governance matters with a particular focus on international humanitarian organisations.

Bilal Skaf-Halaby
UK Board Member

Bilal is a Strategy and Operations Manager at Google, focusing on a variety of topics including video ads and privacy products.Prior to Google, Bilal was working at Nuance Communication, an international leader in speech recognition technologies. At Nuance, Bilal was part of the product team that built the speech recognition engine that powered the early versions of Apple’s virtual assistant, Siri. Throughout his career, Bilal has covered multiple roles within the tech industry ranging from product engineering to consulting and business development. Bilal holds a B.E. in Electrical Engineering from McGill university in Canada, and a MBA from INSEAD business school in France.

Martin Brown, CodeBrave Foundation's secretary
Martin Brown
Secretary

Martin Brown has a 50 year career in the financial services industry, initially as a stockbroker and investment fund manager with Henderson and Clerical Medical International, where he specialized in offshore funds for international investors in Luxemberg and Guernsey. He later moved into the media and creative services sector of the financial services industry. He has been the Treasurer of an education charity in the UK for five years.

Olivia Peacock, a CodeBrave Foundation Board Member
Olivia Peacock
UK Board Member

Olivia is a Senior Analyst at Finance Earth and works across a range of natural capital investment advisory projects.

Previously, Olivia worked in audit and advisory. Olivia worked in Deloitte’s Private Markets division, providing audit and advisory services to private equity backed businesses. Olivia subsequently joined PKF Littlejohn’s Not For Profit team, providing audit services for Institutional Donors, namely on EU and UN grants. 

Olivia is a qualified Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants for England and Wales and holds an MA (Oxon) in Modern Languages (French and Spanish) from the University of Oxford.

Robert Milburn, a CodeBrave Foundation board member
Robert Milburn
UK Board Chairman

Robert was a senior audit partner with PwC, specialising in the retail and consumer, leisure and real estate sectors, until his retirement in 2014.

He is currently a member of the audit and risk committee at the care sector charity Marie Curie, the Valuation Office Agency (an executive agency of HMRC), The National Archives and Canal and River Trust. He is also a governor, trustee and Chair of the Finance Committee at Lady Eleanor Holles School in Hampton.

Robert is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and holds an MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University.”

Sheetal Vyas, a CodeBrave Foundation Board Member
Sheetal Vyas
UK Board Member

Sheetal Vyas is the Director of PwC’s Disruption practice which focuses on how emerging technologies and global megatrends collide to disrupt both business and society.

She is a strategy consultant with over 20 years’ experience working in both the private and public sectors for PwC in the UK and across Asia and Africa. Her experiences includes working in venture capital with technology start-ups and delivering innovation and entrepreneurship programmes. She is a qualified chartered accountant.”

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