Asmahan Zein (InfoFort)

Monday, May 22, 2017, 4:00 – 6:30 PM UTC

After 27 years with Aramex, Asmahan started her own company InfoFort. In addition, she is the President of Lebanese League of Women in Business, Vice Chair of Ruwwad Altanmiya, Vice Chair of Amideast Advisory Board Lebanon, member of the Steering Committee of UNGCL & member of the American Chamber of Commerce.

About this event

Speaker: Asmahan Zein

Company: InfoFort

Role: Founder

Bio: Almost 46 years of experience in all kinds of services, from Airlines to Hotel Management Transportation & Logistics (27 years with Aramex), started a new company in 2014 Crypta sal that signed for the franchise of (InfoFort LLC) – at the same time still handling the CSR projects of Aramex.

Through those long years went through different kinds of jobs:

1. From an Airline Executive to Hotel Management; where I managed a hotel in Abidjan/Ivory Coast (Grand Hotel)

2. While with Aramex took different jobs, Country Manager for Lebanon, was given the reengineering project for both UK and France stations, then back to Lebanon and again was sent on a project to open West Africa offices.

Attended the following trainings:

Planning/Auditing/Leading & Motivating/Leadership/Developing high performance Managers/Marketing & sales /Team Building/Mentoring/Computer Skills/Customer Service /Quality & Standards /Management Development Training and many others

Now, in addition to being Partner/General Manager of InfoFort Lebanon:

• President of LLWB (Lebanese League of Women in Business)

• Vice Chair of Amideast Advisory Board (Lebanon)

• Vice Chair of Ruwwad Altanmiya in Tripoli

• Member of the Steering Committee of UNGCL (United Nations Global Compact)

• Member of the American Chamber of Commerce - AMCHAM - Chapter Lebanon

• Through the years and personally did participate in major social activities, in addition to different CSR projects (under Aramex/InfoFort)

• 2007 was chosen by the State Department among other 5 Lebanese Business Women to participate in two Conferences 1st one held in Amman and the Major one in Washington D.C. , under the title (Women Business Leaders’ Summit)

Succeeded in surviving very tough years of civil war, managed to operate almost normally, most importantly we ran a Company with vision, transparency, flat culture and team concept. We use state of the art technology and the best standards and quality in transportation, in addition to information security.

I ceaselessly work to increase my network especially with professionals that seek to work for their community, and share the same culture and passion.

Never miss a chance to be among any group that is working to make the change in the community and for the good of the country.

A mother of two successful children, and a grand mother of two wonderful and exceptional grandchildren.

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Event schedule:

6:00-7:00: Networking & food!

7:00-8:00: Fireside chat with Asma

8:00-9:00: Networking

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4:00 PMNetworking and Food
5:00 PMFireside Chat
6:00 PMNetworking